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Canon launches Cloud enabled next-gen Inkjet printers for digitally connected Indian homes

· Introduces 3 PIXMA all-in-one Cloud enabled Inkjet printers for ’anytime anywhere printing’.

· Strengthens its Inkjet Wi-Fi range by expanding the portfolio to eight.

· Increases market share by 10% in 2013. Celebrates 29%. Plans bigger thrust.

Mumbai, November 7, 2013: Canon India Pvt Ltd., India’s No. 1 Complete Digital Imaging Company, today, launched five new top range of all -in-one photo printers to their PIXMA lineup to make it as 27 models, utilizing advanced features and design concepts to emphasize wireless and smart device connectivity. These five printers are the flagship PIXMA MG7170, the stylish PIXMA MG6470, the versatile PIXMA MG3570, the affordable PIXMA MG2570 & MG2470. With the aim to enable home users with new technology and creativity, three out of these five are Wi-Fi all-in-ones which will help accentuate the need to go-wireless.

These new printers are easy to install and use, equipped with superior print and scan features; they are primed to meet the needs of home users. They will help consumers to ‘print-on-the-go’ by providing the option of wireless and smart device connectivity. The new printer range has introduced gamut of colors including black, brown, grey-white, white and red, keeping in mind the needs of consumers to have a printer which can go with their home décor and also cater to their day-to-day needs with latest technology.

The newly launched printers will bring about a technological revolution and Canon has plans to make maximum noise in the market and grow home & SOHO market for Wi-Fi printing in India. Canon will be focusing big on Above the Line (ATL) and Below the Line (BTL) activities to promote the new range of Wi-Fi printers and is planning activities like mall activation, POS material; digital spends etc.

Speaking on this occasion Dr. Alok Bharadwaj, Executive Vice President, Canon India Pvt. Ltd, said, “We are excited with the introduction of the new range of colorful Inkjet all-in-one printers which have been designed keeping in mind the emerging tech-savvy youth in India who prefer using smart devices, social networking, mobility and connectivity on- the- go. We are preparing to make Indian households get more digitally connected as they use WI-Fi and Cloud printing. They can now use multiple devices to fire prints ‘anytime, anywhere’. Indian homes today are getting increasingly comfortable with apps like Picasa, Evernote, Dropbox, Flicker and other services. Printing anytime from anywhere has been the only loop. You can now access your apps through smart devices and use Canon cloud enabled printers to complete the picture of digital world. We hope initiatives like this will help us grow the Inkjet category where Canon has now captured 29% market share and aiming for big leap by 2014.”

As part of its promotional activity for the new PIXMA printers, Canon will organize mall activation program wherein the company is aiming to set its own record by creating the largest print image and invite people to print via smart devices using the new Wi-Fi range of printers. The prints then will be assembled to create the biggest image and will help showcase the key differentiators of the printers to customers.

He further added, “2013 has been a game-changer for Canon where its Inkjet business grew by 25%. We see a very good business opportunity with teenagers and school going children with our proposition of Wi-Fi and Cloud printing. We are launching innovative marketing campaign using an astronaut to establish ‘always connected ‘smart printing devices.”

Further elaborating on the announcement Mr. Gautam Paul, Assistant Director CSP, Canon India, said, “Canon believes in moving ahead of market and launch products which will change the technological landscape in India. Our legacy of understanding market dynamics and customer behavior helps us to develop products which make printing easy and fun. Consumer’s with the new PIXMA printers can seamlessly connect with smart devices and print wirelessly from PCs, tablets, smart phones and digital cameras. We will be expanding our reach in class A, B and C towns to reach out to larger audience and help them realize the new side of ‘anytime anywhere ‘printing with Canon PIXMA printers.”

Canon’s latest PIXMA range highlights the uniqueness with which they are designed; making them cost-effective, stylish and compact printers. Customers using original ink-cartridges will get high-quality photo-prints which do not fade with time ensuring high quality photos and prints lasting up to 300 years. These printers are environmental friendly and have features like Auto Power ON, which will turn on the device whenever it detects a print command in turn help saving electricity. MG3570, MG6470 and MG7170 gives 2 sided document printing and reduce paper usage and promote noiseless printing operations. This is not all, the printers are also equipped with My Image Garden software application, to help customers design photo layouts, create fun images like collages, calendars and stationery adding your own text or date stamp to make those precious moments memorable for life.

With additional features in the PIXMA MG3570, MG6470 and MG7170, mobility reaches the next level. The PIXMA Cloud Link will allow the users to print with great ease from various photo sharing sites, social networking sites, cloud storage services and even their personal devices via the Android OS and iOS PIXMA Printing Solutions App. To add on, the new Access Point Mode will allow ad-hoc wireless printing without the need for a wireless router. The PIXMA MG7170 is additionally equipped with the Intelligent Touch System to further simplify user operation.

Pricing and availability

Model number

Retail Price

Availability

Color

PIXMA MG2470

MRP Rs. 3,950/-

November 2013

Grey-White

PIXMA MG2570

MRP Rs. 4,150/-

November 2013

White

PIXMA MG 3570

MRP Rs. 6,495/-

November 2013

Black matte, White and Red

PIXMA MG6470

MRP Rs. 13,495/-

November 2013

Black and White

PIXMA MG7170

MRP Rs. 20,495/-

November 2013

Black, Brown and Red

About Canon Inc.

