Sunday, 1 August 2010

August 2010


1/8/10 -- India’s second 24X7 TV shopping channel Star CJ launched.


26/8/10
Dish TV has crossed eight million subscribers and hopes to end the financial year closer to the 10-million mark.
26/8/10
Big TV is offering its high definition (HD) cum advanced digital video recorder (HD DVR) service for free on purchase of Samsung LED TV range.
25/8/10
Videocon d2h is offering 266 channels, the maximum number of channels provided by any DTH operator in India including regional language channels in Marathi, Bengali, Oriya, Punjabi, Telugu, Kannada, Malayalam and Tamil.
25/8/10
Satellite Channel Nepal, a pay-TV provider in the South Asia region, has chosen Latens software Cas for its direct-to-home (DTH) system in Nepal.
23/8/10
The Telecom Disputes Settlement and Appellate Tribunal (Tdsat) said that it would give interim directions on 31 August on the plea by broadcasters seeking the stay of the Tariff order on addressable systems including DTH issued by Trai on 21 July.
23/8/10
 The Bombay High court gave the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) two weeks to file a reply to a petition filed by World Sport Group (WSG). WSG dragged the BCCI to court in June after world cricket's richest body cancelled WSG's overseas rights to matches for the Indian Premier League (IPL).
23/8/10
Broadcasters have moved the Tdsat against the tariff order of TRAI in July for digital addressable systems including DTH.
21/8/10
Prasar Bharati is going to spend Rs 15.28 billion in its first phase of digitisation for Doordarshan and All India Radio (AIR) that is set for completion in 2013.
21/8/10
Virgin Mobile India, the youth focused mobile service brand, has partnered with the cross platform mobile applications store GetJar.
21/8/10
Malayalam general entertainment channel Amrita TV has inaugurated its official Malayalam website malayalam.amritatv.com on occasion of Chingam 1st, the Malayalam New Year day.
 
21/8/10
A total of 82 community radio stations have become operational in India, according to data available till 31 July said I&B state Minister CM Jatua.
20/8/10
TRAI issues Consultation Paper on Technical Interoperability of DTH Set Top Boxes.
18/8/10
Reliance ADAG’s Reliance Broadcast Network Ltd (RBNL) alongwith US media conglomerate CBS announce to launch three English channels during the festival season in October, this year.
18/8/10
Discovery Networks Asia Pacific announces to launch five more channels in India to become the biggest broadcaster in the English-Speaking Market in the country.
17/8/10
The Central Vigilance Commission (CVC) finds irregularities in broadcasting of sports events by Prasar Bharati.

15/8/10
The Supreme Court stays a TDSAT order rejecting a decision to keep commercial establishments outside the purview of cable price regulation, until further order.
12/8/10
Government collects Rs 1.26 billion in the form of license fee from DTH operators in the last financial year as against Rs 893 million in the previous year.
11/8/10
Delhi High Court decides to go with the interim order passed by the Telecom Disputes Settlement and Appellate Authority (TDSAT) over Viacom18 pull-out from distribution network MSM Discovery and Star Den.
10/8/10
Pakistan’s leading TV news channel Geo TV banned for broadcasting the defamatory news of President Asif Ali Zardari.
10/8/10
The Information and Broadcasting Ministry opposes TRAI’s idea to move onto digital by 2013.
10/8/10
 The Foreign Investment Promotion Board (FIPB) restrains Malaysia’s Astro to up its stakes in DTH major Sun Direct.
9/8/10
Search Engine giant Google acquires social technology company Slide for $200 million.

9/8/10
News Corp announces to sell-off its stakes in its three Chinese channels including Xing Kong, Xing Kong International and Channel V Mainland China, along with Fortune Star Chinese movie library.
9/8/10
 The Information and Broadcasting Ministry revokes the licenses given to 20 FM radio stations.
8/8/10
 Aircel enters the Punjab market with the launch of its GSM services across the state.
6/8/10
Taj Television India Pvt Ltd announces the launch of Ten Cricket - a dedicated 24-hour cricket channel. 
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6/8/10
INX Media Pvt Ltd, the company that owns music channel 9XM and Hindi GEC 9X rechristened to “9X Media Pvt Ltd”.
5/8/10
TRAI releases its recommendations on “Implementation of Digital Addressable Cable TV Systems in India.”
4/8/10
Independent News & Media (INM) exits Jagran Prakashan by selling-out its last and final tranche of 5.7% stakes in the publishing house for Rs 2.01 billion.
2/8/10
CBS Corp. enters into a ten-year content deal with Comcast Corp that allows the latter to re-transmit programming of CBS TV channels.
2/8/10
Minister of State for Information and Broadcasting CM Jatua informes the Parliament there are 264 applications for new TV channels pending with the Ministry till July 23, 2010.
1/8/10
 KM Mathew, Chief Editor, Malayala Manorama passes away in his hometown Kottayam in Kerala.
1/8/10
India’s second 24X7 TV shopping channel Star CJ launched.
Source: http://cablequest.org/important-information/important-events/item/2312-august-2010.html


Source: http://cablequest.org/important-information/important-events/item/2312-august-2010.html

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