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KKR-backed Emerald buys Cosmos-Maya

A media firm with backing from private equity investor KKR has acquired a majority stake in prolific Indian animation producer Cosmos-Maya. Emerald Media is behind the deal, financial terms of which were not disclosed. Emerald was launched as a pan-Asian media, entertainment and consumer tech investor, and counts experienced TV industry execs Rajesh Kamat (pictured) […]

Endemol Shine India CEO exiting

Endemol Shine India managing director and CEO Deepak Dhar will leave the business at the end of 2017 after eleven years. Company COO Abhishek Rege (below) will replace him, working alongside Dhar (right) during a transition period at the Big Boss producer. Dhar is leaving to pursue a new, unnamed venture next year. Rege joined […]

So You Think You Can Dance auditions in India

An Indian general entertainment channel is set to launch a local version of talent format So You Think You Can Dance. &TV, which broadcasts in Hindi, has commissioned Endemol Shine India to produce the show, which debuted locally this week on April 24. It will then play each Saturday and Sunday in an 8.30pm slot […]

Chernin establishes Asian investment firm

The Chernin Group and former ProSiebenSat.1 owner KKR have pacted to create an investment fund in Asia. Investment company KKR has invested US$300 million in Emerald Media, with former New Corp. boss Peter Chernin’s media company partaking in the venture as a minority co-investor. Further to that, KKR has acquired a “significant, minority stake” in […]

Asia’s super heroes

Are Asian television companies finding new ways to reboot the animated boys’ action genre? Jesse Whittock reports on the latest shows and why international coproductions are leading the way. Comic book superheroes have created much of the global narrative around animated boys action programming in the past few years, especially since The Walt Disney Company […]

Chernin Group buys anime streaming site

Peter Chernin’s media investment group has acquired a majority stake in anime streaming platform Crunchyroll. The deal, for an undisclosed amount, will see The Chernin Group take control of San Francisco-based Crunchyroll (left), which counts Japanese broadcaster TV Tokyo as its other major outside investor. Crunchyroll’s senior management team will retain to retain a “significant” […]

Endemol India producing SET drama with Bollywood star

Sony Entertainment Television and Endemol India are working on a major new drama series starring Bollywood actor Amitabh Bachchan. The currently untitled series will go out on SET India and be based on an idea from Endemol, which is coproducing with Bachchan’s prodco Saraswati Creations. Bachchan is one of the most influential actors in Bollywood […]

Peter Chernin invests in Indian animation firm

The Asian division of Peter Chernin’s company has taken a stake in an Indian animation and comic book firm. CA Media, the Asian investment division of The Chernin Group, has acquired a large minority stake in Graphic India. The Indian firm launched last year and specialises in creating superhero properties for the Indian market. The […]