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* MTV charts a Viacom growth path for India
* HTMT divests stake in Hutchison Essar for $450 mn
* Deutsche Welle joins hand with DD Direct +
* MobiTV announces availability of its mobile TV service on Windows mobile platform
* AOL announces nominees for 2006 'TV's Top 5! Viewer Awards
* Interactive Television Networks expands to key Asia Pacific markets
* Navin Kumar appointed interim CEO of Prasar Bharati
* MTV brings more content to iTunes
* Nick US continues building on leadership position
* Brazil stays soccer WC favourites on sports betting site
* Soccer World Cup viewing in Germany up 51%
* Govt official tipped as interim CEO of Prasar Bharati
( 30 June 2006 )
* Isro sets the launch of Insat 4C for mid-July
* Now, 'Indian Idol' with a cricketing spin
* Astro teams up with Thomson for STB with DVR
* Hungama TV expects 40% rise in ad revenues
* Ann Sarnoff named Dow Jones Ventures president
* Disney Online to offer public libraries free access to Playhouse Disney Preschool Time Online
* Verizon to offer IMF music feed
* TNS & Viasat renew Baltics contract
* CBS, RealNetworks to stream video of 'Big Brother'
* Disney taps former P&G's John E. Pepper as chairman
* Ten Sports launches new, racy WWE brand
( 29 June 2006 )
* Sony firms up 10 pm slot with new thriller 'Akela'
* Kerala cable ops protest luxury tax; go on token strike
* Nokia trials Mobile TV in Sweden using DVB-H tech
* Star and MediaCorp Studios to co-produce 'Angel Lover'
* Zoom attempts comedy with Santa & Banta Unlimited
* NBC, YouTube in strategic partnership
* BBC Worldwide's profits rise 62 per cent
* Gale is MTV US EVP, new media, specialty film content
* DMK to distribute 30,000 TVs in September
* Visits grow for Fifa fan fest venues
* Soccer: Zee Sports sets itself Goal 2010 with AIFF
* NBC to celebrate 80th birthday of singer Bennett
* AOL to launch an action sports network
* Zoya Trunova is bbc russian.com editor
* Women increasingly tuning in to the soccer World Cup
* IP video test & measurement mkt to hit $289 mn
* American Telecom services launches Pay N' Talk phone on cable television
* DIC Entertainment & AOL partner to create strategic TV & online progamming block
* GlobeVision to distribute Korean television drama
* Sahara One Motion Pics appoints Sharma as biz head
* Titan Global unveils web music portal 'Titan Tunes'
( 28 June 2006 )
* Guba launches online video store with WB content
* StarHub, OpenTV ink deal to develop applications
* Media General completes purchase of 4 NBC TV stations
* UTV Toons inks deal with Porchlight, Mike Young
* KyLinTV rolls out Hunan TV in North America
* Musicnotes inks deal with Sony
* Packet Vision to launch addressable IPTV ad delivery platform
* Kasenna PortalTV solution enables Cavalier to deploy USA's first MPEG-4 Broadband TV
* Raghav Bahl floats movie company, Sandeep Bhargava to head
( 27 June 2006 )
* NDTV India pulls the curtain down on crime shows
* 'Mid Day' to launch in Bangalore on its 27th anniv.
