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.
After making headway in distribbing local productions this year, 20th Century Fox is also headed for a heftier chunk of grosses from its Hollywood releases in 2003.
Fox's first few months of distribbing Bollywood titles are already paying off. Bombay-based production outfit Pritish Nandy Communications' (PNC) "Jhankar Beats," which was the studio's maiden fling…
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Walt Disney Television Intl. Asia Pacific plans to open a dedicated local sales office in India by end of the year to help expand its TV distribution into the country.
An Indian-based animation house headed by an ex-Disney vet is tooning up a kids' skein that could hit U.S. screens soon.
Star Entertainment has bought TV and video rights to Universal's library of Tintin films for an undisclosed sum.
Sony Entertainment Television India is widening its trawl for overseas programs to Indianize for its channels Sony TV, SET Max and AXN.
Priya Village Roadshow (PVR), one of India's leading exhibitors, is increasing distribution, striking deals with U.S. distribs Miramax, Lakeshore, Franchise and Summit.
Fashion TV (FTV) India, which launched in December 2001, is doubling its localized content from two hours to four, with plans eventually to up it to six.
Hollywood majors have become increasingly interested in grabbing a piece of the Bollywood boom. Fox is following Columbia TriStar's lead and has picked up its first all-Hindi film, "Jhankar Beats."