Canon Inc. (NYSE: CAJ), headquartered in Tokyo, Japan, is a leader in the fields of professional and consumer imaging equipment and information systems. Canon’s extensive range of products includes copying machines, inkjet and laser printers, cameras, video equipment, medical equipment and semiconductor-manufacturing equipment. Originally established in 1937 as Precision Optical Industry, Co., Ltd., a camera manufacturer, Canon has successfully diversified and globalized to become a worldwide industry leader in professional and consumer imaging systems and solutions. With over 200,000 employees worldwide, Canon has manufacturing and marketing subsidiaries in Japan, the Americas, Europe, Asia and Oceania; and a global R&D network with companies based in the United States, Europe, Asia and Australia. Canon’s consolidated net sales for fiscal 2011 (ended December 31, 2011) totalled $45.6 billion (at an exchange rate of 78=US$1). Visit the Canon Inc. website at: www.canon.com

Canon in India

Canon India achieved revenue of Rs. 1850 crore in 2012 which is 21% growth over 2011. Canon focuses on multiple market segments of consumer, SME, B2B, Government & Commercial. Canon’s product portfolio extends over a vast variety such as copier MFDs, fax-machines, printers, scanners, All-In-ones, digital cameras, DSLR, Cinematic imaging products, camcorders, cable ID printers and card printers.

Canon India Pvt. Ltd. is a 100% subsidiary of Canon Singapore Pvt. Ltd., a world leader in imaging technologies. Set up in 1997, Canon India markets over 140 comprehensive range of sophisticated contemporary digital imaging. The company today has offices in 10 cities, warehouses in 13 cities across India and employs over 1100 people. Canon has approximately 400 primary channel partners, 14 National Retail Chain partners, and over 6000 secondary retail points. Canon has over 100 own retail stores called the Canon Image Square across 56 cities in the country. Canon’s service reach extends to over 2800 towns with over 200 service engineers, 7 Canon owned service centres and 37 Canon Care Centres. Visit the Canon India website at: www.canon.co.in

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TOP ENTERTAINMENT PVT. LTD. ANNOUNCES RELEASE OF “Free Birds”
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Mumbai, Maharashtra. Top Entertainment Pvt. Ltd. is proud to announce the release of the highly anticipated “Free Birds” on November 8, 2013. Free Birds can be experienced in real 3D.

In this hilarious, adventurous 3D buddy comedy for audiences of all ages, directed by Jimmy Hayward (Horton Hears a Who!), two turkeys from opposite sides of the tracks must put aside their differences and team up to travel back in time to change the course of history – and get turkey off the Thanksgiving menu for good.

Free Birds is the first theatrical full-length computer-animated film to be made at award-winning Reel FX in Dallas, Texas. Featuring the voices of Owen Wilson, Woody Harrelson, Amy Poehler, George Takei, Colm Meaney, Keith David, Dan Fogler, Carlos Alazraqui, Carlos Ponce, Danny Carey, Lesley Nicol and Dwight Howard, among others.

“We wanted Free Birds, at its heart, to convey the meaning of friendship, loyalty, and ultimately what it means to do the right thing.” says Strauss.

“It makes me incredibly proud that Free Birds is Reel FX’s first feature,” says Aron Warner, executive producer of Free Birds and President of Animation for Reel FX. “First of all, technically, the film is beautiful. And story-wise, its tone is completely unique.”

The film has been brought to India by Tanweer Group & distributed by Top Entertainment Pvt. Ltd

About TOP Entertainment Pvt. Ltd.

TOP Entertainment Pvt. Ltd. is a leading company in the provision of theatrical and television content, studio and production services. We specialize in content distribution, dubbing and subtitling, production and post-production. Most recently in India, TOP Entertainment has released critically acclaimed and highly successful Hollywood films, ENDER’€™S GAME, SILVER LININGS PLAYBOOK, THE PLACE BEYOND THE PINES, THE HUNGER GAMES, THE ARTIST,THE IDES OF MARCH, etc.

About Tanweer Films

Tanweer Group, founded in 1985 by Joseph Samaan, is a leading distributor and aggregator of entertainment content from major International companies and Hollywood studios on all platforms including theatrical, video, TV, digital etc. in India-SAARC, Middle East & Northern Africa (MENA region), Turkey, Greece, Cyprus and Eastern Europe, for more than 25 years.

For more information please visit www.tanweer.com

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Punit Goenka, MD, ZEEL, Shahrukh Khan and director Rohit Shetty at the Zee TV success party of Chennai Express
Shah Rukh Khan: “Chennai Express to halt next on &pictures”

The channel lines up big innovations for its premiere on 23 November

Puneet Goenka, Shahrukh Khan, ROhit Shetty and Nikitin Dheer cut the cake at Zee TV’s success bash.JPG

Zee & team Chennai Express celebrates the record breaking success of the film’s

World TV Premiere

Mumbai, India (November 06, 2013) – India’s biggest media conglomerate ZEE ENTERTAINMENT ENTERPRISES LIMITED (ZEE) celebrated a milestone on Indian television. The blockbuster Chennai Express’ World Television Premiere on 20th October on ZEE TV emerged as the highest rated movie premiere ever on Indian television. Hosted by Punit Goenka (ZEEL – MD & CEO), the gala celebration had Shah Rukh Khan, Rohit Shetty, Deepika Padukone and over two hundred guests including leaders from Indian business, media, and entertainment sectors participate in the party held in Mumbai.

