27 March 2023 15:29



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Colors Gujarati brings family entertainment back to the forefront with a new engaging show

The show will premiere starting February 13, and air every Monday to Saturday at 9.30 pm only on Colors Gujarati

Marriage is the beginning of new life, and it is a life-long commitment. But what happens when the marriage is over even before it begins? We have all heard of fairy tales and the same happens with Reva and Vihan. Two people with diametrically opposite personalities get married but on the first night of marriage their marriage breaks. Here comes the story of two individuals Reva and Vihan who has a new take on love and marriage in Colors Gujarati’s new show “Hutu Ane Hutututu”. The show is an adaptation of the critically acclaimed show on Colors Kannada Agnisakshi. Be a part of Vihan and Reva’s journey starting February 13th, every Monday to Saturday at 9.30 pm, only on Colors Gujarati.

Hutu Ane Hutututu is the story of Vihan, who is a Superstar of Gujarati Cinema and Reva, a real-life Kabaddi player. Unlike other self-obsessed stars, Vihan’s heartwarming quality is, empathy and compassion. Vihan fears attachment and love because he is heartbroken. On the contrary Reva comes from a lower middle-class family. whose father was a Kabaddi champion and always wanted her to become one. After his demise, Reva becomes more determined to achieve her goal and to fulfill her father’s dream, which is to become the best Kabaddi player of the country.

Reva and Vihaan become friend, but people start spreading news about their affair. On the other side Vihan’s father finds a perfect match in Reva for Vihan and decides to get them married. But on the first night of marriage Vihan announces his divorce. What happens to Vihan that he announces a divorce? Will Reva win this lost battle and make it a successful marriage?

Sharing his delight on this new show said Vipul Nagar, Business Head, COLORS Gujarati, “We take great pride in showcasing a variety of content that appeals to both the masses as well as niche audiences looking for specific genre of shows. Through our new show we will be showing new take on marriage and love and courage of lead actress to restore her marriage and win back her love of life. Youth centric content, fresh concept and star cast will help our viewers to reconnect with the audience even more”

Colors Gujarati promises to provide a complete entertainment experience with its new offering “Hutu Ane Hutututu” starting February 13th, every Monday to Saturday at 9.30 pm, only on Colors Gujarati!

News Nation Network coming closer to its 10 years of journey in the media industry adds one more milestone in the form of a regional channel, News State Maharashtra- Goa.

Riding on the towering scale of execution, enviable line-up of participation & precise timing of the launch of News State Maharashtra at the conclave, the Hyper-Political Maharashtra continued riddling the fervent political watchers and the most able national media, News Nation through its regional Channel News State Maharashtra yet again triumphed in delving top-end and exclusive content right from the epicentre of the activity Mumbai.

The response from the equally illustrious audience during the live event was thunderous to the passionate debates and the stock taking one on one session with the political leaders discussing the growth & developmental opportunities for the state of Maharashtra.

Hon’ble Deputy CM of Maharashtra, Shri Devendra Fadnavis launched the channel at a grand event in Mumbai on 8th February 2023. In his speech, he quoted “Media should be fair & take sides of both the government & the opposition. They must show the mistakes of the ruling party as well”.

The launch was attended by various Political Leaders from diverse parties like BJP, Congress, Shivesena, & NCP. The dignitaries included, Pankaja Munde, Radheyshayam Mopalwar, Ashok Chavan, Chhagan Bhujbal, Jitendra Awhad, Dhiraj Deshmukh graced the event.

The grandiose event was culminated by Shri Eknath Shinde, Chief Minister of Maharashtra. Speaking at the event, “he congratulated the channel for adding a new regional channel to its bouquet. He further quoted that he is expecting the channel to show objective news & will cover the news after knowing it completely. He also mentioned that the channel must also focus on the commendable work done by the government.”

Mr. Manoj Gairola, Director & Editor-in- Chief, News Nation Network on the huge success of Launch Event said, “We are extremely satisfied as we have been able to again raise the bar for our industry peers in terms of top-notch participation & execution that all News Nation Events are known for. We have been able to create outstanding content for our viewers, what we always strive for. Adding the new channel in our bouquet, we will stand out for true journalism bringing in light the developmental works of the government as well as playing the crucial role of fourth pillar of democracy through critical analysis.

