DD to take part in global robotics contest

Public broadcaster Doordarshan will represent India at the Robocon 2002, the first Robotics Competition for Asia Pacific Region to be organized by Asi...

MTV Brand Equity Youth Marketing Forum unravels Cult Brands

A brand has an identity and lends it to the consumer. But a ‘Cult’ brand takes it much forward. It stands for a religion of-sorts and conv...

HBO to attract viewers with `original' movies

After capitalising on Oscar-mania, English movie channel HBO is now trying to attract viewers by showcasing some of its `original' movies from May to...

ETC appoints Media Future to chart out strategy

ETC Music has appointed Media Futures, the media consulting wing of Lintas India, to carve out a strategy for the channel. The appointment, which took...

Discovery not very keen to launch its other channels in India

Discovery, the digital pay TV channel, is not keen to launch its other specialised channels separately before getting a better feel of the market puls...

TV 18 scraps its plans of launching entertainment channel

Television Eighteen (TV 18) has scrapped its plans to launch its proposed entertainment channel. The company has enhanced its focus on its co-venture...

Laloo weaves magic on Zee, Prime Time, Zee’s rating match Star and Sony

Laloo Yadav's charisma is rubbing off on the small screen. Ever since <I>Jeena Isi Ka Naam Hai </I>has been launched there has been an air of expectat...

Government not relax DTH entry rules

The Government is unlikely to relax the stiff entry norms prescribed for permitting companies to get into direct-to-home (DTH) broadcasting unless it...

Govt planning to rationalise subscription fees of cable television

The Information and Broadcasting (I&B) Ministry has recommended notification of the maximum cost of a basic tier service — comprising both pay a...

Music Channels: Intense competition leads to fragmentation of the audience pie<br>An exchange4media analysis of the viewership patterns

Inspite of Popstars and other promotions, Music channels have a long way to go. As against a cumulative channel share of over 40% achieved by the thre...

No live FIFA World Cup on DD

Ten Sports, which won the global telecast rights for FIFA World Cup, has asked DD Sports to provide only deferred transmission on its terrestrial netw...

DD bags Commonwealth Broadcasting award

Doordarshan has once again established itself as a quintessential public service broadcaster by winning two awards of the prestigious Commonwealth Bro...

K S Sarma is new president of IBF

Prasar Bharati’s CEO K S Sarma has been chosen the new president of Indian Broadcasting Foundation, at its board meeting held in Delhi yesterday....

Balaji Telefilms divest 10% to 5 foreign funds for Rs 65 crore

The promoters of media company Balaji Telefilms, the Kapoors, have offloaded 10.11 per cent to a group of five foreign funds. The move, according to t...

Zee Telefilms profits drop by 24 per cent

Zee Telefilms has reported a 24.36per cent fall in net profit to Rs 104.51 crore for the year ended March 31, 2002, against Rs 138.18 crore for the ye...

Non fiction channels; Discovery and NGC trying to find their place under the sun<br>An exchange4media analysis of the viewership patterns

Amongst the growing popularity of general entertainment channels in the past few years, the Non fiction genre in India has been fighting hard to keep...

International: MTV promotes world harmony in global campaign

MTV Networks embarks on a global multimedia visual image campaign called on May 1 to promote its brand as one that recognizes unity and individuality...

International: Pay-TV subscription revenues row by 33% in Asia Pacific

According to Zenith Optimedia’s latest report, the Asia Pacific region has seen pay-TV subscription revenues growing by an average of 33% a year in re...

DD World is now DD India

With the floating global tenders and a move to revamp the channel, DD World’s name is being changed back to DD-India to attract viewers with effect fr...

Mukta sells film satellite telecast rights to Sony

Mukta Arts Ltd has sold satellite telecast rights of its entire movie library of 11 films to Sony Entertainment Television India Private Ltd (SET) for...

Niche channels devise new strategy to woo audience; After Discovery its NGC’s turn to introduce genre specific bands

National Geographic Channel last month launched a new slot to pull in prime time viewers called Nat Geo Max. Unlike Discovery, which has introduced ti...

Zintec launches TV set-top box

Zintec Software has launched digital television set top box for the global home entertainment market. The set top box has the capacity to access 2,000...

Special salute to Indian television industry at The Golden Rose Television Festival in Switzerland

The Indian Broadcasting Foundation in association with The Golden Rose Television Festival, the premier international event for content creators has e...

Doordarshan to launch DTT service in four metros

Doordarshan (DD) plans to launch its Digital Terrestrial Transmission (DTT) service in four metros—Delhi, Chennai, Mumbai and Kolkata in the month of...