Thursday, 1 March 2012

March 2012

1/3/12 -- Kolkata Knight Riders has bolstered its squad by signing up four domestic cricketers -Debabrata Das and Iresh Saxena from Bengal, Saurashtra's Chirag Jani and Kerala's Sanju Samson.

Lifestyle channel NDTV Good Times has entered in a partnership with Africa's A24 Media to offer its programmes in the African region.
Facing heat over alleged use of piracy to scuttle business of pay-TV rival ITV Digital, News Corporation CEO Rupert Murdoch vented his anger on social networking platform Twitter by terming the allegations as baseless.
According to a BBC documentary, NDS part-owned by News Corporation carried out hacking by obtaining codes belonging to ITV Digital and posted them to allow viewers to watch for free which led to the demise of its rivals ITV Digital.
Prasar Bharati has spent a sum of `20.43 million to pay former Supreme Court and High Court judges to act as arbitrators to recover claims in 27 cases.
ZEEL has bought back 19.37 million shares for `2.32 billion, closing its buyback programme.
James Murdoch further severed all remaining ties with the British newspaper, News International business.
Network18's proposal to get FDI for publish business has been deferred by the Foreign Investments Promotions Board (FIPB).
The Information and Broadcasting Ministry issued 23 notices to various TV channels during 2011 and January this year. All these notices were issued for showing obscenity and violence.
In a major setback for former IPL chairman Lalit Modi, a London court has declared him bankrupt over unpaid bills of 65,000 pounds (approximately `5.3 million) owed to private security firm, Page Group.
There are as many as 14 television channels from Pakistan out of a list of 24 channels which security agencies in the Government have identified as illegal.
The Govt. is levying a 12 per cent service tax on all domestic and foreign players participating in the IPL or other sports event.
The Information and Broadcasting Ministry's total plan and non-plan budget for 2012-13 has risen marginally to `27.37 billion compared to `26.44 billion last year and the revised estimates of `26.05 billion.
TRAI release a consultation paper on Issues Related to Advertisements in TV Channels.
TRAI release a consultation paper on Issues Related to Broadband Wireless Access (BWA) spectrum.
Cisco become the largest video and content security solutions provider in India following its $5 billion acquisition of NDS.
Taj Television launched Ten Golf, its third specialised channel, and has priced it aggressively at ` 200 per subscriber per month.
Nimbus Sport, the media rights holder of Asia Cup, has signed international distribution deals with broadcasters.
Prasar Bharati has earned revenue of `10.38 billion for the first nine months of this fiscal.
UK media watchdog Ofcom has stepped up its investigation into whether James Murdoch is a "fit and proper" person to sit on the board of BSkyB. The open ended Ofcom investigation is examining mounting evidence of wrongdoing at Rupert Murdoch's British newspapers and whether it impinges on BSkyB as a "fit and proper" holder of a license.
With both Universities and the private sector setting up mass communications schools, the Government has decided to review the mushrooming of such institutions across the country.
Discovery Networks International (DNI) has acquired a 20 per cent equity stake in Televista, a French pay-TV company specialising in the female lifestyle market.
Indian Premier League (IPL) franchise Delhi Daredevils launched its new official ‘Munday Dilli Ke’ to herald the coming season of DLF India Premier League.
Nimbus Sport, the promoter of World Series Hockey, sent legal notices to national players who did not take part in the event despite signing contracts with the organisers.
Association of Bangalore Animation Industry (ABAI) and Reed Midem signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) to promote the Karnataka Animation, VFX, Gaming and Comics (AVGC) industry.
A judicial probe has been ordered into an incident outside a court complex in Bangalore where a group of lawyers thrashed media persons who had come to report the court appearance of former Karnataka minister and mining baron Gali Janardhana Reddy in an illegal mining case.
Taj Television acquired the broadcast rights for Asian Tour while renewing European Tour rights both for the period of six years from 2013-18.
IMG Media has launched a new action sports channel, EDGEsport, for the Asian market aimed specifically at the active and athletic urban young adult.
Zee TV obtained the landing rights in China, six years after applying for it.
Kolkata Knight Riders has bolstered its squad by signing up four domestic cricketers -Debabrata Das and Iresh Saxena from Bengal, Saurashtra's Chirag Jani and Kerala's Sanju Samson.


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