Matrimony portal BharatMatrimony will celebrate April 14 as Matrimony Day – a day to promote the concept of matrimony by spreading awareness about the benefits of matrimony. The portal has been recognised by Limca Book of Records for the highest number of marriages online.
Deutsche Welle, Germany’s international broadcaster, on March 24, 2009, officially launched DW-TV Asia+ for the Indian market with a new schedule offering 18 hours of programming in English. The new channel offers a perfect mix of European lifestyle, culture and the arts as well as in-depth reports from business and politics on major Indian cable operators.
After much drama over the last few weeks, it is now decided. The second season if Indian Premier League will now be held in South Africa. So what happens to the various media partners of the eight IPL franchise? exchange4media asks a few FM radio players, who are partnering the IPL teams, on what would be the impact of IPL shifting out of India. <br> <a href= http://www.exchange4media.com/e4m/news/fullstory.asp?section_id=6&news_id=34286&tag=29307&pict=0><b>IPL 2: MSM still the frontrunner in telecast partner </b></a>
There is clarity on at least one aspect of the Indian Premier League’s second edition. The game is headed to South Africa and six destinations have been earmarked for the series – Durban, Cape Town, Bloemfontein, Pretoria, Johannesburg and Port Elizabeth. However, the aspect that still remains to be clinched is the telecast rights partner.
With the Lok Sabha elections less than a month away, the media is on a poll overdrive. exchange4media had covered what the various news channels have up their sleeves as part of their election coverage some time back. This time, exchange4media takes a look at the election coverage in magazines and how they plan to go about the great Indian poll show.
Doordarshan is launching a new talent based realty show, ‘Fair & Lovely Choo Lo Asman’, produced by Endemol, from March 25. The 26-part primetime show will be aired on Wednesdays at 10 pm. The realty show, in which Doordarshan is a co-producer, will feature 24 young women vying with each other for top honours.
The tenth anniversary celebrations to honour Subhas Ghosal saw the official launch of the book ‘Brands under Fire’ edited by Post Ivan Arthur and Kurien Mathews and published by Penguin Portfolio. Prasoon Joshi, Executive Chairman and Regional Creative Director Asia Pacific, McCann Erickson, delivered the Subhas Ghosal Lecture on the occasion, which was held on March 24 in Mumbai.
The month-long controversy over the appointment of Aruna Sharma (a Madhya Pradesh cadre IAS officer and former Joint Secretary in the National Human Rights Commission) as Director General of Doordarshan has finally ended with the Prasar Bharati Board selecting her for the top post.
Media has to play a responsible role. Yes, that is how media is viewed. Its very credibility revolves around its role as a responsible facilitator and disseminator of news and current affairs. No, this is not a sermon from the mount. This responsibility, which weighs down media, is also like a double-edged sword, warns <b>Sandeep Bamzai.</b>
<i>‘Election ke din aap ghar pe baitho. AC on rakho aur time pass karo. Then only will Pappu Raj will be back. You better bill-ieve it. Pappu Raj: Jaisa naam vaisa kaam’. </i> Wondering when all and sundry are coaxing people to cast their vote, what do these two lines mean? It could be reverse psychology at work.