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Headlines in the month of November
* Six Indian players pull out of World Series Hockey
* StarHub bags rights for Uefa Euro 2012
* Cast confirmed for BBC Two's cycle of Shakespeare films
* Sky makes movies service available on mobiles, tablets
* HBO Asia gets into film production
* Noted commentator, documentary maker Partap Sharma passes away
* I&B Ministry sets up inter-ministerial committees for FM phase III
* Viacom18's plan for Sonic
* Colors acquires rights for 'The Dr. Oz Show'
* UTV Ignition Games offers Kung-Fu High Impact on Kinect
* Star Movies celebrates December with Jackie Chan Film Festival
* Network18 ups Saikumar to Group CEO
( 30 November 2011 )
* Viacom18 signs up for capacity on Measat-3a
* NCPCR issues guidelines for TV shows
* ETV Marathi to launch Perfect Bachelor
* Better Photography launches in Hindi
* Datawind partners Nasscom Foundation to provide 'Technology for Non-Profits'
* London to host 2012 Laureus World Sports Awards
* IT dept very lenient on BCCI, says standing committee on Finance
* BBC unveils Christmas delights
* Eros Intl launches Bollywood app for iPad
* Airtel Digital TV offers 21 AIR channels on iRadio
* What's-On-India launches TV guide app for iPhone
( 29 November 2011 )
* BBC's 'Horizons' examines the future growth of Chinese brands
* ED issues notice to BCCI regarding IPL 2 fund transfer
* History now available on mobile TV across major operators
* Asiasat 7 Spacecraft separation successfully completed
* Cable digitisation bill introduced in parliament
* Ficci conclave takes place in Chennai on 1-2 December
* IAAF objects on Leone's entry in Bigg Boss5
* Wizcraft International joins World Series Hockey with 'Delhi Wizards'
( 28 November 2011 )
* BBC's 'Horizons' examines the future growth of Chinese brands
* ED issues notice to BCCI regarding IPL 2 fund transfer
* History now available on mobile TV across major operators
* Asiasat 7 Spacecraft separation successfully completed
* Cable digitisation bill introduced in parliament
* Ficci conclave takes place in Chennai on 1-2 December
* IAAF objects on Leone's entry in Bigg Boss5
* Wizcraft International joins World Series Hockey with 'Delhi Wizards'
( 28 November 2011 )
* Dish TV gets FIPB nod to raise Rs 9.8 bn
* VH1 India bags rights for Golden Globe, Grammy Awards
* Tivo reports subscription gains for the first time in four years
* Zee Classic launches Classic Legends
* DD will air short docu films from January
* Delhi HC stays Rs 1.1 mn penalty on Yahoo
* Ten Action+ gears up for Saff Championship
* Common partners CNN Freedom Project for doc
* BBC Worldwide puts Top Gear Korea centre stage at ATF
* Indian project shortlisted for BBC World Challenge Competition
* BBC Entertainment to kick off 'Sherlock'
( 26 November 2011 )
* Delhi High Court issues notice to Star India on copyright infringement
* Lack of infrastructure will limit ability to view videos in India
* Cartoon Network US takes a bite out of 'The Annoying Orange'
* Elisabeth Shue joins cast of 'CSI: Crime Scene Investigation'
* Katju wants Govt to pay interest on late payment for ads in print media
( 25 November 2011 )
* 2011 Saff Championship to air live on Ustream
* A Separation wins BBC Four World Cinema Award 2011
* James Murdoch resigns from newspaper boards
* Showtime kicks off 'Inside Comedy' in Jan
* Dick de Rijk to deliver keynote at ATF
* DTH: Madras HC stay on levy of entertainment tax
* Lenovo launches 3rd phase of ‘Do’ campaign
* Linkedin is the most preferred channel on social media for Indians
* Idea brings in affordable smartphones to promote 3G
* BookmyShow is exclusive ticketing partner for Sunburn Goa 2011
* Turner restructures APAC operations
( 24 November 2011 )
* Cisco eyes growth with cable digitisation
* India is at cusp of digital revolution and HD adoption
* Six countries win Intl Emmies
* MBBC Worldwide delves into digital at Showcase 2012
* Bodenheimer is ESPN executive chairman
* Spice Digital introduces BlackBerry apps for kids
* i1 Super Series announces 2 more franchisees
* VH1 US to launch 'Mama Drama' on 1 Jan
