Sun Network goes against idea of OTT releases during lockdown!
Over the past one year, the Sun Network has acquired the rights of many tamil films starring famous faces such as Sivakarthikeyan’s Ayalaan, Trisha’s Raangi, Sasikumar’s Rajavamsam and so on. As the corona virus lockdown is still rampant, many expected the organization to release few of their acquisitions as a direct OTT release. However, Sun Network is against the idea of releasing any of their content directly onto their OTT platform SunNXT and only believe that films should hit the platform after their theatrical run.
Recently, SunNXT had acquired their satellite and digital rights of Vaibhav starrer Lockup which also had Venkat Prabhu and Vani Bhojan in the cast. However, as the platform does not encourage OTT releases, the agreement is cancelled, with the film now being sold to Zee5.
Lockup is now scheduled to release on the Zee5 platform during the month of July along with other releases such as Danny and Cocktail.