's Headlines Archives - 2010
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Headlines in the month of August
* WWIL eyes Rs 3.4 bn revenue in FY'11
* Discovery to air Atlas from 1 September at 9 pm
* UTV Bindass to launch horror-reality show 'The Chair'
* Diversion of funds to CWG wrong: Chidambaram
* Mexico's Cablemas selects Conax conditional access solution
* Big TV adds 13 channels
* No corruption in IPL: Mallya
* MSM Discovery gets ISO certification
* Ten Sports blacks out cable network in Rewari, alleges piracy
* TBS Digicon6 awards in November
* BBC Worldwide puts Perry Simon to take care of channels in America
* BRB to showcase 'Zookaboo' at Mipcom
* Nat Geo enters into co-production deal in China
* Times Group MD Vineet Jain is PTI chairman
( 31 aug 2010 )
* Surya TV, Vivel Active Fair to hunt for film actress
* NGC, Airtel in search for ‘Young Explorer’
* New Zealand Cricket creates window for IPL
* Zardari seeks report of matchfixing allegations
* USA Today to go digital, reduce 130 employees
* HBO, AMC triumph at 62nd Primetime Emmys
* Percept restructures entertainment biz, eyes Rs 10 bn
* Wynncom launches Hindi keypad phone
* Press Council accepts Sebi mandate for stake disclosure by media firms under private treaties
* Modi hearings to take place next month
( 30 aug 2010 )
* Anil Ambani's TV entry strategy
* Manohar backs Srinivasan in player rigging case
* T-Series invests Rs 250 mn in mobile biz
* BBC to up programming hours for independent producers
* Blockbuster may file for bankruptcy in mid-September
* Tivo Q2 net loss widens to $15.3 mn
* Internet-based TV is growing rapidly: Study
* Reliance MediaWorks expands 3D capabilities
( 28 aug 2010 )
* Saregama to push film & TV biz, appoints heads
* Neo Cricket to air Corporate Trophy
* Lifestyle channel Once Mexico launches in Florida
* Channel [V] brings back Get Gorgeous from 29 August
* Colors to launch Khatron ke Khiladi 3 on 6 September
* Turner Broadcasting System to acquire Chilevisión
* FCC asks Court to reconsider ruling against indecency on TV
( 27 aug 2010 )
* Radio stocks gain on Copyright Board directive
* Dish TV crosses 8 mn subs, scales up growth forecast
* TSA selects GlobeCast for delivery solutions of BWF Championship
* CNBC-TV18 launches new campus series 'Lessons in leadership'
* UTV Television to add two new shows on Hindi GECs
* Big TV offers free HD DVRs with Samsung LED TVs
* Online strategy for 4th season of The Amazing Race
* BSNL widens Wimax coverage
* BCCI chief Srinivasan's case deferred to 9 September
* Zee Trendz to showcase Indian International Jewellery Week
* Walt Disney EMEA, Bt Vision launch ABC TV On Demand
* IPL in fresh controversies over rigging of player auction
* Former Disney CEO Eisner likely to take charge of Tribune
( 26 aug 2010 )
* 'Stand Up To Cancer' special to be packed with artists
* Colors adds YRF to movie slate, snaps up Lafangey Parindey
* Music royalty: Radio firms to share 2% ad revenue
* Videocon d2h widens offering to 266 channels
* Conax to showcase content protection solutions at IBC
* Satellite Channel selects Latens Cas solution for DTH in Nepal
( 25 aug 2010 )
* Sharad Pawar comes clean of IPL tax issue
* Crest to absorb overseas subsidiaries in restructuring plan
* Breakthrough acquires 400 half-hours of Pyramid programming
* TV Internet viewers have doubled since last year
* Committee to examine feasibility of accrediting outstation mediapersons
* US Multichannel market declines for the first time
( 24 aug 2010 )
* Trai tariff case: Tdsat interim directions on 31 August
