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BBC Asian Network to announce changes?

The BBC Asian Network is expected to announce many changes on Thursday (18th October) as Bob Shennan, Controller, rolls out a five-year strategic plan. According...

Geo UK denies encryption rumours

Popular Pakistani broadcaster Geo UK has confirmed to BizAsia.co.uk that it has no plans yet to encrypt its main channel on Sky Digital, contrary...

New Islamic channel begins tests on Sky

A new Islamic educational channel has begun testing, signalling a full launch is imminent on the Sky Digital EPG. Peace TV is an Urdu and...

Biz Exec: Bala Iyer – B4U Network

Biz Exec: Edition 9 This feature on BizAsia.co.uk brings you a special series of interviews with UK media executives and personnel. Our Biz Exec this week...

Biz Asia Industry Whispers

Issue 76 The Vice President of this TV channel has reportedly handed in his/her papers. An official announcement from the broadcaster is expected in the...

TV18 Group rechristened to Network18

Media conglomerate TV18 Group has revealed its new brand identity. From today the company will be known as Network18 in an attempt to unify...

ZEE Cinema to telecast ‘Vivah’ at Diwali

ZEE Cinema has acquired the worldwide rights of last year's smash hit 'Vivah' starring Shahid Kapoor and Amrita Rao. The Rajshri produced movie will be...

Channel Punjab celebrates one year; goes free

Channel Punjab is celebrating one year of successful broadcasting this week and has announced that it is going free for the duration of three...

New ZEE Network channel branding revealed

The branding of ZEE Network's youth orientated channel ZEE Next has officially been revealed. ZEE Next will be the second general entertainment channel (GEC) in...

Biz Asia Industry Whispers

Issue 75 This media company is keen to expand its business and get into related fields....they've been making discreet inquiries but are yet to make...

Sahara One to launch Paresh Rawal soap

A Paresh Rawal produced drama is in the offing on Britain's newest Hindi entertainment channel Sahara One. 'Main Aisi Kyun Hoon' is being added to...

EXCLUSIVE: ZEE Radio launch details emerge

BizAsia.co.uk exclusively revealed the launch plans for ZEE Network's first radio station earlier this year. Even though ZEE officials are still remaining tightlipped on the...

Panjab Radio to launch in the West Midlands

Panjab Radio has successfully won a bid to broadcast its service in the hugely populated Punjabi market of the West Midlands, BizAsia.co.uk can reveal. As...

ESPN STAR Sports clinches England cricket

India's ESPN STAR Sports has tied up with the England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) by announcing a new five-year contract for the exclusive...

Technical fault hits ZEE Network channels

The five ZEE Network UK channels have been hit by a technical fault, which has resulted in all services being taken off air. The fault...

Tiscali to offer Asian channels via Jump TV

Internet service provider Tiscali has struck a lucrative deal with on-demand broadcaster Jump TV, which will allow it to stream numerous TV channels from...

Ekta soap to replace Smriti’s ‘Viruddh’?

If industry speculation is to be believed, Sony Entertainment Television Asia could be axing 'Viruddh' to make way for Ekta Kapoor's new offering. Incidentally Smriti...

Biz Asia Industry Whispers

Issue 74 A hugely successful satellite radio station is looking at widening its footprint by launching in the popular Midlands region in November. This will...

Al Jazeera English in talks with Virgin Media

Al Jazeera English is seeking carriage on cable platform Virgin Media, according to a report on BroadcastNow. Phil Lawrie, who was previously at Turner Broadcasting...

Daily Mail pays �45,000 to Sikh police officer

A Sikh police officer is to get more than �45,000 in legal costs from the Daily Mail. The Mail will pay the money to Gurpal...