• Sudipto Chowdhuri to lead ad sales function at India TV

    MUMBAI: India TV has roped in Sudipto Chowdhuri as senior vice president, sales.

  • Zee to simulcast Miss Universe on 3 channels

    Submitted by ITV Production on Dec 12
    indiantelevision.com Team

    MUMBAI: English GEC Zee Caf? will showcase Miss Universe 2012 live, as 88 women battle it out at Las Vegas in the US.

    Zee Caf? will showcase Miss Universe 2012 on 20 December at 6.30 am and a repeat telecast at 9 pm. Miss Universe will additionally be simulcast on Zee Studio and Zee Trendz.

    Miss India Universe Shilpa Singh will compete in the event.

    The 1952 local "bathing beauty" competition, spearheaded by Catalina Swimwear in Long Beach, transformed into an international annual tradition with countless young women around the world vying to become a part of the Miss Universe history.

    The Miss Universe Organisation owns and manages the annual Miss Universe Finals, a competition that has grown into one of the World?s biggest.

    This year, apart from the Miss Universe 2012 award, the challenge events includes the following titles: National costume round, Sports, Swimsuit Round, Evening gown round

    These participating women are savvy, goal-oriented and aware. Those who become part of the Miss Universe display those characteristics in their everyday lives, both as individuals, who compete with hope of advancing their careers, personal and humanitarian goals, and as women who seek to improve the lives of others. The Indian winners in the past have been Sushmita Sen and Lara Dutta.

    Zee Network business head niche channels Anurag Bedi said, "After the immense response received from last year, Zee Caf? is proud to be associated with Miss Universe this year as well. Apart from showcasing the latest and the best of English shows, Zee Caf? gets to you live and exclusive telecasts of the biggest world events. For Miss Universe this year, we have Amway on board as the presenting sponsor and Microsoft, Tata Nano, Hitachi, and Quikr.com as the associate sponsors to celebrate this much awaited event."

  • Zee Cinema takes digital route to promote Agent Vinod premiere

    MUMBAI: Zee Cinema has lined up digital innovations for the premiere of Agent Vinod on 1 September at 8 pm.

  • Ten secures English football rights

    Submitted by ITV Production on Aug 07
    indiantelevision.com Team

    MUMBAI: Zee Network-owned Ten Network, South Asia?s leading sports content provider, has secured live and exclusive rights to broadcast The Football League and The League Cup from 2012-15 for the South Asian market.

    As part of the agreement with MP & Silva, a leading international sports rights agency, Ten Network will be showcasing approximately 145 matches live and exclusive throughout the year through Ten Action and Ten HD.

    ZEEL CEO Sports Business Atul Pande said, "Acquisition of The Football League and The League Cup till 2015 underlines Ten Network?s commitment to football fans in the region to bring best of football action. This latest acquisition gives us an excellent promotional platform for our advertisers and partners. We have established a strong tradition in building and strengthening top-class football properties on our channels with the reach of our networks, multiple media platforms and world-class match presentation."

    The Football League is the world?s oldest league football competition, consisting of the npower Football League Championship, League One and League Two. Each league consists of 24 teams, including Cardiff City, Bolton, Blackburn and Sheffield Wednesday.

    The Championship itself is the fourth most-watched league in Europe and the Championship final is the world?s most lucrative football match - with the winner standing to earn an estimated ?90 million from promotion to the Premier League.

    The League Cup (known as Capital One Cup for sponsorship reasons) is part of the English football treble and one of the most prestigious titles in England. A knockout competition that features all 20 clubs of the Premier League and 72 clubs of The Football League, the match calendar runs from August to February and it is the first major football title to be crowned during the season.

    Ten?s football roster includes Uefa Champions League, Europa League, and French Football League.

    English football
  • Divaakar returns to TV9 as ad sales VP

    MUMBAI: S Divaakar is set to start his second stint with the Associated Broadcasting Company Ltd.

  • Zee Caf? rechristens 7.30 pm slot, launches 4 new shows

    Submitted by ITV Production on Apr 09
    indiantelevision.com Team

    MUMBAI: Zee Caf?, the English general entertainment channel (GEC) from Zee Network, has renamed its weekday 7.30 pm slot as ?Half Past 7?. The channel is launching four new weekly shows in this time band.

    The channel will air a crime show every Monday, comedy on Tuesdays, Reality on Wednesdays and drama on Thursdays.

    Starting today, the channel will air Covert Affairs, followed by Love Bites, Top Chef Masters and A Gifted Man on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday respectively.

    Covert Affairs is a crime show based on a 28-year-old CIA trainee, Annie Walker, who is sent out into the field to work at the Domestic Protection Division (DPD).

    Love Bites is a new rom-com anthology series that tells modern stories of love, sex, marriage and dating, more like an anthology of snippets of love struck, dysfunctional people jumping through hoops and doing crazy things, all for love.

    Top Chef Masters will see 24 ?world-renowned? chefs competing against each other.

    In A Gifted Man, a gifted surgeon played by Patrick Wilson, suddenly has his life changed when his ex-wife dies and goes on to teach him about life from the beyond the grave.

    Zee Cafe
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