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  • 17-Sep-2009 | Shuchi Bansal

    Shuchi Bansal: MyWay or the highway

    It’s time for DTH to retire. That was the boast IPTV firm Smart Digivision made on huge billboards across the country when it began its MyWay IPTV services three months ago.

  • 29-Aug-2009 | Shuchi Bansal

    A multi-layered flake?

    Actor, producer, doctor, and MD of Elder Healthcare, Anuj Saxena is truly multi-faceted, finds Shuchi Bansal.

  • 18-Aug-2009 | Shuchi Bansal

    'TV is a hits and misses business'

    Q&A: Sunil Lulla, Director, Real Global Broadcasting

  • 27-Jul-2009 | Sapna Agarwal & Shuchi Bansal

    Brand A-I: One too many

    Air India dumped the Centaur logo three years after it was readjusted to point upwards; Indian Airlines changed its name to Indian just two years before its merger.

  • 24-Jul-2009 | Shuchi Bansal

    'The right mix of big-ticket and other shows is critical'

    Q&A: Rajesh Kamat, CEO of Colors

  • 18-Jul-2009 | Shuchi Bansal

    Radio's zen boy

    Tarun Katial of Big FM, when not launching private FM radio stations at breakneck speed, is a follower of Vipassana and, as Shuchi Bansal discovers, against animal killing - even if that means saying no to leather shoes.

  • 17-Jul-2009 | Shuchi Bansal

    Film-maker Prakash Jha to launch news channel

    With an eye on the Rs 20-crore television broadcasting market in Bihar and Jharkhand, filmmaker Prakash Jha is ready to launch his news and current affairs channel Maurya TV in Bihar. Headquartered in Patna, the 24-hour, free-to-air channel will vie ...

  • 15-Jul-2009 | Shuchi Bansal

    Economist's circulation surges in India

    In the midst of the economic downturn, UK’s widely circulated business magazine, The Economist, has grown at an average weekly rate of 30 per cent in India. In May 2009 over May 2008, its circulation saw a 42 per cent jump, said Suprio Guha ...

  • 12-Jul-2009 | Shuchi Bansal

    War of reality shows on TV this week

    Hindi entertainment television channels have opened the sluice gates for reality shows. Beginning Monday, a slew of new non-fiction shows will hit the idiot box.

  • 03-Jul-2009 | Shuchi Bansal

    'Till we're viable, no one will invest in radio'

    Q&A: Prashant Panday, CEO of Radio Mirchi

  • 30-Jun-2009 | Shuchi Bansal

    Business brigade

    The Times Group's new business channel, ET NOW, leverages on the combined resources of the channel and its print sibling, The Economic Times.

  • 29-Jun-2009 | Shuchi Bansal

    'There should be a data bank for gut'

    Sudha Natarajan has recently been appointed president and COO of Lintas Media Group. She has moved to Delhi from Bangalore, from where she was looking after Chennai, Kolkata and Delhi as well and handling big-ticket clients such as ITC (Foods), MRF, ...

  • 12-Jun-2009 | Shuchi Bansal & Sharmistha Mukherjee

    'I don't see any signs of recovery'

    Q&A: Axel Hilgers, Lufthansa`s Gurgaon-based director (South Asia)

  • 09-Jun-2009 | Shuchi Bansal

    CyberMedia India: BPO bet pays off

    When CyberMedia India Chairman Pradeep Gupta decided to diversify into business process outsourcing for editing, graphics and design services in 2006, little did he know that it will contribute 50 per cent to his turnover in three years. In 2008-09, ...

  • 08-Jun-2009 | Shuchi Bansal

    Nakshatra's 'Goddess of Luck'

    When Katrina Kaif danced to A R Rahman’s tune at the closing ceremony of the Indian Premier League II in South Africa, her glittering earrings were hard to miss. She sported Nakshatra – the diamond jewellery brand she endorses for the Rs ...

  • 03-Jun-2009 | Shuchi Bansal

    Multiplexes game for diversion

    As the dispute with film producers drags on, cinema chains are eyeing gaming zones in a bigger way to expand revenues.

  • 29-May-2009 | Shuchi Bansal

    'Legal action is the only way to protect revenues'

    The 2009 KPMG-Ficci report on the Indian media and entertainment industry points out that the music industry has declined from Rs 830 crore in 2005 to Rs 730 crore in 2008. Revenue from the sale of compact discs (CDs) and cassettes that accounted ...

  • 25-May-2009 | Shuchi Bansal

    Addicted to the internet?

    Internet addiction is on the rise among Indians and they are becoming increasingly dependent on their computers and mobile phones. On the internet front, downloading music and films is becoming popular. That’s in addition to a serious increase ...

  • 25-May-2009 | Shuchi Bansal

    Television brands turn tangible

    If you are looking for clothes for extreme cold weather conditions and don’t know where to go, you could visit the National Geographic Channel (NGC) merchandise store in Singapore (or London). Customers can even test the suit in a special room ...

  • 19-May-2009 | Shuchi Bansal

    Star Plus: Go 'break-free', get GRPs


  • 15-May-2009 | Shuchi Bansal

    Business battles on the news-stands

    The facsimile edition of The Wall Street Journal and the Indian edition of Forbes, the magazine famous for its global billionaires’ list, will be launched next week. A look at what to expect.

  • 11-May-2009 | Shuchi Bansal & B G Shirsat

    Bennett, Coleman's private treaties business sees sharp value erosion

    Equity in listed firms sees 50% dip.

  • 05-May-2009 | Shuchi Bansal

    Zee Business: Go local, get an audience

    Zee Business, the business news channel of the Zee Group, has increased its market share almost 100 per cent in the last one year. Launched in November 2004, it was the country’s first Hindi business channel. However, it failed to make a mark. ...

  • 01-May-2009 | Shuchi Bansal

    'Old stars still make good brand ambassadors'

    A host of companies signed up cricketers to endorse their brands just before the IPL (Indian Premier League) season kicked off on April 18. Shuchi Bansal caught up with Manish Porwal, advertising industry expert and CEO of celebrity management ...

  • 25-Apr-2009 | Shuchi Bansal

    Shuchi Bansal: Big FM, small advertisers

    With the economic downturn hitting national ad budgets, FM radio stations are tuning in to local advertisers to stay on air.