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Quasar Media Launches Digital Production Center In Gurgaon

Martin Sorrell. CEO of WPP Group inaugurated the Global Digital Production Center set up by Quasar Media. The Center will allow WPP clients to gain access to Quasar’s Indian digital talent pool from anywhere in the world.50 digital professionals are already working with 17 markets across Asia Pacific, Europe and Africa at the Center.(Read more)

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NDTV Signs Up For Tata Comm CDN

Tata Communications announced that NDTV will broadcast two news and one business channel over the internet will be using Tata Comm’s LiveBroadcast Service. The tie-up with allow NDTV to avoid infrastructure cost and allows maximum uptime and scalability, Tata Communications claims.(Read more)

WatchIndia Adopts Silverlight 3

Another win for Silverlight: online video streaming company Watch India has adopted Microsoft’s Silverlight 3. (Read More)

Pyramid Saimira Productions and RDB to jointly produce TV Content and Films

Pyramid Saimira Group announced its partnership with RDB Group as a part of their ongoing restructuring exercise. The joint venture is to produce 28 films and 1785 hours of TV content for 2010-2011.(Read more)

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23rd AGM of Tata Communications

The Twenty Third Annual General Meeting of Tata Communication Limited was held on Friday 7 August 2009 at Mumbai.A resolution stating a dividend of Rs 1282.50 per equity share was introduced and passed among other businesses.(Read more about the AGM and resolutions passed)

Sunil Dutt, Country Head, Samsung quits to join Hewlett Packard (HP).(more at CIOL)

AT&T, Australian telco Telstra and South Korean SK Telecom all want to participate in India’s 3G Auctions. (more at The Financial Express)

Vihaan Networks Limited has commercially deployed its solar powered GSM system. Generators powered by fuel currently are a key cost for most telecom operators. (more at Business Standard)

Nielsen Online AdRelevance study reveals Times Internet properties display 24 per cent of all online display ad campaigns during June-August 2009 meaning it gets the most media campaigns than any other portal in India followed by Yahoo at 21%.(Read more)

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Mc Cann Worldgroup’s MRM Worldwide and Karishma Initiative(Lintas Group) has been appointed by Etisalat DB Telecom as advertising & communications partners and media planning & buying agency respectively.(Read more)

Zylog Systems India Ltd lauches VoIP services Wi5 Mega Talk in Ahmedabad which can be used with a analog phone connected to a internet connection via an adapter.(more at techtree)

Vavasi Group which has an agreement with the Kharafi family to pick up its 46% stake in Kuwait based Zain Telecom is willing to share a majority stake with either BSNL or MTNL. Vasavi is also in talks with the Kuwait Government for participation.(more at Business Standard)

Adlabs Films Limited has announced that the company’s name has changed to Reliance MediaWorks Limited wef from 5th October. Reliance ADA Group had acquired controlling stake of the company in 2005.(Read more)

3G enabled Blackberry Tour introduced in India by Reliance Mobile and Rim priced at Rs 27990. Two months free internet package thrown in to lure consumers. (Read more)

BBC World Service Trust in India to lauch a FM radio drama series based on gender equality and women empowerment. ‘Life Gulmohar Style’will be broadcast every Wednesday, Thursday and Friday, from 7:30-7:45 pm, beginning 7th October.(Read more)

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Ministry of I&B, Govt. of India permits a Tibetan Children’s Village School in Dharamshala Cantt to establish and operate a Community Radio Station.(Read more)

Jai Ram Ramesh, Environment and Forests Minister launched the ministry’s website to create awareness about the environment and wildlife.(Read more)

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