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Terrestrial row: WorldSpace proposes, FM operators’ body AROI opposes

The Association of Radio Operators of India (AROI) has registered a strong protest to the move by satellite operator WorldSpace to get license for L-Band terrestrial repeater from the I&B Ministry for the A+ and A category cities.

exchange4media Staff Apr 13, 2006 4:26 PM

Timex unveils Opex range of watches for women

Timex India has launched Opex, a French brand of women's watches from Timex group's international portfolio in Delhi, Mumbai, Chennai and Bangalore. It had been test-marketing the brand in its two exclusive outlets in Delhi so far.

exchange4media Staff Apr 13, 2006 8:05 AM

HLL on overdrive, set to put up robust show this quarter

FMCG major Hindustan Lever (HLL) is expected to turn in spiffy numbers for the quarter ended March '06. Analysts say the company has benefited from volume growth, price hikes, stronger growth in high-margin brands, margin expansion and a fall in effective tax rates, due to higher sales from backward areas that offer fiscal benefits.

exchange4media Staff Apr 13, 2006 8:04 AM

Motorola launches PEBL handset in India at Rs 10,990

Inspired by nature, Motorola India has come up with a new handset called PEBL. Targeted at the style conscious consumers, the oval shaped phone, which was unveiled in the Capital on Tuesday, is priced at Rs 10,990.

exchange4media Staff Apr 13, 2006 8:03 AM

Whirlpool draws Rs 44-crore marketing plan

Even as plans have been firmed up to augment market share in the refrigerators segment in the months ahead, Whirlpool of India Ltd has earmarked a corpus of Rs 44 crore for spending on advertisements and marketing initiatives in the current fiscal.

exchange4media Staff Apr 13, 2006 8:02 AM

Maya Academy announces jury for 24fps Animation Awards

Maya Academy of Advanced Cinematics Ltd has announced the panel of jury for the 24fps- Animation Awards 2005-06. The jury members will nominate the winners for the 24fps Awards under three categories – Student Team for Short Films, Student Individual for Short Films and 24 FPS Best Animated Film - Studios/ Production Houses

exchange4media Mumbai Bureau Apr 13, 2006 8:01 AM

FMCG cos' ad spends in print media decline

The share of FMCG advertising spends (including that by makers of consumer durables) in print has been declining steadily over the past two years. The sector, traditionally among the biggest spenders in Indian media, had a share of barely 12% of overall spends in '05.

exchange4media Staff Apr 13, 2006 8:00 AM

Zoom high on the on-ground route, institutes ‘Glam Awards’

With a tagline ‘Glamour and Lifestyle Channel’, Zoom has embarked on a marketing strategy that attempts to keep the promise not just an on-air experience, but also take it on-ground. A significant step in this direction is the Zoom Glam Awards. Tuscan Verve has been roped in as the presenting sponsor in the first year of the awards.

Noor Fathima Warsia Apr 13, 2006 7:58 AM

Charter Communications, TNS Media Research ink pact for audience measurement services

Charter Communications Inc, one of the leading broadband communications company offering the latest in digital entertainment and advanced services, and TNS Media Research, one of the world leaders in video audience measurement, have inked a pact to launch video audience measurement services in Los Angeles.

exchange4media Staff Apr 13, 2006 7:57 AM

Sunny Guptey joins Media e2e as VP, Strategic Alliances and Partnerships

Media e2e, a media technology group and India's first product placement valuation company, is strengthening its core team in India. In a strategic move, the group has roped in Sunny Guptey, an ex-investment banker from the US, to join its ranks as Vice-President.

exchange4media Staff Apr 13, 2006 7:56 AM

AAAI announces Cannes Young Creatives Contest 2006

Creativity being an important asset of an advertising agency, the Advertising Agencies Association of India (AAAI) is, for the sixth consecutive year, driving its initiative aimed at nurturing young creative talent and providing them with an opportunity for international exposure.

exchange4media Mumbai Bureau Apr 13, 2006 7:55 AM

STAR One to unveil pulsating new game show ‘Heart Beat’ from May 1

Viewers tired of the umpteen melodramatic serials, reality shows based on gory crime scenes and Bollywood music countdown shows can now look forward to a pulsating new game show ‘Heart Beat - Dil Thhaam Ke Khelo’ on STAR One. The show has been produced by Siddhartha Basu’s Synergy Communications.

exchange4media Mumbai Bureau Apr 13, 2006 7:54 AM

Rediffusion DYR ropes in Sunil Thoppil as Group Creative Director, Prem Gangadharan joins as GM

Rediffusion DYR has appointed Sunil Thoppil as Group Creative Director and Premdeep Gangadharan as General Manager, Chennai. Thoppil will be handling the creative accounts of clients like Airtel, Citibank, MRF, Vijayshanthi Builders, Nutrine, and Fresh & Honest Café. Gangadharan will be handling the entire servicing department.

exchange4media Staff Apr 13, 2006 7:53 AM

Ramnath Goenka Journalism Awards: Barkha Dutt, Verghese K George, Praveen Swamy win laurels

It was one of those rare occasions when journalists made headlines, for all the right reasons, of course. The first Ramnath Goenka Excellence in Journalism Awards, held in the Capital on Wednesday, honoured the men and women who stood for ‘good journalism: excellence and enterprise, courage and fairness.’ Among the winners were Barkha Dutt, Verghese K George, and Praveen Swamy.

exchange4media Staff Apr 13, 2006 7:52 AM

ASCI takes action against 11 advertisers for misleading ads

Withdrawal and modification is the name of the game for the Advertising Standards Council of India (ASCI). In a circular issued recently, ASCI has taken action against 11 advertisers on grounds of being either misleading, unsubstantiated or objectionable.

Noor Fathima Warsia Apr 13, 2006 7:51 AM