Eros International Plc and Viacom18 Motion Pictures Announce International Distribution Agreement
Eros International Plc ("Eros"), a leading global film company in the India film entertainment industry and Viacom18 Motion Pictures, a division of Viacom 18 Media Pvt. Ltd, a joint venture operation in India between Viacom Inc. and the Network18 Group, announced today an international distribution agreement. The deal includes four-films: Mary Kom- directed by Omung Kumar and starring Priyanka Chopra; Gabbar- directed by Krish starring Akshay Kumar & Shruti Hassan; Golu Pappu- directed by Kabir Sadanand and starring Dimple Kapadia, Vir Das and Kunal Roy Kapoor; and Santa Banta- directed by Akashdeep Sabir and starring Boman Irani and Vir Das.
Pranab Kapadia, President, Marketing and Distribution for Eros International Plc said, "We are pleased to work with Viacom18 to present these highly anticipated films to overseas audiences. With our strong international distribution network and marketing capabilities, we anticipate that these films will have successful runs in overseas markets."
Ajit Andhare, COO, Viacom18 Motion Pictures said, "Indian cinema caters to audiences not just in India, but globally. This multi-film alliance with Eros will provide the Indian fan base abroad a chance to experience our films that are rich in content and deliver cutting-edge narratives.
Mary Kom, the first of the films to be distributed internationally under this alliance, will release across more than 250 screens on September 5, 2014.
About Eros International Plc
Eros International Plc (NYSE:EROS) is a leading global company in the Indian film entertainment industry that acquires, co-produces and distributes Indian films across all available formats such as cinema, television and digital new media. Eros International Plc became the first Indian media company to list on the New York Stock Exchange. Eros International has experience of over three decades in establishing a global platform for Indian cinema. The Company has an extensive and growing movie library comprising of over 2,300 films, which include Hindi, Tamil, and other regional language films for home entertainment distribution. For further information please visit: www.erosplc.com
ErosNow is the company's on-demand entertainment portal accessible anytime, anywhere on nearly any Internet-connected screen. The ErosNow platform currently offers users thousands of new and catalogue movies from Eros as well as other major Bollywood studios, a large selection of premium television content syndicated from major TV studios as well as thousands of music videos and audio tracks. Members have several options to consume content including through monthly subscriptions, download to rent and download to own - all without advertisements. ErosNow will continue to expand its content to include the company's full film library, as well as further third party content. For further information please visit: www.erosnow.com
About Viacom 18 Media Pvt. Ltd
Viacom 18 Media Pvt. Ltd. is a 50/50 joint venture operation in India between Viacom Inc and the Network18 Group, (with interests in television, internet, filmed entertainment, mobile content & allied businesses, comprising brands like CNBC TV18, CNBC Awaaz, Newswire18, moneycontrol.com, CNN-IBN, IBN 7, Homeshop18 and E18 amongst others).
Viacom 18 Media Pvt. Ltd. operates six general entertainment channels - MTV, Nickelodeon, Vh1, COLORS, SONIC, Comedy Central and film business through Viacom18 Motion Pictures, that produces, acquires and distributes Hindi films. Viacom18 also runs Viacom's consumer products division in India. For more information on Viacom18, Viacom or Network18, log on to www.viacom18.com, www.viacom.com and www.network18online.com respectively.
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