Hindi film producers have won the right for their films to be broadcast on satellite one year after the theatrical release following a landmark agreement signed with the Indian film distributors association, the Central Circuit Cine Association (CCCA).

At present there are no strict rules on the satellite window in India, and whereas some films are broadcast only months after their theatrical release, others are not premiered on satellite for up to five years. The agreement is intended to curb the growth of video and cable piracy in India.

A joint committee comprising five members each from the All India Film Producers Council (AIFPC) and the CCCA will be set up immediately to ensure the implementation of the agreement and settle disputes between the producers and distributors.