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* Reliance ADAG in talks to buy out animation company in Bangalore
* MTV Ntks & Amp'd Mobile to launch SpongeBob channel in US
* Principle of parity to decide MSO-broadcaster relationships: TDSAT
* Amrita TV launches search 'Super Mom'
* 'Titanic' stars DiCaprio, Winslet to reunite in BBC film
* Warner to make environment friendly DVDs
* Absence of fruits & veggie kid-targeted ads on US TV; Study
* Honestech allows viewers to access IPTV on mobile
* Granada Intl signs VoD deal in Japan
* Setanta Sports, ITV bag rights to FA Cup
* Eisner seta 'Prom Queen' date with MySpace
* Discovery to buy out Cox's stake in the firm
* BBC in 3G syndication trial with Orange, Vodafone & 3
* AXN boosts lifestule content with new show 'Sony Style'
* TataSky not obliged to carry all 32 Zee channels: TDSAT
( 31 March 2007 )
* 4Kids Entertainment to take 'Chaotic' to MipTV
* MTV brings 'kickass mornings'
* Star News kicks off UP elections programming
* Dish TV listing delayed as approvals pending
* Excel, Fox releasing game console compatible movies
* UTV to use HP for end-to-end infrastructure solution
* Weekend curtain raiser, London 'IIFA goes green'
* TDSAT directs Delhi cable op to clear Rs 15 mn. dues
* Over 10,600 titles cleared by RNI from Apr to Nov 2006
* 'Corporate influence mars media credibility'
* Trai-MSOs: rounds of meetings on anvil for extending Cas
( 30 March 2007 )
* Indian Idol 3 Caravan hits Mumbai
* IBN 7 puts politicians on the 'Hot Seat'
* Zoom to kick off 'Pantaloons' Main Miss India' 31 March
* Cartoon Network New Media names first character to be featured on CallToons
* Yahoo!, Jagran Prakashan tie up for Hindi web property
* Moser Baer launches Hindi movies home video segment
* Eros to join hands with Intl. Indian Film Academy
* History channel launches WAP service in UK
* Stamp to be released in honour of Mehboob Khan
* Xbox Live to extend downloadable TV, film library
* US-based VC fund to acquire 19 % in India TV for Rs 509 million
* Unesco, Microsoft recognize use of tech in education
* FTV banned for two months, within month of AXN reprieve
* Asia-Pac mobile subs to cross 1 billion this year
* Deadline for CNES media fellowship extended
* Entries invited for Pak Gender in Journalism Awards
* Prasar Bharati hits Rs 12 billion revenue mark
( 29 March 2007 )
* Embedded content seeks accountability
* Is branding a good exercise, asks Shekhar Kapur
* Sports ent.: need to look beyond cricket stressed
* India to be the country of honour at Mipcom TV trade fair
* Chandigarh bus driver's son is new 'Cricket Star'
* Scope for Indian content to travel within Asia
* Frames debates 'radio beyond music'
* Raj TV to enter Singapore via content deal with TV12
* Voom HD Networks expands deal with iD Distribution
* Tell the world a story you want animated!
* Fox launches first serial in India, another afternoon daily by mid-year
( 28 March 2007 )
* MSOs should market Cas: Ortel director Jagi Panda
* Monetization is key for User Generated Content
*A Jamboree of film festivals in South Asia
* UTV to launch world cinema channel, DVDs
* Deadline for CNES media fellowship extended
* E! Networks looks to launch two channels in India
* Entry of new media no threat to print media
* Radio dis 'content' with programming
* Frames debates on 'Content is King'
* Progress in the realm of IPR discussed
* Gore to get Emmy for creating environmental awareness
* Taboid market gets ready to swamp Indian youth
* Walt Disney MD Rajat Jain quits
* Asia to emerge as next hub for media & ent
( 27 March 2007 )
* UTV & Romp ink Rs 2.8 bn mutli-movie production deal
* Media sector enters early phase of consolidation: Ficci
* Frames discusses 'changing face' of news channels
* Innovative global shows showcasesd at Frames
* Frames convention kicks off in Mumbai
* IIC's Cricket Star show to move beyond Indian shores
* Big FM teams up with Yash Raj for 'TaraRumPum'
* Australian film production co completes 150 Indo Australian projects
* Kunal Dasgupta to remain SET CEO
* Sahara alleges Star, India TV violating professional ethics
