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From 40 to 34 programmes in top 50 and from 50% channel share to close to 35%, Sun TV is in midst of shifting sand. Vijay TV has gained some share and Jaya TV could also see some resurgence as a political mouthpiece of ruling party.

exchange4media Staff 04-March-2002

After hearing the case filed by Mirabai Films, producer of Monsoon Wedding, the Delhi High Court refused to pass an injunction barring cable TV operators from screening the film.

exchange4media Staff 02-March-2002

It’s going to be tough for the cable viewers as cable operators plan to pass on the burden of service tax to the consumer. Another fall out of this would be under reporting of the number of households connected.

exchange4media Staff 02-March-2002

For the entertainment industry, it is a mix of <I>‘Kuch Khatte Kuch Meethi”</I>. Finance minister’s proposal of reduction of customs duty on uplinking and TV studio equipment from 35 per cent to 25 per cent has brought cheer. But the bad news is for the ca

exchange4media Staff 01-March-2002

Star TV Hong Kong has issued a notice to New Delhi Television Ltd (NDTV) stating that it may terminate NDTV’s contract, which expires on February 28, 2003. Star wants to have in-house content on its English news channel Star News rather than depending on

exchange4media Staff 28-February-2002

ESPN STAR Sports has acquired the rights to all international cricket events organised by the Bangladesh Cricket Board till mid 2006. With this acquisition, the channel has cricket rights for 8 out of 10 test playing nations.

exchange4media Staff 28-February-2002

Taj Sports is expected to enter the Indian market with a sports channel in April this year. The project will be headed by Chris McDonald, who will be based in Dubai. Mr McDonald was earlier with ESPN Star Sports.

exchange4media Staff 27-February-2002

Sony Entertainment Television (SET) Network aims to position its second channel, Max, among the top five television channels over the next 12-18 months.

exchange4media Staff 27-February-2002

If you thought that reality programming in India was dead after a few not-so-successful attempts by various channels, well think again.

exchange4media Staff 27-February-2002

Prime Time is where all the money is spent. Right? According to some estimates, close to 80% of the advertising money is spent during the Prime Time and it would be fair to say that at least 70% of that money is spent on the top 3 channels. As an advertise

exchange4media Staff 27-February-2002

If one thought that cricket appealed to only the serious audience who watch Sachin and Sehwag blazing away to glory then think again. Cartoon Network has been using an innovative mix of cricket combined with the popularity of their world famous characters

exchange4media Staff 26-February-2002

Doordarshan has decided to give its regional channels, many of, which are independent profit centres, a major push by making them available 24 hours to non-cable homes.

exchange4media Staff 26-February-2002

The youth just don’t seem to get enough of it. The heady mix of Stars, Music and Live performance, at recently telecast Filmfare awards, had youth glued on to their TV sets. Youth (15-24 Yrs) constituted close 50% of the audience. But has it managed to sta

exchange4media Staff 26-February-2002

Mythologicals may no longer be the crowd pullers the way they were, but they still draw the masses. With 60% viewers in Sec CDE, they could well contribute to your GRP benchmarks for these target audiences.

exchange4media Staff 25-February-2002

To simplify its organisational structure, Zee Telefilms (ZTL) has decided to prune the number of its subsidiaries from 23 to 12. The decision was taken at the ZTL board meeting held yesterday. According to the decision 11 subsidiaries will cease to exist,

exchange4media Staff 23-February-2002

Earlier it was Sony, now its the turn of Doordarshan to pip the competition to the post. DD sports has won the exclusive telecast rights for the World Cup Hockey Tournament for $1 million, beating rivals ESPN Star Sports and Sony.

exchange4media Staff 23-February-2002

Asianet Communications Ltd plans to launch a new channel this year while Asianet Global will be taken to the Gulf region in May. The name of the new channel to be launched has not been finalised

exchange4media Staff 22-February-2002

Watch out viewers! A new-look Doordarshan National, with beefed up news content, will go on air in March. This will be followed by a complete makeover of the other channels in the public broadcasters stable. And guess what? DD may also sport a new logo.

exchange4media Staff 21-February-2002

Saas-Bahu fracas and wide-eyed dreams of making millions one night may be part of every Indian’s being, but is becoming a Popstar one?

exchange4media Staff 21-February-2002

After getting a lukewarm response from viewers and advertisers, the Prasar Bharati has recently invited nearly 30 schools from Delhi to discuss the nature of programming for its new channel DD Bharati.

exchange4media Staff 19-February-2002