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KOCH Vision Signs Exclusive Home Video

Licensing Deal For Hit Children's TV Show

UK Children’s Hero BRUM Arrives In America On Video September 2003

(Port Washington, New York) - - May 15, 2003 - - KOCH Vision, the home video arm of KOCH Entertainment, announced today that it has entered into an exclusive long-term home video licensing agreement with Ragdoll Entertainment to distribute their hit children’s television series BRUM. KOCH will distribute BRUM exclusively in the US and Canada. Consumers can expect to see BRUM home video products on retail shelves this September.

, from the creators of the Teletubbies, is a live-action comedy for children 3-8 years old that highlights the heroic and hilarious adventures of a super brave action hero who just happens to be a little antique car. The series debuted on the BBC in the U.K. in late 2001, receiving rave reviews and stellar ratings. When introduced, BRUM achieved the highest rating share for its time slot and is watched by over half a million children in the U.K. every week. BRUM premiered in the US in February 2003 on the READY SET LEARN! programming block on Discovery Kids and TLC.Andrew Kerr, VP Marketing and Strategic Alliances for Ragdoll Entertainment in the US comments, "We are very excited to welcome KOCH to the Ragdoll family. KOCH is the perfect partner for BRUM - their distribution expertise and marketing savvy make them the ideal choice for us in this important product category." Michael Rosenberg, President of KOCH Vision/KOCH Entertainment Distribution adds, "KOCH is very excited to have signed a licensing deal with Ragdoll as we continue to expand our line of quality children’s properties. BRUM-mania is catching on with kids across the country and we are thrilled to be the first to release these shows on video in the US."

Based in Stratford-upon-Avon, England, Ragdoll was founded in 1985 by acclaimed children’s television producer Anne Wood. She created the Teletubbies series with Andrew Davenport for the BBC in 1997, and more than one billion children in over 120 territories can currently enjoy the program. In the United States, Teletubbies is broadcast in partnership with PBS. Ragdoll's office for the Americas in New York City is responsible for introducing and managing all of the Ragdoll properties in North and South America.

For more information about Ragdoll Ltd visit their website www.ragdoll.co.uk.

About KOCH Entertainment KOCH Entertainment is the leading and fastest-growing independent music company in the U.S. KOCH's operations encompass record and video labels including KOCH Vision and KOCH Lorber Films, music publishing, as well as distribution companies in the U.S. and Canada. KOCH Entertainment is the market leader among independent labels and distributors in both the U.S. and Canada and its record labels had the largest number of Billboard charting albums among independents in 2002/2003.For more information please contact James Scileppi (516) 484-1000 Ext. 243 or email james.scileppi@kochent.com.

 

  
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