Monady, October 1, 2007 -- Prasar Bharti dropped five channels from its DTH service, 'DD Direct Plus', for not paying the carriage fees. Aajtak, Headline today, TV9, Akashbangla and Star Utsav have been dropped after repeated notices.
|Wednesday, October 31, 2007||NDTV has launched NDTV Arabia, a 24-hour free-to-air channel that will mainly cater to the|
growing market in West Asia and North Africa.
|Saturday, October 27, 2007||As a fallout of the Tehelka sting operation 'Kalank', the Ahmedabad District Collector,|
Dhananjay Trivedi has banned the broadcast of three TV news channel namely Aaj Tak, NDTV and CNN-IBN in the district on the ground that it incite violence in the communally sensitive district.
|Saturday, October 23, 2007||The Union Minister for Rural development, Raghuvansh Prasad inaugurated a new 24-hour|
channel 'Hariyali' which belongs to Sadhna Group.
|Tuesday, October 20, 2007||TDSAT holds a seminar at Srinagar on the issue of telecom and cable services across the|
country for the consumers, operators and stakeholders in J&K.
|Thursday, October 18, 2007||Indian Broadcasting Federation representing television broadcasters decided not to black out|
advertising by companies who refused to concede its demand to pay 25 percent surcharge on TV ad rates effective from October 16.
|Wednesday, October 17, 2007||Indian Broadcasting Federation (IBF) has decided not to black out advertising by companies|
who refused to concede its demand to pay 25 percent surcharge on TV ad rates effective from October 16.
|Wednesday, October 17, 2007||TRAI recommended to the Information and Broadcasting Ministry to permit 74% foreign direct investment in headend-in-the-sky (HITS).|
|Monady, October 15, 2007||Aneek Dhar emerged as the winner of Zee TV's popular talent hunt show Sa Re Ga Ma Pa, beating Raja Hasan of Rajasthan and Amanat Ali from Pakistan.|
|Saturday, October 13, 2007||The I&B Ministry revoked the month-long ban on the television channel “Janmat”.|
|Saturday, October 13, 2007||Bharat Sanchar Nigam Ltd (BSNL) has announced the launch of its “TV in mobile handset” service in the eastern and north-eastern regions.|
|Saturday, October 13, 2007||The Chennai Civil Court's Sixth Additional Civil Judge of Chennai, R. Sadayandi has directed|
Makkal TV, a television channel controlled by the Pattali Makkal Katchi (PMK), not to telecast a serial based on the; life of forest brigand Veerappan on a petition filed by Muthulakshmi, the widow of Veerappan.
|Friday, October 12, 2007||In exercise of the powers conferred by sub-section (2) of section 20 of the Cable Television Networks Regulation Act, 1995 (No.-7 of 1995), as amended from time to time, Central Government has withdraw the ban from transmission/re-transmission of “JANMAT” TV channel with effect from today midnight.|
|Wednesday, October 10, 2007||The Bombay High Court, in a verdict on the Zee-versus-Star TV battle over the latter's music show Antakshari-The Great Challenge, restrained Star from “passing off” its popular programme as the original Antakshari.|
|Monady, October 8, 2007||The Government rejected a new cess prepared on new television sets to fund public|
broadcasters, Doordarshan and All India Radio. The decision was taken by the Group of Ministers chaired by Union Home Minister, Shri Shivraj Patil.
|Monady, October 8, 2007||Raj Television Network Ltd. moved to uplink its content through VSNL teleport in Chennai. Earlier, they were uplinking their content from ThaiCom 3 through Shin Satellite public company Ltd.|
|Sunday, October 7, 2007||A meeting to discuss matter relating to TRP (Television Rating Profile) rating with the stake|
holders was convened by Hon'ble Minister of Information & Broadcasting Ministry, Shri PR Dasmunshi.
|Sunday, October 7, 2007||Indian Broadcasting Foundation (IBF) decided to hike advertising rates across TV channels by|
25 percent. The new rates will be applicable on October 16, 2007.
|Saturday, October 6, 2007||Rajnikanth daughter Saundarya who runs a animation studio 'Orchre' is planning to launch a|
channel named “SuperStar TV”.
|Saturday, October 6, 2007||Sun TV Group owned by Maran brothers was told to move out of Anna Arivalagam the DMK office in Chennai. The group is now shifting in a hotel named 'Admirality'.|
|Saturday, October 6, 2007||Nimbus sent a notice to Prasar Bharti requesting it not to telecast the one day matches of India & Australia on Satellite and its DTH service. Nimbus, claimed that according to the mandatory share feed law, DD is only allowed to telecast sports events of national importance on Terrestrial Services. However DD has been showing it on cable TV and DTH both.|
|Tuesday, October 5, 2007||Rehabilitation Council of India (RCI) launched a channel for upliftment of physically challenged people across the country known as 'Nav Shikhar' in Hindi and New heights in|
English. The channel was launched in collaboration with ISRO and Media Lab Asia. Union
Minister of Social Justice and Empowerment Meira Kumar inaugurated it along with
Chairman of RCI, Maj. Gen. (Retd) Ian Cardozo.
|Tuesday, October 5, 2007||Group of Ministers meeting chaired by Shivraj Patil decided to give relief to 38,000 AIR employees and treat them at par with central benefits. Prasar Bharti run DD and AIR would be|
on “deemed deputation” with the public broadcaster.
|Friday, October 5, 2007||Parliament Street Police Station arrested Sanjay Tiwari mastermind of Sting Operation for|
blackmailing some Mps on the complaint of Congress MP from Jharkhand, Mr. Rameshwar
Orau on September 11, 2007.
|Tuesday, October 4, 2007||TRAI (Telecom Regulatory Authority of India) issued 2nd Tarriff order for Non-CAS Area, applicable from December 1, 2007. This will divide country into three categories where|
prices will range between Rs 77 and Rs 260.
|Thursday, October 4, 2007||Broadcast tribunal TDSAT stayed the one week ban imposed by I&B Ministry on the private radio channel, 'Red FM'. The channel was penalized for allegedly airing derogatory|
remarks by its RJ on Gurkha community.
|Wednesday, October 3, 2007||Vividh Bharti Radio, the entertainment radio channel completed its 50 years of operation. It was launched in 1957.|
|Wednesday, October 3, 2007||I&B Ministry issued a notification declaring all official one day and Twenty20 matches involving the Indian men's team as of 'high public interest', making it mandatory for|
private broadcasters to share their feed with Prasar Bharti.
|Tuesday, October 2, 2007||North Campus Delhi started its own community FM radio, 'DUFM' on frequency 90.4 on Gandhi Jayanti.|
|Monady, October 1, 2007||Chief Information Officer of U.P., M.A Khan issued a notice to actor Amitabh Bachhan asking him the basis of his slogan- “U.P. mai hai dum, jurm hai yahan kam” on news channels|
during assembly polls in U.P. The move came after a complaint was filed by Brijbhushan Dubey of Ghazipur under RTI Act.
|Monady, October 1, 2007||I&B Ministry banned Radio channel, 'Red FM' for seven days after its RJ made an alleged derogatory remark on Gurkha community (when Prashant Tamang won Indian Idol)|
which sparked violence in Darjeeling, Siliguri and Kalimpong. Earlier, TDSAT gave a nod
to take action against the radio channel.
|Monady, October 1, 2007||Prasar Bharti dropped five channels from its DTH service, 'DD Direct Plus', for not paying the carriage fees. Aajtak, Headline today, TV9, Akashbangla and Star Utsav have been|
dropped after repeated notices.