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Headlines in the month of Jan
 
* Lock-in period suggestion for promoters' equity in UASL thumbed down by telecom players
* Zee TV's Choti Bahu wakes up 7.30 pm slot
* Young Americans prefer watching TV online to the DVR: Study
* BBC strengthens its commitment to arts and music
* Govt to announce names of Media Consultative Committee members soon
* Adlabs: Q3 2008 revenues grow, losses too
* BBC Worldwide, Channel 4 JV likely: Lyons
* CNBC TV18 to air 'What's Hot' from 2 February
* Discovery's new initiative to focus on experiments
* Big executives Dhanda and Rath get entrepreneurial
* AOL to cut 10 per cent workforce
* BritAsian writer of ‘Kumars’ passes on
* CNN expands to Afghanistan, China, UAE with new appointments
* Shrek is best children's film ever made: Survey
* TNS Media Research launches DirecTView in the US
* Broadcasters keen on 'Louis Vuitton Pacific Sailing'
* Star Gold unveils movie lineup for Valentine's Day
( 31 Jan 2009 )
* Discovery's new show plunges into the unknown
* ICC to discuss ICL recognition issue at meeting
* Govt rules out Prasar Bharati rollback, says pubcaster important for country
* Viacom18, Network18 report Q3 losses
* Sahara One to air Bhojpuri films
* Web search engine Sagoon launches Beta version
* Condé Nast creates single unit Condé Nast Digital
* David Archuleta to star in Nickelodeon’s ‘Crush Night’
( 30 Jan 2009 )
* 112 overseas players sign up for IPL II auction
* TV18 announces Q3 results, Web18 US listing
* Filmy unveils movie lineup for Valentine’s Day
* Prasar Bharati staff hired till oct 2007 to be treated as deemed deputation employees
* Hindi GECs: Colors inches in on Star Plus
* UTV Movies to screen ‘Welcome to Sajjanpur’ on 1 February
* Tata Sky to air 'The Great Personalities Week' on ActveTM Stories
* Nickelodeon Latin America unveils 2009 lineup
* NDTV to distribute 'Trace' in India
* HT Media shareholders give Fever demerger nod
* Neo Sports says Sun Direct deal is for 3 years
( 29 Jan 2009 )
* ENIL reports Rs 106.7 million net loss in Q3 2008
* IBN18 gets nod for 43.4% Viacom stake
* NDTV denies rumours of MetroNation shutdown
* Balaji Telefilms hits a rumbler in Q3 2008
* Sag terminates contract of chief negotiator Doug Allen
* Preity Zinta gears up for IPL 2009
* US Senate passs bill delaying DTV transition
* Nokia plans JV with HCL to sell mobile content directly to consumers
* BBC Worldwide signs new licensees for '3rd and Bird'
* Pix bags telecast rights of Bafta Awards
* IPL lays down guidelines for replacement players
( 28 Jan 2009 )
* UTV: Q3 profits up, broadcasting squeezes margins
* Shekhar Gupta, Ameen Sayani to receive Padma Awards
* Sun Network: healthy rise
* US: Big gap between HDTV ownership & HD programming usage
* Ten Sports pockets Sri Lanka Cricket TV rights
* 6.5 mn US homes still unprepared for the switch to digital television
* Nielsen releases guide to Super Bowl XLIII
* Trai wants regulatory framework for NGN; issues consultation paper
* Disney ABC TV Group restructures top management
* Disney to telecast 'Bunny Town' from 2 February
* Community radio starts in Maharashtra
( 27 Jan 2009 )
* WWIL plans to launch HITS in Q4
* Pearl Shahi quits as Zee TV creative head
* British evening paper sold for just one pound sterling
* DD to use robotic cameras for Republic Day live telecast
* Nickelodeon, BKC partner for Annual Kids' Choice Awards
* Google to stop selling print ads from 28 February
* Dish TV promoters up stake to 80% after rights issue
