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FICCI Frames 2008:  India sports, in Leagues of its own

IPL. ICL, cricket and some more cricket dominated the session on ‘Sports: The big entertainment options’. First came Kerry Packer’s so-called ‘Pyjama Cricket’, then day and night matches, and now the Twenty20 format. From a serious game, cricket is increasingly assuming an entertainment format. The sparring by Ajay Jadeja and Lalit Modi further enlivened a lively discussion.

Rishi Vora Mar 28, 2008 11:50 AM

FICCI Frames 2008: India sports, in Leagues of its own

IPL. ICL, cricket and some more cricket dominated the session on ‘Sports: The big entertainment options’. First came Kerry Packer’s so-called ‘Pyjama Cricket’, then day and night matches, and now the Twenty20 format. From a serious game, cricket is increasingly assuming an entertainment format. The sparring by Ajay Jadeja and Lalit Modi further enlivened a lively discussion.

Rishi Vora Mar 27, 2008 5:08 PM

FICCI Frames 2008: Post-Production: Talent pool can’t take you global

What’s holding back the domestic film and entertainment industry from competing with the best in the word when it comes to post-production aspects like visual effects, 3D content, animation, etc? Is it the lack of talent pool or is it the lack of saleable content? Whatever be the reasons, the fact is that post-production is an area that the domestic industry needs some catching up, if it is compete with the West.

Rishi Vora Mar 27, 2008 5:07 PM

FICCI Frames 2008: Traditional media get a digital twist

The rapid growth of mobile phones has impacted traditional media in a big way, with both print and television media shifting to digital modes and increasingly using mobile phones and the Internet. This phenomenon is, in fact, resulting in the emergence of a whole new behaviour, called social broadcasting. <b><i>Robin Thomas</i></b> reports.

Robin Thomas Mar 27, 2008 5:03 PM

FICCI Frames 2008:  What kind of films click today? Nobody knows!

When successful Indian filmmakers took the dais at Day 2 of FICCI Frames 2008, several questions were raised on what works the best in filmmaking. The only answer that came up from the overly-heated discussion was that the business of filmmaking is intricate, and that nobody knows what works the best at the Box Office.

Rishi Vora Mar 26, 2008 7:31 PM

FICCI Frames 2008:  Freedom of expression or social responsibility - The tussle continues

‘Freedom is the lifeblood of entertainment and media, it is our breath, and we shall protect it from dying’: the ever-effervescent Mahesh Bhatt with his take on freedom of speech and expression. ‘Media and Entertainment guys must abjure social responsibilities and stick to what they know best, because the decisions that government officials take are often hypocritical’, thus spake Pritish Nandy. And the debate continues.

Rishi Vora Mar 26, 2008 7:30 PM

FICCI Frames 2008:  Online vs Traditional Media – threat or opportunity?

In a dog-eats-dog world, it is the survival of the fittest – or for that matter, the fastest – that matters. With the coming in of multiple New Age options and platforms, will traditional media lose out its sheen to online? The session on ‘Online Media Platforms: Creating an audience of one and a billion’ sought to explore this angle.

Robin Thomas Mar 26, 2008 7:19 PM

FICCI Frames 2008:  ‘Make consumers the centre of your decision making’

Indian television is going through major changes in content, which is constantly redefining itself. Do we see TV channels falling into niche segments and breaking down into sub-genres in the coming year? What would be future trends for Indian television content? The session on ‘Redefining Television Content: shifting patterns’ sought to answer these questions and much more.

Robin Thomas Mar 26, 2008 8:20 AM

FICCI Frames 2008:  Content, piracy and ratings, again!

FICCI Frames 2008 took off on a strong note in Mumbai on March 25. Yash Chopra and Kunal Dasgupta set the tone for the Forum by taking up several issues at the inaugural session. Topping every discussion was the rating system and the menace of piracy as well as the contentious issue of censorship.

Rishi Vora Mar 26, 2008 8:17 AM

FICCI Frames 2008:  Television and its shifting patterns

Indian television is going through major changes in content, which is constantly redefining itself. Do we see TV channels falling into niche segments and breaking down into sub-genres in the coming year? What would be future trends for Indian television content?

