Voddler launches ‘Bollyvod’ streaming service

Swedish streaming firm Voddler has started rolling out a new global video-on-demand service for Bollywood content, called Bollyvod. The service has gone live in the US, with worldwide launches to follow in the coming months. Voddler said it has secured more than 100,000 hours of content for Bollyvod – including the latest movies and shows […]

Indian net woos Warner’s Bachelorette

Indian channel Life OK has become the latest to get its own version of Warner Bros. International Television Production’s much travel romance format The Bachelor. The Star TV-owned channel will launch 26-episode series The Bachelorette – Mere Khayalon Ki Mallika in September, with SOL Productions attached to produce. The deal represents the first time Warner […]

Dailymotion adds Bollywood content

Video site Dailymotion has inked a deal with Indian movie company Venus for a selection of Bollywood movies. Over a hundred Venus titles will be added to the Dailymotion site for free and the distributor’s premium movies launched on a paid-for basis. Dailymotion already has Bollywood movies and content from suppliers including Yash Raj films, […]

Middle Eastern ‘Netflix’ preps summer launch

A new Middle East-based on demand service has scored deals with Hollywood studios, Arabic content houses and Bollywood film providers ahead of its launch in June, TBI has learned. Dubai-headquartered icflix will be a hybrid SVOD/TVOD service launching across platforms in the Middle East and North Africa, and will also target Arabic ex-pats around the […]

Hollywood Studio formats

Plans are underway to make some of the most iconic US shows ever for local broadcasters with international versions of 24, Breaking Bad, ER, Glee and Gossip Girl planned in countries as far afield as Israel and China. Shows including Prison Break, Law & Order and Desperate Housewives have already had the remake treatment and […]