Eros, a leading integrated studio within the Indian media & entertainment sector, announced today that it has signed a multi-film content licensing deal with Rupert Murdoch owned Star Network. The deal includes already released and forthcoming films such as:
VEER, an epic love story of a warrior, one of the biggest films made for Indian Cinema, starring Salman Khan, Zarin Khan, Mithun Chakraborty and Jackie Shroff, which had a worldwide theatrical release in January 2010. (Checkout Veer special page here
HOUSEFULL, a romantic comedy scheduled for worldwide theatrical release in April 2010. From the successful Producer-Director team of Sajid Nadiadwala and Sajid Khan, Housefull brings together a star-studded cast lead by Akshay Kumar, Arjun Rampal, Ritesh Deshmukh, Deepika Padukone, Lara Dutta and Jiah Khan, supported by Boman Irani. (Take part in Housefull Contest – Special Page on Housefull
Sameer Rao, General Manager Star Gold said, “We are pleased to have acquired the exclusive satellite TV rights for films such as VEER and HOUSEFULL. These movies will be enjoyed by audiences of the STAR TV network all over the world. For us, this represents yet another significant deal in our continuing and fruitful business relationship with Eros.”
Pranab Kapadia, President – Distribution, Eros, said, “This deal signifies yet another step towards cementing further our strong relationship with major TV Networks like Star. We try to tailor-make packages to suit the audiences on each network so that both sides can maximise the potential from the television broadcast “.
Eros also recently announced a series of major television licensing deals with Zee.