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Headlines in the month of June
 
* MSN Messenger TV to stream MTV Splitsvilla episodes
* Sony aims to double revenues in India, China, Russia, Brazil
* Alfred Haber goes platinum with Grammy Awards
* Kalyani chosen among Best Communication strategies on HIV/ AIDS in Asia
* Disney ABC-ESPN TV announces key promotions for distribution in EMEA
* Euronews selects Satlink's Asiasat 2 platform for broadcast in Asia
* UCC annual conference week gets underway in Dubai
* BBC starts test transmission for HD on Freeview
* Atas draws up drama, comedy finalists for Emmy Awards
* NDTV plans to list news, entertainment businesses separately
* Eurovision contracts Asiasat for Olympics
* Sun TV FY'08 consolidated net up 36% at Rs 3.26 billion
(30 June 2008 )
* Digicable acquires 51% in CableComm
* Vijay TV to kick off Super Singer's 3rd edition on 7 July
* News Corp in deal with Permira to take NDS private
* Harris exhibits new products at SCTE Cable-Tec Expo 2008
* UTV's World Movies to create 'Friday Premieres' slot
* Michael Delman is Microsoft VP global marketing, interactive entertainment
* Next generation BBC iPlayer launches
* SMG, Intel to develop online TV platform in China
* CNN to air documentary 'Darfur: Out of Control' in July
* CNN Chile prepares for year-end launch
( 28 June 2008 )
* Disney to revamp website
* Disney’s High School Musical to open in Australia in December
* Animation network aniBoom raises $10 mn
* BBC to shut Romanian radio service
* Amrita TV to air Classic Kathakal from 30 June
* MTV relaunches comedy website Atom.com
* HDIL Infra makes open offer for Live India at Rs 36.50 per share
* Star appoints JC Giri as head of regional channels
( 27 June 2008 )
* MTV launches Roadies Battleground on Orkut
* Market speculates on Astro buying Star's stake in Balaji
* Discovery to air Ultimate Olympics from 14 July
* Disney sells Movies.com to Fandango
* Sakaal to foray into broadcasting, plans Marathi channel launch
* B4U Movies acquires movies from Indian Film Company
* Radio Indigo elevates Prabhu to MD, Bhokare joins as COO
* Zee Muzic to premiere two shows at 7.30 pm band
* Veoh adds ABC, ESPN content
* Rediff.com invests in SMS content sharing community Vakow.com
* Nickelodeon unveils Dora merchandise in France
* BBC to add channels in Australia
* European HD faces content gap: Screen Digest
* Murdoch gets nod from EU for stake in Premiere
* UTV News CEO Arun Anant resigns
( 26 June 2008 )
* Trai rejects ESPN's price contentions
* Eros holds 24% in B4U, plans India listing
* Rajshri Media launches made-for-mobile show
* NDTV Imagine partners Bigflix for Ramayan downloads
* TV Today Q4 net profit up at Rs 135.1 million
* World Movies channel to showcase classic westerns
* Ekushey TV chooses Chyron for newsroom upgrade
* Discovery in deal with home video major Blockbuster
* NCsoft to use Allegorithmic for games development
* Adobe Media Player brings new content online
* Vh1 brings 'Ministry of Sound' on tour to India
* CNN goes green in hunt for environmental solutions
* Apple offers TV shows on iTunes store Australia
* Nat Geo to launch 3 shows with focus on deadliest animals, cuisine, adventure
* Playin’TV launches Tweezle Lab for casual players
* Children watching Sesame Street in Kosovo more likely to respect other ethnicities: Study
( 25 June 2008 )
* Bindass to launch Bindass Champ on 27 June
* DD to air live semi-final and final matches of Euro Cup
* HDIL to foray into broadcasting, buy 51% in Live India & Mi Marathi
* Star Plus extends SRK's Paanchvi Pass to digital platform
* Fever FM lines up special shows for Star Cricket Asia Cup
* James Murdoch reshuffles senior management at News International
* Rive Gauche TV licenses shows to 7 broadcasters in Asia
* UTV Movies acquires Jannat; to air Aamir in July
* NCsoft to use Allegorithmic for games development
* GlobeCast upgrades infrastructure for HD content in US
* Bigadda designs mobile blog for Amitabh Bachchan
* Anil Ambani group to launch FM station in Singapore with MediaCorp
* Prime Focus to merge subsidiary, fixes swap ratio
* LG Electronics showcases interactive solutions at Infocomm 2008
* HDTV to boost ARPUs of pay TV operators: Study
* CBBC kicks off film initiative with Bafta
* Dailymotion to enter India, strikes alliances
( 24 June 2008 )
* Delhi HC sends back Tata Sky-ESPN case to Tdsat
