Disney India to distribute UTV titles through home entertainment

July 28th, 2010 - 1:49 am ICT by IANS  

Mumbai, July 28 (IANS) The Walt Disney Company India and UTV Motion Pictures announced an agreement Tuesday where by the former will handle home entertainment distribution for key titles like “Raajneeti” and “I Hate Luv Storys” from the latter’s stable.

“We are delighted to be working with UTV through our home entertainment business distributing and marketing key titles from their slate on Blu-ray discs, DVDs and VCDs to audiences throughout India,” Mahesh Samat, managing director, Disney India, said in a statement.

Siddharth Roy Kapur, chief executive officer of UTV, said: “The Walt Disney Company India has established a strong foothold in the home entertainment space within a short span of time and we at UTV are thrilled to partner with them for some of our key titles.”

Other movies included in the deal are “Udaan”, “Harishchandrachi Factory”, “What’s Your Raashee?” and “Aagey Se Right”.

The company’s home entertainment division distributes the full range of Disney branded and non-branded DVD products produced, developed or acquired by the Walt Disney Studios and various television businesses including Disney-ABC, Disney Channel and Playhouse Disney.

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