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  Star Sports to broadcast 30 T20 internationals featuring Team India
Posted by: nairrk - 09-24-2019, 11:57 AM - Forum: Television Programs - No Replies

MUMBAI: Sports broadcaster Star Sports and OTT platform Hotstar will broadcast 30 T20 Internationals in the next five months beginning with the India-South Africa series, which kicked off on 15th September.

Apart from India-South Africa series, the 30 T20 internationals will be played during upcoming Bangladesh, West Indies, Zimbabwe, and Australia to India as well as India’s tour of New Zealand.

The T20 matches will mark the beginning of Indian team’s journey to bring the ICC T20 World Cup Trophy home next year. To commemorate this, Star Sports has launched Mission 2020 campaign to showcase all India matches as they prepare for the ultimate championship in Australia.

Each series preceding the World Cup will be a stepping-stone to build the pool of the fifteen best players that Team India will select for the 2020 ICC T20 World Cup.

For the ‘Home Season of Cricket’, Star Sports has launched its campaign which uses animation to create a visual identity and build its narrative. The introduction of animation storytelling surrounding the two most important elements of the game of cricket i.e. bat and ball as humanized characters will establish consistency, mindshare and high recall for ‘Cricket on Star Sports’.

This new campaign will help build awareness and generate a great deal of excitement for each of the upcoming series, beginning with the ongoing South Africa tour of India.

Keeping fans up to date with Mission 2020, Star Sports’ content plan includes the live game and exclusive shows around cricket, with cricketers, fans, expert commentators, stadiums and more. Fans will see the return of one of the most engaging feeds on cricket, The Select Dugout.

This will bring a customised experience that brings fans closer to the game with deeper engagement, detailed analytical and predictive commentary peppered with demos by a well-respected line of experts that include former international stars like Dean Jones, Scott Styris, Mike Hesson, VVS Laxman, and Brian Lara.


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  Star Jalsha to launch new show ‘Mahisashur Mardini’
Posted by: nairrk - 09-24-2019, 11:53 AM - Forum: Television Programs - No Replies

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MUMBAI: Bengali GEC Star Jalsha is set to launch another show around Maa Durga titled ‘Mahisashur Mardini’. The show will be telecast on 28th September at 5 am, only on Star Jalsha SD and HD.

Star Jalsha to launch new show 'Mahisashur Mardini'‘Mahisashur Mardini’ promises to take the viewers on a trip down memory lane with an enigmatic portrayal of this iconic recital by Birendra Krishna Bhadra. The story of how Maa Durga defeats the asuras and the triumph of good over evil will be depicted through a visually dynamic dance-drama portrayal which has never been seen on Bengali television.

The show will have an ensemble cast showcasing some of Jalsha’s most popular artists portraying Devi’s many forms. Television actress, Madhumita Chakraborty will portray the part of Mahisashur Mardini. Apart from this, Rooqma Ray, Shyamoupti Mudly, Sudipta, Pratyusha and Sohini will be seen as different avatars of Maa Durga. Jeetu Kamal will be seen portraying the role of Lord Shiva. The opening and the closing act have been performed by ace television actress Indrani Halder.

Star Jalsha to launch new show 'Mahisashur Mardini'The show has been directed by none other than the renowned filmmaker Kamaleshwar Mukherjee. The music for the program has been arranged by exemplary music director Debajyoti Mishra.

Star Jalsha & Jalsha Movies EVP & Channel Head Sagnik Ghosh said, “Mahalaya is an extremely auspicious day for the people of Bengal. The day begins with the iconic recital by Birendra Krishna Bhadra, whose historic baritone still lingers in the hearts of Bengalis. Keeping this in mind, Star Jalsha has specially curated this visual extravaganza called Mahisashur Mardini. An ode to the power of Maa Durga, the show depicts a mesmerizing act on the iconic Mahalaya musical. We are extremely excited to present to our viewers this special Pujo offering.”


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  CNBC Awaaz has launched its latest daily-show ‘STARTUP Nation’
Posted by: nairrk - 09-24-2019, 11:51 AM - Forum: Television Programs - No Replies

MUMBAI: Hindi business news channel CNBC Awaaz has launched its latest daily-show ‘STARTUP Nation’. The thirty-minute show aims to bring together stories of entrepreneurial success, along with expert advice on business challenges and insights from the leaders of the industry. The show will be aired from Monday-Friday at 6:57 pm.

Leveraging its strong regional presence and unparalleled access to deep-rooted stories from India’s heartland, the channel has continuously empowered its audience with relevant and expert-led content. The channel has been a forerunner in identifying a topic that is relevant to the Indian audience. It is home to India’s longest-running startup show ‘Awaaz Entrepreneur’ that celebrates and inspires Entrepreneurial talent in India.

