Indiavision to broadcast live news bulletin from Dubai

MUMBAI: Malayalam news channel Indiavision is beefing up its Middle East operations. Towards this end, the channel is expanding its news coverage in the area apart from launching a dedicated Middle East band - 10 pm to 1 am IST.

Indiavision is presently working out the final details to broadcast a one-hour daily news bulletin live from Dubai. According to Indiavision marketing head Issac Jacob, the live news telecast will be done through Dubai's Sama Communications Company Limited (Samacom), a vertically integrated satellite services provider that owns and operates its own communication infrastructure.

"We are planning to start our live news broadcast from Dubai in August. The cost and other details are being worked out now. With this, our Dubai bureau will turn full-fledged. We have already placed our stringers across the Middle East," says Jacob.

The promoters of Indiavision have floated a company called Indiavision International LLC to look after the Middle East operations and have also deployed a couple of key executives in the area. The company has set up its base in Dubai Media City.

As reported by earlier, the Saudi Arabia-based Al Rayes group has invested Rs 70 million in the channel's expansion project. According to market sources, the monthly expenditure for broadcasting live news from Dubai is estimated at 15,000 AED (Rs 177,826). Al Rayes is also looking after the marketing operations of the channel in the Bahrain and Saudi Arabia markets.

Indiavision joined Pehla's South Indian bouquet in April 2005. The channel has struck a minimum guarantee deal with Pehla where the DTH service provider will pay the channel Rs 20 million in the first year. The future of the deal depends on the channel's performance in the market.

Says Jacob, "We are responsible for recording a growth of 25 to 30 per cent by the first year to carry this arrangement forward."

Latest Reads
Star spending up to Rs 2 cr on production per IPL match

MUMBAI: After having bought rights for almost all important sporting properties in India, Star India had the massive task to ensure that it sets a new benchmark for cricket. In February, it won the audio-visual production rights for IPL 2018, making it the first time that a broadcaster is...

Television TV Channels Sports
Watch Rani Mukerji’s ‘Dadasaheb Phalke Excellence Award’ winning performance in ‘Hichki’ only on Sony MAX

After garnering success at the box office and a heart-warming response from the audience, the Rani Mukerji starrer ‘Hichki’ is all set for its Worldwide Television Premiere only on Sony Pictures Networks’ number 1 Hindi movie channel, Sony MAX on Saturday, 26th March at 9pm. Directed by Siddharth...

Television TV Channels Movie Channels
World Television Premiere of Raid on Star Gold

This May, Star Gold to bring the World Television Premiere of Raid. Touted as first Bollywood project to be based on an Income Tax raid, this Ajay Devgn starrer hit will be showcased on 27th May 2018, Sunday at 1 PM on Star Gold.

Television TV Channels Movie Channels
Travelxp explores Nagaland this month; Strictly Street, Krazee Foodie return for second seasons

Travelxp, the world’s leading travel channel, continues to excite its viewers with its popular show ‘Xplore Nagaland’ and new seasons of ‘Strictly Street’ and ‘Krazee Foodie’ as it continues to bring an experience of new places, diverse cultures and exotic cuisine straight to viewers’ living rooms...

Television TV Channels Factual & Documentary
BBC StoryWorks expands into India

BBC StoryWorks, the global content marketing team within BBC Global News Ltd, has expanded into India with staff now based in the country for the first time as part of wider growth across the Asia Pacific region.

Television TV Channels Factual & Documentary
Firstpost turns 7: a look back at the milestones

MUMBAI: India’s leading digital news platform known for its path breaking content and remarkable journalism, celebrates 7 years in the industry. The platform was launched in 2011 by Network18 as an exclusive online news and views website and app accessible across platforms and...

Television TV Channels News Broadcasting
Star to telecast IPL finale on 17 channels, adds Marathi Malayalam feeds

On the evening of 27 May, Star India wants to ensure you see nothing but IPL on your TV screens, no matter where you are or what language you speak. It has roped in Star Pravah and Asianet movies to add two new language feeds for better reach of the IPL 2018 in Marathi and Malayalam respectively.

Television TV Channels Sports
Sunil Lulla joins Balaji Telefilms as group CEO

MUMBAI: Indian production company Balaji Telefilms has appointed Sunil Lulla as its new group chief executive officer. His new role will be effective from 25 May 2018. He will replace Sameer Nair who quit the company to join Applause Entertainment.

Television TV Channels People
Nielsen on changing landscape of global sports

MUMBAI: The global sports industry is undergoing more disruption than ever as a result of ongoing shifts in media consumption, the emergence of new technologies and a rapidly evolving sponsorship market.

Television TV Channels Sports

Latest News

Load More

Sign up for our Newsletter

subscribe for latest stories