Cinevistaas Ltd., previously known as Cinevista Communications (CCL) was incorporated in 1993, as partnership firm and was converted into private limited company in May, 1997. CCL was converted into a public limited company with effect from December, 1999 and the name was changed to the present one. Promoted by Prem Krishen Malhotra and Sunil Mehta, both with a background in India's film industry to establish, maintain and manage, television and/or radio centres, studios for production of serials and export thereof.
Some of the popular programmes produced by Cinvesta and telecast on various channels are Katha Sagar, Zindagi, Gul Gulshan Gulfam and Junoon. CCL has two 100% subsidiaries, Cinevista Global Private Ltd promoted for producing programmes for televsion and Cinevista News International Private Ltd incorporated for producing current affairs and news related programmes. Both the subsidiaries have not yet commenced activities.
In Feb' 2000 CCL came with a public issue of 25,33,500 equity shares of face value Rs. 10 each consist of a book building portion of 19,00,000 and a fixed price portion of 6,33,500 equity shares. The present issue is for setting up an integrated studio and a web-casting service on the internet, procurement of web rights for TV programmes and movies, overseas production centres and to augment the long term working capital of the company.
Currently CCL has 26 different programme formats in various stages of development, setting up of production centres in 2 overseas markets in under progress and it is also in process of structuring 3 strategic alliances in related business.
During 2000-2001, two new companies namely Cinevista Studios Pvt. Ltd. & Cinevista Eagle Plus Media Pvt. Ltd. were incorporated. While Cinevista Studios Pvt. Ltd. is incorporated to deal in the business of purchase, sale, hire, distribute, etc. production and post production facilities and equipment for production, recording, editing, etc. of feature films, etc., Cinevista Eagle Plus Media Pvt. Ltd. is a joint venture between the CCL and Mr Umesh Mehra for the production of feature films, telefilms, etc. The company has also acquired 99% stake in Video Vista Inc., New Jersey, USA and is engaged in the business of distributing TV programmes of Indian Origin in different parts of the world. This acquisition will help the company to expand its overseas business by licensing of its TV programme library in different parts of the world.