CNBC Awaaz has launched its latest daily-show 'STARTUP Nation'Their latest show STARTUP Nation will focus on entrepreneurs & ventures that are creating value, driving innovation and taking the India story global through exclusive interviews, newsbreaks, industry roundup along with reporter stories.

Commenting on the launch of the show, Network18 CEO-English Business News Cluster Basant Dhawan said, “India has been instrumental in propelling the growth of entrepreneurship since the past few years. In an ever-changing economy, the Indian startup ecosystem has witnessed incredible disruptions. We have seen spectacular entrepreneurs who have charted new avenues of efficiency and hard work. The show aims to celebrate these success stories and provide a holistic overview of the industry that is helmed by experts and analysts.”


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  ZEEL partners with WFI to launch Zee Kushti Dangal
Posted by: nairrk - 09-24-2019, 11:49 AM - Forum: Television News - No Replies

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MUMBAI: Following the success of Zee Maharashtra Kushti Dangal, Zee Entertainment Enterprises Ltd. (ZEEL), under the aegis of Wrestling Federation of India (WFI), has launched Zee Kushti Dangal.

The inaugural season of the dangal will kick start from 3rd November. Member of Parliament and popular actor Ravi Kishan being the brand ambassador of Zee Kushti Dangal.

The eight franchisee teams shall each consist of 7 players (4 male and 3 female), placed across 7 weight categories, who will feature in a total of 151 bouts. In addition to these 86 wrestlers, 30 grapplers (4-5 for each team/weight category) are reserved should there be an injury to a player in the main group.

ZEEL partners with WFI to launch Zee Kushti DangalThe Kushti dangal will be held in Banaras and Jaipur, while the players will be selected across seven states – Madhya Pradesh, Bihar, Uttar Pradesh, Rajasthan, Uttarakhand, Jharkhand, and Chhattisgarh. With the promise of making wrestling a family-viewing show, the two hours of high-voltage action will be complemented with bouts of entertainment that will telecast on BIG Magic, BIG Ganga, Zee Bollywood, and Zee Hindustan.

Speaking on the launch of Zee Kushti Dangal, ZEEL COO, International Business & Head of Sports Business Mukund Cairae said, “As a group, ZEEL, since its very inception, has been at the forefront of creating novel platforms that discover and promote talent across various arts, disciplines and sporting activities. A platform like Zee Kushti Dangal is the perfect springboard that young and upcoming wrestlers across the country need in order to make the giant leap in their career. High on a regional appeal, we are highly optimistic that, through our extensive domestic broadcasting network, we shall bring the sport to millions of households across the country and popularize the sport amongst the masses. With each of the fights, boasting of action that will keep audiences hooked and at the edge of their seats, we are proud to have made a telling contribution towards elevating wrestling to greater heights.”

ZEEL partners with WFI to launch Zee Kushti DangalTalking about the association, WFI president Brij Bhushan Sharan Singh said, “We are extremely happy to associate with ZEEL, one of the largest media houses in the county. They’ve been one who, through their endeavours and initiatives, have always given masses an opportunity to make a name for themselves and see the abundance of rising talent there is. We firmly believe that the association will take the sport to newer spaces and audiences while enabling us to engage with our patrons in various exciting ways. We are hopeful that while the platform will provide fans with nail-biting action and entertainment, it will also help to identify newer talent in the world of Kushti.”

With a focus on creating content for the family audience while building a dynamic dangal that raises the bar of Kushti to meet international standards, the property will be promoted through a heavy mix of media tools including print, TV, Out-of-Home, radio and digital. The 19-day wrestling extravaganza will also feature a host of celebrities that’s sure to take the entertainment quotient up a notch.


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  Dish TV users can upgrade from SD to HD Set-Top Box for Rs 799: Here is how
Posted by: nairrk - 09-23-2019, 11:50 AM - Forum: Dish TV India - Replies (1)

Dish TV has announced a new offer where its existing SD Set-Top Box users can upgrade to an HD Set-Top Box at just Rs 799. The largest DTH service provider in the country is now trying to lure its customers to switch to HD Set-Top Box. Interestingly, the HD set-top box also comes with a monthly pack. The offer seems to follow Airtel Digital TV, which offered customers the option to upgrade to HD STB or Internet TV at discounted price.

