ICC Champions Trophy to reach out to more people with live telecast on DD and AIR?blur=25

Beginning Sunday, October 15, the ICC Champions tournament will be available to more viewers across India thanks to the Live telecast on DD and broadcast on All India Radio.

Vinod Behl Oct 14, 2006 8:56 AM

Virgin Atlantic awards PR mandate to Good Relations?blur=25

Good Relations (India) Pvt Ltd has bagged the Virgin Atlantic Airways account following a multi-agency pitch. This follows a revamp in Virgin’s creative and media accounts. O&M is the new agency handling Virgin’s creative business, while GroupM has been given the media mandate.

Vinod Behl Oct 5, 2006 10:30 AM

New India Today Group actively mulling entry into morning daily segment?blur=25

According to well-placed sources, magazine giant India Today Group is chalking out plans to launch a morning tabloid as part of its foray into the daily newspaper segment. The group is said to be aiming at a launch around March 2007.

Vinod Behl Sep 21, 2006 5:43 PM

Malaysia Tourism launches new marketing initiative around Tri-Series?blur=25

Malaysia Tourism Board, which has earlier successfully promoted golf and Formula 1 in the Indian market as part of its sports tourism initiatives, has now launched a new promotion to coincide with the upcoming Tri-nation cricket series involving India, West Indies and Australia.

Vinod Behl Sep 2, 2006 8:27 AM

Domino’s launches major marketing drive, to expand number of outlets to 135 by March 2007?blur=25

Riding high on its expansion plans, Domino's Pizza is set to launch a major marketing drive to support its ‘Fun Meal For 4’, the newly introduced value for money combos for the family. Domino's, which has an annual marketing communication budget of Rs 20 crore, has earmarked a marketing spend of Rs 4 crore for this new promotion campaign.

Vinod Behl Sep 1, 2006 8:46 AM

Navin Kumar selected new Officiating CEO of Prasar Bharati?blur=25

Navin Kumar, Director General, Doordarshan, has been selected as the Officiating CEO of Prasar Bharati. He replaces K S Sarma, who retired as Prasar Bharati CEO on June 30, 2006 after completing his six-year term.

Vinod Behl Jul 1, 2006 7:47 AM

Delhi gets a new financial and political paper - ‘Political & Business Daily’?blur=25

Colours Multimedia Pvt Ltd, a newly formed publishing house of a Chandigarh-based group with interests in the education sector, has launched ‘Political & Business Daily’, a newspaper from Delhi. Former Financial Express Chandigarh hand, Parveen Modi, has been roped in as Editor of the 18-page broadsheet, which will focus on north India.

Vinod Behl Jun 14, 2006 7:06 AM

Ansal API unleashes mega communication campaign to establish new brand identity?blur=25

Real estate developer, Sushil Ansal Group, has embarked on a massive print, outdoor and electronic communication campaign to mark its redefined identity as Ansal API. The new brand promotion campaign is estimated to be in the range of Rs 2 crore.

Vinod Behl May 22, 2006 6:38 AM

Aaj Tak editorial exodus continues, but programme revamp pushes up channel ratings?blur=25

Despite an exodus of senior editorial hands from Aaj Tak, the channel has notched up impressive ratings in the news genre. Aaj Tak honchos are now looking forward to the month-end launch of their Delhi & NCR news channel with optimism.

Vinod Behl May 12, 2006 6:44 AM

India TV in revamp mode; Alok Tomar inducted as Senior Editor?blur=25

Rajat Sharma promoted India TV is taking new initiatives to beef up its content and talent pool. The channel has recently inducted Alok Tomar as Senior Editor, while Girish Juneja and Shibani Kapur have been taken as Senior Producers for two new programmes beginning May 8.

Vinod Behl May 6, 2006 6:08 AM

Tribune to launch supplements on real estate and Himachal Pradesh?blur=25

Tribune is revamping its editorial content with two new weekly supplements focusing on real estate and Himachal Pradesh. The supplement on Himachal Pradesh, christened Himachal Plus, is being launched on May 3, while the one on real estate will be unveiled on May 6.

