IRS-NRS merger: Delay dampens industry enthusiasm, even as merger task force remains tightlipped?blur=25

The IRS-NRS merger is becoming a long row to hoe; even after a year, it is still said to be in its ‘nascent’ stages. Without a time-frame and deadline, the merger is not expected anytime soon. exchange4media’s attempts to get comments from the members of the IRS-NRS merger task force drew a blank. The members of the task force put together by the NRSC and the MRUC include industry big wigs like Sam Balsara, Ashish Bagga, G Krishnan and Bharat Kapadia.

Akash Raha Aug 4, 2010 8:46 AM

Free newspapers: Not a smart move in the long run in India, say print players?blur=25

With price war in the print industry escalating and major newspapers in the market selling for as low Re 1, exchange4media attempts to explore the model of free newspapers and its efficacy in the Indian market. The concept of ‘free newspaper’ dates back to the 1940’s, when a California-based publisher launched its free newspaper called Contra Costa Times. However, the concept is yet to take off in India.

Akash Raha Aug 3, 2010 8:37 AM

HR should work to channelise the arrogance into productivity, say industry experts?blur=25

The Media HR Summit 2010, organised by the exchange4media Group, also saw an interesting discussion on ‘When will HR become a welcome and respected member in the Boardroom’. The session was moderated by Jyotirmoy Bose, Founder and CEO, White Spaces Consulting. The panelists included Bhaskar Das, Executive President, Bennett, Coleman and Co; and Rajneesh Singh, Group Head - HR, TV18 India.

Akash Raha Aug 2, 2010 8:37 AM

Performance reviews and distinguishing the ‘Singer from the Song’?blur=25

The ‘Media HR Summit 2010’, organised by the exchange4media Group in Delhi on July 30 saw discussions on wide-ranging HR related issues. The panel discussion on ‘Distinguishing the “singer from the song” while assessing and rewarding performance’, saw industry experts mulling over the key points in performance appraisals, especially in the media industry.

Akash Raha Aug 2, 2010 8:37 AM

The Telegraph further fortifies presence in East India with Patna edition?blur=25

A month after launching its Orissa edition on June 28, 2010, The Telegraph is launching its Patna edition, which hits the newsstands today. With this latest launch, The Telegraph’s footprint now extends to every state in East India.

Akash Raha Jul 28, 2010 8:41 AM

Raju Sarin joins HT Media Ltd as Business Head, Magazines?blur=25

Raju Sarin has been recently appointed as Business Head, Magazines, at HT Media Ltd. He will be looking after the supplementary magazines such as ‘Brunch’ and ‘Lounge’ (English), and ‘Nandan’ and ‘Kadambini’ (Hindi). Sarin will be reporting to Vivek Gaur, Business Head, North and East, Magazines, HT Media Ltd.

Akash Raha Jul 27, 2010 8:40 AM

Sandipan Deb quits as Editor-in-Chief of ‘Open’?blur=25

Sandipan Deb, the Editor-in-Chief of ‘Open’ magazine, has put in his papers. He had been with ‘Open’ for over two and a half year and was considered a pioneer in conceptualising the magazine. Deb was earlier with ‘Outlook’.

Akash Raha Jul 27, 2010 8:39 AM

Media veterans unanimously against ‘paid news’, say it’s nothing but corruption?blur=25

A panel discussion involving eminent personalities like Arun Shourie, Aroon Purie, KVL Narayan Rao, Uday Shankar, Aruna Roy, Raj Nayak, and Prasoon Joshi, threw up several provocative points to ponder regarding paid news. The panel discussion, titled ‘Good News is Paid News: and Credibility is for sale’, was held on the occasion of Ramnath Goenka Excellence in Journalism Awards, organised by The Indian Express Group.

Akash Raha Jul 26, 2010 8:13 AM

Paid news can distort news: President Pratibha Patil?blur=25

The Indian Express Group on July 22, 2010 presented the fourth Ramnath Goenka Excellence in Journalism Awards. The awards were given away by President Pratibha Patil. Courage, ethics, accuracy and fairness were the basis on which the awards were presented.

Akash Raha Jul 23, 2010 8:37 AM

Coca Cola’s Atul Singh & Airtel’s Sanjay Kapoor among CEOs highlighting ways to keep ‘Gurgaon First’?blur=25

Hindustan Times organised the HT Gurgaon Conclave on July 20, 2010 as part of its ‘Gurgaon First’ initiative. The event was aimed at further strengthening HT’s foothold in the NCR region. The panel boasted of eminent members like Atul Singh, CEO, Coca Cola India; Sanjay Kapoor, CEO, Bharti Airtel Ltd; Raj Jain, President, Walmart India; Raman Roy, Chairman and MD, Quatrro BPO Solutions; Naresh Trehan, Chairman and MD, Medanta - The Medicity; and Rajesh Khullar, Municipal Commissioner of Gurgaon.

