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Headlines in the month of November
 
* Star's Chhote Ustaad to hunt for best child voice
* Discovery to air show on Indian truckers and Aids
* Kerala gets first private FM station; Radio Mango launches
* Nick to air special show on Global Warming
* Tata Sky, 24x7guru to offer interactive learning on TV
* Radio Mirchi launches Hi Bangalore morning show
* MTV, Nike launch online auction against AIDS
* TV Today joins the One Alliance bouquet
( 30 Nov 2007 )
* $60 million in deals expected at Asia Television Forum
* Fever Pitch at SuperPitch 2007
* Digital Future Symposium debates on content protection
* Star One to refurbish 8 pm slot with two shows
*Saregama signs Kareena Kapoor for music video
* Cartoon Network to air series on Transformers
* NCTA, Tivo announce switched digital solution for HD DVRs
* mGinger gets $2 million VC funding
* Prasoon Joshi joins board of Reliance Ent as non executive director
* Centre for content protection opens office in Singapore
* Zee Next likely to launch on 17 Dec; unveils brand tagline
* ICL unveils 20-20 Championship Trophy
* Nimbus Sports inks pact with Acme Mobile for Barclays Premier League clips
* MTV relaunches portal for 'Staying Alive' campaign
* Prime Focus to buy 2 US firms for $43 million
( 29 Nov 2007 )
* Essel pulls out all stops for ICL inaugural
* Asian M&E sector to surpass US by 2025
* NBC Universal appoints Karen Johnston as programming director for Asia
* Ten Sports to air Samsung Champions Trophy live
* Pogo announces nominees for Pogo Amazing Kids Awards 2007
* Pixelkraft creates micro sitcom for the net
* Hungama signs distribution deal with Paramount
*Low broadband penetration is stunting growth in gaming industry
* AOL signs deals with media companies for 'Userplane' applications
* Toon Disney to air 'Cinderella III: A Twist in Time'
* Star World buys slate of shows from Disney-ABC
* DTL to premiere lifestyle shows
* Singapore, Philippines sign MoU to enhance bilateral media collaborations
* Radio Mirchi to send students to NASA
* ESS to stage Futsal tournament in Malaysia
* CNN announces finalists for 'CNN Heroes: An All-Star Tribute'
* Casbaa welcomes C-Band call by ITU
* Registered cable ops can offer IPTV service; content issues under I&B: Trai
( 28 Nov 2007 )
* IPL's base bid system foxes broadcasters
* BBC, Chnnl 4 &ITV partner to launch on demand web service
* IOL Broadband signs pact with MTNL for VoIP
* Trai warns cable operators against not showing DD Urdu
* Broadcasters join Freemuse to celebrate Music Freedom Day
* Zee Studio to screen Satyajit Ray festival
* Discovery channel Canada signs content deal with Mico
* Ashley Woodworth is CinemaNow SVP for marketing
* Walt Disney Resort announces new offer for Christmas
* Dubai firm buys stake in Sony
* Digital TV households to touch 239 million in 2007
( 27 Nov 2007 )
* Positiv TV plans to launch national news channel 'Focus'
* IPL TV rights: BCCI puts $59 mn as 1st year's base bidding price
* Anoop Varma is Viaccess India regional manager
* Radio Mirchi launches in Mangalore
* Lilliput triumphs at Apex Awards in Kidswear category
* BBC to follow Britain's Olympic hopefuls in docu series
* IBN 7 to add power backups to avoid future blackouts
* Disney’s ‘My School Rocks’ comes to Mumbai
* Bebo launches Open Media for music and video content
* CBeebies triumphs at Children's Baftas
* Upside Down Concepts, LIC Australia sign for documentaries
* Video-on-demand market to grow 30% in Europe
* Spice Mobile launches music mobile handset
* Endemol India to foray into event management
* Chandra to own satellite, ties up with ProtoStar
