9.9 Media has tied up with The London Speaker Bureau to set up the first speaker bureau in India. The London Speaker Bureau is the largest in Europe and Asia. Having developed a strong presence in Europe, they are now keen to set up operations in India and China.
As reported earlier by exchange4Media, Akaash Bangla and their content provider for national news, ANI Media, have parted ways after a seven-year association. ANI Media, however, has reacted strongly to Akaash Bangla’s citing poor news content as the main reason for the souring of their long relationship.
Yankelovich Holdings Inc. has signed an agreement with WPP to merge with Henley Centre HeadlightVision. Henley Centre HeadlightVision is the consumer trends and futures research and consultancy business of WPP and a unit of Kantar, WPP’s information, insight and consultancy division.
The year-end has brought some good news for Zee Bangla. The channel, which till some time back had occupied the second position, has now raced ahead of ETV Bangla in the Bengali general entertainment channel space to take the top spot. ETV Bangla is now in the second position, followed by Aakaash Bangla.
9.9 Mediaworx, recently launched by Dr Pramath Raj Sinha in association with Vikas Gupta, Asheesh Gupta and Anuradha Das Mathur, has acquired the brands and businesses of Jasubhai Digital Media (JDM). JDM will be now rechristened as 9.9 Digital Media with Sinha as its new Managing Director.
FM radio stations in Kolkata have lined up a series of programmes and promotions to celebrate Durga Puja with their listeners. Most radio stations are making trips to housing complexes, either to judge the puja pandals there or to get the vibe of the festive spirit.
Futuristix Media Communication Centre (FMCC), a Delhi-based advertising, media and journalism institute, and AIDIAS, a Kolkata-based business development consultancy company, have signed an MoU to jointly offer customised training to media marketing teams of different media houses.
Radio Choklate 104 FM, which currently has its operations in Bhubaneshwar and Cuttack, will soon broadcast BBC’s programming, specifically produced for India’s FM market. This will be extended to listeners in Rourkela once the station starts its operations there.
Century Plywood has just moved its advertising business from JWT to Bates David Enterprise, Kolkata. The agency has been assigned to undertake the entire planning and communication development for all product categories. The account size is Rs 10 crore.
24 Ghanta, which had entered the dedicated Bengali news channel space last year, has over the last five weeks been enjoying a large share of the viewership among Bengali channels. The target audience mainly comprises the Bengali intelligentsia looking for some indepth analysis.
North, South and West, so can East be far behind? While on August 13, exchange4media took at a look at what the media in North, South and West have to offer to commemorate India’s 60th I-Day, today we take a look at how the media in Kolkata is going to celebrate the occasion.