Daily News Snippets: Fri 26th August


ZEE Sports in line to win Indian football rights
The Times of India has reported that, All India Football Federation (AIFF) have decided to award ZEE the telecast rights of Indian football worth RS 274 crore for a period of 10 years, the decision was made about a week ago, but the AIFF is waiting for its president, Priya Ranjan Dasmunshi, to make a formal announcement. “I?d say you are not too incorrect, if you said it was ZEE, The AIFF Committee reached a decision about a week ago. But we are going to follow protocol in this regard and are waiting for the president make the announcement.” The source told TOI (Source: TelevisionPoint).

More stars for Kaun Banega Crorepati
The new season of television show Kaun Banega Crorepati will soon feature a host of Bollywood celebrities. Priety Zinta and Saif Ali Khan have already filmed their appearances on the game show. They will be followed by Ajay Devgan, John Abraham and Bipasha Basu. As usual Amitabh Bachchan will host the show. Kaun Banega Crorepati 2 has already proved a ratings winner in India (By Robeel Haq).

ARY Digital win TV rights for England tour of Pakistan
Cricket is huge on Asian TV and it looks likely that ARY Digital has bagged the TV rights with Sky Sports of the forthcoming England tour of Pakistan later in the year. However, as we await full confirmation from the broadcaster, keep it with Biz Asia for the latest on this story.
Urvashi Dholakia to make appearance on ZEE’s Rabba…
Urvashi Dholakia will make a guest appearance on Rabba Ishq Na Hove next month. Urvashi has also done a cameo role in Aruna Irani’s Tum bin Jaoon Kahaan and it seems like she is a lucky charm for Aruna Irani. The episode will also mark the entry of Varun Badola in the serial. Here’s what happens. Varun will be seen introducing Urvashi to his family in the pretence of saying she’s his wife. This however, in reality will only be a prank. With Urvashi who won her charms with her character in Kassauti Zindagi Kay, lets see what happens once she enters Rabba… (Source: TellyChakkar)

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