Thursday, 1 November 2012

November 2012

2/11/12 -- Taj TV Ltd has retained the television broadcast rights for West Indies cricket for a period of seven years from January 2013.

BBC Worldwide Channels decided to stop airing its two entertainment channels in the country - BBC Entertainment India and CBeebies from today.
Colors channel has bought the broadcast rights for an Indian version of popular American action thriller television series '24' from actor Anil Kapoor in a deal pegged at around Rs 150 crore.
Broadcast tribunal TDSAT in an interim order has directed ESPN to continue giving its signals to DTH operator Dish TV.
TRAI organized a Open House Discussion on Standards of Quality of Service (Duration of Advertisements in Television Channels) (Amendment) Regulations, 2012 in New Delhi.
Star Network's Bengali general entertainment channel Star Jalsha will be launched in the UK on Sky channel 808.
The Madras High Court has adjourned the hearing of Chennai cable operators petition for extension of digitisation deadline to 21st Nov12 due to recusal of Justice P.P.S. Janarthanaraja from the case. Justice Janarthanaraja recused himself from the case citing possible conflict of interest since his son works for Sun TV.
NDTV has launched NDTV 24x7, NDTV Good Times and NDTV India in Malaysia, further expanding its reach beyond India.
Cable TV operators blacked out the broadcasting of entertainment channels on their digital networks since 17th Nov12 evening as a mark of respect to Shiv Sena supremo Bal Thackeray who died the same afternoon.
UK media watchdog Ofcom has imposed a financial penalty of £40,000 on E! Entertainment UK.
The pubcaster had filed the complaint against TAM alleging that the ratings agency has been using its dominant position in audience measurement by excluding markets where Doordarshan channels have strong presence.
PM Manmohan Singh said the censorship was no answer to irresponsible journalism and favoured self regulation by media.
Information and Broadcasting Minister Manish Tewari has reiterated that he is in favour of self-regulation and ‘reviews should be done by industry bodies without too much of governmental influence'.
A three-member Arbitral Tribunal has held the BCCI guilty of "exploiting its dominant position" for arbitrarily terminating its five year broadcast rights contract with Zee Entertainment Enterprises Limited (Zeel).
I&B Minister Manish Tewari has assured employees of Prasar Bharati of early redressal of their grievances.
Associated Broadcasting Company Limited (ABCL), which runs a clutch of regional channels, is converting its Mumbai-centric Hindi news channel, TV9 Maharashtra into full-fledged Marathi.
I&B Minister Manish Tewari said the Centre is keeping a watch on local news channels and monitoring their content to ascertain whether cable cartels are monopolising electronic media in some states, including Punjab.
The Information and Broadcasting (I&B) Ministry told the Madras High Court that it was prepared to give an extension for implementation of digitisation in Chennai till 31 December provided the stakeholders gave affidavits that they will implement it by then and not seek further extension. The court extended the stay on digitisation in Chennai till 19 November.
Prasar Bharati entered into an agreement with ABC, Australia's national broadcaster, which will allow both entities to show each other's content to their audiences and also cooperate in other areas of programming.
Neo Prime has sealed the broadcast rights for the West Indies tour of Bangladesh for Indian sub-continent and the US market.
News Corp completed the acquisition of ESPN Star Sports, an equal joint venture with Walt Disney.
The government started the countdown for second phase of digitisation in 38 cities in 15 states, saying the deadline of 31 March 2013 was sacrosanct.
It will be status quo in Chennai with the Madras High Court extending its stay on digitisation of cable TV till Friday, 9 November when it will resume its hearing on a petition by Chennai Metro Cable Operators Association (CMCOA).
Cartoon Network launched its global original animated series ‘The Amazing World of Gumball’ in India.
NDTV has decided to end its advertising sales outsourcing arrangement with Star India. 
Big CBS Network has launched an initiative to create local excitement for its singing reality show 'American Idol'.
Maya Digital Studios and Vimanika comics join hands to bring mythological comic characters into their animated avatars.
Taj TV Ltd has retained the television broadcast rights for West Indies cricket for a period of seven years from January 2013.


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