Dish TV Set-Top Box Upgrade: All you need to know
As part of the offer, Dish TV will take old SD set-top box from existing customers and will install a new HD set-top box. Airtel Digital TV and Tata Sky are also charging less for those upgrading to HD STB from SD set-top box. Airtel Digital TV allows its users to upgrade from an SD to HD set-top box for a fee of Rs 699. It excludes engineer charges of Rs 150 but Airtel does not bundle any channel pack. In order to request an upgrade, Dish TV users need to call the company and initiate the process.

According to Telecom Talk, the DTH service provider is also offering one HD channel pack worth Rs 119. In other words, the company is charging Rs 680 for the set-top box and the Special HD India Cricket Service pack is available for Rs 119. The users also have the option to choose channel pack of their wish through Dish TV’s website or mobile app. There is a wide range of HD channel packs available to choose from for Dish TV customers.

Tata Sky charges Rs 899 for upgrading users to HD Set-Top Box from an SD one. As mentioned before, Airtel Digital TV users can upgrade from SD to HD STB by paying Rs 699 and Rs 150 as installation charges. Airtel Xstream Box customers will have to pay Rs 1,999 and Rs 250 for engineer charges. D2h is also charging Rs 799 for those upgrading from SD Box to the HD box.


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  Dish TV added E24
Posted by: Hassan Syed - 09-21-2019, 10:12 PM - Forum: Dish TV India - Replies (1)

Many people were waiting for this channel. Now finally Dish TV added E24 under free category channel at channel 469.

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  Dish TV looks to strengthens presence in WB market with three new packages
Posted by: nairrk - 09-20-2019, 06:39 PM - Forum: Dish TV India - No Replies

MUMBAI: Direct to home (DTH) operator Dish TV strengthened its presence in the West Bengal market with the launch of three new packages. The DTH operator has launched Family Bangla, Family Cricket, and Family Metro packs priced at Rs 219, Rs 299, and Rs 349.

The Family Bangla pack includes bouquets of all Bangla channels, Zee, Sony, TV18, Discovery & a-la-carte channels of Star and others. The Family Cricket pack comprises of bouquets of all Bangla channels, Zee, Sony, TV18, Discovery, Disney, Turner and a-la-carte channels of Star and others. The Family Metro has bouquets of all Bangla channels, Zee, Sony, TV18, Discovery, Disney, Turner, TV Today Network, Times Network and a-la-carte channels of Star and others.

Additionally, to further encourage the current subscribers, the special long-term scheme has been announced, wherein subscriber can avail 1-month extra subscription on payment of six months and two months extra subscription on payment for 10 months. Also, on recharge of 2 years, customers can enjoy all Bangla channels along with popular entertainment channels at an effective monthly price of Rs 219.

This special offer will be available till 15th November 2019 and will ensure that DishTV’s customers enjoy the best content without any hassle. For any additional content, subscribers will have to recharge with the additional amount as applicable.

Speaking about the new packages, Dish TV India corporate head marketing Sukhpreet Singh said, “West Bengal has always been a prime market for DishTV and we are committed towards growing our presence and reach in this region. Taking forward our vision of providing robust and enhanced entertainment experience, we are thrilled to announce customizable entertainment packs and offerings for our customers. We have always followed a customer-centric approach when it comes to curating the offers and we are confident that the special festive offerings will further add to the fervor of the festivities for our viewers.”

Recharge offers – Bangla combo offers

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  Star World to air 71st Primetime Emmy Awards on 23 Sep
Posted by: nairrk - 09-20-2019, 06:34 PM - Forum: Television Programs - No Replies

MUMBAI: English GEC Star World will air the Primetime Emmy 2019 live on 23rd September at 5:30 am with a repeat at 10:30 pm. The show will honour the best that American television has to offer. Following this year’s host-free Academy Awards, the Emmys have also opted out of having a host this year.

The show is known as the ‘Oscars’ of television. The Emmys are the most coveted and recognized award ceremony of Hollywood’s television industry. ‘Game of Thrones’ has already broken the record for most nods in a single year with a whopping 32 nominations this year and has now got the last chance to scoop its third Emmy for best drama.

Star World added that the TV Academy has thrown in some welcome curveballs, showing love for ‘Schitt’s Creek’, ‘Fleabag’, ‘The Good Place’, ‘Barry’ and ‘Russian Doll’ in the comedy space. But the biggest highlight remains Julia Louis-Dreyfus of ‘Veep’, known as the Emmy favorite with six straight Emmy wins for Outstanding Lead Actress in Comedy Series. A win this year for Julia means that the actress will secure the coveted title of Emmys’ most-awarded performer of all time and that too with seven consecutive wins.