* Post IPL, Hindi GECs line up big ticket shows
* Nick launches Toon Jockey initiative
* Ten Sports ropes in Idea Cellular as title sponsor for India-Sri Lanka series
* Indiagames launches gaming team Indian Inferno
* IMG close to buying 50% in Burnett Productions
* Universal Music Group, last.fm partner for music videos
* BBC Worldwide creates a mobile game for Top Gear show
* Canada’s National Film Board in deal with Youtube for Oscar shorts
* CBS, Ecomedia to 'Green' cities across US
* Robin Schwartz is The Oprah Winfrey Network president
* MTNL floats Rs 2.5 billion tender to boost IP network
( 23 June 2008 )
* MSOA demands tax waiver and rationalisation from MIB
* Tandberg launches MediaModeler Content Management System
* Raj to launch Tamil news channel on 23 June, invest Rs 200 mn
* Disney Channel to air Disney Channel games on 27 July
* SPTI signs production deal with VTL Marketing for 'Power of 10'
* Sab to reposition as comedy channel from 30 June
* David Kaplan is Warner senior VP, intellectual property counsel
* Youtube's homepage gets a makeover
* Mediacorp teams up with StarHub to push HD5
* M&E industry to reach $2.2 trillion by 2012: PwC
* ITV, Fox Television in global production partnership
* WWIL chooses Asiasat 4 for HITS platform
* Animal Planet to unveil new show 'Animal Icons'
( 21 June 2008 )
* Star Majha to celebrate first anniversary with best of the shows
* ESS using Asia Cup to push Star Cricket
* Zee Cinema ties up with Jane Tu Ya Jaane Na to promote ‘Shanivaar Ki Raat’
* Cartoon Network Enterprises launches Love Story 2050 merchandise
* NeoMagic, Innofidei launches mobile TV solution for China
* MSM Discovery to offer DTH players rates as per Tdsat order: Trai
* Nick to air High Noon at Mega Mountain on 22 June
* Bartaman editor Sengupta dies after prolonged illness
* Dish TV appoints Vinay Agarwal as CEO
( 20 June 2008 )
* 9X to launch Mahaabhaarat on 7 July
* Xytech launches Asian language version of software at Broadcast Asia 2008
* NDTV Imagine launches in Middle East and North African region
* Worldwide Home Entertainment brings ‘American Idol’ on DVD to India
* Civil Aviation secretary gets additional charge of I&B
* NASA, Disney come together to promote Wall-E
* Net has double the influence of TV among Europeans: Study
* NDTV Imagine EVP Manoj Vidwans quits
* Zeel's film subsidiary to raise $200 mn with 10-20% dilution, plans AIM listing
( 19 June 2008 )
* Yahoo! gets Idea, MTNL on board to strengthen mobile presence in Asia Pacific
* NDTV 24x7 to air Oscar winning documentaries in June
* Nick's Kids and Family Group forms games, virtual worlds divisions
* Dish TV Q4 net loss at Rs 1.15 billion
* Verimatrix announces mobile TV content security solution
* Scopus introduces solution for DTV transition in US
* 11 billion videos viewed online in US in April
* Four new members join Casbaa on board
* CNN to focus on racism in sport
* Reliance's Big Broadcasting hops on board Asiasat 3
* Chitkara to debut Cube 3 on Asiasat 2
* Eurosport unveils Beijing 2008 Olympics programming
* HBO to sell select documentaries on Amazon.com
* Tech Mahindra enters into IPTV global alliance with Microsoft
( 18 June 2008 )
* DTH to provide natural disasters alert
* WWIL sees Rs 937 mn boost in carriage revenue for FY'08, net loss at Rs 1.53 bn
* Consumer electronics, IT firms sign technology MoU with cable ops
* Casbaa announces speakers for Convention 2008
* NBC Sports, WCSN partner to launch Universal Sports
* MTV lodges police complaint against ransackers
* Zeel launches movie channel Zee Aflam in ME
* Walt Disney Home Entertainment unveils 2nd edition of Jungle Book
* Middle East to get INX Media’s 9X and 9XM
* Globecast Asia to open playout centre in Singapore
* CDI, Singapore’s Golden Games to invest Rs 450 mn in gaming software studio
( 17 June 2008 )
* EMI Music signs distribution deal with Earthsync
* Star One to launch dance-based reality show Zara Nach ke Dikha
* MIB monitoring centre to aid regulator when it comes
* Sharada Sunder joins Turner-Alva Bros JV as president
* Nancy Kanter is Playhouse Disney Worldwide senior VP
* Walt Disney to bring Panda for Chinese kids
* Ten Sports extends deal with WWE till 2014
* Sony Pictures Entertainment joins UGC coalition
* Anna Vivian is IMG Entertainment VP emerging markets
* Harpo, Sony Pictures TV in deal to launch 'Dr. Oz'
