India’s first women-centric TV news channel, Focus TV, set for launch by June?blur=25

In an era of niche TV channels, Focus TV, touted as India’s first women-focused news and current affairs channel, is gearing up for launch by June this year. Meanwhile, the channel’s promoter, Positiv TV Media, has also unveiled plans to launch a Bhojpuri infotainment channel and a metro channel from Hyderabad by June.

Vinod Behl Apr 22, 2008 7:48 AM

Sahara Group outsources marketing of its MP-Chhattisgarh news channel to Naman Communication?blur=25

Sahara News has entered into an agreement with Naman Communication to outsource the marketing of its regional news channel in Madhya Pradesh and Chhattisgarh. Naman Communication is an SPV in which Prabhatam Advertising and Kamaljit Singh Ahluwalia, a businessman with interests in mining, have a 50:50 stake.

Vinod Behl Mar 27, 2008 8:24 AM

Ashish Kaul puts in his papers as EVP, Zee Group?blur=25

Ashish Kaul, Executive Vice President, Corporate Brand Development, Zee Group has quit the group after a decade-long stint. Confirming the development, Kaul said, “After a decade-long association with the Group I have decided to move on. I have already put in my papers and am currently serving a one-month notice period.”

Vinod Behl Mar 26, 2008 8:28 AM

Sanjay Bragta ‘returns’ to Sahara Samay’s fold?blur=25

Barely three weeks after ‘quitting’ as Executive Producer of Sahara Group’s national Hindi news channel Samay, along with channel head Punya Prasoon Bajpai and six other key editorial people, Sanjay Bragta is back with the channel. However, Bragta is now insisting that he had not resigned earlier, but was simply not coming to office.

Vinod Behl Mar 26, 2008 8:27 AM

Sakaal Group to launch English daily Sakaal Times in April 2008?blur=25

Sakaal Group of Newspapers is strengthening its product portfolio with an English daily, Sakaal Times, which is slated for launch in April. To be launched from Pune, Dilip Padgaonkar is the Editorial Director for the newspaper, while A N Sen is its Editor-in-Chief. The price of the newspaper has not been decided on yet.

Vinod Behl Mar 7, 2008 6:46 AM

Churn at Sahara’s Samay: Punya Prasoon Bajpai and 7 key editorial people quit channel?blur=25

Barely six months after well-known TV journalist Punya Prasoon Bajpai was brought in with much fanfare to head Sahara News’ national Hindi news channel Samay, Bajpai and his entire editorial team made a controversial exit on March 1, 2008.

Vinod Behl Mar 3, 2008 7:10 AM

The Tribune launches Bhatinda edition?blur=25

The Tribune has launched its Bhatinda (Southern Punjab) edition on October 28. This follows the launch of its Haryana edition on September 14 this year. The Bhatinda edition is the sixth edition of The Tribune after Chandigarh, Delhi, Jalandhar, Himachal Pradesh and Haryana.

Vinod Behl Oct 30, 2007 8:11 AM

The Tribune to launch Haryana edition on September 14?blur=25

The Tribune is launching its Haryana edition on September 14. This follows the launch of Haryana Plus, the weekly news and features pullout on Haryana, by The Tribune in June this year.

Vinod Behl Sep 13, 2007 9:28 AM

New regional news channels set to be launched in UP, Haryana and Goa?blur=25

The regional television news market is set to expand further with the proposed launch of three new regional news channels in Uttar Pradesh, Haryana and Goa today by STV Enterprises Ltd, promoted by JK Jain. The Group’s flagship Punjabi news channel Punjab Today has successfully completed five years of operations.

Vinod Behl Aug 30, 2007 9:25 AM

Sat Soni brought in as Sandhya Times Editor?blur=25

Sat Soni has joined as Editor of Sandhya Times, the Hindi eveninger from The Times of India Group. He replaces Madhurendra Sinha, who quit a few months back. For veteran Soni, who launched this newspaper in 1979, it is a home coming following his retirement in 2002.

Vinod Behl Aug 11, 2007 9:41 AM

Dibang ‘steps down’ as Managing Editor of NDTV India?blur=25

In a sudden development, Dibang, Managing Editor of NDTV's Hindi news channel NDTV India, has ‘stepped down’ and gone on two months’ leave. In his place senior staffers Sanjay Ahirwal and Manish Kumar have been entrusted with the responsibility of overseeing the day-to-day news operations.

Vinod Behl Aug 4, 2007 9:41 AM

CNBC Awaaz to unleash new programming bonanza with focus on SMEs?blur=25

CNBC Awaaz is gearing up for a programming blitz to mark 60 years of India’s independence, which would focus on SMEs.

Vinod Behl Jun 28, 2007 9:18 AM

The Tribune launches 'Haryana Plus', Haryana edition on the anvil?blur=25

The Tribune is launching a regular supplement on Haryana, ‘Haryana Plus’. The daily will be shortly coming up with a separate edition for Haryana.

Vinod Behl Jun 22, 2007 9:21 AM

Doordarshan’s Director General-News Swagat Ghosh shunted out to RNI?blur=25

In a surprise move, Prasar Bharati has removed Swagat Ghosh from the crucial post of Director General-News, Doordarshan. He has been given the charge of the rather insignificant post of Press Registrar at the Registrar of Newspapers (RNI).

Vinod Behl May 26, 2007 9:15 AM


In a surprise move, Prasar Bharati has removed Swagat Ghosh from the crucial post of Director General-News,

Vinod Behl May 25, 2007 3:07 PM

Haryana government terminates contract with Concept PR?blur=25

The Haryana government has terminated its PR contract with Concept PR on the grounds of non-performance. The one-year contract has been scrapped two months prior to its expiry in June this year. The termination of the contract also coincides with the exit of Concept PR President Sanjey Roy.

Vinod Behl May 1, 2007 9:32 AM

Five-day international documentary films festival opens in Goa?blur=25

An international films festival for documentary, short and animation films opened in Panaji on April 28. The five-day film festival is showcasing 75 films from 26 countries, including 28 award-winning films.

Vinod Behl Apr 30, 2007 9:29 AM

Triveni Group to launch national Hindi news channel and 17 regional news channels?blur=25

Triveni Media Limited, which recently acquired the socio-spiritual channel Sadhna TV, is set to launch a national Hindi news channel and a bouquet of regional news channel in various states, cost of Rs 200 crore. Rahul Kulshrestha, Technical Director, Aaj Tak, and Satish. K Singh, Executive Producer, NDTV, are likely to join the group’s Hindi news channel as CEO and Director-News respectively.

Vinod Behl Apr 26, 2007 9:15 AM

The Tribune to launch HP edition on March 15?blur=25

Chandigarh-based leading English daily The Tribune will be launching its edition for Himachal Pradesh on March 15. This will be the fourth daily edition of the newspaper after Chandigarh, Delhi and Jalandhar.

Vinod Behl Mar 14, 2007 9:41 AM

Rahul Kanwal appointed new channel head for Headlines Today?blur=25

In a surprise move, Rahul Kanwal, Senior Special Correspondent with TV Today Network, has been elevated to the post of Executive Producer to head the Headlines Today channel. He replaces S Srinivasan, who has quit the channel.

Vinod Behl Jan 17, 2007 9:02 AM