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Zee Talkies’ new initiative to provide platform to short filmmakers

Zee Talkies has launched ‘Talkies Lighthouse’, which will provide an ecosystem for talented film and short filmmakers.

Bomanbridge Media inks format renewal deal with Zee Tamil for season two of ‘DNA’

Bomanbridge Media, a Singapore-based content distribution and production agency, announced a renewal deal with Zee Tamil for the second season of the format ‘DNA.’

Kannada GEC ‘Kalki Kannada’ is launched to tap Rs 800-crore ad market

The Kannada GEC space will see a new player compete for a share in the Rs 800-crore ad market. Kalki Kannada is the first channel to be launched by White Horse Network Services.

Asianet launches game show ‘Fastest Family First’

Asianet has launched a non-fiction game show titled ‘Fastest Family First’ that tests not just the participant’s knowledge but their partners’ as well.

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.