Cinemaya to Distribute Telugu Times in USA

CineMaya Media Group has announced that it will distribute Telugu Times in Unites States of America. Telugu Times is the first Global Telugu newspaper published from San Jose andNew York, USA since February 2004.

‘CineMaya Media Group has aggressive growth plans for India ties up Telugu Times.
In USA, Malayalees, Punjabis, Gujaratis, Tamilians and other Indian communities have newspapers in their own languages and Telugu Times filled in the gap for Telugu community. Telugu Times has become known not only as a media vehicle for Telugu community for compreshensive news, but, also a media connection between the community and its motherland’, Nayan Padrai, President of CineMaya Media Group said .

The US based CineMaya Media Group, which concentrates specifically on the Indian demographic in North America, has been gradually spreading its presence in India through platforms across the spectrum of media, entertainment and marketing.

Many NRIs, film stars, FAPCCI President Atluti Subba Rao, film star turned realtor Murali Mohan, NRI Jayaram Komati have graced the fourth anniversary celebrations of Telugu Times. Speaking on the occasion Mr. Subba Row V. Chennuri, Manading Director of Telugu Times expressed his happiness on the tie-up.

The Non Resident Telugu Community is the fastest growing community amongst the Indian ethnicity in the USA with a population estimated at oever 500,000. Telugus play an active role in the USA economy and at the same time are very much bonded to the motherland of Andhra Pradesh.

The Cinemaya Group distributes and markets the Telugu tabloid, Telugu Times, in North America. Telugu Times is owned by Telugu Times Media Inc. USA. Recently, the CineMaya Group bought a majority stake in the publication and the right to publish it in the region. The tabloid is monthly and targets Telugu NRIs living in North America, who form almost 23 per cent of the total Indian population living in the region. Beginning April, the CineMaya Group hopes to publish it bi-monthly. The tabloid has 32 pages and a circulation of 20,000 copies.

Other publications under the banner of the CineMaya Group include The Indian Express’ weekly North American edition and Divya Bhaskar’s weekly Gujarati North American edition. All the publications have a 4:6 ratio of North American and Indian content.

‘we are happy to associated with Cinemaya a publicly traded company in North America. Adding further he stated that Cinemaya Group also publishes The Indian Express, North American Edition(English Weekly) and Divya Bhaskar North American Edition(Gujarati Weekly) for a bundled offering and synergy in operations. Mr. Komati is a restaurateur and owns the Swagat Group of Restaurants and is a well known community leader in USA and President Elect for Telugu Association of North America(TANA, a Nationwide umbrella body of Telugu community in USA)’ Jayaram Komati, Chairman, Telugu Times said.

“In USA, Malayalees, Punjabis, Gujaratis, Tamilians and other Indian communities have newspapers in their own languages and Telugu Times filled in the gap for Telugu community. Telugu Times has become known not only as a media vehicle for Telugu community for compreshensive news, but, also a media connection between the community and its mother land.

Through its film and production division, CineMaya Films, established last year in Mumbai, the group plans to foray into films and content creation for television channels. The division aims to create content that’s engaging and gripping for the young audience in India. The CineMaya Media Group is a publicly traded company. It established offices in Mumbai and New Delhi in 2007 and inaugurated its Hyderabad office recently in February. Some of its clients in the diaspora marketing space include Shaadi.com, Fropper.com, Indya.com and Yatra.com. The group claims revenue of US$ 6 million in 2007, with a compounded annual growth rate (CAGR) of 57.42 per cent.

The US based CineMaya Media Group, which concentrates specifically on the Indian demographic in North America, has been gradually spreading its presence in India through platforms across the spectrum of media, entertainment and marketing. Speaking at a 4th Anniversary Celebrations of Telugu Tabloid, Telugu Times here in city at Jayabheri Club on Saturday night Mr. Nayan Padrai, President of CineMaya Media Group said they have tied-up with Telugu Times for distrubution in USA. Telugu Times is the first Global Telugu newspaper published from San Jose,New York, USA since February 2004.

Many NRIs, film stars, FAPCCI President Atluti Subba Rao, film star turned realtor Murali Mohan, NRI Jayaram Komati have graced the fourth anniversary celebrations of Telugu Times. Speaking on the occasion Mr. Subba Row V. Chennuri, Manading Director of Telugu Times expressed his happiness on the tie-up.

The Non Resident Telugu Community is the fastest growing community amongst the Indian ethnicity in the USA with a population estimated at oever 500,000. Telugus play an active role in the USA economy and at the same time are very much bonded to the motherland of Andhra Pradesh.

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