Indian conglomerate Reliance Industries Ltd. is acquiring a 24.9% stake in leading content provider Balaji Telefilms for $64.2 million, part of Reliance’s push into the entertainment sector. Balaji…
India's Viacom18 has signed a licensing deal with Keshet International for the format rights to reality show "Rising Star.” The show is a singing competition that allows viewers vote for participants…
Mukesh Ambani says Reliance Industries is investing $22.5 billion in the Jio broadband platform which he called the world's largest startup, and which has the potential to change India's media…
Festival gets under way today with renewed focus on Indian cinema
Epic, a new TV channel venture that will try to address the Indian mass market but without serving up a grid full of soap operas, will finally launch on Nov 18.
Flotation follows takeover of Indian entertainment combine by country's richest man
Bollywood, which has been trying to overcome its history of copying from the West, has pounced on composer Lalit Pandit, whose number “Love ki ghanti” for the film “Besharam” owes a lot to Italo tune…
The three things that matter most in Indian life are religion, cricket and movies. So perhaps it's fitting that among the owners of cricket teams in the newfangled Indian Premier League is a trio of…
If pay TV providers were forced to sell channels a la carte, retail prices would skyrocket — with ESPN costing in the ballpark of $30 monthly — and the industry overall would lose half its revenue…
India's richest man makes second foray into entertainment, buying stake in Epic Television.
Money is looser but distribs are fewer for those peddling projects at this year's Cannes market.
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