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Headlines in the month of May
 
* Sinclair extends transmission agreement with Dish Network
* WB to create game on 'Lord of the Rings: Aragorn's Quest'
* PlayFirst unveils gaming lineup for 2009
* BSkyB and Microsoft to offer TV through Xbox
* Big TV adds 10 channels, pumps up regional mix
( 30 May 2009 )
* Microsoft to take on Google with 'Bing' search engine
* Moser Baer steps into sports DVDs
( 29 May 2009 )
* Disney to turn 'Jonas Brother' series into video game
* BSkyB licenses technology to automate STB testing
* Zee's Tamil channel now available on WatchIndia.TV
( 28 May 2009 )
* Zapak, Cadbury’s 5 Star launch 'Indian Online League'
* IMG, iBN Sports ink three-year online distribution deal
* Sony Music, GlobalCollect stitch deal
* Dish TV plans to raise $150 million via FCCBs
* Facebook gets $10 bn valuation, Russian investor puts in $200 mn
* Disney to turn 'Pirates of Caribbean' into game
( 27 May 2009 )
* NDS ties up with Axel Springer Digital TV Guide for German market
* Indyarocks.com to offer free access to 16 video channels through nautanki.tv
* Motorola rolls out cable headend solution in Europe
( 26 May 2009 )
* Tata Indicom inks partnership deal with Yahoo! India
* Euro RSCG strengthens digital biz with new appointment
* Star Plus enters Mauritius via Parabole Reunion's DTH
* BuzzinTown.com is official online partner of Iifa 2009
( 25 May 2009 )
* SN Sharma gets bigger role in DEN
* Scott Goodstein to speak at BroadcastAsia 2009
* AITI to participate in CommunicAsia 2009
* CN unveils games for Asian Market
* Videocon's DTH to roll out from Punjab, targets 10 June launch
( 23 May 2009 )
* Bucking recession, satellite industry grows in Asia
* BBC Worldwide, YouTube renew partnership
* Dish Network adds Fuel TV to its platform
* Star channels expand distribution in the US
( 22 May 2009 )
* Virgin's subs to get free music download from QuickPlay
* ILS successfully launches Protostar II satellite
* B4U to sit on Measat's pay-TV platform in Malaysia
( 21 May 2009 )
* HCL to develop digital platform for MTV Networks
* Sony to deploy 4K digital projectors for Regal theatres in US
* Madani Channel broadcasts across Asia Pacific on Asiasat 3S
( 20 May 2009 )
* Geodesic acquires South American firm Interactive Networks
* Dish TV to premiere UTV’s Delhi 6 on pay-per-view
* 7 Seas Technologies releases online game on Swine Flu
* GlobeCast to focus on HD platforms at CommunicAsia 2009
* Premiere to carry Nat Geo in Germany
* BSNL ties up with Sai Infosystems for video telephony in Gujarat
( 19 May 2009 )
* Discovery launches first HD Network in Latin America
* Piracy main obstacle to pay-TV growth: Paul Aiello
* Canadian Television Fund renews digital media programme
* AOL launches whereitsat.com
* Al Jazeera deploys Stratos' mobile broadband satellite service
( 18 May 2009 )
* Trai to come out with policy on content rights for IPTV soon
* Nigam to oversee security of News Corp's online properties
* Amit Koshal is MySpace India senior biz development manager
* BBC relaunches comedy site
* AT&T adds six HD channels from MTV Networks
( 16 May 2009 )
* SunTec launches relationship loyalty solution
* Doordarshan plans to offer mobile TV services
( 15 May 2009 )
* Dish Network to add 80 channels to its package
* Tdsat asks Trai to have new tariff policy for add-on channels on DTH
* JS Sarma joins Trai as chairman
* Airtel Digital TV to premiere Khuda Kay Liye on 20 May
* Music Mobile Exchange launches mobile licensing in Andhra Pradesh
( 14 May 2009 )
* SC directs Trai to rework on cable tariffs in non-Cas areas
* IMI launches Music Mobile Exchange to curb piracy
* UMG ties up with Destiny Media to distribute pre-release tracks
* Rockwell Collins expands Tailwind in-flight TV coverage to India, Russia
* Warner Bros. Entertainment revamps portal
( 13 May 2009 )
* Hinduja's IMCL gets Rs 1.4 bn carriage fee boost as revenue ups 50% in FY'09
* Tata Indicom broadband unveils single bill service
* Big Animation Studio partners Frameboxx to offer animation course
* Trai to seek views on DTH tariff issues till 18 May
* MGM strikes 5-year licensing deal with Showtime Arabia
( 12 May 2009 )
* IRS R1: C&S reach up 7%, FM radio also on an upswing
* Microsoft Xbox to run its ads on Dish TV
* Mumbai students sweep awards at Srijan 2009
* Airtel Digital TV eyes T20 World Cup, launches two entry packs
* Sony Pictures forms group to develop 3D social gaming content
* Netmix Broadcasting plans expansion in radio market
* Warner, CBS and Ascent Media to create syndication platform
( 11 May 2009 )
* Atom.com and Comedy Central to fund new web series
* Agarwal moves from Zee News to WWIL as CFO
* Facebook gets an Indian touch, launches in six languages
* Asiasat selects Loral for Asiasat 5C
( 9 May 2009 )
* NDTV hops on to DirecTV for ‘Profit’ and ‘Good Times’ in US
* JS Sarma will be Trai chairman
* AmericaFree.TV unveils MusicFree.TV
* ABC News rolls out on YouTube
( 8 May 2009 )
* Twentieth Century Fox revamps FoxNow.com
* Firaaq to premiere on Big TV on 8 May
* JS Sarma likely to be the next Trai chairman
( 7 May 2009 )
* Yuzdi Badhniwalla Is Starcom IP India GM
* Virgin Media to carry 5 HD channels
* Warner TV branded service launches in the Netherlands
* DirecTV to combine biz with Liberty Entertainment
* Warner Bros TV Group, AOL come together on Socialthing
( 6 May 2009 )
* Virgin Media reports 13% slump in customer acquisition
* Trai gets SC nod to continue consultation on DTH tariff
* Preetam Shah to head international market for BigFlix VoD
* German firm KDG selects NDS for digital cable
* 7Seas Technologies enters retail game market
( 5 May 2009 )
* Jeff Levick is AOL president global advertising, strategy
* BBC appoints Montgomery as director-digital content
* Dubai to host media and telecom forum on 10 May
* Dox TV selects NDS to enhance its biz in China
* UTV in pact with BT to carry UTV Movies in US
( 4 May 2009 )
* Ybrant Digital acquires Argentina based Dream Ad
* Western Digital ties up with Tivo to launch 1 TB capacity DVR in Australia
* NDS, Macrovision sign licensing deal to offer electronic programme guide
* ESPN launches HD service in Brazil
* Twitter launches real-time search service
( 2 May 2009 )
   
 
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