27 January 2012 Newsletter Subscription Email this Page Volume 33 - Issue No: 79
Infotainment & lifestyle genre in a new wave of evolution

More entrants, channel launches & regional-language feeds mark whole of 2011; while challenges dog the year, digitisation throws open new opportunities.YEARENDER!

GTPL acquires Assam MSO

GTPL acquires 51% stake in V&S, a Dibrugarh-based MSO that has presence in Tinsukia, Digboi, Sivasagar, Demow, Moran, Margherita and Ledo in Upper Assam.

Freecharge.in raises Rs 200 mn Series A funding from Sequoia Capital

The online recharge website receives funding from Sequoia Capital to add new products, add merchants who can use Freecharge to target consumers, and to advertise service.

Padma Awards 2012 announced
Animal Planet boosts India content with new show
IPL player auction to take place on 4 February
Maa TV launches Telugu GEC Maa Gold
Suvarna TV to air cookery show ‘Kitchen Khiladigalu’
Amrita TV to launch Sreepadmanabham
Getting ready for the next growth phase: Rahul Johri
2011: Defining year for the music genre
2011: Pure music, regional key trends: Punit Pandey
FIC, RCN TV in JV for launch of Spanish TV network
Comedy Central launches in Latin America on 1 Feb
Bangladesh Cricket Board gets an acting CEO
Eurosport acquires Davis Cup rights for UK
Russell T Davies to create new children’s drama for CBBC
Streamed TV increasingly popular in the UK: KPMG
'Hugo', 'The Artist' top Oscar nominations
Greek director Angelopoulos dies in accident
WASP3D technology to be on display at BES 2012
3 films from Reliance DreamWorks nominated for Oscars
DAM 999 exits from Oscar race
Anubhav Sinha launches film production house
Guild to honour Manoj Kumar with lifetime achievement award
Censors finally pass Bittoo Boss promo
News Releases

Prime Focus contributes services to 5 out of 10 movies in contention for the Oscar Award in the Visual Effects category

TV Ratings
Top 10 Programmes (08/01/2012 to 14/01/2012)
Doordarshan's Top 10
Top 10 In All TV Homes
Top 10 in Cable & Satellite Homes

Top 100 Programmes (08/01/2012 to 14/01/2012)
Star Plus
Sony Entertainment TV
Zee TV
Life OK
Sun TV
Gemini TV
Zee Cinema
Star Cricket
Star Gold
Imagine TV
Zee Bangla
Star Jalsha
Sahara One
Star Pravah
ETV Marathi
Maa Telugu
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Today's Newsbreakers.......India News
  • Awards galore for family, Shabana delighted
  • Cannes 2012: New category 'Branded content & entertainment' added
  • Twitter to begin restricting user content in some countries
    Source: Economic Times
  • Freecharge.in raises Rs 20 cr from Sequoia
    Source: Hindu Business Line
  • Kennedys inspired Taylor Swift for song
  • 'Agneepath', an uncomplicated saga of revenge
    Source: Indian Express
  • Bollywood tweets for a better India on R-Day
    Source: Business Standard
  • Google overhauls user privacy policies
  • Facebook suspends trading in pvt shares
    Source: Financial Express
  • Padma Vibhushan for Hazarika, Mario Miranda, T.V. Rajeswar
    Source: Hindu
  • Google's privacy policy raises hackles
  • Lata Mangeshkar sings for Kareena Kapoor
  • WikiLeaks founder to host Kremlin-funded TV show
    Source: Times of India
    International News
  • Starz Entertainment President and COO Steps Down
    Source: TV Week
  • Sky Italia to add 13 HDTV channels in February
  • Sercomtel to launch pay-TV services by August
    Source: Advanced Television
  • Sky Sports News to offer 'ultimate F1 news service'
    Source: Digital Spy UK
  • X Factor grabs National TV Awards glory as Scots Doctor Who star Karen Gillan takes gong
    Source: Scottish Daily Record
  • Nick Emery appointed chief executive of Mindshare Worldwide
    Source: Media Week
  • Sundance Channel announces European pacts
    Source: Broadband TV News
  • Sean Combs to launch Revolt TV
    Source: S2Smagazine.com
  • Amy Childs' reality TV show axed after one series
    Source: Mirror.co.uk
  • Cox Cable cracks price barrier with TV Economy plan
    Source: Philadelphia Daily News
  • WikiLeaks Founder to Launch TV Show
    Source: Wall Street Journal
  • Obama Draws 38 Million TV Viewers
    Source: Digital Home
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