* HC bars operators from illegal telecast of Euro 2008
* Anne Pick wins doc pitch at Banff
* AMPTP, Sag stand off continues
* Amee Sanghvi appointed head of INX Studio
* Alfred Haber Dist. strikes multi-country sales deal for Miss Universe 2008
* Aksh, MTNL announce icontrol innovation for IPTV service
( 16 June 2008 )
* Karan Hukku, Sara Khan and Parul Chauhan are best new talents on Indian television
* Parliamentary committee seeks IBF’s views on TRPs
* Aaj Tak’s executive editor Deepak Chaurasia quits
* BBC Trust announces public value test into local video proposal
* Turok, Touchstone’s sci-fi shooter game releases in India
* Satellite interference growing worse
* Global satellite services revenue touches $73.9 billion in 2007
* Raj TV channels to be available on Sun Direct
* Shah Rukh Khan is the “Kewlest Dad” at Nick’s Daddy Cool contest
* Sun Microsystems provides computing platform for Love Story 2050
* Intelsat to transmit Olympics in HD for the EBU
* EMI, BBC Worldwide in deal to unlock music archive
* Nat Geo Intl bags rights for 'Long Way Down'
* Over 60,000 attendees expected for BroadcastAsia 2008
* Broadband infrastructure grows 68% in FY 2007-08
* Becil sets up channel monitoring cell for I&B ministry
* Lifespan of content is opening up in every direction: BBC's Roly Keating
( 14 June 2008 )
* New Talent Awards to honour new Indian telly stars
* Malayalam channel Jai Hind TV starts Gulf operations
* Warner TV Group in web distribution deals
* Intelsat renews CCTV contract for US DTH services
* Time Warner Cable, Sprint and Verizon to block child pornography
* Broadcasters to offer channels a la carte, at DTH rates to IPTV: Trai
* Al Jazeera English news show wins award at Monte Carlo TV Fest
* Disney-ABC renews content deal with South African broadcaster
( 13 June 2008 )
* India TV complains to MIB on `India News'
* NDTV Profit partners with Reliance Money for 'Money Mantra'
* Salman Khan's 'Dum' pulls Sony to third spot
* Disney’s Camp Rock to air on Disney Channel US
* Sony India launches Video MP3 Walkman
* IPL final clocks 9.8 TVR, Mumbai watches the most
* EMI inks deal with BBC Worldwide for music archives
* Neo Sports to air Le Mans 24 hour race
* Ten Sports signs 3-year deal with Hong Kong Cricket Sixes
* Indian Institute of Mass Communications to be upgraded
* Sun TV’s SFM to launch in Shillong on 13 June
* Firangi expands programming with Love is in the Air
* BigBand showcases video ad innovations at KCTA 2008
* Tangerine, Swisscom to supply HD TV content in hotels
* Voom HD Networks launches VoD for Voom and Rush channels
* Bertelsmann asks $1.5 bn for its 50% stake in Sony BMG
( 12 June 2008 )
* UTV takes NDTV Imagine's 'Ram' to Sun channels
* Blue Frog Records to launch McLaughlin's Floating Point
* Indian Meteorological Department to launch TV channel
* ZoomTV.in, Vdopia ink ad deal
* Yahoo! India launches local information portal
* Gary Davey is News Corp Stations Europe COO
* Bebo, Universal Music partner for online drama
* AOL launches AOL Radio experience
* BBC launches channels in Africa
* Cisco acquires DiviTech for digital video
* Disney.com to stream free movies
* UTVi.com partners Apnaloan for personal finance info
* MySpace, Paulo Coelho tie up for user generated movie
* BBC Global News maintains record 233 million audience
* IEC in Sports to handle TV marketing for Portuguese soccer league
* Dish TV in marketing tie up with ESS to add subscribers
( 11 June 2008 )
* Global broadcasters of cricket to pay tax in India: CIT
* MyToons to bring HD animation technology online
* Bandai America is toy licensee for Kamen Rider Dragon Knight series
* Nick to kick off new contest for kids
* MIB may allow Dish TV, Tata Sky to stay on MPEG 2
* Big FM promotes Sudesh Iyer to regional director South
* Neo appoints Naina Toor Singh as on-air promo head
* US Open golf on mobile phones
* Ignou goes online, offers webcasting facilities
* India to host World press meet in 2009
* ETV Marathi to revamp prime time with 3 shows
* Star appoints Sumantra Dutta as country head, Middle East, Africa & Pakistan
( 10 June 2008 )
* Yojana journal now available on world wide web
* Miditech appoints Sachin Mohite as fiction creative director
* NCPCR seeks I&B help against Balaji's Aarushi episode
* Sports channels approach DD for Olympic signals
* Youtube content available on Sony Bravia net video link
* Sahara One to launch Mata Ki Chowki
