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Headlines in the month of October
* Google gives Orkut a facelift
* Star Plus to launch 'Tere Mere Sapne' on 4 November
* Radio One Q2 operating loss at Rs 35.8 mn
* Carriage revenue for MSOs on correction course
* Nickelodeon partners with PlaySpan for micro-transaction
* Nab counters CEA-funded spectrum study
* Cartoon Network circles the globe with Ben 10: Alien Swarm
* Big FM is exclusive Radio partner for BIGG Boss & Lux Perfect Bride
* BBC to cut senior management wage bill by 25 per cent
(31 Oct 2009 )
* Nickelodeon furniture to be available at Great Priced Furniture
* Rajshri Productions’ show to replace Shree on Zee TV
* 'True Blood' returns to HB0 for 2nd season from 1 Nov
* Warner Bros to launch Warner-on-Demand service in Japan by November
* comScore acquires web measurement company Certifica
* Fever FM posts double digit revenue growth, Q2 operating loss at Rs 23.3 mn
* Jackson at No. 3 on Forbes' list of dead celebrity earnings
* Bigflix.com, Hulu bring Bollywood movies online in US
* Rukin Kizilbash quits Ten Sports
(30 Oct 2009 )
* DD's 'Kalyani' gets a fresh lease of life
* IMI wins India's biggest plea bargaining case
* Quincy Smith to step down as CBS Interactive CEO by year-end
* Cinedigm subsidiary receives commitment letters for credit facilities
* NGC to show documentary on JFK's assassination
* iCarly videogame available for Wii(TM) & Nintendo DS(TM) in North America
* Asianet to telecast Mammootty Dubai event in November
* Now Colors gets I&B notice for 'Laado'
* Pogo, Cartoon Network, CNN now on mobile
* 'Do Knot Disturb' released on DTH platform
* Ambika Soni justifies notice to Colors for 'Bigg Boss 3'
* Zapak elevates Chirag Shah to head national ad sales
* Zee Entertainment fixes swap ratio for regional channels from ZNL; Punit to be MD
(29 Oct 2009 )
* NDTV narrows Q2 net loss to Rs 118.5 mn
* Sun TV Q2 net up 20%, income surges 35%
* Zee TV to launch 'Saregamapa Mega Challenge' on 30 October
* BBC to sub-let spectrum capacity on Freeview multiplex B
* AOL names its board of directors
* Dutch govt looking to build ties with Indian M&E industry
* Ricky Gervais to host Golden Globe Awards
* Bafta announces nominees for kids awards
(28 Oct 2009 )
* UTV Q2 net skids 67% to Rs 83 million
* SoftBank, Indea Capital invest in Den
* NewsX goes mobile
* Aegis Group's iProspect forays into Latin America
* Dish TV reduces Q2 loss to Rs 561 mn
* PPC's 'Adventure of Hanuman' debuts on Pogo
* BSKYB Q1 profit soars 75% to £128 million
* Simon Flamank resigns as TV-Loonland CEO
* Toei firms VoD deal with Orange in France
* Andy Palmer is UK sales and marketing manager at Fremantle
* ACT to announce results of kids' content study on 19 November
* Neo Cricket expands overseas footprint
* Universal Networks on 3 pay-TV platforms in Taiwan
(27 Oct 2009 )
* TV Today Q2 net jumps 40% to Rs 106 mn
* Colors gets I&B notice for vulgarity on 'Bigg Boss'
* Radio Mirchi back in the black under tight cost control
* BBC Hindi lets audiences have their say with BBC – India Bol
* Netflix contents to be available on PS3 in US
* Mess Media partners with Lego to produce reality shows
* HBO renews 'In Treatment' for third season
* Nabhojit Kuila quits Indigo, station to restructure core team
* Zee Turner appoints Chetan Maniar to head digital biz
* Comic hero Asterix is 50 years old
(26 Oct 2009 )
* Rebuilding Zee News Ltd as a TV news powerhouse
* CNBC to partner with Korean Business Network SBS
* Seven Network to launch digital channel on 1 November
* GroupM, Yahoo! ink branded content deal
* Amkette introduces ultra portable Flash TV in India
* Nat Geo Intl, Keo Films 'Meet The Natives'
* BBC Worldwide, Discovery partner to premiere 'Life' in Canada
