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India’s Times Group to launch Hulu-like service

Times Internet, the digital division of the Indian media conglomerate Times Group, has announced plans to launch a video platform for the provision of films and television content over the internet. The ...


India’s Times Group linked with Neo Sports, TV9

Media speculation in India has put media conglomerate Bennett, Coleman and Co Ltd (BCCL) - more usually known as the Times Group – in the running to buy a majority holding in the two sports channels operated ...


Star Group may exit MCCS news venture in India

The Rupert Murdoch-controlled Star Group is pulling out of its nine-year news TV joint venture with Ananda Bazaar Patrika (ABP) in India, according to media speculation. ABP is planning to buy out ...


India cricket rights go to Murdoch’s Star TV group

... Rupert Murdoch-controlled broadcast group pipped Multi Screen Media (MSM), owners of Sony Television in India, to the post for the rights to air 96 matches hosted by the Board for Control of Cricket in ...


New Intelsat headend in the sky for Jain TV Group

Jain TV Group's Noida Software Technology Park (NSTPL) has picked Intelsat to provide satellite capacity for a new Indian digital cable television distribution platform, otherwise known as a 'headend in ...


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 ...


Censorship concern expressed by South Asia media group

A worrying trend of media control through censorship and other forms of coercion is sweeping South Asia, according the seven country South Asia Media Solidarity Network (SAMSN). The group, a partner ...


Parliamentary group seeks delay in digital cable plan

The 30 June deadline for the complete digitisation of cable TV networks in Delhi, Mumbai, Chennai and Kolkata should be extended due to concern over availability of set top boxes, according to an Indian ...


Anuj Gandhi takes directors role at Network18

Anuj Gandhi, the former chief executive of Indian multi system operator Den Networks, is joining Network18 as group director of distribution and new business development with immediate effect. Bringing ...


Ajay Chacko becomes Network18 chief operating officer

Ajay Chacko, the current president of A+E Networks/TV18, has been appointed chief operating officer (COO) of diverse Indian media group Network18. Chako will retain his role as president of the joint ...


UTV posts 3Q loss as revenue falls 35%

... for the same period in 2010. The UTV Group's revenue for the third quarter of the current fiscal year fell 35.38% to INR 1.65 billion compared to INR 2.56 billion in the corresponding quarter a year ...


Dilip Venkatraman resigns from Network18

... outset," said B Sai Kumar, CEO, Network18 Group. "Today, CNN-IBN, IBN7 and IBN-Lokmat are benchmark brands in the general news space and Dilip has contributed significantly to laying such a strong foundation ...


New TV contest for South India devotional music talent

Banaglore-based Sri Sankara TV is to premiere a new talent in pursuit of the best bhajan group in South India. The winning group will earn both a title and one million rupees. The auditions for the ...


Haresh Chawla quits as chief of India’s Network18

The long standing chief executive of Network 18 Media & Investments has resigned from the group which counts CNBC-TV18, Awaaz, IBN7, Colors and MTV among its Indian broadcasting assets. After a ...


Tata Sky to raise $50MN through share sale

... by Tata Group, while joint venture partner Rupert Murdoch's Star holds a 30% stake. Singapore's sovereign investment fund Temasek bought the remaining 10% in 2007 through Bay Tree Investments. Tata Opportunities ...


TV18 and Viacom18 form Indian distribution venture

... and Sony-Discovery's OneAlliance. The new venture, called IndiaCast, will distribute news and entertainment TV channels from both media groups: CNBC TV18, CNN-IBN, CNBC Awaaz, IBN7, Colors, MTV, Nick, ...


SAFF Championship to be televised by India’s Ten Sports

... Group. The tournament, which is being held from 2-11 December at Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium, New Delhi, will feature the national football teams of India, Bangladesh, Maldives, Pakistan, Nepal, Sri Lanka, ...


Fourth quarterly net loss for India’s Network 18

... and publishing group posted a loss of INR 85.81 crore for the three months to 31 December 2011, compared to a profit of INR 78.61 crore in the same quarter a year earlier. Third quarter revenue rose ...


TV Today Network trading high after investment speculation

India's TV Today Network, which operates the Aaj Tak and Headlines Today channels, has surged on the stock market over the past three days after speculation that the Aditya Birla group will take a stake ...


Dhoots may sell stake in Videocon d2h

... Express. Videocon d2h is one of six private DTH operators in India, alongside the Zee-owned Dish TV; Tata Sky, a joint venture between Tata Group and Rupert Murdoch's Sky; Airtel Digital TV, owned by ...