Akash Raha Jul 21, 2010 8:46 AM

Mint launches Ahmedabad edition today; more editions on the anvil?blur=25

Mint, the business daily from HT Media Ltd, has forayed into Ahmedabad with a new edition today, July 13, 2010, exactly a year after the launch of its Chennai edition. With the launch of this edition, Mint will now be available not just in Ahmedabad, but in Baroda, Rajkot, Surat and Gandhinagar as well.

Akash Raha Jul 13, 2010 8:41 AM

HT fortifies presence in NCR, launches Gurgaon edition today?blur=25

In a bid to further strengthen its presence in the National capital Region, Hindustan Times has launched its Gurgaon edition, which hit the newsstands on July 12 2010. Priced at Rs 3, Hindustan Times’s Gurgaon edition will focus on news and issues of Gurgaon. HT Media Ltd is looking at other NCR zones for expansion in the near future.

Akash Raha Jul 12, 2010 8:55 AM

Hindustan Times celebrates the spirit of Commonwealth Games with new campaign?blur=25

Hindustan Times, along with Hindustan and Fever FM, has launched a campaign for the Commonwealth Games 2010, called ‘I Love Delhi: My Delhi My Games’. Shantanu Bhanja, VP - Marketing, HT Media Ltd, shares more on this special brand initiative with exchange4media.

Akash Raha Jul 10, 2010 9:40 AM

Bangalore Mirror re-launches today with a new look?blur=25

The Bangalore Mirror is re-launching on July 2 in the Southern metro. The issue will be distributed complimentary along with The Times of India for a period of three months. Standalone copies of Bangalore Mirror will also be available priced at Rs 1.50.

Akash Raha Jul 2, 2010 9:02 AM

Mint seeks to demystify personal finance with 'Mint Money'?blur=25

Mint, the business daily from the HT Media stable, has launched a new booklet, ‘Mint Money’ on June 30, 2010. The booklet deals with personal finance and will cover one topic of interest each time it is published. However, the frequency is not decided as yet. The topic for the first issue was Mutual Funds.

Akash Raha Jul 1, 2010 9:16 AM

The Telegraph launches Orissa edition today?blur=25

The first issue of the Orissa edition of The Telegraph hits the newsstands on June 28, 2010. This is the first expansion of The Telegraph in terms of foraying into a new state in a decade. The Orissa edition is priced at Rs 3.50 on weekdays and Rs 5 on Sundays and is expected to help the daily further strengthen its foothold in the eastern region.

Akash Raha Jun 28, 2010 8:39 AM

Kolkata High Court vacates interim injunction on Bloomberg UTV ad campaign?blur=25

The Kolkata High Court on June 18 vacated the interim injunction put on Bloomberg UTV’s ad campaign, which contained Greek words and bore a striking resemblance to the ads for business daily Mint. The interim decision implies that Bloomberg UTV can continue to use Greek words in its ads without any restriction.

Akash Raha Jun 23, 2010 9:15 AM

Interim injunction of Kolkata HC restrains Bloomberg UTV from carrying on its ad campaign?blur=25

The Kolkata High Court on June 16 granted an interim injunction, restraining UTV News Ltd and UTV Global Broadcasting Ltd from continuing with an ad campaign they had come out with recently for business news channel Bloomberg UTV. The petition was filed against the group by HT Media Ltd, which alleged that the ads released by Bloomberg UTV bore a striking resemblance to the ads for its business daily Mint.

Akash Raha Jun 17, 2010 8:27 AM

Ajay Kakar, Satyajit Sen, Sudha Natarajan, Maheshwar Peri & Rahul Dev rue over agency-media owners “unethical” practices?blur=25

The session on ‘Media service brands and media owners: Cross purposes or same team’ at the exchange4media Conclave 2010 saw the panel discuss at length the various issues that have marred the relationship between media owners and media service agencies. Moderated by Ajay Kakar, the session saw Satyajit Sen and Sudha Natrajan representing the media service brands, while the media owners’ side was represented by Maheshwar Peri and Rahul Dev.

Akash Raha Jun 10, 2010 8:38 AM

Today, there is a race of ideas, and India has become a generator of ideas: Tim Love?blur=25

The Keynote Address at exchange4media Conclave 2010 on June 9, 2010 in New Delhi was delivered by Tim Love, Vice Chairman, Omnicom Group & CEO, Omnicom APIMA. The session chairperson was G Krishnan, CEO, TV Today. And the topic at hand was – ‘Emerging role of India in the global context: Taking the giant leap from developing to developed nation.’ Tim Love spoke on India in the global context and the role India has to play in the global economy.

Akash Raha Jun 10, 2010 8:34 AM