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* Govt issues CAS notification; CAS in 3 metros by 31 December
* Trai rejects MSO plea for a la carte rates for new channels
* India to play Australia, Windies in September
* Hinduja TMT Q1 records profit at Rs 1670.53 million
* I&B announces initiatives to boost film industry
* Crest Animation Q1 FY07 revenues at Rs 51 million
* Sony to launch 'Dancing with the Stars' in September
* TV18, SAIF's Home Shopping appoints Malhotra as CEO
* Radio One kicks off in Bangalore on 1 August
* [V] launches animated Simpoo on wireless platform
* Mirchi to be on common frequency 98.3 FM from 1 Aug
* Govt to set up 3 TV centres, 8 more to be augmented
* Lanka Tri-series: SC to rule on Ten Sports' plea
* LG outlines growth strategy in the US
* Asian American youth affecting US pop culture
* Universal Music launches mobile initiative in Holland
* Voom HD, Electric Sky to create niche programming
* Sun TV Q1 net up 52% to Rs 422.3 million
* Woosh in internet television deal with Sky TV
* Vivendi Games turns on the heat with ‘Miami Vice’
* BSkyB’s revenues up 8%
* PBS announces online download initiative
* Channel NewsAsia announces new weekend shows
* Chris Cornell to perform title song for new Bond film
( 31 July 2006 )
* Broadcast Bill likely to skip domestic content clause for English movie channels
* Verizon, GN Netcom bring b'band headsets to US mkt
* Star World ramps up programming next month
* Sony to release 'Spiderman 3' in May 2007 in Imax
* Shemaroo celebrates the comic Hungama of Rawal
* Rajshri Media to create humorous content for telecom
* 2929 Ent CEO Wagner in Mipcom keynote lineup
* 'Lost' interactive game gathering steam
* XM Satellite Radio surpasses 7 million subscriber mark
* Luxury cars, warriors on The History Channel's plate
* Broadband subscription in the US up 33 per cent: FCC
* Ric Bailey is the BBC’s new political adviser
* Arianespace to launch Arabsat's BADR-6 satellite
( 29 July 2006 )
* International Emmys judging: BAG Films' 'Siddhant' through to Finals
* TV18, Balaji scrips shine on strong Q1 results
* Trai seeks opinion for fixing basic tier CAS cable rates
* Inox Leisure Q1 net doubles to Rs 83.7 million
* E! Entertainment TV debut popular shows on iTunes
* MGM channel gets distribution deal in Africa
* ABC, Tivo win interactive Emmys
* TV18 net up 65% at Rs 138.21 million
* Toon Boom Animation set to sell software 'Storyboard'
* BBC using pc phone tech to boost radio journalism
* WWE inks deal with Canadian broadcaster for ECW
* K.I. Kwon is LG Electronics US president
* LCDs, cameras allow Sony to better its quarterly result
( 28 July 2006 )
* B.A.G Films Q1 net drops to Rs 5.6 million
* Broadcast Bill Darbaar raises lively online debate
* Animax to launch four new shows
* Hungama TV kicks off auditions for 'John Aur Kaun?'
* ABC plans to bring contemporary 'Peter Pan' on TV
* Warner HV & Film Life to distribute urban films on DVD
* Balaji Telefilms Q1 net up 39% at Rs 174 million
* ENIL Q1 revenue up 69%, net profit at Rs 13 million
* Star Plus partners HLL for kids talent hunt show
* Dasmunsi reiterates govt resolve on Broadcast Bill
* Mobile 365 powers SMS service for Skype
( 27 July 2006 )
* TV Today mulls business channel, Bloomberg tie-up
* ESS announces exec appointments; Vijay Rajput is COO
* PlayFirst releases 'SpongeBob SquarePants Diner Dash' for the Macintosh
* 4Kids' popular properties to launch on VOD channel on Comcast
* CNN doc examines the plight of illegal immigrants
* Pogo Amazing Kids Awards get interactive this year
* UN in global news, video monitoring deal with Teletrax
* Star World focusses on crime with new show 'NCIS'
* Ekta, Irani to co-produce Star Plus' 'Thodi Si Zameen...'
