Aidem Ventures to handle ad sales for Kasthuri TV

By afaqs! news bureau , afaqs!, Mumbai | In Media Publishing
Published : December 11, 2014
Earlier this year, Kasthuri TV appointed White Horse Networks to handle its operations. The channel to undergo a brand revamp exercise in the days ahead.

Aidem Ventures has been entrusted with the ad sales duties of Aidem Ventures White Horse Network ServicesKasthuri TV, a 24-hours Kannada-language, entertainment television channel from Karnataka.

P. Kailasam

Vikas  Khanchandani

Launched on September 26, 2007, the channel is owned by Kasthuri Media and is undergoing a brand refresh.

The channel's operations are currently being managed by White Horse Network Services that was brought on board on November this year. It is now run and managed by White Horse Network Services.

White Horse is currently working on an extensive plan to improve the content, channel packaging, promotional strategy and the overall business of the channel. The channel previously carried 60 percent entertainment and 40 percent news content. The focus has now shifted to pure entertainment and the team will soon unveil the content plan to offer a differentiated offering to viewers within the Kannada Entertainment space.

The overall content will be targeted to reach the holistic family audience. While White Horse Network Services focuses on strengthening the channel's position in the Kannada GEC space, it has mandated its ad sales duties to Aidem Ventures with which it will work closely.

P. Kailasam, CEO, White Horse Network Services says, "We have devised a new content strategy for Kasthuri TV. Based on the research undertaken, the first course of action will be to fill in gaps within the current offerings by strengthening our weekday primetime programming by incorporating fiction and new format shows in the current lineup."

The channel is set to launch five new programmes both fiction and non-fiction, by end of this year. It has strengthened its movie library by acquiring 50 top rated movie titles this financial year. Apart from this, the channel will launch shows on the lines of Kaun Banega Crorepati and Bigg Boss by January end.

On winning the duties, Vikas Khanchandani, Director, Aidem Ventures comments, "It gives us immense pleasure to be associated with Kasthuri TV. We are very excited with this mandate to enhance the advertising potential of the brand. With the White Horse team coming into the picture, we see a tremendous future for the channel. We feel that Kasthuri TV is looking up to some good times ahead."

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