IBM has its eye on entering the entertainment industry in India, focusing on providing high-end computers for the country's burgeoning animation industry.
Digital cinemas, especially in distribution territories spread across smaller towns, seem to be the latest trend with India's movie circuit.
With multiplexes helping to drive the Indian box office, it's no wonder the battle to build them is heating up.
PVR Pictures, film distribution arm of the Priya Village Roadshow group, has struck deals with Kathy Morgan Intl. and Initial Entertainment Group (IEG). Priya already has an association with Miramax.
Innovision Communications, one of India's top indie distributors of American and European films, has acquired several pics from Summit, Lakeshore, Initial and France's Gaumont.
KOLKATA More and more U.S. and European production studios are outsourcing their animation programs to India.
The Indo-Canadian co-production treaty for the entertainment sector is about to crystallize.
French-lingo paybox TV5 is getting more proactive in penetrating the Indian cable and satellite market.
National Geographic Channels Intl. is adding a new dimension to the landscape of filmmaking in Asia and India.
National Film Development Corp., India's principal state-run movie production and distribution outfit, is zooming into Hollywood.
Ten Sports TV, owned by Middle East mogul Sheikh Abdur Rahman Bukhatir, has spread its footprint from India, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka and the Maldives to include western Asia.