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* 'FE' editor Baru to be PM's media adviser
* SAB to hive broadcasting division into new company
* Asianet 'innovates' with fresh line-up
* China govt. to launch kids channel by end-2006
* 'Fun Republic' recruiting in Mumbai, Ahmedabad
* 'Jassi' dazzles at FPGI's Apsara awards
* Prasar Bharti invites tenders for equipments
* Marcus Evans plays footsie with new show
* MGM Channel to launch in Spain
* E! Networks president, CEO Herman steps down
* NBC to flag off a reality show 'Reverse Simple Life'
* US to curb rampant online trading of TV shows
(31 May2004)
* Chawla new I&B ministry secretary
(30 May2004)
* Sony Corp seeks two-week extension on MGM deal
* Nielsen's ratings system for NY gets thumbs down
* News Corp unsure of 'Spaceway'; cancels venture
* CNBC Hindi launch before year-end
* Channel 4's Bollywood reality contest irks UK-Asians
* ACC invites bids for Asia Cup live telecast rights
(29 May2004)
* Fox buckles pulls off 'homophobic' show
* 'American Idol' finale ratings dip below last year's
* International Emmy receives a record no. of entries
* US networks HBO, FX to air sitcoms
* BBC World's Husain wins Women Achievement Award
* Sri Lanka to provide AV ent. at public places
* Sharma looks ahead to ent. channel
* Sab TV to launch seven new shows
(28 May2004)
* Sakshi quits 'Devi'; to be replaced by Juhi Parmar
* New govt's 'common plan' silent on media & ent
* Sony creative head Saurabh Vanzara quits
* Fantasia Barrino is Fox's American Idol
(27 May2004)
* Prasar Bharati sets up European arm
* For Zee Music, it pays to play Indian
* Exclusive TV channel for musicians launched
* Merrill Lynch bullish on Viacom in US TV upfront
* Sony tactics fail to dent 'KGGK' supremacy: Star
* ABU, AsiaSat, SARFT cover Poverty Reduction Conf
* HK's i-Cable to distribute TV channel in Chinese city
* 'Bandstand' to twirl new show with 'Idol'
* MTV targets US gays with Logo channel
* Watchit Media Inc. launches Convention Television
* Nagra 'bends it' at UK's Emma awards in TV category
* Marathi news vies for a larger share of the pie
(26 May2004)
* Trai recos for cable TV networks in 2-3 weeks
* Miramax chiefs to buy'Fahrenheit 9/11' from Disney
* AXN says leads among English ent, movie channels
* Horror returns to primetime on Malayalam TV
(25 May2004)
* VAT issue threatens Athens olympics coverage
* Bookmaker to launch betting channel
* Private TV channel opens in Kabul
* Reddy vows to push unfinished agenda
* US TV networks to snub Bush speech
* ITV, Channel Ten to telecast Euro 2004
* On poll result day, Aaj Tak gets viewers' vote
* Live shows pep up Zee Music ratings
* Balaji launches Malayalam soap on Surya
* Reddy to get to work from the start
(24 May2004)
* Reddy gets I&B, Maran telecom, IT
* Yes TV, TV Plus Quit Hong Kong market
* Pakistan to allow screening of Indian films
* Ten Sports bags French open rights
* Balaji's net profit down 3.5 %
* Comcast, Microsoft in licensing deal for TV software
* Creator of 'Millionaire' sues Disney over royalties
* Star Plus readies 'Des Mein...' for a makeover
* Mark Thompson new BBC director general
* Nick to get 'MTV India treatment' for makeover
* Intelsat to withdraw planned IPO of shares
(22 May2004)
* New govt. looks to de-saffronise Prasar
* No buzz in capital's corridors on I&B minister
* Patadia takes the prime plunge with Prima Ent
* Pvt channels lift footage: DD to seek damages
* TVC launches 24-hour shopping channel
* HBO lines up movie bonanza for June
(21 May2004)
* I&B backs news channels' plea on FIIs
* CBS unveils five series with familiar stars
* Hong Kong clubs under Casbaa piracy scrutiny
* US 'gem shopping' channel relaunches as Jewelry TV
(20 May2004)
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Martha Stewart TV Show taken off

