's Headlines Archives - 2010
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* Mahindra to shut down soccer club
* Gursheel Walia takes charge of fiction at Imagine TV
* NDTV Q4 standalone net loss shrinks to Rs 46 mn
* Star Plus goes heavy on outdoor, radio for 'Zara Nachke Dikha'
* Zapak launches 'Zapak Social Connect'
* ESPN Star Sports channels back on Digicable after 4 months
* NDS to highlight advanced hybrid solutions at Anga Cable trade show
* Hungama Digital ties up with Nadiadwala's 'Housefull'
* Warner launches Motion Comics series Jonah Hex
* Pogo to entertain kids with movies this summer
* NGC in content deal with Star Jupiter, no plans to launch regional channels
* BSkyB operating profit up 5% to £618 million
* Viacom pulled down by films, revenue falls 4% to $2.79 bn
* SES Astra, Samsung to promote 3D TV
* Zapak to launch Codemaster's cricket game in June
* HBO's 'Houseful' initiative starts on 1 May
( 30 April 2010 )
* 3G auction in final lap, price reaches Rs 93.3 billion
* Zeel fixes share swap ratio for 9X acquisition
* Govt. agrees to disinvest 10 per cent stake in BSNL
* Rajeev Masand to host movie review show on IBN7
* Zee TV launches DID L’il Masters
* Fox channel launches 'Masterclass'
* AXN Action Awards returns for 5th season in June
* Complete transparency in allocation of 2G spectrum: Raja
* Religious channel Dharm launched
* Tiger Gate launches Kix channel in Hong Kong and Singapore
* Amrita TV rolls out programming line up for May Day
* 3G auction: Bids slow down, price touches Rs 89.14 billion
* Disney promotes Amit Malhotra as VP programme distribution, Asia Pacific
( 29 April 2010 )
* Balaji Telefilms expects revival in TV content biz
* No love lost for the IPL game
* Kurshid gives clean chit to balance-sheets of IPL franchisees
* ESS lines up battery of commentators for Twenty20 WC
* CNBC TV18 adds personal finance to 'Your Stocks'
* Disney-ABC Intl Television is now Disney Media Distribution Asia Pacific
* Flytxt launches enhanced version of its mobile marketing platform
* Verizon enhances Fios TV with YouTube, Internet radio
* Transporter movie to become a TV show
* Isinbayeva is Youth Olympic games ambassador
* Integra acquires US-based publishing services firm
* ICC signs up SNTV, Reuters as news access licensees
* Harpo, ESPN, Time Warner Cable inducted into Telly Hall of Fame
* Kolkata Knight Riders, Rajasthan Royals get notice from RoC
* Iconix gobbles up Peanuts brand for $175 million
* Trai extends date of stakeholder views on tariff for HITS to 30 April
* 3G auction: Aggressive bids in circles where 2G spectrum faces crunch
( 28 April 2010 )
* IPL to restructure IMG deal: Amin
* Post IPL, movie channels plan blockbusters
* Colors launches cookery show with Ronit Roy
* Modi's brother-in-law Chellaram holds 44% in Rajasthan Royals
* HomeShop18 now available on Reliance Big TV digital service
* Trai extends date of stakeholder views on tariff for HITS to 30 April
* Govt to consider employees' demand for repeal of Prasar Bharati
( 27 April 2010 )
* 3G auction: Overall bids up 139% of base price
* Shilpa Shetty is Rajasthan Royals brand ambassador, husband is stakeholder
* UTV's TV content biz to see revenue turnaround in FY'11
* Modi warns battle has just begun
* Govt not keen to set up JPC on IPL, phone tapping
* Star World to exhibit 'Castle' next month
* ETC revamps trade show, gets Nahata to host
* CNBC Awaaz launches market show ‘Market Ke Khatron Ke Khiladi’
* Youku in online broadcast deal for soccer World Cup
* Jump Games to launch BMX Street Stunts 3D for iPad
* Aldea, Input Media offer services for soccer World Cup
* WWE superstar Khali to visit Delhi
* Badminton World Federation in deal with Total Sports Asia
* Chirayu Amin is interim IPL chief
* Champions League Twenty20 to be held in South Africa
