Friday, 1 October 2010

October 2010


1/10/10 -- Fashion TV's FTV HD has selected RRsat Global Communications Network for providing uplink, playout and connectivity services.


31/10/10
Maestro A R Rahman, who has already achieved a first by getting an Oscar for his music in Slumdog Millionaire, is recipient of this year's Indira Gandhi Award for National Integration.
28/10/10
Neo Broadcast America, a group company of Nimbus Communications, has entered into an agreement with US cable company Comcast to launch Neo Cricket.
28/10/10
Videocon d2h, the direct-to-home (DTH) company promoted by Videocon Group, has crossed two million subscribers.
26/10/10
Big CBS network, a joint venture between Reliance Broadcast Network Ltd and CBS Studios International, has done a carriage and placement deal with cable TV distribution company Digicable. As part of the deal, at launch, Digicable will distribute the three channels - Big CBS Prime, Big CBS Spark and Big CBS Love - on its platform.
26/10/10
Disney Channel content will be available on mobile and data card service starting 27 October. The channel has entered into a deal with Apalya TV, the content aggregator for mobile TV services, for this purpose.
25/10/10
Prasar Bharati CEO BS Lalli claimed that the final contract with the UK partner SIS Live for telecast of Commonwealth Games was Rs 2.46 billion, well within the contract amount of Rs 2.53 billion finalised by the government in 2008.
25/10/10
Time TV Network has signed a distribution deal with Zuku Cable and DTH for launching its channels in African countries.
22/10/10
UTStarcom is acquiring a 75 per cent interest in Stage Smart for $ 30 million, a deal that will enable it to provide technology and service platforms to state-owned media company Cristar.
21/10/10
Hungama Game Studio, partnered with Imade Games for user generated content in casual games.
21/10/10
GlobeCast announced the launch of Fashion One HD on its MEASAT-3 high definition (HD) platform.
16/10/10
Vodafone Essar selected Nokia Siemens Networks to supply, implement and manage its 3G network in six of the nine circles Tamil Nadu, Gujarat, Maharashtra, Uttar Pradesh (East), rest of West Bengal and Haryana
14/10/10
Eros International has signed a multi-film network syndication deal with Zeel worth Rs 640 million.
14/10/10
 Agra-based MSO Sea TV Network closed its debut listing day on the BSE at a six per cent premium over its IPO price of Rs 100.
13/10/10
Tata Sky has been directed by the Gujarat High Court to deposit entertainment tax for the quarter ended June.
13/10/10
Upping the ante against the participation of Pakistani contestants Veena Malik and Begum Nawazish Ali in Bigg Boss, cable operators decided to black out Colors in Mumbai, Thane and Kalyan on request of Shiv Sena.
13/10/10
A dividend cheque of Rs 2.86 million was presented to Information and Broadcasting Minister Ambika Soni by the Broadcast Engineering Consultants India Ltd. (BECIL) for the financial year ended 31 March 2010.
13/10/10
Videocon D2H, the direct-to-home arm of the Videocon Group, has acquired the telecast rights for 12 UTV movies.
12/10/10
The ICC Global Cricket Academy (ICC GCA), based at Dubai Sports City, was officially launched.
12/10/10
MTV India, the youth channel from the Viacom18, has announced the launch of three new shows on multiple latforms.
11/10/10
Asiasat and International Launch Services (ILS) have announced a contract for the launch of AsiaSat 7 satellite.
11/10/10
The Indian Premier League, gets a major shake up as India's cricket board has scrapped the franchisee agreements of Rajasthan Royals and Kings XI Punjab for reaching ownership rules.
9/10/10
The government has cleared What's on India Media's Rs 22.4 million foreign direct investment proposal.
8/10/10
Rajeev Takru, a senior Indian Administrative Officer, appointed as the new Additional Secretary in the Information and Broadcasting Ministry in place of Uday Kumar Verma.
7/10/10
Comcast International Media Group (CIMG), Asia Pacific, has inked licensing deals totaling 400 hours in Australia, China, Malaysia, New Zealand, The Philippines and South Korea.
7/10/10
BBC Worldwide announced the relaunch of its channel websites with the unveiling of a brand new consumer site for its preschool property, CBeebies.
6/10/10
Star India's movie channel, Star Gold, is being launched in the US on DirecTV.
6/10/10
Turner has entered into a content partnership with Tata Sky to offer a linear branded block for kids.
6/10/10
Google has announced partnerships for its Google TV service with several media companies like CNBC, HBO etc.
6/10/10
The TRA I has said in its quarterly report that India has over 23.77 million DTH subscribers as of 30 June.
3/10/10
DQ Entertainment signed a new co-production agreement for with ZDF Group (Germany).
3/10/10
Fox International Channels (FIC) has picked up the the rights to the ultiplatform property, The Booth At The End.
3/10/10
Den subsidiary IME Networks has entered into a joint venture partnership with BFTV LLC, broadcasters of BabyFirst, the international television channel for babies, toddlers and parents.
1/10/10
Fashion TV's FTV HD has selected RRsat Global Communications Network for providing uplink, playout and connectivity services.
Source: http://cablequest.org/important-information/important-events/item/2310-october-2010.html


Source: http://cablequest.org/important-information/important-events/item/2310-october-2010.html

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