Mr. Bhuwan Bhatt, Chief Business Officer, News Nation Network quoted that we are aiming to be a leader in the regional channel space. We will make the channel stand competitive & follow the ethics of journalism.

The channel is presently available across all major DTH & MSOs across the state of Maharashtra & Goa.

Prominent Trailblazers from Top-Tier Healthcare Agencies Join NYF Health Awards DE+I Board

The New York Festivals Health Awards announced the 2023 NYF Health Awards DE+I Board.

Aleisia Gibson Wright, Healthcare Managing Director at Lippe Taylor will chair the newly formed New York Festivals Health Award DE+I Board.

"We are thrilled to announce Aleisia Gibson Wright and this panel of esteemed executives who have generously agreed to contribute their time and industry experience to this newly assembled board," said Lauren Murray, Associate Executive Director, NYF Health Awards. "Their 360-perspective of the healthcare industry and their awareness of social issues guarantee that inclusive advertising and marketing will be celebrated."

"I am so pleased that programs featuring DE&I are continuing to be recognized as we all work toward achieving health equity," Gibson Wright said. "Work that has culturally relevant content deserves to be acknowledged and awarded and we are thrilled to judge the entries."

As Lippe Taylor's first Healthcare Managing Director, Gibson Wright brings deep experience in high-science, people-focused health communications, advocacy relations and pharma-corporate PR. Her work has garnered numerous accolades and has been honored with nearly 30 industry awards throughout her career in therapeutic categories ranging from weight loss to rare diseases. She is passionate about DE&I and deeply committed to supporting rights for all seeking equitable healthcare.

Together with Aleisia at the helm, this group of advertising and marketing executives recruited from top-tier agencies will ensure the Health Awards juries are diverse and inclusive and that DE+I entries will be judged fairly and with thoughtful consideration. This board of culture conscious leaders will guide the competition's efforts to bring diversity, equity, and inclusion to all aspects of the NYF Heath Awards.

The New York Festivals Health Awards DE+I Board

Chair - Aleisia Gibson Wright, Healthcare Managing Director, Lippe Taylor

* Sommer Bazuro, Chief Medical Officer, IPG Health
* Rogério Colantuono, Executive Strategy Director, TBWA\Health Collective
* Amy Gómez, SVP, Diversity Strategy, Klick Health
* Wallye Holloway, Executive Director, Client Engagement, VMLY&R
* John Ponsoll, Managing Director, Havas Voice
* Franklin Williams, EVP, Director of Experience Design, Area 23

The 2023 New York Health Awards DE+I Awards will honor work, individuals and organizations that are taking meaningful steps to create a more diverse, equitable and inclusive society. The DE+I Awards celebrate work that supports, protects, represents and uplifts historically underrepresented groups. Using the 4R Framework created by P&G, Reach Representation, Relevance, and Resonance, the judging criteria is centered around work that authentically catalyzes action for real and sustained impact.

The final deadline to enter the NYF Health Awards is March 3rd, 2023. For more information on the 2023 NYF Health competition and to enter, visit: HERE.

Zee Business, one of the leading Hindi business news channels, successfully aired the ‘Shining India’ Budget show, witnessing a higher number of eyeballs and maximum traction on the channel for its Union Budget programming on 1st February 2023.

Zee Business’ agenda of simplifying the budget and finance jargons for the common man through the ‘Shining India’ show resulted in the channel achieving the highest concurrent viewership and became the most-watched Business News Brand via various social media platforms.

As per the Youtube analytics score, the channel witnessed 154,484 peak concurrent viewers on Budget Day and 50.1 lakh views became the most viewed Business news brand during Union budget programming on Budget Day as per VID IQ two consecutive days (1st to 2nd February 2023). Facebook analytics also showed impressive statistics of 63.2K views, making Zee Business the most-watched Business news brand compared to its competitors. The remarkable viewership also added extensive value to the advertisers, thus creating impactful brand value among the target audience all throughout the day.

The ‘Shining India’ Budget show primarily focused on a full-day analysis, empowering the citizens of India with an in-depth understanding of the impact of Union Budget proposals on their day-to-day life. Key industry leaders were allowed to voice out their opinion and present well-researched analysis to the viewers, through this special Budget Program titled ‘Shining India’.

