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