Kapil Group, a well-diversified group headquartered in Hyderabad, is all set to foray into the television space through its subsidiary company, Hyderabad Media House. The Hyderabad Media House is gearing up to launch a 24-hour news and current affairs channel called HMTV.
Aparna Bhosle has put in her papers as Director - Programming and Production at Walt Disney Television International (India). As of now, no replacement has been found for Bhosle. Devika Prabhu is currently looking after programming for Disney, Jetix and Hungama as Associate Director and Head of Programming.
The standoff between the Federation of Western India Cine Workers (FWICE) and the producers has been sorted out. The FWICE and the producers met on November 19 and signed an MOU that tackles the problems of the workers’ wages. The producers have also met with the broadcasters to inform them on the terms agreed at this meeting. At least for now, channels are deciding on a date when they would all begin fresh programming.
BBH India officially commenced its operations from November 19. Marking the agency’s presence in India, top three BBH Worldwide officials – Sir John Hegarty, Nigel Bogle and Simon Sherwood – presented their ‘When the World Zigs, Zag’ philosophy at an event organised by Ad Club Bombay.
Leo Burnett Mumbai has made it to the Ad Age’s annual creativity list for the year 2008. With a tally of 180 metals collected over the year at the top 10 awards shows across the world, Leo Burnett Mumbai has been ranked 19th in the elite list, which represents the ‘Top 20 award-winningest companies’.
Continuing with our focus on car listeners, this time exchange4media takes a look at the Kolkata market spanning 14 weeks – week 31 to 44. As per the RAM data, Radio Mirchi comfortably leads the pack, followed by Big FM. The third slot sees some intense competition between Friends FM, Fever FM, Red FM, Amaar FM and the Government owned AIR FM2 - Gold.
The domestic media and advertising economy is under the cosh. The gangbuster years are behind us and a serious reality check is now under way. And the looking glass is not showing a very happy image. Veteran journalist <b>Sandeep Bamzai</b> takes an indepth look at the various facets of the downturn in the media economy and the implications.
The week 46 of 2008 would go down as one of the most unusual weeks for television, when the Hindi general entertainment channels were airing only repeat programming, with the exception of ‘Bigg Boss’ on Colors. TAM Media Research data shows that for the week’s ratings, the Hindi GEC viewership dropped by 7 per cent on the all day numbers, and by 14 per cent in the primetime numbers. The biggest gainers in the week were Hindi movies and sports channels.
The last one year saw the launch of print titles like Mint, Mail Today and Metro Now in the Capital with much fanfare. A year down the line, have they been able to deliver their initial promise? Are they on track with their revenue returns and expansion plans? To what extent have they stood up to the established players in the competitive Delhi market? exchange4media finds out from industry experts.