* Sahara's Pune Warriors take guard
* IPL architect Lalit Modi suspended
( 26 April 2010 )
* 3G auction: Bids slow down at process completes two weeks
* Lalit Modi threatens to reveal
* MSM clarifies position on IPL, refutes allegations
* WWIL to feel Rs 1 bn pinch from HITS
* Airtel Digital TV offers recording of shows on PVR via What's On India EPG
* Avid closes Euphonix acquisition
* Technicolor ventures into content production biz
* MDA to provide funding support for large-scale media projects in Singapore
* Comedy Central in contract extensions with Stewart & Colbert
* European TV channels show signs of recovery
* Endemol Sport to produce film on Manchester City FC
* 3G spectrum price auction doubles from floor price
( 24 April 2010 )
* Reports of email leak incorrect: IPL
* BBC announces new project with Gervais, Merchant
* ESS renews deal with Eurosport Group
* Abu Dhabi, Dubai to feature on NGC's show 'Megastructures'
* Income Tax to scrutinise IPL Awards
* DQE, The Hive Enterprises sign deal with Playhouse Disney
* Turner, CBS enter into $10.8 billion deal with NCAA
* Now a demand for JPC probe into IPL
* 3G auction: Delhi crosses Rs 8 billion mark
* Dalmiya refutes allegations in IPL controversy
* Nepal stops issuing new DTH licences
* Former BCCI prez moves Supreme Court on IPL norms
( 23 April 2010 )
* Govt watching whole issue of IPL: Gill
* IPL: Modi grilled, IT raids offices of GMR and Sahara
* Trai reviews cable TV tariff in Cas areas
* Goldman Sachs sells most of its stake in UTV
* MTNL launches India’s first 3G mobile TV service with Aksh Optifiber
* 82 applicants await DD Direct capacity expansion
* Vee Time uses Motorola's WiMax technology
* 2011 World Cup to offer $10 mn in prize money
* BBC to track 25 Olympic medal dreamers
( 22 April 2010 )
* Zee News Ltd misses regional GECs, Q4 net shrinks to Rs 28 mn
* Lalit Modi, Shashank Manohar differ on ownership revelations
* 3G auction: Mumbai joins Delhi in the Rs 7 billion club
* India to be the largest DTH market by 2012: MPA
* Colors, Zee TV to lure audiences with kids dance show
* Press Council report on paid news syndrome next week
* VH1 US to showcase 44 new shows this year
* High Court issues notice to Yahoo!
* Dish TV provides live TV on Rajasthan’s luxury trains
* Marjorie Cohn is Nick US president original prog, development
* HBO renews 'Curb Your Enthusiasm' for eight season
* Mumbai Indians, GMR disclose shareholding pattern
* Rajiv Shukla meets PM over IPL
* Bal Thackeray calls for ban on IPL
* IPL ticket prices soar fivefold for 3D screenings in multiplexes
* Zeel ups stake in Ten Sports to 82.2%, to add 12.8%
* IT officials raid offices of MSM, WSG & IPL franchises
( 21 April 2010 )
* Govt denies dispute between DD and CGW partner SIS
* Zeel Q4 net profit at Rs 1.3 billion
* 3G auction: Bids stop for some service circles
* LG Electronics launches 3D LCD TV
* Tharoor seeks thorough probe to clear his name
* Zee to buy out 9X
* AROI elects Anurradha Prasad as president
* ICC invites proposals for managing awards event
* TPV India launches new LCD TVs and All in One PCs
* Malaysian companies seal deals worth $41 mn at MipTV
* AOL rolls out a new display ad platform
* Fox launches channel on IPTV platform in Hong Kong
* BlackArrow ropes in NDS as a strategic investor
* Sixth season of Sisimpur series kicks off
( 20 April 2010 )
* 3G auction: Bid up 73% to Rs 60.68 bn
* Govt to probe into financial aspects of IPL
* Equity deals to halt till dust clears on IPL
* Sahara in 3-year partnership with IPL for awards
* Reliance Communications to distribute ICC World Twenty20 mobile content
* Riskin to host Discovery’s 'Curiosity'
* Broadcasters form JV for mobile content service in US
* Conan joins TBS to host late-night talk show
* Ericsson in 3D deal with ESPN
* Will Lalit Modi’s wicket fall?
