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Television

Viacom18 Motion Pictures sells ‘Special 26’ rights to Thiagarajan for South remake

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Viacom18 Motion Pictures has sold the rights of its Hindi movie ‘Special 26’ to veteran actor, producer and director Thiagarajan for a South remake.

Balaji Telefilms Q2 bleeds in absence of films

Balaji Telefilms incurred a Q2 net loss of Rs 7.58 crore, as it did not have films to support its top line.

Tim Hincks appointed president of Endemol–Shine–Core JV

Tim Hincks will serve as president of the new JV that sees the coming together of Endemol, Shine Group and Core Media.

Balaji Tele floats JV with Select Media for film and TV awards

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Balaji Telefilms will hold 51% in the JV. Select Media, the publisher of Box Office India, will have 49%. The JV will organise all kinds of events.

Shemaroo IPO gets 1.01 times subscribed on Day 2

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Even as institutional investors continue to remain cautious about Shemaroo Entertainment’s IPO, the issue was subscribed for 1.01 times on the second day.

FremantleMedia announces content lineup for Mipcom

FremantleMedia will launch new formats at next month’s television trade event Mipcom 2014 that are set to provide buyers with even more original, creative and exciting ideas to thrill audiences around the world.

Shemaroo Entertainment’s Rs 120-crore public float opens on 16 September

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This will be the first IPO of 2014 in the media and entertainment sector. Ortel Communications is also planning to soon file afresh with SEBI for an IPO.

Pankaj Dheer steps into Tiwari’s shoes as CINTAA gen secy

The members unanimously voted for popular actor and CINTAA committee member Pankaj Dheer as the new honorary general secretary of the organisation.

Balaji Telefilms’ consolidated Q1 net up 192%; film/TV biz drives growth

An increase in the number of commissioned programmes amid improved per-hour realisation and higher box-office collections have collectively done the trick for the company.

ZEEL names Akash Chawla biz head, Essel Vision

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Chawla will report to EVPL CEO Nittin Keni and will head the TV and movie production for all languages except Marathi. He will also oversee studio production business, digital and online production, events & IP creation.