BTV Films was a film production company owned by the Banushen Media Corporation. It was merged into PPE Pictures in 2002.


BTV Films had its roots in 1980 when Vlokozuian film studio Seiko Films had rebranded to Banushen Pictures which is nearly months after Paul Friswell and Tara Matsushita had purchased Seiko, as well as TV station circuit North Tower Broadcasting, inheriting the contracts Seiko had, including its Vlokozuian distribution deal with Carolco Pictures, and its video rights contract with Viva Video, as well as the staff and headquarters, and the distribution rights of international films like Animalympics (which Seiko acquired in 1979). It was one of the major film studios of all time the Vlokozu Union.

Its first films under the Banushen name had go on to become a success, that in 1981, Banushen Media Corporation had to rebrand the North Tower stations as a standard TV channel, being renamed to Banushen Television, which draw success in its first week of broadcasting. The films from the company were distributed on home video by BTV Video, which began operations after Banushen and Viva broke up its home video operations in 1984.

Banushen would continue to provide hit movies, and it tried to enter the kadresatsu market in the mid-1980s. Among the Kadsresatsu films it attempted was WarHood, which was a failure and Battalion: The Beginning, which was a minor success that spawned a success. In 1987, it signed a deal with Toei Co., Ltd. to distribute its films following El TV Kadsre's sale to MCA. It signed a deal with mini-major and independent studios during the lifetime in the 1980s, which increased a success on BTV's bulk catalog.

In 1988, Banushen Pictures was reincorporated to Banushen Films. In late 1989, management at Banushen forced to change it from BTV, and decided to rebrand it to BTV Films, and it was finalized in 1990.

Among the films in the 1990s are critical and commercial success, including a romantic comedy Hearts and Thieves. It gained promise in 1993 when BTV Films is distributing and marketing Neon in the El Kadsreian Islands.

in 1996, when the Matsushita family repurchased El TV Kadsre Television Network from MCA following El TV Kexit, BTV and El TV Kadsre signed relationships, and a quarter of El TV Kadsre's staff was signed onto Banushen, and then two years later, in 1998, BTV Video was folded into El TV Kadsre Home Entertainment.

It gained promise again in 1999, when BTV released The New Chronicles: The Journey Begins which set up the TH2 franchise, which spawned merchandise.

In 2001, Banushen decided they wanted to make PPE Pictures bigger by merging BTV Films into it, and thus it rendered defunct by 2002.[1]Films from the company were distributed by BTV Video and their final films were distributed by El TV Kadsre Home Entertainment.

Distribution rights in the El Kadsreian Islands

  • Crown International Pictures (1980-1992)
  • New World Pictures (1980-1989)
  • New Horizons/Concorde (1984-2002)
  • Columbia Pictures (1985-2002)
  • TriStar Pictures (1985-2002)
  • Carolco Pictures (1980-1995)
  • Trimark Pictures (1989-2001)
  • Cinepix, Inc./CFP Distribution/Cinepix Film Properties/Lions Gate Films (1980-2002)
  • American Cinema Releasing (1980-1982)
  • United Film Distribution Company (1980-1988)
  • Artist Entertainment (1986-1988)
  • Taurus Entertainment (1987-2002)
  • Live Entertainment/Artisan Entertainment (1991-2002)
  • EuropaCorp (2000-2002)
  • Toei (1987-2002)
  • Atlantic Releasing Corporation (1980-1988)
  • Filmdallas Pictures (1985-1989)
  • Triton Pictures (1991-1994)
  • Summit Entertainment (1996-1998)
  • Savoy Pictures (1993-1996)
  • Toei Company, Ltd. (1987-2002)
  • CineTel Films (1985-2002)
  • Manson International (1980-1989)
  • Moviestore Entertainment (1988-1992)
  • J&M Entertainment (1987-2002)
  • Morgan Creek Productions (1988-1991)
  • Embassy Pictures (1980-1986)
  • Nelson Entertainment (1987-1991)
  • Castle Rock Entertainment (1987-1991)



  1. In 2001, Banushen decided they wanted to make PPE Pictures bigger by merging BTV Films into it.
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