Cartoon Network Enterprises launches 'Cartoon Network Retro' collection

Cartoon Network Enterprises is the licensing and merchandising arm of Tuner International India

exchange4media Staff 29-August-2017


Cartoon Network Enterprises, the licensing and merchandising arm of Tuner International India, is all set to bring back the golden age of cartoons with Cartoon Network Retro merchandise, reminiscent of iconic characters like Johnny Bravo, Powerpuff Girls, and Dexter that have stood the test of time.

 




Speaking on the new partnerships forged by Cartoon Network Enterprise, Anand Singh, Sr. Director – Cartoon Network Enterprises, South Asia, Turner International India, said, “We are delighted to bring to our fans the nostalgic era of cartoons, with some cool and exclusive Cartoon Network Retro merchandise. These cartoon characters make for great family co-viewing experience and have transcended several generations. Their timelessness is what translates into great demand for them even now. We are sure that not only will the 90’s kids love this collection, but also that the new generation would be excited to own contemporary merchandise that reflects sophisticated storytelling in animation. We’re thrilled to bring the Cartoon Network Retro collection for the Indian fans.”

 




Recognizing the inherent global appeal of classic cartoons and their long-standing bond with the viewers, the brand-new Cartoon Network Retro collection which includes T-shirts, shoes, mugs, badges, posters, flip-flops, mobile covers and much more will be cherished by true blue fans. 

 

The Cartoon Network Retro merchandise, with products starting from Rs.49 to Rs.999, is available across Myntra.com, thesouledstore.com, teestory.in, Action Shoes, Free Authority and voxpop.com. 



 



 



 



 



 



 



 



 



 



 

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Radio City launches 'Hara Hai Toh बरं आहे' initiative for a greener Mumbai

In association with Santosh Shetty of ‘We all Connect’, the initiative is part of the 3rd leg of Radio City's popular ‘Kar Mumbaikar’ campaign

exchange4media Staff 14 hours ago

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Radio City has strengthened its commitment towards developing sustainable, pollution-free cities with the launch of the third leg of its popular ‘Kar Mumbaikar’ campaign. Through this 4 weeks long campaign, Radio City RJs Salil and Archana will visit nooks and corners of Mumbai city each week and plant trees. Radio City’s latest initiative, 'Hara Hai Toh बरं आहे' in association with Santosh Shetty of ‘We all Connect’, will help replenish the green cover over Mumbai’s concrete jungle by conducting plantation drives across Mumbai.

During their popular morning show ‘Kasa Kai Mumbai’, the RJs will urge listeners to nominate their societies/areas for this initiative and conduct a plantation drive, while broadcasting the on-air show from the same location.

Extending his support to Radio City’s Kar Mumbaikar 'Hara Hai Toh बरं आहे' initiative, Thackeray actor Nawazuddin Siddique said, “Mumbai is facing several environmental problems that are on the rise and the receding green cover is one of the key aspects amplifying this issue. Promoting tree plantations in our own vicinity is a basic but vital step towards the preservation of the environment which in turn will positively impact the health and safety of citizens. Radio City’s ‘Hara Hai Toh बरं आहे' initiative, led by RJ Salil and RJ Archana is a great step towards raising awareness towards this cause. I hope that the initiative will highlight the significance of planting trees and drive every individual to take a step in the direction of developing a green, pollution free city.”

Commenting on the launch of the third leg of the ‘Kar Mumbaikar’ campaign, Radio City’s RJ Salil and RJ Archana said, “With the city observing a rapid environmental decline, plantation of trees is a crucial task, and through this campaign, we want to urge Mumbaikars to take this issue seriously. In tandem with our brand philosophy, Rag Rag Mein Daude City, we hope that our campaign will inspire citizens to bring back Mumbai’s green cover and set an example for other cities to become a cleaner, greener space to live in.” The campaign spanning on-air, on-ground and digital platforms, hopes to bring about a change in the mindsets of citizens by illustrating how small and achievable changes can bring about a significant difference in society."

For the uninitiated, Mumbai’s tree cover, which was more than 35% in the 1970s, is less than 13% today, as per a study conducted by the Indian Institute of Science Bangalore. The IISC scientists emphasized the need for any region to have at least 33% green cover to ensure adequate oxygen to its citizens. Through the first two phases of the ‘Kar Mumbaikar’ campaign, Radio City has addressed various issues plaguing Mumbai such as the pothole menace faced by citizens during the monsoon season and ‘StreeDum’ campaign that raised awareness against the objectification of women. True to its brand philosophy of ‘Rag Rag Mein Daude City’, Radio City will continue to leverage the power of radio to bring about a positive change in our society.

