Palador Pictures finalizes association with Tata Sky

Bollywood Trade News Network
10/11/2007 12:00:00 AM

Palador Pictures, the only Indian firm to have bought legal rights to nearly 1,000 World Cinema titles announced an exclusive tie-up with Tata Sky Ltd., the joint venture between the TATA Group and STAR, marking a revolution of sorts for the Indian cinema aficionados. Most carefully chosen award wining American, European and Asian films will now be available on Tata Sky's pay-per-view service, 'Showcase' ? . Starting Friday, October 12th, Tata Sky has lined up eight of the world's best movies from the Palador library for the coming five weeks. The movies span different genres and showcase works of acclaimed filmmakers like Akira Kurosawa, Jim Jarmusch, Oxide Pang Chun & Danny Pang, Wong-Kar Wai and the likes.

Says Mr. Gautam Sikhnis, Founder & Managing Director of Palador Pictures, "We have worked hard to create a collection of the best-of-the-best movies from across the world and are currently nurturing around 1000 titles in our ever-growing library. And now, the task of taking them to the discerning Indian viewers is made easy with Tata Sky satellite television service. We promise a future of the best of World Cinema to every Tata Sky subscriber."

Mr. Vikram Kaushik, Managing Director and CEO, Tata Sky Ltd. Said, "Our tie-up with Palador enables us to introduce our subscribers to classics in the World Cinema category made by legendary film makers. These films will be available in DVD quality picture and will have only one ad-break thereby enhancing the viewing experience for our subscribers."