( 26 Nov 2007 )
* Spending on digital platforms to touch $1.1 trillion by 2011
* Radio Mirchi to revamp with new signature tune
* Discovery to air special series 'Speed Week'
* Disney plans to invest on its ailing park in Hong Kong
* VideoMining Corporation launches in India
* DD feed issue: HC to hear fresh petition
* WWE to celebrate 15 years of 'Raw' next month
* UK unions announce BBC strike ballot
* BBC publishes code of conduct for competitions and voting
( 24 Nov 2007 )
* Star expands partners for m-commerce on Plus
* 9X to attack afternoon band in January
* Sab refurbishes primetime; announces 4 weekly shows
* RTL to buy TV channels in Russia
* TinselVision sews up deals with B4U Music, Shemaroo
* ICL 20:20 event to have 20 matches
* Second season of 'Cricket Star' launches
* Pragya to launch in UK on DTH soon
* Radio Dhamaal to launch reality show 'Voice Ki Choice'
* Zapak, IAMAI come together to organise gaming summit
* Nickelodeon signs Chris Brown for unscripted show
* Big FM launches new show Mumbai Much Much
* Vynsley Fernandes is INX News COO
( 23 Nov 2007 )
* Prime Focus close to buying US post production firms
* Walt Disney Internet to expand development studio in Prague
* Capital18 invests in Webchutney
* Percept to release 'Hanuman Returns' on 28 December
* Star fined for not complying with Tdsat order
* Broadcast value chain to grow to $8.7 billion: Datamonitor
* AXN to bring magic to India in January
* Bennett, Seinfeld to perform at Sony's event at Ces
* SBS to produce local version of BBC's 'Top Gear'
* Warner to launch VoD channels globally
* Sony Computers to hold Playstation expo in Mumbai
* A la carte Tariff Order valid from 1 Dec, Tdsat refuses stay
( 22 Nov 2007 )
* News channels apologise for airing adult content
* TinselVison valued at $20 million, closes Series B financing
* Raghav Bahl is E&Y's Business Transformation Enterpreneur of the year
* Second edition of 'Amazing Race Asia' kicks off on 22 Nov
* Nokia launches ‘XpressMusic’ variants
* Ron Kapadia is UAE's City 7 TV COO
* Reebok, Dhoni pitch in for promoting talent among kids
* Disney's 'My School Rocks' culminates in Delhi
* Flat panel TV, mobile drive growth of semi-conductor industry
* U/19 Cricket World Cup kicks off in February 2008
* Indian Cricket League announces umpires, match referees
* Nick US lines up programming for festive season
* British TV shows dominate Emmies
* BBC, ITV, Channel 4, Five sign MoU for HD channels
* Zee joins Sony to challenge Trai's regulation in non-Cas areas
* Vision Corporation to launch news channel
* Govt proposes fresh programmes on DD & AIR in NE
* CNN announces senior appointments
* George Entwistle is BBC controller, knowledge commissioning
( 21 Nov 2007 )
* Yahoo in VoD license deal with Sony BMG
* 255 TV channels allowed uplinking from India
* Govt 'no' to extend Press Council authority to electronic media
* Airtel, Mformation tie up for device management
* ABC News Now expands to Europe
* ATN launches NDTV & Sony in Western Canada
* Amrita TV to launch second session of Vanita Ratnam
* DQ Ent. to raise $60 million; list on London Stock Exchange
* Ion Media launches digital TV transition campaign
* Actors to bear brunt of WGA strike
* Maa TV to launch weekend primetime show Yuva on 1 Dec
* Disney, Burton team up for 3D films
* Dish Network launches Disney, ESPN interactive TV
* Asia TV Forum to focus on mobile TV
( 20 Nov 2007 )
* Set Discovery challenges a la carte pricing in Tdsat
* Bangalore round of ‘Good Earth Super Series’ starts
* Virgin eyes Indian mobile & movie market; to expand FM radio biz
