Wednesday, 1 August 2012

August 2012

1/8/12 -- 14th meeting of the Task Force was held in New Delhi. The meeting was chaired by the Addl. Secretary (I&B).

30/8/12
The Supreme Court critises the coverage of the Mumbai terror attack by the mainstream electronic media and said that it has done much harm to the argument that any regulatory mechanism for the media must only come from within.
30/8/12
The Delhi government told the Delhi High Court that it has written to the Information and Broadcasting Ministry and others for stopping misleading commercials in media claiming magical cures for diseases.
29/8/12
The PCI has urged the Union Government to bring all media, including the electronic and social media, under its purview.
29/8/12
Jain TV Group launched the JAINHITS project.
28/8/12
The Aditya Birla Group's purchase of a 27.5 per cent stake in Living Media India Ltd, the holding company of the India Today Group, has been cleared by the Competition Commission of India (CCI).
28/8/12
Zee News Ltd (ZNL) is retreating the Telugu news market. Zee 24 Gantalu has decided to close down on 20th September12.
28/8/12
Chief Secretary of Delhi called a meeting of all the stakeholders to know about the progress of digitalization in Delhi.
27/8/12
The ED issued a show cause notice to the BCCI for alleged foreign exchange violations regarding the Indian Premier League.
25/8/12
Ten Sports has inked a five-year broadcast rights agreement with Elite Football League of India (EFLI) till 2016 that will see the sportscaster televising approximately 370 matches.
24/8/12
The permission for uplinking or downlinking given to five television channels has lapsed as they failed to operationalise within the stipulated period of one year. These channels are: Mallemala, S1 Tadka, Just TV Punjabi, Just TV Music, and Ahimsaa.
24/8/12
Delhi-based production house AAP Media launched Anjan TV, a Bhojpuri entertainment channel.
23/8/12
The News Broadcasters Association (NBA) urged Information and Broadcasting Minister Ambika Soni to order an independent audit of the systems of TAM Media Research, the agency that provides television ratings service.
21/8/12
The Delhi High Court has held that use of a few words from a song or a few lines from a lyric does not amount to infringement of copyright. The judgment was delivered in a case filed by Yash Raj Films alleging infringement of copyright by India TV.
20/8/12
Sony Pictures has been permitted by the Competition Commission of India (CCI) to buy out the Indian promoters in Multi Screen Media as it feels that the proposed combination is not likely to have an appreciable adverse effect on competition.
16/8/12
The 15th meeting of the Task Force on the implementation of DAS in Cable Television Networks was held under the chairmanship of Additional Secretary.
16/8/12
News channels in India have been barred from carrying live footage of the matches to be played as part of the ICC World Twenty20 2012 in Sri Lanka, including warm-up matches.
14/8/12
The Pakistan Supreme Court has directed PEMRA to take measures to stop obscenity on the TV channels with the help of all the stakeholders by clearly defining the obscenity and to submit its report after four weeks.
13/8/12
Task Force on Digitalisation held a meeting with independent MSOs of Delhi. This was attended by 9 out of 10 registered MSOs of Delhi.
13/8/12
Neo Sports acquires the exclusive broadcast rights for the Nehru Cup football tournament.
13/8/12
Rajiv Takru, until now Additional Secretary in the Information and Broadcasting Ministry, has been transferred to the Department of Health and Family Welfare as Additional Secretary and Financial Adviser.
11/8/12
Fareed Zakaria has been suspended by CNN and Time Magazine for plagiariasm, a charge that Zakaria admitted.
11/8/12
TDSAT organized a seminar on Regulatory Framework & Dispute Resolution in Telecom, Broadcasting and Cable Services Sectors at Hotel Chanakya, Patna, Bihar.
9/8/12
The Ministry of Information & Broadcasting issued a directive to all TV Channels regarding Protection of Identity of Children in need of Care and Protection and Juveniles in Conflict with Law’.
9/8/12
Hathway Cable and Datacom Limited have introduced its all-new Digital cable broadband combo pack for its customer. The product Ultra 512 combo is attractively packaged @ just `600 monthly for 512 Kbps Broadband and Digital cable.
8/8/12
Zee TV has decided to simulcast the mythological epic 'Ramayan' on pubcaster Doordarshan.
7/8/12
Ten Network has secured live and exclusive rights to broadcast The Football League from 2012-15 for the South Asian market.
7/8/12
Turner Broadcasting System has acquired San Francisco-based Bleacher Report, one of the fastest growing sports digital properties on the Internet, for an estimated $175 million.
6/8/12
NDTV Good Times has inked a one-year content deal with EMTV, Papua New Guinea’s premier television station.
4/8/12
Liberty Global's international content arm, Chellomedia, has acquired MGM Networks. The acquisition gives Chellomedia ownership of MGM Networks’ channels in India and South East Asia.
4/8/12
MTunes HD, the first Bollywood music channel in HD, launched a countdown show 'MTunes Trending20.
1/8/12
14th meeting of the Task Force was held in New Delhi. The meeting was chaired by the Addl. Secretary (I&B).
Source: http://cablequest.org/important-information/important-events/item/2283-important-events-august-2012.html

Source: http://cablequest.org/important-information/important-events/item/2283-important-events-august-2012.html

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