Daily News Snippets: Wed 14th September


Sony plans to compete with KBC
There have been media reports that actor Madhavan is to host Sony?s version of Kaun Banega Crorepati. So far many duplicates of the ever so popular Kaun Banega Crorepati have fallen flat. We have seen Anupam Kher and Manisha Koirala in Sawal Das Crore Ka, Govinda on Jeeto Chappar Phaadke, and Ashutosh Rana on Bazee Kiski. However, all these shows have been duds. We could not get in touch with Madhavan, but we are assuming that it is too soon for him to make an official statement. So till such time that Madhavan makes an announcement himself, let?s wait and watch (From IndiaFM).

Aruna Irani unhurt in accident
What was supposed to be an ordinary location scout turned out to be a disaster for Aroona Irani, when her car crashed into another vehicle in Dubai on Monday. The producer of Rabba Ishq Na Hove (ZEE TV) was on a recce, when her friend, who was driving, lost control and banged it into the car in front of them. Irani managed to get out of the car unscathed, but her vehicle was badly smashed.

Sahara One sells movie rights to STAR
Sahara One Television has sold 64 movie titles to STAR India Private LTD for RS 20 crore. The movies which are sold include Sarkar, Ab Tak Chappan, Naach, Page 3, Bewafa, Bose – The Forgotten Hero, Jo Bole So Nihal, Mumbai Express, Sirf Tum among others. As of now, none of these movies have been premiered on the channel. STAR TV had put out a mandatory public notice in a trade journal through its advocate, Kadam & Company. It listed out 64 films it planned to acquire exclusively for India, Singapore and West Asia. The notice said that the client was in the process of purchasing satellite broadcasting rights, including free to air, Pay TV & DTH, for limited telecasts, in a limited window, within the period October to June 2007. The notice also mentions a 15-day period, after which the transaction will be deemed complete, should there be no dispute about ownership of the titles. The rights are for India only, which means STAR UK will not be able to show the Sahara acquired movies in the UK (From TelevisionPoint).

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