* Endemol acquires format rights to Canada Sings
* ICC CEO Haroon Lorgat not to renew contract
* Suniel Shetty to spearhead WSH franchise Karnataka Lions
( 23 November 2011 )
* Cable TV technology companies upbeat on India
* Mobile apps growing among retailers in the US
* Netflix resurrects 'Arrested Development'
* Zee TV launches new show Afsar Bitiya
* Subhash Chandra wins '2011 International Emmy Directorate Award'
* Discovery Turbo kicks off 'Fine Tuned' from 28 November
* Miditech's documentary on Tihar Jail wins Intl Gold Panda Award
* Yahoo launches video content site 'Yahoo! Video'
* Karthik Lakshminarayan quits as FoodFood COO
( 22 November 2011 )
* World Series Hockey to have total prize money of Rs 100 mn
* Asiasat launches new communication satellite on 26 November
* Time spent on streaming outpaces number of streamers in the US
* US kids looking forward to 'iHoliday' 2011
* Motorola Mobility launches Motorola RAZR in India
* BBC Entertainment showcasing 'Come Fly With Me'
* Showtime renews 'Dexter' for two more seasons
* John Harnden is ICC Cricket World Cup 2015 CEO
* Vh1 India reaches half a million users on Facebook
* MAX brings Bond films with Bond Shukravar
* Zee Café kicks off '$#*! My dad Says' tonight
* RBNL partners Lucha Libre US for content
* IMG Worldwide chairman, CEO Forstmann passes away
* WSH gets Chennai Cheetahs as first franchisee
( 21 November 2011 )
* PCB looking to restore cricket ties with India
* Prasar Bharati starts process to recognise staff bodies
* Diversity of Indian market presents a challenge to online music players
* Govt owned optic fibre broadband network soon: Milind Deora
* 'South Park' renewed till 2016
* CBS plans more 'Survivor'
* Turner chairman, CEO Phil Kent to deliver keynote at Natpe
* Motorola Mobility stockholders approve merger with Google
* HBO US to kick off third season of 'The Life And Times of Tim'
* Ricky Gervais returns to host Golden Globe Awards
* High TV 3D launches via Astra
* IPRS, YouTube reach deal for music
* CBBC's new docu series to take children around the world
* Rosenblum is Academy of Television Arts and Sciences chairman, CEO
( 19 November 2011 )
* Ten Sports in long term agreement with FIH
* IBF, NBA react strongly to SC's refusal to stay Bombay High Court order imposing high penalty on Times Now
* UTV Bindass launches 'The Khan Sisters'
* Big CBS Love to launch new local property
* Star World kicks off local initiative 'Love2HateU'
* Disney's Iger joins Apple's board
* Google launches online music service
* Discovery Turbo now available on Reliance Digital TV
* Subhash Chandra announces $250 mn fund for Veria network
( 18 November 2011 )
* Sab increases original primetime programming
* Music channels need to move beyond GRPs
* Disney acquires online parenting platform Babble Media
* Arts Council England and the BBC take a leap into digital space
* Bruce Tuchman is AMC Networks president intl division
* Regina King to serve as Sag Awards social media ambassador
* E! Entertainment, Chelsea Handler sign new multi-year partnership
* BBC One commissions special edition of Jim'll Fix It for Christmas
* Al Jazeera English now available on Dish TV
* Nokia Music Connects gets off to a flying start
( 17 November 2011 )
* Miditech brings 'Whose Line Is It Anyway?' To India
* Industry needs to build biz model beyond CRBT
* RNW launches informative websites on sex and relationships
* History to air America - the story of the US
* Jason Priestley to host 39th Intl Emmy Awards
* Buddhadeb, Rituparno to make TV series and films on Tagore
* ABC, Warner in new digital distribution agreement
* Imagine TV gears up for 3rd season of Nachle Ve…
* Digitisation in four metros put off by 3 months
( 16 November 2011 )
* TV18 may offload 10% in Viacom18 to JV partner
* MTS partners UTV Indiagames to launch 'Games on Demand'
* Industry gears up for Nokia Music Connects 2011
* No relief for Times Now in defamation case
* Prashaant Bhatt joins Colors as fiction head
* seals $40 mn PE funding
* Martyn Freeman is BBC Worldwide's first general counsel
* Globo is Soccerex's broadcast partner
