Sunday, 1 April 2012

April 2012

1/4/12 -- The last word on the BCCI-Nimbus dispute is still not out as the sports marketing company has moved the apex court against a Bombay High Court directing it to furnish a bank guarantee of `3.05 billion.

TRAI issued the tariff order and Interconnection Regulation for DAS.
The information and broadcasting ministry notified the much awaited Cable Television Networks Rules, 2012, paving the way for digitalisation of the sector.
Kerala Communicators Cable (KCCL) entered into a strategic alliance with Conax, the global provider of solutions for protecting multi-device digital content, for content security.
Cellcast Interactive India and Network18 Media & Investment’s publishing business have got FIPB approval.
CA Media has picked up 49 per cent stake in Endemol India, a leading producer of television, film and digital content.
25/4 12
James Murdoch while speaking under oath at Lord Justice Brian Leveson's inquiry into media ethics, he alleged that the tabloid's then-editor Colin Myler and the company's former in-house lawyer Tom Crone misled him about the illegal activities at the tabloid.
9X Media launched its sixth international music channel, 9XO.
23/4 12
The TRAI issued its recommendation on Auction of Spectrum.
DB Corp, the print media company, has announced its association with Dale Carnegie, a global company that designs training programmes, to launch the Dainik Bhaskar School for Media Education (DBSME).
Reliance Broadcast Network (RBNL) has signed a content deal with Punjab-based Speed Records. The partnership gives RBNL’s business verticals - Big CBS Spark Punjabi and Big FM - an immediate access to the library of Speed Records.
The I&B directed the Sony Channel that they should telecast the Dirty Picture on 22 April at 11PM only as it violates the CATV Act1995 after the Allahabad High Court order passed against it.
The Lucknow bench of the Allahabad High Court has directed the Centre to ensure that no law is violated when the Vidya Balan starrer Dirty Picture is telecast on Max channel on 22 April.
The Telecom Regulatory Authority of India has recommended that the frequencies for FM radio channels within a licence service area should be released with a minimum spacing of 400 KHz from the current 800 KHz.
MSM launched its first sports channel Six.
Turner International has given up its Hindi GEC business in India, shuttering Imagine TV after running massive losses.
The Press Council of India will challenge in the Supreme Court a directive by the Allahabad High Court prohibiting all media reports relating to troop movements. PCI Chairman Justice Markandey Katju said in a statement: "With great respect to the High Court, I am of the opinion that the order of the High Court is not correct".
The Telecom Disputes Settlement and Appellate Tribunal (TDSAT) has directed ESPN Star Sports to raise fees to Dish TV on the basis of Reference Interconnect Order (RIO) with effect from 1 September 2011. The directive by Chairperson S B Sinha and member P K Rastogi came on a petition filed by Dish TV case against ESS filed in September last year.
SET agreed to acquire a 30 per cent stake in Maa Television Network. It operates four Telugu-language channels.
BSkyB-owned satellite news broadcaster Sky News has admitted to having hacked email ids of a criminal suspect on two occasions in 2008 over what it claims was done for the purpose of “public interest”. The shocking revelations come from John Ryley, head of Sky News.
Harish Thawani’s Nimbus Communications suffered another setback as the apex court upheld the Bombay High Court’s order asking it to furnish `3.05 billion bank guarantee in its dispute with the Indian cricket board.
Italian broadcaster Mediaset has sold its six per cent stake in television format creator and distributor Endemol.
Former Indian Premier League (IPL) chairman Lalit Modi will be appealing against the High Court of London's verdict in the libel case filed against him by ex-New Zealand captain Chris Cairns.
ESPN Star Sports has launched a new show School Quiz 2012 with HDFC Life as the title sponsor.
Television viewers in Australia will not be able to watch the IPL which kicks off in Chennai due to a stalemate involving Australian television networks and Indian cricket administrators.
Under fire over the phone hacking scandal, James Murdoch steps down as the chairman of News Corp's British sports broadcasting business unit, BSkyB, according to a report by Sky News.
The HD Bollywood music channel, MTunes HD, has launched a new time band for non-Hindi music - Alter Native.
Star TV, has bagged the BCCI media rights for international cricket played in India for a whopping `38.51 billion.
The last word on the BCCI-Nimbus dispute is still not out as the sports marketing company has moved the apex court against a Bombay High Court directing it to furnish a bank guarantee of `3.05 billion.


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