* WWIL Q2 net loss widens as revenue drops 17%
* BBC allocates £25.5 million for its children's services
* Time Warner Cable launches on-demand channel
* Star Plus extends Bidaai, Yeh Rishta to weekend
* Noida gets its first community radio station
(24 Oct 2009 )
* Zeel Q2 net dips 38% on slowdown
* Zee News Ltd Q2 net up 14.7% on strong ad growth
* BBC, Arqiva to rollout terrestrial HD network
* Entries invited for Bharatendu Harishchandra awards
* Nestlé MilkyBar is title sponsor for 'Let's Just Play'
* BSNL to launch 3G services in Karnataka
* DTL kicks off new show 'Fitness Fusion'
* Nickelodon laps up Ninja Turtles franchise
* Soupy Sales dies at 83
* Karthik quits Balaji Telefilms
(23 Oct 2009 )
* Travel Channel International gets FIPB nod
* Zee may bring its regional GECs under Zeel
* A fifth of UK adults not internet savy: BBC research
* TV Globo Intl increases Peruvian presence
* National Geographic's Great Migrations to premiere in 2010
* Comedy Central in deal with Twentieth Television for syndication of FX show
* Sony to launch 'Comedy Circus 3' on 24 October
* 7 Seas Technologies partners with Intel to reach out to the customers
* Indian storytelling comes alive on Disney with Karadi Tales
* Den sets IPO price band at Rs 195-205
(22 Oct 2009 )
* Raj Television Q2 net loss at Rs 26.48 million
* D3Publisher launches game based on CN's action TV series
* TNS bags Turkish TV audience measurement contract
* NDTV Imagine, Zapak launch game based on 'Pati, Patni Aur Woh'
* Fourth season of 'Top Chef' kicks off on AXN next week
* Comcast unveils 'Constant Guard' net security programme
* NHK World TV chooses Asiasat 3S
* eBus forays into India, to begin operations in four weeks
(21 Oct 2009 )
* Ambika Soni expects cabinet to give nod to FM radio phase III
* Star to expand distribution in Canada
* TV18 posts Q2 losses, signals early recovery
* Vh1 Global Music Xpress brings down Jayce Lewis
* NGC to kick off 2nd season of 'Food Lovers Guide To the Planet'
* ABC orders full season for FlashForward
* Nickelodeon's Best Player to start shooting from 24 October
* 5th 3G India Intl conference to be held on 23 October
* ‘Main Aurr Mrs Khanna’ premieres on DTH
* I&B asks Trai to relook on FDI, uplinking & downlinking norms
* I&B issues notice to Sony for reality show
(20 Oct 2009 )
* IBN7 readies to launch third season of ‘Zindagi Live’
* IBN18 Q2 standalone net loss at Rs 598.7 mn
* Fear Factor fuels Colors' strong revenue growth in Q2
* IBN Lokmat reduces Q2 loss on back of political ads
* CBBC embarks on a series of global adventures
* Nick sports new look this Diwali
* BBC Worldwide tie with Hong Kong Cable will have for BBC-branded channels on platform
* Internet use in US up by 25 per cent
* NTT DoCoMo selects Alcatel-Lucent solution for IP transformation of Network
* Advanced TV ad revenues in the US likely to touch $4 billion in 2014
* 7 Seas Technologies releases online game for Diwali festival
* Balaji Q2 net slumps 94% to Rs 10 mn
(16 Oct 2009 )
* Fox Reality Channel to shut down operations in March 2010
* Nat Geo Wild to beam in Latin America and Australia
* CN redesigns site to better promote network shows
* Star signs first carriage deal in France with Free
* Polish director Krzysztof Kieslowski on UTV World Movies in October
* Five makes docu based on Dan Brown's novel
* Sky's Michael Jackson specials to beam in November
* BBC Entertainment and CBeebies see surge in subscriber base in Latin America
* Zee TV programming head Ajay Bhalwankar quits; tipped to join Sony
* AROI to host 'Radio - Vision 2010' in November
* NBC Universal exits, NDTV to get strategic investor
(15 Oct 2009 )
* Colors gains on Bigg Boss' strong debut
* Cable ops to focus on multiple revenue streams; land grab phase over
