Jagran Prakashan Limited Unveils Its New Corporate Identity

Jagran Prakashan limited (JPL),India’s leading media and communications group today launched the corporate identity of the brand with a new logo.The word ‘Jagran’means awakening and the most powerful depiction of this idea lies in the Rising Sun.As a media conglomerate,JPL’s objective is to create enlightenment and there can be no better face for the brand than the Sun dispelling the darkness and ushering in light and warmth to the world.

Inspired by the rich history and heritage of Jagran Prakashan the new logo- the rising sun lends a distinctive identity and unified face to the group.The colour palette of red and yellow that has been used to develop the new brand identity is also energetic and optimistic.It is a contemporary rendition of the Sun that is highly distinctive and suitable for the modern progressive organisation that JPL aspires to be.The Jagran Sun is composed of overlapping layers communicating the various businesses that work as one unified entity. The new logo has been designed by Ray+ keshavan/The Brand Union India’s leading Brand Consultancy. (more…)

Ajay Chacko Appointed President of Networks18-AETN JV

Network18 and A&E Television Networks (AETN) today announced the appointment of Ajay Chacko as President of AETN18 MEDIA PVT. LTD, the recently announced joint venture between AETN and Network18.

Based in Mumbai, Mr. Chacko will be responsible for the day-to-day operational, strategic and financial management of the joint venture and its suite of channels and services.

AETN18 plans to launch HISTORY™, BIO™, Crime & Investigation Network™ and other popular AETN entertainment channels in the Indian market. The timeline for these launches is expected to be announced shortly. (more…)

Fonwar IM Coming Soon For iPhone 4

Fonwar, a global leading mobile community, has announced that Fonwar IM for Apple iPhone 4 is currently under development and will hit iPhone market soon.

The average of Trefis member forecasts for iPhone’s Market Share in Mobile Phones indicate an increase from 4.3% in 2010 to 13.5% by 2016. Apple iPhone’s mobile phone market share is a function of the penetration level of smartphones in the mobile phone market and iPhone’s market share within the smartphone segment. Consumers are getting more technologically savvy and fashion conscious, which means there’s a growing market for smartphones. Increasing use of email and instant messenger by both enterprise and consumer customers as a primary means of communication is driving demand for smartphones like the iPhone 4. (more…)

UTV Ignition Entertainment Adds Justin Keeling to Top Role

~ gaming publisher and developer selects global media hot shot ~

UTV Ignition Entertainment, a global independent games developer and publisher, has appointed former Fox Interactive Media executive, Justin Keeling, as its global strategy and product head.

Keeling will be responsible for launching the organisation’s global digital strategy. This focuses on a commitment to finding, nurturing, and curating the world’s best games industry talent and building sustainable new routes to market on new and emerging digital platforms. (more…)

IMN News Appoints Ayaz Memon As Consultant Editor

IMN News, the soon to be re-launched avatar of the English news channel NewsX, has appointed Ayaz Memon as its Consultant Editor. Ayaz will be based in IMN News’ Mumbai office and will be responsible for providing strategic inputs on the editorial policies of the channel, thereby streamlining it with the company’s vision. As a Senior Editor at IMN News, he will be a vital part of channel’s management team.

Says, Ayaz Memon, “IMN News is an emerging brand and the critical task for anyone at the helm of affairs will be to ensure that the editorial aligns and spurs its overall business plans and ensures success through content differentiation. I look forward to the opportunity as it provides me with a great canvas for devising innovative and differentiated editorial that will spur viewership and loyalty towards the channel.” (more…)

Voluntary Offer For The Indian Film Company By Viacom18

The Board of Directors of Viacom 18 Media Private Limited (Viacom18) announced today that, as part of the company’s planned expansion in the entertainment space and acquisition of synergistic content, it is contemplating a voluntary offer for the issued share capital of The Indian Film Company (TIFC), a company that is listed on the AIM Stock Exchange in UK.This possible offer is in the process of being formulated, is subject to a number of pre-conditions and will only be made if and when all such pre-conditions are satisfied and the offer can be made in full compliance of the UK Takeover Code and all other applicable regulations.

