STAR India and NDTV Group have signed an agreement for the ad sales function of the NDTV news channels – NDTV India, NDTV 24x7 and NDTV Profit. It is understood that a five-year agreement has been signed, which can be extended based on mutual agreement. This is effective immediately.
Indian ticketing site BookMyShow has bagged exclusive ticketing contract for the F1 races to take place in Delhi in October 2011. The company has been given both online and offline ticketing duties by Jaypee Sports International, which is hosting the race at their track near Greater Noida.
India will host its first F1 Grand Prix on October 30, Jaypee Sports International (JPSI) bagging a contract to host the Indian Grand Prix at their new racetrack near Greater Noida, on the outskirts of New Delhi. JPSI has tied up with Bookmyshow.com as the exclusive ticketing partner, to provide turnkey solutions for a gamut of services like online and on-ground ticketing through its website and physical box-office counters at the race track, formulation of ticketing and pricing strategies, security features and validation of tickets. Bookmyshow will also help in ushering the guest to their respective seats.<br />
Indiatimes is entering into the discount coupons space with the launch of their new Active Deals service, which is built around the company’s 58888 mobile service. Users will be able to search for deals using SMS, IVR and WAP, and have the coupons delivered directly to their phones via SMS.