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Television

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.

Neo back in cricket game with Asia Cup rights

Neo seals the broadcast rights for the 2014 edition of Asia Cup; also secures the first right to renew for the next three Asia Cup tournaments leading up to 2020.

ESS outbids MSM to retain EPL rights till 2016

ESS bid a staggering $145 million to secure the telecast till 2016 while MSM had put in an equally competitive bid of $125 million.

Zee’s Taj TV retains West Indies cricket rights till 2020

Taj TV will showcase 253 days of international cricket as part of the new rights deal which includes two India series in 2016 and 2019.

News Corp to acquire Disney’s stake in ESPN Star Sports for $335 mn

After charting the sports market for 16 years, ESPN will bow out of Asia, courtesy of News Corp buying 50% stake in ESS.

ESS renews ECB deal for $200 million till 2019

The value of ECB rights see a huge jump from $80 million that ESS had committed in 2007 for securing the rights.

Neo Cricket to be rebranded as an all-sports channel

Changing its all-cricket focus, Neo Cricket will emerge as Neo Prime to cater to mass sports including football.

Star grabs India cricket telecast rights, signals ESS JV split

Star India outran Multi Screen Media by Rs 1.51 billion in the race to acquire media rights of BCCI till 2018.

Sony gears up to launch sports channel on 7 April

Multi Screen Media is all set to come up with Sony Six, a sports channel that it claims will cater to the ‘new-age Indian youth’.

TRAI takes stock of ad duration on TV channels

TRAI invokes Cable Television Networks Regulation Act 1995 to cap ad duration on TV channels to 12 minutes in a clock hour.