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Retrofit: American studios’ growing presence in India

By Sandeep Bamzai | Aug 12, 2009

Ever so slowly, American studios and networks are grabbing larger swathes of Indian media and entertainment space. While it is still difficult to get a large toehold in the news business due to FDI restrictions and caps, it has been relatively smooth sailing for the big boys to establish a rock solid presence in the entertainment space, analyses veteran journalist Sandeep Bamzai.

Guest Column Retrofit: The gloves are off as GECs pump up content line-up with new shows

By Sandeep Bamzai | Jul 15, 2009

The general entertainment space finally has a sense of competition. It is a competitive set with some element of creativity these days. Spanking new shows across the spectrum – fiction, pulp and reality – from all the competitors give viewers more options. Veteran journalist Sandeep Bamzai gives a run down on the new shows across Hindi GECs and how they might impact the channels’ prospects.

Cannes Lions 2009: Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer named Media Person of the Year

By exchange4media News Service | Mar 31, 2009

Steve Ballmer, CEO, Microsoft Corporation, will be honoured with the Media Person of the Year Award at the 56th Cannes Lions International Advertising Festival. The Media Person the Year Award pays tribute to a prominent personality who is an influential figure in the development of today’s media landscape.

International: Viacom CEO Tom Freston resigns after eight months of running solo unit

By exchange4media News Service | Sep 06, 2006

Tom Freston is leaving Viacom, less than a year after the company split from CBS. Amid a lagging stock price – down 20 per cent since last January when it split from CBS – the Viacom CEO resigned. Viacom Chairman Sumner Redstone issued a statement on Tuesday morning with the news. Freston, 60, will be replaced by a member of the board, Philippe Dauman.

Cannes to honor Viacom CEO Redstone as the Media Person of the Year

By exchange4media News Service | Jun 03, 2002

Sumner Redstone was named the Media Person of the Year, at the Cannes Lions 2002. The trophy will be presented to Redstone during the Press, Outdoor and Media Lions Awards Ceremony, on Tuesday 18 June 2002.