Efe Cakarel

Mubi makes India push after striking Times Group deal

Online subscription film service Mubi is making a push into India after agreeing a deal with the investment arm of Indian media company The Times Group. Times Bridge joins as an investor will support Mubi as it expands into the Indian market, which is already the third biggest source of traffic to the service after […]

Mubi OTT service has ‘House of Cards moment’

Mubi is making a wider push into exclusive first-run content, with CEO Efe Cakarel describing picking up the rights to a 2016 Cannes prize-winner as “our House of Cards moment”. Speaking at the OTTtv World Summit in London yesterday, Cakarel said that after bagging the exclusive rights earlier this year to Finnish film and Cannes […]

Mubi gets $50m investment, plans China launch

Asian entertainment company Huanxi has invested US$50 million in arthouse film service Mubi, with a view to launching the video-on-demand offering in China. The pair will form a joint venture to launch Mubi China later this year. Huanxi will invest US$40 million in Mubi China and take a 70% stake in the business. The remaining US$10 million will be invested in […]

Berlinale shorts launch on SVOD

Shorts from the ongoing Berlinale film festival in Germany will be screened internationally on the MUBI subscription-video-on-demand service. The shorts will be on the MUBI service for the duration of the festival. Short filmmakers submit their films in competition for the annual Golden Bear award at Berlinale. The MUBI line-up includes last year’s Golden Bear […]