DD Bharati ignored by Kolkata operators

Operators in Kolkata are not following the Union ministry of information & broadcasting directive to put DD Bharati channel on prime band. Operators u...

FTV comes bundled with DD Sports, Hallmark

FTV, which had gone pay after encryption early this month, will be bundled with DD Sports and Hallmark. The combined package will be priced at Rs 13.2...

Zee News to make profit by end of March

Zee Telefilms announced that Zee News was likely to turn profitable by the end of the current financial year. It also expects the four Alpha regional...

‘Conditional Access System’ to ensure transparency and protect viewer interest: I&B

Task Force constituted by Information & Broadcasting (I&B) ministry has recommended adoption of Conditional Access System to ‘permit the consumer to h...

Standing Committee pulls up Prasar Bharati for under-utilisation of infrastructure

The Standing Committee on information technology has expressed concern over the under-utilisation of Prasar Bharati infrastructure, which has resulted...

BBC World to launch India centric programmes

With South Asia contributing 35 per cent of its total revenue and India contributing almost 90 per cent of that, BBC World plans to launch more of Ind...

SABe TV to air new Toon series “The Ultimate Book of Spells”

Starting from March 18, SABe TV plans to air a new Toon Series called “The Ultimate Book Of Spells” on the 7:00 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. ban...

MTV not to include regional language programmes

MTV India has ruled out the possibility of inducting regional language programmes into its portfolio. The channel would continue with the present prog...

Hallmark expects its pay revenue to rise 20%

Hallmark Channel’s expects its pay revenues to rise 20 per cent in the current calendar year to end up at $600,000 (approximately Rs 29 crore)....

Zee Telefilms plans to acquire 33% stake in Padmalay for Rs 59 crore

Zee Telefilms (ZTL) is planning to acquire a 32.8 per cent stake in Padmalaya Telefilms (PTL) for a consideration of Rs 59 crore. In a rather circuito...

Corporates vie for ESPN STAR Sports Corporate Challenger Cup

The action shifts from the boardrooms to the cricket field, as 16 teams from leading corporates slug it out over the month-long cricket tournament – E...

Zee launches new celebrity show ‘Jina Isi Ka Naam Hai’

Zee Telefilms and NDTV announced the launch of a new celebrity show ‘Jina Isi Ka Naam Hai’ (JIKNH) on Zee TV. The weekly celebrity show will go on air...

Hallmark hopes for a ‘Great Story’

After ‘learning’ the ropes, Hallmark is getting serious. And it is putting money where its mouth is.

[V] Popstars props up Star Plus; Hooks youth

We were the first to review the programme, [V] Popstars (Inside Media Weekend dated, Feb.22, 2002), and now are the first ones to bring you the audien...

Discovery signs distribution deal with Sony

Discovery has signed a distribution deal with Sony Entertainment Television (SET). According to the deal, SET will distribute both the Discovery chann...

SABe TV in talk with Zee Turner for distribution of its channel

SABe TV Ltd is in talks with Zee Turner Pvt Ltd., for entering into an alliance for distribution of its channel. According to company sources, since S...

TV channels take ‘bouquet’ route for consolidation

For the country's evolving broadcasting industry, distribution strength seems to be the critical factor that would determine survival and alignment of...

Num TV scales down its operations

Num TV has drastically scaled down its offerings. Currently, Num TV is Webcasting only a few television channels like Jaya TV, Fortune and TMG besides...

Canal Plus to offer interactive TV solutions, in talks with Reliance and DD

French media conglomerate Canal Plus Technologies is in talks with the Reliance group and Doordarshan to offer interactive television solutions. The c...

Zee to piggyback on online lottery to boost viewership

Zee Telefilms hopes to garner high viewership out of the live telecast of the lottery draws and use this to lure viewers back to its channel. The comp...

Playwin Infrawest to launch online lottery today

Playwin Infrawest, India’s first on-line lottery, promoted by Subhash Chandra and Essel group, goes online today.

Ten per cent rise in 2001 TV adspend: Study

According to a study done by Starcom Worldwide, television advertising spend in the year 2001 has risen by just 10 per cent over 2000 and most of the...

Simply south; the winds of change are blowing: An exchange4media analysis

From 40 to 34 programmes in top 50 and from 50% channel share to close to 35%, Sun TV is in midst of shifting sand. Vijay TV has gained some share and...

Monsoon Wedding: HC refuses to pass injunction against Cable operators

After hearing the case filed by Mirabai Films, producer of Monsoon Wedding, the Delhi High Court refused to pass an injunction barring cable TV operat...