* Nat Geo Channel is terror struck this September
* Anil Ambani's Flag Telecom ties up with OmanTel
* Rupert Murdoch is Australia's most influential person
* Mobile content, digital lifestyle applications take centre stage in Singapore
* CBS' 15 participants for 'Rock Star: Supernova'
* Discovery US is one of 'best places to work in IT'
* Interactive TV portal solution for Dutch chnl launched
* Lycos reports jump in visits to football online sites
( 26 June 2006 )
* Zee to launch dubbed movie channel in Russia
* EA releases World Cup game, announces renewed partnership with Fifa
* Interactive entertainment marketers form trade body; Microsoft's Moore to chair
* Inox to acquire Calcutta Cine Pvt Ltd
* 100 million mobile TV subscribers by 2010: study
* Zonemedia to Rok in mobile TV deal
* Intelsat-Panamsat merger approved by FCC
* Excel Home Videos releases movie 'Goal' on DVD
( 24 June 2006 )
* Star News to launch '24 Ghante, 24 Reporter' bulletin
* Big winners at 2006 Promax/BDA World Gold & North America Awards
* Paes to do commentary for BBC Radio for Wimbledon
* HDTV: Double digit growth expected over next 5 years
* What content will work on Mobile still the big question
* Irdeto to help ETV make the transition to pay
* Trai releases draft on service norms for CAS areas
* Disney channels now available on Thailand's True IPTV
* Ride the digital radio wave; tips for the traditionals
* Content regulation draft to be redone
* 'Go, Diego, Go!' slated to air in October on Nick Jr
* BAG Films’ Rajiv Mishra Asia-Pac secy-gen of AIR-IAB
* Random House Group acquires stake in BBC Books
* Digital radio is where it's at
* 'Maine Pyar Kyon Kya' producer plans IPO
* Former Spanish president Aznar joins News Corp board
( 23 June 2006 )
* And now a interactive version of 'Who wants to be a Millionaire'
* Digital lifestyle, the latest buzz word
* TVHead inks deal with Hit Entertainment to create games for preschoolers
* Digital living in Asia, a global perspective
* Reliance in mobile content deal with Disney; to offer 3D animation
* Disney in merchandising overdrive for new preschooler shows
* Adobe signs multi-year distribution deal with Google
* HD and IPTV: Taking television to the next level
* Satellite interference affects broadcasters
* Animax Asia signs output deal with Japanese anime studio Gonzo
* Prasad EFX delivers VFX for Rakesh Roshan's 'Krrish'
* The Orange County Season II on Zee Cafe from 30 June
* Tangerine Global inks HDTV entertainment deal with Pennisula Hotels
* Casbaa, MPA join hands for content protection
* Saregama to open online music store
( 22 June 2006 )
* Sony takes Dishtv basic tier pricing up by Rs 38
* Broadcast Bill: CAS law out, addressable systems in
* E&M globally to touch $1.8 tn in 2010: PwC report
* Single network to ease dilemma faced by broadcasters
* CNN launches a suite of free video podcasts
* The more or less challenge - the role of outsourcing
* HBO to air the concluding part of the 'LOTR' saga next month
* Sandy Smith new editor of BBC show 'Panorama'
* Dan Rather to leave CBS News after four decades
* BBC Worldwide to expand channels' reach in Latin America
* GSN presents 'The 50 Greatest Game Shows of All Time'
* Syniverse acquires telecom business of ITHL
* The human side of business
* Asia-Pac alliance formed for popularizing DVB-H tech
* MTV Asia to hold first movie awards show in October
* Animation & Visual Effects seminar discusses industry challenges
* Europe leads the world in the interactive TV trial
* Lycos teams up with PermissionTV for online TV space
* Online channel MediaZone to provide Wimbledon coverage
* FremantleMedia strengthens biz with promotions
* Sweeney, Bodenheimer to deliver keynotes at Mipcom
( 21 June 2006 )
* Dishtv selects Scopus to raise transponder capacity
* Toonskool signs MOU with Karnataka State Open University for animation course
* Celcom and NSS launch SecretSMS
* Zee Sports to telecast WTA Eastbourne live
* Citigroup picks up 6.3% stake in VSNL
* ICTV showcases ActiveVideo Platform
* India to hit top IPTV slot in Asia Pac by 2015: Research
* IPTV: Expanding the content, engaging the viewer
* Digital TV in focus as TV hooks into high definition era
* Boardcast regulator set-up to cost Rs 601 million
* BVITV inks multi-genre agreements with Cypriot broadcasters
* Filmy Short Film fest receives 150 entries as of 19 June
* Changing media landscape challenge for b'dcast institutes
* Overseas participation hits new high
( 20 June 2006 )
* NDTV Profit goes for complete makeover
