Thursday, 1 September 2011

September 2011

1/9/11 -- MSM launched its music channel Sony Mix.

28/9/11India and China are the most poorly regulated markets for pay TV, says a report from the Cable and Satellite Broadcasting Association of Asia (CASBAA).
28/9/11The Information and Broadcasting Ministry is actively working with the Health and Family Welfare Ministry to find ways to prevent glamourisation of smoking in cinema and television.
28/9/11Shemaroo Entertainment is planning to raise `1.15 billion via an initial public offering (IPO). Shemaroo has filed its draft red herring prospectus (DRHP) with the Securities & Exchange Board of India (Sebi).
26/9/11The government is working on an ordinance to speed up digitisation of the cable and satellite television industry.
26/9/11Leeladhar Mandloi, a senior officer of the Indian Broadcasting (Programme) Service, has been made the Director General of All India Radio.
26/9/11The News Broadcasters Association (NBA) has put a bar on live telecast of any fresh footage from general entertainment channels, even as it says that a Designated News Broadcaster may broadcast a maximum of eight minutes of 'Fresh GE Footage per News Day', though it may be repeated as specified.
21/9/11NDTV Group executive vice chairman KVL Narayan Rao has been re-appointed president of the News Broadcasters Association (NBA) for 2011-12.
20/9/11Ten Sports has bagged the television production and broadcasting rights of the Mena Golf Tour.
20/9/11Star India chief executive officer Uday Shankar has been re-elected president of the Indian Broadcasting Foundation (IBF) for the second term.
16/9/11WWE is getting its mobile content to India. For this purpose, it has tied up with gaming company, UTV Indiagames.
15/9/11The Election Commission of India has asked the Centre to impose a minimum punishment of two years to anyone found guilty of indulging in the malaise of paid news.
14/9/11The Tamil Nadu assembly passed a Bill to impose 30% entertainment tax on DTH and 25% tax on IPL cricket being played in Chennai.
13/9/11The Broadcast Content Complaints Council (BCCC) has adjourned hearing on complaints relating to UTV Bindass' reality show Emotional Atyachaar, as the matter is sub judice before Delhi High Court.
12/9/11Kaleidescape has launched an application for iPad, which introduces a new way to browse and select movies and music.
9/9/11Zee-controlled Taj Television Limited has renewed the Cricket South Africa (CSA) television rights for a period of eight years. The agreement with Taj Television covers the South African Cricket seasons from 2012/13 through to 2019/20.
7/9/11Prime Focus Technologies (PFT) has launched a new enterprise-class iPad Application.
6/9/11Sports Minister Ajay Maken said that The Parliament was informed that a case has been registered against the former chief executive officer of Prasar Bharati BS Lalli and a private individual in the case of award of contract by Prasar Bharati to a private company for telecast of the Commonwealth Games last year.
6/9/11Internet giant Google has acquired the digital coupons and incentives platform Zave Networks for an undisclosed amount.
UTV Software Communication said that its shareholders have agreed for voluntary delisting of equity shares from the stock exchanges.
5/9/11Minister of State for Information and Broadcasting S Jagathrakshakan admitted in Parliament that 19 state governments had been asked to allocate land free of cost to AIR for setting up the AIR FM channels.
5/9/11Doordarshan has successfully e-auctioned and allotted 26 slots to private broadcasters on the country's only free-to-air direct-to-home platform DD Direct Plus, bringing in `630 million.
5/9/11A CBI team from Hyderabad arrested the co-owners of Kannada news channel Janashree News, Galli Janaradhana Reddy and his brother-in-law BV Srinivasa Reddy. Janashree News started operations on 18 February this year.
3/9/11Doordarshan has begun arbitration proceedings against 84 agencies to get back a sum of `2.93 billion.
3/9/11Agra-based multi-system operator Sea TV is upgrading its infrastructure so that it can enhance its channel offerings.
2/9/11The Government has clarified that there is no proposal to make any changes in the Programme or Advertisement Codes stipulated under the Cable Television Networks (Regulation) Act 1995.
1/9/11MSM launched its music channel Sony Mix.


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