A massive 19541 TVTs that Chennai Express garnered on week 43, sky-rocketed Zee TV to No 1 position amongst GECs. Having broken all box office collections at its theatrical release, the film created a new record for movie television premiere across GECs in and became the biggest grosser in terms of ratings the history of Indian Television (data below).

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Genre

Channel

Date

Days

Programme

TVTs

Reach (mn)

Movies

Sony

25-Jul-10

Sun

3 IDIOTS

13997

43.07

Star Gold

12-Nov-11

Sat

BODYGUARD

14766

39.58

Colors

28-Nov-10

Sun

DABANGG

11818

37.21

Star Gold

10-Sep-11

Sat

SINGHAM

12798

36.14

Zee TV

20-Oct-13

Sun

CHENNAI EXPRESS

19541

55.41

SONY MAX

28-Jul-13

Sun

AASHIQUI 2

10952

38.4

Source: TAM Media Research, TG: CS 4+, Market HSM, Period: Wk 43

Said Mr. Punit Goenka (ZEEL – MD & CEO), “Zee consistently knows how to make a movie premiere big on television. Thanks to Shah Rukh and Rohit, Zee has achieved another milestone. I would like to thank the five crore fifty lakh viewers of Zee TV for liking and appreciating Chennai Express on our channel. Big thanks to team Chennai Express for giving us this opportunity to make Zee TV No.1. Also a huge thanks to my entire team of Zee TV for achieving this feat.”

Said Shah Rukh Khan, “Genuinely, a big thanks to everyone. To make a film the way Rohit and I and UTV wanted to make it as producers, I think the biggest help comes when somebody underwrites the kind of risks that we wish to take creatively and I thank Zee TV for allowing us to do that. They didn’t know the story, they didn’t know our belief. What they knew was that we are hardworking people and we do our best. But just the fact that Zee underwrote such a big risk made us feel very confident. It’s very commendable the way Zee endorses and mounts a movie premiere. By God’s grace our film has done very well. We haven’t stopped celebrating but to cap it, this celebration is like a cherry on the cake and we feel fulfilled today that we were able to realise our dream because of Zee and that we were able to keep the faith that Zee had in us.”

On the film’s next premiere on the new Hindi movie channel &pictures, the gorgeous Deepika Padukone said, “On &pictures, we hope to even break Zee TV’s record of Chennai Express premiere.”

Applauding the promotional campaign of the film on TV, director Rohit Shetty added, “Thank you Zee for presenting our film so well.”

The glittering evening saw the crème-de la- crème of the entertainment and business fraternity including Amit & Navyata Goenka, Venugopal Dhoot (Videocon), Rajesh Jejurikar (Mahindra & Mahindra), Rahul & Shivani Mittal, Rajeev & Aditi Goenka, Nikhil & Shital Chaturvedi (Provogue), Rajesh & Ryena Advani, Siddarth & Ishita Jain, Neelkamal Sharma (Madison), Ankush Arora & Vipul Mishra (Tata Motors), Satyaki Ghosh (L’Oreal), Shashi Sinha (Lodestar), Ashok & Reena Wadhwa (Ambit Holding), Ajit Varghese (Maxus), Atit Mehta (HUL), Ravi Rao & Amin Lakhani & Vinay Hegde (Fulcrum), Ashok Soni (Purnima Advertising), Jayantilal Gada (Ten India) and Kavita Jagtiani (Pidilite) amongst others. Also, along with Shah Rukh Khan, Deepika Padukone, Rohit Setty, Priyamani, Sonu Sood, Niketan Dheer, Sushant Singh Rajput, Siddharth Roy Kapoor, Chunky & Bhavna Pandey, Vivan Shah, the Morani brothers – Karim, Ali and Mohammad Morani, the evening also saw prominent Zee actors like Ankita Lokhande, Ritwik & Asha Negi, Hiten and Gauri Tejwani, Manav Gohil, Roopal Tyagi, Sucheta Trivedi, Deven Bhojani, Ejaz Khan, Karan V Grover, Kratika Sengar, Shrishti Rode , Parul Chauhan along with Dance India Dance Masters, Feroz Khan and Muddasar Khan.

Viewers can board the Chennai Express again on &pictures on 23 November 2013 at 9pm.

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TOP ENTERTAINMENT PVT. LTD. ANNOUNCES RELEASE OF “Free Birds”

Mumbai, Maharashtra. Top Entertainment Pvt. Ltd. is proud to announce the release of the highly anticipated “Free Birds” on November 8, 2013. Free Birds can be experienced in real 3D.

In this hilarious, adventurous 3D buddy comedy for audiences of all ages, directed by Jimmy Hayward (Horton Hears a Who!), two turkeys from opposite sides of the tracks must put aside their differences and team up to travel back in time to change the course of history – and get turkey off the Thanksgiving menu for good.

Free Birds is the first theatrical full-length computer-animated film to be made at award-winning Reel FX in Dallas, Texas. Featuring the voices of Owen Wilson, Woody Harrelson, Amy Poehler, George Takei, Colm Meaney, Keith David, Dan Fogler, Carlos Alazraqui, Carlos Ponce, Danny Carey, Lesley Nicol and Dwight Howard, among others.

“We wanted Free Birds, at its heart, to convey the meaning of friendship, loyalty, and ultimately what it means to do the right thing.” says Strauss.

