Monsoon Wedding: HC refuses to pass injunction against Cable operators

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

Cable operators to pass on the burden of service tax to viewers

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 w...

Budget: Mixed bag for entertainment industry

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...

Star issues notice to NDTV

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,...

ESPN STAR Sports bags Bangladesh cricket rights

ESPN STAR Sports has acquired the rights to all international cricket events organised by the Bangladesh Cricket Board till mid 2006. With this acquis...

Taj Sports Channel to be launched in India in April

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 b...

Sony to position Max among the top five television channels

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

Reality programming - AXN gives it another shot

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

Afternoon time: How important is it to your plan? An exchange4media analysis

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 a...

Cricket and cartoons - Cartoon Network capitalising on the mass following of the game to build brand affinity

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...

Doordarshan to promote regional channels for growth

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

Filmfare Awards score with Youth

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 glu...

Sunday is indeed a holyday; Channels slot mythologicals. Who is watching them? <br>An exchange4media analysis

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 contr...

Zee Telefilms board approves pruning of its subsidiaries

To simplify its organisational structure, Zee Telefilms (ZTL) has decided to prune the number of its subsidiaries from 23 to 12. The decision was take...

DD Sports bags exclusive telecast rights for the World Cup Hockey tournament

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...

Asianet to launch new channel

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...

Doordarshan to have a new improved look from March

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 young girls and a bubblegum band; will Channel [V] Popstars connect with the masses?

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?

Kids advise DD Bharati on programming

After getting a lukewarm response from viewers and advertisers, the Prasar Bharati has recently invited nearly 30 schools from Delhi to discuss the na...

Zee buys into ETC, expands bouquet

In a rather unexpected move, Zee announced that it has taken a 48.38 per cent stake in ETC Networks for a consideration of Rs 17.84 crores. While ETC...

SABe TV enters into United Kingdom

SABe TV has acquired 50% stake in the UK based channel—MATV Channel 6, the only RSL operator for Asian Channel.

Time to fast-forward; Tulsi, the quintessential Indian bahu, is saas now

Mihir and Tulsi, the first couple of Indian television added a few grey strands and 20 years yesterday. The programming team at Star Plus believes tha...

Prasar Bharati launches pilot project for DTT in Delhi

Prasar Bharati Corporation has launched a pilot project for digital terrestrial television (DTT) broadcasting in Delhi. It plans to extend it to the t...

News channels gear up to reap another bonanza - Elections and Budget promise more viewers

It seems that news channels just can't get enough of it. After the spectacular events of last year, news channels are now eyeing the upcoming assembly...