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BoxTV in strategic pact with Sony Pictures & Disney UTV

23-February-2013
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BoxTV in strategic pact with Sony Pictures & Disney UTV

Times Internet’s BoxTV has announced content agreements with Sony Pictures Television and Disney UTV to offer premium titles on its video streaming service.

BoxTV has also announced partnerships with UTV Motion Pictures, Shemaroo Entertainment, Rajshri Entertainment and Everymedia Technologies for Bollywood and regional content in addition to their agreements with major international studios – Sony Pictures Television, Disney UTV and Celestial Entertainment – for premium Hollywood content.

Commenting on the partnerships, Satyan Gajwani, CEO, Times Internet said, “With these partnerships, we provide our users access to a vast content library of popular choices to watch.”

As is known, BoxTV is a premium video service that offers a large bouquet of entertainment, including blockbuster movies, TV shows, short films, documentaries and more, which users can watch on a regular web browser or through the device of their choice.

Angel Orengo, Executive Vice President, Distribution, Asia Pacific, Sony Pictures Television said, “The Indian digital media industry has grown rapidly in the last few years and we support BoxTV’s efforts to launch this service and another exciting medium for content consumption in this evolving digital landscape.”

Amrita Pandey, Executive Director - Syndication, International Distribution & Disney UTV Media Distribution, Studios, Disney UTV added here, “We are excited to offer some of our best content from ABC Studios, Disney UTV Pixar, Disney UTV and Disney UTV Studios to the consumer at one destination. We believe that BoxTV will be a great platform for us to showcase our wide breadth of entertaining and world class content.”

BoxTV has developed an India-centric media experience, which includes unique such as bandwidth meters, dynamic streaming and video chapters, along with metadata and search.

Users will be able to access BoxTV via a wide range of apps on the platform of their choice. The service will be available across iPhone, iPad, Android phones and tablets; Kindle Fire, EvoTV, Woxi Pod and Roku. Apps for Windows 8, J2ME and Blackberry platforms are currently in the pipeline.

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