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ZEE TV wins ‘Hindi Channel Of The Year’ gong

ZEE TV has pipped its rivals to bag the award for 'Hindi Channel Of The Year' at the Indian Telly Awards 2007. There was further...

Geo News International ordered to shutdown

The Geo News International was ordered to shutdown at 20:00 (GMT) over the ongoing crisis in Pakistan. According to various reports, Geo refused to surrender...

Sony TV unveils primetime shows shakeup

Sony Entertainment Television Asia has announced a string of changes to its primetime schedule to coincide with the launch of its new Balaji Telefilms...

ZEE’s Indian Cricket League teams confirmed

The much awaited Indian Cricket League (ICL) have named the players of the six teams that will compete in its first tournament starting Friday...

ZEE Muzic to launch ‘Best of Sa Re Ga Ma Pa…’

ZEE Muzic continues to milk the network's flagship show 'Sa Re Ga Ma Pa Challenge 2007', weeks after it culminated on ZEE TV. A new...

Four UK finalists fight for ‘Indian Laughter’ place

The four UK finalists that are set to compete for a place in the grand finale of STAR One's flagship show 'The Great Indian...

New Bollywood show heads to Sabras Radio

A new weekly Bollywood show is being launched on the Midlands renowned Sabras Radio, starting this Saturday (17th November). The programme called 'Filmi Access' will...

Biz Asia Industry Whispers

Issue 86 A big Bollywood multi-starrer in December is the cynosure of many satellite channels from an acquisition point of view but the distributors are...

Sony Entertainment Network hires Rajesh Rupani

Rajesh Rupani has been named Vice-President of International Finance at Sony Entertainment Network, BizAsia.co.uk can exclusively reveal. The announcement was made today by Rajan Singh,...

More launch details of MATV Music emerge

MATV has revealed more details about its new music channel, which launches later this month on Sky Digital. MATV Music as the channel will eventually...

STAR UK to finally launch ‘VOI’ & ‘Nach Baliye’

STAR UK officials have confirmed to BizAsia.co.uk that it will finally be launching 'STAR Voice Of India' and 'Nach Baliye 3' in January. Both shows...

Sony TV unveils new look to coincide with Diwali

Sony Entertainment Television has unveiled its network logo to coincide with the Hindu New Year and the ongoing celebrations for Diwali. All the Sony TV...

Smriti Irani producing comedy for ZEE TV

Smriti Irani is surely branching out. After moving away from STAR's 'Kyunki Saans Bhi Kabhi Bahu Thi', the actress-producer has been busy with work...

New series of ‘Bigg Boss’ details emerge

Details are emerging on the second series of 'Bigg Boss' being screened on Sony Entertainment Television Asia in early 2008. According to a report on...

Sanjhi Awaz Radio to launch on Sky in April

A new radio station by the name of Sanjhi Awaz Radio is looking at launching in April next year, it�۪s been confirmed. The digital radio...

NDTV 24×7 to telecast live football this week

For the first time on a Indian news channel, English service NDTV 24x7 will air live football this week. The Final of the 120th Durand...

Spotlight: Diwali special radio & TV shows

Asian TV and radio broadcasters have lined up special shows to air on Diwali, this Friday 9th November. We bring you a guide to...

‘Amber Dhara’ actor sacked after two weeks

Sony Entertainment Television Asia's new soap 'Amber Dhara' is going through a sticky patch with one of its actors been shown the door after...

Channel Punjab bags another business award

The Birmingham based Channel Punjab was awarded the International Trade Award by the Institute of Asian Business at a prestigious awards dinner held on...

State emergency halts Pakistan TV channels

Pakistan President General Pervez Musharraf has declared a state of emergency resulting in a number of Pakistani TV channels being taken off air. A number...