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IndustrySpeak: Indian OOH players feel the ripples of Lehman Brothers` bankruptcy?blur=25

When investment bank Lehman Brothers filed for bankruptcy on Monday, September 15, it sent ripples around the world triggering stock market crashes. The move has wiped off over Rs 2,000 crore from market valuation of those Indian companies in which the US financial major had made equity investments. Lehman Brothers has invested in India's OOH sector too. exchange4media talks to some industry players to find out to what extent this bankruptcy would affect the industry.

exchange4media Staff Sep 18, 2008 8:41 AM

Network Media Solutions to offer OOH branding services at India’s largest glass façade?blur=25

The glass façade located at the Fame Adlabs/ Citimall in Andheri, Mumbai, will be available for branding from September end. At 8,000 sq ft, the glass façade is claimed to be the largest in the country. OOH company Network Media Solutions has bagged the ‘long term’ advertising rights for this glass façade.

exchange4media Staff Sep 18, 2008 8:22 AM

Jindal Stainless Steel renamed JSL Ltd; unveils new logo?blur=25

Jindal Stainless Steel Ltd has been rechristened JSL Ltd. The new name represents the Group’s foray into various business verticals such as energy, mines and minerals, public infrastructure, power generation and lifestyle. The Group has also unveiled a new logo, designed by MindCube, representing the new era of the company’s business canvas.

exchange4media Staff Sep 18, 2008 8:20 AM

TDSAT notice to Neo Sports on Tata Sky petition regarding disconnection of signals?blur=25

The Telecom Disputes Settlement and Appellate Tribunal (TDSAT) has issued a notice to Neo Sports on a petition filed by DTH operator Tata Sky seeking a stay over any possible disconnection of signals by the sports channel.

exchange4media Staff Sep 18, 2008 8:18 AM

Real Image acquires US patent for its media and advertising distribution and tracking system?blur=25

Real Image Media Technologies Pvt Ltd has acquired patent for its media and advertising distribution and tracking system in India and the US, issued by the United States Patent and Trademark Office. This technology is marketed by Real Image under the brand name QMedia.

exchange4media Chennai Bureau Sep 18, 2008 8:18 AM

Spice Group appoints The Brand Union to refresh brand identity?blur=25

Spice Group has appointed UK-based brand consultancy, The Brand Union, part of the WPP Group, for a new brand identity, brand model and to develop new brand architecture.

exchange4media Staff Sep 18, 2008 8:17 AM

Kids Media India in strategic pact with WWE; eyes bid for an IPL team?blur=25

Kids Media India (KMI), a subsidiary of Spacetoon, has inked an exclusive licensing partnership with World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE) for the latter’s merchandise. The partnership is expected to propel annual revenues generated from WWE-licensed consumer goods in India to $10 million in the next three years.

exchange4media Mumbai Bureau Sep 18, 2008 8:16 AM

Starcom MediaVest Group set to launch MediaVest Worldwide in India?blur=25

Starcom MediaVest Group (SMG) is learnt to have decided to launch the MediaVest brand in India. The two brands – Starcom Worldwide and MediaVest Worldwide – co-exist in many other international markets. Sources point out that SMG is eyeing the first quarter of 2009 to launch the brand in India.

Noor Fathima Warsia Sep 18, 2008 8:16 AM

Appy Fizz, making a song and dance about new look?blur=25

Parle Agro’s sparkling apple drink Appy Fizz has assumed a new look, and is making a song and dance about it – in a new TVC. The TVC is in keeping with its youth-centric positioning and continues with the tagline: ‘A cool drink to hang out with’.

exchange4media Mumbai Bureau Sep 18, 2008 8:15 AM

Vijay Jung Thapa joins as Editor-New Media & Head-Business Development Content?blur=25

Vijay Jung Thapa has joined as Editor-New Media and Head of Business Development Content. Thapa, who will be joining from September 29, will be reporting to Sanjoy Narayan, Editor-in-Chief, Hindustan Times. He will be responsible for all content for and will also handle all content tie-ups and business opportunities.

exchange4media Staff Sep 18, 2008 8:14 AM

IBF elects Jawahar Goel as President for third consecutive year?blur=25

The newly-formed IBF board has elected Jawahar Goel as President for the third consecutive year. NDTV’s Narayan Rao and I Venkat continue to be Vice-President and Treasurer, respectively. The board has co-opted two new members: India TV’s Rajat Sharma and INX Media’s Peter Mukerjea. Prasar Bharti CEO BS Lali has also been elected to the board.

Noor Fathima Warsia Sep 18, 2008 8:12 AM

Zee TV strengthens programme mix with new show initiatives?blur=25

Zee TV is launching two new programmes this month – ‘Tata Indicom Ek Se Badhkar Ek - Chota Packet Bada Dhamaka’ from September 20, and ‘Ranbir Rano’ from September 22. The channel has also announced the fourth edition of its Idea Zee Astitva Awards, which celebrates the spirit of woman achievers.

exchange4media Mumbai Bureau Sep 18, 2008 8:10 AM

Polimer Media to enter satellite television space with Tamil GEC?blur=25

The already crowded Tamil GEC space will have one more channel shortly. Polimer Media, one of the largest MSOs in Tamil Nadu, is all set to make an entry with a Tamil GEC channel. The launch is scheduled in December this year.

Judy Franko Sep 18, 2008 8:09 AM

Colors’ 198 GRPs bring it within striking distance of Zee TV?blur=25

aMap had shown Colors as the No. 2 channel for week 37. Though TAM Media Research’s week 37 doesn’t put Colors in the No. 2 position, but with 198 GRPs under its belt in just its eighth week, Colors surely wouldn’t be complaining. With just 14 points separating it from the No. 2 channel, Colors has delivered on its promise of disruption, at least so far.

Noor Fathima Warsia Sep 18, 2008 8:08 AM