Monday, 1 August 2011

August 2011

1/8/11 -- The European soccer event, Euro 2012, has moved away from ESPN Star Sports (ESS) to Neo Sports. The rights will be for the Indian subcontinent (India, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh, Nepal, Bhutan and Maldives).

9X Media launched its 24-hour contemporary Punjabi music channel, 9X Tashan.
Television broadcasters have objected to some of the changes in the Copyright (Amendment) Bill 2010 as it has excluded them from the ambit of the statutory licensing provisions.
Comsat Systems Pvt. Ltd (CNTPL) and providers of teleport based services Noida Software Technology Park Limited (NSTPL) have partnered to operate the commercial teleport at Hyderabad.
US-based investment firm Ruanne, Cunniff & Goldfard Inc has increased its holding in Zee News Ltd (ZNL) to 5.05 per cent which comes to 12.1 per cent share in the company.
Walt Disney got the clearance from the CCI to buy out the shares of UTV Software Communications.
MTNL and Shemaroo Entertainment joined hands for movie content on mobile, 3G and WAP.
Gemini Television has won awards across 22 categories out of 35 categories at the 7th Annual TV Awards organised by T Subbarami Reddy Lalitha Parishath and 41-year-old AP Cinegoers' Association.
The Election Commission has issued guidelines to the Chief Electoral Officers of all the states and Union Territories to deal with candidates' advertisements on television channels owned by political parties or their functionaries and office bearers during elections. These will come into effect immediately.
You Broadband and Cable India announced its association with online gaming company Zapak Digital Entertainment to provide full version PC games to its customers.
UTV Software Communications launched UTV Stars simultaneously in India and the Middle East.
ESPN Software India has filed an FIR against Mr.Pradeep.P representing Varnam Cable Network based out of Konni under Indian Copy right Act 1957 Sec 37, 51, 8/w 63 and 65. According to the FIR, Varnam Cable Network has illegally broadcast the signals of Star Cricket channel using a personal DTH set top box.
The Information and Broadcasting Ministry has held that certain episodes of the reality show 'Emotional Atyachaar', telecast on UTV Bindass, violate various provisions of the Programme Code and are not fit for unrestricted public exhibition.
TRAI of India, which had issued a consultation paper on "Mobile Value Added Services (MVAS)" on 21 July 2011, has extended the last date for receipt of comments from stakeholders to 23 August and counter comments to 30 August.
Discovery Networks Asia-Pacific has added its seventh channel to its kitty with the launch of Discovery Channel Tamil in India. A dedicated 24-hour channel, it will target Tamil speaking viewers in Tamil Nadu and the rest of the country.
The government has proposed to lift the ceiling on foreign direct investment (FDI) in the broadcasting sector, Minister of State for Information and Broadcasting CM Jatua told the Lok Sabha.
The Home Ministry has asked the Department of Telecommunication to ensure effective monitoring of social networking websites like Facebook and Twitter.
Samsung Electronics has launched its 3D Video-On-Demand (VOD) service for owners of Samsung Smart TVs. A total of more than 30 3D clips have been made available and it is free.
Allen & Overy LLP has sued Nimbus Communications Ltd. The UK. Law firm has claimed that Nimbus failed to pay some of its legal fees after delaying its initial public offering (IPO).
The Delhi High Court has directed the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) to inform to the court about their guidelines in relation to the rights of the broadcasters who have been granted permission to air the cricket matches across the world.
An episode from the reality show, 'Emotional Atyachaar", was viewed in the Delhi High court as the Chief Justice wanted to examine the allegation that the programme is vulgar.
Chrome NE launch in New Delhi to enable broadcasters to discover the yet unexplored goldmines of the northeast by tracking C&S households in all 8 states.
Sun TV Network, India's leading regional broadcaster, plans to launch six channels this fiscal and invest `1.6 billion towards purchase of movies for telecast rights.
MTV has turned 30, growing from a strong music channel brand to a youth positioning with content that includes reality shows. MTV launched its first broadcast with the words 'Ladies and gentlemen, rock and roll' on 1 August 1981.
The European soccer event, Euro 2012, has moved away from ESPN Star Sports (ESS) to Neo Sports. The rights will be for the Indian subcontinent (India, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh, Nepal, Bhutan and Maldives).


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