Wednesday, 1 June 2011

June 2011

1/6/11 -- Zee Entertainment Enterprises Ltd (Zeel) chairman Subhash Chandra will receive the 2011 International Emmy Directorate Award at The International Emmy Awards Gala in New York on 21 November.

Dish TV hiked the price of its STB by `200 thus the STB would now cost `1390’.
The government has asked the Indian Broadcasting Foundation (IBF) and the News Broadcasting Association (NBA) to finalise within three weeks their strategy relating to surrogate advertisements.
Taj Television India said that police have raided premises of cable operators in three places each in Maharashtra and Gujarat on complaints filed by it.
IBN7 Lucknow bureau chief Salabh Mani Tripathi was release from jail.
The fifth edition of the Indian Premier League (IPL) will take place from 4 April- 27 May 2012.
Former Prasar Bharati chief executive officer BS Lalli has now been slapped with a money-laundering case by the Enforcement Directorate in connection with the awarding of `2.46 billion broadcast rights contract for the CWG.
Bharti Airtel launched new broadband plans, with a high-speed of up to 2 mbps download in its top 10 cities.
Hyderabad-based animation and gaming company, DQ Entertainment (DQE), has listed its shares on the NSE.
GN group launched two channels named GNN News and GNN Bhakti Channel.
ZEEL launched its new corporate identity with a tagline "Umeed Se Saje Jindagi" and a new aqua blue logo.
As per the IRS 2011 Q1 data, C&S reach has gone up by 17.9 per cent CAGR and Internet by 32.5 per cent. C&S total reach is up at 416.51 million, from 403.38 million in Q4 2010.
Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences in the United States has approached the Delhi High Court claiming infringement of their trademark. It has stated that Star Vijay TV was awarding a trophy which is similar to the Oscar.
Airtel digital TV, the DTH service by Bharti Airtel, launched a new interactive service iKisaan for the Hindi heartland viewers.
National Geographic Channel launches Tamil feed.
Senior crime reporter Jyotirmoy Dey was shot at by four assailants, reportedly from the underworld, near his home in Powai. Dey was working as Editor, Investigations, for the Mid-Day newspaper.
Taj Television India, said that police have raided Assam Cable Communication (ACC) premises in Guwahati and recorded the ongoing commission of illegal transmission of Ten Cricket through ACC's control room on a complaint filed by it.
Zee Entertainment Enterprises (Zeel)'s 24-hour golf channel, Ten Golf, is set to be launched in August.
The Madras High Court stayed criminal proceedings against Sun Network's chairman and MD Kalanithi Maran.
TRAI Chairman Dr JS Sarma deposes before the JPC on 2G scam.
Star India tied-up with Reliance Digital TV to offer its four high-definition (HD) format channels on the DTH platform. Star Plus and Star Movies will form part of a package, while Star Gold and Star World will be available only on a standalone basis.
HomeShop18, signed up with Sun Group's direct-to-home Sun Direct ,to expand its reach.
Animation firm DQ Entertainment (DQE) signed an agreement with German firm ZDF Enterprises (ZDFE) for a 3D animated series named 5 & IT.
Popular video streaming site YouTube has launched an exclusive online channel, 'YouTube Box Office', which will air a blockbuster movie every month.
The long-awaited clearance for the expansion of the DD Direct Plus, came through with the Prasar Bharati Board giving its approval for expansion to 200 channels by the end of the year.
Mahuaa Media acquired the regional telecast rights of the Brazilian Football League from sports marketing company Total Sports Asia (TSA). It will be aired on Mahuaa Bangla (GEC) and Mahuaa Khobor (Bengali news channel).
The Delhi High Court has passed a John Doe Order in favour of Taj Television which will restrain the cable operators from receiving and transmitting signals of the Ten Cricket channel without permission.
Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J. Jayalalithaa's government announced that private cable television will be 'nationalised' in the state, a move that is expected to hit the Maran family-run SCV that has a near monopoly in the state's cable business.
Bharti Airtel launched an on-demand home entertainment service, Airtel Movies, for its broadband customers.
Police raided a hotel Vesta International in Jaipur on the complaint of ESPN for allegedly pirating the signals of their channels without agreement and seized their equipment.
Percept Knorigin (PK), a digital media company incubated by Percept Limited, and Alcatel Lucent has signed an agreement to expand the distribution of digital entertainment content to subscribers in India.
Zee Entertainment Enterprises Ltd (Zeel) chairman Subhash Chandra will receive the 2011 International Emmy Directorate Award at The International Emmy Awards Gala in New York on 21 November.


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