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Television

A year of glorious uncertainties for kids channels

Digitisation and the inclusion of LC1 markets in the audience measurement system have worked wonders for the kids segment in 2013. TVP looks at the 3rd most watched genre’s growth and challenges.

Da Vinci Media applies to MIB for starting edutainment channel

The Berlin-based media company has applied to the I&B for licence approval; Da Vinci Learning channel will have mix of local content right from launch date.

Lagardere buys 34% stake of France Televisions in kids TV ‘Gulli’

With this stake purchase from France Televisions, Lagardère will have full ownership of Gulli; the deal is estimated to be worth about $34.2 mn.

DQ Entertainment posts fivefold expansion in net profit

DQ Entertainment’s net profit registered near fivefold increase to Rs 293 million even as operating income eased 8.7% to Rs 870 million; animation business performed better and distribution activity returned to profits.

Hungama TV strengthens weekend slot with Vir: The Robot Boy

Hungama TV is all set to strengthen its weekend slot with the launch of ‘Vir: The Robot Boy’, a weekly animated comedy/adventure series set in the desi heartland of India.

Cartoon Network & Pogo to offer fresh content for Diwali

Cartoon Network and Pogo are celebrating the festive season with a line-up of latest movies like ‘Chhota Bheem and the Shinobi Secret’ and ‘Oggy: I Love India’.

Da Vinci Media plans to launch kids channel in India

European broadcaster to float Indian subsidiary and launch Da Vinci Learning channel; waits for government clearance. Da Vinci has applied to the government for permission to invest up to 100 per cent in a wholly-owned subsidiary.

Cartoon Network to premiere Stan Lee’s ‘Chakra: The Invincible’

Kids broadcaster has joined hands with Graphic India and POW! Entertainment to air noted comic writer Stan Lee’s first Indian superhero film Chakra: The Invincible.

Hungama TV gets new look, plans to add local shows

Hungama TV plans to offer more localised content to its viewers as part of its strategy to increase share in the competitive kids TV broadcasting.

CBeebies back in lndia via content deal with ZeeQ

The agreement will see ZeeQ airing CBeebies programmes from Mondays to Thursdays for an hour between 9:30 am–10.30 am.