“It makes me incredibly proud that Free Birds is Reel FX’s first feature,” says Aron Warner, executive producer of Free Birds and President of Animation for Reel FX. “First of all, technically, the film is beautiful. And story-wise, its tone is completely unique.”

The film has been brought to India by Tanweer Group & distributed by Top Entertainment Pvt. Ltd

About TOP Entertainment Pvt. Ltd.

TOP Entertainment Pvt. Ltd. is a leading company in the provision of theatrical and television content, studio and production services. We specialize in content distribution, dubbing and subtitling, production and post-production. Most recently in India, TOP Entertainment has released critically acclaimed and highly successful Hollywood films, ENDER’€™S GAME, SILVER LININGS PLAYBOOK, THE PLACE BEYOND THE PINES, THE HUNGER GAMES, THE ARTIST,THE IDES OF MARCH, etc.

About Tanweer Films

Tanweer Group, founded in 1985 by Joseph Samaan, is a leading distributor and aggregator of entertainment content from major International companies and Hollywood studios on all platforms including theatrical, video, TV, digital etc. in India-SAARC, Middle East & Northern Africa (MENA region), Turkey, Greece, Cyprus and Eastern Europe, for more than 25 years.

For more information please visit www.tanweer.com

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Vindu Dara Singh In Finland

Vindu Dara Singh enjoys Finland, away from troubles

Bollywood’s Hanuman has flown to Finland to meet Santa Clause before Christmas. His troubles are not yet over, but Vindu Dara Singh plans to enjoy, no matter what. “I have decided to take a break with my family since I have got a respite from all the recent happenings. My wife (Dina Umarova) and kid needed some time away from all the negativity. Finland is a beautiful place and my family is really enjoying every moment here. Hopefully Santa will bring a bag of peace and good time this season,” says Vindu Dara Singh.

The film and television actor has gone through a bad time in past two years. It began with the death of his world famous father Dara Singh and then he was caught up in cricket betting whirlwind. “I have had good times too.All movies I have acted in performed very well. A lot of people reached out to me after my father’s death and it was touching. There are people who are convinced that I have done no wrong and are helping me out. My family supports me to the hilt. What else can a man ask for?” said Vindu Dara Singh.

Sanjay Sharma Raj

( P.R.O.)

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Sonam Kapoor went out on a date with her naani.

Sonam shares a very close and strong bond with her naani and loves to spend quality time with her once in a while.

Even if the actress is in a busy schedule, she makes time for her maternal grandmother.

Recently when her naani visited her on one of the occasions in the house, Sonam asked her to stay back and come out with her.

Sonam will be leaving for Bikaner to shoot for her upcoming film, Khoobsurat and the shoot schedule is a long one.

So, before she leaves for Bikaner, the actress spent quality time with her naani.

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MV Natarajan, India Head; Arjun Rampal; Raghav Rekhi, Marketing Director at the launch of Galaxy in India

ORIS unveils new collection in association with Williams F1 Team

..Real Watches for Real People

Delhi: Swiss watch manufacturer ORIS and the Williams F1 Team continues their 11 years old legacy by adding another feather to their cap with the unveiling of new watches from their gracious Motor Sport Collection. With ORIS associated with the fastest racing game of Formula 1, the brand plans to gets its roots deep in the Indian target audience. ORIS unveiled 2 time pieces namely TT1 Chronograph and Artix GT Chronograph for the Indians who are enthusiastic for innovation and adventure.

ORIS’s TT1 Chronograph watch is a beautifully crafted timepiece, which is instantly recognizable by its precise design and striking use of color. Forged from the heat of the track, the TT1 Chronograph is a breathtaking timepiece, with all the functionality expected from ORIS. Inspired by the instruments of race cars and wheel design, the watch features a stainless steel case with black PVD plating and a striking case-back with see-through mineral glass.

At the heart of innovation and design, the ORIS Artix GT Chronograph is the exclusive collection from the world of ORIS. Building on ORIS’s Motor Sports heritage, the watch combines timeless contemporary design with sporty elegance. The watch is powered by an automatic mechanical movement, with chronograph function and date. An interesting addition is the ORIS developed retrograde mechanism, which allows the small seconds to ‘grow’ like the RPM counter in a racing car.

Mr.Sanjay Mishra, GM, India, ORIS Watches says “We are proud of the legacy we shared with William’s FI Team. It gives me an immense pleasure to unveil our time pieces with Ace Driver Valtteri Bottas. The watches are high in innovation and quality that truly goes hand in hand with the fastest racing game Formula 1.”

Valtteri Bottas, Ace Driver, Williams F1 Team, added: “Personally I am fond of watches and ORIS’s new collection is exclusive. It is an honor to pose with this stunning and sporty collection of ORIS at an event like F1. I am sure the added feathers to ORIS’s cap would take them to the next level and will rule the market. We very much look forward to continuing our relationship with them in the seasons ahead and I’d like to thank them for their continued support.”

About ORIS Watches: From its original site in the village of Hölstein, Switzerland. Over 100 years ORIS has been producing high-quality, purely mechanical watches. ORIS works with Swiss master craftsmen to help to ensure the highest Swiss quality standards for our products. The ORIS designers work with the latest technology at the cutting edge of watch making, without sacrificing the traditional values or quality the company and its customers appreciate and insist upon. ORIS watches are also popular, as celebrities from Formula One, diving, jazz and aviation queue up to wear and support our unique creation. The world of ORIS offers svelte collection of watches through their four worlds namely Culture, Diving, Aviation and Motorsports.