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Riders Music Festival turns out to be a big success this year too

Shirley Setia, Bhuvam Bham kept audience engaged with new-age rapping and some soulful music

exchange4media Staff 17 hours ago

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Rider’s Music Festival has managed to grab the attention of Delhiites, continuing with last year’s success.

This year, Riders Music Festival (RMF) showcased a perfect line-up of contemporary musicians with different genres of music at Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium, New Delhi. From Nucleya’s high octane gig, Lucky Ali’s husky Bollywood charm to Mame Khan’s folk music, Delhi’s Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium saw over 20 thousand biking and music enthusiasts. 

Adding jazz to the line-up, was Shirley Setia’s filmy vocals with Divine’s new-age rapping and some soulful music with Bhuvam Bham. Strategically placed as the weekender before Christmas amidst Delhi’s winter, RMF brought forth the best of everything. 

With more than 30 brand associations and partnerships, 16 + artists and multiple experience zones, including flea markets, gaming arena and adventure zones, Riders Music Festival is a joint intellectual property by RED FM and Phoenix Live. 

A two-day-long action-packed event combining the best of music and motorcycles, the festival began with biking groups riding to the event on both days.  The venue was flooded with an interesting myriad of grub stations and food trucks to tantalize tastebuds and mixologies of the best concoction for the guests who were present. With tarot card reading counters, bike stunt shows and customizations the guests were left truly mesmerized. 

Nisha Narayanan, COO, RED FM said: “The amount of passion shown by the bikers last year at the Riders Music Festival sealed the deal and this year we were back with a bang. To be able to let out, relax, have delicious food, listen to your favourite musicians and showcase your passion through breath-taking stunts, made for a conducive experience. The first year of Riders Music Festival was a huge success. We knew we had to come back, but with even higher energies. The artists who performed were very carefully hand-picked as we want the festival to be both for the biking as well as non-biking community. It is ‘the one-stop destination’ for everyone and we are truly grateful for the phenomenal response the fest has received this year too.”

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‘Main Bhi Ardhangini’, &TV’s latest offering, to be telecast from Jan 21

Popular TV faces—Avinash Sachdev, Aditi Rawat, Anjali Priya and Deepshikha Nagpal—to be part of ensemble cast

exchange4media Staff 1 day ago

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Bringing forth an exceptional story loyalty and the strength of love, &TV is set to telecast a brand-new fiction offering ‘Main Bhi Ardhangini’ from 21st January-every Monday to Friday at 9.30pm. 

Produced by Essel Vision Productions, ‘Main Bhi Ardhangini’ is a romantic drama about true love that lives beyond eternity and transcends even death. It showcases the power and strength that an Ardhangini has for her husband, and how she shields him from all evil even after her death. 

The show brings together an ensemble cast with popular television faces like Avinash Sachdev, Aditi Rawat, Anjali Priya and Deepshikha Nagpal amongst others. To promote the show, the star cast were in Jaipur and urged their fans and the channel’s fierce loyalists to subscribe to &TV and the Zee bouquet as per the new government rule. 

‘Main Bhi Ardhangini’ is the journey of Chitra and Vaidehi as they both are singularly dedicated to protecting Madhav – the man they love. The story delves into the life of Madhav (Avinash Sachdev) and his childhood friend Vaidehi (Aditi Rawat). Her main motive is to bring back cheer, happiness and love in Madhav’s life after his wife Chitra’s (Anjali Priya) tragic death. Furthermore, depicting an invaluable bond of friendship and love, ‘Main Bhi Ardhangini’ will give a glimpse of the selfless effort and unconditional love that Vaidehi (Aditi Rawat) showers on Madhav. 

The show will also bring out the eternal side of love and how the spirit of Madhav’s first wife will do everything to keep them together and shield them against any source of evil even after death. 

Speaking about the concept of the show, Vishnu Shankar, Head of &TV said, “We are excited to kickstart the year with the launch of ‘Main Bhi Ardhangini’, an adaptation of the very popular Zee Tamil show ‘Yaaradi Nee Mohini’ which has been successfully retold in many other languages. This romantic drama explores a different perspective of love, commitment and true bond that a wife as an Ardhangini has for her husband. The saga, a complete package of emotions, brings alive on screen a warm narrative and relatable characters each trying to deal with life, loss and love.”
Talking about the show and its concept, Shariq Patel, CEO, Essel Vision Productions said, “Romance as a genre is an all-time favourite with viewers. With ‘Main Bhi Ardhangini’, we wish to portray the emotion of love and bond of a husband and wife in a different way, encompassing virtues like selflessness, devotion, loyalty, protection and care. With our unique style of storytelling, we are sure that the essence of the subject will come through effectively and the audience will be intrigued to watch how both Vaidehi and Chitra shield Madhav from evil. The story brings forward a unique relationship that is interwoven in a thread of love which surpasses even death.” 

