MUMBAI: UTV Motion Pictures said Tuesday it has stitched movie syndication deals
with four channels - Colors, NDTV Imagine, B4U (international) and Channel 4 (UK)
for TV rights of 18 movies on a non-exclusive basis.
claims that the combined size of the deal, which covers its slate of 2008 and
2009 productions, is around Rs 950 million.
deal consists of movies like Oye Lucky! Lucky Oye!, Dev D, Kaminey, Wake Up
Sid and Kurbaan.
and NDTV Imagine have got the multiple airing rights of the movies. Colors will
have the first airing rights, followed by NDTV Imagine.
B4U has acquired the non-exclusive rights to air movies across its international
beams, Channel 4 will air these films in the UK market.
UTV also has the right to further syndicate the television rights of these films
to any other channel in the same period.
Motion Pictures CEO Siddharth Roy Kapur said, "We are pleased to announce
these television syndication deals that are non exclusive in nature and hence
allow us to exploit the same content across multiple additional broadcasters in
India and worldwide. The faith that Colors, NDTV Imagine, B4U and Channel 4 have
reposed in our entire slate of productions is heartening and encouraging."