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News Corp in talks to launch Indian tabloid

News Corp in talks to launch Indian tabloid
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First Published: Wed, May 09 2007. 10 52 AM IST
Updated: Wed, May 09 2007. 10 52 AM IST
Reuters
Mumbai: Taking the media expansion trend forward, is the latest entrant to hop onto the booming Indian media scene - Rupert Murdoch’s News Corp is in talks with India’s Sun group, which operates the Sun TV Network Ltd. to launch a tabloid newspaper.
The English tabloid which is likely to be titled ‘Sun’ would be launched in south India before being introduced to other markets.
Officials at Sun TV could not be immediately reached for comment. According to official sources the newspaper is part of Sun TV’s expansion and diversification plans.
Sun group is owned by Kalanithi Maran, the brother of India’s Communications and Information Technology minister.
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First Published: Wed, May 09 2007. 10 52 AM IST