Television

Boost for PHL, ING Vysya Life to sponsor Bangalore Lions hockey team

http://www.indiantelevision.com/sites/drupal7.indiantelevision.co.in/files/styles/smartcrop_800x800/public/images/tv-images/2016/02/15/Untitled-1_40.jpg?itok=a9wCQVo2

BANGALORE: Show me the money! It may not be much just yet, but the signs are certainly encouraging for ESPN Star Sports' Indian hockey initiative. In a joint statement, ESS, fledgling private Life Insurance company ING Vysya Life and the Karnataka State Hockey Association (KSHA) announced today that ING would sponsor the Bangalore team in Premier Hockey League (PHL) from the 2006 season onwards.

The Bangalore Hi-Fliers has now been rechristened as Bangalore Lions. In addition, ING has also signed on as the official life insurer of the Premier Hockey League. All the participating Indian players (in Tier I & II) will be provided with a life insurance cover of Rs 500,000 each.

Further, ING will be awarding the "Lion of the day" to each man of the match for Tier I and Tier II games. The Tier I 'Lion of the day' will be awarded Rs 10, 000 while Tier II 'Lion of the day' will be rewarded Rs 5,000. 'Lion of the day' during the best of 3 finals will get Rs 15,000 each.

ING plans running several activities to generate enthusiasm and support for the Bangalore Lions team in Bangalore. There will be road shows and a contest to write the best slogan for the Lions as well as a chance for ING customers to go and see the team play in Chandigarh.

The Bangalore Flyers is the ING sponsored team from Bangalore, and based on the Lion in ING's logo, have been renamed as the Bangalore Lions. This team is the only team in the PHL having five national players taking part in the Champions Trophy currently going on in Chennai.

A new AV featuring Bangalore Lion captain Arjun Halappa, shot by ESPN promoting the Bangalore Lions, will be aired on ESPN as the PHL event nears. This short AV captioned 'Ek Naya Junoon' has a voice over announcing "Run and Hide if you hear a lion. The Bangalore Lions are on the prowl."

Last year Indian Hockey Federation's (IHF) entrusted the broadcasting and marketing of their annual PHL to ESPN for a period of ten years. Talking about the success of PHL, ESPN MD, R C Venkateish, said, "PHL was sampled by an impressive 19.6 million individuals in its first year. Innovations introduced in the game were appreciated by the hockey fraternity in India and worldwide Thanks to PHL's success in the first year, we have experienced greater readiness amongst foreign players to participate in PHL 2006. 11 foreign players have already confirmed and more will be announced in the very near future. We will continue to innovate to ensure that PHL becomes the most important hockey league in the world."

IHF have already announced important changes in the format of PHL 06. The changes have been made after a detailed analysis of the inaugural league, which was held at Hyderabad from January 13, 2005 till February 13, 2005. The most notable change is the introduction of the Third Umpire for the first time in the world of Hockey. The on-field umpires will be equipped with mobile mikes to make the game more & more involving. In addition, Tier I in PHL 06 will have a 'Best of Three Finals', unlike last year where the winner was decided after a round robin league. The top two teams from Tier I, after the round robin league, will compete in the 'Best of Three' finals.

The winner of Tier I will take home Rs 3 million, while the runners up will carry Rs 1 million. The winner of Tier II will get Rs 400,000 while the runner up will receive Rs 250,000. The manner of division of prize money between players and their respective associations shall be specified by IHF.

To ensure that more and more people are able to view the fixtures, Tier I matches will be played in the evening at 7:00 pm starting the Thursday of each week and running across on Friday, Saturday and Sunday till the end of the league. Evening viewing will lead to an increase in stadium attendance and will also make for convenient viewing for fans wanting to catch the games on television. Like last year, each game will have four quarters of 17 minutes and 30 seconds each, instead of the two halves. The winner, within the stipulated time, will get three points for each victory, while the team winning in the extra time will share the points 2:1.

Latest Reads

http://www.indiantelevision.com/sites/drupal7.indiantelevision.co.in/files/styles/340x340/public/images/tv-images/2017/07/26/ind.jpg?itok=yhUMhwC3
Sony sports channels to broadcast India’s cricket tour of Lanka

The Sony Pictures Sports Networks will broadcast India cricket team’s tour of Sri Lanka, which kicks off on 26 July 2017. The recent rebranding of sports channels has helped Sony Pictures Network India (SPNI) to devote Sony SIX, Sony SIX HD, Sony Ten 3 and Sony Ten 3HD for cricket coverage in...

