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|September 17, 1999||
Zee's print wing launches new magazine; Subash Chandra wins E&Y's entrepreneur award
The satellite television broadcaster Zee Network, which has already diversified into news and education channels, has now entered the print medium with separate publications on cinema and television.
Deepak Shourie, publisher and operating partner in Zee Publishing which was formed just over two months ago, has commenced publication of a new monthly journal, TV World.
The magazine will serve as a guide for the viewers by including behind-the-camera news in addition to listings. The new company has also taken over the publication of the film monthly Zee Premiere and Cable Guide which were being published by Zee Telefilms.
Shourie said that television was today an extremely important part of the time spent by people in leisure and for getting news, information and entertainment. Therefore, it was important to inform the viewers not only about the multiplicity of programming but also about what was happening in the world of TV as distinct from cinema.
TV World thus profiles TV channels and personalities apart from carrying programme schedules. These listings have been segmented day-wise and have been bunched slot-wise. Thus, the listing of movie and sports has been separated from the general entertainment channels.
Shourie denied that the publication would be a mouthpiece of Zee TV. The magazine carries articles and listings about other channels as well, he said.
Shourie has been given sweat equity and stock options in Zee Publishing. He is also a member of Zee Network's proposed Strategic Affairs Committee.
After working in some business houses, Shourie had entered the print medium through India Today and was responsible for starting Music Today, the audio cassette wing of Living Media India Limited and also for the tie-up with Time magazine. Later, he became the founder president and publisher of Outlook newsmagazine. Later, he had a brief stint as executive president at The Hindustan Times.
Zee's supremo Subash Chandra wins E&Y award
Meanwhile, Zee Telefilms chairman Subash Chandra has bagged Ernst and Young entrepreneur year award for India.
Chandra will be invited to attend the 13th annual Ernst and Young entrepeneur of the rear international confernce to be held in California in November.
Rajendra S Pawar and Vijay Thadani of the NIIT received Master Entreprenuer award. The other two awardees were B Ramalingaraju of Satyam Computers Services Limited and K Raghvendra Rao of Orchid Chemicals and Pharmaceuticals Limited.
While Raju recieved Entrepreneur of the Year award in the services sector, Rao got the same award in the manufacturing sector.
A beaming Chandra said, ''If the United States lifts the 25 per cent on foreign holding in entertainment media, I'm raring to compete with the leading media giants in that country.''
Ernst and Young India has launched the Entreprenuer of the Year programme this year. Former finance minister Manmohan Singh gave away the awards last night to the four winners chosen among the 20 finalists announced last week.
A jury comprising Deepak Parikh, HDFC chairman, Amit Mitra, secretary-general of FICCI, Hero Group chairman D M Munjal, economist Ishar Judge Ahluwalia, Sanmar Group vice-chairman N Kumar met early last week to decide on the finalists from over 500 nominations received.
Founded and produced by E&Y in the US in 1986, Entrepreneur of the Year programme is global in its scope with the awards being presented in 19 countries this year.
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