Thursday, 1 April 2010

April 2010


1/4/10 -- Tru TV enters Asia, launched in Singapore.


30/4/10
T20 cricket World Cup kicks-off in West Indies.
30/4/10

Ending a four-month of blackout, ESPN Star Sports re-joins the Digicable Network after having sorted out their commercial disputes due to which ESS’s three channels - ESPN, Star Sports and Star Cricket – were taken off Digicable's network.
29/4/10
Minister of state for Communications & Information Technology Gurudas Kamat tells the Parliament that the department of telecommunications is keen to see at least 10 per cent disinvestment of the government stake in the company in the next fiscal year.
29/4/10
Zee Entertainment Enterprises Limited (ZEEL) announces share swap ratio
at one equity share (of Re 1 each) of ZEEL for every 71 equity shares (of Rs 10 each) of INX Media, held by the shareholders, as on 30 June 2010 for the proposed acquisition of Hindi GEC 9X.
27/4/10
The Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) extends timeline to April 30, 2010 for submission of stakeholders’ views to its consultation paper on tariff and interconnection issues related to Headend-In-The-Sky (HITS) services.
27/4/10
World’s biggest TV news agency Thompson Reuters and Sports News Television (SNTV) signed by the International Cricket Council (ICC) for taking the news from the upcoming ICC T20 cricket World Cup across the globe.
24/4/10
The district administration in Jammu issues notices to cable operators, asking to immediately stop telecast of 12 illegal channels which are not registered with the Information and Broadcasting Ministry.
23/4/10
Eurosport, an official licensee of ICC’s broadcast partner ESPN STAR Sports announces that it will make the T20 cricket World Cup accessible to 58 territories across the continent of Europe in 14 languages.
23/4/10
A cable operator was shot dead by militants in Sopore town of north Kashmir.
22/4/10
The Foreign Investment Promotion Board (FIPB) defers a decision on Star India Holding that has again filed a modified proposal with FIPB in order to take a 49 per cent stake in TS Investment Ltd.
21/4/10
Essel Group’s Dish TV launches its DTH services for the passengers of two luxury trains “Palace On Wheels” and “Royal Rajasthan On Wheel”.
20/4/10
‘Ayur Living India’, a new infotainment channel from India commences free to air distribution via AsiaSat 5.
16/410
The Government approves the delivery of financial services on mobile phones.
15/4/10
BBC acquires the broadcasting rights of the Jungle Book 3 D-HD TV series for the UK.
14/4/10
After having failed in its first attempt to up its stake in DTH joint venture Tata Sky, Star India again files a modified application for Foreign Investment Promotion Board (FIPB) approval.
14/4/10
Union Minister for Chemicals and Fertilizers MK Alagiri’s son Dhayaanithi Alagiri launches an MSO – JAK Communications Private Limited in Chennai.
14/4/10
TRAI asks the Information and Broadcasting Ministry to allocate bandwidth for Mobile TV.
14/4/10
Another religious channel – Dharm launched by Dharm media venture.
13/4/10
Top officials of Kerala-based television channels form a body - Kerala Television Federation (KTF).
9/4/10
Two Hindi newspapers – Dainik Jagaran and Amar Ujala found guilty of publishing advertisements masquerading as news by the Press Council of India.
8/4/10
Imagine TV, which was recently acquired by Turner International launched in Canada.
8/4/10
Nimbus Sport International bags commercial rights for three Asia Cup cricket events to be staged from 2010 to 2014.
8/4/10
The Cabinet Committee on Infrastructure approves digitization plan of Doordarshan.
7/4/10
Doordarshan inches closer to join elite club of companies with a revenue of Rs 1000 crore as it has garnered a revenue of Rs 983 crore in 2008-09.
7/4/10
Mega Star Mammootty launched Asianet Middle East 24x7, a new Malayalm Satellite Television Channel in Dubai.
6/4/10
Dish TV crosses 7 million subscribers mark.
6/4/10
The Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) releases a consultation paper on “Interconnection and Tariff issues related to HITS services”.
6/4/10
Telangana Rashtra Samiti (TRS) Chief K Chandrashekhar Rao brings Raj News to take forward the cause of Telangana.
6/4/10
Two leading DTH service providers Tata Sky and Airtel Digital TV move court over the issue of tax imposed on DTH services in Delhi.
5/4/10
First National Conference on Victim Journalists, Media and the Law held in New Delhi and a decision has been taken to set-up a high-level committee to look after fake cases against journalists across the country.
4/4/10
Reliance Big Entertainment Limited (RBEL) acquires 50 percent stakes in UK’s animation and game developer Codemasters.
3/4/10
Railway Ministry files a police complaint against a Bengali TV news channel – Star Ananda for “disrupting Railway Minister’s working” by flashing her mobile number on TV.
3/4/10
Joint Secretary at I&B ministry, DP Reddy takes additional charge of Broadcasting at the Ministry.
2/4/10
The National Commission for Women (NCW) sends notice to the producers of the TV series “Na Aana Iss Des Laado” over the issue of portryal of women on TV.
1/4/10
Goa Government hikes tax regimes on v
1/4/10
The Information and Broadcasting Ministry begins receiving TV channel applications for uplinking/ downlinking permission.
1/4/10
Tru TV enters Asia, launched in Singapore.
Source: http://cablequest.org/important-information/important-events/item/2316-april-2010.html


Source: http://cablequest.org/important-information/important-events/item/2316-april-2010.html

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