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Entertainment Rights Plc Creates Home Vid Division

Entertainment Rights plc has announced the creation of their home video company Right Entertainment. Along with its recent US$22.5 million acquisition of Link, Right will enable Entertainment Rights to exploit its properties around the globe in all mediums. In turn, Entertainment Rights has signed an exclusive deal with Universal Pictures Video UK to release its properties on video. As part of the deal, Universal Pictures Visual Programming has licensed the worldwide video rights (excluding the U.K., Ireland, Canada and U.S.) for BARBIE IN THE NUTCRACKER, the beloved doll's first full length CGI feature. "We are delighted to have concluded this arrangement with Universal, they have unrivaled experience in sales and distribution and combined with ER's expertise will make an unstoppable force," said Mike Heap, CEO of Entertainment Rights. "We expect going forward home entertainment will be a major turnover and profit contributor to the ER group." Entertainment Rights holds the licenses to various titles including BASIL BRUSH, CASPER, FELIX THE CAT, CUBEEZ, DR. OTTER and TITCH.

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