MEDIA & ENTERTAINMENT

Exclusive: Digital magazine startup Magzter in talks to raise Series C funding

April 13, 2016 | Anushree Bhattacharyya

Magzter, the New York-headquartered digital news-stand that claims to have more than 7,500 magazines from over 3,000 publishers across the globe on its platform, is in talks with existing and new investors to raise its third round of venture capital funding to expand into new markets and create n

Uday Shankar named Star India chairman in top-level reshuffle

April 13, 2016 | Anushree Bhattacharyya

US media company 21st Century Fox has made a number of top-level changes at broadcaster Star India Pvt Ltd. Uday Shankar, currently CEO at Star India, has been made chairman and CEO while Sanjay Gupta has been promoted as managing director. 

Zee to re-enter teleshopping business after buying two India Today Group firms

April 11, 2016 | Anushree Bhattacharyya

Subhash Chandra-controlled Zee Media Corporation Ltd is all set to return to the teleshopping business with the launch of a new channel.

Exclusive: Jagran Prakashan may shed stake in radio business

April 07, 2016 | Anushree Bhattacharyya

Blackstone-backed media house Jagran Prakashan Ltd is looking to dilute stake in its radio business to unlock value in the profit-making unit and raise cash to bid for next stage of phase III auctions of FM radio frequency.

Exclusive: Ad man Shivjeet Kullar raising funds for startup Adytude

April 07, 2016 | Anushree Bhattacharyya

Former ad man Shivjeet Kullar is in talks with potential investors to raise funds for his advertising startup Adytude, according to a person aware of the development.

Indian Express to charge international readers for online access to content

April 07, 2016 | Anushree Bhattacharyya

The Indian Express (Pvt) Ltd is erecting a paywall for overseas readers who want to access its online content. Its online arm, The Indian Express Online Media (Pvt) Ltd, is in the process of formalising its paywall strategy.

IPL co-creator launches another sports league, Premier Futsal

April 05, 2016 | Anushree Bhattacharyya

Former managing director of sports and celebrity management company, IMG, Balu Nayar along with Indev Logistics Pvt Ltd, has launched a new sports league, Premier Futsal.

The logistics firm is also the largest investor in the sports tourney, while Nayar is one of the stakeholders.

Exclusive: Canadian fund eyes co-production deals for media in India

April 04, 2016 | Anushree Bhattacharyya

The Canada Media Fund (CMF) is scouting for a funding partner in India to co-invest in content production, a top executive said.

Den Networks to sell 55% stake in Delhi Dynamos to ship recycling group GMS

April 04, 2016 | Anuradha Verma

Cable TV distribution company Den Networks has agreed to divest its 55 per cent equity stake in Den Sports, which indirectly owns Indian Super League (ISL) team Delhi Dynamos, to Wall Street Investments Ltd for Rs 43.32 crore, as per a stock market disclosure.

Digital to account for 25% of overall advertising revenues by 2020

March 31, 2016 | Anushree Bhattacharyya

Ad spend on digital media touched Rs 6,000 crore in 2015, says Ficci-KPMG report.

Can Viacom18's Voot change the game in the OTT space?

March 30, 2016 | Anushree Bhattacharyya

Viacom18 is the last broadcaster to join the online video race.

Can superplex change the game for PVR?

March 28, 2016 | Anushree Bhattacharyya

The film exhibition company hopes to draw in more audiences and generate higher revenues from the new format.

Exclusive: DEN Networks finalises buyer for majority stake in Delhi Dynamos

March 22, 2016 | Anushree Bhattacharyya

The soccer club generated just under a fourth of the net loss of the cable operator.

Ed-tech startup Byju’s raises $75M from Sequoia, Sofina

March 22, 2016 | Priya Prasad

It had earlier got funding from Aarin Capital and Mohandas Pai.

Anil Ambani set to exit media and entertainment business

March 19, 2016 | Anushree Bhattacharyya

Reliance Group to mainly focus on financial services and defence sectors.

Why Times Internet's Satyan Gajwani moved to the US?

March 18, 2016 | Anushree Bhattacharyya

TIL fishing for offshore investment/acquisition opportunities.

Sequoia-backed PressPlayTV goes for an overhaul

March 17, 2016 | Anushree Bhattacharyya

The OTT player has also made changes in the business model which includes introduction of premium content.

Satyan Gajwani is now MD at Times Internet; Sinha becomes CEO

March 17, 2016 | Anushree Bhattacharyya

In December, TIL brought in Gulshan Verma as chief revenue officer.

Zee Entertainment expands third-party ad sales unit to APAC

March 08, 2016 | Anushree Bhattacharyya

The ad sales unit will represent Zee's media businesses including TV, radio and digital in the region.

CA Media names Vivek Jain CEO of digital business

March 08, 2016 | Anushree Bhattacharyya

He was earlier with Reliance Jio Infocomm.

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