Actor Avinash Sachdev who plays Madhav said, “My character is an extremely righteous man who doesn’t carry any sort of malice in his heart. Shy and reserved, he is respectful of his elders, especially his mother Nilambari, even though she is his step-mother. Madhav is torn between the memories of his dead wife Chitra and the unconditional love received from his childhood friend Vaidehi. ‘Main Bhi Ardhangini’ is a beautifully written romantic tale and it gives me immense pleasure to be a part of this story.” 

He further said: “I also want to sincerely appeal to and urge all &TV loyalists, viewers and fans to subscribe to the Zee bouquet of channels, starting February 1, as per the new subscription scheme.” 

Playing the role of Madhav’s childhood friend Vaidehi, Aditi Rawat said, “Vaidehi is a young and naïve girl; yet an extremely grounded soul who believes that every person is good at heart. She is full of life and is adored by everyone. Her selfless love for Madhav and her dedicated efforts to bring back joy in his life again is inspiring and rare. She will play a pivotal part in his life and I am excited to essay this role. I am also doubly excited to shoot this show as we will be in Jaipur throughout. The colourful backdrop and vibrant culture of the city lends itself beautifully to the show and it will be a visual treat for the viewers. So, to keep watching &TV and its shows, do choose the attractively priced ZEE Family Pack and stay entertained.” 

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EPIC to showcase special shows, documentaries to celebrate Army Day

Kargil veteran Major General G D Bakshi to narrate and host ‘Fall of Dhaka’ & ‘Turning Point At Tololing’

exchange4media Staff 1 day ago

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EPIC Channel, India Ka Apna Infotainment, has announced an engaging programming line-up for Army Day that is to be celebrated on the January 15th. 

The line-up will feature exclusive series, including documentaries celebrating the Indian Army, its history and traditions, and will remember the brave who earned everlasting glory through supreme sacrifice. 

The day-long line-up will be aired from 1pm onwards and will feature episodes from the popular show ‘Regiment Diaries’ that documents the story of various regiments of the India Army. The one-hour episodes in the line-up are Punjab Regiment, Madras Engineers Group, Rajput Regiment and the Jat Regiment. 

Also featuring in the programming mix are two riveting documentaries narrated by, and featuring Kargil war veteran Major General G D Bakshi. The two specials that will be featured in the curated line-up include ‘Fall of Dhaka’ based on the Bangladesh  Liberation War of 1971, and ‘Turning Point At Tololing’ that walks viewers through the capture of the Tololing Peak during the 1999 Kargil War. 

Content and Programming Head, EPIC Channel, Akul Tripathi said, “Reality is a scriptwriter beyond compare and the stories about the Indian Army and the triumphant feats of our soldiers in times of peace and war are more compelling than anything that could be scripted. This is our small tribute to our Men in Uniform.” 

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Zee Telugu to air TV premier of ‘Aravinda Sametha Veera Raghava’ on 13th Jan

Sankranthi special: Channel to conduct SMS contest based on Junior NTR’s film 

exchange4media Staff 4 days ago

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Zee Telugu will telecast the World Television Premiere of ‘Aravinda Sametha Veera Raghava’ on Zee Telugu and Zee Telugu HD on 13th January at 5.30 pm to mark the occasion of Makar Sankranthi. 

The channel will host an exciting SMS contest on questions regarding the film and 10 winners will get the opportunity of winning bicycles, identical to Junior NTR’s bicycle in the film.  

The story revolves around a game of cards and violence that divides two villages for three generations. How Veera Raghava Reddy (NTR) is forced to get involved in the menace and changes the much popular diktat is what forms the crux of the film. Supriya Pathak as Veera Raghava’s grandmother has a limited but an impactful role, and Pooja Hegde has played an anthropologist. 

The combination of NTR and Trivirkam is the movie’s selling point along with Devayani and Eeswari Rao also contributing to the plot of the film. Thaman's brilliant composing truly helps the film stand apart from the cluster of commercial films.
Sankranthi Aravinda Sametha Veera Raghava Zee Telugu
 

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Phoenix Marketcity, Pune turned the conveyor belt into a New Year surprise

Advertorial: Part of a 100-day long Phoenix Festival, Phoenix Marketcity Pune celebrated the New Year by welcoming visitors and Punekars returning home with gift boxes on the first Sunday of the year

exchange4media Staff 5 days ago

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Travellers arriving from various parts of the country were in for a pleasant surprise, as Pune’s premiere shopping and lifestyle destination, Phoenix Marketcity, Pune initiated a unique consumer engagement campaign. 