*Indian delegation participating in Sino-US meet on IPR
* Steve Askew exits, Laureen Ong is new Star COO
* Frames looks at regulation for the media sector
( 26 March 2007 )
* Gehlaut to acquire 12.5 % in B.A.G's news venture
* I&B ministry clears BBC application to launch 2 channels
* Call for India: converge all regulators
* India, Behrain enter 3 year Cultural Exchange Programme
* Apple TV hits stores
* Walt Disney announces 'Watch and Chat'
* Hasbro unveils Spider-Man 3 merchandise worldwide
* Cablevision Systems Corp loses legal battle
* TV Land ramps up on-air & off-air offerings
* Vh1 explores celebs with new shows
* NBC, News Corp team up to take on Youtube
* Mobile net has few takers in the US
* Liberty looking to launch 4 channels in India
* Indiatimes offers downloadable cricket scorecards
* FremantleMedia cuts Rough And Ready comedy deal
*China to hold ESPN's X-Games in May
* CNN to celebrate 50 years of Larry King
* Ben Hall is BBC Worldwide’s content & production head
( 24 March 2007 )
* Sahara One unveils big ticket reality show
* Stage is set for 7th edition of Frames
* Big FM Chennai appoints Zarine Menon as station head
* Broadband connectivity key to bridge digital divide: Kalam
* Al Jazeera Children's Channel hosts 'Voyage to the Future' competition
* Cable TV needs new regulatory approach to foster growth: Casbaa
* Digital distribution issues in focus at Filmart
* Cabinet gives nod to 74% FDI in telecom
* DD to beam 2 channels on BSky in UK
*Deals worth $ 100 million struck at convergence expo
( 23 March 2007 )
* Mauritius private equity fund to invest in Hathway Cable & Datacom
* Citigroup's You Telecom gets FIPB nod for 49% buy in cable company
* Grammy Awards sold in over 177 countries
* DD Urdu to be 24x7 channel by mid-2007: Lalli
* Airtel teams up with Sony for 'Indian Idol 3'
* DD stresses revenue generation, content improvement
* DD Direct to remain FTA, viewers to pay only for dish
* Mobile TV to launch commercially in May: Lali
* Isro approached for more transponders for DD Direct
* Nick Records & Sony BMG to release Nickelodeon's Kids' Choice CD in time for the event
* Vivodi Telecomm & BVITV ink VoD movie deal in Greece
* DD Encryption report still not ready; sub-group to discuss BCCI offer
* Technical excellence recognized at 10th Zee Cine Awards
* Italy to partner India at Ficci Frames
* Fisher-Price launches Kid-Tough digital camera in India
* Mid-budget films: the quest for success
* Heated meeting in Trai throws up packaging, billing issues
* Wireless applications steal show at Convergence India
* BroadcastAsia to kick off in Singapore on 19 June
( 22 March 2007 )
* Star's primetime K-serials unite for mega episode
* Kangaroo TV takes you inside a F1 car on race
* Govt. denies any shortage of set top Boxes for Cas
* No funds for Karnataka film city project
* IFJ Warns Afghanistan becoming “No-Go” Area for Media
* Extending Cas areas: Trai calls for MSO meeting on 5 April
* Yahoo! looks to reinvents net search on the mobile
* Average US home receives 104.2 TV channels
* Ofcom to investigate the UK pay TV market
* Off The Fence signs docu deals with Asian channels
* ESS targets 10 mn subs for mobile services by 2012
* Rainbow Media, PCCW to launch Voom HD chnl in HK
* Hutch launches a phone back-up service
* Webaroo launches mobile software application
* MipTV selects 25 finalists for Content 360
* Anderson joins the cast for 'Stargate: Continuum'
* CBeebies celebrates 5th birthday in the UK
* Fremantle brings music to the ears of intl broadcasters
* DTL indulges viewers with 'Pleasure Hunt'
* Spielberg, Burnett's reality show kicks off 22 May
* Asian Talent in focus at Filmart
* Star Asia searches for Indo-China film breakthrough
( 21 March 2007 )
* Google names Shailesh Rao as India MD
* Dish TV to pump in Rs 10 billion for DTH ramp-up
* VH1, Nokia premiere 'user generated' music video
* Disney ride wins Thea award
* India has emerged as knowledge superpower: Hussain
* Non fiction brings weekend ratings for Vijay TV
* Star Gold celebrates comedy
* Blood donation camp gets overwhelming response
