Friday, 1 January 2010

January 2010

Friday, January 01, 2010 -- Worldspace goes off-air in India and Airtel Digital TV replaces 10 WorldSpace radio stations with AIR channels on its network.

Sunday, January 31, 2010
A R Rahaman bags two Grammys for ‘Slumdog Millionaire’ and its song ‘Jai Ho’.
Friday, January 29, 2010
BES Expo inaugurated by Ambika Soni in New Delhi.
Thursday, January 28, 2010
Colors is launched as ‘Aapka Colors’ in the United States.
Wednesday, January 27, 2010iPad launched in San Fransico in the USA.
Wednesday, January 27, 2010Tata announces to invest $50 million in media business.
Monday, January 25, 2010Supreme Court rejects Tata Sky’s plea seeking quashing of the sectoral tribunal’s directions that asked the DTH operator to make payment to sports broadcaster Neo Sports at an enhanced rate.
Monday, January 25, 2010A delegation of the Editors Guild of India headed by its President Rajdeep Sardesai urges the Election Commission to take action against paid news content.
Saturday, January 23, 2010National Film Awards announced.
Friday, January 22, 2010Colors enters into a licensing deal with Indian Premiere League (IPL) to showcase prgramme made on IPL.
Thursday, January 21, 2010TRAI asks stakeholders to submit information regarding tariff-fixation exercise in non-CAS areas.
Wednesday, January 20, 2010I&B proposes Rs 14 billion for DD, AIR digitization.
Tuesday, January 19, 2010I&B Ministry decides to cease receiving new applications for uplinking/ downlinking TV channels from India.
Monday, January 18, 2010TRAI extends date till February 5, 2010 for submission of stakeholders’ view on the tariff-related issues to DTH services.
Monday, January 18, 2010British media regulator Ofcom takes stand on the wholesale prices to be charged by pay-TV operator BSkyB to other platforms to distribute premium channels.
Monday, January 18, 2010The Supreme Court grants TRAI an extension till May 24, 2010 for completion of tariff-fixation exercise for cable TV services in non-CAS areas and an extension till June 30, 2010 for DTH tariff-fixation.
Friday, January 15, 2010TRAI releases consultation paper on foreign investment in broadcasting sector.
Friday, January 15, 2010Punjab and Haryana High Court sets March 26, 2010 as a date of hearing the case pertaining to the state government’s policy to impose license on cable TV operations in the state.
Friday, January 15, 2010The I&B Minister announces that she has asked Prasar Bharti to carry 200 channels on its DTH platform-DD Direct Plus.
Thursday, January 14, 2010Municipal Corporation of Delhi (MCD) sets date of February 28, 2010 for removal of overhead cables.
Thursday, January 14, 2010Big TV announces a deal with UTV’s Indiagames to provide games on DTH.
Thursday, January 14, 2010India and Bangladesh sign an agreement to co-operate in media field.
Wednesday, January 13, 2010CNBC Awaaz celebrates 5th anniversary.
Tuesday, January 12, 2010SeaChange International acquires VividLogic for $12 million in cash.
Tuesday, January 12, 2010NDMC asks cable operators/ISPs to remove their overhead cables in its area in New Delhi.
Monday, January 11, 2010Jaipur Discom issues notice to cable operators asking them to remove overhead cables.
Monday, January 11, 2010Chief Justice of India demands a separate channel for legal proceedings.
Monday, January 11, 2010The I&B Ministry issues advisory to TV channels for coverage of “Kumbh-Mela”.
Monday, January 11, 2010Competition Commission of India (CCI) asks DTH companies to provide interoperability.
Sunday, January 10, 2010Haryana CM Bhupinder Singh Hudda demands a separate channel for the state.
Friday, January 08, 2010Two Editors of TV5, a Telugu news channel arrested after the channel ran a report showing the alleged involvement of Reliance in the death of YSR Reddy.
Thursday, January 07, 2010Reliance ADAG acquires UK’s iLabs.
Thursday, January 07, 2010TRAI signs an agreement with Japan for integrating communications and broadcasting.
Wednesday, January 06, 2010Hinduja Group announces to invest Rs 500 crore in the entertainment sector in India.
Wednesday, January 06, 2010Cable TV Show kicked-off in Kolkata.
Tuesday, January 05, 2010TAM releases a study predicting the number of cable and satellite homes in India to cross 100 million mark by the end of 2010.
Tuesday, January 05, 2010Toshiba announces to introduce “Cell TV” which will be capable to convert standard 2D video into 3D HD.
Tuesday, January 05, 2010MTNL introduces VDSL2 service which will provide internet speed upto 11 mbps.
Tuesday, January 05, 2010ESPN and Discovery announce to launch 3D networks in 2010 and 2011, respectively.
Saturday, January 02, 2010Walt Disney acquires Marvel Entertainment for $4.3 billion.
Saturday, January 02, 2010Neha Sawant, an eleven year old reality TV star commits suicide at her home in Mumbai.
Friday, January 01, 2010Den Networks launches a 24x7 music on demand channel.
Friday, January 01, 2010Maharashtra Government sets-up a committee of secretaries to monitor the content being aired on TV.
Friday, January 01, 2010UTV replaces Bindass Movies with a new channel UTV Action.
Friday, January 01, 2010Worldspace goes off-air in India and Airtel Digital TV replaces 10 WorldSpace radio stations with AIR channels on its network.


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