13 April 2012 Newsletter Subscription Email this Page Volume 34 - Issue No: 44
Turner shutters Imagine TV

This marks Turner's second exit from the Hindi GEC space; finds running Imagine TV operations unviable after consistent poor ratings and massive losses. UPDATED!

Bollywood takes IPL head on

Bollywood decides to release 24 films during the IPL, 10 of which are big-ticket ones; Viacom18, Reliance, UTV and Yash Raj Films are to be active.

IPL online ratings grows by 56%

The first week of the tournament, including the opening ceremony, recorded 13.7 million views, as against 8.8 million views last year, according to Times Internet.

Press Council to challenge Allahabad HC order on troop movement reports
Big Productions appoints Simmi Karna as biz head
Suvarna to air 'Chukki' from 16 April
Fox Soccer retains broadcast rights for Hyundai A-League
ApnaCircle promoter Viadeo raises $32 mn
Tdsat directs ESS to up fees to Dish TV on RIO basis
Casbaa protests retrospective tax on foreign satellites
Indian entrepreneurs kickstart video streaming service
Ericsson to power NBC Olympics' HD content delivery
Film Movement bags US rights of Hitler’s Children
Tom Hanks, Emma Thompson in Saving Mr Banks
Housefull 2 collects Rs 720 million in 1st weekend
Race 2 to release on 25 January
Six short features to show at IFFLA
Nadiadwala’s 'Kick' to have 'Transporter' style action
Film on education rackets titled Marksheet in offing
HT Media elevates two senior executives
News Releases

Amrita TV’s Vishu Specials

Fever 104 FM, the Official Radio Partner of Delhi Daredevils and Mumbai Indian

TV Ratings
Top 10 Programmes (18/03/2012 to 24/03/2012)
Doordarshan's Top 10
Top 10 In All TV Homes
Top 10 in Cable & Satellite Homes

Top 100 Programmes (18/03/2012 to 24/03/2012)
Neo Cricket
Star Plus
Sony Entertainment TV
Zee TV
Sun TV
Life OK
Gemini TV
Star Gold
Imagine TV
Star Pravah
Aaj Tak
Zee Cinema
ETV Marathi
Zee Marathi
Star Jalsha
Sahara One
Source: www.indiantelevision.com
Today's Newsbreakers.......India News
  • Slick movie trailers cut a fine figure in Bollywood
  • Press Council to challenge High Court order in SC, PCI chief Markandey Katju
  • Turner to shut Hindi entertainment channel 'Imagine' in India
  • Delhi court drops Google India from lawsuit
    Source: Economic Times
  • MonsterIndia launches app for mobiles
  • Google+ gets a makeover
  • Turner turns off the remote on Imagine TV
  • Housefull 2 grosses Rs 72 crore
  • Dish TV gets relief from TDSAT
  • Reliance Digital triples store count to 75 in FY11-12
    Source: Hindu Business Line
  • Zee TV becomes first Indian channel to land in China
    Source: Hindu
  • Imagine TV to shut down as viewership declines
    Source: Livemint
  • IPL TV ratings dip in first week of IPL 5
    Source: Cricket Next
  • Turner shuts down Imagine TV
  • FIEO partners eBay, PayPal to boost e-biz
  • IPL 5 total viewership falls in opening week
    Source: Business Standard
  • Turner Broadcasting to shut Imagine TV
  • Disney stung by John Carter loss plots Avengers blitz
  • Amazon to cut e-book prices
    Source: Financial Express
  • Imagine TV to shut down as viewership declines
  • HD viewers may soon see the end of advertisement-free viewing
    Source: Livemint
  • 56 per cent increase in IPL 5 online viewership
  • Varun Badola to return to TV with 'Phir Subah Hogi'
    Source: Times of India
  • Aamir Khan's debut TV show gets great money start
  • Priyanka Chopra wanted more roles in 'Teri Meri Kahaani'
    Source: Indian Express
  • Secretive Aamir finally launches Satyamev Jayate's song
    Source: Hindustan Times
    International News
  • Court Strikes Down FCC Ban on Political Ads on Public TV
    Source: TV Week
  • BBC to ramp up 3DTV output
  • Liberty Global carriage deal for ESPN
    Source: Advanced Television
  • Pay-TV channel wins rights to screen James Bond films
    Source: mirror.co.uk
  • Astral Media profit up on growth in TV business
    Source: Reuters
  • Nation starts new TV station
    Source: Daily Nation
  • Cyfra Plus offers pre-pay
    Source: DigitalTVEurope.net
  • Al Jazeera “very happy” over France Euro TV deal
    Source: euronews
  • Broadcasters, Studios, Cable TV, and Internet Delivery Networks Rely on NetApp to Solve Big Media Challenges
    Source: MarketWatch
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