* Rive Gauche TV inks broadcast pact with Telefutura
* Animax's 'Lamb' to dress up with Vivienne Tam
* Ofcom publishes PSB blueprint
* Truveo updates iPhone video search application
( 24 Jan 2009 )
* IPL trading window closes; seven players traded
* NDTV Q3 net loss widens to Rs 1.2 billion
* TV Today Q3 net drops 48% to Rs 86.7 million
* Delhi High Court lifts smoking ban in films, TV
* Zee TV to replace Saregama with ‘Dance India Dance’ from 30 January
* Zee USA to sponsor panel discussion in NATPE
* Trai extends date for views on broadcasting services
* Future Film fest to screen One Piece…, GeGeGe No Kitaro, Hakaba Kitaro, Mononoke
* Zee Entertainment forms strategic alliance with Adobe Systems
* Sony projects first annual loss in 14 years
* Shemaroo releases 'Time in Toyland' on home video
* NGC to premiere 'Mission Navy' on 2 February
* Jonathan Ross returns to BBC One on Friday nights
( 23 Jan 2009 )
* Tom & Jerry now in live-action
* Dish TV Q3 net loss at Rs 1.18 billion
* ECB permits players to play in IPL for three weeks
* Shrek uses Autodesk 3D software
* Zeel's Q3 results pull scrip down by 11%
* Zee 24 Ghantalu to now launch in February
* Zee News Ltd bucks trend, posts strong Q3 growth
* Global newspaper meet in Hyderabad postponed due to recession
* Indiatimes launches interactive service iShop on Airtel's DTH
* One Alliance blacks out channels to Bhaskar Hathway
* Zee Gujarati to shut down
( 22 Jan 2009 )
* Turner delays launch of English movie channel
* Zeel Q3 net down 26% at Rs 840 million
* Zee Turner charges Den of signal piracy in Surat
* Colors acquires ‘Got Talent’ format from FremantleMedia
* GenAudio to demonstrate 4D sound at 3DFF in Sundance
* BBC World News to host ‘Spirit of Golf’ tournament in New Delhi
* Radio One elevates Hukmani to managing director
* Taffy Entertainment acquires distribution rights to DQE’s ‘ToddWorld’
* Force India, Zapak launch Speed Challenge game
* Moore is Disney-ABC-ESPN Television EVP, MD
* WWE reduces staff by 10 per cent
* CBeebies names two new presenters
* Nimbus Sport bags TV rights for India-Sri Lanka series
* Turner-Alva JV to launch Hindi channel 'Real' in March
( 21 Jan 2009 )
* DirecTV airs 8 HD views of Obama speech
* CNN.com annual video streams up by 86%
* DTH players against six month lock-in for dropping of channels
* Nickelodeon’s “SpongeBob” ready for documentary
* Infomedia18 Q3 net loss at Rs 305.8 million
* UP news channel Jan Sandesh launches
( 20 Jan 2009 )
* IndiaTales acquires stake in OPA-Studio
* Ten Sports bags TV rights of Sri Lanka’s Pakistan tour
* BBC Arabic extends multimedia operation
* Star Plus readies wedding reality show
* Sony Pictures Television acquires Embassy Row
* NDTV Convergence partners Affle for mobile advertising
* Idea cellular takes 'MTV Roadies' challenge to mobile
* HomeShop18 in talks for carriage on DTH
* Alfred Haber Distribution to distribute 'Ghost Hunters'
* Fox History to telecast docu on Obama on 20 January
* DQE inks licensing deal with Walt Disney for 'Twisted Whiskers'
* Universal in first-look deal with Don Cheadle
* Dish TV targets 8 million subscribers by FY'10
* Bhasin is Ibibo.com EVP, revenues & biz development
* Times Group's biz channel is ET Now
* Sri Lanka Cricket to close bids for India series today
* Bharti launches IPTV service Airtel Digital TV Interactive
( 19 Jan 2009 )
* Disney CEO gets 11% hike in compensation in 2008
* B4U Movies brings Dilip Kumar in 'Masterstroke'
* Jet Airways unveils digital campaign on Yahoo Hong Kong
* CNN unveils coverage plans for Obama's inauguration