* HC gives BCCI two weeks to reply to WSG petition
* People magazine launches on the iPad
* HomeShop18 revamps e-commerce portal
* BBC Asian Network announces docus
* Disney Channel celebrates Rakshabandhan with a twist
* Govt awaits consultant report in National Centre for animation, gaming and VFX
* Ganesh Sankaran named Prime Focus COO
* CBS veteran newsman Harold Dow no more
* Broadcasters move Tdsat against Trai's tariff order
( 23 aug 2010 )
* Prasar Bharati to spend Rs 15.28 bn in first phase of digitisation
* TV revenue falls in UK for first time since 2003: Ofcom
* MTNL gets Rs 4.5 bn for communication facilities of CWG
* Virgin Mobile joins hands with independent App store Getjar
* PIB introduces SMS alerts for mediapersons, revamps website
* AXN Beyond launches in Malaysia on 30 August
* Amrita TV launches website
* Asiasat's revenue jumps 27% as core biz stays strong
* 82 community radio stations operational till 31 July
* PlaySpan raises $18mn in series C funding
( 21 aug 2010 )
* BCCI suffers Rs 390 mn deficit for 2009-10 season
* Trai seeks stakeholder views on STB interoperability
* HBO ups Melissa Barnett to SVP, networks biz affairs
* Verizon’s Fios TV adds online video content from Time Warner
* Sky offers comparison table for sports packages
* Digicable SVP - network development Surendran Nair quits
( 20 aug 2010 )
* Govt deputes senior officers to oversee CWG preparations
* 3G: Govt turns down BSNL, MTNL plea
* Asianet celebrates Onam with entertaining bouquet
* Zee Marathi gears up to launch second season of Foo Bai Foo from 25 August
* All IPL teams violated company laws: Khurshid
* KidsCo to enter India via NDTV
* Time-shift TV viewing up 60% in the US
* David Madden is Fox Television Studios prez
* Web-to-TV video content revenue to jump eightfold to $17 bn in 5 years
( 19 aug 2010 )
* NDTV awaits FIPB nod for deal with Astro for lifestyle channel
* Discovery to pay tribute to Mother Teresa
* Pau Gasol to promote basketball in India
* Endemol appoints Shubhojit Ganguly to head Bengal operations
* Vh1 to launch America’s Got Talent 5 from 23 August
* Airtel digital TV adds 5 channels to bouquet
* Reliance, CBS JV to roll out 3 English channels in October
* DD Direct Plus augmentation to cost Rs 554 million
* Spanish music superstar Enrique to set the ball rolling for Champions League T20
( 18 aug 2010 )
* Bloomberg UTV invites budding entrepreneurs to ‘Pitch’
* MTV readies launch of Roadies season 8
* Big TV offers HD cum DVR box for Rs 4990
* Ten Cricket priced at Rs 35, banks on SA series for big push
* Suvarna to air ‘Halli Hyda Pyteg Banda’ from 23 Aug
* LG ICC Awards 2010 set to take place in Bengaluru
* Discovery Science to launch film-themed show
* CVC finds flaws in Prasar Bharati's broadcast of sporting events
* Doordarshan not hiring extra staff for Commonwealth Games
( 17 aug 2010 )
* Govt mulls proposal for cancellation of cable operator licences
* SC stays Tdsat order on cable tariffs for commercial establishments
* LG launches LED 3D TV
* launches travel site in partnership with Lonely Planet
* Sahara One Media CEO Avinash Kaul resigns
* ESPN licenses EPL rights from Fox International
* AXN pursues daily strategy for dramas
* NGC to decide on Tamil feed after Telugu stabilises
* Discovery to pump in additional $89 mn into JV firm with Oprah
* Govt not taken foreign loans to fund CWG as budget outlays go haywire
( 16 aug 2010 )
* Hathway Q1 standalone net loss at Rs 139.3 million
* HITS finds no takers as MSOs await transponders and comprehensive policy
