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Television

Producers put foot down; FWICE calls off strike

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The strike was called off on the written assurance of producers and broadcasters that the MoU would be signed by 14 October based on mutual terms and conditions.

FremantleMedia acquires French scripted producer Kwai

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The deal gives FremantleMedia more scripted prowess in France and adds another creative talent to its global network.

FWICE and TV producers on warpath yet again, strike from 3 Oct

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The Federation of Western India Cine Employees and the TV producers seem to have gotten on the wrong foot once again. Just four months after managing to reach a consensus, the FWICE has once again called for an indefinite strike from 3 Oct, over a disagreement with the TV producers.

FremantleMedia acquires 75% stake in No Pictures Please

FremantleMedia has acquired a 75% stake in Dutch factual producer No Pictures Please, a controversial factual programming company owned by popular presenter and producer Ewout Genemans.

Balaji Telefilms to launch OTT service via subsidiary, in talks to raise capital

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The Netflix virus has infected India’s top content company. Balaji Telefilms has firmed up plans to launch an OTT service through its wholly owned subsidiary ALT Digital Media Entertainment. Investment will be Rs 250 cr and the company is in talks to raise capital. Planned for launch in Q1, the company eyes 1 mn subs and expects to break-even in 3 years.

ZEEL’s Essel Vision brings movie biz under separate division

Zee Entertainment Enterprises’ content arm Essel Vision has formed a separate division called Zee Studios for its motion pictures business.

Saaibaba Telefilms launches talent management vertical ‘Artist4forty’

Saaibaba Telefilms Ltd has launched its new talent management vertical ‘Artist4forty’.

FremantleMedia India MD Anupama Mandloi quits

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FremantleMedia India managing director Anupama Mandloi has resigned. She had spent five years in the production house.

Balaji Telefilms Q1 consolidated net profit slumps

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Average realisation per hour from TV show production saw a 7.4% increase to Rs 21.94 lakh from Rs 20.42 lakh a year ago.

Star exits Balaji Telefilms; Shobha, Ekta Kapoor and Sameer Nair among list of buyers

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Eleven years after it made the first purchase, Star finally sold its entire 25.99% holding in Balaji Telefilms Ltd for Rs 107.79 crore. So, who were the buyers? Part of the stake was acquired by the promoters of Balaji Telefilms while a major chunk went to external investors.