Saturday, 1 October 2011

October 2011

01/10/11 --  TDSAT organized a seminar on Complaint redressal mechanism in broadcasting sector at Chandigarh.

31/10/119X Jhakaas, the first Marathi music channel with a tagline of 'Aai Shapaath' launched.
30/10/11The first Indian Formula-1 motor sports held in Noida, Uttar Pradesh.he 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.
25/10/11Following the approval of President Pratibha Devisingh Patil to the ordinance to make digitisation of cable services mandatory by 2014, the I&B Ministry has set in motion the process to put the infrastructure in place for meeting the deadlines.
25/10/11A scheme for creation of a National Optical Fibre Network (NOFN) for providing Broadband connectivity to Panchayats at a cost of `200 billion for the initial phase was approved by the Union Cabinet.
24/10/11Sun18 Media Services has introduced three of its channels Colors, CNBCTV18 Prime and History Channel - in high-definition (HD) formats.
24/10/11Times Television Network has launched its three channels - Times Now, ET Now and Zoom - in the UAE. The channels will be available on Etisalat platform.
24/10/11Although the Information and Broadcasting Ministry has issued 349 letter of intent for setting up community radios in the country, only 115 organizations have operationalised their radio stations.
22/10/11Aamir Khan is making his debut on the small screen as a talk show host for Star India's network channels in eight languages.
20/10/11ESPN Star Sports has acquired the broadcast rights of Karp Group Hong Kong Cricket Sixes for a three-year period starting with the 2011 edition.
18/10/11Darsh Digital, an independent cable operator in Patna, has digitised its cable Network using NDS CAS solution.
18/10/11The Supreme Court has sought an explanation from the Uttar Pradesh government for granting tax exemption to the company organising Formula 1 event in Greater Noida.
18/10/11Uday Kumar Varma, who had earlier served as special secretary in the I&B Ministry, was appointed as secretary.
16/10/11Sun TV Network, launched Kochu TV, a Malayalam kids channel.
15/10/11JAK Communications, an independent cable TV provider in Chennai, has selected an end-to-end solution from NDS to enable the launch of its digital pay-TV platform.
13/10/11The Cabinet cleared the proposal for an ordinance to commence work on digitisation of cable television. The ordinance seeks to amend the CATV Networks (Regulation) Act to meet the 31 March 2012 deadline for digitisation in the four metros.
12/10/11Star Plus is India's first Hindi GEC to launch applications for iPhone and iPad in India and over 120 countries around the world.
11/10/11Under fire from broadcasters for its decision to recast policy guidelines for TV, the Information and Broadcasting Ministry has said no final decision would be taken without addressing the apprehensions of broadcasters.
10/10/11Arvind Kumar, Joint Secretary (Broadcasting) in the I&B Ministry, has been asked to stay on 'until further orders'. Earlier, he was asked to take over as the chief vigilance officer in the National Buildings Construction Corporation from 1 October.
Renowned ghazal singer Jagjit Singh passed away at the Hospital at 8.10 am after suffering a terrible haemorrhage.
08/10/11Zenit-3SLB vehicle has successfully launched the Intelsat 18 satellite from the Baikonur Space Center in Kazakhstan.
07/10/11The licence of TV channels who violate the Programme and Advertisement Code on five occasions or more will not be renewed. The Union Cabinet approved the stricter norms that included the net worth criteria for media companies.
07/10/11The promoters of leading Tamil daily Dina Thanthi are buying out Metronation Chennai Television, a joint venture company between NDTV Ltd. and Kasturi and Sons Ltd. (publishers of Hindu newspaper), for a total consideration of `150 million.
05/10/11Justice Markandey Katju, retired judge of the Supreme Court, has been appointed chairman of the Press Council of India.
04/10/11Intel Capital has invested in India's TV channel guide What's-On-India, demonstrating its confidence in a new media startup.
04/10/11Ten Sports, operated by Taj TV, has renewed its exclusive rights for the 2012-15 UEFA Champions League and Uefa Europa League. It has also acquired the broadcasting rights of the IMG Reliance's I-League for 2011-2012 season.
03/10/11Senior Indian Administrative Service officer Jawhar Sircar is to hold additional charge as Secretary in the Information and Broadcasting Ministry. Sircar succeeds Raghu Menon, who superannuated on 30 September.
03/10/11Cable & Satellite (C&S) and Internet sectors are continuously showing robust growth in reach. As per the IRS 2011 Q2 data, C&S reach has gone up by 15.3 per cent CAGR and Internet by 36.3 per cent, according to the second quarter IRS data released by Media Research Users Council (MRUC) and Hansa Research.
01/10/11TDSAT organized a seminar on Complaint redressal mechanism in broadcasting sector at Chandigarh.


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