Sony Pictures Networks India’s web streaming platform, SonyLIV has signed a content partnership with online entertainment channel Web Talkies, reports IndianTelevision. As part of the deal, seven original web series from Web Talkies, including ‘CM CM Hota Hai’, ‘Maid in India’ (Seasons 1 & 2), ‘Current 440 Volts’, ‘Gang of Big Boys’, ‘Border Border’, ‘Samadhan Ki Samasya’ and ‘Mushaira Unplugged’, will be made available on SonyLIV’s web and mobile platforms.
It’s worth noting that Web Talkies was co-founded by the former head of fiction programming at Sony Entertainment Television, Virendra Shahaney. In November last year, Web Talkies had partnered with online streaming company nexGTv for the worldwide digital telecast rights to its web series ‘Maid In India’. Web Talkies offers both paid and free videos for registered members.
At the beginning of this year, SonyLIV and film studio Sony Pictures Entertainment had partnered with digital content network, One Digital Entertainment for the studio’s latest Hollywood film, Passengers starring Chris Pratt & Jennifer Lawrence. It had also signed a content partnership with digital entertainment company Pocket Aces.
SonyLIV original content: SonyLIV launched its third web series called ‘Lost & Found’, in July last year. The company launched its first web series called #LoveBytes in August 2015, followed by another series called Shutter in October 2015.
Videocon d2h partnership: In March of this year, Videocon d2h and Sony LIV partnered to make content from the SonyLIV app available on to Videocon d2h’s HD Smart Connect Set Top Box customers, across different genres including sports, shows, music, TV shows, among others. SonyLIV can be accessed through all Web Apps button on Videocon d2h’s HD Smart Connect Set Top Box.
Whistling Woods tie up: SonyLIV had also partnered with film institute Whistling Woods and film production house Mukta Arts, both of which are owned by Subhash Ghai, to stream the short films created by Whistling Woods students on its platform. The short films created by students were produced by Connect1, a digital venture owned by Mukta Arts.