Star planning to hike its subscription rates

Another channel war may be in the offing with Star planning to hike its subscription rates. In a written communication, Star has informed cable operat...

Coca Cola has dropped the price of its two non-cola brands

Soft drink major Coca Cola has dropped the price of its two non-cola brands Fanta and Sprite by around Re 1 each in Delhi and West Bengal in the stand...

Maharashtra to host its maiden Mumbai Shopping Festival

The stage is set for Maharashtra to host its maiden Mumbai Shopping Festival 2001 here in May with efforts being made to rope in businessmen of all tr...

AOL will invest $100 million in India

America Online (AOL), the world's largest Internet access provider, will invest $100 million in India over the next five years to offer Internet-relat...

IBF is to sign an agreement with AAAI

The Indian Broadcasting Foundation (IBF) is all set to sign an agreement with the Advertising Agencies Association of India (AAAI). Mr. Ramesh Narayan...

Britannia and McDonald's to sponsor JKBC

Junior Kaun Banega Crorepati, the gameshow for kids on Star Plus, has lined up two sponsors. Britannia and McDonald's have confirmed their sponsorship...

Big cable networks fed up with pay channels

Big cable networks, or multi-system operators fed up with the 'extortionist' tactics of the pay channels and are hitting back by charging huge 'carria...

PIL filed challenging the tax system for foreign channels

The practice of charging foreign TV companies a normal tax rate on the presumptive profit of 10 per cent earned through advertisements in India has be...

Tobacco down - Insurance up for Advertising Industry

With tobacco down and out of the advertising scenario, ad agencies needn’t worry. Foreign insurance majors have a fat budget for advertising. Ad gurus...

Coca-Cola and P&G global alliance won't have much impact on India

The impact on India of the global joint venture company formed by Coca-Cola and Procter & Gamble (P&G) appears to be blurred at the outset. Moreover,...

Star TV is increasing its pay channel price

Star TV is increasing its pay channel package price by 30 per cent in a bid to increase its subscription revenue.

CNBC India plans to enter the DTH market

CNBC India plans to enter the DTH market. This is likely to happen when CNBC ceases to be a free-to-air channel. No time frame has been set up this v...

Star TV likely to sign agreement with Music Broadcast

Star TV is likely to sign within a week an agreement with the PK Mittal-promoted Music Broadcast Pvt. Ltd. for supply of radio software content. Star...

Public issue of Mid-Day Multimedia Ltd oversubscribed

The recently concluded public issue of Mid-Day Multimedia Ltd. was oversubscribed 1.6 times the book amount of Rs 45 crore. The institutional portion...

Pepsi launched new promotion-Pepsi Toss Card

Pepsi has launched a promotion Pepsi Toss Card campaign to coincide with the Pepsi Series 2001 beginning February 27. The campaign which will run acro...

Colgate-Palmolive India to widen its product portfolio

Colgate-Palmolive India is planning to widen its product portfolio and bring in some of its global brands in categories as diverse as household surfac...

HLL to unleash promos for oral care products

Hindustan Lever is set to unleash a blitzkrieg of promos for its oral care products. Marginal slips in market shares of toothpaste prompted the compan...

Star to extend KBC to weekends

To counter the rising popularity of Jeeto Chappar Phad Ke, Star plans to extend its game show KBC to weekends.

Publi Promotion Network to acquire 40% stake in Mediascope

The Switzerland-based media conglomerate, Publi Promotion Network is acquiring 40 per cent stake in Mediascope for an undisclosed amount..

RBI amends Fema to stop FII funds in print media

The Reserve Bank of India has amended the Fema withdrawing with immediate effect the facility for acquisition of shares and convertible debentures of...

I&B may have few cuts in the budgetary estimates for 2001-02

A cut in allocations to the information and broadcasting ministry is unlikely in the budgetary estimates for 2001-02.

RBI revokes permission for foreign investment in Mid-day

The Mid-day FII project stands cancelled following the government's instruction to the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) to withdraw permission for foreign...

DTH guidelines to be out within a week

The much-awaited direct-to-home guidelines will be released within a week.

Sahara to present Union Budget Live

Sahara Television will present Union Budget 2001-02 live on its channel.