Since my TV life revolves around what Tata-Sky decides to show me, it appears that UTVi Business has been alive for a while but I can't see it anywhere, not even on my office telly which has an old-fashioned coaxial cable sticking out its backside. So, will wait till then. In other business channel news, Abheek is being tapped up supposedly to head up ET TV(Money TV or whatever it will be called) and Raju, who has throttled back at Papermint, supposedly will look after Mint TV, which will be HT's first foray into television since the ill-fated Home TV fiasco in the late-90's. Strange that Mint might launch a channel because another story doing the rounds is that old man Murdoch, keen to enter the Indian print market might actually 'break' the deal with HT Media (which would ironically help Mint make money) and launch something like WSJ India with either ABP, or as it seems likely the man who bought a test team for the IPL. So, sometime next year you might see the Good Times Street Journal or something as convoluted as that. Wonder where the journalists are, and I don't think I'll get a job anytime soon the way I blabber.
Oh yes, and at NDTV which has a scatterbrained 'convergence' division (they're organising a summit on 'media trends' with a sworn Luddite as the lead keynote speaker) there are plans to launch a print media division too. I don't think NDTV is quite happy that they have fallen behind TV18 in the 'companies launched recently' stakes.