India’s Tata Sky Unveils Children’s Movie Service


Indian content distribution platform Tata Sky has launched Tata Sky Kids Cinema, an ad-free service offering a selection of children’s films curated by Monica Wahi, founder-director of South Asian Children’s Cinema Forum.

Tata Sky Kids Cinema, which is free for all Tata Sky subscribers, provides a variety of Indian and international movies, including animated and live-action features and short films, most of which have never been released in India. More than 150 award-winning movies will be available all year in such languages as Hindi, Gujarati, Kannada, English, Japanese, French, German and Russian, among many others. Titles include Ponyo, My Neighbor Totoro, Kiki’s Delivery Service, Secret of Kells, The Grufallo and the recently released adaptation of Roald Dahl’s Revolting Rhymes.

Tata Sky Kids Cinema is available 24/7 and can be watched across multiple platforms, including SD, HD+, Tata Sky On-Demand and the Tata Sky Mobile App. New films will be added to the service on a monthly basis.

Arun Unni, the chief content officer at Tata Sky, said: “Good children’s cinema often transcends language and age. Tata Sky Kids Cinema is a thoughtfully curated movie destination, where not only children but adults can indulge in a mystic and magical world of cinema, which entertains and enlightens at the same time. For parents today, who lack the time to watch meaningful and fun movies with children at home, this is a great bonding experience and helps to create some interesting conversations between kids and parents. We are confident that with Tata Sky Kids Cinema, children will indulge in thrilling experiences and create cherished memories.”

Wahi added: “Good Cinema helps children grow—creatively, intellectually and as good human beings. It opens their mind to new perspectives and enables them to experience the world with their hearts. I am proud to be associated with Tata Sky’s Kids Cinema. We have handpicked a wide variety of imaginative and compelling films. From artistically diverse animations to spellbinding adventures and magical fantasies, from hilarious comedies to more contemplative coming-of-age stories—there is something here to discover for all ages. I’m sure that adults will enjoy these films just as much as children.”