Vinod Behl May 3, 2006 7:02 AM

Punjab seeks to be major media and entertainment hub?blur=25

In order to focus on investment opportunities to develop Punjab as a media entertainment and film industry hub in the northern India the Punjab government, in association with International Punjabi Chamber for Service Industry, is organising an international conference on media and entertainment on April 22, 2006 in Mumbai.

Vinod Behl Apr 22, 2006 7:42 AM

Aaj Tak undergoes major revamp; Amitabh to head Delhi Aaj Tak, Shailendra Kumar Jha to head Tez Channel?blur=25

Aaj Tak honchos have finally undertaken the much-expected restructuring following the exit of its senior staffers, including Ashutosh, Mrityunjay Jha and Prabal Pratap Singh. As part of this restructuring exercise, Associate Executive Producer, Amitabh, who was heading Tez Channel, has been made the new head for Delhi Aaj Tak, the upcoming channel on Delhi and NCR, which is scheduled for launch next month.

Vinod Behl Apr 17, 2006 6:38 AM

DLF appoints Concept Communications as advertising and PR advisor for its Rs 10,000 crore IPO?blur=25

Delhi-based DLF Group, India’s largest real estate developer, has awarded the mandate for all communication needs of its forthcoming IPO to Concept Communications. The account size is pegged in the region of Rs 30 crore. DLF Universal Ltd is coming up with one of the largest in India IPOs in June-July worth Rs 10,000 crore to fund its pan India expansion plans. The group is also venturing into the hospitality sector.

Vinod Behl Apr 11, 2006 7:04 AM

DD, AIR chalk out innovative plans for revenue streams?blur=25

Buoyed by the record commercial revenue of Rs 1,200 crore generated by Doordarshan and All India Radio in the fiscal 2005-06, Prasar Bharati honchos have initiated a number of innovative plans for additional source of revenue for the public broadcaster.

Vinod Behl Apr 6, 2006 8:01 AM

Aaj Tak's Deputy Editor Mrityunjay Jha quits, headed for IBN 7?blur=25

Following the exit of Aaj Tak Executive Producer, Ashutosh, another senior Aaj Tak staffer, Deputy Editor Mrityunjay Kumar Jha, has also put in his papers to join under his ex-colleague at IBN 7. A few other senior Aaj Tak staffers like Metro Bureau Head, Prabal Pratap Singh; Senior Special Correspondent, Sumit Awasthi; and Principal correspondent, Sukesh Ranjan are likely to leave shortly to join IBN 7.]

Vinod Behl Apr 1, 2006 8:11 AM

Delhi High Court orders implementation of CAS; gives Centre four weeks’ time?blur=25

Justice Vikramjit Sen of the Delhi High Court on Friday morning pronounced a landmark judgement quashing the July 10, 2004 notification of the Government of India, which had abandoned the implementation of CAS (conditional access system) in South Delhi.

Vinod Behl Mar 11, 2006 8:18 AM

Delhi High Court orders implementation of CAS; gives Centre four weeks’ time?blur=25

Justice Vikramjit Sen of the Delhi High Court on Friday morning pronounced a landmark judgement quashing the July 10, 2004 notification of the Government of India, which had abandoned the implementation of CAS (conditional access system) in South Delhi.

Vinod Behl Mar 10, 2006 10:56 AM

Aaj Tak’s Ashutosh heading for Channel7 as Managing Editor; channel to be rechristened IBN-7?blur=25

Ace anchor and Executive Producer of Aaj Tak, Ashutosh has put in his papers and is learnt to be heading towards Global Broadcast News-controlled Channel 7, which is to be renamed IBN-7. Q W Naqvi, News Director, Aaj Tak confirmed the news, saying, “Ashutosh has indeed put in his papers with Aaj Tak”.

Vinod Behl Mar 10, 2006 8:01 AM

AIR DG Brijeshwar Singh elected vice-president of CBA; AIR, DD bag EU-India Media Award?blur=25

All India Radio has much to cheer. The public broadcaster has bagged the prestigious EU-India Media Award, while its Director General, Brijeshwar Singh, has been appointed elected Vice-President of Commonwealth Broadcasting Association (CBA).

Vinod Behl Feb 20, 2006 8:13 AM