1/9/10 -- A Panel under the Ministry of Information and Broadcasting recommends amendment to the Cable Television Networks (Regulation) Act, 1995 to stop piracy in the country.
Latens, a leader in software CAS opened its office in Hyderabad. Also announced it deal with Dish TV Nepal, a DTH operator of Nepal.
Sandeep Goyal's Mogae Group acquired a 20 per cent stake in the Sanjeev Kapoor owned company, Turmeric Ventures which intends to launch a cookery channel.
Sea TV Network's IPO was subscribed 1.38 times on the very first day, according to data available on NSE site.
Television format creator and distributor Endemol entered into an agreement with Platinum Films to acquire the broadcast and worldwide ancillary rights to the 26 half-hour animated children’s series, Matt Hatter Chronicles.
Eminent Hindi writer and journalist Kanhaiya Lal Nandan 77, passed away in Mumbai. Nandan had worked as editor of Parag, Sarika and Dinman magazines.
The Delhi High Court said that sting operations are not unethical, saying ‘citizens can act as agent provocateurs to bring out and expose and uproot corruption’. Justice S N Dhingra quashed criminal proceedings against Aniruddha Bahal and Sushasini Raj who used this method to unearth the `cash-for-query' scam involving MPs in 2005.
Sun Direct gets FIPB nod for Astro to up stake in Sun Direct from 20 per cent to 35 per cent.
Tata Sky has teamed up with Hungama Digital Media to launch its interactive gaming service Actve Games, which will have over 50 new games.
AIR launches new FM channel AIR 100.1 Delhi FM, for Commonwealth Games.
Taj Television India, part of the Zee Group, has announced the launch of Ten Action+, another addition to its bouquet of Ten Sports.
Travel portal Arzoo.com has launched a site for the convenience of the tourists/visitors of commonwealth games in Delhi.
Viacom18 launched its Hindi general entertainment channel Colors on the Pehla satellite packages across the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region.
STAR CJ Alive, India's premium 24-hour home shopping channel kicks–off celebrations.
GlobeCast has announced that ESPN Star Sports (ESS) has become the first client for its new fibre connectivity from GlobeCast’s Parkview Square facility in Singapore to Astro in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
Latens, has joined hands with Noida Software Technology Park Ltd (NSTPL) to offer Latens CAS to Indian Broadcasters through the NSTPL Teleport.
Astro All Asia Networks has agreed to acquire 49 per cent stake in NDTV Lifestyle Holdings for $40 million.
India’s leading cable network Digicable Network (India) decides to absorb its all cable TV subsidiaries spread across the country.
Reliance Broadcast Network’s recently formed joint venture with CBS Studios International – Big CBS announces its tie-up with DTH operator Big TV to carry Big CBS channels on its platform.
IndusInd Media & Communications Ltd which runs cable networks under the name of Incable and Digicable made parties in the case related to tariff order passed by TRAI for digital addressable systems on July 21, 2010.
Bangladesh announces to launch its own broadcast satellite.
One of the leading news agencies, Agence France-Presse (AFP) becomes the world’s first news agency to go HD as it has launched its new High-Definition video service.
With a tag of ‘No Conditions Apply’, Tata Sky slashes its STB rate to Rs 999.
Eros International Media Ltd is eyeing the social media space for distributing movies.
The Central Administrative Tribunal reverses the appointment of 25 journalists to be inducted into DD News.
The Supreme Court asks the Minister for Communication and IT A Raja to answer charges of irregularities in 2G spectrum allocation.
Essel Group’s sports channel Zee Sports announces to get a new brand identity as the channel is going to be rechristened as ‘Ten Action’, soon.
Google steps into the business of live-streaming as its video-sharing website YouTube has gone experimental with the live-streaming business.
China Central Television (CCTV) has announced to purchase its first foreign TV format from international TV format distributor Fremantle Media.
Bharat Sanchar Nigam Limited (BSNL) announces to begin providing the Mobile Number Portability (MNP) to its subscribers from October 31, 2010 as set by the Government.
Media Content & Communications Services (MCCS) India, a 74:26 joint venture company between ABP TV and Star News Broadcasting, launches two of Star’s regional channels – Star Ananda, a Bengali channel and Star Majha, a Marathi channel in the US and Canada markets.
After launching a Bengali general entertainment channel, Mahuaa Media launches another Bengali channel – Mahuaa Khobor, a Bengali news channel.
RComm, GTL deal to create world’s largest telecom infrastructure company called-off.
China launches a new satellite – SinoSat-6 in the space to enhance its broadcast capabilities.
SureWaves announces its partnership with Asianet Cable Vision to launch spot TV offering for advertising on cable TV channels.
A Panel under the Ministry of Information and Broadcasting recommends amendment to the Cable Television Networks (Regulation) Act, 1995 to stop piracy in the country.