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Disney India, Star India Network ink multi-year output deal

The deal includes some of its biggest global hits across Star India’s TV network in multiple languages and includes titles such as LucasFilms’ Star Wars: The Force Awakens and Disney’s The Jungle Book

BestMediaInfo Bureau | Mumbai | January 2, 2017

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Disney India and Star India Television Network have had a long-standing association to bring top-notch family entertainment to audiences across the country. Over the years, their collaboration has engaged audiences with blockbuster movies such as Marvel’s Avengers: Age of Ultron and Captain America: Winter Soldier, Disney Pixar’s Inside Out and Disney’s Cinderella, among others.

Now Disney India has inked a multi-year output deal with Star India to showcase some of its biggest global hits across Star India’s TV network in multiple languages, including English, Hindi, Tamil, Telugu and Bengali. The deal will include titles such as LucasFilms’ Star Wars: The Force Awakens, Disney’s The Jungle Book and Moana, Marvel’s Captain America: Civil War and Doctor Strange, Disney Pixar’s Finding Dory among others.

Disney holds the industry’s top four global releases of 2016, with three films crossing the billion-dollar mark and a fourth over $950m.

The extended partnership kicked off with the grand television premiere of this year’s highest grossing Hollywood blockbuster in India, Disney’s The Jungle Book. The live-action adventure premiered on Indian television on November on Star Movies, Star Movies Select HD and Star Plus and emerged as the highest rated Hollywood premieres of the year in English and Hindi.

“We believe in bringing quality, family focused entertainment to audiences across all age groups and Star is an ideal platform for us to take our fantastic bouquet of movies to viewers across the country and give them the chance to revisit their beloved stories,” said Amrita Pandey, Vice-President, Studios, Disney India.

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“As an organisation that introduced Hollywood to Indian television more than two decades ago, Star India has always been at the forefront of telling stellar stories and captivating the Indian audience. This partnership with Disney India is a testimony of our commitment to deliver the best Hollywood content to our viewers across the nation.” said Amit Chopra, CEO, Entertainment, Star India.

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