* CNN-IBN to air cookery show Secret Kitchen on 17 and 24 January
* Nick to go Tamil, Telugu
* Sun TV weighs Hindi GEC
* Microsoft offloads Comcast stake
* 'House' celebrates 100th episode on Fox next month
* NBC renews '30 Rock', 'The Office'
* Nick plans coverage of presidential inauguration
* Nat Geo buys global rights for docu series Apocalypse
* Blockbuster partners with CinemaNow for movie delivery over internet
( 17 Jan 2009 )
* Big TV claims 500,000 subscribers in South
* Star Pravah to launch second mini-series of Goshta Eka Collegechi on 19 Jan
* Trai wants more enforcement powers
* Times Now unveils programmes for weekend
* Govt will not take any step to compromise with freedom of media: PM
* ESPN submits revised RIO to comply with Trai's pricing for DTH
* Cartoon Network to launch The Spectacular Spiderman on 22 Jan
* UTV Bindass ropes in Honda for adventure reality show
* Havas Digital appoints joint CEOs
* ICC seeks proposals for producing radio programming
* FICCI ends partnership with PwC; ropes in KPMG for Frame 2009
( 16 Jan 2009 )
* Trai seeks views on QoS for broadband & internet
* Fox transitions to Avid HD workflow
* Tdsat pulls up Trai on cable tariff ceiling
* Zee Studio to screen High School Musical season 1 & 2
* Disney Channel launches Handy Manny series season II
* Amrita TV gears up for 5th Amrita Film Awards
* AXN brings monster movies for viewers
* IMI, PPL elects Kumar Taurani as chairman
* BCCI, SLC sign $45 million deal
* Animal Planet HD to launch globally
* Nilanjana Purkayastha joins BAG as biz head- GEC programming
* Zeel elevates Anurag Bedi to biz head of music channels
( 15 Jan 2009 )
* Govt to make amendments only after consultation: PM
* Intel, SVB invest in One97 Communications
* Trai against separate licence for Vas
* ESPN can face criminal prosecution: Delhi HC
* Mauj Mobile launches games based on Mahabharata
* Nick to telecast Jai Shri Krishna from 18 January
* PCB to suffer $40 mn loss from tour cancellation: Butt
* Disney Channel launches new series The Suite Life on Deck
* Paul Johnson moves from Reed Midem to Endemol
* Discovery promotes Glashow to senior VP, digital media distribution
* Animation International holds 51% in Kids Media India
* BBC conducts editorial workshop for partner radio stations in Nepal
* CNN.com partners with Facebook for Obama's inauguration
* NDS gets nod from shareholders to go private
* AOL expands publishing unit with Mediaglow
* US is partner country for 10th anniversary of Frames
( 14 Jan 2009 )
* BCCI to recoup losses with Sri Lanka tour
* Astra claims reach of 1 mn on free DTT
* Radio City 91.1 FM unveils lineup to celebrate Sankranti
* Star Gold unveils film lineup to celebrate Republic Day
* BBC Worldwide to produce Jhalak season III and IV
* Nick toons to run for Mumbai Marathon ‘09
* Big TV lines up English films for PPV subscribers
* SAG strips Allen of chief negotiator title
* News channels urge PM to scrap proposed curbs
( 13 Jan 2009 )
* Pogo unveils programming for January
* Trai extends date for stakeholders' views on interconnection issues
* Turner targets 11% ad growth from CN, Pogo
* Star Jalsha to launch Enjoy Guru from 21 January
* Big 92.7 FM to celebrate Lohri and Sankranti with slate of shows
* Disney-ABC-ESPN strikes content deal with Videoload
* CNN-IBN to air series Are we Battle Ready from 12 January
* Radio Mirchi Chennai launches new show 'Devaragam'
* GlobeCast Asia elevates Darby Sanchez to CEO
* Sony ropes in Bhandarkar for TV series
* Star Plus extends run of Aap Ki Kachehri by 52 episodes
