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Balaji Telefilms rings profit in Q4 as margin improves

Balaji Telefilms posts consolidated net profit of Rs 3 mn in Q4 compared to net loss of Rs 16 crore a year ago. Gross margin improves to Rs 28.6 crore from Rs 7.3 crore.

Endemol Shine India to take ‘Bigg Boss’ to Tamil, Telugu markets

Endemol Shine India is set to expand its popular reality show ‘Bigg Boss’ in new regional markets.

Balaji Motion Pictures to produce Rhea Kapoor’s ‘Veere Di Wedding’

Balaji Motion Pictures, the film production arm of Balaji Telefilms, is set to produce Rhea Kapoor’s maiden film venture ‘Veere Di Wedding’.

Balaji Telefilms plans to invest Rs 400 cr in OTT, eyes break-even with 4 mn subs in 3.5 years

“We are looking to invest Rs 300-400 crore in ALT Balaji. We should break-even in 3.5 years when we have 4 million subscribers in India and abroad,” Balaji Telefilms Group CEO Sameer Nair told TelevisionPost.com.

Keshet Asia makes two major hires, opens office in Mumbai

Arpit Agarwal will lead the India operation on the ground as director, India and SAARC. Mihir Karlekar joins as senior sales manager, India, Saarc.

FremantleMedia acquires 25% stake in Gurinder Chadha’s production firm

FremantleMedia is acquiring a 25% stake in Gurinder Chadha’s Bend It TV. Chadha has made films such as ‘Bend It Like Beckham’, ‘Bride and Prejudice’ and ‘Angus, Thongs and Perfect Snogging’.

‘Sarabhai vs Sarabhai’ to return on Hotstar as web series

After a gap of 11 years, popular comedy series ‘Sarabhai vs Sarabhai’ is making a comeback as a web series on Hotstar. Whether it will also be available on TV is not yet decided.

Balaji Telefilms to be cautious in movie production biz

Balaji did not release any movie in Q3 and continues to be very selective with its movie pipeline. Investment in movies that are under production stand at Rs 50.3 crore, as of 31 December 2016.

Balaji Telefilms’ investments and preparation for launch of OTT service

Balaji has invested Rs 30.7 crore in its OTT venture and continues to add original and exclusive content in preparation for its launch. Testing of the services is on ahead of the commercial launch of ALT Balaji. The content library at launch will have six original shows and some curated content totaling over 200 hours of content.

Balaji Telefilms plans to launch OTT service in Q4 of FY17

Balaji is readying to launch its OTT streaming service ALT Digital in Q4. Content library at launch expected to be over 200 hours, including curated content.