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Moana, Doctor Strange & Star Wars on Star India with multi-year deal with Disney India

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MUMBAI: Disney India has signed a multi-year output deal with Star India to telecast some of its successful films across the latter's network in multiple languages including Hindi, Tamil, English, Telugu and Bengali.

The collaboration between Disney India and the Star India, over the years, has engaged viewers with blockbuster movies such as "Captain America: Winter Soldier", Disney.Pixar's "Inside Out", Marvel's "Avengers: Age of Ultron" and Disney's "Cinderella".

The new deal will include titles such as "Moana" and "Doctor Strange" and "Star Wars: The Force Awakens", IANS reported. The extended partnership kicked off with of 2016's biggest Hollywood blockbuster in India -- Disney's "The Jungle Book"s television premiere.

Disney India, vice president, studios Amrita Pandey stated that they believed in bringing quality, family focused entertainment to the audience across all age groups and Star was an ideal platform to take its bouquet of movies across the country.

Star India CEO-Entertainment Amit Chopra said that the partnership with Disney India was a testimony of its commitment to deliver the best Hollywood content to its viewers.

Meantime, Hulu, a JV with 21st Century Fox, Comcast's NBCUniversal and Timer Warner's Turner Broadcasting System, reached its first licensing pact for theatrical features with The Walt Disney Studios (DIS).

The new, multi-year, deal allows the streaming service the exclusive subscription VOD (video on-demand) rights to a collection of successful movies and family favorites from Disney's library of blockbuster films.

Owing to the pact, Hulu became the exclusive S-VOD (subscription video on demand) home to a selection of Disney favorites including Mulan, Pocahontas, The Nightmare Before Christmas, Hercules, Sister Act and Air Bud, which are all available to stream on Hulu now.

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