Thursday, 30 December 2010

Mathrubhumi gearing to launch its News channel

Mathrubhumi, the second most read Malayalam daily of Kerala, going to launch a 24-hour channel and the group is taking help of NDTV consultant.
Sources told IANS that the channel will be launched ahead of assembly elections in May 2011. The channel will be based on Thiruvanthapuram once they get licenses expected anytime.

Tuesday, 28 December 2010

New Series Generation Rex is in the pipeline

Cartoon Network India will launch a new action-adventure packed series ‘Generation Rex’ in January, 2011.
Generator Rex is a New Year gift from Cartoon Network India for its viewers. The series has been produced by Ben 10 team.

After Sahara Samay, it is Aalami Sahara making rounds

Sahara News Network launched its Urdu News channel Aalami Sahara on December 27, 2010 in the capital. The channel will be aired in 54 different countries.
The channel will cater regional, national and international audiences with a varied newsy content. The company is a part of business conglomerate ‘Sahara India Pariwar’, which publishes an Urdu daily ‘Roznama Rashtriya Sahara’, a weekly-magazine ‘Aalami Sahara’ and a monthly tabloid ‘Bazm-e-Sahara’. Aalmi Sahara was launched with a view to present cutting-edge news of regional, national and International caliber with fairness and objectivity and will keep its audiences abreast of the day to day happening in a language spoken a greater chunk of people in India sub-continent.

Monday, 27 December 2010

Zee in a win-win position, reaches to Australian market

Zee Network, the largest Indian entertainment network in the world has gone a step further. Zee has launched four channels viz. Zee TV, APAC, Zee Cinema, Zing & Zee Salaam on Fetch TV in Australia.
This has made Zee Network with the maximum number of channels on their platform. They have been launched on world TV, which is a package on Fetch TV. Fetch TV has two sub-packages in it, South Asian and Mandarin.

Friday, 17 December 2010

India’s First HD Movie Channel Launching on 19 December

Times Television Network has finalised 19 December 2010 as the launch date of its English movie channel, Movies Now.
India’s first HD English movie channel will be distributed by Times Television Network, which also distributes ET Now.

Tuesday, 30 November 2010

Sanjeev Kapoor Launches Hindi Food Channel FOODFOOD

Celebrity Chef, Sanjeev Kapoor has finally announced the launch of his food channel named FOODFOOD. The channel is launched by the Joint Venture between Astro All Asia Networks (Astro), Malaysia’s leading cross-media group and Turmeric Vision Pvt Ltd (TVPL), the television company owned by Sanjeev Kapoor and his wife Alyona Kapoor. The JV between the two companies marks the entry of Astro in the Indian media broadcasting industry. With the concept of Cooking+ Food +Food-lifestyle, the TV channel is scheduled to go on-air in early 2011. It will feature, for the very first time, Hinglish content that will be produced and packaged in India, making the shows relevant to the Indian audience. In order to connect to their audience in India, FOODFOOD will feature shows about food and food lifestyle like ‘Sanjeev Kapoor’s Kitchen’, ‘Firangi Tadka’, ‘Sirf 30 Minute’ and Ready Steady Cook. Prominent personalities form the entertainment and food industry such as Chef Chinu, Chef Harpal, Chef Rakesh Sethi, and more will feature as part of the varied offerings on the channel. FoodFood is also the first Indian channel that’s entirely shot in high definition.

Wednesday, 17 November 2010

Kerala based Mangalam Group to launch TV channel

The group will launch a news and entertainment television channel in the next six months. Mangalam Group of Publications, which publishes 10 titles, plans to foray into the electronic media space. The group plans to launch a news and entertainment channel by mid-2011.
The first channel by the group will be called Mangalam and will be in Malayalam. According to a senior company official, the publishing division, which has an annual turnover of Rs 60 crore, will start the channel with an initial investment of Rs 50 crore.

Tuesday, 16 November 2010

SAB TV to double its investments

SAB TV will launch a weekly detective comedy series, Jaankhilavan Jasoos from November 19.
SAB TV, the family comedy entertainment channel from the MSM network plans to increase its original content programming, as well as its investment in marketing and distribution.

