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25 Jan 2022

Saregama Acquires Telugu Music Catalogue

MUMBAI: In a pathbreaking development for its regional music ambitions, Saregama today announced that it has fully acquired over 1500+ songs belonging to 280 Telugu films released over the last two

11 Oct 2021

My role is to deliver value to shareholders by...

MUMBAI: Preeti Nihalini Chief Business and Revenue Officer, Entertainment Network India Ltd.

31 Oct 2007

Shemaroo entertainment director Hiren Gada - Unremix' albums are old songs packaged a new for Gen Next

Hiren Gada, Director, Shemaroo Entertainment is a management graduate with 13 years of experience in media. He handles several areas like Strategy, Marketing, Finance, Overseas Markets, Operations and Acquisitions for Shemaroo and has been instrumental in putting in place several new initiatives for growth and development of the various businesses that Shemaroo Entertainment is operating in.

Radioandmusic.com's Aaishwari Chouhan engages Gada in a conversation on Shemaroo's plans, with particular emphasis on its music ventures.

25 Oct 2007

BIG Digital director Archana Vohra - We plan to launch three to four more portals this year

Archana Vohra took charge as director, Big Digital in September 2007. In less than two months of inception, BIG 92.7 FM's digital and online music foray has ventured into podcasting, plans to get into mobile VAS in a big way and launch a slew of portals in the coming months.

Vohra oversees the digital business which includes all internet properties, the short-code 55454 and the Company's digital and online music foray, about which Big claims to have 'some very ambitious plans in the music space and will be making some major forays in this space over the next few months'.

19 Oct 2007

INX Media head of music entertainment channels Vikas Varma - Anything before 2002 is retro for us

Market sources say 9XM could well be the first from the INX Media family to get off the block, in early November 2007.

INX Media head of music entertainment channels Vikas Varma refuses to be intimidated by the slew of existing music channels that may pose a threat to the new product, and plans to plunge into the arena with a host of radical innovations - no VJs, a shockingly young TG and a heavy use of animation.

In a chat with Radioandmusic.com's Aparna Joshi at the new INX offices in south Mumbai, Varma details his plans for the new venture.

23 Aug 2007

MTV India's GM and VP creative and content Ashish Patil - It would be myopic to say we compete only with channels

He insists he's the oldest person in the organisation, but MTV India's GM and VP creative and content, Ashish Patil bubbles over with energy, enthusiasm and ideas that would make his 'bull's eye' TG - youth, quite envious.

21 Aug 2007

Channel [V] India head honcho Amar K Deb - Blogumentary is our USP

Thirteen years on, Star India's music channel is experimenting with 'blogumentary' content and has adopted the tagline Channel [V] made by you.

The recipe for getting more eyeballs in a genre which is seen to be stagnating also includes the reality format.

In an interview with Indiantelevision.com's Richa Dubey, Channel [V] India head honcho Amar Deb speaks about his plans to incorporate user generated content as a key value of the channel in its new avatar while hanging on to the central positioning of being a "music channel."

14 Aug 2007

Big FM COO Tarun Katial - We used the brand ambassador route to break through the cluttered FM market

Reliance ADAG has aggressive plans laid out for its radio venture Big FM. With 29 stations already in place, Big FM has 16 more waiting in the wings. And it has an investment outlay of Rs 4 billion.

Banking on Abhishek Bachchan as the face of Big FM and supported by the brand philosophy of 'Suno Sunao Life Banao,' Reliance's radio venture is looking to firm up its position in existing markets by rolling out four unique properties this year-end.

30 Jul 2007

Dr R Shreedhar - Content generation is possible if you have many people keen on a social cause

He could well be described as one of the pioneers of the radio sector in India. Dr R Shreedhar has been with All India Radio for 30 years, has headed the media unit of the Indira Gandhi National Open University for five years, and was instrumental in starting the Gyandarshan, Eklavya and Vyas channels for Doordarshan, as also Anna FM, the first private community radio station in India.
He is now the director of Commonwealth Association Media Center for Asia, the Asia wing of Commonwealth of Learning.

28 Jun 2007

Unesco Advisor Jocelyn Josiah - Community radio allows common people to be heard by the powerful

This is a hot seat," sighs Jocelyn Josiah, as we settle down for the interview. The lady is neck deep in her work as Advisor to Unesco, for Communication and Information, Asia. Under Josiah's purview are India, Nepal, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka, Maldives, Afghanistan and Pakistan.

25 Jun 2007

B.A.G. Films managing director Anurradha Prasad - Aspiration is what we have to sell

Radio Dhamaal is the newest kid on the FM radio block in India. And, like any latter sibling, it stands to face a lot of comparisons with the older offspring, and needs to prove its mettle to hold its own in a field cluttered by the elder brothers. But Dhamaal, brainchild of the Anurradha Prasad led B.A.G. Infotainment, is ready to take on the veterans in the fray. Having launched scarcely a week ago in Hissar and Karnal, Prasad sounds upbeat about the initial response to the stations.

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