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Taj Television Limited owns which 24-hour channel?
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1. What is the full form of HBO, the international English movie channel?
a) Hollywood Box Office
b) Home Box Office
c) Home Broadcasting Office

2. Who owns the majority stake in CNBC?
a) UTV
b) TV18
c) Star TV

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Wrong!
The correct answer is TV18.
Raghav Bahl's TV18 now owns almost 90 per cent stake in CNBC, which is regarded as India's premier business television service. The stake increase is from the earlier 49 per cent that TV18 owned and was announced on August 13.
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Raghav Bahl's TV18 now owns almost 90 per cent stake in CNBC, which is regarded as India's premier business television service. The stake increase is from the earlier 49 per cent that TV18 owned and was announced on August 13.

3. Whom did Kumar Mangalam Birla sell his stake to in Star TV's Media Content and Communication Services?
a) Suhel Seth
b) Vir Sanghvi
c) Hemendra Kothari

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Wrong! The correct answer is Suhel Seth.
Suhel Seth, who owns Equus Advertising, bought Kumaramangalam Birla's 25 per cent stake in Media Content and Communication Services. He now has a 30 per cent holding in the company. Other stake holders are Star News Broadcasting which continues to hold 26 per cent, financier Hemendra Kothari who holds 25 per cent, newspaper editor Vir Sanghvi, actor Jeetendra and occasional television personality Maya Alagh, who hold 5 per cent each, and lawyer Raian Karanjawala who holds 4 per cent.
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Suhel Seth, who owns Equus Advertising, bought Kumaramangalam Birla's 25 per cent stake in Media Content and Communication Services. He now has a 30 per cent holding in the company. Other stake holders are Star News Broadcasting which continues to hold 26 per cent, financier Hemendra Kothari who holds 25 per cent, newspaper editor Vir Sanghvi, actor Jeetendra and occasional television personality Maya Alagh, who hold 5 per cent each, and lawyer Raian Karanjawala who holds 4 per cent.

4. Which Indian media house recently announced the launch of its subsidiary, Nirvana Television?
a) NDTV
b) Nimbus Communications
c) TV18

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Wrong! The correct answer is Nimbus Communications.
In June 2003, Nimbus Communications announced the formation of a new subsidiary, Nirvana Television to produce television software. Nirvana Television will be a one-stop shop for all creative ideas and individual talent, catering specifically to broadcaster-funded programming on cable and satellite channels, the company claims. Nimbus Television, the existing software producing arm of Nimbus Communications, will continue to cater to advertiser-funded programming.
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In June 2003, Nimbus Communications announced the formation of a new subsidiary, Nirvana Television to produce television software. Nirvana Television will be a one-stop shop for all creative ideas and individual talent, catering specifically to broadcaster-funded programming on cable and satellite channels, the company claims. Nimbus Television, the existing software producing arm of Nimbus Communications, will continue to cater to advertiser-funded programming.

5. Taj Television Limited owns which 24-hour channel?
a) ESPN
b) Ten Sports
c) ETC

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Wrong! The correct answer is Ten Sports.
Taj Television is headquartered in Dubai Media City and has 5 offices across the sub-continent. It was established in January 2001 and is owned by Bukhatir Investments Limited, one of the most successful conglomerates in the UAE. Taj Television's portfolio consists of the Ten Sports channel and independent television production and broadcasting solutions.
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Taj Television is headquartered in Dubai Media City and has 5 offices across the sub-continent. It was established in January 2001 and is owned by Bukhatir Investments Limited, one of the most successful conglomerates in the UAE. Taj Television's portfolio consists of the Ten Sports channel and independent television production and broadcasting solutions.

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