Databazaar Media Ventures Sued by SanGin Entertainment

BEVERLY HILLS, CA, Feb 23, 2013 (Washington Bangla Radio): SanGin Entertainment (SanGin), a company that distributes Indian language film titles in territories outside India, filed a complaint in California Superior Court on Feburary 19, 2013 against Databazaar Media Ventures, LLC (DMV). In the complaint, SanGin alleged that it entered into an agreement with SanGin to become its exclusive distributor for motion picture titles produced or purchased by DMV throughout the United States and Canada.  In violation of the agreement, the complaint states, DMV began to actively compete with SanGin by distributing the film titles itself. In contravention of the agreement, DMV describes itself to producers as follows:

We act as an exclusive gateway for Indian content to North America, combining the latest in digital technologies with the best in traditional methods in a new, fusion distribution model that will maximize North American revenues for you. We are the missing link that ensures the most effective marketing of your Indian films and TV shows.  Once selected by our Film Review Board, our distribution system will ensure that your film or TV show is available in North America in all traditional and digital distribution methods like theatrical screenings, DVD sales, IPTV channels and Web Streaming to PC & Mac. The entire range of potential viewers in North America is covered by this unique and revolutionary distribution channel.

According to its own promotional literature, DMV is a part of the US-headquartered Databazaar Group of companies with businesses in such diverse verticals as ecommerce, technology distribution, software development, outsourcing and entertainment media.   DMV states that Databazaar has a global distribution facility located in Miami, serves customers in 27 countries around the world and the group’s technology products distribution business is a market leader among USA’s computer supplies distributors.  The group’s flagship company Databazaar.com is an Internet Retailer 500 company and ranked as the 5th largest internet retailer in its industry.  Founded in 1999 by current CEO Oney Seal, the group of companies, consisting of Databazaar.com in USA, Databazaar India and Databazaar Hong Kong, has reported its collective income exceeding $75 million (USD).

SanGin is represented by Arnold P. Peter and Marcus J. Lee of the Peter Law Group, a Beverly Hills based entertainment law firm.