Event People 

Indian ad sector expected to touch $10.59 bn by 2018 end: Smriti Irani

Reading Time: 2 minutes Post Views: 2,618 India will have around 969 million internet users by 2021 and Indian media industry looks upon the digital world not only as a challenge but also as an opportunity, said Union Minister for Information & Broadcasting and Textiles, Smriti Zubin Irani on May 10 while inaugurating the 15th Asia Media Summit (AMS) 2018. The three-day media summit ‘Telling Our Stories – Asia and More’ is being hosted by the Information and Broadcasting Ministry in partnership with the Indian Institute of Mass Communication (IIMC) and public-sector firm Broadcast…

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Vice Media enters India, struck supplementary deal with Facebook

Reading Time: 2 minutes Post Views: 2,672 Youth media brand Vice Media has officially commenced its operations in India in partnership with Times of India Group. Vice India will bring locally relevant content to hundreds of millions in primarily, Hindi and English. Vice is producing and distributing local programming for digital, mobile and linear platforms. Vice India has introduced all of its digital brands under the Vice.com banner, premiering a significant late night prime time television block across the Times of India portfolio – bringing the best of Viceland’s award-winning content to a mass…

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Its official! US content giant Vice all set to foray to India on April 2 with Times Group

Reading Time: 2 minutes Post Views: 2,955 Vice, the New York-based millennial-targeted media brand, is going to launch in India on April 2. The Vice Media and Times Group have formed a joint venture (JV) 20 months ago. The announcement has been made by Hosi Simon, the company’s Asia Pacific CEO at FICCI Frames in Grand Hyatt, Mumbai. Simon said that Vice India’s content would be targeted at an Indian readership and that the company wanted to reach young readers beyond the thin slice of English speaking cosmopolitan elites, with content in regional languages.…

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Entertainment Licensing Know-How 

Times Group serves legal notice to Arnab Goswami

Reading Time: 2 minutes Post Views: 3,450 The Times Group has served a legal notice on Arnab Goswami’s soon-to-be launched news channel Republic TV over the use of the phrase ‘nation wants to know’. In a three-minute audio clip posted on YouTube, Goswami claimed that he has been served with yet another legal threat and this time for using the aforementioned phrase. “A media group has sent me a six-page letter threatening me with imprisonment if I ever use the phrase ‘Nation wants to know’. They say that they own the phrase,” he said…

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