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‘KBC 6′ opener gets record-breaking 6.1 rating


September 12th, 2012 - 7:42 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 12 (IANS) Megastar Amitabh Bachchan's magic touch and powerful campaign "Sirf gyaan hi aapko aapka haq dilaata hai (Only knowledge gets you what you deserve)", has ... Read more...

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India, Pakistan MPs moot new CBMs; discuss Assam, SMSs (Lead)


August 24th, 2012 - 8:46 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 24 (IANS) Ahead of External Affairs Minister S.M. Krishna's visit to Islamabad, parliamentarians of India and Pakistan Friday recommended a clutch of radical confidence-building measures, including ... Read more...

Posted in South Asia |

Rights groups hail advisory on animal abuse on TV


July 23rd, 2012 - 8:57 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 23 (IANS) Animal rights groups Monday lauded the Broadcasting Content Complaints Council (BCCC) advisory asking TV channels not to air content exhibiting harming and exploitation of animals.Noting ... Read more...

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TV reality shows content causes concern in regulatory body


July 20th, 2012 - 8:52 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 20 (IANS) Live insects being eaten to show courage, double-entendres and "jokes" demeaning to women, and children taking part in reality shows - these are among the ... Read more...

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Who’s afraid of IPL? Not Hindi TV channels


March 21st, 2012 - 11:44 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 21 (IANS) Hindi television channels have geared up with new big ticket shows during the fifth season of the Indian Premier League (IPL), displaying no fear ... Read more...

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Cable men stop beaming entertainment channels in MP


March 16th, 2012 - 7:54 pm ICT by IANS
Bhopal, March 16 (IANS) Angered by the imposition of 20 percent entertainment tax by the state government, Cable TV operators and multi-system operators in Madhya Pradesh have jointly decided ... Read more...

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Investors eye Indian film industry with caution


March 14th, 2012 - 10:40 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, March 14 (IANS) The buoyant Indian film industry marred by multiple challenges, industry experts opined at a panel discussion at the 13th edition of the three-day global convention ... Read more...

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Exit polls should be on entertainment channels: CEC


March 4th, 2012 - 10:17 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 4 (IANS) Amidst a flood of exit polls ahead of assembly election results on March 6, Chief Election Commissioner S.Y. Quraishi Sunday said exit polls should be ... Read more...

Posted in Politics |

Reliance Industries to invest in Network 18, TV18


January 3rd, 2012 - 5:28 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 3 (IANS) Mukesh Ambani promoted Reliance Industries (RIL) Tuesday said it would invest in Network18 and TV18, to help fund promoters of the media firms to acquire ... Read more...

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Colors snaps up rights to Screen Awards


December 13th, 2011 - 7:57 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 13 (IANS) Hindi entertainment channel Colors has bagged the rights to telecast the 18th edition of Screen Awards, a property that has been associated with Star Plus ... Read more...

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Game for more reality shows: Swami Agnivesh (Interview)


November 11th, 2011 - 11:21 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 11 (IANS) Social activist Swami Agnivesh says his brief three-day stint in "Bigg Boss 5" has left him tempted to taste reality television once again for the ... Read more...

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Media plays puppeteer in Kerala politics (Kerala Newsletter)


October 31st, 2011 - 3:35 pm ICT by IANS
Thiruvananthapuram, Oct 31 (IANS) A fierce competition in Kerala's media industry, led by its shrill TV channels, has given the already colourful state politics the pace of a melodramatic reality ... Read more...

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TV channels beware, viewers watching your content


August 6th, 2011 - 10:48 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 6 (IANS) Did you feel a certain episode in a TV serial was too hot to handle? Or did you feel disturbed by a violent scene? The ... Read more...

Posted in Entertainment |

Star India adopts HD technology, unveils new corporate logo


April 15th, 2011 - 9:33 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, April 15 (IANS) It seems television channels are adapting to new technologies to be the best in the business as Star India has upgraded its top-five channels with high-definition ... Read more...

Posted in Entertainment |

Channel V goes for dance fiction show


April 8th, 2011 - 5:48 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 8 (IANS) While most entertainment channels focus on dance reality shows, Channel V is set to launch the first ever dance fiction show called "D3: Dil Dostii ... Read more...

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Broadcasting council takes shape to deal with TV complaints


February 18th, 2011 - 5:59 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 18 (IANS) Information and Broadcasting Minister Ambika Soni Friday said a broadcasting council comprising industry stakeholders and civil society members is being given shape to deal with ... Read more...

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World Cup fever: No threat for entertainment channels!


February 16th, 2011 - 3:44 pm ICT by IANS
By Radhika Bhirani New Delhi, Feb 16 (IANS) The World Cup begins Saturday but entertainment channels are not fretting about losing too many viewers or advertising. They are safely banking on their dedicated ... Read more...

Posted in Life Style |

Panjab University gets own community radio


February 13th, 2011 - 10:20 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, Feb 13 (IANS) In a bid to highlight developmental issues and the problems of the people, the Panjab University (PU) here Sunday got its own "Jyotirgamaya" community radio. Union Information ... Read more...

