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Television

Shashi Sumeet ropes in Nikhil Mirchandani as group CEO

In his new role, Nikhil Mirchandani will oversee Shashi Sumeet group’s business operations and expansion plans.

Anil Ambani’s production arm ties up with Anurag Kashyap’s Phantom Films for TV, digital content

Big Synergy and Anurag Kashyap-helmed Phantom Films are getting together for creating entertainment content for TV and digital media. The Anil Ambani-led firm will dig into the creative talent pool of Phantom Films. The alliance will allow Phantom Films to expand into the TV content genre.

Zee’s Essel Vision to remake Marathi film ‘Sairat’ in South Indian languages

Essel Vision has roped in South Indian film producer-distributor Rockline Venkatesh as a co-production partner to remake ‘Sairat’ in Telugu, Kannada, Tamil and Malayalam.

FremantleMedia invests in scripted independent production house Dancing Ledge

Drama producer Laurence Bowen is launching new scripted indie Dancing Ledge with investment from television format creator and distributor FremantleMedia.

Delhi HC issues notice to Prasar Bharati as producers challenge slot sale policy

Delhi HC has given Prasar Bharati two weeks to respond to the notice. Producers have alleged that the slot sale is discriminatory against small TV content companies.

Freemantle buys 25% stake in independent production house Wild Blue

FreemantleMedia has picked up a 25% stake in Wild Blue, a new independent production company.

Balaji Telefilms nets Rs 68.25 cr from rights sale of 5 movies; TV content biz strong in FY16

Balaji Telefilms has sold for Rs 68.25 cr the satellite, overseas and music rights of 5 movies. Standalone FY16 net expands to Rs 43.67 cr from Rs 12.27 cr a year ago. Alt reports EBITDA loss of Rs 7.73 cr.

Deals abound as MipTV ups international showcases

Underlining the continued appetite for drama, a series of major production and distribution companies announced plans to ramp up drama production either by taking stakes in existing outfits or by launching new drama entities.

Fremantlemedia presenting Israeli format ‘Hear Me. Love Me. See Me’ at MipTV

FremantleMedia is showcasing ‘Hear Me. Love Me. See Me’ , a defining dating format devised by its production company Abot Hameiri, at the on-going television trade event MipTV in France.

Balaji Telefilms completes raising funds for OTT venture

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.