3/1/12 -- Former Maharashtra Chief Minister Ashok Chavan's appeal challenging the probe by the Election Commission into the authenticity of his expenses during the 2009 state assembly polls allegedly involving paid news will be heard on 3 February.
Airtel Digital TV, the DTH service launched a new interactive educational service for kids, iKidsworld.
GTPL has taken a 51 per cent stake in V&S, a Dibrugarh-based multi-system operator (MSO).
Hyderabad-based Maa TV launched a Telugu general entertainment channel, Maa Gold.
GTPL the MSO plans to invest `1 billion and seed 500,000 digital STBs in Kolkata.
Viacom18 launched its sixth channel Comedy Central.
TV Guidance Company, What's-On-India, launched a new business vertical 'Television Street Maps' to keep an eye on day-to-day changes to TV channel availability.
The Bombay High Court has asked Nimbus Communications to either deposit an amount of `3.05 billion in the court or give a bank guarantee pending hearing of the dispute with BCCI.
Cartoon Network launched the first high-definition kids’ entertainment channel in South East Asia.
News agency Reuters announced the launch of Reuters TV, a new YouTube channel.
Eminent television journalist and Broadcast Editors Association Secretary General Pankaj Pachauri has been appointed Communications Advisor in the Prime Minister’s Office.
TRAI has extended the last date for stakeholder comments to 30 January and Counter comments by 6 February on its Consultation Paper on “Issues related to Implementation of Digital Addressable Cable TV Systems”.
Big CBS launched of its fourth channel, Spark Punjabi.
The Information and Broadcasting Ministry released a Charter for Citizens and Clients, fixing responsibility on officers for different functions and setting deadlines for processing any applications or queries.
Panasonic US and the NBC Sports Group will partner to make the London 2012 Olympic Games available in 3D to all US distributors who carry Olympic coverage on cable, satellite and telco.
Doordarshan has earned revenue of `736.1 million from the e-auction of 29 slots to private broadcasters on the country’s only free-to-air direct-to-home (DTH) platform, DD Direct Plus.
History TV18 launched its Gujarati feed. History TV18 is the first international channel to launch in Gujarati.
Google entered into a partnership with Wi-Fi provider O-Zone Networks (O-Zone) to encourage mobile internet usage.
The Government has permitted TV Vision Ltd, Mumbai, to bring in `2 billion by way of FDI/NRI to undertake the business of broadcasting a non-news and current affairs TV channel. TV Vision already operates music channel Mastiii.
Bharti Airtel has announced the launch of Comedy FM for its mobile users.
Raj Television Network has signed a lease agreement for C-band capacity on Asiasat 5 to broadcast a TV bouquet of 11 satellite channels in the Asia-Pacific region.
Den Networks started training of Cable Operators on Digitalisation gains.
Ten Sports has acquired the Pakistan broadcast rights for International cricket Council (ICC) cricket matches for the next three years as a sub-licensee of Pakistan Television Corporation (PTV).
The Delhi High Court has issued a permanent injunction forbidding any cable operator from illegally airing ESPN Star Sports’ ongoing telecast of India’s cricket tour to Australia.
BigFlicks launched India’s first online Movie on Demand service, BigFlix Plus.
Comcast Corp, the largest US cable operator, has reached a comprehensive 10-year programming carriage deal for TV, Web and handheld devices with Walt Disney Co.
Viacom18, which runs Hindi GEC Colors, has offloaded 500 of its Hindi movie titles to Star India for an estimated `4.5 billion.
The Kalanithi Maran-owned media conglomerate has launched four action movie channels, all the channels - Sun Action in Tamil, Gemini Action in Telugu, Suriyan TV in Kannada and Surya Action in Malayalam – are ad free.
Ambani-led Reliance Industries (RIL) said it will invest in Raghav Bahl-promoted Network18 Media & Investments and TV18 Broadcast through an Independent Media Trust.
Ruling out any outside regulation of the media, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh has said the representatives of media should among themselves find a way by which objectivity and impartiality gets encouragement and sensationalism is reduced.
The OneAlliance, the brand of the joint venture company between Multi Screen Media (MSM) and Discovery, has terminated the distribution contract of Neo Sports Broadcast's two sports channels.
Former Maharashtra Chief Minister Ashok Chavan's appeal challenging the probe by the Election Commission into the authenticity of his expenses during the 2009 state assembly polls allegedly involving paid news will be heard on 3 February.