Saturday, 1 August 2009

August 2009

Saturday, August 1, 2009 -- Ghaziabad Commissioner served notice to 159 Cable Operators to deposit licence fee.

Monday, August 31, 2009
The Madras High Court served notice to Prasar Bharti and Cental Board of Film Certification (CBFC) returnable by Oct's on a PIL seeking direction to the authorities to prohibit the telecast of "indecent, vulgar and obscene programme's by television network.
Friday, August 28, 2009
Director of film Singh is Kinng, Annes Bazmee lodged a criminal defamation complaint against two city-based television channels for showing that he was hand-in-glove with the underworld.
Friday, August 28, 2009
Director of film Singh is Kinng, Annes Bazmee lodged a criminal defamation complaint against two city-based television channels for showing that he was hand-in-glove with the underworld.
Thursday, August 27, 2009
The government fixed the minimum bid price for third generation (3G) spectrum at Rs 3500 crore and allowed upto five players in each circle to after the high - speed services.
Wednesday, August 26, 2009BSNL launched IPTV service in Jammu in association with Aksh Optifibre Ltd.
Monday, August 24, 2009The Central Vigilance Commission (CVC) got the Supreme Court nod to probe the financial irregularities against the top officials of the Prasar Bharti's Board.
Monday, August 24, 2009Ruposi Bangla, a Bangla general entertainment channel launched by Rose Valley Group.
Saturday, August 22, 2009Editors of leading news channels launched a forum, Broadcast Editor's Association (BEA). Shazi Zaman of Star News channel has been elected as the President.
Saturday, August 22, 2009The I&B ministry initiated a series of meetings with the stakeholders in an effort to evolve a consensus on formulating a Broadcast Services Regulation Bill and a regulatory authority for the broadcast Industry.
Wednesday, August 19, 2009US Satellite TV service Direc TV and Ten Sports again entered into a five-year agreement that gives Direc TV exclusive broadcast right for Cricket- Plus, the 24x7 international Cricket reports channel.
Wednesday, August 19, 2009Turner International launched a dedicated one-hour programming block of its leading Kid's Channel, Cartoon Network on Art Television Sri-Lanka's leading terrestrial English Channel.
Tuesday, August 18, 2009To reduce its expanses, Star TV Asia restructured its operations into Star India, Star Greater Asia and Fox International Channel.
Tuesday, August 18, 2009Neo Sports Broadcast struck bulk advertising deals with TATA DoCoMo, Hero Honda and HP for all upcoming cricket series between October 2009 to March 2010.
Monday, August 17, 2009BSNL announced a partnership with Goa-IDC to provide WiMax based wireless broadband network.
Monday, August 17, 2009The Union Government approved ten FDI proposals worth Rs. 1,123 crore.
Monday, August 17, 2009TRAI decided to extend the last date for submission of Information on tariff for non-CAS by the stakeholders upto 31st August 09.
Saturday, August 15, 2009Tata Sky entered into an alliance with Walt Disney India to bring the popular Disney characters to its subscribers.
Saturday, August 14, 2009Tata Sky informed its subscribers that the NDTV Metronation Delhi channel will be discontinued' 09, since the channel will be taken off-air by the broadcaster.
Saturday, August 12, 2009DTH service provider Dish TV increased its value-added services by tying up with the different sites. i.e., and to provide services to its customers.
Saturday, August 12, 2009Eight new television channels got the approval of the ministry.
Saturday, August 11, 2009The Supreme Court accepted TRAI's plea for more time to workout a fresh tariff regime for cable services in general cable TV (non-CAS areas), based on number of pay channels provided.
Saturday, August 11, 2009The I & B ministry informally asked television channels to exercise restraint in the coverage of Swine Flu stories.
Saturday, August 11, 2009'Sach Ka Samna', the controversial show of Star Plus received equal amount of flak and support for its probing questions. The show will be aired at a new time at 11 PM (Monday to Friday).
Saturday, August 10, 2009The Supreme Court issued a notice to Moser Baer India Ltd. on why it should not be asked to pay Income Tax to the tune of Rs 2,978 crore.
Saturday, August 7, 2009TRAI sought exhaustive financial details and insight into operating models of broadcasters, cable and DTH operators. The stakeholders are required to submit the information in the prescribed format by 17th August 09.
Saturday, August 6, 2009Zee Cinema becomes the first ever Hindi movie channel to launch a mobile game for Hindi movie fans. The game, Cinema Ka Baadshah, is easily downloadable on the mobile network.
Saturday, August 6, 2009Ten Sports submitted before the Supreme Court that it is ready to drop proceedings including those of contempt against Prasar Bharti if the latter agrees to Pay Rs. 50 Crore with interest.
Saturday, August 6, 2009DTH provider, Tata sky achieved four million connections in India, said Vikram Kaushik, MD & CEO.
Saturday, August 6, 2009Turner International's kid channel, Cartoon Network and Pogo acquired rights of some stories from Mumbai-based Ack Media for a 26 episode series and two 70 minute films.
Saturday, August 6, 2009The GSAT-10 satellite got the approval of Union Cabinet. It will have 12 high power KU-band transponders. 12 C-Band and 12 extended C-Band India coverage transponder.
Saturday, August 4, 2009The Information & Broadcasting Minister CM Jatua told the parliament that ministry has so far permitted 410 private satellite TV channels to uplink from India and 73 private satellite TV channels uplinked from abroad to downlink in India.
Saturday, August 4, 2009Dish TV will shut down its sales operations in Uttar Pradesh from October 1 due to state's levy of 30% entertainment Tax on DTH service in addition to 29% tax being paid by DTH companies.
Saturday, August 3, 2009First ever electronic Gojri Channel launched in Srinagar on Video sharing portal you tube and AoL Videos.
Saturday, August 3, 2009Bangalore based Jivox an online - Video advertising company partnered with Zee News to enable advertisers to create, run and manage online Videos.
Saturday, August 2, 2009Asianet News, a Malayalam TV Channel launched a show adalat (Court of Law) in which judges and Chief Justice of Kerala High Court will provide possible solutions from the callers.
Saturday, August 1, 2009Ghaziabad Commissioner served notice to 159 Cable Operators to deposit licence fee.


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