Indiantelevision.com's Headlines Archives - 2005
December
 
Headlines in the month of November
* SSI to acquire controlling stake in Telephoto Ent
* 'Kung Fu Hustle' to make TV debut on AXN in Dec
* Toon Disney gears up to take on Cartoon Network
* Fox signs four to six season deal of 'American Idol'
* CNN to air 'Defining Moments' of the year
* CBS signs wireless deal with Capitol Records for 'CSI'
* History Chnl US to air 'Hollywood's Greatest Villains'
* Tivo launches DVR's in Taiwan
* Sixth season of 'Apprentice' travels to Hollywood
* Panamsat signs transponder deal with CNBC Pak
* BBC Magazines gives Romania a taste of 'Good Food'
* Google appoints Ann Mather to its board of directors
* ATF/AFMI offers media financing insights, rules
* Doha looks out for event firms for 2006 Asian Games
* Women's hockey tourney sets broadcast records
* Sportcal.com seminar on 'Sports Media Rights' in Jan
* BBC to cut costs by £20 million in BBC Finance
* MTV Summit zooms in on 'Women's Empowerment'
* HBO's movie fiesta in December
( 30 Nov 2005 )
* Vibrant media ensures success of democracy: Dasmunsi
* Channel7 to launch 'Power Game' with Ajay Jadeja
* Chabin re-appointed as Promax/BDA CEO
* Channel7 'Scorpio Speedster' eliminations from 3 Dec
* Crest Animation's 'Jakers!' bags Bafta award
* PVR fixes IPO price band at Rs 200-240
* Cartoon Network's 'Hi Hi Puffy AmiYumi' to appear on DVD
* Former Buena Vista president Irving Ludwig dead
* E! Ent re-unites Paris & Nicole in 'Simple Life'
* Wi-Fi TV, US announces channel partner programs
* Media industry needs FDI, transparency: IEC summit
* Trai allows 4% hike in cable prices from 1 Jan
* FremantleMedia inks deal with Britannia Games
* Pawar stumps Dalmiya, takes reins at BCCI
* Cellcast sets up shop in India; Thakar is CEO
( 29 Nov 2005 )
* Chandra plans to revive satellite project
* Tamil chnls plan mega bash for Rajnikant birthday
* MTV to show its first TV film "Transit" on Aids
* History Channel offers slew of shows next year
* PCCW's broadband subscriber exceeds half mn in HK
* Disney, Clear Channel to advertise on iPods
* MagnaQuest bags order for CMB sol. 'MQSubscribe'
* TV watching toddlers read less later: US Study
* North Korean government fumes over CNN doc
* Hit, Nick UK renew deal for 'Bob The Builder'
* CNN Intl hops on PCCW's broadband platform
* CBS in talks with Google for video search
* Bachelor 'Kevin Hill' takes centrestage on Star World
( 28 Nov 2005 )
* Capital shame: molestation bid on 2 journalists
* Zee to digitise 50,000 hours of content
* MTV launches channels on Astra Satellite
* Inox to float IPO, plans 9-city expansion
* Cricket footage: news channels get 7 minutes
* Electronic goods are top buy in US: IBM Survey
* Phillips launches India's first mobile DVD player
* HBO Asia to air epic series 'Rome' from Sunday
* The French want more ethnic diversity on TV
* ESS to air IFA Shield in December
* CBBC to energise content with new commissions
* Globo TV, Marvista's bonanza at ATF
* ABC ends 'Alias' in May
* Deutsche Welle may enter TV & FM radio in India
( 26 Nov 2005 )
* EU urges government to raise FDI in media
* BCCI polls: SC declines to intervene
* Star Gold introduces two properties to end 2005
* UK's ITV and 3 in 3G mobile content partnership
* Channel 7 names Ajit Sahi as head of news
* Zee to premiere 'Ab Tumhare..' with break prog
* Asianet's 'Sthree' claims top spot in opening week
* Christmas celebrations galore on CBBC
* ESPN Star Sports introduces third umpire for PHL
* Vincent Chupin is IOC VP TV rights
* AXN to air 'The Contender' rematch
* Coke's Amit Jain is new MTV India MD
