3/12/12 -- News Corp-owned publishing company Harper Collins has ended its almost 10 year joint-venture with Aroon Poorie-promoted Living Media India to go solo in the growing Indian market.
The Broadcasting Content Complaints Council (BCCC) has taken strong exception to double-meaning dialogues used in 'comedy shows' telecast on various general entertainment channels (GEC). BCCC advised all member channels of the Indian Broadcasting Foundation (IBF) to exercise discretion to make television viewing more pleasurable and not let such 'comedy shows' become platforms for making lewd remarks.
TRAI submitted its recommendations to the Information & Broadcasting (I&B) Ministry on "Issues related to entry of government or government entities into the business of broadcasting and/or distribution of TV channels". TRAI has stuck to its November 2008 recommendation that central and state governments or entities owned by them should not be allowed to be in broadcasting and television channel distribution businesses.
The government has for the first time received an application from a Pakistani television channel for downlinking in India.
The Information & Broadcasting (I&B) Ministry has issued an advisory asking all private satellite television channels to scrupulously follow the Programme Code laid down in the Cable Television Networks Rules, 1994 and to ensure to telecast the matter in a responsible manner with due care, maturity and restraint."
The Broadcast Contents Complaints Council (BCCC) advises all member channels of the Indian Broadcasting Foundation (IBF) to refrain from featuring children below the age of 12 years in any situation that has sexual or adult overtones.
The News Broadcasters Association (NBA) expressed deep shock and concern that several journalists, camera persons and media crew from various news channels had been injured in the police action at India Gate on 23 December12 while reporting widespread anger against the gang-rape of a young girl and against rapists in general.
The News Broadcasting Standards Authority (NBSA) has imposed a fine of Rs 1 lakh and asked two TV channels CNN-IBN and IBN7 to apologize for airing "biased, tendentious and factually incorrect" reports on the Haryana government flouting laws to allot land to the Rajiv Gandhi Charitable Trust (RGCT).
News broadcasters Association (NBA) has agreed to have resumption of TAM Media Research’s viewership ratings data of all news channels from 9 January, a deferment of three weeks from the 19 December release date fixed earlier.
Zee News editor Sudhir Choudhary filed a criminal complaint against Jindal Steel owner Navin Jindal and 16 staff members of Jindal Steel and Power Ltd (JSPL) for “deliberately and grossly defaming the complainant on wholly and competently false, unjustifiable and scandalous grounds”.
TRAI released a Consultation Paper on Issues related to amendments to the Interconnection Regulations applicable for Digital Addressable Cable TV Systems & Tariff Order applicable for Addressable Systems.
The Information and Broadcasting Ministry has forwarded to the Home Ministry a representation alleging misuse of the national anthem by Colors TV channel for promotion of a reality show.
Sun TV Network has named its Hyderabad IPL team Sun Risers.
The Telecom Regulatory of India had been asked to re-examine the issue of Central and state governments entering the broadcasting sector in view of the changed scenario, the Information and Broadcasting Minister Manish Tewari said.
A Delhi court granted bail to Zee News and Zee Business editors Sudhir Chaudhary and Samir Ahluwalia in the alleged Rs 1 billion extortion case filed by Congress MP Naveen Jindal. Both Chaudhary and Ahluwalia were in police custody for 20 days following their arrest by Delhi police's crime branch on 27 November.
A Delhi court has allowed Zee Group chairman Subhash Chandra to undergo a lie detector test in the presence of his lawyer on a plea filed by him based on the advice of his doctors.
Taj Television has renewed its partnership with IMG Reliance for the 18th edition of the Chennai Open ATP World Tour stop as the exclusive official broadcast partner.
The Directorate of Advertising and Visual Publicity (DAVP) has been conferred the prestigious Web Ratna 2012 Golden Icon Award for Innovative use of Technology.
The Information and Broadcasting Ministry has asked TRAI to come out with guidelines that would ensure that the system contains proper representation and statistically valid sample size of TV homes in both urban and rural areas and all states.
The preschool channel Nick Jr. went live today. Disney Junior was officially launched on 15 October.
The Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (Trai) has been asked by the Information and Broadcasting (I&B) Ministry to examine whether central or state governments and their entities can enter the television broadcasting and distribution sectors.
Zee group chairman Subhash Chandra said he would file a defamation case against Congress MP Naveen Jindal's company.
Asianet News Network (ANN) set the ball rolling by laying down guidelines that require among other things its senior editorial staff to mandatorily disclose assets.
Zee Group chairman Subhash Chandra and his son and Zee News managing director Punit Goenka were granted interim protection from arrest by a Delhi court till 14 December in the Rs one billion alleged extortion complaint filed by Congress MP and industrialist Naveen Jindal's firm against two editors of Zee news channel.
Times Television Network's Bollywood channel Zoom has launched a social TV show zoOmit which integrates television viewing and social media interaction.
HBO Asia has partnered with Bollywood movie production major Eros International to roll out two premium ad-free channels for the Indian pay-TV market. The channels are HBO Defined and HBO Hits.
Fourteen television channels from Pakistan figure in a list of 24 channels which security agencies have identified as ‘not conducive to the security environment in the country’. The Pakistani channels are PTV, PTV Home, PTV World, Geo TV, Dawn, Express, Waqat, Q TV, Madni TV, Noor TV, Hadi TV, Aaj, Filmax and STV.
The I&B minister Manish Tewari reiterated that there is no proposal to allow telecast of adult content at late night hours on television channels.
Discovery Kids, the kids channel from Discovery Communications, has launched its first local production, Mystery Hunters India.
Canada's largest South Asian broadcaster, Asian Television Network International (ATN), launched celebrity Chef Sanjeev Kapoor's Food Food channel in Canada on Rogers Cable.
Raghav Bahl-promoted Network18 sold its entire 77.5 per cent stake in NewsWire18 to private equity firm Samara Capital for Rs 900 million.
News Corp-owned publishing company Harper Collins has ended its almost 10 year joint-venture with Aroon Poorie-promoted Living Media India to go solo in the growing Indian market.