Date-wise News
Senior level exits at Mid Day; Abhhijit Mazumdar made Exec Editor – Mid Day all Editions

Mid Day’s Group Editorial Director Shishir Joshi and Editor – Editions Krishna Warrier have resigned from the company. Mid Day has decided not to replace the position of Group Editorial Director. Instead, Abhijit Mazumdar, who was the Resident Editor, Delhi is moving to Mumbai as Executive Editor, Mid Day, All Editions. Mazumdar will report to Manajit Ghoshal, CEO, Mid Day Multimedia. Ghoshal has confirmed these developments to exchange4media.

Noor Fathima Warsia Mar 18, 2009 1:29 PM

Webchutney launches mobile arm, Culture Mafia

Webchutney has recently launched its mobile division called Culture Mafia. Culture Mafia is a full service independent mobile agency, which will integrate mobile marketing, advertising, and mobile Internet development supported with in-house media and technology capabilities.

exchange4media Chennai Bureau Mar 18, 2009 9:58 AM

Amrita TV steps into the ‘War Zone’ for the Lok Sabha elections

Amrita TV has launched ‘War Zone’, an election special programme, which is an analytical survey of the ground situation in each of the 20 Parliamentary constituencies in Kerala, which are due to go to the polls in April. ‘War Zone’ will be telecast Monday-Friday at 5 pm and Saturdays and Sundays at 11.30 am.

exchange4media Chennai Bureau Mar 18, 2009 9:57 AM

Bigadda joins the Times | Audience Network

The Times | Audience Network, formerly the Zoom | Audience Network, the newly-formed online video arm of the Times Group has announced its partnership with web and mobile Indian social networking site bigadda.com.

exchange4media Chennai Bureau Mar 18, 2009 9:56 AM

Nautanki.tv goes global with partnership with ITN UK

News and multimedia companies ITN UK has entered into an agreement to have their content on Nautanki.tv, making it the first global broadcaster to partner with the platform. The channel is live on the network since March 16, 2009.

exchange4media Staff Mar 18, 2009 9:55 AM

GoaFest 2009: Media Abbys shortlist announced

Following round one of the judging process for Media Abbys, the shortlist for the final round were announced on March 17. There are 77 entries shortlisted for the final rounds across 13 categories. The Media Abby Awards will be held on April 3 during the GoaFest 2009.

Tasneem Limbdiwala Mar 18, 2009 8:25 AM

ActiveMedia Technology in strategic partnership with 2ergo Group Plc

Mobile marketing and technology company ActiveMedia Technology has entered into a business partnership with 2ergo Group Plc, a provider of convergent mobile communications. Under the partnership, ActiveMedia will re-sell 2ergo’s full mobile Internet and messaging product suite.

exchange4media Staff Mar 18, 2009 8:23 AM

Viren Popli quits Star India as Senior VP & Head - Mobile Entertainment

After a nine-year stint with Star India, Viren Popli has decided to put in his papers as Senior VP and Head of Mobile Entertainment. Popli is currently serving his notice period and will be in office until the first week of May 2009. Speculations are rife about his joining Mahindra & Mahindra Entertainment, which Popli refused to comment on.

Robin Thomas Mar 18, 2009 8:22 AM

Neelam Kapur tipped to become Principal DG of PIB

Neelam Kapur, a 1982 batch Indian Information Service officer, is set to take over as the next Principal Director General of Press Information Bureau (PIB), replacing Uma Kant Mishra, who retires on March 31.

Vinod Behl Mar 18, 2009 8:21 AM

Casbaa India Satellite Forum: ‘Digitalisation is the way ahead, but there will be co-existence’

The Casbaa India Satellite Forum 2009, which was held in Delhi on March 17, saw eminent speakers from the DTH, cable, IPTV, HITS and broadband industry sharing their views. Digital technologies have created shifts in the way people access and view content, and hence shift in the models of broadcast and distribution companies. Though competition has gone up, there will be co-existence, the speakers felt.

exchange4media Staff Mar 18, 2009 8:20 AM

Start-up agency Tree eyes 50 pc growth in 2009

Tree, the agency started in 2008 by two senior advertising professionals – Arnab Chatterjee and Kapil Dhawan – is in bullish mode and eyeing a 50 per cent growth in 2009. Chatterjee and Dhawan share their growth plans with exchange4media.

exchange4media Staff Mar 18, 2009 8:19 AM

e4m MEOW WOMENICONS:  Mona Jain – Samsung glory

Mona Jain is currently Head of Strategic Investments at India Media Exchange. Her journey in the media field has been impressive. Jain has had rich experience across leading agencies such as JWT, Mudra, FCB Ulka and Cheil. Her experience extends to clients as diverse as Samsung, Nestle, Whirlpool, Pepsi and Glaxo SmithKline. Continuing with the tribute to the Women Icons of the media and advertising world, exchange4media highlights the achievements and contributions of Jain.

exchange4media Staff Mar 18, 2009 8:18 AM

HC verdict on IPL telecast rights likely today; Delhi, Jaipur off venue list

The Bombay High Court is expected to give its verdict on whether Sony would retain its telecast rights for the Indian Premier League (IPL) on March 18, 2009, according to an industry source. Meanwhile, as per the revised schedule, Delhi, Jaipur and Visakhapatnam have been dropped as IPL venues for Season 2.

Robin Thomas Mar 18, 2009 8:17 AM

We have addressed cost build-ups; now we have to increase revenues: Ravi Dhariwal

The past few weeks have seen many cost cutting measures coming from BCCL, including pay-cuts. BCCL Chief Ravi Dhariwal explained that the company was approaching the current media environment with a two-fold plan – control costs and increase revenues. He said that having addressed the former part of the plan, the company was now focussing on increasing revenues by providing integrated solutions and newer BCCL media vehicles for clients to advertise on.

Noor Fathima Warsia Mar 18, 2009 8:17 AM