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Uday Shankar retains IBF presidency

Uday Shankar, chief executive of Star India, has been given a second term as president of the Indian Broadcasting Foundation (IBF), following AGM elections. Punit Goenka, managing director and chief ...


Manjit Singh, CEO of Multi Screen Media, has been named president of the Indian Broadcasting Foundation (IBF). Singh replaces Uday Shankar, CEO of Star India. Shankar was appointed president in 2010; ...


Stakeholders meet minister over Indian TV digitisation

... according to Indian Television. The meeting on 8 June in Vigyan Bhavan was attended by Soni, along with ministry secretary Uday Kumar Varma, additional secretary and task force head Rajiv Takru, and ...


Star India reveals $3.2BN investment in sports

... sports fan. We will cover more of it, have wider coverage, go deeper, use multiple languages and take it beyond television," said Uday Shankar, CEO, Star India. Star Sports 4 will concentrate on other ...


Star India, Colors pitch in for Uttarakhand flood victims

... with Goonj, an NGO, to play a meaningful role in marshalling support for the victims. Leading actors from our shows are urging people to make donations towards the rehabilitation efforts," said Uday Shankar, ...


Star India to air Uttarakhand fundraiser on Independence Day

... to ease the pain of fellow men who suffered the agonising pain that this unprecedented calamity brought with itself," said actor Amitabh Bachchan. Uday Shankar, CEO, Star India added: "The task of rebuilding ...


Star One re-launches as Life OK

... compelling content that flows from that philosophy and an unprecedented focus to cater to the viewer's needs," Uday Shankar, chief executive, Star India. "We found that viewers wanted better value for ...


News Corp exits Indian cable TV concern Hathway

... billion. "We have exited from Hathway," Uday Shankar, chief executive, Star India, told Indiantelevision.com. "We were a minority partner. We didn't feel the need for investing into so many businesses ...


Star India and partners unveil Indian Super League

... January to 30 March 2014. "India is hungry for its second sport. Combined with our expertise in sports production, our attempt is to bring an unparalleled football experience to our viewers," said Uday ...


Normal service resumes after Indian TV ad blackout

Advertisements have returned to India's TV screens after agency and broadcast bodies resolved their ongoing dispute over billing in a seven-hour meeting on Thursday (2 May). Uday Shankar, board member ...


India cricket rights go to Murdoch’s Star TV group

... rights. This compares to the INR 322.5 million a match committed by Nimbus before its contract was terminated by BCCI in late 2011, due to payment defaults. Uday Shankar, chief executive of Star Group ...


IBF unveils new Indian Television Fest event

... global experts from the entire value chain of television broadcasting," said Uday Shankar, president, IBF. "The Indian Television Fest is required to grow our industry to a INR 100,000 crore industry. ...


Aamir Khan TV debut well received ahead of Gulf launch

... experience, for me and for my audience." Speaking to CNBC-TV18, Uday Shankar, chief executive officer added: "Satyameva Jayate is one of the biggest leaps that we would have taken in last many years. ...


IBF launches India’s first TV festival

... service pavilions, lounges for private meetings, performances and various sporting activities. Uday Shankar, president of the IBF, said: “This is more than just a festival. It’s an opportunity for Indian ...


India's TV stations pull ads in billing dispute

... the agencies for nearly two months now. But it has not worked," Uday Shankar, chief executive officer, Star TV, is quoted as saying by Indian Television. The TV networks involved in the action will carry ...


Broadcasters slam restrictions on TV ads

... Uday Shankar, president of the Indian Broadcasting Foundation (IBF), and the chief executive officer of Star India is quoted as saying in The Economic Times. The IBF is reportedly planning to appeal ...


CASBAA sets sights on India beyond digital TV

... CASBAA. Keynote speeches and panel discussions will be given by senior officials from the Indian government, Uday K Varma (secretary, Ministry of Information and Broadcasting), JS Sarma (chairman, Telecommunications ...


India on track for fully digital TV in 2014: government

India will digitise its vast cable television network by the end of 2014 as planned, Uday Varma, secretary for the Ministry of Information and Broadcasting told delegates at FICCI Frames 2012 in Mumbai ...


Sircar to be named CEO of India’s Prasar Bharati

... vice president Hamid Ansari, and including Press Council chairman Markandey Katju and information and broadcasting secretary Uday Kumar Varma. "Sircar's long record of having effectively led various ...


Kannada news channel set for Indian launch this month

...  It will compete with six existing Kannada news channels, namely: Udaya News, Suvarna News 24x7, TV9 Karnataka, Samaya TV, Janashri, and Kasthuri Newz 24.  ...