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Headlines in the month of Sep
 
* India Digital Networks Summit to debate on distribution, content and investment
* NDTV MetroNation completes one year
* Nickelodeon to launch new season of The Naked Brothers Band
* G Krishan to stay as NBA president
( 30 Sep 2008 )
* Zee TV to battle with fictions
* Prasar Bharati moves Supreme Court over carriage of channels on its DTH platform
* Aksh Optifibre, Sony pictures sign deal for IPTV content
* Arjun Rampal, Farah, Karisma to judge Nach Baliye 4
* CNN's global audience to 'Debate the Debate' on presidential election
* Bharatmatrimony.com launches matrimony services on Airtel
* IPL franchisees recover 80 per cent of first year cost
* ICL adds four players
* Lalit Modi wins at CNBC Awaaz Awards
* Atom.com signs first look deal with content creator Sandeep Parikh
* New Zealand heads towards complete digital television
* Tata Communications offers MPLS connectivity to the Middle East
* Gilchrist to captain Deccan Chargers IPL team
* BBC Worldwide in video content licensing deal with Nokia
* Video viewing at Barack Obama's site grew by 155%
* Discovery in global content partnership with Youtube
* BBC Worldwide restructures kids biz
* HBO launches in Canada on 30 October
( 29 Sep 2008 )
* Zee Talkies to air Hollywood dubbed movies
* Time Broadband ties up with IGNOU
* Cricketnirvana to stream Australia, England cricket series
* BCCI launches website BCCI.tv
* Manmohan Shetty is film & TV producers guild president
* NCPCR to firm up guidelines on kids in reality shows soon
* Springs Creative in licensing deal with Nick
* Jude Law, Jane Seymour to provide star power at Mipcom
* XUG gets JWT’s Laura Selfridge on board
* AT&T to offer satellite TV service to DirecTV
* UTV World Movies celebrates Chinese national day
* Ofcom review report on public service broadcasting out
* Amazing Race Asia sees 12% viewership growth in Singapore, Malaysia
* Tony Iffland is BBC Worldwide Channels GM for Australia
* Akamai to promote video player standards
( 27 Sep 2008 )
* Tata Sky to offer 3 ESS channels on basic pack till November
* Neo, Star reach settlement on distribution fracas
* Pix to show soccer, bags FA Cup rights
* Pakistan Cricket Board seeks Mani's help to sell TV rights
* BBC Trust reviews its services for younger audiences
* Adobe unveils creative suite 4 Web Premium
* Palme India to kick off on 3 October
* Chinar Circuits launches Nine FM in Sikkim
* Zee Muzic launches WhattALife
* The Jim Henson Company to debut Sid the Science Kid at Mipcom Jr
* Star appoints David Radoczy as its CTO
* Cricket Australia mulls IPL-like T20 league
( 26 Sep 2008 )
* Mumbai to host Champions League Twenty20 final
* ICC president agrees to meet ICL founder Subhash Chandra
* Colors notches 217 GRPs, stands strong on third spot
* Kids Media in talks with investors, plans Rs 1 bn investment
* Sony customises Bravia HDTV sets with link modules
* HP launches Notebooks with TV tuner card
* Beams signs up three artists
* Time Broadband to launch devotional channel on IPTV platform
* Apparent Gravity Media to showcase extreme sports content at Mipcom
* Dish Network, Sony Pictures sign content deal
* Star, DirecTV extend multi-year carriage deal
* Echo Bridge Entertainment signs licensing deals for kids properties ahead of Mipcom
* Disney to air Hannah Montana , Miley Cyrus concert movie on 28 September
( 25 Sep 2008 )
 
* Broadband subscribers show significant rise: Raja
* Zee Next stalls investment plans
* UTV Movies bags rights for 65 films from Sahara
* Pakistan Cricket Board in deal with Dubai Sports City
* Nick launches James Gyaan Bond contest
* Liquid Comics completes management buyout of Virgin Comics
* 9 Story Entertainment to showcase 'Survive This!' at Mipcom
* 9X, 9XM now available on Freesat in UK
* Amrita TV to launch Music Mix from 29 September
* Nadia Belhiba is Fitroy Media director international sales
* Rive Gauche TV to showcase three reality shows at Mipcom
* Property TV to launch in India, Middle East
* Colors non-fiction head Harsha Chugh Khanna quits
* Discovery begins trading as public company
* GE floats JV with Taiwan's Tatung for HDTV
* 2008 Intl Emmy Awards winners for news, current affairs announced
( 24 Sep 2008 )