*Zee Turner CEO Arun Poddar quits
* Jason Siu named GM of Star Taiwan
* Al Jazeera to host forum - 'Media and the Middle East'
* Ficci satisfied with goverment moves on entertainment & media
* Govt. to be asked to rationalise tax structure for ent. & media
* Intelligentsia hope DD Urdu will be 24-hour soon
* Amritraj's 'Premonition' breaks US box office records
* HK's Filmart sees growth in numbers
( 20 March 2007 )
* Reserve C-band transponders for broadcasters: Casbaa
* Subhiksha turns to digital media solutions
* Connectivity provided to 149 universities through infonet
*AIR/DD coverage to be expanded in the 11 th plan
* Manpower shortage hits Prasar Bharati
* Bruce Campbell to oversee Discovery's global business
* Viewership improves for hockey Champions Trophy
* CNN launches ‘The Screening Room’
* Media & entertainment industry to hit Rs 1 trillion by 2011
* Alfred Haber goes on a 'Miracle Quest'
* Shemaroo organises digital intermediate seminar
* NGC looks to give viewers adrenaline high with 'Top Gun'
* 'Disney Princess' hunt crowns a winner
* BabyTV.com adds health related content to lineup
* Colour TV, picture tubes hit by inverted duty: Ficci
* DD mobile TV running unannounced, funds for digitalisation delayed
* TDSAT orders Sun to give channels to TataSky
( 19 March 2007 )
* Disney launches 'Disney Artist' store in India
* First Pakistani kid's channel 'Wikkid' to launch in May
* Virgin to unveil Sachin Tendulkar super hero comics
* B'wood needs to be more proactive in the digital realm
* Amrita TV offers rich content to other channels
* Insat-4B placed in near-geosynchronous orbit
* Sa Re Ga Ma Pa rakes in the numbers for Zee Bangla
*IAMAI readies India for 'The Digital Era'
*Strengths, weaknesses of platforms discussed
* 15th convergence meet: 22 countries to participate
* IFJ slams sealing of bank accounts of Lankan paper
* ILT wave 3: Radio Mirchi maintains lead in Delhi, Mumbai
* Ministry denies poor families will be deprived in CAS
* Total 166 notices issued in 2006-07 for violation of codes
* State government appointees will have power to revoke TV licences
* M'rashtra determined to lead the way in convergence
* Web reportage included for Asia-Pacific MDG Awards
( 17 March 2007 )
* DD Direct viewers to miss cricket action
* Cos need to be attuned to consumers perception shifts
* MTNL bowls a googly
* F1 season flags off on ESPN STAR Sports
* Spice telecom to have live cricket action
* Raj TV targets Rs 700 mn revenue in FY09
* Visiware awarded 'Best ITV game service'
* Zee Kannada vying for Limca Book entry
* Wal-Mart inks ad & merchandising deal for Nick's Kids' Choice Awards
* Broadcasters unhappy with Cas, SMS; MSOs rebut charges
* Indian Idol in third avatar is larger, better: claim judges
( 16 March 2007 )
* BIG FM launches music video
* Nickelodeon's Kids' Choice Awards: Justin Timberlake to host
* Filmy announces Raakhee ke Bouncers
* Zee to ramp up 10.30 pm slot with 'Teen Bahuraaniyaan'
* Man Jit Singh appointed Set India board chairman
* Travel channel Voyages launches in India
* NGC Germany unveils collector's edition 'Mythical India'
* Vh1 hosts 'Hustle with the Hustler' contest
* Broadband connectivity reaches 815 cities in the country
* Satellite network for border outposts to be strenghened
* Radio City promises all night cricket watch
* Insat-4B orbit raised further
* Zee Kannada’s SMS campaign for best public servant
* Sony Pictures to launch 'Casino Royale' DVD worldwide
* Final report on encryption mandate issue still not ready
* Star One, Vijay launch on now TV in Hong Kong
* Sameer Nair joins NDTV Imagine as CEO, director
( 15 March 2007 )
* UTV, 20th Century Fox to fund $57 mn for Shyamalan's movie
* David Maisel is Marvel Studios chairman
* T-Com, Disney in movie licensing agreement
* The Vatican to launch a TV channel by end of the year
* SPTI inks distribution deal with CJ Entertainment
* Indian fans confident of success: Nielsen Study
* Mirchi cracks the winning formula
* Italy is the country of honour at MipTV
* Viacom sues Youtube for $1 billion
* Warner to license 'Without A Trace', 'Cold Case'
