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Palador's world film library to be available on Tata Sky

MUMBAI: 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.


Starting 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.


Some 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.





Every week, Tata Sky will replace the films with a new set from the Palador library.


Palador 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."


According 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 our subscribers."


The 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.


Earlier, Palador had UTV announced their divorce for a world cinema movie channel project.

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