* DD's DTH can charge Rs 6 mn as carriage fee: Delhi HC
* History Channel organises Human Weapon Gaming Nght on 26 September
* Trai issues consultation paper on media ownership
* Sol 90’s Great Civilisation to be on AmebaTV.com
* ION TV signs multi-year film acquisition deal with Warner Bros
* MSO Alliance adds two members
* MTV Networks acquires Social Project
* Dish Network spends $240,000 in lobbying
* Measat bags Regional Satellite Operator 2008 award
* Pix's tentpole film of the month is 'Transamerica'
* CBBC to make series drawn from Chinese myths and legends
* Bavaria Media to tout its triple-hitter at Mipcom
( 23 Sep 2008 )
* Tulip Telecom awarded Madhya Pradesh State Wide Area Network project
* Hinduja Ventures firm gets govt nod to distribute foreign TV channels
* StarHub launches Tamil movie channel Vannathirai in Singapore
* Bigflix offers internet download of Hulla
* Aardman Animations creates HDTV show for kids
* HBO bags 10 Emmy Awards
* Star Jalsha opens strong with 92 GRPs
* Casbaa adds Telstra as corporate member
* Nat Geo to air 'Big, Bigger, Biggest' this year
* Alfred Haber to distribute Spike TV's 'Scream 2008'
* WWIL gets nod for HITS, moves Tdsat against Star Den and MSM Discovery
( 22 Sep 2008 )
* Vir Sanghvi to host Discovery T&L's new show
* Rajya Sabha may soon have its own TV channel
* Nat Geo partners Indian Navy for new 'Mission' property
* 9X to launch 'Mahaabhaarat' in UK on 22 September
* 9 Story gets Canadian commission for 'Wibbly Pig'
* Zapak ready to launch Crazy Kart in India
* Vh1 to premiere music comedy show Saturday Night Live from 22 September
* ADB, Strong Group join forces for IPTV products
* ITV renames global distribution arm as ITV Global Entertainment
* Avid launches DS version 10 solution for editing
* Microsoft unveils next generation of Interactive TV
* Starhub offers US TV series on VoD
* BBC Parliament celebrates tenth anniversary
( 20 Sep 2008 )
* CNBC-TV18 launches Net Worth on personal finance
* Vh1 to kickstart Global Music Xpress in India with Jay Sean
* Pogo to launch new season of Skatoony on 21 September
* Cablevision to launch network DVR service soon
* Hormusji Cama elected as INS president
* Al-Jazeera English MD says channel suffers from “bullying culture”
* Discovery launches new prime time band 'Ultimate Discovery'
( 19 Sep 2008 )
* Bejuba! Ent, Skarmoosh & Creative Visual media to make Spooky Investigations
* Murdoch bullish on WSJ's online subscription revenue
* Tata Communications offers CDN service to IAHGames
* Aaj Tak launches initiative against terrorism
* Govt allows Indian editions of foreign news mags with 26% FDI
* Zee Marathi to premiere Hasya Samrat 2nd season from 26 September
* BBC Worldwide unveils Mipcom slate
* CNN launches mobile site across Asia Pacific
* Lincoln Butterfield to unveil animated series concepts at Mipcom ‘08
* Tata Sky moves Tdsat against Neo Sports over rates
( 18 Sep 2008 )
* Vijay TV announces two serials
* Ten Sports to air WWE episodes simultaneously in India
* Downlinking guidelines amended to facilitate IPTV
* SPTI's JV debuts drama show in China
* Colors acquires rights for 55 Sahara films
* Ranbir Rano to replace Teen Bahuraaniyaan on Zee TV
* New proposals approved for FDI in broadcasting
* Sab to launch Jugni Chali Jalandhar on 29 September
* BBC Worldwide opens second Teletubbies Play and Development Centre in China
* LG introduces ultra-slim LED Notebook
* Disney to premiere Ratatouille on 21 September
* Neo Sports to air Davis Cup action
* Jim Henson company to debut animated shows at Mipcom
* ICL adds Dhaka Warriors in its armoury
* Adlabs partners SureWaves for digital display network
* Prabhat Khabar's Radio Dhoom launches in Jamshedpur
* Disney, TNVZ to offer series online for free
* Jawahar Goel stays as IBF president
* MTV, HP rev up new global show 'Engine Room'
* Microsoft launches global platform for broadcast TV on PC
( 17 Sep 2008 )
* MGM enters into 5-year distribution deal with Star Den in India
* Zee TV to launch Ek Se Badhkar Ek Chhota Packet, Bada Dhamaka
* Star One to launch 'Miley Jab Hum Tum' on 22 September
* Colors to launch 'Ek Khiladi Ek Hassena' on 26 Sept
* DD marks commencement of Golden Jubilee
* Maya Entertainment bags 2 international projects
* Animal Planet to don new look from 1 October
