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Sony acquires media rights to Super Fight League

Sony Pictures Network India has acquired the TV and digital rights to mixed martial arts property Super Fight League.

A look back on Star’s 25-year journey in India

Star lost nearly $500 mn between 1995 and 1999, largely because the majority of programming was in English. Since then, it has been a dream run.

Jagdish Kumar quits Hathway; Rajan Gupta is made new MD

Jagdish Kumar has stepped down as Hathway Cable & Datacom MD and CEO. Rajan Gupta is new MD.Panesar is elevated to CEO of video biz.

Sony’s organisational rejig as NP Singh gets ready for bigger bets

Sony Pictures Networks India CEO NP Singh has expanded the role of Rajesh Kaul by making him the prez of distribution and sports. Rohit Gupta gets additional role as international biz gets consolidated within the networks’ sales and syndication biz. Why were these changes made?

The Murdoch-Modi rendezvous

The discussions James Murdoch had with Prime Minister Narendra Modi are wrapped in secrecy. But the 21st Century Fox co-COO will be happy if the regulations for media companies are shrunken in some form by the Modi government.

2014 will be strong sports revenue year for Multi Screen Media

MSM could see a spurt in its ad revenue, thanks to the presence of 2 marquee properties on its network; firm eyes Rs 9 bn from IPL and Rs 1.5 bn from soccer WC.

Sports broadcast: A three-horse race

Star punts big on cricket; Ten Sports takes a cautious approach while Sony Six builds plans around basketball & fight sports with IPL as tent pole property.

ESS channels back on Airtel Digital TV courtesy multi-year deal

The deal will see the DTH operator, which has a base of 8.1 million subscribers, carrying the six primary channels of ESPN Star Sports (ESS).

ESS launches Star Sports 2 for Indian market

Star Sports 2 will showcase live and non-live events across sporting categories like cricket, soccer, tennis, motor racing and golf.

ESS to function under Star in India

News Corp brings ESPN Software India (ESI), the India arm of ESS, under Star India while the rest of Asia business will be looked after by Fox International Channels (FIC) Asia.