( 12 Jan 2009 )
* Satyam casts shadow on media stocks
* AMD launches graphics processors to boost gaming
* Breakthrough Films rolls out new division; appoints Lambur as head
* Nickelodeon greenlights 26 episodes of The Penguins of Madagascar
* Trai issues consultation paper on promoter's lock-in period
( 10 Jan 2009 )
* ESPN to telecast FIFA World Player Gala 2008 on 13 Jan
* Dish TV rights issue closes
* Jetix partners Boost to host Jetix Action season 2
* MediaFLO to expand over 100 markets in 2009
* Zapak, Gillette launch gaming championship
* CNBC TV18 set to launch The Learning Curve starting 10 January
* NaiDunia, Pocha buy NewsX
( 9 Jan 2009 )
* CVO announces movie lineup for January
* CN celebrates ‘Powerpuff’ anniversary with 30-minute special
* Times Now launches automobile show 'Times Drive'
* TV9 launches city-centric channels in Mumbai and Bangalore
* Logitech launches three G-series peripherals for PC gaming
* Virgin Media inks on-demand deal with ITV
* BSNL to use Redback technology for 5 mn broadband subscribers
* UTV World Movies bags 'Golden Globe' telecast rights for 3 years
( 8 Jan 2009 )
* NBA launches website to spread awareness on broadcasting standards
* CNN-IBN to air season two of 'Citizens for Earth' from 10 January
* Bender Media inks licensing deal in Mexico, Latin America
* Towers Productions spins off three companies
* Discovery to launch 7-part series on 'cool technologies'
* Nickelodeon to launch ‘Olivia’ on 26 January
* Zee mulls golf, home shopping channels
* Channel [V] to kick off Launchpad III; ropes in Vishal Dadlani as judge
* MatrixStream launches HD cinematic IPTV service
* SES Astra, GlobeCast to distribute Orange TV
* Breakthrough Films to co-produce shows for CBC, TVtropolis
* Deutsche Welle to launch second Asian channel
* Government to meet content aggregators on interoperable IPTV
* Percept launches Cinecurry.com
( 7 Jan 2009 )
* Star Plus to launch ‘Yeh Rishta’ from 12 January
* LG partners Netflix for broadband-enabled HDTV
* BBC World News to air Intelligence Squared debates
* PVR screens ‘Jumbo’ for children
* Sify.com launches interactive gaming site Antzill
* Virgin Mobile, MySpace ink partnership
* Zee TV to launch Maa on 12 January
* AXN brings ‘Scream Fest’ for viewers this January
* HT Media's radio demerger plan in wake of losses
* Lionsgate to acquire TV Guide for $255 million
* Zee Turner switches off channels to Sky Media Patrika
( 6 Jan 2009 )
* Zee TV to launch 'Monica Mogre Case Files' from 10 Jan
* T-Series gets court injunction against Asianet
* Knight Rider Shoaib Akhtar on sale
* After toys, Lalu set to entice kids with animation
* American Idol returns with 8th season on Star world
* Max launches Govinda film fest from 12 January
* Dish TV's pace slows down
* Zee's three channels up on Prasar Bharati's DTH
* Endemol UK appoints Martha Brass as deputy COO
* HBO unveils movie lineup for January
* Star Den appoints Amit Arora as head of strategy and planning
( 5 Jan 2009 )
* Literacy boost via Edusat, DTH and broadband
* Government clarifies on IPTV guidelines
* UEFA objects to BCCI’s Champions League
* Terror Strike: BCCI to suffer Rs 1.2 billion revenue loss
* Media stocks begin 2009 on mixed note
* Popeye enters public domain in Europe
* Netplay acquires two mobile gaming websites
( 3 Jan 2009 )
* Pix to telecast live FA Cup matches
* Fun Radio rebranded as Fun Kids
* ESS alleges Hathway of signal piracy; Delhi office raided
* Viacom, Time Warner Cable reach agreement
( 2 Jan 2009 )
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