* I&B clears 17 news & current affairs print publications for foreign investment
* Blockbuster reports Q2 loss of $69 mn, gets reprieve from creditors
* Content providers bullish on 3D TV set penetration
* SES, In Demand renew VoD, PPV pact
* Murdoch mulls launch of digital newspaper
* Charlie Sheen is highest paid US TV star
* Darren Childs is UKTV CEO
* Vintage TV selects GlobeCast solutions for UK launch
( 14 aug 2010 )
* Zoom to launch new show Link’d from 14 August
* Cricket South Africa to look into bonus payments for IPL
* CNBC-TV18 launches new series 'CNBC Bizography'
* Venkateswara Bhakti Channel’s Nada Neerajanam to complete 1 year on 15 August
* Over 30 US cities, states declare 14 August as Dora The Explorer Day
* Namiech is FremantleMedia senior VP, content & development
* Total Sports Asia secures broadcast deal for Olympic boxing
* Viacom appeals against decision in YouTube case
* Wenjia Fang is ESPN Star Sports China MD
* Nick Cannon extends stay as TeenNick chairman
* Amrita TV unveils programming line up for Onam
* Sri Adhikari Bros Q1 net at Rs 13.91 mn
* Acer announces RComm broadband embedded netbook
( 13 aug 2010 )
* Nat Geo launches Telugu feed
* 9X Media to launch Bengali & south music channel in rejig plan
* Jeffrey Hayzlett joins iVdopia's advisory board
* 65 mn viewers tune in for Micromax Cup Test series
* Govt earns Rs 1.26 bn as licence fee from DTH operators
* Prime Focus Q1 standalone net up at Rs 29.4 mn
* 'Film 2010' returns to BBC with Danny Leigh as new co-host
* Science Channel in development deal with Nick Sagan
( 12 aug 2010 )
* Delhi High Court rejects MSM Discovery, Star Den plea
* Den plans to raise Rs 7.5 billion
* LCD TVs to surpass CRT TVs in sales by 2012: CEAMA
* Total Sports Asia to produce a TV magazine show
* Sansui launches new range of LCDs
* BCCI rejects Modi's recusal application
* RCB's foreign players to play for them in Champions T20
* Star TV, Wizcraft to co-produce Global Indian Music Awards
* Den Q1 net up 208% at Rs 100 mn as revenue jumps 16%
* BBC World News appoints Nidhi Dutt for India Business Report
* Sir David Attenborough to host Discovery's 'First Life'
* KKR signs Pakistani player Muhammad Irfan for IPL 4
* HBO US unveils 2011 lineup of films, miniseries
* BBC Worldwide makes South East Asia 'Dance with the Stars'
* IOC awards broadcast rights for Venezuela
* Reality show 'Shark Tank' returns to ABC
( 11 aug 2010 )
* AIR, private FM radio ops ready for expansion
* NBA plans promotions in India
* HC allows WSG to take dispute with Sony to Singapore arbitrator
* Zee Cafe to air music-based reality show in December
* Sahara One Media Q1 net shrinks 73.5% to Rs 21.5 mn
* Zee TV to shift Karol Bagh to 7 pm band & launch new property at 10 pm
* Skype files for IPO; to raise $100 million
* Nat Geo ropes in Alec Baldwin for 'Great Migrations'
* Epix in 5-year online rights deal with Netflix
* Press Council wants larger ambit to deal with paid news
* Endemol acquires majority stake in Authentic Entertainment for $60 mn
( 10 aug 2010 )
* Murdoch to sell controlling stake in Chinese channels
* Big FM Q1 operating loss at Rs 72 mn, revenue up 7.4%
* Astro awaits FIPB nod to up stake in Sun Direct
* Nigel Lythgoe returns to 'American Idol'
* Pogo to launch second season of F.A.Q. on 14 August
* BSkyB adopts Brainware's workflow module
* Rosie O'Donnell to host show on Oprah's network
* Diva Universal to replace Hallmark
* Dassault Systèmes launches social 3D game application on Facebook
* Universal Music pulls out content from MTV
* Pak PM invites Lata Mangeskar to be state guest
