Thursday, 1 October 2009

October 2009

29/10/09 -- Pakistan bans BBC broadcast on private FM channels

The National Commission for Protection of child Rights (NCPCR) and the Woman and Child Development Ministry (WCD)issued notices to NDTV Imagine and wrote to the I & B Ministry, demanding to stop the telecast of the reality show Pati, Patni Aur Woh, immediately.
6/10/09The Central government issued a show-cause notice to the television channel NDTV Imagine for airing the reality show' 'Pati Patni our Woh', after the National Commission for Protection of child Rights Complained about the use of babies in the programme.
6/10/09Yash Raj Films (YRF) entered into a partnership with Sony Entertaiment Television MSM Private Ltd. for producing exclusive fiction and non-fiction content for the channel.
6/10/09With over 400 applications pending with the I & B Ministry to obtain licence for starting TV channels, the govt decided to  formulate fresh guidelines to keep out the non-professionals entering the media sector.
10/10/09The Madras High Court has asked to the Central Govt. to appoint a regulatory body to prohibit obscene and pornographic material on the Internet and penalise Internet Service Providers (ISPs) and search engine companies for violation of licence conditions. Issuing the notice on the PIL field by an advocate R. Karthikeyan, the first bench comprising the chief Justice HL  Gokhale and Justice D. Murugesan posted the matter for hearing on November 4.
12/10/09MTV India, the music channel owned by viacom 18 has dropped "Music Television" from its logo as part of its restructuring  exercise.
16/10/09Reliance ADA Group's DTH arm BIG TV launched a new brand campaign with an investment of Rs. 50 crore.
14/10/09President of the All India Shia Personal law board (AISPLB) Maulana Mirza Mohammad Athar demanded a ban on the Islamic  television Channels broadcasting the message of extremism in the country.
14/10/09Latens, a software CAS company alongwith Tandberg, manufacturer of cable and broadcast hardware presented a live  demo in New Delhi of their innovative VoD solution for Indian cable operators.
16/10/09A man swallowing a snake and taking it out through his nostrils on a TV show has prompted I & B  ministry to slap a show. cause notice to sony channel as the ministry found the programme as indecent and in bad taste. The Channel was  given 15 days to file a reply.
16/10/09The Prasar Bharti announced that UK-based Satellite Information Service  (SIS) will be its official broadcaster of the  Commonwealth Games to be held in Delhi in October next year.
19/10/09TRAI received two references from the Ministry of Information & Broadcasting regarding foreign Investment limits for the   broadcasting sector and need for necessary modification in the uplinking and downlinking guidelines for television channels.
20/10/09Nimbus Communication  won the broadcast righs for the BCCI for Rs. 2000 crore  for the four years starting April 2010.
26/10/09The Information & Broadcasting Ministry issued a show-cause notice to Colors channel objecting to the content being  shown in the reality show Big Boss3.
26/10/09The Information & Broadcasting Ministry has shortlisted UK based Satellite Information Service Live (SIS) for   broadcasting the Commonwealth games 2010 for Prasar Bharti.
28/10/09Den Network Limited launched its IPO with price band fixed at Rs 195 to Rs 205 per share.
29/10/09In less than a week the Information & Broadcasting Ministry issued another show-cause notice to Colors channel objecting to the content being shown in the serial 'Na Aana Iss Des Laado'.
29/10/09Zee Entertainment Enterprises Ltd. (Zeel) announced a major corporate organizational restructuring of its businesses on a share-swap deal basis.
29/10/09Turner International India partnered with Apalya Technologies  for offering content to kids entertainment channel POGO on the mobile phone platform
29/10/09Pakistan bans BBC broadcast on private FM channels


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