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UTV Software snaps ties with Astro, Malaysia

December 3rd, 2007

With Walt Disney eyeing an increased stake in UTV Software Communications, the Mumbai-based entertainment and media production arm of UTV, has decided to call off its association with Malaysian media company Astro Multimedia International. UTV Software and Astro had entered into a co-operation arrangement earlier this year via a company – GenX Entertainment – to […]

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Nine-in-One!! Suryas new Aircel Advertisement

November 11th, 2007

What is special about Surya’s new commercial for Aircel which is being shown in all Tamil channels and select movie houses currently. Its a treat for Surya fans as they’ll get to see not one but nine Surya’s in a span of one-minute!! The advertisement captures actor Surya in every personality that the actor encounters […]

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Raj TV re-enters into Big Screen!

October 12th, 2007

Raj TV, one of the leading Television channels in South India will be re-entering into the big screen with a bunch of new film projects. The Rs.385 million company will start its movie production work from next April onwards. According to M. Ravindran, director, programming and technical, the company plans to sign up leading actors […]

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Makkal TV to not telecast serial

September 12th, 2007

A city civil court here has restrained Makkal TV from broadcasting a teleserial on forest brigand M. Veerappan. An interim order to this effect was passed by the VIII Assistant City Civil Judge, K. Arul, on a petition filed by Veerappan’s wife, V. Muthulakshmi. The Judge then adjourned the matter to September 14 for further […]

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Tamil spiritual channel Brindavan TV launched

June 28th, 2007

Aim of the channel is to spread world peace Sharing a thought: National Commission for Backward Classes chairman S. Ratnavel Pandian (right) in discussion with music director (Shankar) Ganesh (left) and film director C.V. Rajendran in Chennai. Chairman of the National Commission for Backward Classes S. Ratnavel Pandian launched Brindavan Television, a 24-hour spiritual channel […]

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Jayachitra to head Film and Television Producers Guild

June 25th, 2007

Victorious: Radhika Sarathkumar and G. Jayachitra at the biennial election of the Film and Television Producers Guild of South India in Chennai on Sunday. Ms. Jayachitra (right) was elected president of the Guild. Actor-director turned producer G. Jayachitra was elected president of the Film and Television Producers’ Guild of South India at its 42nd biennial […]

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24-hour English real estate TV channel from July 23

June 23rd, 2007

A South-based company is all set to launch an English 24-hour real estate TV channel from July 23 in India as well as Middle East and South East Asia. The channel will focus on real estate and the other industries related to it. TO CASH IN on the boom in the real-estate sector, a Rs […]

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Sun TV snaps `Bheema`!

June 22nd, 2007

The see-saw battle between Sun TV and the yet to be launched Kalaingnar TV, over Tamil film television rights continues. The latest on the big fight is that Sun TV has snapped Bheema television rights for an astronomical amount. Bheema is the most eagerly awaited film in the trade after Sivaji and stars Vikram and […]

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Vijay TV’s ‘Kanaa Kaanum Kalangal’ climbs high

June 22nd, 2007

Vijay TV’s ‘Kanaa Kaanum Kalangal’, a series on school life that is being aired from Monday to Thursday at 8 pm, is climbing up the rating charts with an average channel share of 16.4 per cent in Chennai (weeks 19-22; ABC 4+). Jaya TV and Raj TV procured shares of 2.7 per cent and 1.0 […]

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Sun TV hit by ‘Son’ stroke

May 21st, 2007

The chasm between Tamil Nadu chief minister Dr M Karunanidhi’s family and that of the Maran brothers, Kalanidhi and former union communications and IT minister, Dayanidhi, has widened further. It is reported that the Rs38.6-crore revenue Raj Television Network Limited that owns Raj TV channels has decided to promote a new channel Kalaingar Channel with […]

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Helion venture fund invests in Chennai outsourcing firm

May 17th, 2007

Helion Venture Partners, a $140-million India-focused, stage independent venture fund, will announce today (Wednesday) its decision to invest in Chennai-based Anantara Solutions Private Limited, ‘a new generation outsourcing firm’. In Chennai, to announce the investment, Mr Sanjeev Aggarwal and Mr Ashish Gupta, Managing Directors of Helion, told Business Line that Anantara’s business model and its […]

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Legal notice to Sun TV

May 10th, 2007

M. K. Azhagiri, elder son of Chief Minister M. Karunanidhi, on Thursday issued a legal notice to the Sun TV, calling upon the network to “desist from telecasting defamatory statements” against him. The notice, issued by advocate K. Muthuramalingam on Thursday, said: “In your channel you are broadcasting a news item about my client in […]