Network18 Media & Investments Limited (Network18) which, together with certain affiliates, owns shares in TIFC representing approximately 80.4% of the voting shares has indicated that, if the proposed offer is on terms attractive to Network18 and provides a beneficial exit from the film business to Network18 shareholders, it and its affiliates will consider tendering their respective shares to the offer.
Viacom18 is a 50-50 Joint Venture between ibn18 Broadcast Limited (IBN18) and Viacom Inc and both these shareholders have indicated their willingness to provide the necessary funding to Viacom18 for any such offer.IBN18 is a subsidiary of Network18, listed on the National Stock Exchange of India and Bombay Stock Exchange of India.

StratosHear Technologies Appoints Seasoned Group Account Manager

StratosHear Technologies, new-age technology and mobile media company, today announced the appointment of Ms Surmeet Kaur as Group Account Manager, Media Sales for the Indian emerging markets business. She will spearhead a team of sales and will focus on expanding the company’s activities. Ms Kaur will advise the StratosHear senior management team on the future direction of the company, ideas for growth and the overall business and marketing analogy strategy.

Ms Surmeet Kaur has an enriched experience of 8 years with extensive expertise in offline and online media. During last her stint with Affle India Pvt Ltd, Ms. Kaur, professionally established the distribution network, the company brand and successfully mobilized funds. She was also associated with Webdunia Media Pvt. Ltd, Regional Head- Sales and Marketing and helped in revitalizing the media brand. Her well-conceptualized sales strategies helped this media house regain its lost momentum. (more…)

VDOPIA Announced As A Winner For The Prestigious 2010 TiE50 Awards

  • Selected from approximately 4000 Nominations this year
  • Innovation, technology and quality of ideas has taken Vdopia to attain a commendable top position in online video and mobile advertising space

Vdopia the leading online and mobile video Ad Platform and monetization company has been chosen and awarded as the winner for the prestigious TiE50 Awards. Vdopia reached the top 150 bracket, out of nearly 4,000 nominees and announced as one of the chosen 50 winners who received close to 100,000 votes. The recipients represent the companies in five sectors driving today’s economy: BioSciences, Cleantech, Internet, Software and Wireless. All 50 of the TiE50 Award winners will be showcased at TiEcon 2010 at the Santa Clara Convention Center May 14-15. TiE is a global organization dedicated to fostering entrepreneurs across its international network sponsored by top venture capital firms and Fortune 500 corporations. (more…)

Star India Ceo Uday Shankar Honored With IFFLA’S

-Industry Vanguard Award At 8th Annual Indian Film Festival Los Angeles-

Uday Shankar, CEO, STAR India Pvt. Ltd. received the 2010 Industry Leadership Award at the prestigious 8th Annual Indian Film Festival Los Angeles (IFFLA) for his outstanding contribution to the Indian Media & Entertainment industry.
As CEO of STAR India, Shankar has led the company’s transformation from a leading broadcaster to an integrated media company with a significant presence in regional broadcasting, film production, cable, DTH and home shopping. He also manages STAR’s international businesses. Prior to joining STAR India, Shankar served as CEO of STAR joint venture MCCS for over three years. (more…)

Yahoo! And Samsung Extend Strategic Global Partnership For Mobile

Yahoo! Services to Be Pre-loaded on Tens of Millions of Devices Worldwide

Yahoo! ® (NASDAQ: YHOO) today announced a strategic global partnership with Samsung to distribute Yahoo!’s industry-leading services on millions of Samsung mobile devices – including those running Samsung bada and Android platforms. Through this partnership Samsung will distribute Yahoo! services, including Yahoo! Mail, Yahoo! Messenger, Yahoo! Front Page, Yahoo! Search, Yahoo! Flickr, Yahoo! News, Yahoo! Finance, Yahoo! Contacts, Yahoo! Calendar, and Yahoo! Weather on Samsung’s mobile devices globally, currently planned to begin in May 2010.

Samsung and Yahoo! have partnered since 2007 to provide consumers with innovative and engaging Internet experiences on mobile devices. The expansion of this relationship will give millions more Samsung device owners easy access to Yahoo!’s leading services. (more…)

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