* ITF claims good ratings for Davis Cup, Fed Cup
( 25 Nov 2005 )
* Cricket footage: HC adjourns case to 12 Dec
* Crest plans to raise $30 mn for 3 films
* Amino selected for 1st HD IPTV deployment in USA
* CNN offloads stake in Germany's n-tv
* Disney India premiers 'Toy Story' on 27 November
* Malayalam TV serial targets multiple language deal
* Tandberg TV & PCCW initiate IPTV HDTV roll-out
* Coke's Sunil Gupta joins Dish TV as MD
( 24 Nov 2005 )
* Recreate joins IBM consortium for IPTV
* BBC's 'Voices' examines accents, dialects in the UK
* He Lin, Fremont, pick up acting honours at Emmy
* 'Sansani' celebrates 1 yr of investigative reporting
* NDTV Profit to showcase 'The Best Hotels of India'
* MTV Networks acquires GameTrailers.com
* 20th Century signs digital deal with Movielink
* Hollywood, BitTorrent team up against online film piracy
* NDTV 24x7 ties up with DirceTV in the US
* Liberty Media to acquire stake in Fun Technologies
* Level Up to boost online gaming in India
* CNN airs 'Eye on The Middle East' this week
* BBC journalists win medical journalism awards in UK
* BBC Prime launches in Korea via SkyLife
* ESPN X Games to debut in Dubai in December
* Beyond Distribution, Mediatrade bringing slew of shows to ATF
( 23 Nov 2005 )
* BBC proposes 20% stake in Radio Mid-Day
* Cable operators meet to counter DTH threat
* VSNL ties up with Microsoft for converged solutions
* ESS takes Indian footballers to Chelsea & Arsenalt
* Turner to launch Cartoon Network TOO and Boomerang+1 in UK in 2006
* Prasar Bharati targets Rs 10 billion in revenues
* USA Today Live produces doc for Animal Planet
* US-based ITVN announces intl distribtn agreement
* Emmy Award instituted for digital media
( 22 Nov 2005 )
* Don Salem proposes media ban, I&B ministry disposes
* ACV mulls digital cable launch in Q1 '06
* Tivo brings TV programming to Apple iPod & PSP
* Sahara One in outsource deal for kid's content
* Consumers for Cable Choice nears 700,000 members
* NBC's 'Deal or no Deal' premieres as a 4 night special
* Tiger Electronics inks deal with Cartoon Network and Nickelodeon
* Zee Trendz looks for mininum one hour of local content daily
* Astro Malaysia to launch 50 chnls via Measat 3
* Art Of Living launches radio station on WorldSpace
* RealNetworks rolls out gen next solution for mobile
* Playboy TV Intl, Private Media Group merge
* BBC shortlists three bidders for HR services
* Ex Kagan COO Larry Gerbrandt joins Nielsen Ent.
* WorldSpace enhances retail presence in South Africa
* Discovery US to air "America'sTsunami..."
( 21 Nov 2005 )
* Sri Adhikari Brothers to hold EGM for stock split
* SBC re-launches AT&T; new logo on 21 November
* Dasmunshi takes charge as I&B minister
* Star Plus to launch 'KBC 2' in US in December
* Arianespace readies Insat 4A, weather satellite
* Star needs to look at regional strategy: Guthrie
* Zee earnings hit by rise in prog. investments: MPA
* History Intl buys 'Poisoned' from FremantleMedia
* Tivo taps Tara Maitra as GM content strategy
* 'Lost' to be viewed on mobile phones
* Microsoft, Cablelabs to mkt digital-cable-ready PC
* MTV US celebrates the power of video games
* NBC Universal signs P2P VOD deal with Wurld Media
* FCC's Abernathy to quit next month
* Eutelsat to provide broadband for Al Harbi Telecom
* Discovery treats viewers to Speed Week
* CNN's docs focus on political strife in N. Korea & Aids
* Cellnext launches IVR services for Airtel users
( 19 Nov 2005 )
* Nimbus forays into film distribution with 'Kalyug'
* BroadcastAsia2006 opts new venue for exhibitors
* Channel 7's ' Speedster' hunt comes to Mumbai
* News Corp mulls film production in India?
