Tuesday, 1 February 2011

February 2011

1/2/11 -- Viacom18 Media has launched Colors and MTV India in Singapore as it seeks to rapidly expand on its international revenues.

28/2/11
The Union Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee presented the Union Budget for 2011 - 12 in the Parliament.
24/2/11
TRAI refused to accept the government’s view to put the D-Day on 31 March 2015 and instead opted for December 2013 for all cable operators to move to digital television signals. However, it could be extended by another six months.
24/2/11
Leeladhar Mandloi has been asked to hold charge as Director General of Doordarshan following the transfer of Aruna Sharma.
24/2/11
Direct-to-home (DTH) company Dish TV said that it has crossed 10 million subscribers.
24/2/11
HC has issued notice to the I&B and Home Ministries among others on a plea seeking a ban of the show “Emotional Atyachar”.
22/2/11
The Delhi High Court has refused to interfere with the decision of NDTV to terminate its agreement with MSM Discovery.
21/2/11
HC restrained all cable operators from unauthorised telecast of the ICC Cricket World Cup matches on their cable networks.
17/2/11
English business news channel CNBC-TV18 decided to stream Budget related programming on the YouTube channel throughout the month.
17/2/11
Dish TV announced the launch of 30 individual channels in High Definition.
17/2/11
The controversial Antrix-Devas deal, which reportedly could have resulted in the government spending up to $44 billion if it had been fully implemented apart from making available the S-band telecom spectrum to a private party, has been annulled.
16/2/11
The fourth edition of the Indian Premier League (IPL) will begin on 8 April.
15/2/11
SES World Skies a division of SES, has entered into a multi-year, multi-transponder agreement that covers all 12 Ku-band transponders on the India beam of the SES-7 satellite.
12/2/11
Filmy, Sahara One Media and Entertainment's Hindi movie channel, is kicking off several initiatives to mark its five-year run.
10/2/11
The Union Cabinet approved the amendments to the Press and Registration of Books (PRB) Act 1867 that seeks to bar terror convicts from bringing out a publication and come out with provisions relating to limits on foreign news content (syndication).
10/2/11
Big CBS Networks signed a deal with Chennai-based cable network SCV for carrying its channels in Chennai.
9/2/11
Tata Sky launches Tata Sky+ HD services at Rs 3,999, the new service will enable subscribers to record the telecast with 1080i HD picture quality and 7.1 Dolby digital sound.
9/2/11
Airtel Digital TV, the DTH service from Bharti Airtel, today said that it has crossed the milestone of five million subscribers.
9/2/11
TRAI proposed to the government a hefty increase in the price of 2G spectrum that service providers use for mobile telephony.
9/2/11
Travel Channel International has successfully migrated its Asia signal from Asiasat to Measat-3 satellite.
8/2/11
International gaming channel Ginx TV and lifestyle channel Zee Trendz have collaborated to bring console gaming content to Indian television for the first time ever.
8/2/11
The Japanese public broadcaster NHK and Qatar-based broadcaster Al Jazeera Children's Channel (JCC) have signed a new co-production agreement to strengthen their collaboration on major offerings over the coming five years.
8/2/11
Information and Broadcasting Minister Ambika Soni led a delegation of the entertainment industry in a meeting with Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee, she handed to him a list of the demands from her Ministry.
7/2/11
Broadcasters and multi-system operators (MSOs) met Telecom Regulatory and Authority of India (TRAI) chairman JS Sarma and other senior officials to discuss issues relating to digitisation, addressability and interconnectivity.
7/2/11
Cricket Power, the official game based on ICC World Cup Cup 2011, has been launched by Zapak Games.
7/2/11
Viacom has acquired a minority interest in Rainbow Group, a privately-owned kids animation company based in Italy.
5/2/11
T-Series has sent a legal notice to ETC Network for telecasting songs and footage of the upcoming film Patiala House.
5/2/11
While accepting the recommendation of the Telecom Regulatory Authority of India that there should be no cap on the number of satellite broadcasting channels to be permitted to be downlinked or uplinked from India, the government has proposed that the networth requirement of Non News and Current Affairs channels and downlinking of channels may be increased from Rs 15 million to Rs 50 million and enhanced by Rs 25 million for each additional channel.
4/2/11
Comcast announced its Xfinity TV service that enables customers to watch TV programmes directly on the iPad.
4/2/11
IMG-Reliance awarded Mahuaa Khobor the exclusive rights to broadcast I-League matches, for the 2010/2011 season.
4/2/11
Telugu TV network Maa TV Network has launched a movie and a kids channel ie Maa Movies and Maa Junior.
3/2/11
Dish TV aligned with ‘Aadhaar’ – A 12- digit unique number which the Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI) is issuing to all residents of India.
1/2/11
The Delhi High Court has said that payment to foreign satellite companies are not liable to tax. The court, thus, gave relief to Hong Kong based-satellite operator AsiaSat, in a ruling that will help broadcast companies.
1/2/11
Disney XD partnered with content aggregator Apalya TV to make its shows available on all leading mobile networks.
1/2/11
Viacom18 Media has launched Colors and MTV India in Singapore as it seeks to rapidly expand on its international revenues.
Source: http://cablequest.org/important-information/important-events/item/2307-february-2011.html

Source: http://cablequest.org/important-information/important-events/item/2307-february-2011.html

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