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    UPDATE Strike still on!!!

    In a fillip to TV channels during the ongoing impasse between producers and cine workers, which has resulted in broadcasters airing re-runs of soap operas, advertisers' apex body has asked its members not to ask for a tariff cut immediately.

    "We have written to our members and asked them to support the broadcasters. We are hopeful of arriving at a solution before November 20 the and if not then we will sit down then and think of something," Advertising Agencies Association of India President Madhukar Kamath told news agencies.

    General entertainment channels (GECs) have been airing re-runs of popular daily soaps as the spat between the apex body of cine workers, the Federation of Western India Cine Employees (FWICE) and the producers of the shows on wage hikes continues. The producers had passed on the demand to the broadcasters, who turned down the request.

    With TRPs falling, there has been speculation that advertisers would ask the broadcasters to cut tariffs.

    Advertisers, who pay between Rs 20,000 and Rs 2 lakh for 10 seconds of commercial air-time on Hindi GECs, might also begin looking at sports and news channels as alternate options if the spat continues.

    "The all repeat schedule will naturally impact the audience measurement numbers. We would not like any of you to react in haste and pull out or cancel any current bookings, nor seek any price reductions for the first ten days starting from November 10," the letter by AAAI to its members said.

    Broadcasters had steadfastly refused to producers' demand of hiking charges for the content they provide following strike by cine workers who were asking for raise in their wages.

    This has resulted in a deadlock between the three parties adding to the woes of the audiences who are not getting their daily dose of the soaps.

    "We were never a party to the dispute that relates to the terms and conditions on which producers engage cine workers for the shows they produce for various broadcasters," broadcasters had said in a joint letter to the producers.

    The television channels are hoping that the matter is resolved at the earliest.

    "We are reviewing the situation everyday and are in constant touch with both the advertisers and the producers. We are actively working for finding a solution but a hike is not in the offering," Sony Entertainment Television Executive Vice-President and Business Head Albert Almeida said.

    Producers on the other hand, while empathising with the demand of FWICE, said the timing was not right.

    "Some of the demands may be right but the timing is not, keeping in mind the ongoing economic meltdown across sectors. We are after all a part of the services sector," Creative Eye Chief Executive Officer Dheeraj Kumar said.

    Kumar was of the view that a mutually agreed hike can be worked at "but not to the extent of a wage tariff hike".

    With no solutions in sight immediately, viewers will be have to do with repeat telecasts for at least the month-end.




    Reruns on TV for this week.

    Prithwish Ganguly & Soumyadipta Banerjee
    Saturday, November 08, 2008 03:10 IST

    Producers, workers stick to strike plan

    MUMBAI: This weekend, it may be a good idea to become a couch potato and have your fill of your favourite soaps because come Monday, they're going to go off the air.

    In the biggest crisis facing the TV industry, both the workers'
    federation and producers have decided to go on a strike.

    While the workers have decided to stop work till their demand for
    shift-wise payments is met, the producers, left with little option, have
    decided to suspend shooting.

    With little or no content bank, private TV channels will be hard pressed to keep viewers glued to TV sets. Though most are planning re-runs of old programmes, the National General Entertainment channels, a cluster of about 350 national and regional channels, announced a blackout of fresh episodes of all entertainment and infotainment programmes from Sunday night.

    For the past two days, DNA has reported how the stalemate between
    producers and workers threatened to snowball into a larger crisis,
    affecting viewers.

    The problem has its roots in the workers' demand to be paid by the
    shift instead of the current practice of monthly payments. This amounts to a nearly 300% hike, naturally escalating production costs. Producers tried to solve the crisis by seeking more funds from channels, but they were turned down.

    While producers say they cannot afford to shoot at such low profit
    margins, channel honchos say increased production costs in the midst of the current economic slowdown is something they cannot absorb.

    "There is no way out. We will have to re-package old content and air
    it. We have already made our stand clear to the producers that we cannot afford to pay them more. They must understand the crisis we are staring at during this recessionary phase," said Tarun Mehra, COO of ZEE network.

    Seconding Mehra is Albert Almeida, executive vice-president of Sony
    Entertainment Television. "From Monday onwards, we will only air
    repeat shows as we don't have any fresh content. Repeat shows will
    have huge negative impact on our viewership and advertisement revenues. We hope this deadlock is resolved soon. At the same time, we cannot give in to the illogical terms and conditions of the producers'
    bodies," he said.

    A Star spokesperson too said they would start telecasting old shows from next week. "We are experimenting with recaps, omnibus episodes, story so far etc. We are also planning to put repeats of some of our weekend shows on weekdays," he said.
    The impasse between the workers and the producers has been going on from the first week of October. The situation was defused after producers agreed to pay hikes. But that never happened.

    "A Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) was signed three years back with the producers. But after the agreement ended, the wages have not revised. We have signed another MoU, but the payment agreed upon was never implemented. The producers say the channels have not given them the budget to pay our dues, but it's their fault. They did not take into account our new wages while signing contracts with the channels," said Dharmesh Tiwari, president of Federation of Western India Cine Employees (FWICE), an umbrella body of 22 unions and 1.5 lakh members.





    Channels not ready to relent
    Team After Hours
    Saturday, November 08, 2008 03:25 IST



    The channels are in no mood to give in to the producers' demands of
    a higher price for their productions. As Friday bore no positive results
    for them, they are going ahead with their stand to air old episodes, a
    move which will see their ratings and advertisement revenue nosedive.

