Tuesday, 1 January 2008

January 2008

Tuesday, January 1, 2008 -- The first foreign language and additionally an international TV channel not operated by the state-run CCTV, was launched in China's economic hub, Shanghai. The name of the channel is International Channel Shanghai (ICS) and is run by the Shanghai Media Group (SMG).

Tuesday, January 29, 2008
Radio Mirchi 98.3 FM launched in Thiruvananthapuram, taking its total number of stations to 31 all over the country.
Tuesday, January 29, 2008Delhi Metro Chief, E Sreedharan adjudged as the "Indian of the Year for 2007" by CNN-IBN news channel
Monday, January 28, 2008The three day Cable TV show 2008 (CATV 2008), one of the largest shows on satellite and cable television in India and SAARC region, held from 28th January 2008 to 30th January 2008 at the Netaji Indoor Stadium, Kolkata.
Sunday, January 27, 2008Union Health Minister, Anbumani Ramadoss urged Bollywood mega stars, Amitabh Bachchan and Shah Rukh Khan to desist from smoking in their films.
Saturday, January 26, 2008Three well-known faces of Indian news television honoured with the Padma Shri awards. They are Barkha Dutt, Managing Editor, NDTV 24X7, Rajdeep Sardesai, Editor-In-Chief, CNN-IBN and Vinod Dua, a popular anchor and analyst with NDTV India, the Hindi arm of NDTV.
Friday, January 25, 2008Doordarshan and All India Radio along with BBC and NDTV bagged major honours in the Common Wealth Broadcasting Association Awards for 2008 at a ceremony in Nassau, Bahmas.
Thursday, January 24, 2008BCCI announced the winners of the franchise rights of its Indian Premier League teams. All its eight teams were won by big groups and personalities among which the Mumbai team was sold for the highest amount ($ 111.9 million) to business tycoon, Mukesh Ambani's Reliance Industries.Besides this, the other bidders who won are Shah Rukh Khan, Vijay Mallya, Deccan Chronicle, Emerging Media, India Cements, Preity Zinta and Ness Wadia.
Wednesday, January 23, 2008TRAI released the final recommendations for Mobile TV services.
Monday, January 21, 2008NDTV Network launched its Hindi entertainment channel, 'NDTV Imagine' that promises to entertain the age group of '6 to 60'.
Sunday, January 20, 2008'Kalaignar TV', a Tamil TV channel launched its 24 hour music channel, 'Isai Aruvi'. The channel bears the same logo as of Kalaignar TV.
Sunday, January 20, 2008IBM bagged the contract for providing software and IT requirements for Bharti Airtel's non mobile businesses which include DTH, IPTV, enterprise services and broadband. The deal is valued a about Rs600 crore and is spread over six years.
Tuesday, January 20, 2008In its series of seminars held for making the public and the industry aware of the redressal mechanism under the provisions of the TRAI act of 1997, TDSAT held a seminar in Kolkata at the Oberoi Grand.
Sunday, January 20, 2008The ban imposed on the Geo channel was lifted by the president of Pakistan, Pervez Musharraf.
Friday January 18, 2008TRAI placed the filings by the broadcasters regarding a-al-carte rates and bouquet rates of their pay channels in non-CAS areas on its website.
Thursday, January 17, 2008PM Manmohan Singh was chosen as the 'NDTV Leader of the Year' at an award ceremony of the NDTV network co-sponsored by 'The Indian Express'.
Tuesday, January 15, 2008TDSAT refused to grant stay on the appeal in which the broadcasters had challenged the implementation of the tariff order of 4th October 2007 of TDSAT as per which they are required to provide all their channels on a-al-carte basis in a non-discriminatory manner and declare the a-al-carte rates to MSOs/Cable Operators for such channels in non-CAS areas.
Tuesday, January 15, 2008Bollywood actor, Salman Khan's wax effigy was made at the Madame Tussauds Museum of Wax, London.
Tuesday, January 15, 2008The Delhi High Court issued a show cause notice to play back singer, Babul Supriyo on a plea filed by NDTV Imagine, which alleged that the singer breached the agreement with the channel by hosting a musical show for one of its rivals.
Monday, January 14, 2008Star India and Digital Entertainment Networks (DEN) announced their joint venture to create a platform for distributing television channels in India via all fixed networks including Cable, DTH, IPTV, HITS and MMDS. The 50:50 joint venture is to be headquartered in Mumbai.
Thursday, January 10, 2008DTH Company, Tata Sky and Sun TV informed the TDSAT that the two have settled their differences over sharing of channels. This settlement is an outcome of a 2006 case that Tata Sky had filed against Sun TV's decision of not providing signals to the DTH player.
Thursday, January 10, 2008The government of India launched the logo for the Common Wealth Games of 2010, exactly 1000 days ahead.
Monday, January 7, 2008I&B Minister, PR Dasmunsi demanded the Bangladeshi writer, Taslima Nasreen to apologize to muslims for the controversial remarks she wrote in her book.
Monday, January 7, 2008Pakistan's Supreme Court ordered Sindh High Court to give its decision within a month's time on GEO TV's PIL filed against the ban imposed on the channel.
Friday, January 4, 2008Sun TV approached the Telecom Disputes Settlement and Appellate Tribunal against the Telecom Regulatory Authority of India's directive to provide feed to Multi-System Operators on a pick and choose basis.
Friday, January 4, 2008TRAI submitted the final recommendation on providing Internet Protocol Television (IPTV) and suggested that both Telecom and Cable TV operators should be allowed to offer the service
Wednesday, January 2, 2008The petition filed by the private broadcaster, Star India to challenge the role of TRAI in broadcasting regulation was dismissed by the Supreme Court. A bench comprising Justice H.K Sema and Justice Markanday Katju, after hearing the contention of Star India, said that there was “no conflict” in allowing the telecom regulator to regulate broadcasting services.
Tuesday, January 1, 2008The first foreign language and additionally an international TV channel not operated by the state-run CCTV, was launched in China's economic hub, Shanghai. The name of the channel is International Channel Shanghai (ICS) and is run by the Shanghai Media Group (SMG).
Source: http://cablequest.org/important-information/important-events/item/2342-january-2008.html

Source: http://cablequest.org/important-information/important-events/item/2342-january-2008.html

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