Padmalaya Telefilms was incorporated in 1991 and went public in 2000. Zee Entertainment Enterprises (ZEE) acquired a majority stake in the company in June 2002.
In the year 2000, the Hyderabad-based Padmalaya Telefilms entered into a joint venture with Film Club, US and Anglo American Film Distributors (AAFD), for a 200-part animation series for international audiences on the popular Jataka Tales.
Padmalaya-Zica, a division of the company, is the animation academy with institutes in Mumbai, Hyderabad and Kolkata. The animation academy in Mumbai at Esselworld offers a two-year course in 2D and 3D animation and special effects.
The company has an integrated CineTV media production centre in Hyderabad. On signing a pact with Italian animation house Mondo TV, the company produced four animated TV series and two feature-length films. It also got temporary licensing in India for 1,000 episodes from Mondo TV`s library, a 10-year arrangement valued at $5 million. Apple and the company jointly own a digital media centre.
The registered office of the company is located at Plot No. 138, H. No. 8-3-222/1/23, Madhuranagar, Yusufguda, Hyderabad-500038, Andhra Pradesh.
Business area of the company
The company is an integrated media company operating in the segment of television software, integrated communication group, films and animation.