Saturday, 1 January 2011

January 2011

1/1/11 -- Manav Entertainment & Media Pvt. Ltd. Launched a Hindi GEC Channel “ Me Home TV”.

31/1/11
Extension of date for receipt of comments and counter comments on TRAI’s Consultation paper on Issues related to Interconnection Regulation in Non- Addressable Cable TV Sector.The extended dates would be communicated shortly.
28/1/11
BCCL, entered into a joint venture with Yogesh Radhakrishnan, a cable & satellite industry veteran, to form a television channel distribution company named Media Network and Distribution (India) Ltd (MNDIL).
27/1/11
Times Television has become a member of CASBAA.
27/1/11
BBC will end its Hindi radio service in India after captivating listeners for 70 long years. The transmission would no longer be available in the sub-continent from 31 March 2011.
25/1/11
BBC Magazines announced that Good Food magazine has launched as a fully digital iPad app.
25/1/11
Cartoon Network acquired 10 children’s short-form series from Australian Children’s Television Foundation (ACTF).
24/1/11
Reliance Digital TV will offer their a la carte services in compliance with the TRAI regulations
22/1/11
Videocon d2h to launch a la carte services to meet the regulation, prescribed by the Telecom Regulatory Authority of India.
20/1/11
GIC will provide a Rs 6 billion terror and weather insurance cover for the Cricket World Cup to ESPN Star Sports (ESS).
20/1/11
Discovery will rebrand its Fit TV network to Discovery Fit and Health on 1 February.
20/1/11
UTV Global Broadcasting (UGBL) signed up with Malaysian IPTV platform HyppTV to carry its two channels - UTV Bindass and UTV Movies.
18/1/11
Airtel Digital TV, offering all the 198 linear channels at an a la carte basis to meet the regulation prescribed by the TRAI.
18/1/11
Movies Now, has launched its website www.moviesnow.co.in.
17/1/11
The Telecom Disputes Settlement and Appellate Tribunal (Tdsat) has issued a notice to the Information and Broadcasting Ministry seeking response over the alleged violations by channels in crossing the 12-minute cap of advertisement time  for a one-hour television programme. Tdsat will hear the matter on 14 February.
15/1/11
After the success of Kaun Banega Crorepati (KBC), Sony Entertainment Television has decided to continue its association with the show and its host Amitabh Bachchan. The channel has signed Bachchan for two more seasons of the show.
15/1/11
A division bench of the Delhi High Court has issued notice to NDTV for terminating channel distribution contract with MSM Discovery and switching over to Star Den. The court listed the matter for next hearing on 18 March.
15/1/11
The Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (Trai) has announced extension of the last date to 31 January for receiving the views of stakeholders on its consultation paper relating to interconnection regulation in non-addressable cable TV sector.

13/1/11
The Foreign Investment Promotion Board (FIPB) has approved AETN's proposal to invest Rs 225 million to subscribe to the equity shares of an Indian company engaged in uplinking and downlinking of non-news and current affairs channels. The JV plans to launch the popular factual entertainment AETN channels in India, including History and Bio among others.
13/1/11
Sun Direct has entered in an agreement with Measat Satellite Systems for additional capacity.Sun Direct, which earlier had two KU-band transponders on Measat, will add two more transponders, making Measat-3 the prime satellite for its DTH service.
12/1/11
The Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) has released a list of around 46,000 cable operators registered in the various Head Post Offices spread across the country.
11/1/11
Turner has sold its entire 51 per cent stake in Imagine Showbiz to joint venture partner Cinestar Advertising Pvt Ltd.
10/1/11
I & B Minister Ambika Soni said that the Council, set up earlier this year by the IBF and the Indian Society of Advertisers, should take note of the recommendations made by the TRP Committee headed by the FICCI Secretary General Amit Mitra.
10/1/11
Tata Sky has launched its package on an a la carte basis.
8/1/11
Multi Screen Media (formerly SET India) has entered into a strategic partnership with Apalya Technologies. With the partnership in place, shows from Sony Entertainment Television (SET) and Sab will now be available on the Apalya mobile TV platform.
4/1/11
Private direct-to-home (DTH) service providers have been given a time of two weeks by the Supreme Court to file their replies to the affidavit filed by the State of Madhya Pradesh in a dispute over levy of entertainment tax on DTH service providers.
4/1/11
The Gujarat High Court has directed all the direct-to-home (DTH) satellite TV service providers in the state to pay up entertainment tax for the July-September 2010 quarter with the state government.
4/1/11
Atul Maheswari, chairman and managing director of Amar Ujala group of newspapers, passed away in Gurgaon at the age of 55.
3/1/11
As directed by the Bombay High Court, Kings XI Punjab (KXIP) and Rajasthan Royals (RR) submitted their respective bank guarantees to stay as part of the Indian Premier League (IPL).
3/1/11
Information and Broadcasting Ministry additional secretary Rajiv Takru has been appointed the officiating CEO of Prasar Bharati, pending inquiry by a Supreme Court judge into alleged financial irregularities by BS Lalli who is under suspension.
1/1/11
Manav Entertainment & Media Pvt. Ltd. Launched a Hindi GEC Channel “ Me Home TV”.
Source: http://cablequest.org/important-information/important-events/item/2308-january-2011.html

Source: http://cablequest.org/important-information/important-events/item/2308-january-2011.html

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