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Headlines for the month of October 2001

Broadcast India symposium concludes in Mumbai (31 October 2001)
DesiTV launched in America (31 October 2001)
Contests2win launches first sit.com (31 October 2001)
Big players in fray for live cricket coverage on DD (31 October 2001)
Artistes' association felicitates TV actors (31 October 2001)
Zee's Goyal elected director of international broadcasting body (31 October 2001)
With DirecTV gone, will Murdoch look to India to push DTH ambitions? (30 October 2001)
ESPN Star sports launches channel in Korea on 1 November (30 October 2001)
New JV for merged ratings service, TAM's LV Krishnan to head (30 October 2001)
IBF not to allow non-broadcasters on board (29 October 2001)
ZedCA will leverage expertise of Pune University. (29 October 2001)
HBO stakes its all on 'Band of Brothers' (29 October 2001)
Rajat Jain takes charge of SET MAX (27 October 2001)
BBC Worldwide, Star launch Hindi version of 'Weakest Link' (25 October 2001)
Film City to house Maharashtra government's uplinking earth station (25 October 2001)
New addition to DD family soon by the name Bharati (25 October 2001)
Match fixing a distant memory as viewers tune in to cricket (25 October 2001)
Zee reschedules three new shows to get more viewers (25 October 2001)
ESPN Star Sports acquires Champions Trophy rights (25 October 2001)
Zee Telefilms chucks out Chakra (25 October 2001)
Revenue department clarifies ad agency commission norms (24 October 2001)
Balaji's Q2 net profit Rs 66 million (24 October 2001)
Nickelodeon goes interactive with kids in the UK (23 October 2001)
FTV encrypting 1 November (23 October 2001)
Sony hopes soaps will do for the near term (23 October 2001)

AOL Time Warner gets first foreign cable carriage rights in China (23 October 2001)

Zee Telefilms net down 8 % in Q2 (22 October 2001)
Vijay TV claims rise in ratings (22 October 2001)
'Common man' takes centre stage in show launching on Alpha Marathi next month (22 October 2001)
PSLV places three satellites in orbit (22 October 2001)
DD seeks Diwali and year-end programmes from private producers (22 October 2001)
IBF plans to limit membership to broadcasters (20 October 2001)
AXN has some buzz going with BBC, Discovery (20 October 2001)
In House banks on soaps to bring in the dough (20 October 2001)
Next month Star World tempts viewers with new reality show (20 October 2001)

Pentamedia's kid's channel Splash formally launched (19 October 2001)

Channel Guide expects cable ads to bring in revenues (19 October 2001)

Scientific-Atlanta reports lower first quarter results amid job cuts (19 October 2001)