Enjoying worldwide popularity, Oris watches represent style, quality, resilience and outstanding value for money. Oris joined forces with Williams F1 in 2003 and since then has seen the partnership go from strength to strength. The company has produced a number of best-selling limited edition watches for Williams F1 and is the team’s Official Watch Partner.

About William F1 Team: Williams is one of the world’s leading Formula One teams. It exists purely to race in the top echelon of motor racing, where it’s been winning Grand Prix for more than three decades. The Williams name has been synonymous with top-level motorsport since the 1960s. After running teams on the sport’s nursery slopes, team patron Frank Williams founded Frank Williams (Racing Cars) in 1966 and he entered F1 in 1969 with his friend Piers Courage behind the wheel. Frank quickly earned a reputation as one of the industry’s more determined individuals and after selling his controlling interest in his original team, he established Williams Grand Prix Engineering with British engineer Patrick Head in 1977. They built their first car, the FW06, the following year and the team immediately went from strength-to-strength. Williams is now the third most successful team on the grid.

For further inquiries visit

http://www.oris.ch/

http://www.williamsf1.com/

Or Contac

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For the first time ever, Sony Music ventures into a web series – ‘Happy To Be Single’

~Releasing on 15th November, it is touted as South India’s first web series ~

November 2013: Sony Music in association with Madboys Entertainment under their content delivering arm will present a first of its kind webseries – Happy To Be Single. Defined as a new generation romcom – Happy To Be Single will take Gen Y from TV to ‘the new TV’ i.e. the internet. Happy To Be Single is a webisode on romance with a mix of comedy and fantasy starring director/actor/choreographer – Shreekarthick, Miss South India beauty pageant participant (top 5) – Deekshitha and acclaimed theatre artist, actor in south – Swaminath.

Happy To Be Single launches its first promotional music video tomorrow and will have one episode every Friday which will showcase fresh and unseen stories that go beyond the Saas-Bahu drama, reality show boredom and a time off from Television. It will be a series in Tamil and subtitled in English that will help the non-Tamil audiences to connect with the story. In addition to this, the audiences can also be a part of the storytelling. The show will be aired on Sony Music’s VEVO channel on YouTube. It will enable the audiences to comment on the episodes and tell their way of taking the story of Happy To Be Single ahead. This is an interesting element of engaging audiences with their stars making them a part of this story.

With the team of young professionals adopting the western cult of webseries will definitely woo the minds of not just youngsters but the minds of comedy lovers across ages.

With this innovative tie-up xyz from Sony Music said “Sony Music has always invested its time and resource in brining innovative content for the consumers. With this venture we will be able to reach out to our Tamil fans not just in India but across the globe and of course the rest of the audiences. Going beyond music singles, albums & gigs, Sony Music is experimenting with something unseen and undone in India. In the current era of social media we are certain that fans would relate easily with Happy To Be Single”.

Not just limited to the computers, Happy To Be Single can be viewed on smartphones, tablets or other internet capable devices on Sony Music’s VEVO channel on YouTube. The comedy web series kicks off with its season starting 15th November onwards.

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Crime Patrol is all set to bring another spine chilling episode this week. The episode will revolve around life journey of Shiv Vartak, a 30 year old guy who is a member of the Quick Response Team, a division of the Maharashtra Police. The Quick Response team is headed by PI Aadesh Surve, who in April 2013, was at the bedside of his ailing father. PI Surve, was very close to his father and is shattered when his father didn’t survive. Putting aside the pain of his father’s loss, PI Surve joins back on duty. During his class with the Quick Response Training team, he comes across Shiv Vartak. It’s an introductory session in the class where the team members are talking about themselves. On his turn, Shiv tells him that he only knows that his father’s name starts with an “S” and has a vague memory of his mother’s name being Lakshmi. Shiv stays in a hostel in Thane. Finding Shiv’s answers to be quite puzzling, he asks Shiv to meet him after the class. Inside PI Surve’s cabin, Shiv shows him a tattoo on his hand which reads the name Shiv S. Vartak. Shiv tells PI that he knows his name and surname only because of this tattoo. Shiv reveals that he got separated from his family 24 years back. He had stepped out of his school along with two of his friends Billoo and Sanjay for an adventure, which he now doesn’t remember. They had taken a train and had gone to a station. Billoo and Sanjay had asked Shiv to wait at the station, saying that they would return to take him along. They did not return and after waiting for a long time, Shiv started getting scared and just wanted to return home. But he didn’t know which way to go or which train to take. He finally boarded a train and reached a station which was very crowded. He knew that it was not the station near his home but didn’t remember where his home was. Tired and scared he slept near a beach. The next day morning, seeing him cry, a lady accosted him. She took pity on him, took him to her home, gave him food to eat. He then started working with the lady’s son. He was pining for his home, did not have any idea about its whereabouts.