As part of a 100-day long Phoenix Festival, Phoenix Marketcity Pune celebrated the New Year by welcoming visitors and Punekars returning home with New Year gift boxes on the first Sunday of the year, January 6. 

While travellers were waiting for their luggage at the designated conveyor belt at the Pune airport, they were surprised to see boxes full of gifts being rolled out. Soon, the place was abuzz with smiles and chit chat all around as passengers started picking up the gift boxes. People were seen unboxing the surprise gifts with full enthusiasm and clicking pictures with it. 

Soon, the campaign went viral with people posting photographs, thank-you messages across various social platforms with the hashtag #TheGoodLifeMoment and #HappyNewYear2019. From the youngest to the oldest, each passenger received their New Year gift. Videos and pictures have flooded the internet with people thanking Phoenix Marketcity, Pune for such amazing memories in the busiest of atmospheres.

For the campaign, Phoenix Marketcity, Pune tied up with 24 flights — 10 from SpiceJet and the remaining being a mix of other airlines like Jetairways, Vistara, IndiGo, etc. The activity went on for 18 hours with Phoenix Marketcity, Pune distributing more than 4,300 gifts amongst passengers.

Talking about this unique campaign Arun Arora, Centre Director, Phoenix Marketcity, Pune said, “Phoenix Marketcity, Pune is not just a shopping paradise but also an inspirational abode for the residents of Pune and around. The objective of this exclusive campaign was to engage directly with our loyal patrons, making their New Year more exciting and, at the same time, express our deepest gratitude for making us the best shopping, lifestyle and entertainment destination since inception. I wish everyone a fabulous New Year 2019.”

Watch the fun unfold here: 

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BIG FM launches breakfast morning show ‘Mumbai Maska Maar Ke’

Actor, comedian and RJ Vrajesh Hirjee to host show that will give Mumbaikars dose of morning updates 

exchange4media Staff 5 days ago

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BIG FM, one of India’s largest radio networks, has launched Mumbai Maska Maar Ke, a breakfast show, with actor, comedian and RJ Vrajesh Hirjee. 

The breakfast show curated for Mumbaikars is aimed at giving a unique taste of the city and a dose of morning updates to start your day on the right foot.

Listeners can tune into BIG FM from Monday to Saturday between 7am to 11am. The morning show aims to bring a fresh perspective to all of Mumbai’s favorite grouses. The show will introduce its listeners to a distinctive Mumbai, one which they live but didn’t observe differently. RJ Vrajesh Hirjee's comic talent and versatile personality will add a humorous dimension to the day-to-day life of Mumbaikars. 

On launching the show, the BIG FM spokesperson said, “With the launch of our refreshed breakfast show, we want to offer listeners a transformed morning experience. The show will highlight a positive side of the city while keeping the humor intact. We feel certain that through this show, RJ Vrajesh will not only put forward his point of view effectively, but will succeed in bringing smiles on the faces of our listeners with his sharp wit. We look forward to drawing a massive participation and engagement from our listeners.” 

On his association with BIG FM, RJ Vrajesh Hirjee said, “I am excited to be part of such a well-conceptualized show like ‘Mumbai Maska Maar Ke’. It’s extremely heart-warming to have a show with a clutter-breaking concept, which involves listeners, making them feel like they’re a part of it. My association with the comedy genre goes back a long way but making people laugh while they’re hurrying to work and stuck in a traffic jam or a crowded train compartment is a huge responsibility. I am looking forward to revisiting my radio avtaar and I’m hopeful that listeners will join me in this action-packed journey and enjoy the show as much as I do.” 

The show will have a strong digital presence and will focus on drawing a massive engagement from the locals of aamchi Mumbai. 

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‘Spider-Man: Homecoming’ comes to &flix

&flix is all set to air the film on January 13, 2019, on Sunday at 9 PM

exchange4media Staff 5 days ago

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&flix, the destination for the biggest Hollywood hits, is all set to bring back the most watched Hollywood premiere of 2018 – Spider-Man: Homecoming. Presenting the diverse performance of Teen Choice Award Winner Tom Holland as Peter Parker aka Spider-Man and Two times Oscar-nominated actor Robert Downey Jr. this week, the channel is all set to air the film on January 13, 2019, on Sunday at 9 PM. During its premiere airing on June 3, 2018, it garnered 254 (’000s) Impressions, becoming the most rated premiere in the English movie genre.

