Television

Balaji hopes to laugh all the way to the bank with daily comedy on Zee

https://www.indiantelevision.com/sites/default/files/styles/smartcrop_800x800/public/images/tv-images/2016/04/25/Untitled-1_16.jpg?itok=wPy00CFI

Balaji Telefilms seems set to continue its winning streak with a clutch of new serials this year, three of which will premiere on Zee and Sony within the next two months.

The production house is making its first daily comedy for Zee that will be aired some time from March 2002 in the 7:30 pm slot. Also in the pipeline is a 'woman oriented soap' to be aired in the 8 pm slot on Zee in April 2002. But the first new show of the year from the Balaji stable will launch on Sony mid-February and will be a daily afternoon show. This is scheduled to be a regular family drama in the Balaji tradition, although the cast could be fresh this time, says CEO Sanjay Dosi.

The company says it is also launching a daily soap on Udaya TV in February 2002. Close on the heels of its promising Q3 results, Balaji has also announced it had hiked its rates 35 per cent for shows airing on Star Plus. Dosi says the rate hike is effective 1 January, 2002 for all four Balaji shows that are on air on Star currently.

Furthering an announcement it had earlier that it was discontinuing programming on national broadcaster Doordarshan, Balaji said it is also ending a programme for SABe TV and one programme on Vijay TV in the coming quarter.

While 21 of Balaji's shows continued to remain in the top 30 shows in the satellite market, the share of commissioned revenues increased from 66 per cent to 76 per cent in the quarter just ended. The share of commissioned programmes rose to 268 hours as against sponsored programmes that dipped to 144.5 hours this quarter. Fresh regional programming on the other hand saw a marked increase from 130 hours to 180 hours over the previous quarter.

The company stock meanwhile hit a new 52 week high of Rs 469 today during intra-day deals, boosted by the impressive Q3 performance. The company that has forecast a 50 per cent growth in bottomline for the next year, opened at Rs 428.45, closed at Rs 442.70.

Latest Reads

https://www.indiantelevision.com/sites/default/files/styles/340x340/public/images/tv-images/2019/10/18/vta.jpg?itok=1G_Q8hWv
BARC week 41: VTV News enters top five Gujarati channels' list

In week 41 of BARC India ratings, Gujarati GECs space witnessed a new entrant VTV News at fifth position. The channel has replaced Sandesh News which was seen at fifth position in week 40. No changes were observed in Kannada, Marathi and Tamil spaces in week 41 of BARC India ratings. 

Television TV Channels Viewership
https://www.indiantelevision.com/sites/default/files/styles/340x340/public/images/tv-images/2019/10/18/colors.jpg?itok=4dyADgHL
BARC week 41: Colors slips down in urban, rural market and pay platform

In week 41 of BARC India ratings, Colors has slipped to fourth position from second last week in urban market. The channel has also moved down from second position in the last week to fifth position this week on pay platform.

Television TV Channels Viewership
https://www.indiantelevision.com/sites/default/files/styles/340x340/public/images/tv-images/2019/10/18/zeel.jpg?itok=uldwbrib
Zeel reports higher op revenue, PAT for Q2 2020

The Subhash Chandra-led Zee Entertainment Enterprises Ltd (Zeel) reported 7.6 percent and 7.4 percent y-o-y growth in total and operating revenues for the quarter ended 30 September 2019 (Q2 2020, quarter or period under review) as compared to the corresponding year ago quarter Q2 2019.

Television TV Channels GECs
https://www.indiantelevision.com/sites/default/files/styles/340x340/public/images/tv-images/2019/10/17/saregama.jpg?itok=7gnwjSIz
Saregama launches Carvaan Mini Legends - Assamese

MUMBAI: Venturing into the state of incredible cultures and landscapes – Assam, Saregama is all set to embark on yet another musical journey by launching Carvaan Mini Legends- Assamese pre-loaded with 351 superhit evergreen Assamese songs. Saregama has earlier launched various regional variants...

Television TV Channels Music and Youth
https://www.indiantelevision.com/sites/default/files/styles/340x340/public/images/tv-images/2019/10/17/tv.jpg?itok=ryQubiR2
News Broadcasting Standards Authority issues advisory on coverage of Ayodhya dispute verdict

While the Supreme Court ended the daily hearings of the Ayodhya dispute case on Wednesday, the News Broadcasting Standards Authority (NBSA) has issued a special advisory for reporting of the sensitive issue.

Television TV Channels News Broadcasting
https://www.indiantelevision.com/sites/default/files/styles/340x340/public/images/tv-images/2019/10/17/Kartik-Mahadev.jpg?itok=TQirg1Ar
&flix reduces Hollywood movie TV premiere window to five months

While the general time to bring a Hollywood movie to Indian TV screens has been nine to 12 months, &flix has changed that with its new deal with Sony Pictures Television. Now, viewers can catch their favourite movies within three months of launch.

Television TV Channels English Entertainment
https://www.indiantelevision.com/sites/default/files/styles/340x340/public/images/tv-images/2019/10/16/out.jpg?itok=bNsHV0ai
NewsX gets into long-term partnership with Outbrain Engage suite of products

MUMBAI: Outbrain, the discovery and native advertising feed for the open web, announced that it has signed an exclusive long-term partnership with News X, one of India’s top English language Publishers. The partnership will allow News X to fully leverage the Outbrain Engage platform by maximising...

Television TV Channels News Broadcasting
https://www.indiantelevision.com/sites/default/files/styles/340x340/public/images/tv-images/2019/10/16/star.jpg?itok=4eJAHUWG
Star World announces #TheBestBoss contest on World Boss Day

MUMBAI: The Office certainly holds a special place in every fan’s heart for mixing that special mockumentary styled humor no other show has been able to manage. Star World, India’s leading English entertainment channel has brought this rib-tickling comedy series to television screens for the first...

Television TV Channels English Entertainment
https://www.indiantelevision.com/sites/default/files/styles/340x340/public/images/tv-images/2019/10/16/cnn.jpg?itok=BEGhasyR
CNN-News18 curate special programming line-up for Assembly Elections 2019

MUMBAI: CNN-News18 has announced extensive programming to apprise the viewers of all the major national and political developments during the elections. After the fierce battle in the Loksabha elections, major political parties have once again geared up for an intense political contest in...

Television TV Channels News Broadcasting

Sign up for our Newsletter

subscribe for latest stories