BKN International AG - BKN Signs Master Toy Licensee : NON-REG

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BKN International AG
05 February 2008

Press Release
                                                                05 February 2008


                              BKN International AG

                            ("BKN" or the "Company")


       BKN Signs Master Toy Licensee for Zorro - Generation Z(R) Property


BKN announced today that its wholly owned Spanish subsidiary, BKN New Media SL,
has granted a master toy license agreement to Gulliver for its property, Zorro -
Generation Z(R).

As part of the agreement, Gulliver has been granted the right to produce a
variety of products as noted below. Gulliver will have distribution rights
exclusively in Brasil, but manufacturing rights globally allowing BKN to appoint
toy distributors throughout the world. Toy distributors will be able to acquire
product from Gulliver either FOB Hong Kong or FOB China for their local markets.

The license products that will make up the initial line in year one are as
follows:


   •Action figures, all sizes and materials
   •Toy vehicles and accessories
   •Toy weapons and accessories
   •Zorro's(R) motorcycle
   •Zorro's(R) laser
   •Scarlet Whip's car
   •Scarlet Whip's laser

Gulliver has committed to a minimum of 12 SKU's at launch which is expected to
be in the second half of 2008.

BKN has awarded numerous licensees to date in various categories and
territories, and this global master toy agreement will now allow the licensing
and merchandising program to expand significantly in anticipation of the
broadcast in all major markets worldwide beginning in the fall of 2008.

Zorro - Generation Z(R) product will be displayed at various locations, in
preliminary stages at the Nurnberg Toy Fair later this week.

Laura Tapias, Managing Director of BKN New Media SL, states "the response to
this property worldwide has been tremendous with broadcasters and manufacturers
alike. We have signed numerous licensees and now with this mater toy agreement,
expect to truly expand the merchandising program. Broadcasters in such European
markets as Italy, Spain, Russia and Greece, as well as Record TV in Brasil and
Telemundo in the U.S. are all gearing up for a fall 2008 premiere."

Adds Andreas Luis Lavin, Managing Director of Gulliver, "we are very happy to
have received this license and expect to develop and produce a high quality toy
line for global consumption. In Brasil, our domestic market, we expect to do
solid business beginning with Children's Day in October."

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Enquiries:


BKN INTERNATIONAL AG

Allen Bohbot, Chief Executive Officer
Tel: +44 (0) 20 7269 8683
allen.bohbot@bknkids.com

Wayne Mowat, Chief Financial Officer
Tel: +44 (0) 20 7269 8687
wayne.mowat@bknkids.com

Laura Tapias, Managing Director of BKN New Media S.L.
Tel.: +34 93 368 18 00
laura.tapias@bknkids.com

Nicola Andrews, Managing Director of BKN New Media Ltd.
Tel.: +44 (0) 20 7269 8677
nicola.andrews@bknkids.com

Matthew Graham-Clare, Managing Director of BKN Home Entertainment Ltd.
Tel. +44 (0) 20 7269 8678
matthew-graham.clare@bknkids.com

Sascha Ziemann, Finance Manager Germany
Tel: +49 (0) 221 126082 11
sascha.ziemann@bknkids.com

Martina Michels, Investor Relations Manager
Tel: +49 (0) 221 126082 10
martina.michels@bknkids.com

www.bknkids.com


Notes to editors:

About BKN:
BKN International AG is a global animation company engaged in the distribution
and marketing of animated children's television programmes and the marketing of
related consumer products (licensing and merchandising) in all forms. BKN has
worked on numerous successful animation projects.

The Company is currently listed on the General Standard of the Frankfurt Stock
Exchange and is quoted on the AIM Market of the London Stock Exchange plc
("AIM"), it operates all over the world. BKN has successfully negotiated
distribution deals in over 95 countries and territories in the children's
programming market.

The Company's Film Library includes:

- Legend of the Dragon
- Robin Hood
- Kong - The Animated Series
- Zorro: Generation Z(R)
- Kong - King of Atlantis
- Roswell Conspiracies
- Kong II - Return to the Jungle
- Dork Hunters from Outer Space(R)
- A Christmas Carol
- Jungle Book


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