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Court asks Tata Sky, others to pay tax to Gujarat


January 3rd, 2011 - 10:20 pm ICT by IANS
Gandhinagar, Jan 3 (IANS) The Gujarat High Court has asked TataSky and other direct-to-home (DTH) satellite TV service providers to deposit entertainment tax for July-September 2010 quarter with the state government.In the ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

Gear up for reality, Bollywood overdose on small screen


January 1st, 2011 - 2:03 pm ICT by IANS
By Radhika Bhirani New Delhi, Jan 1 (IANS) If last year turned out to be extremely star-studded for the small screen, 2011 is going to be no less! Entertainment channels have lined ... Read more...

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Small screen got starry, regional and real (2010 in Retrospect)


December 18th, 2010 - 2:37 pm ICT by IANS
By Radhika Bhirani New Delhi, Dec 18 (IANS) A host of top Bollywood stars, a fresh set of storylines, a dash of regional India...Hindi entertainment channels became bigger, better and more real ... Read more...

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BIG CBS acquires movies from Sony Pictures Television


November 15th, 2010 - 5:27 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Nov 15 (IANS) BIG CBS Networks, a venture between Anil Ambani Group's Reliance Broadcast Network and CBS Studios International, Monday announced the acquisition of a host of films from Sony Pictures ... Read more...

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Bollywood Gossip Of The Week


October 28th, 2010 - 12:18 pm ICT by Sampurn Wire
October 28, 2010 (Sampurn Wire): This is your one stop shop for the latest happenings in the town. The buzz. The release plans. The launches. The works. Yes, this is serious ... Read more...

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TV reality shows sidelineing women viewers?


October 22nd, 2010 - 11:45 am ICT by IANS
By Radhika Bhirani New Delhi, Oct 22 (IANS) Larger than life characters on Indian TV soaps have always cast a spell on women. But with star-studded reality shows now clashing at prime ... Read more...

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Deposit entertainment tax, Gujarat court tells TataSky


October 13th, 2010 - 7:59 pm ICT by IANS
Gandhinagar, Oct 13 (IANS) The Gujarat High Court Wednesday directed TataSky, providing direct to home (DTH) service, to deposit entertainment tax for the April-June quarter as demanded by the state government.A ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

Amitabh’s ‘KBC 2010′ beats all in TRP race


October 12th, 2010 - 4:44 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 12 (IANS) Bollywood's Big B, Amitabh Bachchan, is the biggest on the small screen - so indicate the ratings of the debut episode of the fourth season of ... Read more...

Posted in Entertainment |

BIG CBS signs distribution deal with Big TV


September 18th, 2010 - 5:42 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 18 (IANS) BIG CBS Networks has announced a tie-up with direct-to-home (DTH) service provider Reliance BIG TV for distribution of their three new English entertainment channels. BIG CBS Networks is ... Read more...

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Reliance launches three new English entertainment channels


August 21st, 2010 - 5:24 am ICT by IANS
By Dibyojyoti Baksi Mumbai, Aug 21 (IANS) The Reliance Broadcast Network Limited (RBNL), part of the Reliance Anil Dhirubhai Ambani Group and CBS Studios International, has launched three new English entertainment channels ... Read more...

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Reliance Broadcast forms joint venture with CBS (Lead)


August 18th, 2010 - 6:46 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Aug 18 (IANS) The Anil Dhirubhai Ambani Group (ADAG) forayed into television broadcasting Wednesday, setting up a joint venture with US media company CBS to launch general entertainment channels in ... Read more...

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Reliance Broadcast forms joint venture with CBS


August 18th, 2010 - 4:56 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Aug 18 (IANS) Anil Dhirubhai Ambani Group firm Reliance Broadcast Network (RBN) Wednesday said it has formed a joint venture with US media company CBS to launch television channels in South ... Read more...

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‘3 Idiots’ brings record viewership for Sony TV


August 5th, 2010 - 6:07 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 5 (IANS) After taking the Bollywood box office by storm, Aamir Khan-starrer "3 Idiots" brought record television viewer ratings (TVRs) for Sony Entertainment channel when telecast last month. The ... Read more...

Posted in Entertainment |

B4U Music Leads Music Genre In India


July 9th, 2010 - 12:48 pm ICT by Sampurn Wire
July 9, 2010 (Sampurn Wire): Music channels have always attracted the viewers as they offer some relief from the saas-bahu sagas of the other entertainment channels. A latest data released by TAM ... Read more...

Posted in Entertainment |

Media plays up entertainment news over people’s issues: Yadav


July 5th, 2010 - 9:10 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 5 (IANS) Janata Dal-United (JD-U) president Sharad Yadav Monday took a swipe at the media, accusing it of giving importance to entertainment news, like the marriage of cricket captain ... Read more...

Posted in Politics |

Fox International launches 7 new channels in India


June 30th, 2010 - 7:14 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi,June 30 (IANS) Fox International, part of the Ruper Murdoch owned News Corp, Wednesday launched 7 new channels, including one dedicated to babies, in India. Baby TV is a 24-hour subscription driven ... Read more...

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Feature: This Week’s Gupshup From Bollywood


June 30th, 2010 - 12:18 pm ICT by Sampurn Wire
June 30, 2010 (Sampurn Wire): This is your one stop shop for the latest happenings in the town. The buzz. The release plans. The launches! The works! Yes, this is ... Read more...

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