Tuesday, 1 November 2011

November 2011

1/11/11 -- Airtel Digital TV, the DTH service from Bharti Airtel, has added 15 more channels to its offering taking the total channel count to 262. The DTH platform has added four high definition (HD) channels taking its true HD channel count to 11.

An inter-ministerial committee (IMC) headed by Information and Broadcasting Ministry Additional Secretary Rajiv Takroo has been set up to finalise the details of the e-auction for the third phase of FM Radio in the country.
To end the era of analog transmission in the cable TV, an amended Cable TV Networks (Regulation) Act 1995 in the Lok Sabha has been introduced to make digitalisation mandatory.
The Government has permitted Dish TV India to increase foreign equity to the extent of `9.8 billion.
Vh1 has bagged the rights for the 69th Golden Globe Awards 2012 and music's biggest night - The Grammy Awards, 2012.
Delhi High Court issues notice to Star India on copyright infringement on a petition filed by writer musician Manish Kumar.
James Murdoch resigns from newspaper boards in the UK.
The Madras High Court has put a stay on the Tamil Nadu state government's decision of imposing a 30 per cent entertainment tax on the DTH services in the State.
Essel Group founder Subhash Chandra becomes the first indian to received the 2011 International Emmy Directorate Award.
The Government has decided to own and operate a countrywide broadband network with an optical fibre base through which different operators could provide a range of services, Minister of State for Communications and Information and Technology Milind Deora said.
Zee Group chairman Subhash Chandra has announced the creation of a $250 million content development, production, co-production and acquisition fund for Veria Living in the US.
Al Jazeera English tied up with Dish TV to expand its reach in India.
The Supreme Court has refused to give any relief in the defamation case filed by retired SC judge PB Sawant. Against Times Global Broadcasting, demanding a compensation of `100 crores.
Notification on implementing mandatory digitalisation in Cable TV by Dec 2014 issued.
Taj Television has bagged the worldwide television rights for Zimbabwe cricket till 2019. The value of the deal is $20 million.
The date for receipt of feedback on the draft New Telecom Policy has been extended to 9 December to ‘accord adequate time for wider consultation’.
The government has been pressing for a new set of guidelines to check misleading ads. Ad industry watchdog ASCI wants to collaborate with the other stakeholders, including the government, to seek solutions that would make the self-regulatory mechanisms more effective and efficient.
Ten Sports has retained the broadcasting rights for the FIH Champions Challenge and Champions Trophy that will be played at Johannesburg from 26 November - 4 December.
Hathway Cable & Datacom has become the first national multi-system operator (MSO) to launch high definition service.
Zee Entertainment Enterprises Ltd (Zeel) and Pakistan Television (PTV) jointly bid and bagged the four-year telecast rights to the International Cricket Council (ICC) events for the Pakistan territory.
Media Pro Enterprises, the joint venture for television channels distribution formed between Zee Turner and Star Den, has come under the scrutiny of the Competition Commission of India. The Commission has found prime facie evidence that the alliance between leading media conglomerates Star India and Zee Group could lead to abuse of dominant position.
Neo Broadcast America has entered into an agreement with Time Warner Cable to launch the 24-hour sports channel, Neo Cricket in New York City.
The News Broadcasters Association (NBA) has urged Prime Minister Manmohan Singh to ask Press Council of India chairman Justice Markanday Katju to "exercise restraint on commenting upon areas which are outside his jurisdiction".
The FICCI has recommended that there should be a uniform VAT rate applicable across the country to mobile handsets, at a uniform rate of four per cent in the upcoming goods and services tax (GST) regime.
Ten Sports has signed a long term deal with Machdar Motorsports for the i1 Super Series. The event, which kicks off in January 2012, will be a motorsports league comprising of eight franchises.
The Supreme Court has dismissed the interlocutory application filed by Asianet against ESPN Software India.
Airtel Digital TV, the DTH service from Bharti Airtel, has added 15 more channels to its offering taking the total channel count to 262. The DTH platform has added four high definition (HD) channels taking its true HD channel count to 11.

Source: http://cablequest.org/important-information/important-events/item/2298-november-2011.html

Source: http://cablequest.org/important-information/important-events/item/2298-november-2011.html

No comments:

Post a Comment

Can Infrastructure be Shared in Broadcasting Sector

Broadcasting Industry today has grown to an enormous size in the country. Each Distribution Platform Operator (DPO) retransmits on an ave...