* India to host Afro Asia Cup next year
* AOL co-founder Case apologies for Warner merger
* Granath US Academy of TV arts and sciences chairman
* News Corp to acquire a stake in Turkish TV station
* Zonemedia initiates rebranding excercise
* MTV Asia Pac postpones first edition of Movie Awards
* Vijay TV set to launch 'Kallaka Povadhu Yaaru 2'
* US media companies unite in effort to help parents monitor kids' TV
* Warner makes classic TV shows available on iTunes
* Emmy Awards to salute TV icon Dick Clark
* Motorola to extend portfolio of 'video anywhere' solutions with acquisition
* CNN doc traces the footsteps of Osama bin Laden
* Guba, MPAA to crack down on movie piracy
* Time Warner's Parsons Mipcom Personality of the Year
( 26 July 2006 )
* Broadcast Bill: Ficci to examine legal implications
* UTV Q1 revenue up 7% at Rs 523 million
* Post Hungama, UTV to plan for second stage of growth
* Zee Telefilms board approves demerger proposals
* Sri Lanka amends levy on foreign television content
* Star India to weave advertiser funded shows
* No sole sport rights to Doordarshan: Govt
* Vidyasagar heads Star internet, merchandising thrust
* HP, Nokia & Radio Mirchi to market visual radio in India
* CAS: MSOs at odds over carriage, basic tier fees
* ABU Digital Radio Convention to focus on complete digital transition
* Walt Disney to buy out Hungama TV, take 15% stake in UTV
( 25 July 2006 )
* I&B ministry fails to list Broadcast Bill for Parliament
* UTV scrip up on Disney deal buzz
* Sun TV in for a consortium with Red FM
* Asianet looking to launch educational channel
* Zee Telefilms' Q1 consolidated net slips 28% at Rs 562 mn
* Hathway rolls out broadband services in Chandigarh
* Television sports agency Sportfive put up for sale
* Zee Sports to move to Zee Turner 2nd bouquet
* Motorola, Yahoo! expand global alliance
* Guardian signs a search deal with InfoSpace
* Parliament TV channel 'Lok Sabha TV' launched
* Murdoch plans to divide wealth equally btw children
* Podcasting in the US gaining momentum
* NBC to air Madonna tour in November
* Phillips India launches on the go MP3 players
* Discovery US enhances online news service
* Puerto Rico’s Rivera triumphs on Miss Universe
* Ficci bats for TV industry, seeks convergence norms review
( 24 July 2006 )
* Manorama News launch deferred to 17 August
* Star World to telecast 'Miss Universe' live on 24 July
* NGC looks at an 'Emerging India' next month
* History Channel celebrates 'Pirates' fever with special
* ESS to air European Athletics Championships
* Radio Disney signs deal with MobiTV
* Cartoon Network US to develop Massively Multiplayer Online Game with Grigon Entertainment
* AOL announces closed captions for online video
* Yantra, Asianet prog. initiative takes on movie piracy
( 22 July 2006 )
* HT Media net trebles at Rs 306.3 million
* Eutelsat reports marginal revenue growth
* China Video Industry Association to develop HDMI technology with Silicon Image
* Columbia Pics & MGM to release Bond film on 2 May '08
* Paris Hilton's self-titled album to release on 22 Aug
* Ceva & Astri in alliance to develop new generation multimedia for Hong Kong & China
* Disney on a job vutting spree; starts with studio head Jacobson
* CNN US develops state of the art weather centre
* Media companies oppose Broadcast Bill 2006
( 21 July 2006 )
* Shemaroo to license movie rights to cable ops
* Media scrips soar as Sensex recovers
* 'Miami Vice' set to release on 25 July in US
* Sun TV FY06 net up 70%, declares 20% dividend
* BBC reorganises to focus on digital future
* Films Division and NFDC to digitise archives
* Asia-Pacific leads IPTV growth: In-Sat research
* Casbaa, Fifa go to court against unlicensed WC airing
* India TV expands editorial team
* JumpTV to expand presence in South Asia
* Fifa WC final generates viewership of 313 million
* HC sets 1 Jan '07 deadline for CAS implementation
* Discovery biz unit to launch Health On-Call VOD service
( 20 July 2006 )
* Malaysia's Astro eyes significant FM presence in India