* Redstone to sell stock in CBS & Viacom, keep controlling interest
* Bloomberg buys out BusinessWeek
* Florence Jackson is first child to design UK coin
* TDM launches channel on Asiasat 5
* WBCP partners Bloomingdale to launch merchandise based on DC Comics
* Sony launches Walkman video models
* ApnaCircle-Viadeo acquires social networking site Unyk
* Zee Cafe kicks off 'Gary Unmarried' on 15 October
* MTV US to premiere Halloween thriller on 23 Oct
* Tiffany Hall appointed BBC Chief Information Officer
* Nab declares winner of Station Success Story initiative
* Imation introduces digital home theatre entertainment products in India
* Sky launches Sky Songs music service
* Star India to take its Bengali regional channels pay
(14 Oct 2009 )
* DTH ops seek scale amid losses
* Sun Direct expects to end FY’10 with 6 mn subscribers
* Centre committed to strengthened Radio & TV reach in border areas: Soni
* IPTV to gain relevance with broadband penetration
* Ambika Soni proposes via media for news on FM
* Disney to premier 'High School Musical 3' this Diwali
* WatchIndia.tv announces 'Diwali Online TV Package' for new customers
* FICCI to organise media & ent biz conclave in Chennai
* CNN launches on-demand service for free access
* Gmail most popular among Indians: ViziSense
* Viasat in a deal with Estonian service provider Elion
* Hungama launches PC & mobile game of Blue
* Daddy Cool on BIGFlix Video-on- Demand
* Govt favours 3-tier regulation for broadcasting sector: Zohra
* BBC One follows endangered animals' struggle to survive
(13 Oct 2009 )
* I&B 'change agent' in catalyzing growth and development: Soni
* Game based on 'Cars Race-O-Rama' hits the shelves
* Stage set for fifth India Digital Networks Summit
* BBC Worldwide signs 3-year output deal with Globo
* HBO to air 'Terror in Mumbai' documentary
* NetworkPlay introduces organisational changes; Arora is VP - network sales
* Tata Communication partners NDTV Convergence for live broadcast service
* Adobe, Turner Broadcasting System broaden alliance
* Flo TV unveils digital handheld television
* Narendra Tripathi rejoins Radio Mantra as COO
* Monjit Sharma joins NewsX as sales head
(12 Oct 2009 )
* Subscription revenue from DTH to cross $100 bn by 2018: study
* Scripps, Liberty in JV to expand Food Network
* TV formats trade higher: Report
* CN, Pogo lay out festive goodies for kids
* ITV Studios Global Ent to take 'Pocoyo' across Asia
* Hungama Digital launches game based on 'Acid Factory'
* Rights issue: IBN18 to infuse Rs 1.5 bn in Viacom18
* Canal Overseas selects NDS for PVR service
* Stealth Media Group acquires new Spurlock docu
* Endemol, Abu Dhabi Media in deal for Seinfeld's 'The Marriage Ref'
* Star World kicks off 'HP Space' next month
* I&B plans to toughen TV entry
(10 Oct 2009 )
* Colors’ gamble with Khataron ke Khiladi pays off
* UTV plans to raise $150 million
* Zee Cinema returns with 'Malamaal Diwali'
* Anand Singh is online sales head at Big Online Network
* M.A.D. 7 on Pogo from 11 October
* What's Your Rashee on DTH
* UTV Movies signs carriage deal with Measat
* NDS unveils digital television solutions at Scat
* Prime Focus launches web-based asset management service
* Nick, My Baby Excels launch 'SpongeBob SquarePants' plush range
* Rupert Murdoch urges China to open digital door
( 9 Oct 2009 )
* Bloomberg, Ciner Media to launch Turkish biz news channel
* Zapak launches MMORPG RuneScape
* Saritaa Joshi is The Ideas Box VP programming
* Kids wants to see Sonia Gandhi as PM: Survey
* DQE has contract size of $92 million
* Prime Focus launches View-D
* ACT Television to air Champions League T20 on IPTV platform
* Krishna Tirath to examine NCPCR role in TV channels
* Sanraa Media, Malaysian firm in co-production deal