One day while returning after his day’s work, he met with an accident. He woke up in a hospital. Dr. Vaidya told him that he had been badly injured and had been in semi-comatose state for quite some time. He also told him that the lady who had taken him under her wings no longer wanted him. After a few months, the hospital transferred him to Anand Kendra, which was a home for orphans. Shiv started living at Anand Kendra. Knowing that he had studied up to 3rd standard, he was put in a school where he started studying. At the Kendra, the mess manager, Ashfaque Karim, fondly called Abbu by everyone became his friend, philosopher and guide. Abbu, made the children get up early and do exercises. Shiv was good at running. When he was in 7th standard, the Krida Prabhodhini authorities had come to his school to select candidates for athletics. Shiv, being a good runner got selected. He was then shifted to the Krida Prabhodini hostel in Thane. Here he continued studying further and also started participating in athletic meets. Several years later, the Krida Prabodhini authorities, encouraged him to apply for the police force as a constable. Shiv did that and was selected in the police force. Shiv now joined the police force as a constable on general duty. He worked for two and half years in general duty, when he was told to apply for the Quick Response Team. Shiv did that and got selected. He was now in the Quick Response Team. PI Surve is amazed hearing of Shiv’s journey. He asks Shiv if he ever tried searching for his family, his home. Shiv says that he did not try because he was not sure if he would be ever find them. Surve asks him if he wants to look for his family. Shiv looks on with moist eyes and says that he has been longing for his family, his home for long. The pining has remained dormant inside him for a long time and meeting PI Surve had rekindled the longing and hope inside him.

Will Shiv be able to find his family??

After accomplishing so many feats, will Shiv be able to overcome the biggest challenge that life had thrown at him?

To find out tune into Crime Patrol, Friday – Saturday 11:00 pm only on

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Dish TV crosses one lakh downloads of DishOnline

Accomplished another milestone in less than 30 days of the launch of the application

7th November 2013, New Delhi: Dish TV, the pioneers of the Indian DTH market and Asia’s largest DTH service provider, today achieved yet another significant milestone in its journey. The newly launched DishOnline application crossed one lakh downloads in less than 30 days of its launch.

Dish TV is the first DTH operator to understand the trend of consumers preferring to watch TV anywhere anytime. This prompted Dish TV to launch its DishOnline application that is a first-of-its-kind online video streaming service that allows customers to watch TV across devices like smartphones, tablets, laptops, etc.

This is a unique service from Dish TV that allows subscribers to watch live and catch up TV including videos and movies. DishOnline has a huge library of movies (1000 plus titles) which can be enjoyed anywhere anytime on the go.

This is a paid service priced at Rs. 129 for the Jumbo pack and at Rs. 69 for the Starter pack (currently being offered at Rs. 69 and Rs. 29 as an introductory offer). The initial success of this product proves that the consumption of content by consumers is now evolving and they are ready to pay extra for convenience that includes both time and screen.

Speaking on the occasion, Mr. Salil Kapoor, Chief Operating Officer, Dish TV India said “This trend in the Indian market is in line with the global market where device shift for TV content consumption is clearly visible (from one TV to multi-screen TV/ tablets/ smartphones/ laptops). As a pioneer and market leader, it was imperative that we demonstrate thought-leadership and launch this new service for the benefit of our subscribers. We are thankful to our subscribers for this encouraging initial response. New products such as this have a tremendous potential to grow and we look forward to capturing an even wider subscriber base in the times to come.”

Dish TV launched this innovative path-breaking service – DishOnline – in early October that proposed to redefine TV viewing in India. This service is being provided to the family of 15 million plus subscribers of Dish TV. It is a full-fledged OTT (over the top) streaming application that provides ‘unlimited entertainment on the go’.

About Dish TV India- Dish TV is Asia Pacific’s largest direct-to-home (DTH) company and part of one of India’s biggest media conglomerate – the Zee Group. Dish TV has on its platform more than 400+ channels & services including 22 audio channels with 25 HD channels and 17 HD services with more than 15 million + gross subscribers. Dish TV uses the NSS-6 satellite platform which is unique in the Indian subcontinent owing to its automated power control and contoured beam which makes it suitable for use in ITU K and N rain zones ideally suited for India’s tropical climate. The company also acquired transponders on the Asiasat 5 platform which increased its bandwidth capacity by 216 MHz to reach a total of 648 MHZ, the largest held by any DTH player in the country. The Company has a vast distribution network of over 1450 distributors & over 136,000 dealers that span across 8,358 towns in the country. Dish TV customers are serviced by four 24* 7 call centres catering to 11 different languages to take care of subscriber requirement at any point of time. For more information on the company, please visit www.dishtv.in

For further information, please contact:

LinOpinion-Golin Harris Public Relations

Rimsha Bahl/ Tushar Singh

+91-9999011667/ +91-8800511577

rimsha.bahl@loweandpartners.com;Tushar.singh@loweandpartners.com

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Royal treat on Sanjeev Kapoor Ke Kitchen Khiladi

After competing with each other on-screen, Rajshree Thakur and Aashka Goradia are all set to go up against each other in a battle of a different kind. The two beautiful actors are now going to clash on the grounds of Sanjeev Kapoor Ke Kitchen Khiladi.

In the upcoming episode of Sony Entertainment Television’s popular cookery show Sanjeev Kapoor ke Kitchen Khiladi the stars of Maharana Pratap will be seen testing their cooking prowess against each other. Shakti Anand will also be seen visiting the set to pick up some culinary tips from Chef Sanjeev Kapoor. So impressed was Shakti that he even tried his hands on making an Omlette. Chef Sanjeev Kapoor also made the trio try their hands on flipping the omlette in a very unique way.

It was certainly a very delectable experience for the cast of Maharana Pratap!

