Dreamworks Animation SKG, Inc. creates and exploits branded family entertainment, including animated feature films, television series and specials, live entertainment properties and related consumer products. Segments The company has operations in four business segments: Feature Films, Television Series and Specials, Consumer Products and New Media. Feature Films segment The company produces seven animated feature films intended for theatrical release. In addition, the company has projects in development and production. The company is also using a third-party production company to produce a feature film based on the Captain Underpants book series. Television Series and Specials segment The company also capitalizes on its franchise films and other properties, such as Shrek, Madagascar and Kung Fu Panda, by using the film properties through episodic series and specials. In June 2013, the company entered into a long-term agreement with Netflix, in May 2014 with the German television network Super RTL and, in February 2014, with southern European media company Planeta Junior regarding the production and distribution of existing and future series. The company also has produced half-hour television specials based on its films Shrek, Kung Fu Panda, Madagascar and Monsters vs. Aliens. The company retains all other distribution rights (such as DVD, other home entertainment and consumer product distribution rights) with respect to its television specials and series. Consumer Products segment The company enters into various licensing arrangements with consumer products companies, manufacturers, publishers and retailers in order to design, develop, manufacture, publish and sell various products. The products are based on the company’s franchise films, episodic series, Classic Media, Awesomeness and other properties, and include toys, games, apps, books, apparel and accessories. The company licenses characters from its film properties, episodic series properties and other intellectual properties for use in third-party products and collects royalties from sales of the products. The company has had a licensing arrangement with Royal Caribbean International allowing them to incorporate its characters into live shows and other entertainment on certain of their cruise ships. New Media segment The New Media business consists primarily of AwesomenessTV (ATV), along with certain related businesses. The company acquired all of the outstanding equity interests in ATV in 2013. ATV engages in the production and distribution of content across various channels, including theatrical, home entertainment, television and online video-on-demand, and the exploitation of ancillary products and services, including marketing and consumer products. In 2014, the company entered into an agreement with an affiliate of the Hearst Corporation (Hearst) whereby Hearst acquired a 25% equity interest in a newly formed joint venture (ATV Joint Venture) conducting the ATV business. Other The Other segment consists of its live performances business and other ancillary businesses. Joint Ventures and Investments The company also enters into joint ventures or makes investments in various family entertainment and other entertainment-oriented businesses. Chinese Joint Venture: In 2013, the company formed a Chinese joint venture, Oriental DreamWorks Holding Limited (ODW or the Chinese Joint Venture) through the execution of a Transaction and Contribution Agreement with its Chinese partners, China Media Capital (Shanghai) Center L.P. (CMC); Shanghai Media Group (SMG); and Shanghai Alliance Investment Co., Ltd. (SAIL). The Chinese Joint Venture would encompass animated and live action motion pictures and television programming, an Internet distribution platform, live shows, theme parks, animation parks, mobile, online, interactive games and related consumer products. The business of the Chinese Joint Venture would be conducted in the People's Republic of China. Hearst/ATV Joint Venture: In December 2014, the company entered into an agreement with an affiliate of Hearst, whereby Hearst acquired a 25% equity interest in the ATV Joint Venture conducting the ATV business. The company and Hearst would work together to support ATV activities to enter into new content channels, broaden its audience and expand its geographic reach. History DreamWorks Animation SKG, Inc. was founded in 1985.
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