BoxTV partners Sony Pictures & Disney UTV for content

MUMBAI: Times Internet Ltd‘s BoxTV has entered into content agreement deals with Sony Pictures Television and Disney UTV in order to provide premium titles on its video streaming service.

Other content providers that the online video/content streaming platform has associations with include UTV Motion Pictures, Shemaroo Entertainment, Rajshri Entertainment and Everymedia Technologies for Bollywood and regional content in addition to international studios like Celestial Entertainment - for Hollywood content.

Times Internet CEO Satyan Gajwani said, "With these partnerships, we provide our users access to a vast content library of popular choices to watch."

BoxTV is a provider of premium video service that offers a large bouquet of entertainment, including blockbuster movies, TV shows, short films, documentaries and more, which users can watch on a regular web browser or through the device of their choice.

Sony Pictures Television Asia Pacific executive vice president distribution Angel Orengo said, "The Indian digital media industry has grown rapidly in the last few years and we support BoxTV‘s efforts to launch this service and another exciting medium for content consumption in this evolving digital landscape."

Disney UTV Studios executive director - syndication, international distribution and Disney UTV Media distribution Amrita Pandey added, "We are excited to offer some of our best content from ABC Studios, Disney Pixar, Disney UTV and Disney UTV Studios to the consumer at one destination. We believe that BoxTV will be a great platform for us to showcase our wide breadth of entertaining and world class content."

BoxTV has developed an India-centric media experience, which includes bandwidth meters, dynamic streaming and video chapters, along with metadata and search. The portal allows users to access BoxTV via a wide range of apps on the platform of their choice. It will be available across iPhone, iPad, Android phones and tablets; Kindle Fire, EvoTV, Woxi Pod and Roku. Apps for Windows 8, J2ME and Blackberry platforms are currently in the pipeline.

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