Catch the delicious episode this Friday, November 8th at 8:00 pm only on Sony Entertainment Television

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eshmi Ehsaas Resham Se Bhi Khaas…

~Mars expands portfolio in India with the launch of the world’s #1 tablet chocolate brand Galaxy®~

Indulges Indian consumers with a rich, creamy, smooth chocolate experience

Appoints Arjun Rampal as the face of the brand

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New Delhi, Nov 7, 2013: Strengthening its chocolate portfolio in India, Mars, one of the world’s leading chocolate manufacturers, has announced the launch of ‘Galaxy®’, the world’s largest tablet chocolate brand, in India. With this launch, Mars is all set to offer Indian consumers the pleasurable chocolate experience that Galaxy is known for globally.

Following its strong heritage of innovation and excellence, Mars brings the perfect combination of great quality at an affordable price to Indian consumers. The globally known chocolate brand Galaxy® will now be available at an accessible price point of Rs15. It comes in an innovative package that allows consumers to reseal the pack. Galaxy® exemplifies indulgence like never before. With a silky smooth texture, rich creamy taste, and an elegant curvaceous shape that melts deliciously in the mouth, Galaxy is a pure, delightful chocolate pleasure that lingers on.

MV Natarajan, General Manager, Chocolate business, Mars International India speaking at the launch said, “India is the world’s fastest growing chocolate market and the moulded chocolate segment is the fastest growing. India is a very important market for Mars. With this launch, we are entering an extremely dynamic segment with our business objective of growing our product range in India. In line with our commitment of providing quality chocolate to our consumers, the new Galaxy® will offer consumers great taste at an affordable price point. This is the biggest launch for Mars India this year and we are looking forward to a great journey ahead”

Galaxy, one of the top 5 chocolate brands in the world will debut in the Indian market with a new campaign shot with an equally suave and charming actor Arjun Rampal and the beautiful model and newcomer Sapna Pabbi.

Accompanied by the tagline ‘Reshmi Ehsaas, Resham Se Bhi Khaas’ the campaign brings alive the brand attributes of being timeless, rich, smooth, elegant and sophisticated. The ad film highlights the love for superior chocolate and the indulgent experience that it provides. Shot in a very different setting with a palatial setup, diyas floating on water and the love seat in the centre, the film portrays a confident Galaxy girl who takes out time to enjoy her Galaxy, while waiting to interview Arjun Rampal who plays a Bollywood star. The beautiful lyrics of the film celebrate this moment of ingenuity and pleasure being enjoyed properly.

Commenting on the association, Arjun Rampal, actor and Galaxy® brand ambassador said “I believe in partnering with brands that I use and appreciate. Galaxy® is a very popular, reputed international brand and definitely one of my favourites. I admire the timeless appeal, global legacy and the effortless elegance that the brand exudes. Its enriching taste and rich creamy texture, can make anyone fall in love with the chocolate. The film exquisitely describes the perfect chocolate experience that Galaxy® provides. I am thrilled to be a part of one of the biggest Galaxy® launch campaigns and am looking forward to a great journey ahead.”

Speaking on the association, Raghav Rekhi, Marketing Director, Mars International India Pvt. Ltd, said, “At Mars, it is our endeavour to bring the best tasting high quality chocolates to our consumers. With the latest Galaxy® launch we are bringing our global expertise of chocolate making to consumers in India and adding a new member to the Mars India portfolio. The new campaign presents the Galaxy experience in a creative and differentiated manner. We are excited to have Arjun Rampal as the face of this launch. Galaxy® is an aspirational brand and with this launch, we want to bring our consumers closer to the perfectly smooth chocolate experience that Galaxy® offers. We are confident that the integrated campaign will drive more visibility for the brand.”

Galaxy (G15) is known for its smooth texture and enriching taste, the brand is loved by consumers across age groups. The G15 is also available in a new packaging which is an innovation in this category. The pack that can be opened sideways rather than from the top, can be resealed and reused. The brand is being launched in India with a 360 degree integrated communications campaign that involves innovative in-store branding across trade channels, experiential sampling and other aggressive marketing initiatives.

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About Mars international India Pvt Ltd:

MARS International India Pvt. Ltd. is a wholly owned subsidiary of MARS, Incorporated. In India, Mars operates in two categories, a Pet care manufacturing and marketing business; and a Chocolate importation and marketing operation.

The chocolate segment has its corporate office in Gurgaon, New Delhi. The pet care business is based in the southern state of Andhra Pradesh with its corporate office in Hyderabad. MARS India is presently engaged in manufacturing pet food under its global brands PEDIGREE® and WHISKAS®.

MARS India chocolate portfolio includes:

SNICKERS®
GALAXY®
MARS®
Bounty®
Twix®

About Mars, Incorporated

In 1911, Frank C. Mars made the first Mars candies in his Tacoma, Washington kitchen and established Mars’ roots as a confectionery company. In the 1920s, Forrest E. Mars, Sr. joined his father in business and together they launched the MILKY WAY® bar. In 1932, Forrest, Sr. moved to the United Kingdom with a dream of building a business based on the objective of creating a “mutuality of benefits for all stakeholders” – this objective serves as the foundation of Mars, Incorporated today. Based in McLean, Virginia, Mars has annual net sales of more than $33 billion, six business segments including Petcare, Chocolate, Wrigley, Food, Drinks, Symbioscience, and more than 72,000 Associates worldwide that are putting its Principles into action to make a difference for people and the planet through its performance.

