Nipuna Services, Satyam's BPO subsidiary, has inked a $25 million animation deal with 4K Animation, a U.K.-based animation and visual effects house, reports INDIA TIMES.
The 18- month contract is for 52 episodes for the third season of MARVI HAMMER PRESENTS NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC WORLD and MARVI HAMMER feature, combining live-action and animation. For the feature, Nipuna will produce animated backgrounds, a furry CG creature and 2D-animated characters.
Hamburg-based YOUA Edutainment, National Geographic and German broadcaster ZDF are co-producing the projects.
In addition to VFX, CG and 2D animation, Chennai-based Nipuna will provide pre-production, production and post-production services. More than 120 artists will work on the projects.