* AT&T likely to bid for EchoStar: Barron's
* Mega TV to launch with Congress backing
* Zapak launches game cards
* MTV launches music channel in Middle East
* AirPlay to kick off new launch of NBA Realtime Fantasy
* Vijay Mallya to address Motor Sport Biz Forum in Monaco
* Sony Pictures, Sierra Ent. collaborate on video game
* China Digital TV Q3 revenue up 37% to $14.4 million
* £19 million raised by BBC charity Children in Need
* IPL rights: Channels make first presentation for rights
( 19 Nov 2007 )
* Indiagames to distribute Glu's mobile content in India
* WWIL promoters up stake by 5%
* DD to launch comedy show Lara Lappa
* ABC Television, TV One ink multi-year programing deal
* Zapak shows Indo-Pak cricket series online
* TVNZ bags net, mobile rights for Beijing Olympics
* Egon Zehnder to head search for new ICC CEO
* Steven Spielberg to receive Golden Globe's lifetime achievement award
* ESPN X Games returns to Middle East for third year
* CNN to invest in expanding newsgathering network
* Cisco CEO John Chambers to deliver keynote at 2008 CES
* CBeebies releases DVD for Christmas
* BBC Worldwide unveils slate for ATF
* AOL relaunches Games.com to broaden online game offering
( 17 Nov 2007 )
* Ram Kapoor, Prachi Desai take top awards at Indian Tellys
* NGC ties up with Zapak.com, for My Brilliant Brain
* Fourth edition of PHL to have fewer matches
* Big FM launches in Sholapur
* NDTV Good Times to launch travel show Me & Mandy
* Zee Cinema to kick off Subhash Ghai festival on 18 Nov
* Dainik Jagran's Radio Mantra launches in Ranchi
* Pragya to launch in November-end; banks on interactivity
* Walt Disney organises Disney Dreamer's Academy
* Big FM ropes in Mandira Bedi for views on Indo-Pak matches
* AXN buys rights for Video Zonkers from Rive Gauche
* FIH executive director Hans Bertels retires
* Astro signs agreement with NDS
( 16 Nov 2007 )
* Indian Telly Stars get set to sizzle for Indian Telly Awards
* Sony to launch Balaji soap; shuffles primetime lineup
* 'Head on Aircrash' revisits aviation nightmare on NGC
* Channel [V] to launch a search for India's hottest
* IPTV to struggle as main pay TV platform in India: Gartner
* ABC plans to launch children's TV channel by April '08
* Rediff iShare to showcase content from Zoom channel
* IPTV to have 72.6 million susbcribers by 2011: Study
* Red FM case: SC stays arrest of RJ till 19 November
* Vjive launches customised digital media application
* MRO-TEK ready with last mile solutions for triple play
* Alcatel-Lucent stitches deal with UAE telco for IPTV
* Dori Media rakes in $3.7 million at Mipcom
( 15 Nov 2007 )
* Chandra's cricket league announces teams
* NDTV Imagine to launch in January; movie channel to follow
* Essel Group to award Kannada television industry
* Music India to launch 2 regional music channels
* Zee TV to beef up weekends with 2 new shows
* IBN7 to launch 'Gujarat Chunav - Satta Nau Sangharsha'
* Alcatel-Lucent stitches deal with UAE telco for IPTV
* DTL's '1000 Places to See Before You Die' visits India
* Warner Bros. Television Group launches MomLogic.com
* AOL acquires Yedda
* BBC launches music podcasts
* Fox's 'MADtv' celebrates 300 episodes on Saturday
* Intelsat reports net loss of $42.6 million for 3Q
* FremantleMedia to distribute Australian drama 'Satisfaction'
* FX renews 'Damages' for two seasons
* CNN creates presence in Second Life
* BBC releases report on digital switchover
* CNN announces winners of Asia Pacific Screen Awards
* Barbie to premiere on Cartoon Network
( 14 Nov 2007 )
* Big names bid for IPL franchise
* Red FM case: Tdsat grants I&B time till 3 January
