Monday, 1 February 2010

February 2010


1/2/10 -- DQE announces a deal for exclusive free-to-air TV rights with MediaCorp Pte Ltd for three of its Animation TV properties.


26/2/10
Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee announces budget for 2010-11 in Parliament.
25/2/10
Department of Telecom issues NIA for 3G auctions to be started from April 9, 2010.
24/2/10
TRAI organizes open house on foreign investment limits in Broadcasting.
24/2/10
A District Court at Pune asks the TV cahnnels not to show the CCTV images of the blast at a German bakery in Pune on February 13, 2010.
24/2/10
The Ministry of Information and Broadcasting issues advisory for media, asking to exercise caution while covering the terrorist incidents in the country.
23/2/10
 Turner renames NDTV channels as it completes the acquisition process of NDTV channels.
22/2/10
FIPB clears 12 new FDI proposals worth Rs 1045 crore including those of Walt Disney Co Ltd and Zee Entertainment Ltd. Star India Holding denied clearance of its FDI proposals.
22/2/10
Raj TV forays into Hindi GEC, begins dry air of a Hidni GEC Raj Parivaar.
22/2/10
The Advertising Standards Council of India’s consumer complaint committee asks Airtel Digital to modify its ad claiming to have superior picture quality over its competitors.
22/2/10
ZEEL partners with US-Based mail.com to launch a new mobile and entertainment portal in India.
19/2/10
NewsCorp enters into an agreement with Central European Media Enterprises (CME) to sell its Bulgarian terrestrial TV business bTV to the European broadcaster.
19/2/10

The Minister for Information and Broadcasting Ambika Soni asks Prasar Bharati to be more trasparent in its actions while addressing the second meeting of the Consultative Committee of Members of Parliament attached to her Ministry.
18/2/10
A partnership between Yahoo Inc and Microsoft Corp for search engine Bing, cleared by the US Department of Justice and the European Commission.
18/2/10
. Bollywood actor Nirmal Pandey dies of a heart attack in Mumbai.
18/2/10
The I&B Ministry asks the stakeholders to submit their views on the proposed PRB Act (Amendments), 1867 by March 3, 2010.
17/2/10
The I&B Ministry appoints Uday K Varma, Special Secretary at I&B Ministry to look into the matter for a resolution of IPL telecast issue, in the wake of international news agencies approaching the Government to intervene into the issue.
17/2/10
Italian broadcaster NewCo Rai International launches a new Italian language channel “Yes Italia” in Asia.
17/2/10
Nimbus Sport International and the Asian Tour Golf announce a long term partnership to promote multiple Asian Tour golf events.
17/2/10
The I&B Ministry writes to the TRAI, seeking its opinion on the "framework and functioning" of the Broadcast Audience Research Council (BARC).
17/2/10
The leading game development company Zynga sets-up its first office outside the US, in Bangalore.
17/2/10
BAG Films and Media raises $17.43 million through Global Depository Receipts.
17/2/10
Actor Aamir Khan quits the 10-member committee formed by the HRD Ministry to look into the proposed amendments to the Copyright Act, after a tiff with veteran lyricist Javed Akhtar at a meeting of the committee and joins back after two days on Feb 19.
16/2/10
 The News Broadcasters Association (NBA) decides to boycott the Indian Premiere League.
16/2/10
16/2/10. NDTV files a writ petition in the Madras High Court seeking to quash an order of the Superintendent of the Special Prison for Women, Vellore, denying permission to interview Nalini, a life convict in the Rajiv Gandhi assassination case.
15/2/10
TRAI puts a simplified format on its website for cable operators having subscribers less than 500 to submit their response against tariff-fixation exercise initiated by TRAI.
15/2/10
Disney network calls for new show ideas as a part of a first-of-its-kind nationwide pitch to promote new creative talent in the television business.
13/2/10
After nearly three decades of boasting the tag of world’s leading music channel, MTV puts-off the tag of “Music Television” from its logo.
13/2/10
By adding nine high definition channels to its network, the United States’ Dish Network becomes the largest high definition line-up in the United States with 160-odd HD channels in its kitty.
13/2/10
The Indian Broadcasting Foundation writes to the Information and Broadcasting Ministry urging the Government to intervene into the issue of broadcasting the IPL footage.
12/2/10
Zee Turner’s Mumbai office attacked by six unidentified persons.
12/2/10
TRAI writes a letter to heads of leading telecom operators asking the telcos what’s being done on the issue of increasing number of complaints about call drops and network congestion.
11/2/10
Zee Turner issues public notice that it may stop providing its channels to Hathway Cable, alleging that Hathway has not paid the dues for last 10 months.
11/2/10
Delhi High Court rejects Star India's plea to allow the airing of the second season of Sach Ka Saamna,
11/2/10
IPO of Hathway Cable and Datacom bid 1.36 times on an overall basis.
10/2/10
I&B Ministry asks 164 private channels, which were given permission to uplink before December 2005, to register for downlinking in the country.
8/2/10
DTH operators oppose the suggestion of offering television channels on their platform at a-la-carte rates while responding to the TRAI’s supplementary consultation paper on tariff related issues.
7/2/10
Jamim Shah, a Nepali media tycoon and owner of a private TV channel “Channel Nepal” gunned down in Kathmandu in Nepal.
6/2/10
A cable television distribution sub-agent R Anbu hacked to death by a gang near his house in Kannagi Nagar in Thoraipakkam (Tamil Nadu).
5/2/10
Delhi Government in its submission to the Delhi High Court says that the directives should be made to ensure a balanced media reporting.
4/2/10
I&B Ministry serves notices to UTV and MTV for their reality TV shows ‘Emotional Atyachar’ and ‘Splitsvilla’, respectively.
4/2/10
Facebook dons a new look as it turns six.
3/2/10
The local cable operators of Mayur Vihar area of Delhi protest against the Multi System Operator (MSO) Den Networks alleging that the MSO was demanding more money for the same number of channels.
3/2/10
Andhra Pradesh High Court asks the state government to ensure effective implementation of the Cable TV Networks (Regulation) Act, 1995 with regard to the propagation of inter-religion hostility on TV.
3/2/10
Supreme Court rejects a tax evasion case filed by the Income Tax Department against former Discovery Networks Head Kiran Karnik.
3/2/10
Delhi High Court issues contempt notice to Prasar Bharati CEO BS Lalli for not following court directions over the functioning of the public broadcaster.
2/2/10
Income Tax Department files a petition in the Bombay High Court against a ruling of the Authority for Advance Ruling (AAR) favouring the Star Group’s merger.
2/2/10
More than 38,000 AIR, DD employees begin a three-day agitation on the issue of considering DD and AIR employees (who were in service as on October 5, 2007) as deemed government employees.
2/2/10
Star India applies to the Foreign Investment Promotion Board (FIPB) in order to acquire 49 percent stakes in Tata’s investment firm TS Investments.
1/2/10
NCW Chairperson Girija Vyas asks I&B Ministry to ensure that women will not be portrayed in indecent manner in the reality show ‘Rahul Dulhaniya Le Jayega’ on NDTV Imagine.
1/2/10
DQE announces a deal for exclusive free-to-air TV rights with MediaCorp Pte Ltd for three of its Animation TV properties.
Source: http://cablequest.org/important-information/important-events/item/2318-february-2010.html


Source: http://cablequest.org/important-information/important-events/item/2318-february-2010.html

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