* Shashi Tharoor gets clean bowled as IPL Kochi saga unfolds
* Pushkar surrenders IPL stake, fails to save Tharoor
* IPL semi-finals move to Navi Mumbai
* Dhoni moves court, demands Rs 80 mn from sports management firm
( 19 April 2010 )
* Time for TV news in India to grow-up and go global -By Daya Thussu
* 3G auction: Bid up 63% to Rs 57 billion
* Suzlon promoters to reduce stake in You Broadband's cable TV firm
* Asianet goes pay, sets trend for Malayalam channels
* Deals, co-productions, partnerships take centre stage at MipTV
* Priya Dutt, Vidya Balan among young women achievers awarded by YFLO
* Trai recommends 25% cap on number of permissions per entity for mobile TV licence
* New Zealand wins first International Emmy Award
* NAB Show attendance up
* Blackmagic Design announces Realtime 2K workflow
* NextIO launches storage solution at NAB
( 17 April 2010 )
* Dalet Digital Media, Omneon strengthen partnership
* Sun Direct continues discount offer in lieu of DTH STBs
* Discovery Science kicks off 'Beautiful Minds' on Sunday
* Airtel digital TV to showcase double ton of Sachin
* Sunanda Pushkar hires lawyer, may file for damages
* Shashi Tharoor has hidden agenda: Modi
* Controversy created to make Kochi team unviable: Tharoor
( 16 April 2010 )
* IPL: More drama outside the field
* 3G auction bid up by 38% to Rs 48.3 billion
* Samsung India launches Corby TV, Metro TV CDMA handsets
* Mediapersons honoured for raising issues of gender sensitivity
* Deccan Chargers reveal ownership details
* Key members of Kochi IPL franchise wanted Ahmedabad: Pawar
* MGM Channel joins launch lineup of Top-TV in South Africa
* Liberty's Pramer signs up GlobeCast for Latin America
* Star seeks FIPB nod again to up stake in Tata Sky
* MY FM elevates Harrish M Bhatia to CEO
( 15 April 2010 )
* Modi offered $50 million: Kochi team owners
* Miditech, Global Agency to strengthen content bond
* Flo TV to enhance its mobile TV service
* Walt Disney in pact with MTV Russia for ABC Family shows
* Freeing TV spectrum for wireless use will not affect broadcasters: FCC chairman
* Finn Arnesen appointed as VP by Hasbro Studios
* Nagravision, SkyLife tie up for 3D TV
* France 24 expands coverage in the US with GlobeCast
* SRK, Johar to co-host inaugural IPL Awards
* IPL set for more ownership disclosures
( 14 April 2010 )
* 3G: Gujarat tops bids, 31% hike in All-India base price
* Row over Kochi IPL franchise lands in Supreme Court
* DG FastChannel launches Canadian Distribution network
* FremantleMedia brings 'Push The Button' to MipTV
* Kya Mast Hai Life's second season to launch on 17 April
* DQE to co-produce 'The New Adventures of Peter Pan'
* Kochi franchise bowls bouncers at Modi, threatens legal action
( 13 April 2010 )
* 3G auction: Bids for Delhi touch Rs 4.16 billion
* Raghav Bahl plans restructuring
* Take-up of digital TV in UK homes at 91.4%
* Amrita TV to roll out 'IPL Countdown Hungama'
* IPL can't have separate window: ICC chief
* Nick to launch new 3D animated series on 19 April
* Docus need to engage people emotionally: Root
* NAB Show to have 200 first-time exhibitors
* South West Screen, Singapore announce multi-platform projects
* Kochi IPL franchise mystery deepens as Modi reveals
* Bidding for Delhi tops even on second day of 3G auction
* Palia is Vh1 head, Jaideep Singh to head MTV sales
* Home venue of Rajasthan Royals may shift from Jaipur
( 12 April 2010 )
* You Broadband's cable TV firm holds 66.7% in Scod18
* Press Council finds two Hindi newspapers guilty of paid news
* Elin Thomas is BBC Worldwide format sales VP
* Fashion One TV signs GlobeCast for playout in Asia
* Film Content Company Europe seals deals ahead of MipTV
* NAB's chief technologist session on future of storytelling
* BBC Worldwide's 'Zingzillas' set to rock MipTV
* World TV market declines by 1.2 per cent: IDate
* Turner gears up for MipTV with a slate of entertainment content
* Discovery developing mini-series with Spielberg
( 10 April 2010 )