* Reuters in tie up with Airtel to offer commodity price service
* Dish TV moves SC over Star channels' pricing
* Channel [V] appoints Kanwar as VP Content & Comn
* DVRs, HDTV to boost TV viewership, advt in US: PwC
* 83 countries invited for Oscar foreign language films
* British Olympic promo to become Hollywood film
* Phillips reports sales growth of 10 per cent in 2Q
* Verizon Wireless delivers 'Rock Star: Supernova”
* BBC News launches photography competition
* Samsung India launches slim mobile phones
* AXN turns on the heat with 'Fight Night'
* William Holt to oversee MTV US’ digital initiatives
* Speculation runs high on Echostar DirecTV merger
* Sky launches a free broadband service for customers
* Dish TV inks deal with BVITV for MoD service
* Walt Disney Studios to increase branded output strategy
* Orange, Alcatel test new mobile broadcasting concept
* NBC signs drama series deal with filmmaker Spike Lee
* BBC, Apple executives top UK media power list
* NGC launches a global music broadband channel
* Fifa finals get a record audience in Europe
* ETC Music business head Ashish Chakravorty quits
( 19 July 2006 )
* Zee Telefilms likely to call off deal to buy Venus
* Tata-Sky approaches TDSAT against Zee over bouquet pricing
* Asianet's 'Idea Star Singer' semifinals to kick off
* NDTV revenue up Rs 640 million for Q1 ended 30 June
* Dic Entertainment & Thomopoulos Productions form JV
* Sahara One's music channel christened Hit
* Satyam to focus on M&E space with UK consultancy
* Fremantle Archive Sales launches catalogue online
* China exports of CCTV DVRs to reach $139 mn in 2006
* China Digital Media Corp finishes digital TV migration
( 18 July 2006 )
* Times Now tweaks look, launches 4 news shows
* Sri Lanka imposes tax on foreign content
* Siemens hosts workshop targeting Indian telecom mkt
* Asianet to launch prime time soap 'Ammathampuratti'
* KickApps launches online video generated user solution
* Nielsen signs deal with Wegener for encoder product
* Global mobile media firm Mobile Streams gains foothold in Asia
* Podcasting growing in the US: Nielsen survey
* Indian TV channels to show solidarity with Mumbai blast victims
* Producer Abrams leaves Disney for Warner, Paramount
* NBC's 'The year without a Santa Claus' in the making
* Channel NewsAsia goes in for new look
* Yahoo introduces new finance features
* Paramount ropes in Huntsberry as COO
* US public TV stations association testing alert system
* Hinduja Group appoints Prabal Banerji as CFO
* Lionsgate signs content deal with Studio Canal
* Alliance Atlantis licenses 2nd window rights for ‘CSI’
* ‘Lost’ triumphs at the DVD technical awards
* Hathway launches interactive gaming service
* 'Lost', 'Grey’s Anatomy' to debut in China
( 17 July 2006 )
* Zee TV to defend turf with 'Cinestar ki Khoj', 'Sa Re Ga Ma Pa Challenge'
* Ten Sports to telecast German MotoGP live on 16 July
* Sesame Workshop joins hands with Wal-Mart Stores
* Zee Cafe to launch 'Love Monkey' & 'Sopranos V'
* Star World looks to tantalise viewers with Criss Angel
* Mark Burnett plays 'Devil's Advocate' for Sci Fi Channel
* 138 million+ viewers streamed on Fifa's website
* Nat Geo, S'pore EDB invite entries for docu. fund
* Lionsgate expands into television syndication business
* Fremantle to make shows available for net download
* Eurodata TV to provide research on Pakistan channels
* EU court reverses EC decision on Sony BMG deal
* Comedy Central enhances its broadband channel
* Animal Planet to showcase 'Great Savannah Race'
* KT-Korea campaigns for faster IPTV adoption
( 15 July 2006 )
* Indiavision to launch ent channel 'Yes' on 5 Nov
* Zee scrip gains following TDSAT verdict
* Zee Sports to showcase Fed Cup action in September
* Oxygen puts a new twist to relationship reality genre
* Disney set to cut down on costs with fewer films
* TDSAT to Star: give channels to Dish TV
* Communications network Avaya does the job for Fifa
( 14 July 2006 )
* Content differentiation key for FM radio business
* Primetime in JV with South African firm for radio