* HTMT promotes Sanghrajka & Narashima Murthy
* Worldspace debuts parenting show on Moksha
* Sahara One to air Sangeet Awards on 20 November
* 'Harry Potter' opens in 72 Imax theatres globally
* Dasmunshi replaces Jaipal Reddy as I&B minister
* Cisco to acquire Scientific-Atlanta for $ 6.9 bn
* NBC Universal and Wurld Media in P2P content deal
* Gil Cates to produce Oscar Awards for the 13th time
* Hopkins to receive Golden Globes lifetime award
* HBO Films zooms in on low budget comedies in US
* Ron Moss talks to Dia Mirza on Star World
( 18 Nov 2005 )
* India media needs to look within: I&B minister
* Radio Mirchi plans to invest Rs 1.20 billion in phase II radio expansion
* Travel & Living to air 2 localised series in 06
* Sahara India Mass Com. name change in EGM agenda
* BBC Worldwide inks first-look deal with SPT
* SkyStream used for video delivery solutions in China
* DVR benefit hit shows and advertisments: US ntwks
* NDTV Profit relays live IOS Challenger Fight Night
* Disney Animation president Blumberg resigns; Co integrates animation and TV biz
* Arianespace launches two satellites
* Firms tuning in to FM phase II a diverse grouping
* RadioAsia2006 to celebrate 100 years of radio
* KSCA's Chinnaswamy stadium to go Wi-Fi
( 17 Nov 2005 )
* Star threatens to black out Indian Cable Net
* Manisha Koirala joins the board of GV Films
* Prasar Bharati: Govt mulls capital restructuring
* Reliance DTH papers in order: I&B ministry
* Hip-Hop available 24x7 on WorldSpace Flava
* John Travolta is king of the dance floor in BBC poll
* NBC captures the festive mood-'ER' & 'Will & Grace'
* Trump challenges 'The Apprentice' candidates to sing
* Britian's sporting stars contribute to BBC One show
* BBC World Service gets interactive in Bihar
* AOL.com launches broadband network
* Middle East broadcaster Orbit adds Turner's kids channel Boomerang to its offerings
* Seven Star Care TV on a revamp mode
* WWE wrestler Eddie Guerrero passes away
* S1 to launch 2 chnls, Sahay to head news ops
* Raid exposes video piracy racket in Mumbai suburb
* CNN to launch CNN Traveller dedicated for Asia Pac
* Infront gets TV rights for football World Cup
* Gearhouse ties up TPL to boost Tennis Masters Cup
* Bush chooses Tate to fill vacant FCC position
( 16 Nov 2005 )
* BAG institute seminar to address media concerns
* World Congress of History Producers in Rome
* Disney takes up branded block on DD
* Zee News names Raju Santhanam as editor
* Tata AIG Life announces winners of StarKid talent search
* Incablenet to offer digital STBs free on trial basis
* Juniper launches product enhancements for IPTV
* Lanka Tests telecast: DD ire at BCCI
* Fremantle lines up popular shows at Asia TV Forum
* Glover, Neuwirth & Co. to host 33rd iEmmys
* China's first HDTV channel to launch in January
* IPTV revenue to hit $44 bn mark by 2009: Study
* Wortsman named president of Univision TV Group
( 15 Nov 2005 )
* Kids and stars shine at the Pogo Amazing Kids Awards 2005
* Funskool launches new Beyblade - Micro Top Battling Game
* Tata Sky to launch with 150 channels
* 'Chicken Little' tops the US box office
* ABC launches official fan club for hit show 'Lost'
* Mcveigh is ESS senior VP, operations and technology
* Panamsat's 3Q revenue grows marginally
* Hanuman a hit in metros, grosses Rs 70 million
* AOL to webcast classic TV series
* Live 3G Mobile TV service for Vodafone Sweden
* Zee Cafe to broaden lifestyle genre
* Tao is Fremantle US senior VP scripted programming
* Discovery Intl 3Q revenues up 24 per cent
* VOA to launch Urdu programme in Pakistan
* Alibaba.com re-launches Yahoo China for search
* Digital convergence a reality: Deloitte report
( 14 Nov 2005 )
* UTV-Sun JV talks: Channels to get Sun branding
* Kerala media firms make a beeline for FM mkt
* Fanfare galore lined up for kids this Children's Day
* Americans prefer IM to emails: AOL survey
* Fox TV to produce 'Terminator' sequel for television
* George Entwistle is BBC head of TV current affairs
* CBSNews.com signs deal with AOL News
* BBC allows for delivery of TV, radio to desktops
* Asiasat launches Asiasat 2 platform from Hong Kong
( 12 Nov 2005 )
* FIPB clears GA European 7.5 % stake in NDTV
* Star Group shows 22% Q1 revenue growth
* Downlink policy harsh on sports and international news channels
* Webel to spruce up WorldSpace's technology
* Zee-Turner names Arvinder Chopra as Sr VP, sales
* I&B ministry issues downlink guidelines
* SCM Microsystems' CableCards for Korean digital TV
* Dic Entertainment inks international TV deals at Mipcom 2005
* BBC splits comedy and entertainment commissioning
* Yahoo! quits talks with Time Warner on AOL bid
( 11 Nov 2005 )
* Star One delivers on promises and more
