Television

Mukerjea, Sarkar meet top BJP leaders; discuss Star News

http://www.indiantelevision.com/sites/drupal7.indiantelevision.co.in/files/styles/smartcrop_800x800/public/images/tv-images/2016/06/02/Star%20India_1.jpg?itok=nuTk-bSG

NEW DELHI: Star India CEO Peter Mukerjea and the owner-publisher of the Anand Bazar Patrika (ABP) group Aveek Sarkar paid a courtesy call to senior government officials in Delhi today.

The Kolkata-based Sarkar is set to pick up 74 per cent equity stake (estimated at Rs 750 million) in Media Content and Communication Services (MCCS) that oversees the functioning of Star News in India, including the uplinking of content from Indian soil.

Mukerjea, Sarkar and some senior executives from Star and the ABP group visited the deputy prime minister LK Advani as well as senior information and broadcasting ministry officials.

After several deliberations and closed-door confabulations, Star India has managed to bring the ABP group aboard MCCS - the holding company for Star News. The meetings with BJP leaders today looks like a part of Star's endeavour to lay to rest a controversial case and allegations that Star News is being held by dummy companies and shareholders with no real powers. ABP will pick up 74 per cent of the equity, with Star holding the remaining 26 per cent - in line with the governments new rules for TV news companies.

It has been reported that Sarkar had informally briefed the senior members of his team about his intention to pick up the stake in MCCS.

Previous investors in a controversial dummy company with Rs 40 million equity, including Seth, TV personality Maya Alagh, former Bollywood actor Jeetendra and DSP Merrill Lynch's Hemendra Kothari, will presumably be bought out. Sarkar was slated to meet Hindustan Times editor and MCCS investor Vir Sanghvi over dinner yesterday - incidentally, Sarkar was described by Sanghvi as "an old friend."

It is, however, not known whether Star, directly or indirectly, would have some business interest in ABP or a subsidiary that may be interested in bringing out an edition of Telegraph from Mumbai, the stronghold of Times of India.

Latest Reads

http://www.indiantelevision.com/sites/drupal7.indiantelevision.co.in/files/styles/340x340/public/images/tv-images/2017/08/24/ipl-2017_0.jpg?itok=KF2215Kb
IPL net realisation up, digital ad revenue grew astronomically as compared to TV

MUMBAI: How has the life and business of brands, sportspersons, advertisers and the allied industry changed since the advent of one of the most popular sporting events -- IPL. The net realisation of IPL property has gone up by five per cent despite the depreciation of the rupee against the US...

Television TV Channels Sports
http://www.indiantelevision.com/sites/drupal7.indiantelevision.co.in/files/styles/340x340/public/images/tv-images/2017/08/24/KBC.jpg?itok=vQxpCX7O
Sony gets 11 KBC sponsors, ad inventory almost sold out

MUMBAI: Five days from now, when Kaun Banegi Crorepati (KBC)  fans tune into the iconic Amitabh Bachchan-hosted long-running millionaire game show)  on Sony Entertainment Television (SET) from 9 pm to 10:30 pm, they will come across quite a few innovations. For one, they will notice that KBC in...

Television TV Channels GECs
http://www.indiantelevision.com/sites/drupal7.indiantelevision.co.in/files/styles/340x340/public/images/tv-images/2017/08/23/goel_0.jpg?itok=E8EnbUu2
Jawahar Goel raises alarm of emerging Star cricket monopoly (updated)

This is Jawahar Goel at his inimitable best. The TV industry old timer and chairman & MD of India’s largest satellite TV distribution platform Dish TV.

Television TV Channels Sports
http://www.indiantelevision.com/sites/drupal7.indiantelevision.co.in/files/styles/340x340/public/images/tv-images/2017/08/23/abp_0.jpg?itok=QUHQx6eH
ABP News TV says it has crossed 7-mn mark on Twitter

@abpnewstv, the Twitter handle of ABP News, has claimed to have crossed seven million followers. This growth, ABP says, has been fuelled by what it called real-time updates and engaging content on latest news and happenings from across India.

Television TV Channels News Broadcasting
http://www.indiantelevision.com/sites/drupal7.indiantelevision.co.in/files/styles/340x340/public/images/tv-images/2017/08/22/amit-nair.jpg?itok=EXBgTfgm
Men@10's unique content to help Living Foodz sustain its position, says Amit Nair

Watch your favourite lifestyle shows this month, as Living Foodz' ‘Men@10’ has got under way; it airs every Monday to Friday between 10 - 12 midnight. Living Foodz business head Amit Nair said, “Living Foodz has sustained its position in the lifestyle genre, owing to its unique content. Our shows...

Television TV Channels Factual & Documentary
http://www.indiantelevision.com/sites/drupal7.indiantelevision.co.in/files/styles/340x340/public/images/tv-images/2017/08/22/mohan.jpg?itok=n7ztN1Qm
Carnival Cinemas appoints Mohan Umrotkar as CEO

Spearheaded by Dr. Shrikant Bhasi, Carnival Cinemas has appointed Mohan Umrotkar as its chief executive officer. He takes over from P. V. Sunil who has been elevated as the managing director of the company.

Television TV Channels People
http://www.indiantelevision.com/sites/drupal7.indiantelevision.co.in/files/styles/340x340/public/images/tv-images/2017/08/22/Dmitry%20Shishkin%20BBC_0.jpg?itok=lQAV7bYt
Why India expansion makes sense to BBC

MUMBAI: BBC is rising to the fact that expansion in India makes logical sense. With the proliferation of news sources, BBC is witnessing a mobile revolution especially in India, Asia and Africa. "It would be presumptuous to think that people would come to our websites just because we’ve launched...

Television TV Channels News Broadcasting
http://www.indiantelevision.com/sites/drupal7.indiantelevision.co.in/files/styles/340x340/public/images/tv-images/2017/08/22/Untitled-1_1.jpg?itok=I4RqQXC3
STAR, Zee & Times top media list, Airtel & Tata Sky entrenched

MUMBAI: STAR, Zee and Times have continued to lead in the list of top 10 media groups in India. The growth of television distribution firms, Business Standard reported, has been one of the major changes the listing has seen in five years. Bharti Airtel and Tata Sky are now well-entrenched in the...

Television TV Channels GECs
http://www.indiantelevision.com/sites/drupal7.indiantelevision.co.in/files/styles/340x340/public/images/tv-images/2017/08/22/Untitled-1_0.jpg?itok=C2sUrpU-
English News, Religious & Music HSM genres lose: Chrome DM

MUMBAI: 'Sports - All-India' genre has emerged as the most benefitted genre with 1.92 per cent. DD Sports has topped the chart with 95 per cent opportunity to see (OTS) in week 33, Chrome Data Analytics & Media reported.

Television TV Channels Viewership

Latest News

Load More

Sign up for our Newsletter

subscribe for latest stories