Sun NXT movies now available on JioCinema

Chennai-based Sun TV Network, which operates to the most widely watched pay channel in India, has inked a content licensing deal with Reliance Jio, India’s biggest telecom operator. Under the deal, Sun TV’s content — including those that it has purchased digital rights for — will be made available on Jio’s apps. With this, thousands […]

PVR in distribution tie-up with Kumar Mangat’s Panorama Studios

PVR Pictures, the production and distribution arm of India’s largest film exhibition company, said it has signed an agreement Kumar Mangat Pathak and Abhishek Pathak’s Panorama Studios to distribute films across India. Panorama Studios has produced hits like Omkara, Special 26, Drishyam, Singham, Raid and Pyaar Ka Punchnama, since it was founded in 2005. PVR […]

Zee Entertainment to spend heavily on ZEE5, add 4,100 films, 60 webseries

Zee Entertainment Enterprises, the largest Indian broadcasting company, said it plans to raise the number of exclusive movies on its entertainment app ZEE5 to 3,000 as it races to become the No.1 provider of digital content in India. The 3,000 exclusive movies would make the platform one of the biggest, if not the biggest, repository […]

Mumbai’s Famous studio donates 162 rare films to NFAI including Bachhan debut

In one of the biggest film acquisitions in recent times, NFAI has added 162 films to its collection. The entire collection came from Famous Cine Laboratory in Mumbai. NFAI or the National Film Archive of India is aimed at preserving Indian film heritage. “We thank them for depositing these films at NFAI,” said Prakash Magdum, […]

Zee Entertainment takes Bollywood to Mexico with new channel

Zee Entertainment Enterprises entered the Latin American market with the launch of its Spanish-language Bollywood movie channel, Zee Mundo in Mexico and Ecuador. The channel offers Bollywood movies, telenovelas and series. Other countries in the region will be addressed in coming months, the company indicated. ZEE is the first-ever Indian broadcaster to take mainstream channels […]

Anil Ambani group relaunches Bigflix to take on Netflix, Amazon Prime Video

The Anil Ambani Group has relaunched Bigflix, the homegrown competitor to Netflix, with an expanded focus covering regional language content as well as an eye on audiences outside India. The service will have 2000 HD movies in nine Indian languages to start with, the group said. These languages are Hindi, Telugu, Tamil, Punjabi, Malayalam, Gujarati, […]

EROS, Phars Film tie up for Malayalam movie distribution

Film distributor Eros International Media said it has partnered with UAE’s film distribution and exhibition network Phars Film to jointly co-produce Malayalam films along with exploration of theatrical rights between the two entities. The deal licenses Eros to distribute all jointly produce Malayalam movies in India while Phars Films would present the same overseas where it enjoys a dominant market […]

Quikr launches “Dazzlr”, an app for aspiring actors

Quikr, the online classifieds website, announced the launch of “Dazzlr” a talent discovery mobile application that brings together actors, casting professionals, directors and producers. Dazzlr is aimed at organizing casting and talent discovery that will address the needs of the film industry and it offers tailored solutions to cater to the unique needs of both […]