    Though big players like Sony, Colors, Star and Zee may survive the jolt, but, the small channels fear that they might have to reduce programming time and in worst case scenario, go for a blackout during the late night slots.

    Sources in different channels are of the opinion that some channels
    might even fill up the void by running advertorial programmes or by
    airing music videos just to retain 24-hour programming.

    Says Anooj Kapoor, business head of SAB TV, "We have to tide over
    this crisis by innovating and re-packaging our old programmes. We have old content to last for two weeks at least. We hope by that time the crisis would get over."

    Albert Almeida, EVP of Sony Entertainment Television, echoed his views.
    Now, the channels are just keeping their fingers crossed."This is an
    unprecedented situation, we only hope that all the concerned people cometo their senses and stop holding the TV industry to ransom," said a spokesperson from Star TV India.


    Producers stop shooting
    Team After Hours
    Saturday, November 08, 2008 03:24 IST

    More than 50% of the TV producers have already stopped shooting because they can't afford wages demanded by the workers' union.The rest of the producers have also decided to stall shooting of serials, reality shows and other programmes starting from Saturday morning.

    In a late-evening development, theproducers decided to go on a strike
    from Saturday morning. All the producers have been told by their
    governing body that Friday would be the last day of work for them.

    "Not a single TV producer is going to shoot from Saturday. It was a
    unanimous decision taken at the meeting and all the producer-members supported it when it was mooted by our governing body. The producers who were still shooting decided to stop work till further notice," said Tony Singh, who has five high-rated soaps running on different TV channels.

    The producer's bodies say that they did not have any option as they
    were caught between the devil and the deep sea.

    "I guess there were no options left but to stop work. Anyways, half
    of the producers were not shooting and the other half joined ranks as a
    show of solidarity," said Ratan Jain, president of AMPTPP
    (Association of Motion Pictures and Television Programme Producer of
    India).


    Fans getting ready to live life without soap operas
    DNA Correspondent
    Saturday, November 08, 2008 03:33 IST



    Hindi soaps may soon run out of lather. The ongoing fight between the TV producers and the workers federation appears to be headed towards a stalemate. If no agreement can be reached, TV soaps will be pulled from air starting from November 10, and fans may soon have to search for alternative ways to keep themselves busy.

    Housewives and dedicated serial watchers are going to be hard hit. Rekha Dave, 45, a housewife, agrees: "I love watching serials and they
    help me relax and get entertained at the same time." Her favourite
    serials are the child marriage-based Ballika Vadhu, Humari Devrani, and the hospital romance Dil Mil Gaye. For her, serials are a way to add some spice to her daily routine.

    Heena Khan, 22, a writer, grew up watching soaps with her family, a
    routine she continues to this day. A fan of Ballika Vadhu, Baa, Bahu and
    Baby and Jasuben Jyantilal Joshi ki Joint Family, she reveals, "As a
    child, I would watch these serials after I came home from school or
    playing with friends. They were, and are, good timepass."

    Priyanka Shetty, 23, a PR consultant, claims she is a serious addict of
    Bigg Boss and Ballika Vadhu, and her favourite serials are the older
    ones like Dekh Bhai Dekh, Yeh Jo Hain Zindagi, Vagle Ki Duniya.

    In the case of her colleague Janhavi Bellare, 21, she is forced to watch
    soaps as her mother and grandmother are fans.

    She rues: "I have no option if I want to watch TV, it has to be
    soaps." There is however, one programme she faithfully watches
    because of its lead hero. "I absolutely love Armaan from the show
    Dill Mil Gaye," she gushes.

    If the soaps go off air, dedicated watchers will soon find themselves
    with a lot of time on their hands.

    What will they do with their time? Priyanka is quick to add, "I do
    have a life beyond serials. The break will help others realise that too.
    Listening to music, taking up a hobby, or just chatting with friends is
    what I usually do in my free time. Only now, I will get more time to
    dedicate to it."

    Off the air, or on it, either way, most Mumbaikars will look at this as
    an opportunity to rid themselves of their addiction to television and
    the world it lives in. It may also mean more time spent with the family.






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    Thanks for the update

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    lol freaking idiots why dont they take their money and shut up and live with it
    if they stop serial they r not even gonna get the money they r getting now:confused2:
    dumbasses
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    damn i wish they hurry cos people are lasting on bigg boss and that finishes this week i wish they hurry up anyways thanks for the news.

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    thx for the information...
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    Pyar To Ittefaq Se Hota Hai.
    Per Pyar Karke Pyar Hi Mile...
    Ye Ittefaq Kisi Kisi Ke Sath Hota Hai.



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    thanx for the update...fingers cross and hoping for the best to come fwd...

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    WTF strike ends then comes back damn yaar they shud know how to even go on strike



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    Default strike not yet over!!!

    i was waiting to c some serials...sad it is still continuing

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    seriously this strike thing sucks man

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    BOO this is f**kin gay


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    it sucks!! man they should really end this strike!!

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    and i was happy for nothin !!!
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    niGaZ wHyLliN!!

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    Thanks for the update


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    thanks for the update.

    i wonder when this strike will end. im missing all my favourate serials.

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    thanks for the news.......

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    i miss my bidaai
    plzzzzzzzzzzz stike enddddddddddddddddddd

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    i was waiting to c kasam se serials...sad it is still continuing

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    thanks for the update

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    Finally most awaited tv workers & producers strike called off.

    New Episodes telecast will start from Monday 24th November 2008

 

 

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