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Hiring Follows Unprecedented Growth of APAC Client Base During First Half of 2015

Lotame, the world's leading independent cross-screen data management platform (DMP), announced today the appointment of Gaurav Seth as Country Manager for India. Seth's hire follows on the heels of major growth for Lotame across Asia Pacific (APAC), with their DMP business up more than 40% in the first half of 2015.

"While India is a very early market, there is growing excitement by what digital advertising and data management specifically makes possible," said Kevin Kohn, CRO of Lotame. "Investing directly in India to support our growing client base was an important step and we look forward to leveraging Gaurav's experience to accelerate DMP adoption in India."

In this newly created role, Gaurav will be instrumental in leading the charge in the Indian market as Lotame continues to expand their APAC teams within the region. He brings more than 13 years of relevant experience, having specialized in the areas of audience targeting and measurement within this particular market. For the past five years, Gaurav has spent much of his time dedicated to building and managing data management platforms. Most recently, he led the product and business development of Vserv's audience platform. Prior to that, Gaurav was the director of business alliances and product PrecisionMatch, APAC's first online and the only consumer data company.

"I am really excited to be joining Lotame as they continue their APAC expansion," commented Seth. "DMPs are a natural progression of the digital industry and I look forward to helping Lotame integrate all digital vehicles and platforms for more clients as part of this evolution here."

Guarav holds a Bachelor's Degree in Computer Engineering from RAIT and MBA in Marketing from SIES.

Vic Morren, ESPN; Regina Reyes, ABS-CBN; and Debra Soon, MediaCorp will Select the World’s Best TV & Films

New York Festivals® International Television & Film Awards announced  the addition of Vic Morren, senior production manager at ESPN USA; Regina Reyes, senior vice president at ABS-CBN News Philippines; and Debra Soon, Head of News and Premier at MediaCorp Singapore to the New York Festivals® TV & Film Awards Advisory Board and Grand Jury.

“With the additions of Vic Morren, Regina Reyes, and Debra Soon, our Advisory Board benefits from the perspectives of three more prominent broadcasters, lending a not only a global diversity but also a hands-on knowledge of today’s genres and platforms,” said Rose Anderson, executive director, NYF Television & Film Awards. “All told, our Advisory Board members are award-winning industry leaders and we welcome their insights.”

“Having worked on the Sports Emmys for ESPN since 2004 and assuming complete oversight two years ago, one becomes very familiar with category descriptions, a multitude of processes and working as a liaison between the Academy and the workforce,” said Vic Morren, senior production manager at ESPN. “This is a wonderful opportunity to judge the New York Festivals Television and Film Awards, and an honor to share expertise and help play a part in the evolution of, perhaps, the most prestigious group representing excellence in the entertainment industry.”

Vic Morren is senior production manager at ESPN with over 27 years of production experience. Mr. Morren is senior manager for Major League Baseball and has worked on high-profile productions including the NFL from 2001-2010, NFL Draft from 2003-2010, NHL 1992-2014, in addition to Little League World Series, Boxing, Women’s National Basketball Association, and Major League Soccer. His responsibilities have encompassed remote and studio assignments.

Throughout his long-standing career, Mr. Morren has had two stints with ESPN, first from 1987 to 1990 and then returning in 1992 to the present. He quickly moved through the ranks from production coordinator and head of NHL research to NFL production coordinator rising to senior manager in 2007.  Prior to returning to ESPN in 1992, Mr. Morren was associate producer for the Barcelona Summer Olympics.

“I am privileged to be a member of the NYF TV and Film Advisory Board  as I've always admired our colleagues from all over the world, who work on films, documentaries and news stories on the mere strength of subject matter, said Regina Reyes, senior vice president Integrated News ABS-CBN Corporation. “That their work can move people and spur communities into action is the hallmark of good storytelling, which the NYF consistently honors.”

With over 20 years of experience as a broadcast journalist, Regina Reyes, senior vice president Integrated News at ABS-CBN Corporation, is responsible for all newsgathering, content and strategic direction of the News and Current Affairs Division of ABS-CBN Corporation. During her leadership, all news platforms of ABS-CBN – free-to-air, UHF and cable channels, digital, mobile and social media, radio and global became integrated. Reyes also established a Futures, Standards and Practices Group that aims to ensure the accuracy, balance and fairness of ABS-CBN News content.

Reyes joined ABS-CBN in 1986 as a production assistant, rose from the ranks to become executive producer and head writer of the award-winning late night newscast, The World Tonight. She supervised and produced live coverage of many special events, including the 2000 Impeachment Trial of former President Estrada. In 2007, she was named by the Filipina Women’s Network as one of the 100 Most Influential Filipino Women in the U.S.

“The New York Festivals are the premier awards and it is an honour to be part of the board.  As producers of high quality Asian content covering issues, entertainment and lifestyle programmes, this is a tremendous opportunity to work with and a chance to learn from some of the best, and to also contribute to the development of TV and Film across the globe,” said Debra Soon, Head, News Segment, MediaCorp,938Live, TODAY, Channel NewsAsia. “I look forward to working with the world class team.”

