Television

UTV hopes to sell its two international co-productions at Mipcom

MUMBAI: The Ronnie Screwvala-promoted production house UTV Asia hopes to sell and syndicate its two international co-productions Infinite Darcy and Bollywood Road at this year's Mipcom - the world's top film and programme market for television.

A company release informs that the pilots of the two shows are ready and previewing at Mipcom. UTV and their co-production partners say they have received good initial responses to the shows.

UTV also plans to forge co-productions in non-fiction programming with some UK and European producers and broadcasters, the release stated. In the past, UTV has produced non-fiction for CNN, BBC, Star, as well as some Canadian productions.

UTV's major agenda at Cannes also includes finding partners for what it says is its upcoming Kids Channel in South Asia and acquiring programming formats for the channel. Interestingly, Screwvala in an interview to indiantelevision.com in mid-July, had said that he was still a year away from seriously looking at a kids channel. "Diwali 2004 is when we want to start kindling it. Once we really have our plans in place it won't take more than three to six months after that to kickstart the channel, Screwvala had said at the time.

According to the release, UTV is also in negotiations for fiction, drama and studio-based formats with some broadcasters in Italy, Spain and South America. 

Screwvala was quoted in the release as saying, "We are in active discussions with many in these spaces, and its good to meet all of them at one venue. We hope to get a step near finalizing many of what we are looking for, and even close a few of these discussions."

Latest Reads

http://www.indiantelevision.com/sites/default/files/styles/340x340/public/images/tv-images/2019/04/24/abp.jpg?itok=yYbYyhuG
ABP News Network joins hands with Amplify.ai’s AI-driven virtual assistants to drive consumer interactions, analysis, and customized content solutions

Amplify.ai, a Silicon Valley-based AI solutions provider, joined hands with one of India’s largest news conglomerates, ABP News Network Pvt Ltd. (ANN).

Television TV Channels News Broadcasting
http://www.indiantelevision.com/sites/default/files/styles/340x340/public/images/tv-images/2019/04/24/history.jpg?itok=bXnmbbeV
On popular demand HISTORY TV18 is back with an all new season of ‘Crazy Wheels’ this April

‘Crazy Wheels’ returns with its second season, promising crazy-funny experiences on wheels for its audiences

Television TV Channels Factual @ Discovery
http://www.indiantelevision.com/sites/default/files/styles/340x340/public/images/tv-images/2019/04/24/luther.jpg?itok=byBHdsyW
Applause Entertainment to remake BBC Studios' 'Luther' in India

BBC Studios announced today, on Day Zero of the Asia Pacific Video Operators Summit (APOS) in Indonesia, that the award-winning BBC crime thriller Luther will be remade in India. The Indian version of Luther, which is yet to be titled, will be developed and produced by Aditya Birla Group’s Applause...

Television Production House Fiction
http://www.indiantelevision.com/sites/default/files/styles/340x340/public/images/tv-images/2019/04/23/KANAN.jpg?itok=xIlOrlYR
Disney's Kanan Dave to join digital agency Entropy

The Walt Disney director music and marketing Kanan Dave is all set to join Reliance entertainment co-owned digital marketing agency Entropy.

Television TV Channels People
http://www.indiantelevision.com/sites/default/files/styles/340x340/public/images/tv-images/2019/04/23/MPAA.jpg?itok=ChNeCzVs
MPA report: media rights for Cricket to reach us$2 billion worldwide by 2021

Global media rights for cricket topped US$1 billion for the first time in 2018 and will likely top US$2 billion in 2021, according to a new report published today by Media Partners Asia (MPA).

Television TV Channels Sports
http://www.indiantelevision.com/sites/default/files/styles/340x340/public/images/tv-images/2019/04/23/Mehraj_Dube.jpg?itok=-MYzge9s
Zee Media VP Mehraj Dube joins ABP News

Zee Media VP Mehraj Dube, that was responsible for managing branding and product innovation activities, has now joined ABP News as head of marketing.

Television TV Channels People
http://www.indiantelevision.com/sites/default/files/styles/340x340/public/images/tv-images/2019/04/23/1.jpg?itok=CdR4IIyx
TRAI tariff order will help increase ZEEL's earnings from under-monetised regions: CMO Prathyusha Agarwal

The Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) has successfully rolled out its new tariff order (NTO) with the underlying objective of making the system more transparent and effective, giving the consumer the choice of channels as per their requirements and budgets.

Television TV Channels GECs
http://www.indiantelevision.com/sites/default/files/styles/340x340/public/images/tv-images/2019/04/22/star.jpg?itok=qWtmH1Ce
Star Re.Imagine awards 2019 are back

One of the most sought-after awards recognizing creativity and innovation in the use of integrated media in advertising– Star Re.Imagine Awards are back in a bigger and better avatar.

Television TV Shows Awards
http://www.indiantelevision.com/sites/default/files/styles/340x340/public/images/tv-images/2019/04/22/kungfu.jpg?itok=GkofmiQx
To be released Chhota Bheem Kung fu Dhamaka movie, now launched as an exciting mobile game

Ahead of the release of Chhota Bheem’s next titled Chhota Bheem Kung Fu Dhamaka the makers Green Gold Animation has come out with a very interesting mobile game that is going to be an absolute delight for fans of Chhota Bheem.

Television TV Channels Kids

Latest News

Load More

Sign up for our Newsletter

subscribe for latest stories