Commenting on the remarkable achievement, Anil Singhvi, Managing Editor, Zee Business, said, “Zee Business’ programming has consistently been extraordinarily sharp, covering varied topics ranging from global markets to domestic franchise, economic development to the financial well-being of Indian households etc. The increase in the number of eyeballs on Budget Day is an acknowledgment of the efforts put in by our entire team and a moment of pride for packaging the Union Budget with a strategic approach. We look forward to reporting the latest news on a timely basis and empowering citizens by providing an analytical view. “

“With 2.36X growth, Zeebiz.com is one of the fastest-growing business news brands in India. The Budget season generated cross-platform avenues on the channel; with 12.8 Lakh Live Youtube Views, the channel was the most-watched Hindi news brand during the FM's budget speech. This encourages us to further expand our reach and plan thought leadership show programming, and sustain the momentum,” said Madhu Soman, Chief Business Officer, Zee Business & WION.

Anindya Khare, Head of Marketing, ZMCL, added “Content consumption patterns are evolving and so should marketing strategies. Leveraging the marketing tools such as mailers, print ads, Social Media Push mixed with Budget contests has resulted in maximum ROI for stakeholders’ engagement. Zee Business executed a unique activity where we reached over Millions of people in the city with visibility across Mumbai Local trains and streets a day before the Budget to create the Pre-Buzz and also had 2000+ Dabbawalas delivering tagged dabbas to Mumbaikars wearing Zee Business Branded Caps where the communication was built around Keeping glued to Zee Business as Budget 2023 unfolds. In fact, Zee Business also benefited the from the on-air Contests and puzzle mixed with social media push as it not only created a pre-buzz for the grand roll out of the show, but also invited an increased number of eyeballs to tune in on Budget Day.”


Programs recognize BIPOC, female-identifying,and Native American and First Nation students.

The Type Directors Club, the world’s leading typography organization, has opened the call for applications for their three student scholarship programs.

The programs, which all have an entry deadline of March 24, 2023, are as follows.

Adé Hogue Scholarship, sponsored by Monotype, is in commemoration of gifted young Chicago-based art director, designer, letterer, and avid cyclist Adé Hogue, in cooperation with the Broderick Adé Hogue Foundation.

TDC will award the $5,000 scholarship to an outstanding BIPOC student globally in their junior year of college or first year of graduate or postgraduate school who demonstrates exceptional talent and promise in the design or use of letterforms.

Adé Hogue Scholarship committee chair is Douglas Davis, strategist, author, and professor at City University of New York, and branding was designed by Jon Key, founder, Morcos Key, Brooklyn. The program was originally launched as the TDC SuperScript Scholarship in 2020 by former Board member Bobby C. Martin, Jr., before he headed up the rebranding last year.

Beatrice Warde Scholarship, also sponsored by Monotype, is named after the journalist, typographical scholar, and communicator on typography who was the first female member of the TDC. She enthusiastically believed in the merits of education and championed them throughout her professional career with Monotype.

The $5,000 USD scholarship recognizes a woman college student globally in their junior year of undergraduate study whose work demonstrates exceptional talent, sophistication, and aptitude for typography, lettering, type design, and/or design criticism.

Carol Wahler, TDC executive director, is chair of the Beatrice Warde Scholarship committee. Branding for this year’s program was created by graphic designer Marta Cerdà Alimbau, with CGI graphics by FINO STUDIO, both based in Barcelona.

TDC Ezhishin Scholarship, sponsored by Google, is new this year, initiated by TDC managing director Ksenya Samarskaya in conjunction with last Fall’s successful Ezhishin conference, the first-ever panel and workshop event dedicated to Native North American typography.

The $5,000 scholarship is for Native American and First Nation individuals, whether current students or those that want to supplement their education via post-grad programs, applicable workshops, or self-initiated projects. The applicant should reside either in the US or Canada, and demonstrate a creative practice that explores typography, type design, or relevant linguistic work.

The Ezhishin Scholarship committee chair is Leo Vicenti (Jicarilla Apache), with branding designed by Bobby Joe Smith III (Lakota).

In addition to the financial awards, the winners of each scholarship receive a one-year TDC student membership, which includes a copy of the TDC Annual Typography 44, and complimentary admission for all TDC events.

Please go HERE for more information about each scholarship and to apply.


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