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Television

Balaji Telefilms completes raising funds for OTT venture

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Balaji Tele has raised Rs 150.08 cr by allotting 10.72 mn shares representing 14.1% of the company’s equity share capital to Atyant Capital India Fund – I, Vanderbilt University, GHI LTP Ltd, GHI HSP Ltd and GHI ERP Ltd.

Balaji Telefilms Q3 net at Rs 6.6 cr as programming hours widen

Balaji Telefilms turned profitable in Q3 from a period of loss a year ago even as programming hours increased, resulting in higher revenues from commissioned shows.

Balaji Telefilms plans to launch its OTT platform ALT in Q4 of FY16

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Balaji Telefilms plans to build a scalable and profitable direct-to-consumer business by offering diverse original content. It believes that digital B2C will become the company’s core business in future.

Balaji Telefilms gets nod to raise Rs 250 cr

Balaji Telefilms has received board approval to raise up to Rs 250 cr even as it gears up to launch its OTT service under the ALT brand.

New spate of unrest as TV editors go on indefinite strike

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Producers of daily soaps are negotiating with the editors of TV shows, who have gone on an indefinite strike. Will truce follow?

Endemol Shine India pushes pedal on content; ‘Masterchef’ on cards

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Endemol Shine India MD Deepak Dhar talks about the production house’s growth plans. This includes ‘Masterchef’ and southern versions of ‘Fear Factor’.

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.