Three times winner of Teen Choice Award including Choice Summer Movie, Spider-Man: Homecoming is a story of a friendly neighbourhood hero who swings back and forth, saving the city from criminals. Being an ordinary student in Queens tries to balance his brand-new identity, Spider-Man is mentored by Tony Stark AKA Iron Man and he tries to prove himself to be more than just a neighbourhood superhero. While facing a new supervillain Vulture, Peter must go undetected to find out more about him and save the city from his evildoings.

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Zee Cine Awards Telugu 2018 glitters with the best of Tollywood

Awards felicitate outstanding talent and cinematic excellence in the Telugu film industry

exchange4media Staff 6 days ago

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Zee Telugu is known to be at the forefront of acknowledging and celebrating the Tollywood industry for its immense talent and accomplishments. Recognizing the transformation in the industry, the channel hosts some of the most successful award ceremonies such as, Apsara Awards, Kutumbam Awards, Comedy Awards, to name a few. Commemorating the new year, Zee Telugu is proud to have hosted the first-ever Zee Cine Awards Telugu 2018, exclusive to the Tollywood fraternity, at Kotla Vijaya Bhaskar Stadium, Hyderabad. The show will be aired soon only on Zee Telugu and Zee Telugu HD.

Tollywood’s first award ceremony of the year and a first of its kind initiative by Zee Telugu, Zee Cine Awards Telugu 2018 paid tribute and celebrated the best talent that have contributed to the blockbuster hits of the year 2018. Ali, Pradeep, Sreemukhi, and Shyamala hosted the glorious evening that witnessed 3 outstanding winner categories. Jury Awards, elected by an esteemed panel of jury members; Favorite Awards, chosen by popular vote by the public via Facebook votes, SMS votes, over 3 weeks; and Special Awards category for those who have contributed to the Telugu film fraternity.

A star-studded ceremony that brought together the biggest names and brightest stars of the Telugu film industry, to recognize the best of Tollywood the year 2018. The sensational red carpet witnessed the presence of remarkable film personalities like Nandamuri Balakrishna and Allu Aravind. Zee Cine Awards Telugu 2018 stage witnessed some mind-blowing performances from film and television personalities, Mehreen Peerzada, Rashmika Mandanna, Kiara Advani, Ritika Singh, and Bellamkonda Srinivas. Zee Kutumbam performed a special act as a tribute to NTR to honour Nandamuri Balakrishna’s presence, and Sundaram Master’s dance with Devisri Prasad along with the Rangasthalam crew received great cheer!

Some of the key categories from Zee Cine Awards 2018 are as follows:

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India Today Mind Rocks Youth Summit to be held in Bhubaneswar

The 16th edition of the summit will be attended by CM Naveen Patnaik, Emraan Hashmi, Bhuvan Bam, Taapsee Pannu, M Azharuddin among others on Jan 10

exchange4media Staff 6 days ago

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Youth Summit – India Today Mind Rocks will be held in Bhubaneswar in the second week of January. The youth confluence - Mind Rocks is a festival of ideas, conversations, music and dance that taps into India's youthful energy. The summit brings together the brightest young minds from across the country to interact and engage with their star icons in an open interactive format. The daylong extravaganza which unleashes the energy and enthusiasm of youth will be hosted at the KIIT Auditorium, Campus 6 on January 10.

The mega summit will be a grand affair with attendance from prominent dignitaries like Naveen Patnaik, Chief Minister of Odisha to celebrities like Emraan Hashmi, Taapsee Pannu, YouTube sensation Bhuvan Bam, Singer Nikhita Gandhi, sporting legend Mohammad Azharuddin and Prince Dance Group. The other prominent personalities at the summit include Subroto Bagchi, Chairman, Odisha Skill Development Authority and Co-founder Mindtree; Basanth Rath, IPS Officer; Kalikesh Singh Deo, BJD MP, Lok Sabha; Sushmita Dev, Lok Sabha MP, Congress and Nishikant Dubey,  Lok Sabha MP,  BJP.

The event line-up celebrates the success of youth in different spheres and gives wings to the future leaders and youngsters to hear from people who have already made it big. The summit provides a platform for youth from across the country to come and engage with their icons and share and learn from them.

In an endeavour to provide the Next Gen with an open platform where exchange of views, opinions, thoughts and candid conversations can take place, India Today Group created India Today Mind Rocks Youth Summit. The group has been organising this event since 2010.
 

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