UTV Movies, the parent company of UMP Movies in the UK has signed a syndication deal with Viacom18 for new films.
The channel signed a limited deal to air films such as ‘Cocktail’, ‘Oh My God’, ‘Khiladi 786’ and ‘Yamla Pagla Deewana 2’, amongst others – the rights of which currently sit with Viacom18 – parent company of Colors.
Apart from the limited telecast deal with Viacom18 Motion Pictures, we also have an understating with Disney UTV Motion Pictures that we will have access to limited telecast of their movies. So if you add UTV Motion Pictures and Viacom18 Motion Pictures they cover a significant amount of new movie releases for us, Disney UTV executive director movie channels and channel distribution Sameer Ganapathy told Indiantelevision.com.
Similarly last year, UTV Movies had signed a deal with Star India for 115 films which included ‘Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara’, ‘Ra One’, ‘Golmaal 3’, ‘Dabangg’, ‘Housefull’, and ‘Khatta Meetha’.