Disney-ABC renew multi-year movie deal With Zee Studio


MUMBAI: In line with its commitment to expand the reach of its content internationally, The Walt Disney Company’s international TV distribution arm, Disney-ABC International Television (Asia Pacific), has renewed a multi-year movie deal with Indian basic cable movie channel Zee Studio, which is part of Zee’s bouquet of 22-odd channels.

This agreement covers the licensing of live action library features, Disney animated movie titles and made-for-TV movies.

Under this agreement, viewers in India will be able to enjoy blockbusters such as Pirates of the Caribbean: Curse of the Black Pearl, Armageddon, Pretty Woman, and Air Force One, in addition to popular Disney animated movies including Meet the Robinsons, Chicken Little, Tarzan I & II, and Jungle Book II.

"We’re delighted to be expanding our relationship with Zee to offer Indian viewers a broad range of renowned Disney movies that appeal to all members of the family. India is a key market for our business and this deal is in line with our continued commitment to expand Disney’s content reach here," said Disney-ABC International Television (Asia Pacific) senior vice president and managing director Rob Gilby.

"We are very pleased to renew our existing multi-year movie deal with Disney-ABC International Television. Zee Studio continues on its commitment to bring viewers the choicest Hollywood titles, including an exciting selection of premier animated titles from Disney," added Zee Studio executive vice president and business head Neil Chakravarti.