Television

Pentamedia declares good Q1 performance, targets children's channel launch in Q2

http://www.indiantelevision.com/sites/drupal7.indiantelevision.co.in/files/styles/smartcrop_800x800/public/images/tv-images/2016/10/03/Untitled-1_29.jpg?itok=drkMi3AJ

Animation major Pentamedia Graphics has announced positive results for the quarter ended 30 June 2001. The company posted a 38 per cent rise in net profit to Rs 417.2 million compared to RS 308.3 million the previous year, an official release states. Sales increased to RS 1580.9 million from RS 1144.9 million in June 2000.

The growth in turnover, operating profit and profit after tax is 38 per cent, 54 per cent and 35 per cent respectively, the release states. Revenue contributed by animation, special effects, web entertainment and other multimedia services were 55 per cent, 15 per cent, 10 per cent and 20 per cent respectively.

The company is planning to launch a new children's entertainment television channel "Splash" on the Asiasat satellite. Pentamedia subsidiary Intelivision Ltd is responsible for the channel launch and is looking at an investment of about RS 120 million with revenues of RS 140 million from advertising and other rights in the first year.

Intelivision has secured permission from the information and broadcasting ministry for uplinking the channel through VSNL (the government-owned internet gateway provider). A teleport at Kelambakkam in Chennai is envisaged in the near future.

Test transmission is scheduled to begin by 1 August via ST teleport, Singapore. Intelivision has decided to uplink through Singapore as it is cheaper. Once the teleport at Kelambakkam becomes operational, the uplink service will be shifted to Chennai. The programme grid for the initial two months of on air presentation has been finalised, the release says.

The future projects of Intelivision include a bouquet of Indian satellite channels to be broadcast through KU Band from an Indian platform to ethnic Indian populations in US, Europe, Middle East and South Africa.

PENTAMEDIA, FILM ROMAN REACH SETTLEMENT: On 9 July, Pentamedia and Film Roman closed the chapter on what has been a PR disaster for the media major. The $15 million buyout plan for 60 per cent stock in Film Roman never materialised and after a number of modifications Pentamedia called off the whole thing. A settlement agreement was reached where Pentamedia paid Film Roman $350,000 to release it from all possible liabilities arising out of Pentamedia's failure to keep to the schedule of payment.

And at a meeting held on 13 July the company board approved the allotment of 12.7 million Global Depositary Receipts (GDRs) at the rate of $1.50 per GDR for cash to investors as advised by Investment Banking Division of Amas Bank, Geneva. The allotments raised $19.05 million and diluted the firm's equity by 2.3 per cent. The listing agents for the GDRs are M/S. Deutsche Bank Luxemburg SA and the legal Counsel is M/S Jones Day, London. These GDRs along with the existing GDRs of Pentamedia Graphics Ltd, will be traded at the Luxembourg Stock Exchange.

Latest Reads

http://www.indiantelevision.com/sites/drupal7.indiantelevision.co.in/files/styles/340x340/public/images/tv-images/2016/12/10/The-Bourne-Legacy.jpg?itok=bBiJiS4E
Third Kind, Bourne To Kill, Species III & Predestination to be shown on Movies Now 2

MUMBAI: We are arriving at the end of 2016 and to celebrate the year that has gone by, Movies Now 2 is set to sway its viewers with some swag and style. The channel has lined up a series of Hollywood movies filled with action, sci-fi and fantasy. Audience can witness some of the most amazing unique...

Television TV Channels English Entertainment
http://www.indiantelevision.com/sites/drupal7.indiantelevision.co.in/files/styles/340x340/public/images/tv-images/2016/12/10/Ravi%20Shankar%20Prasad.jpg?itok=Ylk_C8Bk
Cashless villages 'Mumkin Hai' with new channel & Rs 5-cr campaign

MUMBAI: The government has launched 'DigiShala', a Doordarshan free DTH channel, to promote cashless transactions in India -- the first step in online payment education through the electronic media. The channel will be brought through GSAT15 (DD Direct DTH), 93.5 degree East, Receive frequency:...

