EBay India partners Reliance Entertainment’s BigFlix For Movie Rentals

BigFlix is providing movie rentals through Ebay India at a co-branded page hosted at Ebay.in, here. The full fledged launch of BigFlix’s rental business took place last year in May 2008 as reported by Medianama. At that point in time the online movie rental business accounted for only 20 percent of revenues. A tie-up with ebay would help increase the reach for BigFlix’ movie rental business – if not the rentals then at least from a branding perspective.


Archie Comics In Hindi & Malayalam

Archie Comics is soon to set-up its first international office in New Delhi. It will be producing its regular comics, to begin with, in Hindi and Malyalam. In the future more Indian languages will be introduced and the characters may even get an Indian touch. (more at The Economic Times)

Idea’s New Tariff Plan In Mumbai

In what is yet another instance of telecom operators reducing tariff, IDEA Cellular has announced a new tariff plan for mobile users in Mumbai. According to the new plan, local calls will cost 40 paisa per minute, STD call per minute and SMS will cost 50 paisa on any mobile and landline network. Existing subscribers will need to recharge with a voucher of Rs.47 (validity one year)and new subcribers can get the reduced call rates from the first recharge itself.  (Read more)

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Karbonn Mobiles Invests $5 Million For Expansions Plans In India

Karbonn Mobiles has invested $ 5 million in product development and marketing operations after launching its range of multimedia phones in India. The company plans to expand to South Asia, Middle East and Africa in Q1, FY 10. Karbonn announced that it has already covered Bangladesh as the first country in its launch initiative for South Asia and will shortly cover Sri Lanka and Nepal as well.(Read more)

Monjit Sharma Shifts From MTV to NewsX

NewsX has appointed Monjit Sharma as its new Head of Sales. Monjit joins the news channel after a stint as Director of Sales at MTV. Monjit will be based in Delhi and will lead the regional sales teams at Delhi, Mumbai and Bangalore.Monjit started his career with The Asian Age where he worked in dual role as Regional Manager and Executive Assistant to the Managing Director, M J Akbar. (Read more)

Organizational Changes At NetworkPlay.in

As part of the Organizational Changes in the company, Harmeet Singh Arora has joined as VP – Network Sales. He will be managing all advertising sales nationally for all initiatives of NetworkPlay including Web, DTH and Mobile excluding LinkedIn. Sunil Punjabi, Co Founder and VP Sales will now be VP of Sales for the LinkedIn business alone across India. Meera Chopra will continue to be AVP Sales but for LinkedIn alone with extended market responsibilities of the Southern Markets , with her team of 3, Dilpreet Kaur Banerjee, Isha Shah and Varun Nambiar thus by ensuring that LinkedIn’s sales are separated from the rest. (Read more)

MTV India Moves Beyond Music

MTV, India has dropped ‘Music Television’ from its logo as part of a restructuring that began two years ago. As part of its programming restructuring, MTV India will also be present across media platforms like mobile phone, website and voice portal. (more at Business Standard)

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NSN Gets Contract From Uninor For GSM Network

NSN India announced a new GSM network rollout contract from Uninor. The contract will require NSN to operate and maintain the network under its managed services offerings in Gujrat,Maharashtra, Rajasthan, Punjab, Jammu & Kashmir and Himachal Pradesh circles. NSN already has a contract with Uninor to deploy GPRS network across India. (Read more at Telecom Tiger)

IHR Ties-Up With Jammu And Kashmir Tourism Development Corporation

IndiaHotelReview.com an Online Travel Agency and travel community site has tied-up with the JKTDC a Government of Jammu & Kashmir owned enterprise to sell its entire range of properties online. (Read more)

(Update: Deleted Indiagames story on tie-up with 20th Century Fox: old news. Thanks for informing, Vishal)