* Radio Mirchi to launch visual radio in Delhi
* 'Big Brother' comes a knocking on Sony this November
* Yahoo! & Microsoft to merge online chat services
* Indiagames, Airtel to launch 'Games on Demand'
* Online players cash-in on Fifa with web content
* Radio City dominates 2006 Promax India Radio Awards
* 'Dus' wins award for action film at AXN Action Awards
* I&B minister Dasmunsi hints at major revamp of draft broadcast bill
* FremantleMedia to launch 'Prehistoric Park' on DVD
* Turner to launch Cartoon Network in Korea
* China Telecom, Utstarcom to expand IPTV in Shanghai
* Internet TV 'Speaking Channel' debuts in the US
* Hurray! enters wireless service pact with MTV China
* Star One revamps Friday prime time
* HBO, Cingular Wireless bring 'Entourage' to mobile
* Fox Sports, MLB ink seven year rights agreement
* Montgomery to join DreamWorks Animation board
* AXN to roll out Sci-Fi, Crime Networks in Central Europe
* Comedy Central celebrates comic icons with new show
* BBC's annual review indicates trust on a high
* BBC's new show to focus on the miracles of Jesus
( 13 July 2006 )
* Ten acquires India rights to UEFA Champions League
* Failure analysis committee on GSLV-F02 constituted
* Innovative content a must to catch the 'tough crowd'
* Film & TV Prod. Guild opposes proposed Broadcast Bill
* Synovate to expand global media research services
* MobiTV receives $70 m investment by Oak Investment
* ABC Asia Pac to launch as Australia Network on 7 Aug
* XIC & RadioActive bring Radio B'cast training courses
* BSkyB bags Mobile TV broadcast rights to EPL
* Content usage: Yash Raj effects new rate card
* Disneyland Resort debuts first-ever video podcast
* SET to simulcast key Champions Trophy & World Cup matches on Max, Sab
* Texas Instruments strengthens India presence
* US wireless music services to gain over 50 mn users
* KyLinTV signs Woman TV to provide Chinese fare via IPTV
* MobiTV announces service on Windows Mobile
* Mipcom '06: Ahuja to deliver Mobile TV keynote
( 12 July 2006 )
* IBF, IMG meet I&B secretary Arora on Broadcast Bill
* If transponder space unavailable on Insat-4B, Sun might opt for Measat3
* Endemol India to produce Star One show TGILC Dwitiya
* Zee unveils state-of-the-art digital studio in UAE
* Star One brings Nach Baliye, Remix 2nd seasons
* Sahara to launch new weekend chat show on 15 July
* Disney's 'Pirates' creates new box office records
* Disney to broaden mobile distribution channel in Southern Europe via Buongiorno
* Pix to launch 'Inside the Actors Studio' on 16 July
* Distraction promotes Richardson to acquistion manager
( 11 July 2006 )
* Zee Café to launch comedy 'Joey' on 12 July
* Trai to revisit consultation paper on IPTV
* BBC appoints Srivastava as BBC Hindi India editor
* Disney Princess collection shines bright at Asian Licensing Awards 2006
* Percy Sonn is ICC president
* Insat-4C satellite launch fails; Sun's DTH plans hit
* Samsung launches Slim QWerty Smartphone
* South Africa's SABC signs TV rights deal with Fifa
* Eternal Dreams to foray into TV, film prod; Jain to head
* Discovery is the most watched chnl in Asia: Pax survey
* Star World reality show searches for a swimsuit model
* FIA World Motor Sports directs FMSCI & MAI to merge
* Asianet to launch new soap in the 8:30 pm slot
* Radio City 105.8 FM launches in Chennai
* IPTV survey reveals ltd initial revenue expectations
* BBC Governors report seeks increased efficiency
* Global Mobile Games market to reach $17 bn by 2011
* Arianespace to launch a satellite for Vietnam
( 10 July 2006 )
* Tata Sky marks Rs 1.5 bn for its marketing blitz
* Zee Telefilms planning an entry into China
* Putin appears on BBC World's 'Inside Russia' season
* Cartoon Network, Pogo score well with kids this summer
* India to host 2011 Cricket World Cup final
* New WWE magazine to launch on 11 July
* Nick US to continue causing pranks with Hi Jinks
* Women’s hockey Champions Trophy kicks off on Ten
* 'Krrish' strikes gold with UFO Moviez digital screens
* WWE reports decline in 4Q revenue, operating income
