Sony TV & Nimbus yet to agree on distribution deal

Talks between sports broadcaster Nimbus and Sony Entertainment Television’s One Alliance for a likely distribution deal is stuck on pricing differences. Ever since Nimbus۪ Rs 1,000-crore distribution deal with STAR India broke off early last month, Nimbus۪ distribution issue has been on a sticky wicket. Sources close to the development told ET that while Nimbus is asking SET for a minimum guarantee (MG) of Rs 500 crore, SET is willing to cough up only Rs 250 crore.

(The Economic Times)

Religious drama launch on Sony TV

‘Shirdi Sai’ Baba formerly on ZEE TV, will be swapping channels. The religious offing will now be available on Sony Entertainment Television Asia. ‘Shirdi Sai Baba’ is based on the real stories sent by people, in those stories they described the miracles of Sai Baba in their lives hence, this serial has became a reality show too. The programme launches on Sony Entertainment Television Asia UK later this month.

NDTV India streaming expected in August

NDTV’s recently overhauled website launched the free streaming of its English channel NDTV 24×7 and the launch of its Hindi news service NDTV India was expected thereafter. However, due to a technical hitch, the streaming for the latter was postponed. We have now been informed that the live streaming of NDTV India will be available via the NDTV website in August.

Ram Kapoor joins ‘Kyunki…’

His wife Gautami was crowned the new Tulsi in ‘Kyunki Saans Bhi Kabhi Bahu Thi’ and now hubby Ram Kapoor will be seen in the popular STAR soap too. The ‘Kasamh Se’ star will be seen on the soap in India from Wednesday 4th July (December in the UK). According to reports Bollywood’s fashion icon Manish Malhotra has been signed up to design his new look. Ekta Kapoor, producer of the show said that Ram will dress differently to how we see him in ‘Kasamh Se’. “The character will wear only green. He’s quite a weird character, wacky and flamboyant like Glenn Close in 101 Dalmatians. He is also very satirical and over-the-top. I’d like to see him as a modern-day Kishore Kumar.” (Hindustan Times)