Although production is taking place in a former industrial factory outside Mumbai, viewers will not be able to tell that the all-Chinese version of the global hit reality show Big Brother wasn’t made in Shanghai or Beijing, says The Hollywood Reporter.
The decision to shoot in India was “driven by the available experience and existing infrastructure [of Endemol India],” says Ryan Cheung, managing director at Chinese video giant Youku Tudou, which is producing the show in partnership with Endemol Shine, China. The cast has been flown in from China, and its creators say they will self-censor the show by cutting out abusive language, unruly behavior and anything considered politically sensitive.
The show’s Chinese title will mean “Housemates, Let’s Stay Together” and it will be shown exclusively online. Viewer interaction will be incorporated as the show will also feature contestants being challenged with tasks and voting each other out.
September 26, 2015 No Comments
As a result of double-digit growth reported by its Indian subsidiary, U.S. cereal maker Kellogg is planning to increase its investments in India, as well as setting up its first R&D facility in the country, according to a report in the Times of India.
It plans to establish its third facility in India within three to four years, and has chosen Taloja, near Mumbai as the location for its R&D center which will focus on developing products that more specifically cater to the Indian palate.
Gama reports that John Bryant, chairman & CEO of Kellogg said, “In the last 12-18 months, we invested about $100 million in India, which gives the potential size of opportunity here.” The company is planning to enter the ready-to-eat snacks market in India as well, and Bryant added, “In the next several years, we could have a big footprint in snack as well as cereal. We could be much bigger in India across the entire portfolio.”
September 3, 2015 No Comments
Adding to its engineering centers in Mumbai and Gurgaon, India, Danaher Corporation inaugurated a 500-person research and development center in Bangalore. Spread over 100,000 square-feet, the center will focus on higher-end development. “We are looking to expand with a $100-million outlay in the next two to three years. We aim to double our headcount during that time,” Jai Shankar Krishnan, president of Danaher India. “Today, we are a $500-million business in India with about 6,000 people. We will concentrate on data analytics, internet-of-things and cloud computing. The unit will deliver high-end technology solutions for our global and local businesses.” Krishnan told the Times of India.
The Danaher group has a wide range of companies that design, manufacture and market products and services to professional, medical, industrial and commercial customers. Its brands include Tektronix, Leica, Beckman Coulter, KaVo, Sciex and Fluke. Its legacy R&D operations have applied for over 100 patents from India in the last three years. “We believe India has the strength to deliver more. We see this as a way to accelerate our R&D operations for global segments and concentrate more on our products for the India market,” Jonathan Clark, senior VP-Asia, Danaher Corporation.
August 30, 2015 No Comments
A Mumbai, India based company, DiaSys Diagnostics India, has developed a ten-minute test using a finger-prick process to carry out an array of clinical tests.
Its QDx InstaLab uses low-cost micro-fluidic cartridge technology and novel nanomaterial-based plastic biosensors to check organ function and for conditions such as diabetes, liver disease and kidney disease, and is especially targeted at patients in developing countries. The device can also test cholesterol levels and screen for risk of cardiac disease.
August 29, 2015 No Comments
You Tube creators in India are capturing the color, music, humor, and drama of India to become among the top contributors in Asia in driving You Tube video views. To support this community YouTube has partnered with one of Asia’s largest and most renowned film schools, Whistling Woods International, to set up a new YouTube Space in Mumbai, where content creators will have free access to audio, visual, and editing equipment, as well as training program, workshops, and community events. The Mumbai You Tube Space will be the latest addition to the already existing YouTube Spaces in Los Angeles, London, New York City, Tokyo, Sao Paulo, and Berlin.
There is no official launch date for this Space which is nestled in the hills of Mumbai’s Film City but Google said it is “coming soon”, a news report in USA Today said.
August 29, 2015 No Comments