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Amazon Launches Channels Service in India, Will Continue Acquiring Premium Films

Amazon Prime Video Channels has landed in India, where the streaming platform’s a la carte service is now available with eight of the country’s popular networks, and more to come. Already available...

Viacom18 Studios, Karan Johar’s Dharma Productions Sign Distribution Deal

India’s Viacom18 Studios and media personality Karan Johar’s Dharma Productions have partnered for a theatrical and broadcast distribution slate. The two entities will collaborate on a range of Hindi-language films, which are...

‘Ray Donovan’: India’s Venkatesh, Rana Daggubati Team for ‘Rana Naidu’ Netflix Adaptation of Showtime Hit

Telugu-language cinema stars Venkatesh Daggubati (“Narappa”) and his nephew Rana Daggubati (“Baahubali”) will star in Netflix India crime drama series “Rana Naidu,” an adaptation of Showtime series “Ray Donovan.” Produced by Locomotive...

Netflix Acquires Roald Dahl Story Company, Plans Extensive Universe

Netflix has acquired the Roald Dahl Story Company and will expand their existing deal to create a universe spanning several formats. A current deal between the companies, struck in 2018, covers a...

Positive On-Screen Mental Health Portrayals Help Teens Discuss Issues, Survey Finds

Some 68% of teens say that seeing positive portrayals of mental health conditions on-screen breaks down stigma, a survey commissioned by the British Board of Film Classification (BBFC) has found. The research,...

Kevin Mayer Reiterates English Premier League Rights Ambitions, States Global Acquisition Plans for New Media Company

Kevin Mayer, chair of live sports streaming service DAZN, has confirmed his ambitions of acquiring rights to the globally popular English Premier League (EPL) soccer championship. In May, rights to the EPL,...

Netflix Sets Multi-Year Deal with ‘Unorthodox’ Creator Anna Winger’s Airlift for Series Slate

Netflix has signed a multi-year partnership with “Unorthodox” creator Anna Winger’s production company Airlift Productions to develop and produce international drama series. The first project under the partnership will be “Transatlantic” (working...

India’s Yash Raj Films Launches Saathi Card to Support Film Industry Workers (EXCLUSIVE)

Aditya Chopra, chair and MD of leading Indian studio Yash Raj Films (YRF), has launched the Saathi Card to provide health insurance, school fee allowance and food rations among other benefits to...

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