DishTV has been going strong in the DTH space, crossing the 9 million-subscribers recently. In conversation with exchange4media, RC Venkateish, CEO, Dish TV, speaks about the DTH leader’s plans for 2011, the challenge of getting into brand distribution penetration and more...
PerceptH has bagged the Deepak Fertilisers and Petrochemicals Ltd account following a multi-agency pitch that saw the participation of five agencies. The account size is pegged at around Rs 10-12 crore. TBWA and Xebec were the incumbent agencies on the business. The account also includes Ishanya Mall, Deepak Fertilisers’ retail property.
Food shows, so far, were seen on travel channels, lifestyle channels and general entertainment channels. However, now two media groups have announced their plans to launch channels dedicated to food – Food First by Real Lifestyle Network and FoodFood by Astro and chef Sanjeev Kapoor. Is the Indian market ready for such focussed specialisation?
Amongst nine key players in the Hindi general entertainment channels, there are also those that corner lower GRPs than the other GEC players or players from other genres. How do advertisers and media agencies view these tier-three channels? Are they truly effective in frequency building and brand building? What is the road ahead for them?
Manoj Sharma has quit India TV as Group Business Head. He had joined India TV in January 2010 and has been responsible for the business expansion of all group companies, including Independent News, India TV Interactive, Independent Media, Studio Brahma and India TV Mission.
Along with shifting the telecast timings of ‘Bigg Boss’ and ‘Rakhi Ka Insaaf’ to after 11 pm, the I&B Ministry has also restrained news channels from showing clippings of these two shows between 5 am and 11 pm, terming them as ‘adult’ content. News channel editors have called it a move in the right direction and stressed that news should have some sensitivity.
The new TVC for Electrolux focuses on the user-friendly appliances that are so simple to use that one can easily multi-task. It features actor Sonam Kapoor, who is shown as a modern day woman who is able to accomplish several tasks at one go, thanks to the Electrolux appliances.
Star One has chalked out some aggressive plans to beef up its programming. The channel is planning to go six days a week with all its shows by November 20, 2010. This apart, the channel has also lined up four new shows. Launched in 2004, not much action had been seen on the Star One front in the past couple of years.
One of the most respectable names in the news media industry, MCCS’ Editor Shazi Zaman has a very simple way of viewing the business. In an exclusive conversation with exchange4media, Zaman speaks on how he views content, its nuances and the very controversial ‘TRPs’.
Who said election was only serious business? As Hindi news channels gear for Bihar Elections, they prove once again that entertainment or elections, some characters can travel across genre. And hence we have Peepli Live’s Natha, Dabangg-inspired Chulbul Pandey and Bigg Boss title borrowed shows as election faces for some channels.
Whether it was the return of the original host or Sony’s sudden turn of fate or the sheer time gap since it was last seen, ‘Kaun Banega Crorepati’ has emerged as the highest rated show amongst recently launched big-ticket properties with an opening TRP of 6.2 TVR. KBC allowed Sony to catapult to the number three spot without any support from movies or events.
Bringing in the laughs, it seems, is paying rich dividends to channels like SAB TV and Mastiii. SAB has been outdoing channels like Imagine and STAR One. On the other hand, Mastiii’s mix of music served up with some comedy is also working. The question, however, is has there been enough experimentation in the comedy genre or is there still untapped potential here?
The opening ceremony of the 19th CWG in Delhi hogged prime news spots on all mediums and won much international and domestic praise. However, the ratings for the opening ceremony on DD1 and DD Sports do not match all that hype. Planners state that the opening numbers are way below expectations.