* Adlabs bids for 3 studios in Film City
* GV Films to allot equity shares up to Rs 1 billion
* Radio goes visual to fight threat from digital technology
* D-Cinema summit discusses investment, content & technology
* Isro, Arianespace, CNes complete 25 years of cooperation
* Star World to kick off legal drama 'Boston Legal' on 21 June
* Disney Asia Pacific holds its first new media showcase
* D-Cinema summit calls for uniform technology format
* Devin Wenig is Reuters COO
* MySpace.com gets 50 mn US visitors in May
* DAB Radio: A toy for the iPod GenX
* Mobile TV creating new demographic appeal in US
* Mauj Telecom mobile partner for Wimbledon in India
* Alfred Haber to distribute 49th Grammy Awards globally
* ESS derives distribution benefits from Fifa WC
* Nokia, Siemens to merge equipment units
* Mobile Television: The next big thing
* Panamsat launches US satellite for HDTV, IPTV
* Bush laments broadcasters pushing decency bounds
* MSN ties up with LivePlanet for next gen web content
* ‘Inside the Actor’s Studio’ to complete 200 episodes
( 19 June 2006 )
* Animation industry gung-ho on local content mandate
* Delhi High Court restrains 92 cable operators from unauthorised telecast of World Cup
* PMO sets up panel to develop policy paper on radio, TV
* CCTV uses Tandberg Television MPEG-4 AVC HD system for Fifa coverage
* ETV launches IPTV pilot test in Thailand
* TiVo's 'TiVo KidZone' to replace parents as TV viewing supervisor
* Granada looks to tap opportunities in Asia
* Digital media proliferation, resultant security threats drive DRM systems market
* Digital broadcasting to leapfrog by 2015
( 17 June 2006 )
* CODA urges government to fix cable TV rate
* Broadcast bill draft ready for Cabinet
* Azlan Shah Cup Hockey live on ESS
* Zee's Ek Main Aur...ties up with 'Corporate'
* Hungama TV to air antics of 'Shin Chan' from 19 June
* BBC picks up teen drama from FremantleMedia
* Podcast.com launches soccer World Cup showcase
* BBC News focusses popular stories with new web page
* mPhase Tech highlights its IPTV solution at Wall Street Analyst forum
* Argent Networks launches convergent billing and mediation for IPTV
* Sunrise Broadband secures commitment for $25 mn funding from Dutchess Private Equities Fund
* AOL extends open AIM initiative
* HBO US takes the podcast route to push new shows
* Apple introduces U2 iPod
* NDTV-Astro channel launched in Indonesia
* Channel 4 picks up shows from Buena Vista
* Reality TV to be renamed Zone Reality
( 16 June 2006 )
* MediaCorp launches Chinese FM station on Visual Radior
* Adlabs to foray into Hollywood movies
* Kerala's first digital movie to hit 80 theatres
* TV18 to bring internet biz under Web 18
* Fluid Audio's web site to be used to create micro site
* Sifymax to offer Fiffa WC updates in five languages
* Fame Multiplexes launches mobile ticketing in 3 cities
* 2006 Fifa WC website attracts 5 million visitors
* 2006 Banff World TV Fest inks notable deals
* BBC Worldwide appoints Danker as director, digi media
* Zee TV announces 'Mini Baazigar'
* Endemol appoints Rodriguez-Viña as chairman and CEO
( 15 June 2006 )
* VSNL to set up cyber cafes at railway stations
* Disney launches Power Rangers' merchandise, new season & contest
* Summer vacation fuels 'Narnia' DVD sale in India
* Bangalore to host CII India Innovation Summit 2006
* Telkonet launches IPTV trials in New York
* Narrowstep powers broadband TV station Country Channel
* Zee News ropes in Padgaonkar to host 'Neta Tumhi..'
* Harris Corp, ANTV Indonesia ink TV transmission deal
* Cellebrum, ICE 365 to offer mobile community
* Viewership of Fifa WC in Europe beats expectations
* Gemini Comm. buys out PointRed Technologies
* News Corp acquired site IGN launches online TV channel
* Former ‘Will and Grace’ star Mullally to host chat show
* Horvitz returns as director for the Emmy Awards
* Phillips, Yahoo survey reveals passion of soccer fans
* Tariffs for CAS areas: Trai seels industry feedback
* Cable ops in US shift strategies to meet IPTV threat
* Disney US launches wireless service for families
* Fox garners billion dollars in overseas film revenues
* eBay to add Skype phone link to listings
* Cartoon Network signs license deal with Mattel
* Fifa in a funk over BBC show
* BBC Worldwide signs IP VOD deal in Korea
* Connery, magic and opera on Star World in July
* Zee Sports gets involved with 'Nascar Mania'
* Warner, AOL prepare for return of Superman on In2TV
* Hallmark acquires twisted show from Southern Star
