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Salman Khan to host Bigg Boss 4 on Colors

August 3, 2010

The stage is being set for Bollywood stars to fight for eyeballs on the Hindi general entertainment channels (GECs).

Bollywood hunk Salman Khan is taking over as the host of Bigg Boss season 4 on Colors. Sony recently announced it would have Amitabh Bachchan to host Kaun Banega Crorepati, the game show that had changed the fortunes of Star Plus.

Colors has roped in Khan to replace Bachchan, who had donned the hat of ‘Pop Philosopher’ in the third season of the format show on the Hindi GEC. Sony, on the other hand, has put its other game show, Khan-hosted Dus Ka Dum, on the backburner.

As both KBC 4 and Bigg Boss 4 are expected to break at the same time, it will be interesting to see how Bachcan and Khan manage to gain audience attention.

Speaking about the new season and the new host, Viacom18 Group COO and Colors CEO Rajesh Kamat said, “BIgg Boss is one show that cuts across both – India as well as Bharat, in popularity and appeal. The coming together of India’s most ‘wanted’ superstar with India’s most wanted reality show only means one thing – entertainment extravaganza for Colors’ viewers.”

Khan is currently busy promoting his new film Dabangg, in which he reinvents himself as a corrupt cop with a comic streak.

Set India renamed as Multi Screen Media

December 21, 2007

Set India Private Limited has been renamed Multi Screen Media Private Limited.


Set India CEO Kunal Dasgupta confirmed the development to, saying the new name was reflective of the company’s evolution from a pure television broadcaster to a multimedia one.

Going forward, the company is looking to actively invest in mobile, movies, internet, and out of home screens, Dasgupta stated.

Queried as to whether the change of name was an indication that parent Sony Pictures Entertainment was distancing the Sony brand name from its Indian broadcast entity, Dasgupta asserted this wasn’t the case.

The long-serving Set India CEO was at pains to point out that after the recent unveiling of its new network packaging, flagship channel SET in fact has Sony even more prominently displayed as part of the onscreen logo bug than was earlier the case.

The Sony board cleared the change of name late last month and it was internally communicated two weeks ago. In the lead-up to the name change, Sony had also booked the domain name

As per its filing with the Registrar of Companies, Multi Screen Media has an authorized capital of Rs 100 million and a paid up capital of Rs 66,779,240.

According to the information available, the shareholding in SET India currently is as follows: Sony Pictures Entertainment, USA holds a 61 per cent equity stake, while 31 per cent is held by Indian partners and NRIs, and 8 per cent by Capital International, Japan.

Sony bags 15 awards at Promax/BDA Asia

November 17, 2007

MUMBAI:Sony Entertainment Television (SET) India swept the board at the annual Promax/BDA Asia Awards in Singapore by winning 15 awards.

Max fetched the maximum with seven awards across various categories. The channel, which aired the ICC World Cup, won for its cricket promos.

Apart from winning both gold and silver for Best Sports Promo category, Max also won gold in best Sports Campaign, Best Holiday/Seasonal and Best special event promo for ‘Cricket is back’. The same campaign also fetched the channel a gold in Best Promo not using Program Footage category. In the Best Special Event promo category, Max again won a gold for ‘Cricket is back’ promo.

Sony Entertainment Television bagged a gold each in best Children’s Program campaign for Sansui Boogie Woogie and best Entertainment/Variety campaign for Big Boss.

Sony won silver in Funniest Spot for ‘Sansui Boogie Woogie-Mr Gie Promo’. Set also won both gold and silver in best Interactive Promo.

Sab, from the Sony stable, won both Gold and Silver in the best Entertainment/Variety Promo for ‘Fame X Lets Fly’ and ‘Fame X- Ms Spooky’. Sab also won silver in best Reality Promo for Fame X.

Set India also bagged both gold and silver in the best Interactive promo for ‘Fame X-Ms Spooky’ on Sab and ‘Gully Cricket’ on Max.

MTV Networks India bagged seven awards which includes a gold each in Best Program Title Sequence category for and for Symphonick- Cock- A-Doodle-Doo on Nick.

In the category of Best Out of House Station Image promo, MTV Networks India won both gold and silver for the Symphonick- Cock a Doodle Doo and Symphonick Pan Spitting campaign.

Best Reality Campaign category fetched a gold to MTV India for On the Job and a silver to Sab for Fame X. On the Job also fetched MTV India a gold in the Best Reality promo.

Filmy, the movie channel from Sahara, won four awards. In the Best Editing category, Filmy bagged gold for 10.3.8(2) whereas MTV India won silver for On The Job.

Filmy also bagged silver in Best Comedy Campaign category for Kaun Banga Champu. This campaign also fetched the channel gold in the Best Comedy prmo category.

NGC won gold in Something for Nothing Category for Diwali. NGC Networks India won gold in the Best Documentary Campaign for ‘Fists of Fury’ and silver for the same campaign in the best Documentary Promo. NGC Network India won silver in best website design category for History Rocks. It also won a silver in best original logo design for Non Stop Hits.

Network 18 won gold in best Sting for ‘rules of games’. In the best leisure and lifestyle promo category, Network 18 won gold for weekipedia promo. It also won a silver in the category of best News/Current affairs promo for breaking News.

In the category of best In House Station Image Promo, Network 18 bagged gold for Studio 18 and Filmy bagged silver for 10.3.8(2)

In the ST Public Service category, Channel [V] won both gold and silver for ‘Use Protection’ and ‘Cigarrete Kills’ promo.