Friday, 1 April 2011

April 2011


1/4/11 -- The Times of India has entered into the world of applications (apps) with the launch of iPad, iPhone, Android and BlackBerry applications.


29/4/11
The I&B ministry has decided to make changes in the FDI to aid the process of digitalization.
28/4/11
Reliance Big TV moved the Supreme Court against the Telecom Dispute Settlement and Appellate Tribunal’s order, overturning the sector regulator TRAI’s directive to broadcasters to charge DTH service providers only 35 percent of the rate paid by cable operators.
28/4/11
Information and Broadcasting Minister Ambika Soni urged the media to avoid sensationalism and trivialising important news in the pursuit of commercial interests.
21/4/11
MSM Discovery issued a notice to Hathway Cable & Datacom threatening to disconnect the signals of its bouquet of channels if the MSO fails to renew the contract before 12 May2011.
19/4/11
UP State Government has made it mandatory for all Cable Operators in the State to register themselves with District Authorities paying an annual license fee of Rs. 2400/ and in addition Rs.100 per connection per year with immediate effect. According to a Notification No. KA. NI.-6-397/XI-M(3)/09 – Uttar Pradesh Cinemas (Regulation) Act, 1955-3-1956 – 2011 – Order – (03) 2011, dated 31 March, 2011.
19/4/11
Maharashtra government has asked for an entertainment tax of Rs 150 million for the 16 Indian Premier League (IPL) matches to be played in the state.
18/4/11
The Supreme Court has stayed the directive by the TDSAT setting aside the notification by TRAI fixing 35 per cent of the rates paid by cable operators for TV channels. The Apex court has ordered a new tariff formula for all digital addressable platforms, which is 42 per cent of the non-CAS tariffs.
15/4/11
TDSAT rejected a petition by the Pune based MSO’s ICC against Ten Sports seeking directions that the sports channel must provide digital signal to it on voluntary CAS basis.
15/4/11
Star India has launched the high-definition feed of Star Plus, Star Gold, Star movies, Star World and NGC channel.
13/4/11
The Information and Broadcasting Ministry has in its final report decided that digitisation of addressable cable systems will be completed in the country by December 2014.
12/4/11
Ten Sports bag rights of IAAF.
11/4/11
Hungama Digital Media, designed an online game for Videocon mobile services Zero Collector.
11/4/11
Reliance Digital TV (RDTV), known as Big TV, has launched an exclusive educational interactive service – iKids.
11/4/11
Television channel Distributor Star Den issued a notice to IndusInd Media and Communications Pvt ltd. For not signing a subscription agreement.
11/4/11
RBN launched Big Magic channel.
11/4/11
Sun Direct the DTH player will bring the IPL season in high-definition (HD) feed.
11/4/11
GlobeCast announced that it concluded a five-year contract with Eutelsat Communications for a third transponder on its Eurobird™ 9A satellite, which will carry a full HD DVB-S2 platform.
8/4/11
ESPN as well as ESPN2, ESPNU and ESPN3.com are now available to Time Warner Cable, Bright House Networks and Verizon FiOS TV subscribers in the US via the new ‘WatchESPN’ App for iPad, iPhone and iPod touch.
7/4/11
CCI rejects interoperability for DTH - DTH operators like Tata Sky, Reliance Big TV, ZEE’s DishTV and Bharti’s Airtel heaved a sigh of relief when the Competition Commission of India said they have not indulged in unfair trade practices by denying nearly 20 millions users an option to change operator.
7/4/11
Viacom18 has entered into a distribution partnership with Virgin Media to launch its flagship Hindi general entertainment channel Colors on their cable platform.
6/4/11
Airtel digital TV, the DTH service from Bharti Airtel, has added two new interactive services - iDarshan and iGoodlife to its interactive offerings.
5/4/11
The $7.5-billion China-headquartered Changhong Group is setting up a joint venture company to manufacture set-top boxes (STBs) in India.
5/4/11
Times Television Network's Bollywood entertainment channel Zoom has launched in Mauritius, after signing a carriage agreement with Mauritius Broadcasting Corporation.
2/4/11
The International Cricket Council (ICC) decided to allow the news channels to cover the final of the cricket World Cup on 2 April.
1/4/11
The Times of India has entered into the world of applications (apps) with the launch of iPad, iPhone, Android and BlackBerry applications.
Source: http://cablequest.org/important-information/important-events/item/2305-april-2011.html


Source: http://cablequest.org/important-information/important-events/item/2305-april-2011.html

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