Sunday, 1 March 2009

March 2009

Wednesday, March 2, 2009 -- TRAI issued guidelines to all service providers providing internet /broadband to ensure better service to their subscriber.

Tuesday, March 31, 2009
A Hindi language TV commercial in the UK has been banned by the British advertising watchdog for promoting personalised palmistry and astrology services.
Monday, March 30, 2009TRAI has extended the date for receiving the comments on DTH Tariff regulation by 14th April09.
FridayMarch 27, 2009Pearl Broadcasting Corporation (P) Ltd. launched P7 News, a 24-hours current affair channel in New Delhi.
Wednesday, March25, 2009Multi Screen Media and World Sports Group have been signed as the official broadcast partners for the DLF IPL in a fresh nine year deal running through to 2017 for a whopping Rs.8200 crore.
Tuesday, March 24, 2009The Punjab Chief Election Officer (CEO) directed Deputy Commissioners in the State to vet all election-related programmes to be aired by cable operators.
SundayMarch 22, 2009The Office of Manorma News, was attacked by a group in the early hours in protest against a news report.
FridayMarch 20, 2009TNE TV group launched HY TV for south India.
Wednesday, March18, 2009The Supreme Court dismissed the revenue dept’s appeal against SET India (P) Ltd. and held that the transfer of tetecast-rights of film & TV programmers abroad will amount to sale of goods for claiming tax deduction.
Wednesday, March18, 2009The central government allowed tobacco and alcohol brands to advertise their other products on TV but banned display of their “prohibited product” during telecast.
Tuesday, March 17, 2009TRAI released the telecommunication (Broadcasting & Cable Service) Interconnection (Fifth Amendment) Regulation, 2009, for broadcasting sector to ensure non-discriminatory access to content.
Monday March 16, 2009TRAI received comments from stakeholders on draft amendment regulation for amending thd inter-correction regulations.
Monday March 16, 2009The cable operators belong to the Arasu Cable TV Corporation, a Cable Network launched by Karunanidhi government to chechmate his grand nephews.
Monday March 16, 2009The Bombay High Court refused to grant any relief to Sony Television Network over its disute with the BCCI over the telecast rights of 2009 IPL.
Sunday March 15, 2009The I&B ministry has sought details of the shareholding pattern, list of directors and the share purchase agreement from Indi Media, the new promoters of News X.
Thursday, March 12, 2009NDS the technology solution provider announced that Hathway, the digital cable provider launched Digital Box Plus DVR solution based on NDS XTVTM DVR technology
Thursday, March 12, 2009TRAI issued a regulation to amend the quality of Service (QoS) and redressed of grievances regulations for DTH services.
Tuesday, March 10, 2009The Promoters of INX Media Pvt. Ltd. Indrani and Peter Mukherjea have stepped down from their current management position.
Tuesday, March 10, 2009The Election Commission cracked the whip on the Congress Party and Saakshi TV channel for telecasting the alleged back stabbing of NTR by his son-in-law and TDP President  N. Chandrababu Naidu.
SundayMarch 8, 2009‘Focus TV’ a channel for women launched in New Delhi by NETV Group.
Saturday, March 7, 2009North-East TV group launched ‘Hamar TV’ a Bhojpuri language channel.
FridayMarch 6, 2009TRAI released a consultation paper on DTH issue relating to Tariff Regulation and issues relating to Value added-Service. Platform Services and carrying of Radio Channel on DTH platform.
FridayMarch 6, 2009Raj Musi Kannada, a 24 hour channel devoted to Kannada music launched in Bangalore.
Thursday, March 5, 2009Sony Pictures Television international (SPTI) acquired Channel 18, the only Bangla language film channel in India.
Wednesday, March 4, 2009The Election Commission imposed a ban on government advertisements being broadcast by the AIR in the wake of coming general election.
Wednesday, March 4, 2009The Central Government approved 29 FDI proposals worth Rs. 616.08 crore.
Wednesday, March 4, 2009Turner international joined hands with Warner Brothers to launch a new 24 hour English Entertainment channel in India. The channel WB is available from 15th March 09.
Wednesday, March 2, 2009TRAI issued guidelines to all service providers providing internet /broadband to ensure better service to their subscriber.


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