* Bender Media Services closes DVD deal with En Pantalla
* Warner Music rejigs top management
* Disney to air 'Break Time Masti Time' in October
* Amap expands top management team
( 16 Sep 2008 )
* Star Den moves Tdsat against Dish TV
* Star Plus to launch Nach Baliye on 10 October
* Americans viewed more than 11.4 bn videos in July: Study
* Voom HD to premiere 'Quest for the 2008 Nascar Sprint Cup'
* Motorola launches AMM for on-demand experiences
* Fitrzroy Media to showcase 'Bidzerk' at Mipcom
* Ericsson in deal with Sonaecom for first trial of IMS-integrated IPTV middleware
* Scope for growth in US consumer electronics industry: Study
* Sun Direct receives Rs 5.8 bn funding from Astro
* Star Cricket to air documentary on Sir Don Bradman
* CNBC Asia Pacific facelifts its weekend programming with CNBC Life
* BSNL to ramp up broadband network
* Neo Cricket lines up commentators for upcoming series
* News Corp to transform wapping site into campus
* Peace Arch acquires global rights for 'The Line'
* Radio City in deal with Mauj for mobile content
* US consortium to lay out digital media standards
( 15 Sep 2008 )
* Radio Mirchi hikes ad rates, eyes Rs 3 bn
* BSkyB puts picnic on hold; blames Ofcom
* Voom HD channel to showcase 'Earthtripping'
* Tom Archer is BBC Vision controller factual production
* Playstation rolls out new series of PS2 for festive season
* US' baby boom generation takes to digital world: Study
* BabyFirst’s BFTV Productions to make shows for pre-schoolers
* BCCI will get lion's share of Champions T20 League
* Release more spectrum on FM frequencies: Ficci
* Star Gold to showcase journey of Akshay Kumar
* CBBC to hunt for a 'true leader' in UK
* ICC to further explore Test Championship concept
* Paul Romer is Endemol global VP programming
* Dish TV offers 125 channels for Rs 100
( 13 Sep 2008 )
* SC dismisses Radio Today's appeal on FM stations allotment
* Ten Sports to bring WWE wrestler Batista to Mumbai
* Sun Direct expands DTH service to North India
* 9X to launch 'Kissmet Ka Khel' from 15 Sep
* Raj TV plans to dilute upto 10% in PE firms
* Mediaset selects SintecMedia’s OnAir broadcast management system
* HBO Central Europe launches three HD channels on AMOS
* Hungama to air 'Are You afraid of the Dark' from 15 September
* Neptuno in licensing deal with Raisat
* Lalit Modi is Champions League Twenty20 board chairman
( 12 Sep 2008 )
* Sony to premiere Indian Idol 4 on 19 September
* MTV to syndicate Roadies to ARY Digital in Pakistan
* Govt warns two news channels on 'Big Bang' coverage
* My FM lines up weekend programming
* Brasil Telecom uses UTStarcom switch for powering telecom network
* CNBC-TV18 to launch second season of Business with Pleasure
* Big TV to deploy HD channels using Thomson headend system
* Cartoon Network to unveil Bakugan: Battle Brawlers from 15 September
* Intelsat spreads Major League Baseball to Asia, Europe, Latin America
* BBC Trust to review licence fee structure
* Star Majha to premiere musical satire show from 12 September
* Nick announces winner of Nick School ka Hero
* Ricky Sprocket to air on 29 Nick channels worldwide
* Govt allows FM radio firms to create subsidiaries
* MTNL to commence trial runs for 3G services
( 11 Sep 2008 )
* ESS bags Champions T20 League rights for $975 mn
* Nokia S60 to have Microsoft exchange Activesync email solution
* Max to air classic Hindi Movies in Jubilee Hits
* Star World kicks off 'Private Practice' on 14 September
* WWE inks deal with Televisa in Mexico
* Tdsat asks Prasar Bharati to restore 3 Zee channels
* 4Kids Entertainment to showcase 'Chaotic: M’Arrillian Invasion' at Mipcom
* Pogo to air Garfield and Friends from 15 September
* Tata Sky introduces new pack at Rs 99
* Arqiva chooses Intelsat capacity
* Casbaa strengthens speaker lineup for convention
* BBC News launches 'The Box' to explore globalisation
( 10 Sep 2008 )
* Endemol to venture into regional content, gaming biz
* Govt issues notice to ESPN over violation of DTH pricing norms
* Channel [V] to launch twisted talk show 'Tony B Show'
* MTV unveils three spoofs for 'Fully Faltoo' film festival
* Star Cricket to telecast LG ICC Awards 2008 on 11 Sept
* AXN to launch 3rd season of Amazing Race Asia on 11 Sept
* Tdsat to hear Arasu Cable TV case on 24 October
* Walt Disney gets Sebi nod for increasing stake in UTV