Scientific-Atlanta in major push in Belgium, Japan (19 October 2001)
Two new categories in this year's Asian Television Awards (19 October 2001)
Nimbus threatens to seek damages after Sri Lanka cricket board terminates deal (18 October 2001)
Doordarshan television awards on 11 December (18 October 2001)
Paul FitzPatrick takes over as executive VP and COO of Crown Media Holdings
Cartoon Network sees localisation as key to its fortunes (18 October 2001)
New faces on the Prasar Bharati board (18 October 2001)
Star lines up some more soapy nights (17 October 2001)
HBO gets bold and sporty in November (17 October 2001)
Balaji could touch Rs 1000 million in revenues this year (17 October 2001)
Official denies Tara set to shut shop (16 October 2001)
TMG Enter brings home technology @school (16 October 2001)
ESPN Star Sports scores with Premier League broadcast sponsorships (16 October 2001)
Sun Network will feed the movie hungry KTV (15 October 2001)
Three years after post fell vacant, UR Rao is Prasar Bharati chairman (15 October 2001)
BBC to tie-up with Prasar Bharati for AIDS awareness programmes (15 October 2001)
CNBC India, Home Trade launch investor camps (13 October 2001)
Sherita Ceasar does Scientific-Atlanta proud (13 October 2001)
A 'Different Ball Game' for National Geographic (12 October 2001)
Mumbai peoplemeter revamp 50 per cent complete (12 October 2001)
Two-way Internet services suite on television launched (12 October 2001 )
B4U expects operating profits of $ 2 million this fiscal (11 October 2001)
Raj TV launches teleport facility (11 October 2001)
Home Cable claims it has issued legal notice to ESPN (11 October 2001)
Alcatel Spacecom, Arianespace buy 13 % stake in Agrani for $ 20 m (10 October 2001)
Bloomberg TV starts beaming off AsiaSat-3 (10 October 2001)
American artistes show united front through yet another planned spectacular (10 October 2001)
DD, AIR to expand wings in the North-East (10 October 2001)
Cartoon Network lines up Diwali contest (10 October 2001)
Zee scrip spiraling downwards (9 October 2001)
ESPN wins Delhi court ruling; Home Cable told to pay up (9 October 2001)
Tide has turned for Sony, asserts Dasgupta Seven new shows launching in next three months (9 October 2001)
Qatar's Al-Jazeera TV: In the spotlight for all the right reasons (8 October 2001)
VIEWPOINT: US NEWS NETWORKS FAILED TO PRESENT THE BIG PICTURE (8 October 2001)
AXN 'Survives' cautiously amidst plans to air new reality show in November (8 October 2001)
Sun Network's Telugu channel Gemini TV likely to launch interactive show 20 October (8 October 2001)
Nickelodeon Asia premieres its first Asian show (8 October 2001)
Vijay TV launches with innovative campaign (6 October 2001)
Entries invited for Super pitch 2001 to be held in Singapore 7 December (6 October 2001)
Ideal Systems starts India operations (6 October 2001)
DD's search for distributing and marketing of DD-World continues (6 October 2001)s
B4U Movies spreading the message (6 October 2001)
SET in for major administrative changes, 'rightsizing'? (5 October 2001)
Lakshmi Venkat joins UTV as creative director (5 October 2001)
CNBC organising 'Managing India Brainstorm' 9 October (5 October 2001)
Nickelodeon goes underground to appease teenyboppers (5 October 2001)
Bomb scare at Sony's Mumbai offices (5 October 2001)
Programming head Rekha Nigam out of Sony Entertainment (5 October 2001 )
CII-E&Y action report on media to be ready 16 October; moots pricing model for channels (4 October 2001 )
9th MIPCOM JUNIOR opens in Cannes 6 Oct (4 October 2001 )
Ariane 4 boosts Eutelsat's Atlantic Bird 2 (4 October 2001 )
Zee UK completes makeover (3 October 2001 )
Launch of Insat-3C not before 2002 (3 October 2001 )
Bitstream, NDS sign deal for first satellite TV platform in Korea (3 October 2001 )
Net4India announces registration of .INFO domain names for Rs 650 (3 October 2001 )
CableLabs certifies two DOCSIS* 1.1 modems and qualifies two CMTS (3 October 2001 )
'Super Selector' sets world record as 100,000 sign on ( 3 October 2001 )
Sony to air Disney series 'Honey, I Shrunk the Kids' from Sunday (2 October 2001 )
Hathway looks to operate from three headends in Mumbai in the long term (3 October 2001 )
UTV hopes three new shows on Zee hit the mark ( 1 October 2001 )
Two Aaj Tak staffers among 4 mediapersons killed along with Scindia in UP plane crash (1 October 2001 )
Telethon spectacular spawns another benefit concert. (1st October 2001)

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*OCTOBER 2001
*SEPTEMBER 2001
*AUGUST 2001
*JULY 2001
*JUNE 2001
*MAY 2001
*APRIL 2001
*MARCH 2001

*FEBRUARY 2001

*JANUARY 2001

*ARCHIVES FOR THE YEAR 2000


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