* Jetix Europe, Disney-ABC International TV sign distribution deal
* Four cities in race for hosting 2016 Olympic Games
* Viacom to receive leadership award for Aids work
* Oscar winner 'Crash' to make the transition to TV
* BBC Worldwide to distribute Canadian drama 'The Session' globally
* Al Jazeera’s Wadah Khanfar to deliver MGEITF worldview address
( 9 June 2008 )
* Tata Sky to restore ESPN channels in basic package
* Ibibo, FTV launch contest for fashion photographers
* Bindass launches reality show for college kids
* Cricketnirvana.com to stream Kitplay Cup live
* Real Image to raise Rs 800 million in 3rd round of funding
* Yahoo rubbishes Icahn's $34.375 a share sell plan
* Animated titles from Toei to be available on internet
* News Corp sells its 19% stake in Macrovision
( 7 June 2008 )
* Music constitutes 67% of prime time content on FM Radio: E&Y
* Nick launches Dady Cool contest
* China TV ropes in DataDirect Networks for 2008 Olympics
* CBS Network TV signs 2-year deal with Uppity Films
* NBC Universal to sell German FTA channel Das Vierte
* BBC announces programming policy for bbc.co.uk
* Disney World on Google Earth
( 6 June 2008 )
* "The future is in music" - Tero Ojanpera
* Making music matter
* Dissecting the 'Live' experience
* 94% Indians passionate about music: MTV Study
* Sony Pictures Entertainment acquires 2waytraffic for $223 mn
* Wind River, Intel tie up for mobile internet device
* Infogain partners with Manthan for retail biz intelligence solution
* Essel Group adopts SAP media solution
* CNBC-TV18 to probe into consumers mind with Lessons in Excellence
* Discovery to restructure for going public
* Disney, Screenvision ink agreement for film promotion
* Aol launches Indian version of lifestyle website Asylum
* MTV Europe fined for using offensive language
* GlobeCast to acquire Pacific Century Matrix
* Rohit Sarma to head ad sales at Turner India
* Govt accepts Trai recommendations on satellite radio
* Disney merges digital media and gaming unit
* Harper Collins CEO Friedman resigns
* BBC strikes best deals for talent on TV: O&O report
( 5 June 2008 )
* Delhi HC issues notice to Yahoo for infringement of copyright
* Tata Sky withdraws HC petition against Dish TV
* Asia Pac music market grows despite slump
* MTV study results released at Music Matters
* MTV to premiere second season of 'On The Job'
* ISPs should embrace the future: McGuinness
* NDTV to launch environment reality show India’s Environmentalist
* Star, FedEx join hands for relief work in China
* Disney to release Nightmare on Blu-ray
* Apple offers films on iTunes in UK
* Star Majha to launch 'So Kool' on real life heroes
* Virgin Media to launch BBC iPlayer
* Tdsat issues notices to Zee Turner, Sony on signals to Ortel
* Adam Ware joins ImaginAsian TV
* Fox orders 20th season of The Simpsons
* BCCI, UB Group to felicitate World Cup team on 25th anniversary of win
* Blueprint Entertainment to receive award at Banff
* Vintage Studio launches TV channel, uses AsiaSat 2
( 4 June 2008 )
* Big Animation installs Foundry Networks switches for animation production network
* Colors to have 'Jai Shri Krishna' in armoury
* Aksh ties up with BSNL for IPTV in 20 cities
* Zee Turner elevates Dinesh Jain to CEO
* UTV Movies inks syndication deal with Star for 17 films
* ESPN Star Sports revamps website
* Sony BMG brings Columbia Records to India
* Bindass to air Kiss Kiss Bang Bang from 5 June
* CNN to launch global weekly show Fareed Zakaria – GPS
* Virgin Radio executive chairman Richard Huntingford quits
* Nick to air Buddy on 8 June
* Time Warner cable to meter internet usage
* Sun TV's SFM launches at Gulbarga and Asansol
( 3 June 2008 )
* Star One launches laughter helpline 'Dial-a-Smile'
* Tata Sky drops subscription fee
* Nickelodeon launches Qwikies games for Verizon users
* 284 new journals got FDI in past five years: Dasmunsi
* Networks in US collaborate to fight cancer
* MRTP refuses relief to Tata Sky, issues notice to Dish TV
* BBC Trust completes review of site bbc.co.uk
* French TV content made available on iTunes
* AXN Beyond expands footprint in Asia with Singapore launch
* 'Transformers' triumphs at MTV Movie awards
* Online video viewers to quadruple to 1 bn in 2013: Study
* IndusInd Media disconnection issue: Delhi HC grants stay
( 2 June 2008 )
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