Eros international

‘Fboy Island’ producer STX Entertainment acquired for $173m by private equity firm

FBoy Island and Bad Moms producer STX Entertainment has been acquired by private equity firm Najafi Companies for $173m. STX, which had been struggling with debt following movies such as Uglydolls, revealed it had struck a definitive agreement for a $173m takeover with Njafi last year. Lionsgate then reportedly explored an acquisition, but that potential move […]

Pluto TV adds WarnerMedia & Eros Int’l execs for content push

ViacomCBS-owned streaming service Pluto TV has made two senior hires – adding Scott Reich as SVP of programming and Shampa Banerjee as chief product officer. Reich was formerly general manager at Fullscreen Media – now part of WarnerMedia – and will now lead on programming strategy for content across Pluto TV’s 250+ live and original […]

India’s Eros merges with ‘State Of Affairs’ prodco STX Entertainment

The company behind Indian streamer Eros Now has struck a deal to merge with the US-based producer behind State Of Affairs and Bad Moms. Eros International, owner and operator of entertainment service Eros Now, and STX Entertainment have announced a stock-for-stock merger to create what is claimed to be the “first publicly traded, independent content […]

HBO tipped to make Indian formats after Eros deal

HBO Asia and Indian movie producer and distributor Eros International have joined forces and will launch two channels together in India: HBO Defined and HBO Hits. Analysts said they expect the deal to clear the way for Indian versions of hit HBO shows. Patrick Yau from finance house Peel Hunt noted: “As part of the […]