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Television

Zee Tamil biz head Easwaran quits; Siju Prabahakaran is made head

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Zee Tamil business head NS Easwaran has quit the organisation. He is replaced by Zee Kannada business head Siju Prabhakaran.

Big Magic Ganga returns to DD’s Freedish to expand reach

Big Magic Ganga has charted out a strategy to regain its numbers and bounce back on the ratings chart.

Sun TV forms committee to examine buyback proposal

Sun TV Network has formed a committee to examine the buyback proposal and other options.

Sun TV plans to shift to commissioned programming model in non-Tamil markets

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Sun TV is exploring a change in its business model in non-Tamil markets. Starting with Andhra, where it owns Telugu GEC Gemini TV, the company is planning to start commissioned programming to fortify its presence. It could also up ad rates in the GECs, while increasing volume growth for the non-GECs.

Sun TV mulls buyback of shares, scrip shoots up 5.2%

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Sun TV has around Rs 750 cr cash as on 30 Sep, which it could use to buy back shares from the shareholders. Promoter holding is already 75%. As this is the maximum permissible limit as per SEBI regulation, promoters have to ensure that their holding does not cross the cap.

Kannada channel BTV News assigns ad sales duties to Aidem Ventures

HD Kannada news channel BTV News has assigned its ad sales duties to independent media consulting, marketing and advertising company Aidem Ventures.

Zee Tamizh to now be known as Zee Tamil

ZEEL has changed the name of its Tamil GEC from Zee Tamizh to Zee Tamil.

Sun TV Network names R Mahesh Kumar as president

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Kumar’s appointment is part of the Sun Group’s ongoing effort to strengthen its management team. He has been with the Sun Group for close to five years.

Sun TV Q2 net up 41.4% on back of strong ad rev growth

Sun TV reported 16% ad revenue growth in Q2, mainly due to better inventory utilisation. Subscription revenue grew 10.1%.

Sarthak TV to launch season 3 of ‘Grihalaxmi’

Odisha’s leading Odia general entertainment channel Sarthak TV is all set to launch the third season of its reality show ‘Grihalaxmi’ on 2 November, 2015.