Television TV Channels Sports
http://www.indiantelevision.com/sites/drupal7.indiantelevision.co.in/files/styles/340x340/public/images/tv-images/2017/07/26/india-today.jpg?itok=WUZXG-GE
India Today magazine featured as 'Cover of the Day'

The society of publication designers, New York on www.spd.org selected India Today magazine’s latest issue cover 31 July 2017 on the China – Pakistan issue as ‘The Cover of the Day’. This puts the India Today magazine amongst the best in the world to be featured for brilliance in cover design.

Television TV Channels News Broadcasting
http://www.indiantelevision.com/sites/drupal7.indiantelevision.co.in/files/styles/340x340/public/images/tv-images/2017/07/26/MTV.jpg?itok=_sBGCugK
MTV to air new reality show 'Dropout Pvt Ltd'

MUMBAI: MTV launched a new reality show MTV Dropout Pvt. Ltd, presented by Droom.in, powered by Micromax and Maruti Suzuki and grooming partner Gillette which will see the birth of the world’s first ever start-up formed on television. Created by Monozygotic and co-developed by MTV and Monozygotic...

Television TV Channels Music and Youth
http://www.indiantelevision.com/sites/drupal7.indiantelevision.co.in/files/styles/340x340/public/images/tv-images/2017/07/25/shruti.jpg?itok=QRu_q5yE
Shruti Anindita Varma appointed BAG Films' business & creative head

Veteran creative expert Shruti Anindita Varma has joined BAG Films & Media Ltd as the new business and creative head and will be responsible to drive its creative excellence, in-sync with the ongoing transformation of Media and Entertainment industry in Indian market.

Television TV Channels People
http://www.indiantelevision.com/sites/drupal7.indiantelevision.co.in/files/styles/340x340/public/images/tv-images/2017/07/25/Punit-goneka-800x800%20%282%29.jpg?itok=KJDyzBsr
ZEEL reports steady Q1 FY2018 results

MUMBAI: It’s been a hectic first quarter of FY 2018 for homegrown media power house -- the Essel Group promoted Zee Entertainment Enterprises Ltd (Zeel). The company has gone ahead for some corporate restructuring and has also declared its Q1FY2018  financials which, if not impressive, at least...

Television TV Channels GECs
http://www.indiantelevision.com/sites/drupal7.indiantelevision.co.in/files/styles/340x340/public/images/tv-images/2017/07/25/DD-800x800_1.jpg?itok=dnHWjk4Z
DD announces short film contest on Independence theme

NEW DELHI: Doordarshan has announced a Swatantra Bharat Short Films Contest to mark the 75th anniversary of Quit India Movement and 70th anniversary of India's Independence next month. The aim is to create awareness, education, encouragement and enlightenment about inspiring, real-life stories of...

Television TV Channels Terrestrial
http://www.indiantelevision.com/sites/drupal7.indiantelevision.co.in/files/styles/340x340/public/images/tv-images/2017/07/25/NDTV-newsroom.jpg?itok=rwNsboTL
NDTV restructures biz & newsroom amidst reports of layoffs

NEW DELHI: Buffeted by allegations of tax evasion and money laundering, which are being contested in appeal tribunals, one of India’s first private sector TV news organization NDTV has said it is reorganizing newsroom set-up and resources available to adapt to changing technologies like MoJo or...

Television TV Channels News Broadcasting
http://www.indiantelevision.com/sites/drupal7.indiantelevision.co.in/files/styles/340x340/public/images/tv-images/2017/07/24/war.jpg?itok=DB4RB8xx
Star World launches Game of Thrones season 7 with personalized posters

The great war is finally upon Westeros as the much anticipated first episode of Game of Thrones premiered on Star World last Tuesday at 11 PM. In order to promote the launch, Star World undertook a mammoth digital campaign to engage with fans. By tapping into current trends on social media and...

Television TV Channels English Entertainment
http://www.indiantelevision.com/sites/drupal7.indiantelevision.co.in/files/styles/340x340/public/images/tv-images/2017/07/25/Bharat_Kedia.jpg?itok=bE8XN-aK
Bharat Kedia to be ZEEL CFO as Modi gets new role

MUMBAI: Zee Entertainment Enterprises LTD (ZEEL) has appointed Bharat Kedia as the chief financial officer. With effect from 1 August, Kedia will replace Mihir Modi, who will be moving to a new role in the company.

Television TV Channels GECs

Latest News

Load More

Sign up for our Newsletter

subscribe for latest stories