27 March 2023 15:11



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Premium business bundle to be offered by the two publishers

HT Media Ltd, publisher of Mint, and The Economist Group (UK), publisher of The Economist, have entered into a multi-year partnership to bundle their premium business subscriptions. The agreement will allow Mint’s premium subscribers to access The Economist’s world-renowned global analysis, and will allow The Economist to tap into Mint’s growing subscriber base.

Puneet Jain, CEO of HT Digital Streams, a group company of HT Media Ltd, said that the partnership would unlock mutual benefits for the publishers. He explained that HT Digital's new emphasis on premium digital products means they are looking to drive more value for paying subscribers.

"We are very excited to partner with The Economist, a globally renowned brand that serves up insightful analysis," said Jain, adding, "We believe our customers will find significant value in this new offering. Mint's users are among the most discerning readers interested in India and the world. This will be a unique bundle for these users."

Bob Cohn, President of The Economist said, “With subscribers in more than 170 countries, The Economist is eager to continue expanding its global audience. This collaboration with Mint will help us reach more customers in India and serve as a model for other partnerships across the Asia-Pacific region.”

The Economist, headquartered in London, is one of the most widely recognised and well-read current-affairs publications in the world with a growing presence in Asia-Pacific. In addition to the weekly print and digital editions and website, The Economist publishes Espresso, a daily news app, and Global Business Review, a bilingual English-Chinese product. It produces The Intelligence, a daily current-affairs podcast, five weekly podcasts, 11 newsletters and short- and long-form video. The Economist has recently joined TikTok and maintains robust social communities on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, and other social networks.

Mint is India’s premier business and financial daily, known among decision makers for its reportage, views and analysis. In November 2022 it became the number one visited business news platform with 39 million monthly unique visitors, 146 million monthly pageviews, and 1.3 million mobile app users according to Comscore. Mint was first launched as a business newspaper in 2007 in an exclusive content partnership with The Wall Street Journal, published by Dow Jones Inc. Mint continues to remain India's second-largest financial daily with a single national edition distributed across India's top nine cities. The last recorded total readership of its print edition, as per the Indian Readership Survey, is 600,000 (IRS 2019 Q4). Mint launched its premium offering for digital subscribers in March 2020, making it one of the earliest mainstream news brands from India to launch paywalled content.

"An amazing, nearly three-decade long run at NDTV comes to an end today. The decision to resign wasn’t easy, but .. it is what it is. More later," Jain wrote on Twitter.

NDTV’s Group Editor Sreenivasan Jain resigned from his post on Saturday ending a three-decade association with the national news channel.Jain announced his resignation on his official Twitter page.

NDTV has seen a spate of resignations over the last few months after Adani Group took over the channel. Journalist Ravish Kumar and NDTV Group president Suparna Singh are among others who quit.

Sreenivasan, over his three-decade career with the news television, served as the anchor of NDTV’s several popular programmes, including well-regarded Reality Check and Truth vs Hype. Over the years, he has received many awards for his contribution to journalism.He was also briefly the Managing Editor of NDTV’s business channel ‘Profit’.



Saturday, 28 January 2023 00:00

ILT20 Achieves New Milestone

Clocks over 10-crore reach & 2.8 billion minutes across ZEE’s 10 linear channels in the first 9 LIVE matches

Marks a successful debut in the busiest cricket season of 2023

ZEE Entertainment Enterprises Limited, India’s leading media and entertainment powerhouse, today announced that the ongoing inaugural season of DP World International League T20 (ILT20) has achieved an astonishing milestone, clocking a viewership of over 10 crores in India.

This is a significant milestone for the global cricketing league and is a testament to the immense reach and depth of ZEE across the country. Basis the recent data released by BARC, over 108 million individual viewers tuned in across ZEE’s linear channels to catch the LIVE cricketing action from across India. Organized by the Emirates Cricket Board, the inaugural season of UAE’s home-grown ILT20 has been a scintillating success with fans tuning in from all corners of the world to catch the thrilling action on the field.

Mr. Rahul Johri, President – Business, ZEE Entertainment Enterprises Limited, said, “We are delighted with the overwhelming response for DP World ILT20’s inaugural edition. At ZEE, we are committed to present exciting cricketing action to our audiences, and we will continue to build our sports broadcast business in a robust manner. We believe that DP World ILT20 has the potential to garner a much stronger performance in the coming weeks.”

The franchise-style tournament, boasting six teams and 34 matches, being held across the UAE, comprises 84 international and 24 UAE-based players. The league’s franchise teams include Abu Dhabi Knight Riders (Kolkata Knight Riders), Desert Vipers (Lancer Capital), Dubai Capitals (GMR), Gulf Giants (Adani Sportsline), MI Emirates (Reliance Industries), and Sharjah Warriors (Capri Global).

The league has also garnered tremendous advertising support from sponsors across categories, including PayTM, Kurkure Playz, Kent RO, and Gulf Oil for the 2023 edition.

