Murdoch to tie up with Sun Group to launch Sun daily

Mumbai: Rupert Murdoch is planning to launch the Sun newspaper in India through a tie up with Chennai-based Kalanithi Maran, owner of the Sun group.

The Sun, the flagship publication of Murdoch''s News Corporation, is in talks with Maran''s Sun group to launch an English tabloid in the country. In India the tabloid is likely to be called Sun and would be introduced in south India. The partners planned to launch it in other markets later, they added, but did not reveal the time frame for the launch.

Sun TV recently indicated that it would raise Rs2,000 crore to finance its expansion and would enter into new businesses like aviation.

The company is also in the process of getting into distribution of content through mobile phones, Internet, IPTV and radio.