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Dr Manmohan Singh India's next PM

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MGM Promotes Flynn

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NATPE to hold television producers' workshop

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CNBC reports a net profit of Rs 130.73 mn

* eAccess to attain AOL Japan's ISP business
* Actor Tony Randal passed away
* Q Television Network completes test broadcast
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Acterna names John J. Jones as new VP

* India to play a key role in BroadcastAsia2004
* CgA World expo '04 kicks off on an optimistic note
* Atika Shubert is CNN's new Tokyo correspondent
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Haber, Vide to distribute mini-series 'Mother Teresa'

* GRB, Fox in talks with CTV for 'Next Action Star'
* Time Warner eyes purchase of Adelphia
* NDTV listed on BSE; opens at Rs 101
* Balaji attempts to break Sony jinx with KAKR
(19 May2004)
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FTA channel Star Utsav from 7 June

* WJZY UPN46 clinches broadcast deal
* 'Scrubs' to continue for next two seasons
* Jimmy Fallon quits 'Saturday Night Live'
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China to promote home-made cartoons

* ABC to reduce comedy shows
* DD's gets bold with 'Miss India'
* CNBC to raise Rs 500 million to boost expansion plans
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We can't take our audience for granted: Asianet VP

* Sahyadri to make commissioned shows on literary works
* Turner spruces Pogo to meet competition
* Star World gets 'Stark Raving Mad'
* Rajat Sharma's India TV to beam from 20 May
(18 May2004)
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'Black Monday' bloodbath on bourses

* Singapore media to get $37.8 million
* Portable gaming revenue to grow to $2.7 billion
* Reeves, Pirates.. honoured at World Stunt Awards
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CBS signs Ray Raymano for 9th & final season

* Star Plus launches a 'sneak-peek' show
* Myanmar launches new channel
* Sylvester Stallone sues MGM
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Surya TV takes on Asianet's horror soap

* B4U Music poised for fresh start with new team
* Asianet to telecast serial on expats
* Narayana Murthy among 4 inducted on NDTV board
* Apathetic turnout marks TRAI's FM radio forum
(17 May2004)
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Trai open forum: mandating CAS only way forward

* Trai consultn. paper on community radio in one month
* Sky to promote quality TV ads
* Star Plus' next kids' show 'K3D' ready to roll
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Malaysian Govt asks pvt channels to stop skin-shows

* China worried about TV stars aping westerners
* French TV's racism is in focus
* Zee MGM set to don more contemporary look
* Zee English to don the action cap
* Smile launches first commissioned show 'Laugh Line'
(15 May2004)
* To cap or not to cap; Trai in contemplation
* HBO US goes 'Six Feet Under' for the 4th time
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NBC to maintain 'Law & Order' situation

* Celebrities to attend the Edinburgh TV Festival
* 21 arrested in satellite TV scam in US
* Naked TV reveals maiden deals
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Basu returns to Star with India's 'Child Genius' 16 May

* Frasier departs, might get a new job
* US networks to finalise primetime schedules
* Next stop Asia for NBC Universal?
* Intelsat has signed a deal with Golden Telecom
(14 May2004)
* B'cast industry awaits new I&B minister
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NBC's long-term contract with Tom Brokaw

* Conax obtains CA certificate from SARFT
* WGA, proucers, networks to meet on 1 June
* Disney's 2Q net up 71%
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BBC's Pillai buoyant about covering elections

* Intelsat acquires Comsat to strengthen govt sol. unit
* Korean soaps gain popularity in US
* BSkyB reports colossal profit rise
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East meets west in 'Where's the party yaar'

* Markets stabilise after initial tremors
* Crime, trauma, true grit in new shows on Reality TV
* Vikas Varma joins UTV as COO TV content
* Smriti loses - ideal bahu cuts no ice with Delhi voters
(13 May2004)
* News sites picking up share in video streaming mkt
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Fox lines up special episode of 'That 70's Show' in US

* CNN Intl makes correspondent, anchor appointments
* NBC-Vivendi Universal merger complete
* Analyst upgrade trigger Disney share rise
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Twin NDTV channels to telecast Apsara Awards live