( 14 June 2006 )
* Vijay TV & Sify associate for 'Kallka Povadhu Yaaru II'
* Corpus Inc. buys out Recreate Solutions for Rs 600 million
* GSMA kicks off '3G for all' program
* Essel Group to expand media education venture
* 'CNN Future Summit' global initiative launches 15 June
* Brides-to-be run marks 'Bridezellas' 3rd season return
* Zee slots 'Shabaash India' for prime time Mon to Wed
* Infront TV deal brings World Cup telecast to N. Korea
* Scorcese film on Dylan takes grand prize at Banff
* Zee Cafe announces three new shows for prime time
* MTV's IFilm launches Fifa World Cup section
* Channel 2 Group Corp launches 24 hour movie channel
* Yankee survey reveals barriers to the adoption of mobile value-added services
( 13 June 2006 )
* Trai drafts standardised interconnect regulations
* BBC to produce 6 shows on 'World Challenge' nominees
* Alfred Haber to distribute 'Vanity Insanity'
* SET-Discovery announces sign-on to Dish TV
* Optibase brings IPTV solutions to Broadcast Asia 2006
* Illegal music market in China worth $400mn: IFPI
* Sky looking to launch another sports channel in UK
* Uptake of digital TV in UK faster than expected
* India now a focus market for Animax
* STM drives in-car mobile TV during soccer WC
* AOL, Warner add 2 chnls to online TV offering In2TV
* LG commences India’s first optical drive plant at Pune
* Tom Online Inc. buys wireless ent. firm Infomax
* Sesame Workshop to set up NGO in India
* MTV Intl wins One World Media Award for Aids film
* Discovery special looks at Afghanistan
* ETC to air 'Rajasthan Gaurav Puruskar' on 17 June
* NDTV employs opt-out telecast for southern India
* FremantleMedia brings dramas & factuals at DISCOP
* US House clears telecom firms' entry into cable TV
* Hatcher's tough times before landing Housewives’ role
* BBC forks out $33mn to retain film host Jonathan Ross
* VH1 US, Sundance Channel team up for doc series
* American Red Cross to benefit from sale of Idol album
( 12 June 2006 )
* Radio City launches autobiography series 'Meri Kahani'
* AIR ties-up with Deutsche Welle on Fifa coverage
* Philips launches global World Cup preparation center
* Reliance, Orbit target UAE hospitality ind with RiTV
* Microsoft, Club Internet team up for GenX digital TV
* IMImobile bags Fifa World Cup melody license
* Endemol CEO Joaquim Agut quits
* UK broadcasters join forces in DTT high definition trial
* Hungama TV to launch new season of 'Hero' on 12 June
* BVITV concludes deal with Foxtel
* It is CBS' turn to dance to iTunes
* BBC to offer live broadband streaming of Wimbledon
* AOL launches software to improve PC security
( 10 June 2006 )
* GV to acquire stake in Singapore Tamil channel
* Comcast launches HD ESPN 2 on 9 June
* Webaroo launches soccer resource pack- World Soccer
* MTV launches animated series on mobile TV
* Hathway launches interactive channel ITV Digital
* JumpTV to offer SET Asia shows via internet
* Sports super show kicks-off in Germany
* BBC to relay four World Cup matches live on AIR
* Synovate study puts Brazil as fan favourites to win
* O2 strengthens management team in Asia with key appointments
* Telekom Malaysia completes 49% stake purchase in Spice Telecom
* Shemaroo releases Beckham video
* Fifa’s online site to offer WC coverage in 9 languages
* Landor is BBC World Service news current affairs editor
* Scott Grogin is Fox senior VP, communications
* Avaya designs largest voice, data network for Fifa WC
( 9 June 2006 )
* ESS, SCV in talks as clock ticks for World Cup kick-off
* China Mobile, News Corp, Star to explore wireless space
* McDonald's gets a bite of Fifa with Player Escort Prog
* IPTV can build bridges in global communication: NMRC
* Initiative to track global TV viewing patterns for Fifa
* Verizon, DirecTV to create triple play for customers
* China Mobile buys 19.9% of Phoenix from Star
* OpenTV to offer DTV solutions to Time Warner Cable
* Major UK broadcasters team up for DTT HD trial
* Miss Asia USA Pageant to premiere on ImaginAsian TV
* Outlook to co-publish 'Insight Travel Guides' for India
* Soccer WC: Casbaa kicks off anti-piracy campaign
* Mid Day Radio Go relaunches as Radio One 92.5 FM
* Vijay TV plots new gameplan for prime time
* DD-1 to telecast 2006 Fifa WC finals live
* FremantleMedia appoints Burns as VP licensing, UK
* BVITV and Flextech TV ink UK licensing agreement
* Star’s news partner ABP charts expansion plan
* Music album on AIDS awareness released
( 8 June 2006 )
* Sony-Discovery reach agreement with Dish TV
