Palador Pictures has announced a tie up with
Tata Sky under which they can show nearly 1000
World Cinema titles on the direct-to-home (DTH)
service provider's pay-per-view service Showtime.
12 October, Tata Sky has lined up eight movies
from Palador's library for the coming five weeks
which subscribers can order once and watch it
multiple times till midnight.
of these films are Akira Kurosawa's Seven Samurai
and Throne of Blood, Jim Jarmusch's Dead Man
and Coffee and Cigarettes, Wong-Kar Wai's In
The Mood For Love. Titles also include American,
European and Asian films.
week, Tata Sky will replace the films with a
new set from the Palador library.
Pictures founder and MD Gautam Sikhnis said,
"We have worked hard to create a collection
of the best-of-the-best movies from across the
world and are currently nurturing around 1000
titles in our ever-growing library. And now,
the task of taking them to the discerning Indian
viewers is made easy with Tata Sky satellite
television service. We promise a future of the
best of World Cinema to every Tata Sky subscriber."
to an official statement, Palador Pictures invested
over $4 million (Rs 160 million) to acquire
legal rights to nearly 1,000 English and foreign
language film titles in the World Cinema category.
Tata Sky Ltd CEO and MD Vikram Kaushik said,
"Our tie-up with Palador enables us to
introduce our subscribers to classics in the
World Cinema category made by legendary film
makers. These films will be available in DVD
quality picture and will have only one ad-break
thereby enhancing the viewing experience for
Palador catalogue also boasts of classics directed
by the masters of yesteryears and the current
crop of mavericks: Charlie Chaplin, Buster Keaton,
Akira Kurosawa, Krzysztof Kieslowski, Jean-Luc
Godard, Francois Truffaut, Abbas Kiarostami,
David Lynch and many more.
Palador had UTV announced their divorce for
a world cinema movie channel project.