Debra Soon is a 20-year veteran of the media industry and is responsible for the business operations and management of the News and Premier segments in MediaCorp, and heads the TV operations team for the company. As Head of the news segment, she oversees the programming, branding, marketing, circulation and distribution of Channel NewsAsia, TODAY newspaper, the digital platforms channelnewsasia.com and TODAYonline.com, and the Radio station 938LIVE. Ms. Soon was appointed Managing Director of Channel NewsAsia in March 2009, responsible for the editorial content of the English, Chinese, Malay and Tamil news and current affairs platforms in MediaCorp, as well as the business operations of Channel NewsAsia.

She is a mentor/member of Board Agender and an executive committee member of UN Women, formerly known as UNIFEM Singapore and is on the Business Advisory Board of the Behavioural Sciences Institute of the Singapore Management University.

NYF TV & Film Awards Grand Jury members from India include:

Rajesh Bhosale, Reliance Animation, INDIA

Sathish Narayanan, Reliance Animation, INDIA

Anand Pandey, BIG Animation (I) Pvt. Ltd., INDIA

Vijay Raibole, August Media Holdings Pte Ltd, INDIA


JV Varaprasad, Reliance Animation, INDIA

Entry details and competition rules and regulations can be found on the New York Festivals Television & Film Awards website http://www.newyorkfestivals.com/tvfilm/. To view the complete list of categories click here.

IPC (Indian Press Clearing), a unit of PRB ENTERPRISES PVT. LTD is one of the foremost name in the business of Media Tracking has added two more cities to it kitty.

Now our clients can get news clippings from “Aurangabad” & “Kolhapur” –the major Business and Tourist Cities in Maharashtra.

Years of rich experience, thoughtful leadership and drive to constantly meet our clients requirements has always inspired us to look for avenues to better our services. Inclusion of Aurangabad” & “Kolhapur” cities in our already exhaustive list of cities is a result of IPC’s belief in providing a Pan India service experience to its clients. The objective is to constantly strive to increase service standards and provide media coverage's across India.

IPC now cater from following cities

The News Clippings from the metropolitan cities like Delhi and Mumbai reach you daily by 8.00 A.M. Furthermore, the print coverage's from cities like Gurgaon, Faridabad, Noida, Ghaziabad, Jaipur, Chandigarh and Pune reaches you the same day. For other cities like Dehradun, Panipat, Chandigarh, Jammu, Bhopal, Kanpur, Lucknow, Allahabad, Varanasi, Ahmedabad, Panaji, Nashik, Nagpur Bangalore, Hyderabad, Chennai, Patna, Kolkata, Guwahati, Shillong and now AURANGABAD and KOLHAPUR(New Additions) it takes a day more.

Mr. Paawan R Bali, CEO – IPC, has always put client requirement at the core of the service. He feels that “In this era of quick and fast information flow, one needs to be well informed, and well informed decisions can be made with accurate and timely data flow; this is an opportunity for IPC to cater to its clients in reaching their organizational goals”.

Tuesday, 20 October 2015 00:00

CNN 30 – Events that Changed the World

CNN has been broadcasting globally for 30 years.

In that period momentous change has taken place – geopolitically, technologically, medically, and socially.

In a special programme hosted by CNN’s Chief International Correspondent Christiane Amanpour, ‘CNN 30 – Events that Changed the World’, CNN highlights moments in world history from the past three decades, and looks ahead to what the next 30 years might hold. The program airs on Friday, October 30 at 2330 IST and Saturday, October 31 at 0730 IST and 1430 IST.

Filmed at McLaren’s Thought Leadership Centre, using a state of the art 360 degree timeline, ‘CNN 30 – Events that Changed the World’ draws on CNN video archive to immerse the studio audience in the events which have shaped their lives.

Presented as a ground breaking visualisation, the timeline will lead the audience through the discussion.

Joining Christiane Amanpour are a panel of thought leaders who will contribute their understanding of the global developments…and imagine what comes next, including:

Baroness Susan Greenfield

Bernard Kouchner

Dame Zaha Hadid

‘CNN 30 – Events that Changed the World’ is filmed in front of a studio audience of people aged 30 and under, whose lives have been entirely shaped by the events under discussion – and whose futures are determined by the issues at hand.

The programme also airs at the following times:

Saturday, October 31 at 0730 IST and 1430 IST

Operation 30 seconds, an impactful sting operation brings to light the scam behind the Railway Tatkal booking process

IBN7 did a sting operation and uncovered a scam involving the Railway’s Tatkal ticket booking process. Reacting to this IBN7 exposé, the Railway Minister has ordered a probe into the matter.

As per IBN7’s exposé, a software through which tatkal ticket can be booked in as less as 30 seconds has been designed. This software allows registered agents to bypass IRCTC’s site to get tatkal tickets booked. The group behind the software rents the same out to the travel agents on a monthly basis, using which these agents can first book and then sell tickets at premium rates. This arrangement leaves genuine passengers with little scope of being able to book tickets – something that anyone who has ever tried to book a tatkal ticket has experienced at some time or the other. As per IBN7’s understanding, there is a possbility that this underground racket involves many people, including agents.

The sting operation was conducted through phone calls and verified and captured by in-person visits and interviews of parties invovled. The show which aired on the 16th of October at 9 p.m on the channel has got the attention of the government and compelled them to take action.


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