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Viacom18 hires Rahul Chakravarti as biz head of Colors Bangla and Colors Odia

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Viacom18 has appointed Rahul Chakravarti as business head of Colors Bangla and Colors Odia.

Colors Kannada, Colors Super to simulcast ‘Bigg Boss Santhe’

Colors Kannada and Colors Super will simulcast the special event ‘Bigg Boss Santhe’, to be held in Mysuru, on 5 March.

ETV revamps its three regional news channels

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ETV MP/Chhattisgarh, ETV Bihar/Jharkhand and ETV Rajasthan are revamped. These 3 channels will have a hard-hitting debate show at 8 pm.

Sun TV Network extends MD & CEO Vijaykumar’s term by 5 years

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Founder-promoter Kalanithi Maran will continue to be executive chairman while wife Kavery Kalanithi will also remain as executive director of the company for another five years.MUMBAI: Sun TV Network has extended the term of its managing director and chief executive officer K Vijaykumar by five years.

Founder-promoter Kalanithi Maran will continue to be executive chairman while wife Kavery Kalanithi will also remain as executive director of the company for another five years.

The board of directors of Sun TV Network, which met on 24 February, re-appointed Vijaykumar as MD and CEO, Kalanithi Maran as executive chairman and Kavery Kalanithi as executive director of the company for a period of five years with effect from 20 April 2017, Sun TV Network said in a filing to BSE.

Sun TV Network is the largest regional broadcaster in India and operates channels across four Southern languages, namely Tamil, Telugu, Kannada and Malayalam. It airs FM radio stations across India and owns the Sun Risers Hyderabad Cricket Franchise of the Indian Premier League (IPL).

In the fiscal third quarter ended 31 December 2016, Sun TV Network reported a 10.98% increase in net profit amid growth in subscription revenue and a fall in expenses. Net profit stood at Rs 240.09 crore compared to Rs 216.33 crore a year ago. Income from operations for the quarter was up 3% to Rs 589.43 crore from Rs 573.24 crore a year ago. Total income was higher by 4% at Rs 628.36 crore from Rs 602.16 crore. Subscription revenue for the quarter was up 17 % to Rs 241.94 crore from Rs 207.16 crore.

As reported earlier by TelevisionPost.com, Sun TV Network promoters are one of the highest paid corporate executives in the country. Kalanithi Maran and his wife Kavery Kalanithi took home Rs 71.47 crore (Rs 714.7 million) each as salary plus bonus in FY16.

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Saral Jeevan celebrates first anniversary with new shows

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Saral Jeevan is celebrating its first anniversary with the launch of three weekend programmes and two weekday shows.

Star India outlines aggressive plans for Telugu market, Maa TV becomes Star Maa

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Maa TV has become Star Maa as part of the move to refresh the brand. Programming is also given a big push as Star seeks to consolidate its position in the Telugu market.

Sun TV Q3 net up 10.98% amid fall in expenses

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Sun TV Network’s Q3 net is up 10.98% to Rs 240.09 crore amid growth in subscription revenue and a fall in expenses.

Zee Yuva to air new show ‘Prem He’ from 27 Feb

‘Prem He’ will replace Zee Yuva’s existing show ‘Ithech Taaka Tambu’, which will shift to the Wednesday-Friday 9 pm slot.

Sun TV Network to simulcast ‘Nandini’ across four Southern GECs

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‘Nandini’ will be simulcast on all Sun’s four South Indian GECs, namely Sun TV, Gemini TV, Udaya TV and Surya TV beginning 23 Jan.

Zee Marathi to air ‘Naktichya Lagnala Yaycha’ from 18 Jan

Marathi GEC Zee Marathi will air ‘Naktichya Lagnala Yaycha Ha’ from 18 January.