* Disney-ABC in first-run content deal with Zee
( 8 Oct 2009 )
* DD to freeze strategy for Commonwealth Games by month-end
* IBN Lokmat hops on to Tata Sky
* Nielsen to provide online currency for UK digital industry
* BBC Worldwide content heads to New Zealand networks
* Shinchan's movie to debut on Hungama TV on Diwali
* Sony, Mark Burnett to move to 'Fantasy Island'
* I&B nod to community radio station in Dharamshala
* Sab Kanaujia to quit NBC Universal
* Albert Almeida to join Hungama Mobile as COO
( 7 Oct 2009 )
* I&B issues notice to NDTV imagine on show
* Yash Raj Films forays into TV content biz, ties up with Sony
* Google India launches free online ad platform for SMBs
* Sab pulls down curtains on Thank You Jijaji
* Animal Planet to take viewers to Alaska with 'Stranger Among Bears'
* 75 per cent of Canadian children net savvy at seven
* Radio One launches 'Music Ka Shahenshah'
* DTL introduces new time band 'What A Life'
* BBC World Service Trust rolls out FM radio drama series in India
* AEG acquires Incited Media to provide digital broadcast
* NewsX beefs up top rung
* Scat to focus on digital cable TV
* Fox News loses ads on controversial show
( 6 Oct 2009 )
* Minister slams baby swap show on NDTV Imagine
* News Corporation announces new appointments
* NBCU unveils investment plan for global channels
* BBC, ITV, Sky issue joint proposal for election debates
* HBO to co-produce 'Angry Boys' with ABC TV and BBC
* ABC kicks off 4th season of 'Ugly Betty' on 16 October
* Turner Asia Pacific launches online syndication sales biz
* Shivnath Thukral quits NDTV
* Zee TV now available on Comcast in Chicago
* Spacetoon India to represent 'Hello Kitty' brand in India
* Digital TV security provider Conax expands presence in India
* US leads spending in animation films: Study
* Nazara announces tie-up with Cellufun
* I&B nod to community radio station in Mumbai
* Natasha Malhotra is Disney's TV biz head in India
* Ravi Menon joins Sun TV as programming head
* James Murdoch to review biz on visit to India
( 5 Oct 2009 )
* DTH adds 2.08 mn subscribers in Q1: Trai
* You Telecom resizes investment plan amid slowdown
* CNN's interactive news application in application stores
* Comcast eyes joint venture with NBC Universal
* India’s Press boom on agenda of World Newspaper Summit meetings
* Intl collaboration brings back 'Primeval' from extinction
* 17% of time spent online devoted to social networking, blog sites
* DQE to produce 'Toomai The Story of an Elephant Boy'
* Disney launches Disney Digital Books for kids
* CNN launches digital destination CNNGo
( 3 Oct 2009 )
* DQ Entertainment mulls Pre-IPO placement
* BBC Worldwide brings 'Love' to Cannes
* Discovery Channel to do world television premiere of 'Discovering Ardi'
* Trust launches its largest review of BBC TV services
* 'Ni Hao, Kai-lan' to premiere new episodes on Nickelodeon
* Reliance partners Microsoft to offer Windows mobile solutions
* Warner Music, YouTube settle scores, strikes music video sharing deal
* Majority of UK TVs now digital
* Sky TV planning 3D TV for pubs
* Euro cable sees growth in high-speed fibre networks
( 2 Oct 2009 )
* Nokia fund invests $10 mn in Web18
* BT attacks UK govt's anti-piracy plans
* Retirement Living TV available on Comcast's West Coast markets
* BigFlix.com launches mobile movie rental service
* UTV Bindass to launch 'Sid vs Varun' on 5 October
* I&B okays community radio station in Tamilnadu
* UTV World Movies now on Kingfisher flights
* Aksh Optifibre plans to raise $20 mn for IPTV and VoIP biz
* ACK Media set to bring Suppandi on silver screen
* Endemol to showcase entertainment formats at Mipcom
*Autodesk's 'Blockbuster Animator Tour' in Mumbai on 5
( 1 Oct 2009 )
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