* WWIL plans to pump in Rs 10 billion over 4 years
* Hungama TV holds first board meeting for this year's Captains
* Nick announces winners of 'Nick ChakDe Ninja'
* Star News ropes in Afridi and Zaheer for 'Wah! Cricket'
* Huawei replaces Tata Teleservices' Delhi CDMA network
* Zee Muzic to kick off 'Best of Sa Re Ga Ma Pa Challenge' series on 21 November
* Radio City launches in Coimbatore
* CN, Pogo to air special shows on Children's Day
* Nicktoons expands Keith Dawkins role to SVP programming partnerships
* UFO Moviez wins Singapore's Global Entrepolis award
* Zapak brings Kuma war games to India
* Disney operating income for FY 2007 up 23%
* US dominates pay HDTV market
* Synergy Adlabs FY'07 net at Rs 13.74 million
* UTV ropes in Prabhu as COO for digital media venture
( 13 Nov 2007 )
* SpiceJet offers free tickets for kids on occasion of Children's Day
* Salesforce Winter '08 goes live
* Radio Dhamaal to launch in Ranchi
* IPTV operators in Europe face Arpu challenges
* BBC, Discovery charter new territories with two new 'Expedition' series
* BBC World to launch 'The Real Cities'
* Star enters into new joint venture for Channel [V] Thailand
* Star Q1 revenue up 22%; News Corp operating income at $1 billion
* Undergroundfilm launches on Joost
* Aristocrat Technologies creates game out of 'The Sopranos'
* NBC renews 'The Martha Stewart Show' for fourth season
* Granada's 'The Champions' to turn into a Hollywood film
* BBC Arabic launches interactive media workshops
* Amrita TV scouts for 'Best Citizen Journalist'
* Disney to launch mobile content in Japan
* 'Voice of India' likely name for Triveni Media's news channels
* IMG bags FA Cup rights for India; ESS gets most of Asia
* 9X to be available on Tata Sky
( 12 Nov 2007 )
* Trai to penalise MSOs on billing failure
* I&B mulls sending reminder to NBA over Content Code
* Bob Barker to enter Nab broadcasting hall of fame
* Discovery's quarter revenues up 11% at $259 million
* Nick announces special shows for Children's Day
* Asia TV Forum to launch Centre for Content Protection
* Singtel launches Tamil channel on mio TV
* Sports, content partnerships to feature at ATF
( 10 Nov 2007 )
* Star appoints Edward Hanapole as CIO
* Sony to sport new network logo
* Geo TV blackout: no telecast of Indo-Pak series
* Violence in TV at pre-school age leads to anti-social behaviour: Study
* LG, Harris showcase MPH mobile digital TV in Argentina
* Discovery, Readers Digest to launch magazine in Asia
* BBC Hindi's radio documentary wins ABU award
* Broadcasters up against Trai paper on Mobile TV
* India to host 2010 hockey World Cup
* Jeffrey Bewkes is Time Warner CEO
( 8 Nov 2007 )
* Delhi HC issues restraint order on YouTube and Google
* Lenovo, AT&T Williams F1 partner to launch Thinkstation
* Compact Disc inks $20 million deal with iMedia
* Community radio operators get permission extended to 5 years
* Nick introduces special shows for Diwali
* Murdoch's REA Group acquires Dubai real estate website
* Radio Mirchi upgrades transmission in Mumbai
* Zee rejigs senior management; Punit Goenka is network operating officer
* Endemol appoints Venita Coelho as head of fiction
* TV18 Group to invest $90.5 million in Viacom JV
( 7 Nov 2007 )
* Big Digital launches Anu Malik's 'Diwali' rendition
* CNN-IBN to air 'All About Money' from Dalal Street
* Vedic Broadcastings likely to buy Aastha channel
* ICL unveils team logos, gear
* Justin Webb is BBC News US editor
* WASP3D, Crisa sign 3D graphics distribution deal
* Nick/MTVN Kids announces two key promotions
* BBC to look at life of The Royal Family
* WGA strike hits TV hard
* Chandhok gets F1 break with Red Bull Racing