Friday, 12 November 2010

NDTV launches 3 channels in Australia in distribution pact with FetchTV

Expanding its portfolio in the international market, NDTV has entered into a distribution arrangement with FetchTV, a subscription TV provider to leading Australian ISPs, to launch NDTV 24x7, NDTV India and NDTV Good Times in Australia.
As part of the agreement, NDTV 24x7 will be available to all FetchTV subscribers along with channels like CNBC Australia, BBC World News, Fox Sports News and other international news channels. NDTV India and NDTV Good Times will be available along with the bouquet of all other Indian channels.

Thursday, 4 November 2010

Nat Geo launches three channels in Australia

National Geographic Channel (NGC) has launched three new channels in Australia - Nat Geo Wild HD, National Geographic Channel +2 and Nat Geo Adventure +2.
NGC Australia MD Karin Simoncini said that the aim is to give viewers in each time zone across Australia more choices to watch their favourite shows when they want to.

Tuesday, 26 October 2010

9XM enters social gaming arena with Bade and Chote

9XM, the Bollywood music channel, is entering into the social networking gaming arena with its popular animated duo ‘Bade & Chote’.
The channel has partnered with Bollywood superstar Shah Rukh Khan to launch an interactive game Be a Star Paparazzi. The game on Facebook platform will feature Bade - Chote and Khan.

Friday, 22 October 2010

Reddy Brothers to launch Kannada news channel

The Kannada news channel space is seeing lot of action lately and now there is another channel that’s on the anvil to be launched. The politician and miners Reddy Brothers of Bellary have been in the fray to launch their own news and entertainment channel.

Tuesday, 19 October 2010

Zee to launch two niche channels

Zee Entertainment Enterprises Ltd proposes to launch two niche channels for food and golf by the year-end, as part of plans to diversify its bouquet of channels. “We plan to launch two to three niche channels for food, golf and kids once the regulatory clearances are received,” Mr Punit Goenka, CEO and Managing Director, Zee Entertainment, told reporters.

Tuesday, 12 October 2010

UTV Movies says "Jeeyo Bollywood"

UTV Movies is all set to launch Phase 2 of its campaign titled "Jeeyo Bollywood". The campaign reaches out to the channel's viewers during the festive season, comprising festivals such as Navratri, Durga Puja, Dussera and Diwali.
The first leg of the campaign was rolled out in June, celebrating the re-branding exercise undertaken by UTV.

Saturday, 9 October 2010

Times Television to Launch HD Movie Channel

The Times Television Network is about to launch MOVIES NOW a new English movies channel in India.
The channel will kick off with an irresistible line-up of Hollywood blockbusters: Die Hard 4 and X-Men are just two of the names on the launch line-up.

Monday, 4 October 2010

Den enters into JV with BFTV to launch BabyFirst channel

MUMBAI: Sameer Manchanda-promoted Den Networks, through its television and media services arm IME Networks, has entered into a joint venture partnership with BFTV LLC, broadcasters of BabyFirst, the international television channel for babies, toddlers and parents.
The JV, in which IME Network holds 75 per cent, marks Den’s foray into introducing international channels of genres currently “underserved” in the Indian market.

Tuesday, 31 August 2010

NGC, Airtel begins hunt for ‘Young Explorer’

National Geographic Channel (NGC) has begun a talent hunt for the “Young Explorer”.
The drive, targeting more than 60,000 children aged between 10-14 years, will be conducted in association with Bharti Airtel across 120 schools in Delhi, Bangalore and Chennai. In addition, there will also be online test available for students, which cannot be covered through on ground channel. The entire initiative is a combination of fun games, puzzles and brain tickling trail hunts, where the participants will need to clear various levels before they proceed forth.

Friday, 27 August 2010

UTV Television to add two new shows on Hindi GECs

UTV Television, which is completing 20 years of operations this year, is in a revival mode.
After losing share to other production houses, the company is again firming up its fiction and non-fiction properties.

Times Television Network to beef up offering with English movie channel Mango

The Reliance ADAG-CBS JV will be launching a GEC Big CBS Prime, Big CBS Spark for the youth, and the women-centric Big CBS Love.
Now, there are talks about Times Television Network’s plans to expand its channel bouquet with a new English movie channel, named Mango.

