The dubbing division which was estd. in 1992 adds localized voice in various Asian languages. Clients serviced include Twentieth Century Fox, Discovery Channel. Cartoon Network, Walt Disney, Warner Bros. etc
In 1994 they expanded their activities to sell advertising commercial time, it started off with Metro Dhamaka followed by Shanti
In 1995-96, ventured into movie production and distribution. The idea was to develop into an integrated entertainment company, with a focus on content creation. Since then have produced movies like LOC , Lakshya , Lagaan , Bluffmaster , Swades , etc.
Their advertising films division is in the business of producing films and audio-visuals for agencies and direct clients. Clients serviced include HLL, Procter&Gamble, Maruti Udyog, United Breweries, etc.
United Entertainment Solutions Ltd. Incorporated in 1997, the main business of the company is post-production and SFX.
UTV Communications (USA) LLC Set up in 2004, UTV Communications (USA) LLC spearheads growth in the US market in motion picture distribution, international co-productions as well as syndication of library and joint ventures in animation.
UTV Communications (UK) Ltd. Set up in 2004, UTV Communications (UK) Ltd.’s primary activity is the film distribution business in the UK.
UTV Communication (Mauritius) Ltd. Set up in 2004, UTV Communications (Mauritius) Ltd.’s core business is film distribution in all parts of the world barring the US and UK.
Co-produced Such a Long Journey, an Indo-Canadian venture, which won three awards at the Academy of Canadian Cinema and Television.
UTV Communications has also entered into an agreement with Fox Searchlight Pictures for the distribution and exploitation in respect of a film - “I Think I Love My Wife”.
Mira Nair-directed The Namesake, a three-member venture with Fox Searchlight Pictures, Japan based Entertainment Farm and UTV contributing equally.
UTV Software Communications has signed a deal with Miramax International Film Corporation to distribute 130 titles for a period of ten years. UTV has been given the rights for theatrical, television and home video rights, restricted to the Indian continent
The model is very clear. To get 35 per cent of business from international revenues. Their understanding of the international market would help in the process of building relationships with production companies who can market their films better there. The international companies in turn will make use of UTV's best production and technological skills that obviously have much lower costs.
Bagged 3 projects from South Africa (Magic Cellar), Canada ( Honk Toot and Swoosh ), the US (Lost in Paris) and Holland.
UTV also struck co-production deals with Sony Pictures Entertainment and Fox Searchlight Pictures. In addition, the company has co-production and animation outsourcing deals with Porchlight Entertainment and Mike Young Prods.
UTV is developing five animation movies ready for release in 2010. The company would be investing Rs 135 crore in co-production and distribution of these movies.
UTV has announced its foray into gaming through proposed acquisitions of the controlling stake in Ignition Entertainment Ltd. [Ignition], a console gaming company based in U.K. and Indiagames Ltd. [IG], a mobile and broadband gaming company in India.
This makes UTV the largest Gaming and Animation entity in India. UTV now has competencies in Game development, publishing and distribution across mobile, online and console platforms worldwide and the capability to create IP's in all forms of content, including Live Action and Animation.
The outlay for investment towards Animation properties and gaming acquisitions will be around Rs. 260 crores.