Star India

FX buys Doctor Who in Indian first

The FX channel in India has acquired Doctor Who, the popular and long-running British sci-fi series, in a first for Indian TV. Fox-owned Star runs FX, whcih has picked up eight seasons of the show and will start airing episodes in mid-May. BBC Worldwide distributes the BBC-produced series and struck the FX deal. The series […]

Fox’s Star India buys local channel

21st Century Fox’s Star India has acquired Telugu-language channel Maa TV. The deal hands the Asian Fox business access into the Telugu market, which Star said was the second-largest regional market in India in terms of potential revenue. The acquisition, financial terms of which were not disclosed, will close upon regulatory approvals. The Maa TV […]

James Murdoch to keynote MIPCOM

21st Century Fox’s co-COO James Murdoch will deliver a keynote at MIPCOM in October. Murdoch, son of Fox chairman and CEO Rupert Murdoch, will address delegates at the Cannes confab on Monday, October 13, as part of the Media Mastermind Keynote interview series. Murdoch was promoted to his current role at media giant Fox earlier […]

Russian net buys Indian drama pre-NATPE Europe

Russian local channel NTK9 has acquired a drama series from India, which is fast becoming a key supplier of scripted shows into central and eastern Europe. Krasnodar-serving NTK9 bought Iss Pyar Ko Kya Naam Doom (How Do I Call This Love?, pictured) from Indian content provider and channel operator Star TV and Intellecta, a media […]

Indian sellers look to edge out Turks in CEE

Indian family telenovelas are primed to replace the Turkish dramas as the in-vogue imported scripted product in Central and Eastern Europe, according to sources at India’s key broadcasters. A delegation of Indian distributors from the likes of Viacom18, Zee Entertainment and Star India attended the NATPE Budapest market last week in a bid to drum […]