Mars brands include: Petcare – PEDIGREE®, ROYAL CANIN®, WHISKAS®, KITEKAT®, BANFIELD® Pet Hospital and NUTRO®; Chocolate – M&M’S®, SNICKERS®, DOVE®, GALAXY®, MARS®, MILKY WAY® and TWIX®; Wrigley – DOUBLEMINT®, EXTRA®, ORBIT® and 5™ chewing gums, SKITTLES® and STARBURST® candies, and ALTOIDS® AND LIFESAVERS® mints. Food – UNCLE BEN’S®, DOLMIO®, EBLY®, MASTERFOODS®, SEEDS OF CHANGE® and ROYCO®; Drinks – ALTERRA COFFEE ROASTERS™, THE BRIGHT TEA COMPANY™, KLIX® and FLAVIA®; Symbioscience – COCOAVIA®, WISDOM PANEL® and SERAMIS®.

For more information, please visit www.mars.com. Follow us: facebook.com/mars, twitter.com/marsglobal, youtube.com/mars, linkedin.com/company/mars.

For media queries contact:

Sophia Christina @ +91 9999161478/ sophia.christina@bm.com

Shanu Vaid @ +91 9873089693/ shanu.vaid@bm.com

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CELINE DION’S ACCLAIMED NEW STUDIO ALBUM

LOVED ME BACK TO LIFE

AVAILABLE NOW

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Loved Me Back To Life, the highly anticipated new album from multi-platinum-selling and five-time Grammy Award-winning musical legend Celine Dion, is available everywhere Nov 5 onwards, via Columbia Records. Highlighted by the pulsating, upbeat lead single—also titled “Loved Me Back To Life” and penned by Sia and Sham & Motesart—Loved Me Back To Life is Dion’s first English-language album in six years.

Praised for her incredible, one-of-a-kind vocal ability, critics are raving about Dion and Loved Me Back To Life. Billboard suggests that the album “features some of her most vocally challenging and artistically rewarding performances yet,” while USA Today says the singer is “still at her best.” And the New York Post declares that “Dion has returned with a record that’s easily her edgiest.”

Just last week, Dion stopped by TODAY, Late Night with Jimmy Fallon, and The View to perform songs from Loved Me Back To Life. In addition, QVC aired the singer’s very special Pandora Presents concert, which took place Tuesday, October 29 at New York City’s Edison Ballroom. Tune into The Dr. Oz Show tomorrow, November 6 to see Dion interviewed and perform “Somebody Loves Somebody.”

Following her successful U.S. launch, Dion heads to Europe, where this coming weekend she will perform on Germany’s top TV Wetten Dass (November 9) and The X Factor in the U.K. (November 10), followed by a triumphant return to France. Dion’s French language album, Sans Attendre, released exactly one year ago, was among France’s best-selling albums of 2012.

Loved Me Back To Life offered Dion the chance to work with a team of exceptional producers and songwriters including Ne-Yo, Sia, Diane Warren, Tricky Stewart, Stevie Wonder, Eg White, Daniel Merriweather, Babyface, Sham & Motesart, Audra Mae Butts, Play Production, Eman, Janis Ian, Danny Mercer, Andrew Goldstein, Jessi Alexander, Tommy Lee James, Corparal, Sauce, Kyle Townsend, Dana Parish, Andrew Hollander, Aaron Pearce, Kuk Harrell, and Walter Afanasieff. In addition, Ne-Yo and Stevie Wonder lend their incredible talents as Dion’s duet partners.

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Having sold more than 220 million albums around the world, Celine Dion is one of the most immediately recognized, widely respected and successful performers in pop music history. In addition to numerous U.S. and international gold, platinum and multi-platinum certifications, Celine Dion has seen two of her albums—Falling Into You and Let’s Talk About Love—each achieve RIAA Diamond status in recognition of sales of more than 10 million copies in the U.S. alone (each selling more than 30 million worldwide). She has been awarded five Grammy Awards, including Record of the Year and Best Female Pop Vocal Performance for “My Heart Will Go On” in 1998, Album of the Year and Best Pop Album for Falling Into You in 1996, and Best Pop Performance by a Duo or Group with Vocal for “Beauty and the Beast” in 1992. Both “My Heart Will Go On” and “Beauty and the Beast” received Best Song Academy Awards for their respective years of release.

In December of 2007, Dion concluded an unprecedented concert engagement in Las Vegas—five consecutive years of sold-out shows at The Colosseum at Caesars Palace, a $100 million venue built exclusively for her performances. This historic, original show, entitled “A New Day…”, was one of the highest grossing concerts in music history, selling more than 3 million tickets in its run and helping make Dion the highest-grossing touring artist in the world from 2000 to 2010. In 2011, Celine returned to The Colosseum with a brand-new critically-acclaimed show, simply entitled “Celine,” playing to sold-out audiences since opening night. This spectacular show, which will continue for several years to come, features Dion’s greatest hits, some surprising covers, and a few songs featured on Loved Me Back To Life, including the title track.

Loved Me Back To Life track list:

1. Loved Me Back To Life

2. Somebody Loves Somebody

3. Incredible (duet with Ne-Yo)

4. Water And A Flame

5. Breakaway

6. Save Your Soul

7. Didn’t Know Love

8. Thank You

9. Overjoyed (duet with Stevie Wonder)

10. Thankful

11. At Seventeen

12. Always Be Your Girl

13. Unfinished Songs

www.celinedion.com

www.facebook.com/celinedion

www.twitter.com/celinedion

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Rajendra Ganotra is the Editor of Spicy Stars Mumbai

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