Thursday, 5 August 2010

“3 Idiots” rakes highest TVR in 8 years

3 idiots continue the cash-registers ringing for small screen as well.
The movie starring Aamir Khan, Sharman Joshi and R Madhavan has raked an average TVR of 10.9, the highest for any movie shown on TV in the past eight years. It has also way-past all top-rated shows including Pavitra Rishta (5.7) on Zee TV which was the closest rival.

Sunday, 20 June 2010

POGO brings kids with “Chhota Bheem”

POGO, kids' favorite TV channel, is offering kids a never before opportunity to be a part of their much loved show Chhota Bheem.
POGO has announced 'Bheem Ki Team', a nationwide contest that will give five kids a once in a lifetime opportunity to star as an animated avatar with their favourite hero Chhota Bheem and his friends in a special on-air vignette on POGO. Through an on-ground school contact programme kids will be invited to send in their reasons why 'Bheem Ki Team needs him/her' and (five) kids with the wittiest answers stand to win this exclusive chance.

Saturday, 27 March 2010

Star Plus to showcase ‘My Name Is Khan’

Star Plus has bagged TV rights for Sharukh Khan’s latest movie ‘My Name Is Khan’.
According to the sources, the channel has paid a hefty sum of Rs 15 crore for the rights.

Monday, 15 March 2010

New Tamil channel for youth

South India based SRM Group which publishes a Tamil magazine “Puthiya Thalaimurai” is all set to launch a Tamil channel for youth.
The new channel will be an infotainment channel with news and its analysis, education, healthcare, employment programming along with entertainment programming including movies and songs.

New Tamil channel for youth

South India based SRM Group which publishes a Tamil magazine “Puthiya Thalaimurai” is all set to launch a Tamil channel for youth.
The new channel will be an infotainment channel with news and its analysis, education, healthcare, employment programming along with entertainment programming including movies and songs.

Tuesday, 16 February 2010

Rakhi Vs Rahul, a poor show by Rahul

According to the latest TAM ratings, the new reality show “Rahul Dulhaniya Le Jayega” which started from February 1, 2010 on NDTV Imagine is failed to repeat the success of “Rakhi Ka Swayamvar”.
While the very first episode of Rakhi’s reality show aired on June 29 had racked 3.5 TRP, the highest among all reality shows previously aired on NDTV Imagine, Rahul Mahajan’s pioneer show could garner only 2.14 TV Ratings.

Tuesday, 2 February 2010

‘Uttaran’ toppled from top, ‘Balika Vadhu’ out of Top 5

After having a successful run for several weeks in a row, ‘Balika Vadhu’ is out of top 5 list.
According to the latest TAM data released for the week ended January 23, 2010, the popular Hindi serial was toppled by the Zee TV’s reality show ‘Dance India Dance-2’ that has made into the top 5 programmes list of Hindi GEC Channels.

Saturday, 23 January 2010

Colors inks pact with IPL

The most popular Hindi general entertainment channel Colors has entered into a deal with Indian Premiere League (IPL).
Under the three-year licensing deal, the GEC will be able to launch a slew of entertainment programme focused on IPL and its cricket players. The new programming will include special editions of the existing shows such as ‘Khatron Ke Khiladi IPL special’ besides ‘IPL Awards Night’ that will be telecast on various Viacom 18 channels on April 23, 2010.

Big B joins ‘small’ B on Bingo

It's finally time for the first ever episode of the most electrifying show on Indian television with non other than the hottest youngest superstar today - Abhishek Bachchan. And what's more?
Participating as the first contestant on the show is none other than his own - Paa - the enigmatic Big B himself - Amitabh Bachchan. Abhishek believes that his PAA needs the maximum aaram these days and hence decided to give his dad a time of his life through his new game show ‘Idea National Bingo Night’ at 9:00 pm on January 23, 2010 on Colors.

Friday, 22 January 2010

Rakhi Sawant to sue censor board

The item bombshell Rakhi Sawant has decided to move the court against Central Board of Film Certification (CBFC) that had cut a word ‘Kamine’ from her latest song ‘Kamine Tera Bhoot Chad Gaya Re’ of her latest video album ‘Jhagde’.
“When they can pass entire film titled Kaminey what sense does it make to delete the word Kaminey from my video?” argues Rakhi who is also the co-producer of the video album.

Aadhaar leak: EPFO discontinues services provided through Common Service Centre

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