Saturday, 1 December 2007

December 2007

Saturday, December 01, 2007 -- 53 foreign TV channels including BBC, CNN, Discovery and National Geographic asked to get mandatory clearance from the ministry of Home Affairs by 31 December.

Friday, December 28, 20073 10 17 24The Delhi High Court has sought an explanation from the centre on its policy for declaring a cricket test match as a sporting event of public interest before broadcasting it on Doordarshan.
Friday, December 28, 2007TRAI asked I&B ministry to specify the dates on which CAS will become mandatory in 55 of the country’s top cities.
Thursday, December 27, 2007Sun TV network launched a Fm radio station at Vijaywada.
Thursday, December 27, 2007Former Pakistani Prime Minister Benazir Bhutto killed in a suicide attack as she was leaving a political rally in the city of Rawalpindi.
Wednesday, December 26, 2007Rakhi Sawant, runner-up of the reality show Nach Baliye3 filed a criminal complaint against Star Plus channel accusing it of cheating after she lost in the final round of the show.
Tuesday, December 25, 2007Global Broadcast News Ltd which broadcast news channels CNN-IBN and IBN7, announced that it would invest Rs 500 crore for an entertainment venture with US media group, Viacom and launch a slew of regional news channels.
Monday, December 24, 2007Channai based Refex Refrigerants Limited entered into a partnership with a media house, Television Eighteen Limited.
Sunday, December 23, 2007Sports broadcaster ESPN Star Sports got the injunction from Delhi High Court restraining cable operators from airing unauthorized cricket broadcast of India cricket team’s tour of Australia through their cable network.
Saturday, December 22, 2007Small screen actor, Sanjeeda Sheikha and Aamir Ali, won the ‘Nach Baliye 3’ contest, aired on Star Plus.
Friday, December 21, 2007Teji Bachchan, Mother of Amitabh Bachan, passed away after prolonged illness.
Thursday, December 20, 2007CBI Court directed IBN7 head to appear before the court for telecasting the Narco Analysis Test details of Nithari case.
Thursday, December 20, 2007US based Velocity Interactive Group, which funds digital media and communication companies invested in NDTV network and India TV.
Wednesday, December 19, 2007TV 18 announced its 50:50 Joint Venture with Jagran Prakashan, publisher of Hindi daily, ‘Dainik Jagran’ to launch a Hindi business newspaper.
Tuesday, December 18, 2007The International Telecommunication Union announced the first set Global Standard for IPTV. The standards were built with technical contributions from leading service providers and manufacturers from ICT sector.
Tuesday, December 18, 2007INX News Pvt Ltd., the news arm of INX network which is set to launch news X, singned cricket star, Sourav Ganguly as its brand ambassador.
Tuesday, December 18, 2007The News Broadcaster Association expressed concern at the recent suggestion of the Delhi High court that the I&B Ministry should set up a committee in order to vet sting operation and issue no objection certificate on being satisfied if they serve the public interest, before the stories are telecasted.
Saturday, December 15, 2007Popular television actor Prachi Desai declared as the winner of Jhalak Dikhlaja 2, the celebrity dance, on Sony Television.
Saturday, December 15, 2007TV Today Network Ltd owned channels Aaj Tak, Headlines Today and Tez, turned to pay in Non-CAS areas and will now be distributed at a certain cost along with other pay channels like SET, MAX SAB, PIX, Discovery.
Saturday, December 15, 2007Tejeshwar Singh, newsreader of DD news, passed away. He reportedly died of a heart attack.
Wednesday, December 12, 2007Turner international and the Alva Brothers, promoters of Miditech Pvt Ltd. entered into a partnership to launch an entertainment channel in Hindi and other Indian languages.
Wednesday, December 12, 2007TV 18 made its entry into print business through its acquisition of a 53% stake in information India Ltd, a publication company.
Sunday, December 09, 2007CNBC, Aaj Tak and TV 18 won the awards in the categories of best business news, Best Hindi news and best English news channel respectively at the India Television Academy Awards.
Thursday, December 06, 2007In a sting operation carried out by a private TV channel in West Bengal, the CPI legislator from Nandigram, md Iddyias allegedly caught accepting bribe from newspersons masquerading as NGO officials.
Thursday, December 06, 2007Hindustan Unilever Limited (HUL), signed a three years advertising deal with 9x channel from INX Media.
Tuesday, December 04, 2007The Zee group sold the international Broadcast rights for its Indian Cricket League (ICl) matches to three global distributors for an estimated $ 10 million. The distributors are Astro PPV, the Srilanka based Derana and Gateway.
Monday, December 03, 2007Sun TV Network launched its FM radio Station in Pondicherry under the brand’s SM’.
Sunday, December 02, 2007The Delhi High Court restrained Zee TV and ETC from showing an animated film, Ramayana and its promos on their channel without interlude Technology’s permission, which claims to be the owner of the film.
Saturday, December 01, 200753 foreign TV channels including BBC, CNN, Discovery and National Geographic asked to get mandatory clearance from the ministry of Home Affairs by 31 December.


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