* Asiasat announces new technology platform
* Anuj Saxena to be jury member for Emmy Awards
* Autodesk expands footprint in Indian studios
* NIIT forges alliance with Adobe for training in new media
* Disney characters available for mobile dowload
* Western Digital launches portable drives for Diwali
* Google forms Open Handset Alliance for cellphone software
* Irdeto to focus on emerging markets; moves CEO to Beijing
* Teacher files defamation against channel for fake sting
* Court says no law to force DD to encrypt sports feed
* Kreeda's Dance Mela shortlisted for Changemaker
* NDTV 24x7 to telecast Durand Cup semi-finals, final live
( 6 Nov 2007 )
* Reliance, Microsoft in $500 mn IPTV deal for India
* Amrita TV announces special programs for Diwali
* Zattoo launches ABC News Now in Germany, Spain and Belgium
* Ten Sports changes Champions league schedule post SMS poll
* City finals begin for 'Nat Geo Junior Hunt 2'
* Jetix to air 'Power Rangers: Operation Overdrive'
* 9XM adopts scheduling technology by RCS
* Indrani Mukerjea is INX Media CEO
* NDTV to launch mobile portal; Hindi news portal to follow
* Air Deccan ties up with Oxigen for mobile ticketing
* Yahoo Kickstarts social networking for college grads
*Motorola ties up with IITs to host industry-academia summit
* Games2win is India distributor for Sega's CT-racer
* Microsoft adds ESPN content on Xbox Live
* Sun to launch FM stations in Lucknow, Bhopal on 6 November
* Inzamam Ul-Haq to host cricket show on Zee News
* IFJ planning global action day to protest Pak curbs on media
( 5 Nov 2007 )
* HC asks Govt. to produce records on 27 November in empanelment case
* WWE Q3 revenue at $108 million
* Time Warner Telecom wins 9 Retail Metro Carrier awards
* Google unveils OpenSocial for social applications
* Gaming technologies to expand presence at CES
* FremantleMedia launches $57.6 mn talent fund
* Comcast, Martha Stewart create on-demand service
* Bell launches next generation HDTV receiver in Canada
* Four-man committee to lead search for next ICC CEO
* Study links hypertension in obese children to TV viewing
* 40 million IPTV households expected worldwide by 2010
* Kingfisher to host series of rock, heavy metal fests
* Neo's subscription revenue could feel the pinch
* Small cities driving digital music consumption: IAMAI Ent 2.0
* Vijay TV to air chat show hosted by transgender
* Movie distribution on web waiting to be monetised
* Child TV viewing guide 'Smart News' launches online
( 3 Nov 2007 )
* 'Sa Re Ga Ma Pa L'il Champs Challenge' launches website
* Star Gold to air 5th season of 'Sabsey Favourite Kaun'
* Pay-TV piracy tops $1.5 billion for 2007
* Neo Sports to kick off Ranji Trophy coverage
* Neil Chugani is BBC Worldwide CFO
* DG2L launches set top box for Rs 1500
* AOL India launches portals
* Hitesh Sabharwal is B.A.G Films distribution head
* India Today gets nod for FDI from Daily Mail
( 2 Nov 2007 )
* Distribution, price, perception: Gaming industry's 3 challenges
* Low cost outsourcing model is not sustainable
* Palador files case against UTV
* Nokia launches music store in UK
* Microsoft announces Next Gen PC Design contest
* Amrita TV launches SMS campaign to help deprived children
* VSNL to construct $200 mn TGN-Intra Asia cable system
* Fake TV sting: Court to hear arguments on 15 November
* Big FM launches in Mysore
* Cinemax Q2 net profit at Rs 29 million
* Disney launches 'Pirates of the Caribbean' video game
* 'DNA' launches Ahmedabad, Surat editions
*BBC extending the public's right of appeal for license fee
( 1 Nov 2007 )
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