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ZEE TV to launch three new soaps to rival

ZEE TV has announced the launch of three new soaps, which it will use to combat the stiff competition it faces from fresh new...

ZEE Muzic to launch lifestyle show with Aryan

ZEE Muzic has signed 'Kahani Hamaray Mahabharat Ki' star Aryan Vaid to host its new lifestyle show called 'Whatt A Life!' A half-hour show, 'Whatt...

Colors consolidates number 3 position

India's latest entertainment channel is certainly making inroads by giving its closest rivals STAR Plus and ZEE TV sleepless nights! According to the latest audience...

Prime TV strikes syndication deal with Aaj TV

Popular Pakistani channel Prime TV has announced that it has signed a syndication deal with Pakistan's news channel Aaj TV. As part of the agreement,...

Reality TV shows galore on STAR this year

There's a blitz of reality TV shows coming up for the remainder of 2008 on STAR TV Network. Three new shows, which have recently launched...

9X & 9XM make Freesat platform launch

INX Network's two flagship channels 9X and 9XM have launched today on the new Freesat platform. Bollywood music channel 9XM is available on EPG 513...

Biz Asia Industry Whispers

ssue 123 This subscription channel is contemplating going free-to-air to up the ante and compete directly with its free rivals. Disclaimer: 'Media 247.co.uk will be unable...

Question mark hangs over children TV shows

Popular TV shows targeted to children are coming under scrutiny after a new legalisation in India could prevent anyone under 12 participating. According to a...

Jaspal Bhatti to judge STAR’s ‘Nach Baliye 4’

STAR Plus' popular dance show 'Nach Baliye 4' is making a return next month in India (later this year in the UK). There are reports...

ZEE TV axes ‘Teen Bahuraaniyaan’ for love story

ZEE TV has confirmed it is axing 'Teen Bahuraaniyaan' in exchange for a romantic soap inspired by epic love tales 'Heer Ranjha' and 'Romeo...

9X confirms ‘Mahabhaarat’ with subtitles

Free-to-air entertainment channel 9X is creating hype around its huge property - 'Kahaani Hamaarey Mahabhaarat Ki' produced by Balaji Telefilms. The epic drama, which launches...

STAR Plus ends ‘Kahani Ghar Ghar Kii’

Rumours are rife that STAR Plus is axing one of its popular show 'Kahani Ghar Ghar Kii' after seven years on-air, within the next...

Sony TV announces ‘Indian Idol 4’

Sony Entertainment Television Asia (SET Asia) has announced the fourth season of 'Indian Idol', which premieres on Friday 19th September at 21:00. This new season...

Programming rejig on 9X UK this month

One of India's most popular channels 9X has confirmed to BizAsia.co.uk that it is revamping its primetime schedule in the UK and increasing its...

Colors continues its successful run in India

The recently launched Hindi entertainment channel in India, Colors, is doing what no other could do! It continues to give rivals a run for...

STAR Plus commands 11% India market share

The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) has announced the inaugural Champions Twenty20 League. The BCCI has set a reserve price of...

Biz Asia Industry Whispers

Issue 120 This London radio station has gone on a spree to register certain names to avoid them being used by DJs on other radio...

‘Waar Parriwar’ comes to an end; winners out

Sony Entertainment Television Asia's 'Waar Parriwar' has come to an end with the Punjabi Brothers (Haneet, Amit and Arvind) being crowned the winners. The evening...

Replacements for ‘Jiya Jaye’ & ‘Mere Apne’ on 9X

INX Network's general entertainment channel 9X has confirmed it is winding up 'Jiya Jaye' and 'Mere Apne' to make way for two new shows. The...

Balaji Telefilms to buy back stake from STAR

STAR Group and Balaji Telefilms have jointly agreed to terminate the agreements entered into between them on 18th August 2007, relating to the regional...