* Kushal Das is ICC global CFO
* TiVo chooses Wipro's DVB-T middleware to build HD DVRs
* DQ, M6 Studio, Method Animation to produce TV series on Little Nick
* Alterna'TV to distribute Planet X
* Tdsat issues notice to Trai in ESPN case
( 9 Sep 2008 )
* Sun Network gets into film-making with Sun Pictures
* Pre-bid meet held to short-list auctioneer for 3-G Spectrum auction
* Rohit Bhandari is senior VP, business head of AXN & Animax India
* MIB issues guidelines for provision of IPTV services
* MySpace, Warner tie up for 'Sorority Forever'
* Britney Spears triumphs at MTV Video Music Awards
* Joel Defries to join CBBC's 'Blue Peter' as co-presenter
* Amrita TV unveils special lineup for Onam festival
* Champions League Twenty20 second editon to take place in September 2009
* 9 Story Entertainment to showcase 'Fogget About it' at Mipcom
* BBC to conduct 'Top Gear' live theatre show
* Tivo unveils new DVR for digital cable
* 72 new technologies to launch at Demofall 08
* Globecast acquires software company Netia
* Reliance Big Entertainment acquires cricket site Willow TV
( 8 Sep 2008 )
* Fox halts shooting for drama series '24'
* Manthan has Rs 1 billion digital plan
* Olympics: DD fails to rake in moolah
* Fox, Multiverse develop game based on 'Buffy The Vampire Slayer' TV show
* CNBC, Linkedin enter into a strategic alliance
* Cartoon Network unveils 3 shows for October
* Tina Stowell is BBC head of corporate affairs
* Comcast, SBS to launch localized E! channel in Korea
* CVO announces movie screenings for September
* Pix invites entries for Short Film Festival
* Online TV viewership doubles in the US: TNS
* Toudou CEO Gary Wang to deliver keynote at Mipcom
( 6 Sep 2008 )
* Godrej forays into television market with EON range of XLCDs
* London 2012 plans cultural Olympiad
* Jetix Europe to unveil 2 fresh shows at Mipcom
* Nick's Q1 revenue jumps 66% as audiences grow
* My FM, Universal Music launch audio CD
* SkyVision, Intelsat tie up for Africa and Middle East
* BCCI to announce Champions T20 League rights on 8 September
* Finnegan is SMG Worldwide prez, chief digital officer
* DVR most popular after mobile: NDS
* Broadband wireless interference with TV broadcasts a growing concern
( 5 Sep 2008 )
* Big TV launches DTH packs for Karnataka
* Pacenet gets FIPB nod, Ashmore to take 74%
* NGC's local show on monkeys to air at 9 pm on Wednesdays
* UTV World Movies has special screening for Teachers' Day
* Rajshri Media inks content deal with Eros
* Cartoon Network to air Ben 10 movie on 7 September
* Star India's 3 channels on Cox Communications in North Virginia
* Nick Wrenn is CNN digital services VP
* SMGM Channel launches in Eastern Europe
* Prashant Singh is Total Sports Asia associate director, biz development
* Zapak to represent Indian online gaming industry at Casual Connect
* ESS renews broadcast rights for Formula One for five years
* IBN7 partners with Outlook for IBN7 Diamond States Awards
* Ajay Mankotia to head NDTV Network's corporate planning and operations
( 4 Sep 2008 )
* Zee Next shifts Jhoomein Jiya Re to Zee TV
* UTStarcom, Aksh to power BSNL's IPTV service
* Times Group to rebrand Virgin Radio as Absolute Radio
* Walt Disney Motion Pictures, MySpace partner to promote High School Musical 3
* UTV World Movies to air special shows on Toronto Film Festival
* Broadcasters to submit to Trai tariff details every six months
* Shemaroo ties up with Israeli mobile association for Vas
* Tata Sky to offer Hindi EPG to users
* Wind River to acquire MIZI Research
* Defiance to showcase 'Spin 360' at Mipcom
* SFM reinvents station sound and programming
* Rajesh Kaul joins One Alliance as president
( 2 Sep 2008 )
* TV18, Jagran put regional biz newspaper project on hold
* Govt, industry team up to promote broadband
* Motorola, Deutsche Telekom collaborate on IPTV
* Asianet lines up special shows for Onam festival
* Sony Cyber-shot camera’s video capture goes HD
* BCCI for uniform tax structure
* Mipcom keynote to address divide between old and new media
* Games2win releases 'Gunning for Gold' game
* CBeebies fixes lineup for the year
* Babelgum TV announces content deal with AP Archive
* Eros, Star sign multi-film syndication deal
( 1 Sep 2008 )
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