Tata Sky launches new movie service

Posted by: at 10/04/2016 03:05:00 am

-  First ever Pay-TV platform to make critically acclaimed festival films available nationwide


Mumbai, 4 October, 2016: Tata Sky, pioneer of innovative services in the Pay-TV industry, has announced to showcase a handpicked array of critically acclaimed films from recent editions of Mumbai Film Festival. These films will be exclusively available to all Tata Sky subscribers on the new service – ‘Tata Sky Mumbai Film Festival’.  

Mr. Paolo Agostinelli, Chief Content & Business Development Officer, Tata Sky and Ms. Anupama Chopra, Director, Jio MAMI Mumbai Film Festival with Star at the launch of Tata Sky'1
 Mr. Paolo Agostinelli, Chief Content & Business Development Officer, Tata Sky and Ms. Anupama Chopra, Director, Jio MAMI Mumbai Film Festival with Star at the launch of Tata Sky
Tata Sky launches new movie service


These films have been handpicked in cooperation with the ‘Jio MAMI Mumbai Film Festival with Star’ team for their brilliance and excellence in various aspects of film making that make it a must-watch for viewers. This service will be available on Channel 302 & 303, in both SD & HD, at no additional cost to all subscribers from 7th October 2016.

Talking about the new initiative, Paolo Agostinelli, Chief Content & Business Development Officer, Tata Sky said, “This was an earnest endeavour to not only bring exclusive and unique films for our movie-loving subscribers but was also an attempt to support the talent that is showcased in India’s largest Film festival to a much larger audience. We cared enough to curate and create a mix of some popular and some hidden gems from the field of film-making for our viewers from the last few editions of the Mumbai Film Festival.”  

This was the first time that a Film Festival will be showcased on a TV, which reached a few thousands to now reaching over millions.    

Anupama Chopra, Director, Jio MAMI Mumbai Film Festival with Star said “We were delighted when Tata Sky extended their support and suggested taking these curated films from both Indian and international to viewers living across the country. This unique and unconventional approach just goes to prove that the entertainment and media industry needs to come together for the benefit of the extraordinary passion and talent of movie makers and lovers in India.”


Tata Sky will run three films on a daily basis. This exclusive handpicked list will include films in multiple languages, such as Hindi, English, Assamese, Marathi, Malayalam, Punjabi, Arabic, Russian, French, even including silent films. Tata Sky subscribers will be able to enjoy works of renowned Indian and international directors such as Hansal Mehta, Anup Singh, Ravi Jadav, Bikas Mishra, Pan Nalin, Nitin Kakkar and Lea Hjort Mathiesen.

Through this innovative initiative, subscribers can look forward to an exciting mix of award winning and nominated features, short films, documentaries, animations covering varied genres of comedy, drama, thriller, mystery, crime and adventure. The promising star casts include names such as Sanjay Suri, Irfan Khan, Seema Biswas, Atul Kulkarni, Tisca Chopra, Soham Maitra, Manoj Bajpai and Rajkummar Rao among others.

Prior to this initiative, Tata Sky had also launched other unique movie platforms such as Kids Showcase featuring movies for children from across the globe and Miniplex – showcasing Premiere Movies that have never been shown on TV before as well as critically acclaimed Premium Movies.

 Key Highlights:

 ·         These films have been handpicked in cooperation with the ‘Jio MAMI Mumbai Film Festival with Star’ team for their brilliance and excellence in various aspects of film making that make it a must-watch for viewers. This service will be available on Channel 302 & 303, in both SD & HD, at no additional cost to all subscribers from 7th October 2016.

·         This was the first time that a Film Festival will be showcased on a TV, which reached a few thousands to now reaching over millions.  

·         Through this innovative initiative, subscribers can look forward to an exciting mix of award winning and nominated features, short films, documentaries, animations covering varied genres of comedy, drama, thriller, mystery, crime and adventure. The promising star casts include names such as Sanjay Suri, Irfan Khan, Seema Biswas, Atul Kulkarni, Tisca Chopra, Soham Maitra, Manoj Bajpai and Rajkummar Rao among others.

·         Tata Sky will run three films on a daily basis. This exclusive handpicked list will include films in multiple languages, such as Hindi, English, Assamese, Marathi, Malayalam, Punjabi, Arabic, Russian, French, even including silent films. Tata Sky subscribers will be able to enjoy works of renowned Indian and international directors such as Hansal Mehta, Anup Singh, Ravi Jadav, Bikas Mishra, Pan Nalin, Nitin Kakkar and Lea Hjort Mathiesen.

About Tata Sky

Launched in 2006, Tata Sky is a JV between the TATA Group and 21st Century Fox. The company has invested in state-of-the-art digital infrastructure, partnered with global leaders to provide superior technology and set-up high-end 24x7 call centers across the country manned by multi-lingual customer service associates. Tata Sky currently has 418 SD, 77 HD channels, 15 interactive service, 6 SD and 6 HD movie Showcase platforms. Tata Sky is the only DTH player in the world, to have a successful business model of pioneering interactive services today. The company currently has a presence in 1.5lac towns with over 15 million connections in the country. For more information on Tata Sky, visit www.tatasky.com

Handpicked movies from Mumbai Film Festival on Tata Sky Showcase:



Handpicked movies from Mumbai Film Festival on Tata Sky Showcase:
Sr.No 
Movie Name
MAMI Year
Language
1
Aligarh
2015
Hindi
2
Ottal The Trap
2015
Malayalam
3
Kothanodi
2015
Assamese
4
Kunal
2015
Hindi
5
Malek Means Angel
2015
Arabic
6
Birds of Passage
2015
French
7
Celestial Camel
2015
Russian
8
Little Seed
2015
No Dialogue
9
One Two Three
2015
No Dialogue
10
Train Chaar Baje ki Hai
2015
Hindi
11
Bokul
2015
Asamese
12
Paper planes
2015
English
13
Fireflies in the Abyss
2015
Hindi/ Nepali
14
Angry Indian Goddesses
2015
Hindi/English
15
Chauranga
2014
Hindi
16
Little Big People
2013
English/Hindi/Marathi
17
Beyond Boundaries
2013
Hindi
18
Qissa
2013
Punjabi
19
Kaphal
2013
Hindi
20
Barefoot to Goa
2013
Hindi
21
The Master Shyam Benegal
2012
English/Hindi
22
Fandry
2012
Marathi
23
Natrang
2009
Marathi



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