Tuesday, 1 March 2011

March 2011


1/3/11 -- Penthouse announces the launch of another first: Penthouse 3D – the first Pan European 3D formatted adult channel.


31/3/11
Indian government approved the proposal for tax exemption to the International Cricet Council (ICC) for income from the ongoing cricket world cup.The financial implication will be of about Rs 450 million.
30/3/11
The Foreign Investments Promotion Board (FIPB) has permitted G+J International Magazines GmbH of Germany to induct Rs 73.5 million in foreign equity for the purpose of publishing and sale of speciality and lifestyle magazines.
29/3/11
NDTV announced its five-year ad sales deal with Star India.
29/3/11
ICC bars news channels from World Cup match coverage.
28/3/11
Idea Cellular announced the launch of its 'Gold Standard' 3G services.
24/3/11
NDS announced that it has partnered with Huawei telecom solutions supplier to enable the delivery of the latest High Definition video-on-demand (VoD) digital-TV solutions to Wenzhou Cable (a branch of China Cable Network) subscribers.
24/3/11
Shemaroo Entertainment has acquired the regional content both audio and video content rights in more than 20 languages including Gujarati, Marathi, Punjabi, Rajasthani, Bengali and Telugu.
21/3/11
Sun TV Network has signed a multi-year, multi-transponder contract with Intelsat SA, the fixed satellite services provider, for C-band capacity on the recently launched Intelsat 17 satellite (IS-17).
21/3/11
Big CBS love channel launched by Reliance Broadcast Network Ltd.
18/3/11
The Board for Cricket Control in India received the green signal from the Supreme Court to commence the bidding of global telecast rights for T20 Indian Premier League (IPL) starting 8 April.
15/3/11
(DTH) service provider Videocon d2h has launched a High Definition - Digital Video Recorder with 3D technology.
15/3/11
ESPNF1, ESPN's dedicated Formula One website, is launching free iPhone, Android and Nokia mobile applications.
14/3/11
Bharti Airtel, the leading telecommunications company, launched Airtel broadband TV. The service offers 28 live TV channels.
14/3/11
Hathway Cable & Datacom Ltd launched its Hindi music channel, Hathway Music on its Digital Cable Network.
14/3/11
The NBA condemned the attack on media persons during the Million March on the Tank Bund on 10 March in Hyderabad.
10/3/11
NDS, the technology solutions provider for digital pay-TV, has launched Infinite TV Exchange, the first global B2B content marketplace and delivery system.
10/3/11
After tying up with Facebook, Warner Bros. has announced that it will be offering some of its films on Facebook that can be purchased using Facebook Credits.
9/3/11
Indiatimes 58888, the mobile division of the Internet and mobile content service provider Times Internet (TIL), has acquired exclusive mobile and Internet rights of Sarthak Music.
8/3/11
Sony has announced the acquisition of Hawk-Eye, a UK based company that provides tracking technology to sports events.
8/3/11
The IPL, a sub-committee of the BCCI, invited bids in respect of global Internet & mobile rights.
8/3/11
Imagine TV has been issued a show cause notice by the I & B Ministry against the serial ‘Armaano ka balidan – Arakshan', which the Ministry feels is violative of the programme and advertising codes.
8/3/11
YouTube has acquired web video production company Next New Networks. for an undisclosed amount.
7/3/11
Being on a buying spree, AOL Inc. has completed the acquisition of the online news site The Huffington Post for $315 million.
7/3/11
Home Appliances and Consumer Electronics brand Haier launched their new range of 3D LED TV in India.
5/3/11
I & B Additional Secretary Rajiv Takru, Joint Secretary Arvind Kumar, and Deputy Secretary KS Rejimohan took the meeting where the cable operators and multi-system operators (MSOs) gave their points of view on digitalisation.
5/3/11
Shemaroo Entertainment acquired the exclusive mobile rights of Bigg Toss, a cricket-based reality show.
4/3/11
The CBI conducted raids at four places including the residence and office of suspended Prasar Bharati Chief Executive Officer B S Lalli, following the filing of a first information report against him for financial irregularities relating to award of the broadcasting contract for the Commonwealth Games to the British SIS Live.
4/3/11
NDTV completed the sale of 49 per cent stake in NDTV Lifestyle Holdings Pvt Ltd to Astro All Asia Networks Plc. for $40 million.
3/3/11
SET Asia has been launched on CenturyLink Prism TV, a 100 per cent digital TV service in USA.
3/3/11
Social network ibibo.com has launched a cricket game on their site called CricEx. This is a virtual trading game where one can buy and sell shares of their favourite cricket players instead of shares of companies.
2/3/11
RBNL, Star India and Indian Music Academy joined hands to launch an integrated music award property, Big Star IMA Awards.
1/3/11
ESPN Star Sports (ESS) and Cooliris have announced a partnership that allows cricket fans to enjoy the on-going cricket World Cup with a behind-the-scenes look at the event using LiveShare by Cooliris.
1/3/11
Penthouse announces the launch of another first: Penthouse 3D – the first Pan European 3D formatted adult channel.
Source: http://cablequest.org/important-information/important-events/item/2306-march-2011.html


Source: http://cablequest.org/important-information/important-events/item/2306-march-2011.html

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