* Sahjwani is Zoom's chief creative & programming head
* Worldspace associates with BBC & TWI for World Cup
* 30 billion viewers expected to watch World Cup
* MTV, KMF launch interactive media community
* Nick Jr. debuts original mini pilots on wireless carriers
* AFP secures deal with Refresh Mobile for WC updates
* Lifetime orders FremantleMedia telenovella 'Bianca'
* NBC goes on a treasure hunt this Summer
* US satellite radio XM gears up for soccer World Cup
* India a key TV market for Fifa: Blatter
* MSN is online sponsor of 200 New York TV Festival
* TV Today mulls Mumbai Aaj Tak
* BBC looks to enhance content diversity in the UK
* Fox Sports Intl. Media Gateway ink mobile content dist. deal
( 7 June 2006 )
* Zee TV takes lead in weekday 9-10 prime time
* Cartoon Network to premiere 'Son of Alladin' & 'The Legend of Buddha'
* SifyMax to offer French Open & Wimbledon coverage
* Radio City appoints Mumbai, Chennai station heads
* Man’s World launches on Tata Indicom cell network
* Intervoice to enhance EchoStar's customer service
* CTV and Bell Canada launch mobile video news services
* Five news organisations & US govt settle privacy suit
* Yahoo! India gets search innovative with 'My Web 2.0'
* Mobile subscriber base approaches 1 bn in Asia Pacific
* Top brass of Yahoo!, WPP start Gas Station TV
* Hallmark buys rights to 39 Warner Bros movies
* Brokeback Mountain, Wedding Crashers shine at MTV awards
* Trai proposes to amend Cable TV Act
* EMI releases music catalog on Qtrax
* Global survey predicts strong future for mobile TV
* Ericsson launches end-to-end IPTV solution
* Discovery to air 'Impacts of Climate Change' on 11 June
* CTV launches multi-channel broadband service
( 6 June 2006 )
* Sify enters online travel space with new acquisition
* Disney Channel Fun Zone creates rollicking time for over 15,000 kids
* 'Babel' to be simultaneously released in India
* B.A.G Films inks JV with Sieundesigns Korea
* BBC, Pact agree on new media rights
* Discovery introduces viewers to a 7 year old surgeon
* Online and mobile players go for goal
* NDS selects Broadbus as on-demand video platform for synamedia metro IPTV middleware
* AXN goes on a 'Road Trip' this football season
* NYT's Carter to address Banff World Television Fest
* TV pilot production drops 23% in Los Angeles
* Star Movies to focus on Donald Trump, Templars in July
* Trai brings PVRs, MDU tech under scanner
* Amrita TV lines up Fifa World Cup specials
* Attack on journalists: BBC complaints to Egypt
* BBC kicks off Big Screen World Cup Tour in the UK
* Nick US touches a ratings high in May
* DTV, IPTV growth set to boost Flat Panel Display, STB, chipsets industries
( 5 June 2006 )
* Relaunch brings new shows on Channel7
* BBC World debuts in the US market
* Panregional players to participate in Discop 2006
* Raj TV to air Visswarupam from 5 June
* B.A.G plans to invest Rs 500 million in radio biz
* Robert McDowell joins as member to FCC
* ‘Lost’, ‘24’ get TV Critics Association nominations
* Globecast to deliver HDTV Fifa World Cup for Sky Italia
* ESS ropes in astrologer Daruwalla for Fifa predictions
* ABC puts viewers through 'The Con Test'
* BBC Worldwide global channles appoints Howarth as SVP
( 3 June 2006 )
* Channel7 relaunches with new on-air look
* ESS roots for subscription ramp up from cable ops
* DoCoMo & Hutchison partner for i-mode deal
* GV Films in talks to sell webcast div. for Rs 1 bn
* FM radio: PMO forwards grievances to I&B
* The History Channel to air special series on Rome
* CinemaNow inks deal with Warner for TV content
* IMG acquires production firm Tiger Aspect
* Michael Ware is CNN’s Baghdad based correspondent
* BBC to air Fifa World Cup on broadband in the UK
* MTV Movie Awards to honour Jim Carrey, Spike Lee
( 2 June 2006 )
* MTV unveils celebrity romance reality show
* Nick increases its laughter quotient with MTV's 'Bakra'
* DHL rides on Fifa fever with its own World Cup
* Worldspace, Samacom in satellite uplink deal for Dubai
* Sony begins 10 pm band revamp with 'Vaidehi...'
* Max announces 'Sabse Bada Deewana' contest
* Channel7 executive editor Ajit Sahi quits
* Star India CFO G Subramaniam quits
* Tandberg brings IPTV video head-ends to Globalcomm
* Janmat managing company files for IPO
* MTV Networks chief digital officer Hirschhorn quits
* DirecTV inks deal with GCC for two ICC events
* 'American Idol' Hicks signs deal with 19 Recordings
* Star buys 4 films from UTV for Rs 160 mn
( 1 June 2006 )
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