* Adios 'Frasier', Grammer hints return
* Zee DTH channel Smile TV now on cable
* Bihar cable ops threaten statewide TV blackout
* Internet hub for broadband across Middle East
(12 May2004)
* Trai CAS recommendations by July
* Zee TV wins rights to 'Munnabhai MBBS'
* KL satellite plans to offer 100 new channels
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China emerges as world's 2nd largest radio market

* Disney to publish 'Chicken Little' video game
* Disney's Playschool set to enter Singapore on 15 May
* Asianet, Surya neck and neck in Kerala
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BBC to launch Flexible TV; gateway to online television

* Nielsen 'People Meters' under fire
* CNBC gears up for poll D-Day with 'Judgement Day'
* Aaj Tak hold loosens to main rivals' benefit
(11 May2004)
* New horror show: Sahara gets 'unreal'
* Asianet introduces fixed-duration serial
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BBC World now flies on Gulf Air

* MTV, Yahoo! team up for Quincy Jones extravaganza
* WWE wrestler Bradshaw joins forces with CNBC US
* ZICA to launch its Kolkatta arm
(10 May2004)
* Singapore's Mediacorp restructures management
* CNBC show pits students against corporate honchos
* Aaj Tak goes '100/100' for poll climax
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Good growth seen in telephony service subscriber base

* New tie-up on Digital Indian Music Download
* Raised forecasts spur News Corp's channel plans
* Indian short film gets International award
(8 May2004)
* Padmalaya to launch 10 films this fiscal
* After 10 years, 'Friends' bids a graceful farewell
* BBC shortlists three bidders for technology unit
* Fox looks to control TV costs with new division
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ESS ropes in Bhaichung Bhutia for football promotion

* Study stresses role of pubcaster in building social capital
* Apsara awards nominees announced
* Americans hooked to surfing at work: Study
(7 May2004)
* News Corp Q3 net up 69% at $465 m.
* MGM weighs take-over options, delays annual meet
* Ed Wilson new Fox TV network president
* B4U creative head Yugander calls it quits
* Bombay HC grants partial reprieve to Go 92.5 FM
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HC stays encashment of Suryan FM's bank guarantee

* Win's star RJ to move to Radio City
* Infotainment channel Amrita TV on the anvil
* Hungama TV on programme commissioning spree
* MTV woos international music lovers
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AOL launches video game site

* Disney nixes anti-Bush documentary
* E! Networks has India entry in its sights
* Columbia Tri encourages exhibitors to reach for the stars
(6 May2004)
* Zee puts in Rs 1 billion behind star hunt
* 'Vivendi Universal first quarter revenues decline
* The Great Escape... Indianised
* Government keen on community radio
* UTV launches movie studio model
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EC endorses prompt FM fees payment

* Bertelsmann up by 186 mn euros in Q1 2004
* US women get first porn network 'Playgirl'
* Diane Nelson promoted at Warner Bros. Entertainment
* Al Gore's INdTV acquires Newsworld Intl
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40-50 million viewers to watch 'Friends' finaley

* Panamsat reports revenue rise for Q1 2004
* I&B to refer FM issue to EC
* Casbaa releases Fast Facts 2004 handbook
(5 May2004)
* 'The Simpsons' cast ends strike
* Assets recast at News Corp
* K Sera Sera may set up TV prod. house
* Zee Cinema adds the live factor - interactive vans
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AXN Asia chief Todd Miller promoted

* Kevin Reilly new NBC entertainment president
* India in the USTR priority watch lists
* US cable TV chiefs take on rivals
* [V] = reality: A new equation for '04
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WGA-US TV producers talks to continue Wednesday

* Casbaa to stage satellite industry forum
* Anime Network set to launch as 24-hour channel
* It's a 'Mad' world on Zee English this summer
(4 May2004)
* Soccer maintains momentum among Asian telly viewers
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Doug Miller is executive VP, MD Disney Intl Asia-Pacific

* MTV US' initiative to involve youth in electoral process
* First 24x7 gaming channel to launch next year in US
* BBC looks to hook Europeans online
* Padmalaya seeks 400 animators for new projects
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'Me numero uno' claims Radio City

* ABC looking to do 'Extreme Makeover' on NBC's 'Friends'
* General Anand elevated to IndusInd CEO
(3 May2004)
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