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Television

Disney India appoints Abhishek Maheshwari as VP and head, consumer products

Abhishek Maheshwari will take up his new role from 10 July. He will replace Roshini Bakshi, who recently put in her papers to pursue other interests.

Balaji Telefilms plunges into red in FY14; film biz hurts

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Balaji Telefilms reported a net loss of Rs 17.19 crore in FY14 as against a net profit of Rs 14.58 crore a year ago. Operating loss from film biz stood at Rs 26.71 crore as against an operating profit of Rs 2 crore registered in the previous fiscal.

Saurabh Tewari launches Tequila Shot Productions; to unveil 2 shows by June

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Saurabh Tewari of Nautanki Films launches his own production house Tequila Shot Productions; plans to unveil two fiction love stories by June, a YouTube portal with short films by August and a feature film by next year.

Fox Star Studios to start work on 2nd movie this year; ‘Guddu Rangeela’ to release in Q1 of 2015

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‘Guddu Rangeela’, a comedy drama, will commence shooting in March and is slated for release in the first quarter of 2015. The award-winning team of Jolly LLB comprising Subhash Kapoor, Arshad Warsi and Fox Star Studios will make its comeback for this feature film.

BBC Worldwide India ropes in Akhauri Sinha as COO content and production

BBC Worldwide India ropes in Akhauri Sinha as the COO of content and production to handle production of BBC’s worldwide formats and local fiction and non-fiction formats.

Viacom18 gives digital push to Nick with ‘Nickworld App’

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In a bid to expand the Nick franchise beyond television, Viacom18 Media has launched a digital app named ‘Nickworld’ that will offer the best of shows aired on Nick, Sonic and Nick Jr./Teen Nick.

Endemol partners Fox Star Studios for maiden Bollywood film

Endemol India has partnered with Fox Star Studios for its maiden Bollywood film ‘Traffic’; the emotional thriller will be produced under the banner of Eyedentity Motion Pictures.

Richard Branson’s Virgin Produced enters Indian Bollywood market

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British billionaire Richard Branson is entering the Indian Bollywood market. His film, TV and entertainment division Virgin Produced has entered into a partnership with Cinema Capital Venture Fund and Tantrik Group to launch Virgin Produced India.

Endemol to invest 30 mn euros on digital video push

Television format creator and distributor Endemol has announced an initial investment of up to 30 million euros in Endemol Beyond, a new global venture building on existing digital video operations in multiple markets.

Mukta Arts launches adds four theatres

Mukta Cinema adds four screens to its existing tally; has expansion plans with joint venture partner V N Films.