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  Airtel Digital TV offers new LG Smart TV users 6 months of free service
Posted by: nairrk - 09-20-2019, 02:34 PM - Forum: Airtel Digital TV - No Replies

There’s a new offer for LG Smart TV users from Airtel Digital TV. It seems that the race in the DTH market is hotter than ever before. And all operators are not letting any chances up to take on the others. Airtel Digital TV is providing new offers for customers any chance they get including discounts on upgrade to new set top boxes. Besides these there are discounts on its new STBs. And the newest one is for LG Smart TV users who will get 6 months of free service. This offer is exclusively for LG Smart TV users according to a report by TelecomTalk.

This offer is only valid for a limited period between September 10 and October 30, 2019. And on top of that users cannot club this offer with other ongoing offers from Airtel Digital TV.

Airtel Digital TV benefits for LG TV users
There are other benefits that comes with this offer as well. And these include months of Dabang Sports pack combined with Value Lite (South) HD Pack at a discounted price of Rs 2,500. That means that the users are getting a discount of Rs 1,000 which brings the price down from Rs 3,499. There are other added goodies as well, these include Box, ODU, 10M Wire, Activation cost, Remote and an Adopter. This offer is valid for users that have LG TV models from 2017 to 2019 as well.

How to avail the offer

There are a few simple steps that LG Smart TV users need to follow to get these offers.

– To start off, users need to call the Airtel Digital TV number 81304-81306

– The Airtel representative on the call will verify the serial number of the LG Smart TV. (Beware they will know if it isn’t an LG TV model from the specific time)

– Once the serial number is verified users will have to provide their KYC details to the Airtel representative

– Once all this is done over the call the Airtel representative will visit the user’s house to install the Airtel Digital TV equipment and to collect the payment.


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  LexSportel Vision acquires India rights for ‘The Best FIFA Football Awards’
Posted by: nairrk - 09-20-2019, 07:31 AM - Forum: Television Programs - No Replies

MUMBAI: Gurgaon-based Lex Sportel Vision, today announced the acquisition of broadcast rights for the Indian sub-continent for ‘The Best FIFA Football Awards’, the premier awards for recognition of footballing excellence in the world. This will be Lex Sportel’s second association with FIFA after the Round 2 draw for Asian qualifiers to the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022 preliminary competition.

The award ceremony will be brought live to the Indian audience on DSport from 12 am onward on 24th September.

The Best FIFA Football Awards which constituted in the year 2016, is aimed at reviving the FIFA World Player of the Year, which was merged with France Football’s Ballon d’Or in 2010 to become the FIFA Ballon d’Or in a six-year partnership. The first awarding ceremony was held on 9th January, 2017 at Zurich, Switzerland. The 2018 edition was held in London. The 2019 edition of the annual awards ceremony is going to be held at La Scala, Milan, Italy.

Commenting on the acquisition, Lex Sportel MD and CEO RC Venkateish said, “We are really happy to have secured broadcast rights in the Indian subcontinent for the greatest award ceremony in football. This is a small yet very important step for us continuing our association with FIFA.”

This fresh ceremony involves fans more than ever before, with their votes helping decide the winners of The Best FIFA Men’s and Women’s player and coach awards, as well as the inauguration of a new FIFA Fan Award which recognised an outstanding celebratory fan moment or gesture.

The Key Nominations:

The nominations for Best FIFA Men’s Player are as follows:
1. Cristiano Ronaldo – Juventus
2. Lionel Messi – Barcelona
3. Virgil Van Dijk – Liverpool

The nominations for Best FIFA Women’s Player are as follows:
1. Lucy Bronze – England
2. Alex Morgan – USA
3. Megan Rapinoe – USA

The nominations for Best FIFA Men’s Coach are as follows:
1. Pep Guardiola – Manchester City
2. Jurgen Klopp – Liverpool
3. Mauricio Pochettino – Tottenham Hotspur

The nominations for Best FIFA Women’s Coach are as follows:
1. Jill Ellis – USA National Team
2. Phill Neville – England National Team
3. Sarina Weigman – Netherlands National Team

The nominations for Best FIFA Men’s Goalkeeper are as follows:
1. Alisson – Liverpool
2. Ederson – Manchester City
3. Marc-Andre Ter Stegen – Barcelona

The nominations for Best FIFA Women’s Goalkeeper are as follows:
1. Christiane Endler – Chile
2. Hedvig Lindahl – Sweden
3. Sari van Veenendaal – Netherlands

The other categories at the awards include:
– The FIFA Fair Play Award
– The FIFA Puskás Award
– FIFA FIFPro World11
– The FIFA Fan Award
– The FIFA Award for an Outstanding Career


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