Television
Report on Shemaroo

ETV buys single telecast rights to 207 movies from Sony

https://www.indiantelevision.com/sites/default/files/styles/smartcrop_800x800/public/images/tv-images/2016/04/25/ETV.jpg?itok=s1G2ymZ9

MUMBAI: ETV Network has signed a deal to buy 207 movies from Sony Entertainment Television for single telecast rights, strengthening the trend towards syndication of content.

ETV will receive a bulk of 20 movies each month, a source in the company said. The transaction is routed through Goldmines Media Ltd, a Mumbai-based listed company which is in the business of movie acquisitions.

ETV will telecast these movies on its four regional channels for the Hindi heartland - ETV Bihar, ETV Uttar Pradesh, ETV Madhya Pradesh and ETV Rajasthan. The acquisition price is estimated at Rs 13 million, according to market sources.

The movies from Sony include Rocky (Sanjay Dutt's debut film), Johnny Mera Naam (Dev Anand and Hema Malini), Sadma (Kamal Hasan and Sri Devi), Utsav (Rekha and Shekhar Suman), Majboor (Amitabh Bachchan), Khoon Pasina (Amitabh Bachchan, Vinod Khanna and Rekha), Zamana Deewana (Shahrukh Khan), Zindagi Ek Jua, Dostana and Moksha.

ETV has earlier done bulk deals with Star India and Zee Telefilms for single telecast rights of Hindi movies. Broadcasters see syndication of movie content as another revenue stream which has opportunity to grow. "We do not buy rights for a longer period. All our movie purchases for these four channels are based on single telecast rights," the source said.

ETV's four regional channels for the Hindi heartland air's one movie a day. A major part of content on these channels is non- fiction. News-related content is the prime driver and no soaps are telecast on these channels. "We have soaps on our other regional language channels. But it makes no sense to air soaps on the four channels for the Hindi heartland as there are strong general entertainment channels like Star Plus, Sony and Zee TV catering to these audiences," the source said.

 

Latest Reads

https://www.indiantelevision.com/sites/default/files/styles/340x340/public/images/tv-images/2021/06/18/sony.jpg?itok=3tF6JU2p
SPNI acquires broadcast rights for 2021 MEIJI YASUDA J1 LEAGUE

Sony Pictures Networks India (SPN) has acquired the exclusive television & digital rights for the 29th season of Japan Professional Football League - MEIJI YASUDA J1 LEAGUE, till December 2021.

Television TV Channels Sports
https://www.indiantelevision.com/sites/default/files/styles/340x340/public/images/tv-images/2021/06/17/dp.jpg?itok=b92i34zB
DB Corp q4 PAT grows by 158 %, circulation revenue dips

Print media company, DB Corp Limited (DBCL), which is home to flagship newspapers – Dainik Bhaskar, Divya Bhaskar, Divya Marathi and Saurashtra Samachar has announced its financial results for the quarter ended 31 March, 2021.

Television TV Channels News Broadcasting
https://www.indiantelevision.com/sites/default/files/styles/340x340/public/images/tv-images/2021/06/17/dolby.jpg?itok=qX7uCmQ6
IPRS launches #KNOWYOURMUSIC campaign ahead of World Music Day

New Delhi: The Indian Performing Right Society Limited (IPRS) and Dolby Laboratories have come together ahead of the World Music Day on 21 June, to launch the #KNOWYOURMUSIC campaign highlighting multiple genres of Indian music and creating a more engaged audience.

Television TV Channels Music and Youth
https://www.indiantelevision.com/sites/default/files/styles/340x340/public/images/tv-images/2021/06/17/photogrid_plus_1623936199938.jpg?itok=qh5NhmDD
May'21 ad volume 64% higher than last year : BARC

Mumbai: Television continues to stay strong and resilient as a medium of advertising amid the second wave of the pandemic. Despite a marginal dip in April 2021, ad volumes in May 2021 have witnessed a 64 per cent growth as compared to May 2020, said Broadcast Audience Research Council (BARC) in its...

Television TV Channels Viewership
https://www.indiantelevision.com/sites/default/files/styles/340x340/public/images/tv-images/2021/06/17/r.jpg?itok=EVgDCpyU
Republic announces global service R. Global

Many have tried. Most have failed. But the Arnab Goswami-led Republic Network is not letting that get in the way of its ambition to go global. On 16 June, it announced on Twitter that it is expanding its expanding Republic internationally with R.Global, without revealing whether it would be a TV...

Television TV Channels News Broadcasting
https://www.indiantelevision.com/sites/default/files/styles/340x340/public/images/tv-images/2021/06/17/star-sports.jpg?itok=ptViyBQy
WTC Finals: Star Sports picks 'The Greatest of All Time' Test Cricketers

Test cricket has occupied a special place in the hearts of every cricket aficionado. For the past 144 years, the longest format witnessed several success stories highlighting the physicality and mental toughness from players across the 22 yards.

Television TV Channels Sports
https://www.indiantelevision.com/sites/default/files/styles/340x340/public/images/tv-images/2021/06/16/shree-ganesh.jpg?itok=hwL9BZJ6
TV show Shree Ganesh returns to Doordarshan after 19 years

Mythological shows gained immense popularity among television viewers during the pandemic. After Ramayan’s dream run in 2020, another mythological show – Shree Ganesh is all set to return to the small screen this summer. 

Television TV Shows Mythological
https://www.indiantelevision.com/sites/default/files/styles/340x340/public/images/tv-images/2021/06/16/ssp.jpg?itok=vsCSp3RR
Star Sports successfully launches Picture in Picture ad format during Roland Garros

The date: 10 June 2021. The event: the first of the women’s semi-finals of the French Open between two debutantes Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova and Tamara Zidansek. The channel: Star Sports. The Russian seeded 31 in the world has just lost her first game to her competitor from Slovenia and the latter...

Television TV Channels Sports
https://www.indiantelevision.com/sites/default/files/styles/340x340/public/images/tv-images/2021/06/15/photogrid_plus_1623742677416.jpg?itok=vueI17EP
upGrad ties up with Star Sports for upcoming WTC finals

New Delhi: Higher ed-tech company upGrad on Tuesday announced its advertising tie-up with Star Sports for the upcoming ICC World Test Championship (WTC) finals: India Vs New Zealand and the 2021 Wimbledon Championship.

Television TV Channels Sports

Sign up for our Newsletter

subscribe for latest stories

* indicates required