Sony Pictures Television Signs India Output Deals

Pacts with UTV Action, Star Movies and Big CBS

NEW DELHI -- Sony Pictures Television has concluded a three year output deal with UTV Action giving the channel exclusive Hindi dubbed version telecast rights of 70 SPT titles such as The Karate Kid, Resident Evil: Afterlife and Salt.

UTV Action is owned by diversified media group UTV, which also runs business news TV venture Bloomberg UTV.

Meanwhile, Sony Pictures has also pacted with News Corp.'s Star Movies for broadcast rights to titles such as Terminator: Salvation, The Ugly Truth, Hancock, Made of Honor, You Don’t Mess with the Zohan and The Taking of Pelham 123

Recently, SPT concluded an output deal with newly-launched joint venture Big CBS for titles such as Zathura, XXX: State of the Union, Mona Lisa Smile, 13 Going on 30 and Vertical Limit, among others. An equal joint venture between Reliance Broadcast Network Ltd. and CBS Inc., Big CBS just launched its first offering, English entertainment channel Prime.