Robin Thomas Mar 25, 2008 6:28 PM

FICCI Frames 2008:  Of eyeballs and credibility

There have been several instances in the past when editors of Indian News channels have been stuck between taking a call whether to relay news that lack wisdom but guarantee a high viewership. In their race to be one up, are News channels compromising content with sensationalism?

Rishi Vora Mar 25, 2008 6:26 PM

FICCI Frames 2008: I said so...

FICCI Frames 2008 got off to a resounding start. And as expected, audiences were subjected to a host of offerings on the content as well as networking front. exchange4media’s Tasneem Limbdiwala asked a few from the gathering on what mattered to them the most -- attending the sessions or networking? Read to know what they said…

Tasneem Limbdiwala Mar 25, 2008 6:17 PM

FICCI Frames 2008: Spotlight on the business of Media & Entertainment from today

FICCI Frames 2008, the annual convention of the media and entertainment (M&E) industry gets underway in Mumbai from March 25, 2008. The three-day event will cover the entire gamut of M&E like films, TV, radio, digital entertainment, animation, gaming, visual effects, etc. The inaugural session would see Minister for Information and Broadcasting, PR Dasmunsi, release the FICCI-PWC report on the M&E industry.

exchange4media Mumbai Bureau Mar 25, 2008 7:57 AM

FICCI Frames 2008: Spotlight on the business of Media & Entertainment from 25 March

FICCI Frames 2008, the annual convention of the media and entertainment (M&E) industry gets underway in Mumbai from March 25, 2008. The three-day event will cover the entire gamut of M&E like films, TV, radio, digital entertainment, animation, gaming, visual effects, etc. The inaugural session would see Minister for Information and Broadcasting, PR Dasmunsi, release the FICCI-PWC report on the M&E industry.

exchange4media Mumbai Bureau Mar 24, 2008 6:41 PM

FICCI Frames 2008:  Is India the next destination for sports marketing?

Sports marketing hasn’t been very big in India, till Indian Premier League (IPL) happened, and suddenly corporates are putting in mega bucks on players and teams, all in the name of the game. But what about other games like hockey, football or tennis?

Robin Thomas Mar 24, 2008 4:26 PM

FICCI Frames 2008:  Print is still king when it comes to advertisers

In a scenario where Indian media is spoilt for choices with the onset of newer media platforms, print seems to be losing its charm, particularly in light of what has been happening in the West. However, there is might left yet in print as a medium.

Deepti Aggarwal Mar 24, 2008 4:24 PM

FICCI Frames 2008:  Shake it up baby! It’s Frames time

We live in a digital universe where there will be a gradual shift from multi-service networks to multi-network services. The future empires in the media will be empires of the mind. The consumer in this digital universe will be pulled in two directions.

Noor Fathima Warsia Mar 24, 2008 4:20 PM

FICCI Frames 2008:  India M&E to be worth Rs 1.157 trillion by 2012: FICCI-PWC report

The Indian Entertainment and Media (E&M) industry, which has been showing a steady growth, is poised for a bigger leap now with digilatisation and convergence being adopted in a big way.

Rishi Vora Mar 24, 2008 4:18 PM

FICCI Frames 2008: Animation – making waves in India and abroad

While India might not have produced animated feature films of the caliber of ‘Ice Age’ or ‘The Incredibles’ yet, Indian animators have contributed significantly to several hit international animated features. Case in point is Apurva Shah, who was part of the Oscar-winning animation team of ‘Ratatouille’. In recognition of this rapidly growing industry, FICCI Frames 2008 is devoting at least eight sessions to Animation.

exchange4media Mumbai Bureau Mar 13, 2008 7:55 AM

FICCI Frames 2008: Redefining television content – be it news, sports or media choices

As in the earlier years, television takes a prime place at FICCI Frames 2008 as well. The three-day event will be held in Mumbai from March 25-27. Panel discussions devoted to the television space would cover a wide range of issues such as ‘Is News entertainment changing face of television news in India?’, ‘Redefining television content – Shifting patterns’, ‘What, Where & How: Media Choices in the expanding universe’, and ‘Sports: The Big Entertainment Options’.

exchange4media Mumbai Bureau Mar 11, 2008 8:08 AM