* Cellcast launches in Sri Lanka
* Zee Music launches animated vignette Bol Bachchan
* CBS announces new salary for Sumner Redstone
* BBC reporter goes missing in Gaza
* DD'S 84 LPT Relay centres upgraded in last 3 years
* Export promotional council for entertainment industry
* Disney to cater to moms in US with Disney Family.com
* TDSAT stays own voluntary Cas order
* Zapak targets women with Zapakgirls.com
* Peter Mukerjea's broadcast venture INX Media officially launched
( 14 March 2007 )
* Dropping 'KBC' numbers don't deter Star
* Red FM spells out World Cup agenda
* CNN 'connects' to India's GenNext
* Balaji declares interim dividend
* New appointment to NDTV Networks UK board
* Cookie Jar Ent. inks deal with Good Morning TV in UK for 'The Doodlebops'
* Interactive Emmys; BSkyB to receive Pioneer Prize
* NDS appoints Kishore Shirekar as GM in India
* MTV.com receives record traffic
* Insat-4B Placed in intermediate orbit
* BBC appoints creative exec for content, production unit
* Webaroo launches Webpack
* MSN India launches cricket channel on net and mobile
* Keep STB subsidies high: Kotak to DTH players
* Zone Reality goes desi with two local shows in June
( 13 March 2007 )
* US venture fund to invest $20 million in NDTV Networks
* Mattel celebrates Barbie's birthday with 6 yr old Pooja
* AT&T partners with WWE
* World Sport Group to produce Cup coverage for Sony
* History Channel presents 'Egypt: Engineering an Empire'
* Ten Sports brings WWE superstar Mysterio to Mumbai
* Telefonica confirms move to sell Endemol
* Sony turns to 'Star bahu' to revive prime time
* Zonemedia partners with RRSat for Zone Reality in Asia
* mobile2win launches games around the World Cup
* Alfred Haber goes on a 'Bullrun' with Spike TV
* Google launches cricket World Cup campaign
* I&B Minister Dasmunsi to open Convergence Conference
* BBC celebrates 50th anniversary of Natural History Unit
* Amusement industry may make beeline for Maharashtra
* AXN invites entries for 2nd 'Amazing Race Asia'
* 44 applicants for uplinking TV channel signals
* B'casting regulatory body to examine violations of codes
* UTV needs peak funding of Rs 1.5 billion for movies
* No proposal to increase FDI in FM channels
* Foreigners to get green signal to shoot films in 3 weeks
* Todd Miller elevated to SPTI Asia executive VP, MD
* Sony threatens action against ‘non-licensed’ hotels airing World Cup
* Insat-4B launched successfully
* Mukerjea's broadcast venture to roll out 8-10 channels for Mukesh
( 12 March 2007 )
* Sanjay Trehan is CEO of NDTV Convergence
* Ignou to set up radio stations in 6 centres in North-East
* 9 million broadband connections by 2008
* DTH to boom: $5 billion market for 5 by 2012
* Nat Geo launches website for kids & tweens
* Unicef calls for entries for Intl. Children's Day of Broadcasting awards
* M-E media, b'cast tech market worth $11.6 billion
* Shemaroo to enter animation realm
* China will lead AsiaPac charge to higher-end STBs
* Official song for cricket World Cup released
* Sony CTO Anil Garg quits
* Parliament approves Sports Telecast Bill
( 10 March 2007 )
* Dan Fawcett is Fox president digital media
*Alfred Haber to take a ride with MTV
* Encryption of DD signals will cost just Rs 20 million: BCCI
* NDTV 24x7 to become FTA in Cas areas
* Nickelodeon to incorporate kids generated content into new show 'iCarly'
* ESS announces World Cup programming
* AT&T lets mobile phones control the television
* Cas success lures foreign investors: Trai advisor
( 9 March 2007 )
* Galli Galli 'mass- edu' initiative reaches out to small towns and villages
* Barbie fans can SMS her on her birthday
* Insat-4B ready for launch on 11 March
* MSN India to stream live concerts
* Sudhir Chaudhary joins Janmat as channel head
*Sports Telecast Bill passed by Lok Sabha
* Dr Hyun-oh yoo to give "lifestyle keynote" at MipTV
* India tops list of Saarc countries in scribe killings
( 8 March 2007 )
* I&B, UN organizes seminar for community radio operators
* Neptuno Films takes 'The Gloops' to MipTV
* TV18's net arm Web18 takes a strategic stake in BigTree Ent.
