Shyam Steel Industries Ltd, in association with Candid Communication, recently held the first ever Excellence in Journalism Awards in Eastern India. Veteran journalist and renowned author Moti Nandi was conferred the Lifetime Achievement Award. Awards were given in categories such as general, business, sports, lifestyle, photography, television and special categories.
Nine FM, Sikkim’s first private 24 hour FM station, went on air from September 25. The FM station would be available to people within a radius of 30 km around capital Gangtok. The station is an initiative from Kolkata-headquartered Chinar Circuits Ltd, which has interests in real estate, hospitality, education, media and entertainment.
Kolkata-based FMCG major Emami Ltd has forayed into the highly competitive soap segment with the launch of Emami Pure Skin, a premium glycerine soap. Currently, the product is on a test launch phase in Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka, Tamil Nadu, Kerala, Gujarat and Orissa.
Dettol, which occupies a leading position in the antiseptic liquid market, has sought to create a hygiene awareness culture in Indian households. This initiative is being backed by a survey conducted by the Indian chapter of The Global Hygiene Council.
The roll-call for the CASBAA Convention 2008, to be held in Hong Kong on October 28-30, has given a major boost to Barry Diller (IAC), Bill Roedy (MTVNI), Roma Khanna (NBCU) and Darren Childs (BBC Worldwide Channels), who will now be joined by the Asia Pacific pay-TV’s top leadership of converged carriers and content.
Sodexho Group, which is unifying all its services under a common brand in all its markets, has embarked on a rebranding exercise. As part of this exercise, Sodexho has dropped the ‘h’ in its name would henceforth be known as Sodexo. The Group has also adopted a new logo.
Transport Corporation of India (TCI), India’s largest integrated supply chain and logistics solutions provider embarked on a rebranding exercise in its 50th year of operations. The company has unveiled a new brand line along with a new logo as part of this exercise.
Siemens India, Media Direction and UTVi have come together to present a three-series panel discussion titled ‘Answers to the Future’ that aims to find sustainable answers to the toughest questions in the fields of energy, healthcare and industry. The second panel discussion in the series is slated to be held on September 18 in Mumbai.
If you haven’t heard about Jaipur’s notorious Galta gang, you soon will, thanks to National Geographic Channel. In these days of D-Company and gang wars, it is but natural that the media turns its focus on such gangs. Nat Geo’s new series, ‘The M Company’, premiering on September 10, promises to unfurl some startling revelations.
Srijon Sanman Awards 2008, which seeks to recognise excellence in advertising in Bengali, was held in Kolkata on August 23. Organised by Sangbad Pratidin, the Awards this year saw Bates 141 and Grey Dhaka shine. Ad filmmaker Prahlad Kakkar was inducted into the Hall of Fame.
Star India on August 21 announced the launch of its Bengali general entertainment channel Star Jolsha in Kolkata. Star Jolsha is scheduled to go on air on September 8. With this, the Star TV Network further intensifies its focus on the regional channel space after Star Vijaya.
Shyam Steel Industries Ltd, in association with Candid Communication, has announced the first ever Excellence in Journalism Awards in Eastern India at a press meet in Kolkata on August 5. Both the parties have entered into a contract for 10 years for this event.
Big FM Kolkata has introduced the ‘Mojar Adda’ format, which would have shows and activities around the concept of ‘adda’ that would include both on-air and on-ground activities. As part of these activities, the FM station has kicked off the Para Addabaj contest to further strengthen its local connect.
Within days of rolling out its service in Kolkata, Radio Audience Measurement (RAM), the radio listenership service from TAM Media Research, has come out with data for the eastern metro. As per the data, Radio Mirchi Kolkata occupies the top spot across age groups, occupation profiles and socio-economic classes.
Red FM Kolkata and Aircel have embarked on a corporate social responsibility drive to make life easier for Kolkatans this monsoon. The month-long drive commenced on July 7. As part of this initiative, umbrellas are being provided at different bus stops in the city. Moreover, special vans and buses have been put into service to help stranded commuters.