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Disney India inks multi-year output deal with Star India

MUMBAI: Disney India has inked a multi-year output deal with Star India. This will allow some of Disney’s global hits to be shown across Star India’s TV network in multiple languages including English, Hindi, Tamil, Telugu and Bengali.

The new deal will include titles like ‘Star Wars: The Force Awakens,’ ‘Moana,’ ‘Captain America: Civil War,’ ‘Finding Dory’ and ‘Doctor Strange’.

Last month, Disney’s ‘The Jungle Book’ was premiered on 27 November on Star Movies, Star Movies Select HD and Star Plus. The premiere emerged as the highest-rated Hollywood premieres of the year in English and Hindi.

Amrita-PandeyDisney holds the industry’s top four global releases of 2016, with three of them crossing the billion-dollar mark and the fourth raking in over $950 million.

On the extended partnership, Disney India VP studios Amrita Pandey stated, “We believe in bringing quality, family-focused entertainment to audiences across all age groups, and Star is an ideal platform for us to take our fantastic bouquet of movies to viewers across the country and give them the chance to revisit their beloved stories.”

Amit ChopraSpeaking about the association, Star India CEO entertainment Amit Chopra said, “As an organisation that introduced Hollywood to Indian television more than two decades ago, Star India has always been at the forefront of telling stellar stories and captivating the Indian audiences. This partnership with Disney India is a testimony of our commitment to deliver the best Hollywood content to our viewers across the nation.”

Over the years, Disney India and the Star India have collaborated for blockbuster movies like Marvel’s ‘Avengers: Age of Ultron’ and ‘Captain America: Winter Soldier,’ Disney-Pixar’s ‘Inside Out’ and Disney’s ‘Cinderella’.