ZEE vs BCCI case adjourned to next week

The Delhi High Court today adjourned the hearing of BCCI and ZEE Telefilms case till September 13, the petition filed by ZEE challenging the BCCI on eligibility conditions.

The HC has asked BCCI to give a reply by Tuesday, for the reason why ZEE cannot participate in the Bid. BCCI further gave the assurance that it will not hold a meeting of its marketing committee till the case is cleared.

Earlier, Senior counsel Mukul Rohatagi, representing ZEE, had sought an interim order to restrain the BCCI from deciding the bids till the next date as it would prejudice the interest of the petitioner which has demanded quashing of BCCI’s ‘invitation to tender’ (ITT) for cricket telecast rights in India on the ground that the eligibility conditions were framed to oust Indian bidders. (From TelevisionPoint)

STAR signs deal with Hrithik Roshan film Krrish

STAR India has joined hands with Rakesh Roshan’s Filmkraft Productions (India) Pvt. Ltd. for their forthcoming film Krrish. The alliance includes exclusive appearances of Hrithik Roshan, including a performance, in various shows on the Star Network, global satellite distribution for the movie, in-movie placement, premieres of the movie in India and international markets and promotional rights.

Krrish is an eagerly awaited sequel to Roshan’s earlier blockbuster Koi Mil Gaya. The movie is slated for a June/July 2006 release. According to source from the acquisition market, Star India has paid in the region of Rs 70 million to obtain the telecast rights of Krrish. Earlier, UTV had bought the overseas rights for the film for Rs 70 million.

For the Roshans, the move to associate with Star marks a major shift since their previous two home productions Kaho Naa Pyaar Hai (aired on SET on New Year’s Eve 2002) and Koi Mil Gaya (aired 24 October 2004) were telecast on the Sony network. (From IndianTelevision)