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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.

Viacom18 Motion Pictures to co-produce Marathi film ‘Poshter Girl’

Viacom18 Motion Pictures is co-producing a Marathi film, ‘Poshter Girl’, with Chalo Film Banaye Productions.

Star exits Balaji Telefilms, unloads 25.9% stake for Rs 108 cr

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Rupert Murdoch-owned Star network has exited the Indian production powerhouse Balaji Telefilms by offloading its entire 25.99 per cent holding in the Ekta Kapoor company for Rs 108 crore.

Bulldog Media to bring ‘The Apprentice’ into India

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Bulldog Media and Entertainment co-founder, executive producer Akash Sharma said that talks are on with broadcasters as well as with hosts.