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UTV Movies to launch in Eastern and Southern Africa

Ties up with Tristar Media Marketing for launch in the region on cable.

BestMediaInfo Bureau | Delhi | May 26, 2011

UTV, South Asia’s largest Media and Entertainment Brand announced the launch of UTV Movies International in East Africa. UTV has tied up with Tristar Media Marketing for launch in the region on cable.

UTV Movies will reach out to the ethnic community in the COMESA (Common Market for Eastern and Southern Africa) countries of Kenya, Uganda, Tanzania, Rwanda, Burundi, Ethiopia, Eritrea, Sudan, Zambia & Malawi.

With this development, UTV’s broadcast footprint now encompasses the United States, Australia, New Zealand, Malaysia, Sri Lanka, Nepal, the United Arab Emirates and South-Eastern Africa.

UTV Movies has the inherent advantage of being the only Hindi movie channel coming from the country’s largest motion picture studio. The channel has the distinct advantage of possessing a young and fresh library of Bollywood film content which is in demand across the entire Middle East region.

Commenting on the expansion in the African region, M. K. Anand, Chief Executive Officer, Broadcasting – UTV said, “We are pleased to announce the expansion of our footprint into the African region, which boasts of a sizeable ethnic community and we are positive of living up to our commitment of providing quality entertainment products to our viewers across the world.”

Nikhil Rajyaguru, Director – Tristar Media Marketing said, “UTV has a track record of bringing great entertainment to its audiences and we are delighted to add UTV Movies to our offering for the South Asian community in Eastern & Southern Africa”


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