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To Join Sony Pictures

Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures, India Head – Marketing, Divya Pathak, who resigned from the company a few months ago, will join Sony Pictures India as Director – Marketing. She will report to Sony Pictures India Managing Director Kercy Daruwala.

Harit Nagpal To Join Tata Sky

Harit Nagpal, currently group marketing director, Vodafone plc, is set to step into the shoes of Vikram Kaushik, managing director, Tata Sky, who will retire on December 31. Nagpal, who will take over from Kaushik in August, brings 25 years’

Sandeep Bhargava Quits

Sandeep Bhargava, Chief Executive Officer of The Indian Film Company (TIFC), a Network18 company, recently put in his papers and will vacate his post on June 30. Haresh Chawla, Group CEO, Network18 and Viacom18, will hold interim charge. The Indian

Saurabh Tewari Joins Imagine

Saurabh Tewari has been appointed as Head of Programming – Fiction, Imagine, a flagship Hindi GEC of Turner General Entertainment Networks India Ltd. (TGEN). Prior to his move to Imagine, he was Associate Vice President and Creative Director at Colors

Navia Asia Appoints Cyrus Dumasia

Navia Asia, the out-of-home (OOH) network, has appointed Cyrus Dumasia as Head, Western Region, Navia Asia. Cyrus will be based in Mumbai. He will report to Sanjay Shah while managing operations for Navia Asia in the western region. Dumasia will

Two New Channels

Discovery Networks Asia-Pacific, a division of Discovery Communications, has launched Discovery Science and Discovery Turbo in Sri Lanka. The two new networks will air on Dialog TV, the country’s premier DTH operator. Discovery Networks enjoy immense affinity among viewers in

Sony BMG's Exclusive Deal With Handygo

Handygo, a leading solutions provider for mobile entertainment and value-added services (VAS), has announced its partnership with Sony BMG for exclusive digital rights to 12 premium movies. These include the latest Hindi flicks like Raajneeti, I Hate Luv Storys, Aisha

STAR Appoints Lalit Bhagia As VP, Digital

STAR India has roped in Lalit Bhagia as Vice-President, Digital (Internet and Mobile). Bhagia was earlier with Digitas, the digital marketing agency of Publicis, as EVP and Head, Asia Pacific, Digital. He will now report to Venkat Iyer, SVP, Information

UTV Films On British Telecom

In an attempt to reach more homes and audiences in the UK, 22 titles from UTV’s catalogue will now be available on the Video-on-Demand services of British Telecom Vision. The deal has been done through Shemaroo Entertainment UK Pvt Ltd,

Madhur Bhandarkar Felicitated In Dubai

The Ministry of Commerce and Industry felicitated filmmaker Madhur Bhandarkar at the India Show in Dubai on June 9. Bhandarkar was honoured for his outstanding work and contribution to Indian cinema. Also present at the event was Kangana Ranaut. The

India's First Big-Budget 2D Animated Film

Kanipakam Creations, in association with RVML animation studios, is producing its first 2D feature film, Lava Kusa – The Warrior Twins. This cinematic version of Lava Kusa is adapted from the great epic, the Ramayana. The film depicts the adventures

Release Dates Announced

Ritesh Sidhwani and Farhan Akhtar’s Excel Entertainment this week announced their release line up for 2011. Game featuring Abhishek Bachchan, Kangna Ranaut, Boman Irani, Jimmy Shergill, Gauhar Khan, Shahana Goswami and Sarah Jane Dias is slated for a January 21,

New Campaign Launched

Radio Mirchi has partnered with desi rock band Agnee to take its hunt for local aspiring singers nationwide and give them a place in the limelight with its biggest on-ground reality show called Generation A-Star Mirchi Create With Agnee. The

Gourav Tandon Quits

Navia Asia, the out-of-home network, has announced that Gourav Tandon, Chief Operating Officer, Navia Asia, has quit. Tandon had taken over as COO, India, in January. Earlier, Tandon was national director, Navia Asia, and was in charge of business development

Next-Gen Digital 3D

UFO Moviez India Ltd has announced the launch of its next-generation 3D Digital Cinema solution. As part of the 3D rollout strategy, UFO plans to enable 1,000 screens all over India over the next two years. Of these, the first

An Impressive Line Up

With the recently concluded 63rd Cannes Film Festival 2010 being much in news for having showcased critically acclaimed and new genres of world movies, PVR Pictures, flagship film production and distribution arm of the PVR Group has acquired high quality

India's First Cricket-Inspired 3D Animation Movie

MAAC Creative Shop, a division of Maya Academy of Advanced Cinematic, has developed and produced India’s first cricket-based 3D animation feature film, Cric-X. The 80-minute feature film is inspired by the unflagging craze people have for cricket in India. According

Nat Geo Ventures Creates International Group

To expand business outside the US, especially in Asia and Europe, National Geographic Ventures (NGV) has announced the creation of National Geographic Ventures International (NGVI), a business entity designed to support existing divisions operating in international markets. NGVI will create

Sun Direct Offers

Sun Direct will broadcast the FIFA World Cup 2010 free on ESPN and Star Sports for new subscribers. These subscribers can avail the offer from June 5 to July 12. The icing on the cake is that existing subscribers of

DQE Signs Up With CPLG

DQE has signed a three-year agreement with The Copyright Promotions Licensing Group (CPLG), for licensing and merchandising of its 3D animation TV series The Jungle Book. CPLG will be responsible for product merchandising, publishing, promotions and direct-to-retail strategy for multiple

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