1/7/10 -- ChrysCapital, a private equity firm offloads its entire equity of 6.36 percent in the cable giant Hathway Cable and Datacom Pvt Ltd.
Discovery Networks Asia-Pacific announces to replace its Travel and Living channel with a new lifestyle channel TLC from September 1, 2010.
TV advertisement of Amul Macho undergarments barred from showing it on TV by the Indian Broadcasting Foundation (IBF).
TDSAT restrains Star Den from distributing TV18 group channels in its bouquet.
Star India announces to launch its first 24x7 shopping channel – Star CJ Alive.
Malaysian broadcaster Astro picks-up 80% stake in Sanjeev Kapoor’s Turmeric Vision Pvt Ltd (TVPL) for Rs 122 crore. TVPL will launch Food TV, India’s first 24x7 cookery TV channel, soon.
Cable operators from north-east converge into a meet in Guwahati to streamline the system of cable network business in the region.
6th ASSOCHAM Global telecom Summit kicked-off in New Delhi.
18 more TV channels granted permission to start operations during the period of January to March, 2010, reveals TRAI in its quarterly report.
Government creates a Special Purpose Vehicle, to roll out 5 lakh route km of optical fibre network in order to connect all gram panchayats in the country.
In an interim order, TDSAT bars MSM Discovery from distributing Viacom18 channels to operators.
On the recommendations received from Foreign Investment Promotion Board (FIPB), government rejects 10 FDI proposals including proposals from media and telecom companies such as INX Media and Telecordia Technologies, deferred 21 proposals and cleared 18 proposals worth Rs 2,245 crore.
Chhattisgarh Government introduces entertainment tax on DTH consumers in the state.
Government sets deadline of 2012 to implement IPv6 deployment in the country.
CNN announces the launch of the international version of the CNN App on the App Store.
TRAI comes-up with its recommendations on uplinking/ downlinking policy as asked by the Information and Broadcasting Ministry.
Hindustan Media Venture Ltd (HMVL) posts a strong share price closing at Rs 191.50 on the first day of its listing on the National Stock Exchange.
TRAI comes-up with a new tariff regime for cable TV services both in non-CAS areas and for addressable systems.
Bollywood diva Bipasha Basu as brand ambassador launches a new channel – Mahua Bangla.
CBSE introduces courses in Mass Media Studies (Academic/ Vocational) at the senior secondary level.
Zee Entertainment Enterprises Ltd (ZEEL) forms a joint venture company with Geodesic to tap an ever-increasing mobile VAS (value-added services) market.
NASA TV launches a full-time High-Definition channel featuring news and coverage of agency missions.
MSM Discovery, the distribution company operating under the brand One Alliance moves the Bombay High Court against an immature pullout of Viacom18 channels from its bouquet.
Bhopal-based news agency Insight TV News Network announces its expansion with the launch of its New Delhi branch.
TDSAT organizes a seminar on ‘Dispute Redressal in Telecom and Brodcasting sectors” in Raipur (Chhhattisgarh).
One of the world’s leading social networking companies FriendFinder Networks makes a bid of $210 million to acquire Playboy Enterprise.
TV today’s Delhi office ransacked by a large mob after the channel run the story linking RSS leader Indresh Kumar with the Mecca Maszid blast.
Walt Disney Studios launches ‘Disney Movie Club’ in India to bring the blockbuster hits right to the home of Indian fans.
Epic, the first Indian browser launched by a Bangaluru-based software firm Hidden Reflex.
Mumbai-based digital media firm Komli Media announces that it has received a fund infusion of $6 million through venture capital route
Hindustan Media Ventures Ltd (HMVL) announces the issue price of its initial public offer at Rs 166 per share.
With the launch of new shows targeted at youth, B4U Music wears a new look and a new colourful logo.
The English GEC from the ZEE bouquet Zee Café debut in the UK.
ESPN Star Sports (ESS) announces the launch of two new channels in Singapore, Taiwan and other parts of South East Asia.
The Department of Telecom proposes to offer sops worth Rs 2000 crore to the panchayats across the country for a fast spread of broadband in the rural areas.
India’s largest lead acid storage battery manufacturer Exide Industries has picked-up a minority stake in cable giant Hathway Cable and Datacom Ltd.
Leading Indian media group Network18 steps into TV distribution business by creating a JV – Sun18 with South-India based Sun Network.
Transcend Information Inc., a worldwide leader in storage and multimedia products launches India online shop.
The Information and Broadcasting Ministry allocates Rs 256.85 crore for revamping the television channels in the North eastern states.
IBF comes-up with self-regulatory guidelines for non-news channels.
Indian Broadcasting Foundation in collaboration with Indian Society of Advertisers announces the launch of its TV rating system “Broadcast Audience Research Council”.
Delhi and Bombay High Courts issue separate notices to the Union Government asking why to levy the service tax on copyright services.
HT Media’s Hindustan Media Ventures Limited (HMVL) IPO oversubscribed 5.43 times with retail rallying for the IPO on the final day.
Superstar of the millennium Amitabh Bachchan announces to return on small screen with Kaun Banega Crorepati.
Videocon d2h lodges a police complaint with Mumbai Police against the fake websites using the Videocon d2h brand name.
Europe’s leading test and measurement rental supplier, Livingston opens its India office in the Delhi satellite city of Gurgaon.
World’s leading micro-blogging social networking website Twitter acquires an Indian business and career networking website - apnacircle.com.
Sri Adhikari Brothers launches a new channel Mastiii TV.
Social networking website ibibo.com announces a talent hunt for its first online serial.
Essel Group’s DTH arm Dish TV decides to go with Shahrukh Khan as its brand ambassador.
Two of the world’s most popular online properties YouTube and iPhone apps got hacked.
Airtel Digital TV launches the record program option via internet.
Disney launches a movie app exclusively for iPad owners.
Fox International Channels launches seven channels across genres in India.
Xinhua, the state-run news agency in China launches a 24x7 English language International news channel – CNC World.
Reliance ADAG’s RComm acquires Digicable, a leading multi-system operator.
ChrysCapital, a private equity firm offloads its entire equity of 6.36 percent in the cable giant Hathway Cable and Datacom Pvt Ltd.