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Indian news channel set for regional launch in May

A new Indian regional TV news channel for Uttar Pradesh and Uttarakhand will be unveiled on air by the Best News Company on 1 May. The channel, Samachar Plus, will be based in Noida with bureaux in ...


Indian iPad app for IBNLive news well received

... iTunes store within just a day of its launch," Lakshmi Narasimhan, chief executive, Web18 is quoted as saying by Best Media Info. The IBNLive iPad app was envisaged as a revolutionary offering to give ...


HD business news channel for India

... CNBC-TV18 & CNBC Awaaz. "This has allowed us to deliver a targeted service for the discerning business viewers, giving them the best in the markets with state of the art production values. With this ...


Alok Agrawal to replace Barun Das as Zee News CEO

... to greater heights. We wish him the best for his future endeavour. “We welcome Alok into the Zee News family. His rich experience in the media domain will help us take Zee News to the next level of growth." ...


Indian industry slams MPs' call for clamp down on 'paid' TV news

... to the parliamentary committee, I beg to differ. I believe self-regulation is the best way forward," said Narayan Rao, News Broadcasters' Association (NBA) president & NDTV group CEO. "The late Justice ...


ABP eyes new regional TV news channels

The Anandabazar Patrika (ABP) group is to launch two more Indian regional language news channels in Punjabi and Odia to add to its existing three, according to a report in Business Standard. Analysts ...


OSN adds GEO News and SAB TV to Pehla bouquet

Middle East pay-TV network OSN is adding two new South Asian channels to its Pehla content. Pakistani channel GEO News provides news and current affairs in Urdu, while comedy channel SAB TV comes from ...


Hindi News channel Jia to launch in India

Jia News, the latest Hindi TV news station to hit India's airwaves, is set to launch on 5 October. Founded and funded by chairman Rohan Jagdale, the channel will be based in Noida, with 16 bureaus, ...


Indian news channels barred from broadcasting live Twenty20 footage

News channels in India have been barred from carrying live footage of the matches to be played as part of the ICC World Twenty20 2012 in Sri Lanka, including warm-up matches. According to Indiantelevision.com, ...


Marathi TV news channel takes to the air

Jai Maharashtra, a 24-hour news station focused on the youth market, has been launched in India by the Sahana Group (more usually associated with real estate). Available via the Insat 10 satellite, ...


Bengali news channel set for March launch

ETV Bangla is to launch a spin-off Bengali news and current affairs TV channel in March 2014, according to Indiantelevision.com. Media group Viacom18, which now owns ETV Bangla, has set aside a capital ...


Captain to provide rolling TV news from Tamil Nadu

Captain Media, owned by Tamil actor and politician Vijayakant, is to launch its first rolling news TV channel at the end of August, to air alongside the existing entertainment and news channel Captain ...


ICC confirms World T20 news distribution

The International Cricket Council (ICC) has signed three news distribution partners for the upcoming World Twenty20 tournament in Sri Lanka. Sports News Television (SNTV), Perform and Reuters will ...


Bhaskar Das joins Zee News as group CEO

Bhaskar Das, until recently president and principal secretary to the MD at Bennett, Coleman & Co. Ltd (BCCL), has joined Zee News as group CEO for the overall news operations. Channels iinclude ...


Rediff makes News App free

Indian news, entertainment and shopping portal Rediff.com has enhanced its Rediff News app, which will now bring news from more than 30,000 Indian and international sources to users for free. As well ...


Dilip Venkatraman resigns from Network18

... Network into one of the most trusted news voices in the country today. He has been a great colleague and we wish him the very best for his future endeavours." Stating his role at IBN was one the "most ...


Nautanki production venture for Saurabh Tewari

... Abhinav and I would put forward our best effort to live up-to the expectation." Shukla added: "In the last few years, TV and film viewership has changed and audience have accepted a new approach of programming. ...


Sai Kumar promoted to head up Network 18

... that Sai has the inclusive skills and mature leadership that are needed to get us there. He has our best wishes and our wholehearted support." His predecessor, Haresh Chawla, added: "Sai Kumar has seen ...


Court stays cross ownership rule for India's TV ratings firms

Kantar Media has been given two weeks' relief by the Delhi High Court to register TAM Media Research, the Indian TV audience measurement company it co-owns, under new government guidelines. The guidelines, ...


Broadcasters slam restrictions on TV ads

... and managing director and chief executive of Times Television Network, told Live Mint. He has publically stated self-regulation by broadcasters on the issue of advertising is the best way forward. The ...