27 April 2012 Newsletter Subscription Email this Page Volume 34 - Issue No: 56
Peter Chernin's firm starts India innings with 49% stake in Endemol India

CA Media's largest investment in to help Endemol India grow in TV, film & digital content; also buys minority stake in OVL Media, a music, live events & youth music firm.UPDATED!

Comedy Central to push for revenue growth

The Viacom18 channel ropes in 30 advertisers after three months of launch and is looking at developing other revenue streams including on-ground events and L&M.

Vizeum India bags Cholamandalam Finance media biz

Aegis Media's Vizeum India wins the media mandate for the financial services arm of the Murugappa Group; the account will be handled out of Vizeum's Chennai office.

History TV18 to air special on Siamese twins on 28 April
World Children Expo to showcase latest movies, games
SPT elevates Ricky Ow as EVP, Networks- Asia
Endemol to make a show for China
Fox bolsters Animation Domination unit
Al Jazeera English now available on Tata Sky
NDS helps Indovision migrate to MPEG-4 STBs
Avengers gets off to a flying start overseas
CenemaCon’s Lifetime achievement to Stallone
Strong purchase of smartphones & HDTVs in the US in H1
BBC Worldwide, 6waves to publish game for Facebook
France 24 launches in Malaysia on HyppTV
Vicky Donor collects Rs 134 mn in first weekend
Anurag Kashyap’s Gangs of Wasseypur to premiere at Cannes
Viacom18 to release Scorsese’s Hugo in India on 4 May
Release of Yeh Jo Mohabbat Hai deferred to 13 July
News Releases

J Edgar now on Home Video and Blu-Ray

TV Ratings
Top 10 Programmes (08/04/2012 to 14/04/2012)
Doordarshan's Top 10
Top 10 In All TV Homes
Top 10 in Cable & Satellite Homes

Top 100 Programmes (08/04/2012 to 14/04/2012)
Star Plus
Z Zee TV
Colors Viacom18
Life OK
Sun TV
Star Pravah
Star Gold
Ten Sports
Star Jalsha
Gemini TV
Imagine TV
Z Cinema
Vijay TV
ETV Marathi
Source: www.indiantelevision.com
Today's Newsbreakers.......India News
  • Digital distribution widens first week reach of movies
  • GDC to digitise Inox, Fame screens
  • ‘Internet growth will be key driver of e-commerce'
  • South Indian movies: The good, the bad and the ugly
    Source: Hindu Business Line
  • Radio companies seek statutory licensing provision in Copyright Amendment Bill
  • Endemol India sells 49% to CA Media; to foray into film production business
  • Google sells 3D modeling application SketchUp
  • LinkedIn makes iPad app for mobile professionals
  • Sunny Leone bags her first endorsement deal from Chaze Mobiles
  • Percept and Arjun Rampal join hands to launch the 'Lost'
    Source: Economic Times
  • Grand old lady of Indian cinema turns 100 today
    Source: Hindu
  • DLF unlikely to continue with IPL title sponsorship
  • Murdoch blames rogue tabloid for phone-hacking
    Source: Business Standard
  • Kids don’t need tv to see dirty picture
  • Star Plus No.1 Channel
  • Murdoch admits to hacking, rues News of the World cover-up
    Source: Times of India
  • CA Media acquires 49% stake in Endemol India
    Source: Livemint
  • TV ratings for IPL continue to fall
    Source: DNA
  • Arjun Rampal playing a cop in 'Chakravyuh'
  • 'Peepli Live' director Anusha Rizvi’s next titled 'Sea Of Poppies'!
    Source: Indian Express
    International News
  • CBS TV Studios Signs Overall Deal With 'Good Wife' Producer
    Source: TV Week
  • Ofom steps up Murdoch ‘fit and proper’ test
  • Fetch TV loses Sky Go
    Source: Advanced Television
  • Fox News Channel Factors in O'Reilly Renewal
    Source: Broadcasting & Cable
  • LinkedIn steps up mobile strategy with iPad launch
    Source: Media Week
  • Sky News Arabia to launch 24 hour independent Arabic news channel on 6th May 2012
    Source: AME Info
  • Hulu and Wolfe Announce New LGBT Channel
    Source: SheWired
  • NTV-Plus puts football in public domain
    Source: Broadband TV News
  • Al Jazeera to fight BSkyB for EPL rights
    Source: Firstpost
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