* aMap & Medialogic team up to launch in Pakistan
*Microsoft criticises Google on copyright
* Animal Planet's new anchor encounters bizarre creatures
* TDC, Alcatel-Lucent launch IPTV service in Denmark
* Docu 'ban': Discovery sends legal notice to Catholic Forum
* Ten opposition MPs disapprove Telecast Ordinance
* No proposal to bring all cable TV homes under CAS
* 195 showcause notices issued to TV channels
* IHF events to feature on 'Gillette World Sport' TV show
* Trai defied TDSAT order on tariff regulation: TataSky
* Zee Kannada to telecast celebrity wedding
* Intvo to offer an immersive mobile environment
* TV-18 cheers for India
* LG looks to increase CTV sales 75 %
* Relay of Tamil chnls limping back in Bangalore
( 7 March 2007 )
* Nimbus issues warning to BCCI as consensus eludes PB on encryption
* Raj TV fixes IPO issue price at Rs 257
* 'Atomic Betty's' Len Carlson wins Actra Award
* COs fight hard at first interconnect stakeholder meet at Trai
* Junior Horlicks chocolate unveils 'Lion' theme package
* BBC, IBM in strategic alliance
* Intelsat to dist. ViewAfrica, ViewAsia Ntks programming
* Pirated software worth $2.1 mn seized in 2006 raids
( 6 March 2007 )
* Green World Award for Yann Arthus-Bertrand at MIPTV
* DD to telecast Opening Tie, Semi-finals and final, and Indian matches
* Hungama TV kicks off pre-school block 'Toon, Toon, Toon'
* MTV to launch 'Sound Check' on 10 March
* Its 'focus India' for BBC World this March
* Swiss Finance Corporation holds 6 % in Pyramid Saimira
* Network 18 to raise 2 billion via rights issue
* HTMT gets Bombay High Court approval for demerger
* Television Eighteen declares 20 % interim dividend
* Shweta Nanda nee Bachchan to host NDTV Profit show
* MobiTV moves past two mn subscriber mark
* International visitors boost traffic at Oscar.com
* JumpTV in deal with Joost
* Al Jazeera Children's Channel signs MoU with Malaysia's Multimedia Development Corporation
* Haber to distribute Fight League's properties globally
* Endemol COO Tom Barnicoat resigns
* BabyTV launches an online social network for parents
* Internet video offers opportunities for marketing
* Discovery revenues cross $3 billion
* Kainthola takes over as executive director in LS TV
( 5 March 2007 )
* Ripley's Believe it or Not available as mobisodes
* Zee Kannada's kerchief campaign draws good response
* Catholic forum forces Discovery to cancel docu
* Manna Dey sings for Prasar Bharati's archival collections
* Johar's first cuppa ups ratings on StarOne
*Disney goes 24/7 in Africa
*Walt Disney World announces resort expansion
*IOL Broadband to soon offer 3 main bouquets on IPTV
*SET India acquires slate of Bollywood titles from Eros
*National Award for Miditech co-founder Niret Alva
*BBC to create 3 channels on YouTube
*Budget, latest notifications push up STB production, broadcasting costs
*NBC to look at Posh life of Victoria Beckham
* MPA conducts anti piracy seminar in Andhra Pradesh
* BBC's Bennett, Highfield to give keynote at MipTV
* Net Insight solution for TV on mobile transport system
* Granada Int. inks deal with Korean broadcasters
* Viacom's revenues for the year rise 19% to $11.5 billion
* Frames to have sessions on radio, animation
* BroadcastAsia to highlight digital convergence
( 3 March 2007 )
*Deadlock means Sonn's stays ICC prez for another year
*Nickelodeon to launch its first theme park in US by 2008
*Cea heralds next phase of digital TV transition in the US
*Bose introduces Bose Companion 5 multimedia speaker system
*Big FM Chennai commits itself to a social cause
*Sony to offer interactive feed for World Cup in DTH, Cas homes
*Zee Muzic, ETC launch Nayee Padosan 2 Face Hunt
*Australian and India to collaborate in field of ent.
*BBC Worldwide, Baby Cow announce digital media deal
*Radio Mirchi, Gillette present gully cricket
*MSOs, industry chambers firm up lobbying for entertainment industry on budget
*MTV announces 250 layoffs worldwide
*Trai's DTH paper stresses on QoS, interconnect
( 2 March 2007 )
*BBC World in 'Take Off' mode with new show
*Bill to replace sports telecast ordinance introduced
*IFJ slams attacks on journalists in subcontinent
*IOL Broadband, India selects MagnaQuest for IPTV
*RigNet contracts MEASAT-3 for distn of VSAT services
*K Sera Sera promotes Rajesh Pavithran to MD
*Manthan goes online with Irdeto for Cas
*Kaleidoscope unveils music for 'My Friend Ganesha'
*Pogo's 'M.A.D' to squirt colours of Holi on 3 March
*Govt warns of stiff action against erring TV channels
*BBC Worldwide secures first S-DMB deal in Asia
*9 million broadband connections by year-end
*Animax Grand Gaming Challenge announces winners
*Court refuses to bar release of ‘Nishabd’, issues notice
*Zee launches cricket website
*Tata Indicom launch low cost Motofone
*Sahara One breathing down Sony's neck
( 1 March 2007 )
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