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CASBAA takes on content piracy in Asia with the formation of CAP

CASBAA, the Asian trade body serving the pay-TV industry, has created a coalition against piracy targeting Illicit Streaming Devices (ISDs) with the formation of Coalition Against Piracy (CAP).

Disney to end distribution deal with Netflix, start own streaming service

In a significant development, Disney has decided to end its distribution agreement with Netflix for new movie releases and is planning to launch its own streaming service in 2019. The company also announced that it is buying majority stake in BAMTech, a streaming and marketing service, in a deal worth $1.58 billion.

Star joins hands with Amazon, Netflix, Disney to combat online piracy

Thirty content creators and on-demand entertainment companies from around the world including Star, Fox and Sky have launched the Alliance for Creativity and Entertainment (ACE), a new global coalition dedicated to protecting the dynamic legal market for creative content and reducing online piracy.

Disney’s ‘Pirates Of The Caribbean 5’ nears $300 mn mark

Disney’s ‘Pirates Of The Caribbean 5’ is nearing the $300 million mark. Most of the money came from outside the US. Media reports state that actor Johnny Depp’s appeal in the US is waning.

BigFlix re-launched, price fixed at Rs 50 per month

Anil Ambani’s on-demand movie platform BigFlix has re-launched in a multilingual avatar featuring nine Indian languages. It will also be launched in international markets.

Disney extends Robert Iger’s contract till 2019

Disney’s board of directors has extended Robert A. Iger’s contract as chairman, CEO to 2 July 2019.

‘Fantastic Beasts And Where To Find Them’ closing in on $700 mn at the global BO

Warner Bros.’ ‘Fantastic Beasts And Where To Find Them’ is closing in on $700 mn at the global box office. In the US, Disney’s animation movie ‘Moana’ stayed on top.

Disney crosses $6 bn at the box office in a year for the first time

This milestone has been reached after Disney’s latest Marvel superhero movie ‘Doctor Strange’ with Benedict Cumberbatch made $203.7 mn in its opening weekend globally.

Sony Le Plex HD firms up distribution on DTH and cable networks

The initial focus is to get Sony Le Plex HD distributed on all metros. The 2nd phase will be to look at towns with more than 1 mn TV viewing population, said Saurabh Yagnik.

Prime Focus secures investment from PE firm Ambit Pragma

Prime Focus Technologies has secured under $20 mn in its first round of funding from Ambit Pragma, a growth capital private equity fund.