Disney to release UTV’s videos
Walt Disney Studios will handle home entertainment distribution of key titles from UTV Motion Pictures in India.
“Disney India’s home entertainment business went direct early last year and in addition to distributing our own Disney titles, by working with key titles from UTV’s film slate, we continue to bring great stories and content to the small screens, entertaining families and children all over India,” said Mahesh Samat, MD of The Walt Disney Company, India.
Walt Disney has a major stake in UTV Software Communications, the film studio’s parent company, though it does not have managerial control.
Titles covered by the distribution deal include hits like Raajneeti, I Hate Luv Storys, Udaan, last year’s Academy Awards entry Harishchandrachi Factory, What’s Your Raashee? and Aage Se Right.
Disney’s home entertainment division is a leading group in India, and it distributes the full range of Disney branded and non-branded DVD products produced, developed or acquired by the Walt Disney Studios as well as its various television affiliates including Disney-ABC, Disney Channel and Playhouse Disney.
UTVMP’s upcoming slate includes Sanjay Leela Bansali’s Guzaarish, Rajkumar Gupta’s No One Killed Jessica and Farah Khan’s Tees Maar Khan.