Satyam subsidiary gets $25 m animation deal
Nipuna is partnering with 4K Animation Limited, UK for the execution and delivery of these projects, reports HT Correspondent.india Updated: Dec 21, 2006 19:25 IST
Nipuna Services Limited, the business process outsourcing (BPO) subsidiary of Satyami Computer Services, said on Thursday that it has signed a $25 million "edutainment" deal.
Nipuna is partnering with 4K Animation Limited, UK for the execution and delivery of these projects.
The contract is one of the largest ever won by a global BPO service provider in the animation marketplace, Nipuna said in a statement.
Nipuna will work with the 4K Animation team for 18 months on two 'iconic' European animation projects: the third season of "Marvi Hammer Presents National Geographic World," an award-winning, 52-episode TV series, and a movie, also featuring Marvi Hammer. More than 120 Nipuna professionals will produce and deliver animation services for the projects.
The series and movie feature a combination of live action and animation. They include actual studio sets used as animation backgrounds, a furry Computer Graphics creature and 2D-animated characters. Hamburg-based YOUA Edutainment, National Geographic, and German broadcaster ZDF will co-produce the series and movie.