STAR India’s Uday Shankar has been re-elected President of the Indian Broadcasting Foundation (IBF) for a second term at the Foundation’s Annual General Meeting held in New Delhi on September 19, 2011. Other elected members are: Sunil Lulla, MD & CEO, Times Television as Vice President and Punit Goenka, MD, Zee News Ltd as Treasurer.
“I don’t believe our rating system is universal; it is focussed around a few large pivots and the niche channels suffer as a consequence. Our concepts of measurement in this country are limited. They need to be challenged,” says Sunil Lulla, MD & CEO, Times Television Group.
There are a lucky few among us who love the shoes they are in, and being a journalist is that mode for Fatema Rajkotwala. Broadcast industry is her forte and her enthusiasm is infectious as she charts out her growth path for 2011. And in the process, the lady has managed to shed her ‘numerophobia’.
High Definition is the new direction for broadcasters as audiences are ready to be enthralled. With the launch of Movies Now on December 19, 2010, Times Television Network has widened its English channel bouquet by entering the English movies space. But in the cluster, this is not just another movie channel as it will be telecast in the HD format. Will its differentiator of ‘Hollywood in HD’ be enough to get the channel the eyeballs? exchange4media finds out...