* Sahara appoints Ernst & Young to value entertainment business
* Satyam divests stake in Sify for $ 62.62 million
* Telecom sees strong subscriber growth in October
* AETN Intl & Tel-AD launch Biography Chnl in Israel
* Ficci to prepare draft paper on content regulation
* 'Sesame Street' to be 'Gali Gali Simsim'
* Charity lunch offer with Murdoch gets $ 25,100 bid
* Sex on the up on US television, study says
* Zee Marathi increases news content
( 10 Nov 2005 )
* BCCI to elect new office-bearers on 29 November
* Zee launches Zee Arabiya; to invest Rs 1.2 bn
* Sahara One aims 'Kituu' at prime time
* Star World lines up a host of special events
* NBA signs wireless content deal in Japan
* Inmarsat launches second I-4 satellite
* 'Desperate Housewives' Kennedy given the boot
* Sagoo triumphs in BBC Asian Network's competition
* CBBC commissions three new shows
* 'The Apprentice' meets 'Star Wars' on 10 November
* Yahoo! India names Karambelkar as head of content
* Viacom Networks Brasil to launch Vh1 & Logo TV
* BBC News announces changes in TV news division
* VertigoXmedia to design Zee News on-air look
* ABC-Disney TV prez to deliver keynote at Demxpo
* Sexual harassement lawsuit filed against Fox News
* Alexander Hungate is Reuters Asia MD
* ETV-Sony in telecast deal for 207 films
* Zee acquires rights to 'Kyun Ki' & 'Garam Masala'
( 9 Nov 2005 )
* BBC to launch HDTV services by mid-2006
* Vh1 to organise Hip-Hop nights with Flipsyde band
* NBC and CBS to offer prime time shows on demand
* AXN set to launch crime drama series 'Numb3rs'
* Zee Caféís local soap looks to get 'Bombay Talking'
* Zee to lock horns with Sony at 8.30 pm
* 26th American Film Mkt opens with record exhibitors
* Broadband channel stimTVmusic launched
* Disney Internet Group acquires Living Mobile
( 8 Nov 2005 )
* Vivendi Universal Q3 revenues up 12 per cent
* Zee Café to air 'Friends' Season 10
* Zee Marathi claims good show with Shwaas telecast
* Sony set for 'Indian Idol' action
* Trai opens up TV pricing issue
* Yahoo plans to partner with Tivo
* On2 licenses video technology to Tencent Holdings
* Nick US to air special show with former US president Clinton
* Arab TV under scanner for financial irregularities
* Jaideep K P to head MM TV's news division
* Tennis to get a boost with Hawkeye technology
* Orest Olijnyk is BVITV Canada MD
* DirecTV's HDTV to ride on Level 3 technology
* Worldspace launches in Ahmedabad
* AOL unveils music store with MusicNow acquisition
* Bakshi roped in as Disney Consumer Products director
( 7 Nov 2005 )
* Star exits from Radio City's airtime sales
* Future lies in internet & wireless: Parsons
* Malayala Manorama eyes news channel
* Disney Store offers widest selection of exclusive 'Chicken Little' merchandise in US
* Cox, Cablelabs host b'band business exchange event
* Warner Bros. sacks 300 employees to cut costs
* NBC to launch crime cable channel in January
* Sunset + Vine wins award for cricket production
* Ten Sports to air 'The Chevrolet Cricket Show'
* Time Warner Q3 revenues up six per cent
* BSkyB Q1 operating profit up 14 per cent
* BBC helps make the Web more accessible
* AXN turns the spotlight on 'Sports Disasters'
( 5 Nov 2005 )
* Zee channels to launch on DTH in Nigeria
* Prasar Bharati to net Rs 1.5 billion from SL, SA ODIs
* BBC World news launches in US with RealNetworks
* Discovery forms global new media group
* Asianet dominates Kerala State TV Awards '04
* Fifa inks $425 mn deal with ESPN US, ABC
* FremantleMedia sells doc to US pubcaster PBS
* BBC launches online film network in the UK
* DirecTV reports operating profit for 3Q
* UTV, Sun in talks for Tamil kids channel
( 4 Nov 2005 )
* CNBC-TV18 unveils new market-related shows
* Trai to govt: liberalise boardband norms
( 3 Nov 2005 )
* Noted journalist V K Madhavan Kutty dead
* Zee to launch 'Kam ya Zyaada' in December
* Pogo announces nominees for 'Pogo Amazing Kid Awards 2005'
* India TV claims good show with Govinda scoop
* Star World's new show focusses on meaning of life
* AOL founder Steve Case leaves Time Warner
* HBO signs deal with 'Six Feet Under' creator Ball
* CNN International announces anchor appointments
* Zee Cafe celebrates 'Spirit Of Broadway'
* Streaming media subscription rev over 100% in US
* MTV Networks names Wolf president & COO
* DirecTV to unveil first original series in January
* Asianet to telecast sequel to 'Sthree'
* Online content spend in the US nears $1 billion
* Samsung opens R&D center in Asia
* BBC show investigates piracy menace
* IPTV devoted to student filmmakers launched in US
* Turner Classic Movies travels to Canada
* Viacom's 3Q revenues up 10 % to $ 6 billion
( 2 Nov 2005 )
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