Tuesday, 1 May 2012

May 2012

01/05/12 -- 8th meeting of the Task Force on Digitalisation of Cable TV held under the Chairmanship of Addl. Secretary(I&B).

31/05/12
Khursheed Ahmed Ganai, an IAS officer of the 1982 batch, has taken over as Joint Secretary (Films) in the I&B Ministry.
31/05/12
TRAI organized a meeting on Taxation with the stakeholder.
30/05/12
Times Of India has come out with an advertisement from Videocon DTH. The content of advert is "FROM 30th JUNE 2012, CABLE WILL CEASE TO EXIST.” Cable Operators have sent their protest on this to I & B Ministry.
29/05/12
All applications for operating television channels or teleports have been given only 30 days from 25 May to furnish performance bank guarantee (PBG) and the permission fee as applicable. An additional 15 days could be given only under exceptional circumstances, the Information and Broadcasting Ministry has said.
29/05/12
COFI President met operators association of Karnataka, Andhra Pradesh, Tamil nadu and Kerala in Bangalore to discuss the fallout of Digitalisation.
28/05/12
Softline Creations launched of its first 24-hour satellite Hindi movie channel Cinema TV.
28/05/12
LCO organized a meeting in Srinivaspuri with Kartar Antenna on digitalisation.
28/05/12
COFI President along with LCO met SDM(W) Arun Rawal and apprised him about the digitalization and submitted a memorandum.
23/05/12
COFI President along with LCO met SDM(SW) Alok Sharma and apprised him about the digitalization and submitted a memorandum.
23/05/12
The Indian Broadcasting Foundation (IBF) has 'wholeheartedly' welcomed the Amendments made in the Copyright Act.
22/05/12
The Copyright (Amendment) Bill 2012 received Parliamentary approval on the last date of the budget session, with the Lok Sabha passing it unanimously.
19/05/12
The Rajya Sabha approved the Copyright Amendment Bill which brings Indian laws in conformity with global norms. The bill also seeks to remove operational difficulties and address newer issues related to the digital world.
18/05/12
9th meeting of Task Force for Implementation of Digitalisation of Cable TV held under the Chairmanship of Rajiv Takru.
17/05/12
A team from the I&B Ministry visited MYBOX and DIXON Technologies Pvt Ltd to see the Research & Development activities and Production of Set Top Boxes for Digital Cable TV.
16/05/12
The I&B Ministry has asked the TRAI to examine afresh the issue of cross media ownership. It is learnt that I&B Secretary Uday Kumar Varma sent the request to new TRAI chairman Rahul Khullar.
16/05/12
The I&B Ministry has found 37 channels to have failed to become operational even after one year of permission. The licence of five of these has been cancelled, while three had requested for extension of time against notice of cancellation.
16/05/12
British public prosecutor charged former News International chief executive Rebekah Brooks and five others including her husband Charles Brooks for perverting the course of justice in the phone hacking scandal.
14/05/12
Softening its stance towards Sri Lanka Premier League, the Indian cricket board has said it is open to allowing its players to participate in the tournament.
14/05/12
TRAI issued the regulations for Consumer Complaint Redressal Mechanism' for the Digital Addressable Cable TV Systems.
14/05/12
TRAI issued the regulations for Quality of Service for the Digital Addressable Cable TV Systems.
14/05/12
TRAI issued the regulations for 'Duration of Advertisement in TV Channels for the Digital Addressable Cable TV Systems.
13/05/12
 The first session of the Indian Parliament commenced on 13 May 60 years earlier. Doordarshan and Lok Sabha TV covered live a special session of the Lok Sabha to commemorate the occasion.
09/05/12
Additional Secretary Rajiv Takru met independent Operators.
09/05/12
LCOs & MSOs met Delhi Income Tax Commissioner.
08/05/12
The I&B ministry issued Quality of Standards for Digital Cable TV.
07/05/12
Rajiv Takru met LCO regarding digitalization.
05/05/12
The Human Resource Development Ministry has set up a task force to go into the large number of media schools mushrooming in different parts of the country, Information and Broadcasting Minister Ambika Soni said.
04/05/12
Ambika Soni justified digitisation of cable and the sunset dates as she said any delay will only help the DTH operators.
04/05/12
ASSOCHAM organized a seminar on Digitalisation of CATV in New Delhi.
03/05/12
The IBF has argued that carriage has been the biggest stumbling block in the growth of Indian broadcast business. It will seek clarity on the carriage issue from the broadcast sector regulator.
02/05/12
Big CBS Spark, the youth channel partnered with the music company Universal Music.
01/05/12
8th meeting of the Task Force on Digitalisation of Cable TV held under the Chairmanship of Addl. Secretary(I&B).
Source: http://cablequest.org/important-information/important-events/item/2293-may-2012.html

Source
: http://cablequest.org/important-information/important-events/item/2293-may-2012.html

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