* Google acquires social gaming site Slide for $200 mn
* I&B to hire external agency for impact assessment of govt's media campaigns
* I&B revokes 20 licences of FM radio channels
( 9 aug 2010 )
* BenQ launches palm-sized projector in India
* Globecast to demonstrate Mam solutions at IBC
* BAG Films' TV biz loss narrows amid lower costs
* 71 community radio stations operational in India
* 24 notices sent to TV channels since 2007 on wrongful depiction of women
* News Corp revenue up 8% to $32.8 bn, Star India gains
* Viacom Q2 profit up amid flat revenue
* WWE puts up a weak show in Q2
* Universal Music Group in deal for ‘American Idol’
( 7 aug 2010 )
* SC to hear plea against Trai's tariff order next month
* Casbaa convention to debate on pay-TV potential
* Radio Mirchi Q1 net at Rs 43 mn as revenue gains 14%
* Ambika Soni rues malaise of paid news
* UTV Television to launch 3rd Marathi daily Mi Lek
* BBC to launch television screening event in China
* UK’s Channel Five in deal with Warner Bros
( 6 aug 2010 )
* Zee's cricket channel launch coincides with Tri-Series
* Trai recommends 4-phase digitisation; 31 December 2013 is sunset date
* Conax to launch new conditional access platform
* Nick signs DQE for its first local production
* Discovery Q2 revenue up 11% to $963 million
* Zapak forays into social gaming, partners 6waves
* Iskcon launches mobile TV spiritual channel on MiMobiTV
* Google, Verizon strike deal on handling net traffic
* Indian businessman Syed bids for football club Blackburn Rovers
* Independent News profits as it exits Jagran Prakashan
( 5 aug 2010 )
* 'Glee' triumphs at TV critics awards in US
* Trilogy Studios taps Firefly platform for development of games
* Reliance Communications, Universal Music in partnership
* Sky, Simplifydigital reveal benefits of entertainment bundles
* News Corp to backstop financing measures in Sky Deutschland
* TNA Wrestling announces new show 'TNA Reaction'
* Delhi HC refuses to hear CWG PIL
* NDS gets Rodricks as director - ad solutions for APacs
* Jef Lim is Tiger Gate head - programming, production
* Zee TV to launch Saregamapa from 13 August
* Audio tycoon Sidney Harman buys out Newsweek
* Network18 Group floats JV with A&E Television
* Zapak to distribute Dirt 3 game in India
( 4 aug 2010 )
* NDTV forecasts faster growth from Q3
* Trai tariff order favours DTH players: IBF
* Govt should make serious efforts towards digitisation
* Sony's Bengali movie channel launches in North America
* ET Now launches series on successful entrepreneurs
* UTV Bindass to launch Emotional Atyachaar 2 on 7 August
* Colors ropes in Salman Khan to host Bigg Boss 4
* CBS, Comcast in 10-year carriage pact
* DD Urdu to get commissioned shows soon: Jatua
( 3 aug 2010 )
* IBN Lokmat Q1 narrows net loss to Rs 40 mn
* 264 applications for new TV channels await I&B nod
* Dish TV eyes growth in South with special offers for Karnataka and Kerala
* Reliance Big TV adds two interactive services
* Big FM Bangalore back on air after apology to Kannada film body
* Chinese tycoon in race to own Liverpool
* Malayala Manorama chief editor dies at 93
* English cricket county grounds face financial woes: Deloitte
* Dish TV selects STMicroelectronics’ ICs for digital STB
* UTV News rebrands web property as
* BBC Worldwide sells TV shows to NZ
* Vh1 to launch ‘House of Humour’ from 5 August
* Pix to focus on blockbuster content
* TV18 Q1 sets trend for double-digit growth
* BCCI reserves order on Lalit Modi's recusal
( 2 aug 2010 )
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