* Five rounds completed on first day of 3G auction
* Content sharing company Qlipso buys Veoh
* NAB Show sets augmented reality session
* Jhunjhunwala exits Mid-Day as scrip surges
* Rana Barua's next stop is Red FM
* Modi denies rumours of Kochi franchise being scrapped
( 9 April 2010 )
* Cabinet clears partial plan for digitisation of Doordarshan
* FRAPA ties up with WIPO to fight against format plagiarism
* ESPN secures mobile highlight rights of EPL
* Nimbus Sport bags Asia Cup rights till 2014
* Major Indian presence at CommunicAsia and BroadcastAsia in Singapore
* IPL stands up to first season's ratings
* Ofcom gives consent to ITV, BBC for football WC coverage
* Sun Direct promotes Tony D’Silva to CEO
* Imagine TV debuts in Canada on Bell TV
* 'Mad Men' creator to participate at 2010 NAB Show
* Jagran in talks to acquire stake in Mid-Day; Blackstone invests Rs 2.25 bn
( 8 April 2010 )
* Airtel launches device to record TV on mobile
* You Broadband and Cable plans Rs 3.6 billion IPO
* JVC to introduce GY-HM790 ProHD Camcorder at NAB 2010
* Journalists can be prosecuted for sting operations: CBI
* BroadCastAsia to integrate technologies experiencing content
* Revolutionary inventor, futurist Ray Kurzweil to take stage at NAB
* Sony launches 'Super wide shot Supermodel' campaign
* MTV cuts jobs in rejig exercise
* Nicollette Sheridan sues 'Desperate Housewives' creator Marc Cherry
* Fox History and Entertainment trails Hollywood stars
* Coca-Cola partners with Contests2win for IPL
* Pix to air FA Cup semi-finals this weekend
( 7 April 2010 )
* Centrum purchases 10% of Prime Focus from Reliance Capital
* Dish TV plans to touch 9.5 mn subs in FY'11
* Star Gold Intl unveils Hindi film line up for April
* HITS: Trai seeks views of stakeholders on tariff issues
* IPL matches now live at theatres in the UAE
* Discovery to invigorate MipTV with action & adventure
* Idris Elba to promote BBC drama series Luther at MipTV
* Jason Priestley to host Digital Emmy Awards at MipTV
* Sun Direct to offer Hindi movies on demand
* Ten Sports to air weekly magazine show ICC Cricket World
* Disney Channel sweats films to up viewership this summer
( 6 April 2010 )
* Sony in talks with Aamir Khan to host KBC
* Nab to debate on next-gen EAS on broadcasters
* Reliance Big Entertainment acquires 50% of UK's Codemasters
* comScore expands online video measurement service to Australia, China
* WarnerTV launches on StarHub in Singapore
* Discovery unveils 'Mythbusters' app for iPad
* Creators of 'How to Train Your Dragon' set to breathe 3D fire at Nab
* Journalists, lawyers to set up joint committee for defending media freedom
* Sensio, Teranex to integrate 3D technology into processing platform at Nab
* Kay Benbow is CBeebies controller
* Kaushal Dalal joins Raj Nayak's company as EVP biz development
( 5 April 2010 )
* Govt to accept applications for new TV channels
* William Wade to succeed Peter Jackson as Asiasat CEO from 1 August
* Modi eyes extra revenue through IPL carnivals
* Ofcom aproves Sky's request for pay-TV services on digital terrestrial TV
* Tickets for cricket World Cup available from 1 June
* Optibase to showcase encoder at Nab
* International Datacasting showcasing new products at Nab
* Nab to debate on the gaming industry
* Zohra Chatterjee moved from I&B Ministry; Reddy takes interim charge
( 3 April 2010 )
* Airtel Digital TV mops up 2.5 mn subscribers, launches PVR
* BBC World Service partners Zain to offer WAP content in Africa
* Mobile TV partner Apalya gains during IPL
* Ofcom announces sixth successive cut in budget
* Amrita TV to kick off Super Star Junior 3 on 5 April
* Singapore takes centre stage as Country of Focus at MipTV
( 2 April 2010 )
* DB Corp plans to demerge FM radio biz from subsidiary
* GECs bat on rough pitch during IPL
* Star Plus' new reality show to feature 'clash of the sexes'
* Yahoo to ramp up original news content, hires journos
( 1 April 2010 )
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