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Disney India terminates distribution agreement with IndiaCast

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MUMBAI: Disney India has terminated its agency contract with IndiaCast Media Distribution, and has set up an internal team to manage the distribution for all eight of its channels.

The channels under the company are Disney Channel, Disney Junior, Disney XD, Hungama TV, bindass, bindass PLAY, UTV Movies and UTV Action.

All subscription and placement deals will now be done directly by its internal team with all platforms.

“With the No.1 kids network, the No.1 youth network and one of the leading movie channel networks in the country, Disney India provides an exciting and diverse mix of high quality content for kids, youth and family audiences. Today's dynamic distribution market and increasing pace of digitisation provides us with a huge opportunity for growth and scale. With a robust internal distribution team now in place, we believe we can drive significant value and further strengthen our already well-established relationships with MSOs, DTH Platforms and distribution partners,” said Disney India VP and head - revenues, media networks Nikhil Gandhi.

It can be noted IndiaCast had filed a case against Disney India with The Telecom Disputes Settlement and Appellate Tribunal (TDSAT) for wrongful termination on 28 July, 2015. TDSAT, on the other hand disqualified the case and asked IndiaCast to withdraw the case in 24 hours or it would dismiss it on 29 July. IndiaCast asked for an extension of another 24 hours to discuss and today (31 July), the case has been dismissed as withdrawn.

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