Catch the premiere this Sunday, January 29th at 2:00 PM only on Colors Tamil

Colors Tamil, Viacom18’s Tamil Entertainment channel is all set to telecast the World Television Premiere of Kanithan, this Sunday, January 29th, 2023. The riveting thriller stars superstars Atharva and Catherine Tresa in the leads and the film will be aired this Sunday, January 29th 2023 at 2:00 pm. Tune into Colors Tamil, to experience a roller coaster ride of solving puzzles and thus being a complete family treat this weekend.

Written and directed by Santhosh, Produced by Kalaipuli.S. Thanu with Sivamani’s music, the film features well-known faces of Tamil cinema namely K.Bhagyaraj, Aadukalam Naren, Manobala and Karunakaran as the supporting cast. A solid performance by the villain essayed by the tall and well-built Tarun Arora.

With an ambition to make it big in the television media, Gowtham, the protagonist essayed by actor Atharva is arrested for submitting fake documents as he gets selected for a job in BBC. Gowtham, who works for a small time TV Channel hits a roadblock, when he suddenly comes to know that his educational certificates turn out to be fake leading to solving a series of some dirty puzzles which actually discovers a mysterious route of unethical practices propagated and controlled by a set of malicious networks of individuals. How the protagonist goes on to give a checkmate to his villain forms the crux of the story with a parallel love track of his ladylove.

Commenting on the occasion, Director TN Santhosh said, “We had a good reception from the audience when the movie was released and I believe exposing such dark truths by adding engaging elements in the screenplay was a challenge. I am sure that the viewers will love the cat-and-mouse chase leading to some interesting clues, thus keeping the audience engrossed till the end. Performances by the lead cast along with senior performers like the legendary Bhagyaraj sir and Aadukulam Naren will definitely entertain all the viewers of Colors Tamil”.

Commenting on this, Actor Atharva said, "Kanithan is definitely entertaining and has all the commercial elements with an interesting story line. Director TN Santhosh's past screenplay, made in a formulaic way to make a Tamil film, is sure to be loved by all the audiences."

Get seated with your families to watch the World Television Premiere of Kanithan, this January 29th, Sunday at 2:00 pm only on Colors Tamil.

ET NOW, India’s leading English Business News announced the launch of its digital business news platform, ETNOWNEWS.COM .

Empowering the new generation of Indians through financial literacy on equity markets and systematic investments, ETNOWNEWS.COM is a comprehensive news destination for all the latest business, market and economy-related news stories.

A multimedia-first product, ETNOWNEWS.COM offers mobile-friendly formats like short videos, market briefs, consumer-centric explainers and snackable graphics to present simplified and jargon-free business news. Moving away from the stereotypical cluttered layout, the website design has been curated with an aim to present business news in the most simplified way. During market hours, the website will focus on stocks and LIVE TV and off-market hours the website makes a seamless shift in its design to focus on business news stories.

Rohit Chadda, President & COO – Digital Business, Times Network said, “Serving holistic business news to the nation at large, we are delighted to expand ET NOW’s unparalleled business news offerings to digital viewers. Powerful content enhanced by visual storytelling and simplified information to deliver easy-to-consume stories on business, stock market and economy, the website has been carefully designed and curated to appeal to the content preferences of all cohorts of users consuming business news online. With powerful and impactful multimedia content and a strong editorial team, I am confident ETNOWNEWS.com will further fuel our mission in driving financial empowerment and will act as an enabler of financial freedom for every discerning Indian.”

Nikunj Dalmia, Managing Editor, ET NOW and ET NOW Swadesh said, “ET NOW has been committed to India’s growth story for over a decade and we are now thrilled to launch our digital arm, ETNOWNEWS.com, a multimedia business news platform that truly integrates ET NOW’s LIVE stream, exclusive content, special shows, videos, and compelling analysis. Pioneering a revolution of financial empowerment and progress for millions of Indians, ET NOW has delivered breakthrough stories that have redefined the Indian economic landscape. I am confident that ETNOWNEWS.com will resonate with the audience, fulfilling their dreams and aspirations to Rise with India.”

Offering viewers the channel’s LIVE streaming media along with a host of multimedia web exclusives produced by ET Now’s trusted team of reporters, researchers, anchors, and editors, ETNOWNEWS.COM brings fresh perspective and in depth insights on emerging industry trends across sectors, in addition to providing opinions & analysis of business news. An aggregator of top news stories from around the web, the platform will also cover technology, auto, sports, celebrity news and more.

The website will host exclusive daily digital video IPs including, All You Need to Know, Money-Making Ideas, ET Now Chat with Expert, ET Now Spotlight – Deep dive on stock & various sectors, ET Now Editors’ Take, Money Mantra, ET Now Mobility – Special on cars, bikes, EVs and more , ET Now Tech Talk – Special on technology, gadgets, hacks and weekly video IP – Start-up central.

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