The India Today Group has formed a new special business unit to focus on Indian language publishing and all related extensions in the Indian language domain. All current India Today language brands will be assigned to this new SBU, which would be placed under the leadership of Prabhu Chawla, who will be designated Editor (Languages) and CEO. The company has also appointed M J Akbar as Editorial Director of India Today - English and India Today - International and their extensions. In addition, Akbar would be associated with Headlines Today as Editorial Director.
On the eve of its 35th anniversary, there are strong winds of change blowing across India Today Group. As is known, Prabhu Chawla is moving into a new editorial and corporate role as Editor (languages) and CEO of a to-be-formed corporate entity. Veteran journalist MJ Akbar has been roped in as Editorial Director for India Today (English) and Headlines Today. Aroon Purie, Prabhu Chawla, MJ Akbar and Ashish Bagga speak about these latest developments in the Group and the implications.
Taj Television India Pvt Ltd has expanded its channel bouquet with Ten Action+. The company had recently launched Ten Cricket channel and already has Ten Sports channel. With Ten Action+, Ten Network will showcase world’s leading live and exclusive football action.
For the six-month period ending June 30, Lokmat’s daily circulation climbed to 373,808, according the ABC January-June 2010 report. The paper’s Pune edition itself showed a growth of over 100,000 copies during this period. The circulation increase has been attributed to Lokmat’s strategic plan, ‘Operation Redbox’.
Close on the heels of bagging EC Media’s e-reader ‘Wink’, Bangalore-based full service agency White Canvas has added two more businesses to its kitty. The agency has bagged US the creative duties of Polo Association and Energie brands under the Arvind Lifestyle brand umbrella.
‘The Real…’, the travel show with an edge returns to BBC World News, with a new five part series, premiering from 25 September 2010. The series takes in the sights of Berlin, Buenos Aires, New York, Istanbul and Shanghai, enlisting the help of local celebrities to side-step the tourist trail, revealing hidden gems, intriguing attractions, the hip, the hot and the underbellies of these cities that only a local resident could know.
It is that time of the year when the best innovations on the digital medium will be cheered and celebrated. Continuing its rich history of fostering creativity and innovation on the digital medium, Yahoo! India is proud to announce the Big Idea Chair 2010 for creative and media agencies across India. The award ceremony will be held on 1st December 2010 in Mumbai. Agencies can submit their entries on <a href=http://www.bigideachair.in/#/submission target=_blank>http://www.bigideachair.in/#/submission</a> by 30th September, 2010.