* Discovery US manages double digit ratings increase
* Global Crossing enables video streaming of Fifa
* Telenity provides location-based services to BSNL
* eBay India & Nasscom launch eBay eCommerce Guide
( 8 July 2006 )
* Zee Jagran sports new look; repositions itself
* Trai withdraws paper on IPTV
* Optibase IPTV platforms enable Real-Time Video Traffic Monitoring in Korea
* Carter appointed as FremantleMedia Creative president
* Eutelsat's Hot Bird 8 satellite to launch in August
* MPA brings anti-piracy campaign with Pele at the helm
* 'Lost', 'Desperate Housewives' left out of Emmys
* AXN to unveil action award winners on Sunday
* BBC commentator Barrett to step down after 36 years
* Superman Returns 1st week US earnings cross $100 mn
( 7 July 2006 )
* CNN-IBN to air lifestyle show 'Living It Up'
* ION Media & Sony Pictures TV ink TV programming deal
* Sab's to launch 'Left Right Left' on 10 July at 9:30 pm
* Manorama News all set for 12 July launch
* Visiware makes TV game from ‘Fast and The Furious’
* Rolls Royce and MTV to fight HIV and Aids
* Casbaa expresses concern over Fifa signal piracy
* Blinkx to provide access to The History Channel library
* Nat Geo Junior Hunt searches for India's superkid
* ITV acquires 'Six Degrees' from BVITV
* 'Big Brother' draws the ire of Australian authorities
* Eros Intl lists on London's Alternate Investment Mkt
* Elías Rodríguez-Viña Cancio is Endemol CEO
* Second season of 'Lost' to launch on Star Movies in Aug
* Open Skies theme dominates Casbaa’s satellite forum
* Star World begins search for new 'Rock Star'
* Archer launches IPTV platform for Indian content
* BBC looks to take hit comedies to big screen
( 6 July 2006 )
* Isro sets GSLV launch of Insat-4C for 10 July
* Harrington is Granada International head of formats
* Avaya's 9 trillion bytes data transmission during Fifa
* Texas Inst. holds seminar on adoption of mobile TV
* Global soccer fans are united & divided in their passion
* Music airplay: ETC, T-Series at loggerheads
* MTV to celebrate anniversary of Live8 concert globally
* Nokia conducting mobile TV trials in Sweden
* Fifa to organise 'Football For A Better World' event
* Allan Wu to host AXN’s Amazing Race Asia edition
* Channel 7 brings in CNN-IBN's 'Citizen Journalist'
* Spiderman creator Stan Lee working on a reality show
* Spike TV's Blade premieres with 2.5 million viewers
* P2P's Peer Impact offers TV shows from Fox, Warner
* Vod users in the US tuning in to reality shows: Study
* Thukral is new VP distribution for Times Now, Zoom
* Dish TV, Tata Sky lock horns over DVRs
* CAS rollout: Delhi HC 'no' to government plea for more time
* Cartoon Network gets on DD with branded block
* Insat4c: ISRO gears up for 10-15 July launch
* Broadcast, telecom industry divided on IPTV norms
( 5 July 2006 )
* Intelsat completes acquisition of PanAmSat
* Monte Carlo TV Fest and Eurodata TV announce winners
* earthTV launches in New Zealand
* British Telecom inks VoD deal with Momentum Pictures
* News Corp appoints Dr. Paige to board of directors
* Star World to screen 'One Tree Hill'
* Govt directs cable ops to furnish TV channel details
* KTF Korea launches nationwide Ultra-High Speed Wireless Network with LG-Nortel
* News reporting in the US is perceived as biased
( 3 July 2006 )
* Vh1 lines-up special shows for July
* Portable MP3 player ownership reaches new high in US
* Broadband gets animated as Cartoon Network hires Premium TV
* FIPB clears Janmat's plans to induct foreign partner
* Nick US’ education network Noggin celebrates 10 years of ‘Blues Clues’
* UAE acquires rights to 225 digital channels
* Tour de France kicks off on Ten Sports on Sunday
* Discovery to launch DMax channel in Germany
* IEC to distribute TV rights for the ATP China Open
* Hallmark comes up with a new look and feel
* Discovery to focus on dragons, mega builders, Sci Fi
* AXN gets over 200,000 votes for Action Awards
* Animal Planet goes on a safari every Sunday
( 1 July 2006 )
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