Television TV Channels Terrestrial
http://www.indiantelevision.com/sites/drupal7.indiantelevision.co.in/files/styles/340x340/public/images/tv-images/2016/12/10/Ravi-Ankam.jpg?itok=7xX9r-rW
V6 challenges suspension; BARC to place facts before court

MUMBAI: V6 News, from the stable of the Telugu channel popular across Telangana and Andhra Pradesh, also wants to challenge Broadcast Audience Research Council India (BARC India) after the latter suspended its ratings review for some weeks along with other two channels on 24 November, 2016.

Television TV Channels News Broadcasting
http://www.indiantelevision.com/sites/drupal7.indiantelevision.co.in/files/styles/340x340/public/images/tv-images/2016/12/10/Awaaz-Se-Bada-Na-Koi.jpg?itok=mpG5iXSc
&TV's innovative affair with The Voice India S2

MUMBAI: Have you ever seen a promo of a new show on television which is actually a video but not a video. Confused? ZEEL’s year-old Hindi general entertainment channel &TV has come up with the unique campaign ‘Awaaz Se Bada Na Koi’ to promote the second season of 'The Voice.'

Television TV Channels GECs
http://www.indiantelevision.com/sites/drupal7.indiantelevision.co.in/files/styles/340x340/public/images/tv-images/2016/12/10/KHATMAL-E-ISHQ.jpg?itok=ZbKRdoJt
SAB TV revenue grew nine-fold under Sony umbrella

NEW DELHI: Sab TV, which claims to be the country’s sole channel beaming only comedy series, claims to have grown its revenue nine times since it came under the Sony fold.

Television TV Channels GECs
http://www.indiantelevision.com/sites/drupal7.indiantelevision.co.in/files/styles/340x340/public/images/tv-images/2016/12/10/Prashant-Chothani.jpg?itok=z79wKqCX
Travelxp to launch new Tamil channel; 4K feed before Feb

MUMBAI: Giving competition to Discovery Channel, Prashant Chothani-promoted travel and lifestyle channel, travelxp, is all set to take southern India by storm with the launch of its new channel in Tamil. The channel's soft launch is scheduled for 13 December. It's availability on various...

Television TV Channels Regional
http://www.indiantelevision.com/sites/drupal7.indiantelevision.co.in/files/styles/340x340/public/images/tv-images/2016/12/09/farhan-arjit.jpg?itok=1WwGNibs
Flo Rida, Arijit Singh, Farhan to enthrall at Aamby Valley City

MUMBAI: Absolut Enchanted Valley Carnival (EVC), India’s largest multi genre, camping and music festival is back with its 4th Edition at Aamby Valley City, Lonavala between 17 & 18 December. The carnival like its previous editions will be a mix of international and home-grown artistes. This...

Television TV Channels Music and Youth
http://www.indiantelevision.com/sites/drupal7.indiantelevision.co.in/files/styles/340x340/public/images/tv-images/2016/12/09/Haunting.jpg?itok=04TOpxwK
NBC-Universal buys 'paranormal' series from Bomanbridge

MUMBAI/ SINGAPORE: Bomanbridge Media, a Singapore-based content distribution and production agency, announced a series of paranormal series programme sales to NBC-Universal’s Syfy and Celestial.

Television Production House Fiction
http://www.indiantelevision.com/sites/drupal7.indiantelevision.co.in/files/styles/340x340/public/images/tv-images/2016/12/09/Dayanidhi-Maran-800x800.jpg?itok=89LDOdFX
Sun TV security clearance review sought; two channels' cancellation stayed

NEW DELHI: A review has been sought by the information and broadcasting ministry from the home ministry about security clearance to Sun TV Network Ltd in view of the amended guidelines of that ministry. Union minister M Venkaiah Naidu told the Parliament yesterday that no reply had been received so...

Television TV Channels Regional

Latest News

Load More

Sign up for our Newsletter

subscribe for latest stories