Multiplexes: Will not screen films if rights sold to OTT platforms for simultaneous release

“We will not screen films whose rights have been sold for an earlier or simultaneous release on OTT (over the top) digital platforms.” [Leading multiplex companies]

Inox Leisure pointed out that producers, distributors and multiplex owners in India have mutually agreed to an exclusive theatrical window of eight weeks between the theatrical release of a movie and release on any other platform.

This is in response to Jio’s announcement of first-day-first-show service on Jio TV, which is scheduled for launch in 2020.

Clearly, the old school vs digital business models are up for a tussle here.

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