Monday, 1 October 2012

October 2012

2/10/12 -- ZEE TV celebrated its 20th anniversary.

The Bombay High Court dismissed a petition filed by local cable operators seeking extension of digitisation deadline of 1 November mandated by the Information and Broadcasting (I&B) Ministry.
The Madras High Court pushed the deadline for implementation of digitisation in Chennai to Monday, 5 November.
Senior Indian Administrative Service officer J S Mathur will take over as Additional Secretary in the Information and Broadcasting Ministry. Mathur comes in place of Rajiv Takru.
Manish Tewari, national spokesperson for the Congress party, has become the new Information and Broadcasting (I&B) Minister as Minister of State with independent charge.
Zee News has sent a Rs 1.5 billion defamation notice to industrialist Naveen Jindal, saying that he wrongly accused the news channel of blackmailing and extortion and attempted to deflect attention from his alleged role in the coal allocation scandal.
Information and Broadcasting Minister Ambika Soni submitted her resignation to Prime Minister Manmohan Singh a day before the cabinet reshuffle.
The International Basketball Association (Fiba) and ESPN have agreed to a multi-year, multi-platform (TV, internet and mobile) agreement, which includes the rights to more than 400 games across six tournaments from 2013-2015.
Prasar Bharati has won a Full Member's seat at the ABU Administrative Council after eight years.
Hungama Digital Media Entertainment has partnered with global mobile media buying platform Adsmobi Inc for mobile advertising to monetise all India inventory.
NaMo TV, the channel owned by Gujarat BJP, has come under attack from the local unit of Congress which has written to the state election commission seeking information about the channel's expenditure.
Ananda Bazar Patrika's television channel Sananda TV will be shut down on 7 November.
The News Broadcasting Standards Authority has taken suo moto cognizance of the complaint filed by Jindal Steel Ltd. regarding telecast of news with regard to allocation of coal blocks and other issues on Zee News, Zee Business and Zee UP. 
TDSAT gives judgement on revenue share in DAS and other matters related to TRAI Tariff order.
News broadcasters have agreed to pay reasonable carriage fees after the roll out of digitisation on 1 November, said the News Broadcasters Association (NBA).
The Delhi High Court has directed the central government to take action within a week against television channel Colors for using the national anthem to promote its reality show Bigg Boss 6.
The cable operators led by A S Kohli of West Delhi Cable Operators Association told the minister that they wanted police protection as they feared law and order problems after 31 October.
ICC board appointed former India captain and spin bowler Anil Kumble as ICC Cricket Committee chairman.
The government decided to broaden the scope of Indecent Representation of Women (Prohibition) Act, 1986 to cover satellite broadcasters and internet medium.
The International Cricket Council (ICC) has said the umpires named in the sting operation conducted by news broadcaster India TV have been suspended pending further enquiry.
Hindi news channel India TV has done it again. The news channel has alleged that it has caught six international umpires from Bangladesh, Pakistan and Sri Lanka on camera who are willing to fix Twenty20 matches in exchange for bribes.
ESPN Star Sports, the commercial rights holder for Champions League Twenty20, has lined-up international broadcast partners for the club based tournament involving teams from eight countries.
ESPN STAR Sports (ESS) has announced that former Australian spin bowler Shane Warne has signed on as a part of its commentary, presentation and analysis team for a period of three years.
Endemol has signed new deals with Astro in Asia for ‘The Money Drop’ and ‘Fear Factor’.
The second season of World Series Hockey (WSH) organised by Nimbus Sport and IHF will have seven teams as the two teams from Punjab have decided to merge.
New Delhi Television Limited (NDTV) and Kasturi and Sons Limited (the publishers of Hindu newspaper) have exited from their loss-making city-centric English language channel MetroNation in Chennai. 
ZEE TV celebrated its 20th anniversary.


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