Cable TV

Tamil millionaire quiz show to debut today on Sun TV

http://www.indiantelevision.com/sites/default/files/styles/smartcrop_800x800/public/images/tv-images/2016/08/04/Suntv.jpg?itok=addjC_bf

Another millionaire quiz game show is to make its debut on 11 November. Koteeswaran is, however, a show with a difference: it is the first time that a game show with a prize of Rs 10 million is appearing in a regional Indian language - in Tamil on the Sun TV network.

Sun TV took the precaution of launching a game show when Star TV and Who wants to be a millionaire? rights owner Celador made threatening noises that they would launch several regional language versions of it for Indian language channels. In the process, the network also gained a first mover advantage over Zee TV's regional language bouquet should it choose to start a game show for its Kannada or Malayalam channels.

The prize money is on a par with Star Plus' Kaun Banega Crorepati. The show is hosted by Tamil actor R. Sarath Kumar, and will air on Saturday and Sunday evenings. There are 14 questions. Prize money starts at Rs 2,000 and goes up to 10 million rupees.

Sun TV managing director Kalanithi Maran has kept aside a prize budget of Rs 100 million in year one and expects to spend Rs 300 million on the show. The sets have been designed at a cost of Rs 4.5 million by three times national award winner Thota Tharini.

Koteeswaran will launch in Kannada, Malayalam, Telugu languages on the Sun TV network's channels Udaya, Gemini and Surya TV in the not too distant future.

Every participant has to pass through three zones. In the first zone (three questions) the participant has two choices to choose the right answer for every question. Each question in the second zone (five questions) has three options and in the third zone (six questions) each question has four options.

Participants cannot take recourse to lifelines as there are none available. But they can have something called Koteeswaran charm, which helps in removing some of the wrong options. They can either use it once each in the second and third round or use it twice in the third round.

In the second zone, the participant has to choose the wrong answer.

The show is produced/marketed by a joint venture set up ETC's Yogesh Radhakrishnan and Suresh Aiyer of Multichannel. Ad rates are at Rs 30,000 for 10 seconds, the highest managed by Sun TV so far.

Latest Reads

http://www.indiantelevision.com/sites/default/files/styles/340x340/public/images/tv-images/2018/08/11/gtpl.jpg?itok=Ab3NPOIV
GTPL Hathway revenue up for Q1

Indian multi-system operator and internet service provider GTPL Hathway Limited (GTPL) reported 15.7 per cent increase in total income for the quarter ended 30 June 2018 (Q1 2019, quarter or period under review) as compared to the corresponding year-ago quarter  (y-o-y) Q1 2018.

Cable TV Local Cable Operators
http://www.indiantelevision.com/sites/default/files/styles/340x340/public/images/tv-images/2018/07/04/Jio.jpg?itok=rZUvEat1
Jio & Hathway continue to lead wireless and wired Internet subs growth in 2018

India witnessed 1.74 percent growth in broadband internet customers in the month of April 2018 (Apr-18, month under review) according Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) data for the month ended 30 April 2018. Hence, 71.90 lakh (7.19 million, 0.719 crore) broadband subscribers were added...

Cable TV Local Cable Operators
http://www.indiantelevision.com/sites/default/files/styles/340x340/public/images/tv-images/2018/07/03/hathway.jpg?itok=ia1s4x4_
Hathway ropes in Sitendu Nagchaudhuri as new CFO

Leading cable operator Hathway Cable and Datacom Ltd has appointed Sitendu Nagchaudhuri as the new chief financial officer (CFO). The fellow chartered accountant?s experience in the field of corporate finance, commercial and strategy leadership spans over 27 years.

Cable TV Multi System Operators
http://www.indiantelevision.com/sites/default/files/styles/340x340/public/images/tv-images/2018/06/22/mike.jpg?itok=d6c4AxlX
Sony to bring Pictures, TV division under one roof

Sony Pictures TV is set to merge international TV operations to bring its television networks, home entertainment and distribution businesses together. This shuffle may lead to some job cuts, with many senior executives from Sony having already departed.

Cable TV Multi System Operators
http://www.indiantelevision.com/sites/default/files/styles/340x340/public/images/tv-images/2018/06/19/en.jpg?itok=seVAZMpN
DEN Network fixed-line b?band biz plan hinges on partnerships & leveraging present infra

MUMBAI: With telcos handing out data at cheap rates in various package sizes under innovative schemes, mobile data consumption has increased rapidly in India in the last few years, while the growth of fixed-line broadband (FLBB) users has been tepid, if not completely static. MSO DEN Networks now...

Cable TV Multi System Operators
http://www.indiantelevision.com/sites/default/files/styles/340x340/public/images/tv-images/2018/06/15/den.jpg?itok=MgrBAraC
DEN aims to convert 10% of SD subscribers to HD in a year

DEN Networks CEO SN Sharma has set a target of converting 10 per cent of its standard definition (SD) subscribers to high definition (HD) within a year.

Cable TV Multi System Operators
http://www.indiantelevision.com/sites/default/files/styles/340x340/public/images/tv-images/2018/06/15/gtpl.jpg?itok=UXtKUTNt
GTPL Hathway appoints Viren Thakkar as new chief financial officer

GTPL Hathway , one of the major players in the Indian cable TV and broadband industry, has appointed Viren Thakkar as chief financial officer of the company. The appointment ,which will come into effect from 2nd July, was posted on the Bombay Stock Exchange (BSE) website.

Cable TV People
http://www.indiantelevision.com/sites/default/files/styles/340x340/public/images/tv-images/2018/06/13/hathway.jpg?itok=d7ITpv1s
Hathway plans to seed 2.5 lakh high definition set top boxes in FY19

Going along the lines of FY18, broadband and cable TV service provider Hathway Cable and Datacom is planning a Capex of Rs 310 crore in FY19. In addition to that, it plans to seed 2.5 lakh high definition (HD) set top boxes (STB) in FY19. The company had 2.16 lakh HD subscribers at the end of March...

Cable TV Multi System Operators
http://www.indiantelevision.com/sites/default/files/styles/340x340/public/images/tv-images/2018/06/05/gtpl.jpg?itok=pDk34haZ
Jayanta Pani Resigns as CFO of GTPL Hathway

Jayanta Pani chief financial officer (CFO) of GTPL Hathway has decided to part ways with the company. Pani's last working day at GTPL, where he joined in November 2008, will be 30th June.

Cable TV People

Latest News

Load More

Sign up for our Newsletter

subscribe for latest stories