Monday, 1 December 2008

December 2008

Monday, December 1, 2008 -- TRAI issued a consultation paper on quality of service (Qos) issues for cable TV services in Non-CAS areas and for DTH services. 

Wednesday, December 31, 2008
TRAI extended the time for receiving comments on the consultation paper on “Quality of Service issues for CableTV Services in Non CAS areas and For DTH Services by 10th January09.
Tuesday, December 30, 2008Star TV Entertainment Ltd filed an arbitration petition in the Bombay High Court against the production house Kaleidoscope Entertainment Pvt Ltd.
Saturday, December 27, 2008TDSAT directed Zee Turner to supply signals of its two south based channels to DTH operator, TATA Sky.
Friday, December 26, 2008TRAI announced an increase of about 7% in cable rates, for CAS notified and non-CAS areas from Ist Jan09.
Thursday, December 25, 2008A new 24hour News Channel Naxatra News Launched in Oriya Language.
Tuesday, December 23, 2008BSNL launched its IPTV services in Lucknow.
Sunday, December 21, 2008Bangaluru Kamadhenu Telefilms launched a spiritual multilingual channel Sri Sankara.
Friday, December 19, 2008Actress Asin become the Brand Ambassador of TATA Sky.
Monday, December 15, 2008TDSAT directed public broadcaster Prasar Bharati to restore Two channels Zee Smile & Zee Jagaran of Zee Group on its DTH platform
Monday, December 15, 2008A Parliamentary panel has suggested a comprehensive, mandatory and periodical audit of TV channels to study the functioning of rating agencies.
Monday, December 15, 2008TRAI released a consultation paper on Interconnection issues relating to broadcasting & cable services.
Monday, December 15, 2008Maharashtra Government issued notice to eight television production houses for alleged violation of the Child Labour Act and Juvenile Act.
Wednesday, December 10, 2008The News Broadcasters Association (NBA) announced that there would be a self regulation code for coverage of news events like Mumbai terror attack.
Monday, December 8, 2008Sun Direct foray into Maharashtra.
Monday, December 8, 2008Wall Disney Company raised its stake to more than 50 percent and become the majority shareholder of UTV software communication.
Monday, December 8, 2008ESPN has written to the Telecom Regulator that it will provide its bouquet of channels to DTH operators at 50 percent of the non-CAS rates.
Sunday, December 7, 2008The central government reduced the cenvat from 14% to 10% fro DTH players.
Saturday, December 6, 2008The I&B ministry issued a show cause notice to news channel ‘Aaj Tak’ over a misleading report during their coverage of Mumbai terror attack.
Thursday, December 4, 2008Television News Broadcasters unanimously rejected the I&B ministry’s advisory on coverage of terrorism.
Wednesday, December 3, 2008The Information & Broadcasting ministry issued an advisory to the news channels in the country to exercise restraint in airing visuals of Mumbai Attack.
Wednesday, December 3, 2008The Cable war between Sun TV Network and Royal Vision (RCV) Madurai ended after the Karunanidhi and the Marans patches up.
Tuesday, December 2, 2008Voice of America (VoA), an international broadcasting service joined hands with Zee News to broadcast its popular programmed “America Live” for Indian viewers.
Monday, December 1, 2008TRAI issued a consultation paper on quality of service (Qos) issues for cable TV services in Non-CAS areas and for DTH services.
01/12/08 : Super Star Josh a 24hours Oriya TV channel launched in Bhuvaneshwar.


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