Intertainment has Exclusive Rights to "Rudolph" in German-speaking Europe

Ad-hoc release from BKN International AG is misleading

Munich, 27 September 2000 - Munich-based media group Intertainment AG possesses the entire exploitation rights for the American cartoon film "Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer" and the characters appearing in it for German-speaking Europe. Intertainment feels it is necessary to state this clearly, as the Cologne based company BKN International AG (BKNI) declared in an ad-hoc statement released on 20 September 2000 that, among other titles, it had acquired the rights to Rudolph from the American company GoodTimes Entertainment. However, this is not the case for German-speaking Europe. For this reason, Intertainment immediately demanded a corrective statement from BKNI, which was published accordingly on 26 September 2000.

In addition to its rights to "Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer," Intertainment Animation & Merchandising GmbH, a 100% subsidiary of Intertainment AG, also possesses the film and marketing rights for all of German-speaking Europe for the new cartoon film "Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer and the Island of Misfit Toys." On its completion the second Rudolph movie, which is currently being produced, will be marketed and distributed by Intertainment.

Back in 1999, Intertainment introduced the cult figure Rudolph to the public in Ger-many, Austria and Switzerland. In Germany and Austria, the video became the most sold video of the year already in its first year of market appearance. At Christmas 2000 Rudolph will once again delight children and adults now with more than 90 lin-censed products. Exploitation will exclusively be in the hands of Intertainment and its distribution partners.

Press contact:
Intertainment AG
Bernd M. Zander
tel. +49 (0) 89 216 99-0
fax +49 (0) 89 216 99-11

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