* Zinkia Entertainment to be listed on NYSE
* Nat Geo US hunts for 'America's Lost Treasures' in new series
* Showtime picks up another season of 'Weeds'
* Disney net fiscal income up 21% to $4.8 billion
* Nick US to create content destination for mothers
* Ofcom imposes penalty on Playboy TV
( 15 November 2011 )
* Dish TV plans to raise $200 mn
* John Hartigan steps down as News Limited chairman & CEO
* Big Magic to launch devotional singing reality show for kids
* Sri Sankara TV launches devotional music talent show
* Movies Now kicks off Planet Action festival
* BBC World News focuses on India with new series
* Seema Mohapatra quits BBC
* Hathway Q2 net loss at Rs 103 mn
( 14 November 2011 )
* Asianet to go fully digital in a year
* Den cable biz Q2 net down 65% to Rs 26.9 mn
* Gemini TV to air daily soap 'Auto Bharathi' from 14 November
* Sky Movies app launched for iPhone, iPad
* US consumer electronics devices market to touch $239.4 bn this year
* FIC rolls out HD options on StarHub TV
* RTL Group Q3 revenue up 6.6% at €1.23 bn
* Viacom reports double-digit growth for Q4
* AMC Networks Q3 net revenue up 4.6% to $284 mn
* Brian Grazer to produce 84th Academy Awards with Don Mischer
* BBC to offer viewers perspectives on sex
* Sun Direct launches pack for kids
( 12 November 2011 )
* Taj Television gets Zimbabwe cricket telecast rights for $20 mn
* UTV Q2 net bleeds as expenses surge 27%
* StarHub Q3 revenue up 4%
* Discovery COO Peter Liguori calls it quits
* Movies Now turns the spotlight on Tom Cruise
* Howard Owens is Nat Geo US president
* TCM acquires drama ‘Hell on Wheels’ from Endemol
( 11 November 2011 )
* RBNL TV biz segment Q2 loss at Rs 228.33 mn
* Adtech offers SDK for iOS and Android platforms
* LED TV, Smart TVs drive digital TV units as 3D TV wanes
* Times Internet leads in online space: comScore
* Network18 Group CEO Haresh Chawla quits
* Discovery acquires production house Betty
* France Telecom, Publicis launch fund for digital economy
* YouTube, Disney Interactive to create video entertainment
* HBO US airing docus on India this month
* Time Warner eyes buyout of Endemol
* Zeel gets Rajesh Jejurikar as second in command
( 10 November 2011 )
* Anil Kapoor to remake '24' for Indian audiences
* Slowdown halts Zee News Ltd's expansion plans
* Cartoon Network to roll out first regional HD kids' channel in Asia
* closes $17mn funding round
* RBNL biz head for TV Nikhil Mirchandani quits
* DOT extends time for feedback on national telecom policy
* Fifa secures TV rights deals worth $1.85 bn
* MediaCorp selects six projects for pilot funding
* News Corp opens compensation scheme for voicemail victims
* British radio is in the middle of a strategic revival: Thompson
* Universal Television hires senior executive for comedy development
( 9 November 2011 )
* DTH adds 1.6 mn subs in festive month of October
* Sports broadcasting training in Hanoi next year
* Doordarshan in content pact with Deutsche Welle
* News channels to exercise restraint in coverage of birth of Abhi-Aish child
* Disney US kicks off 'Austin and Ally' on 4 December
* ABC to kick off game show on 21 November
* Spike TV's plans for 'Video Game Awards'
* Coalition formed in US to support digital broadcasting in public policy
* Zee Café kicks off 'Real Housewives of New Jersey' on 8 Nov
* ITV, Canada's CBC in deal for 'Coronation Street'
( 8 November 2011 )
* Ten Sports bags rights for FIH hockey matches
* Hathway Cable's HD push
* Philips inks JV with TPV for TV biz
* FremantleMedia launches Pets & Animals Channel on YouTube
* Govt may shift digitisation in 4 metros to June
* BharatMatrimony, IndiaProperty launch mobile apps
* India invites ABU to set up broadcast research centre
* Channel [V] to spruce up Sundays with dating show
* StarHub adds Disney, Fox, NBCU to VoD offerings
( 7 November 2011 )
* Sony unveils two fiction shows to replace KBC
* TV18 posts Q2 net profit of Rs 78 mn from news biz
* Nimbus, BCCI to discuss commercial value of AIR deal
* Zee, PTV jointly win ICC rights for Pakistan
* SeaChange to showcase Cloud-based video solutions
* Hearst Magazines to launch two new YouTube channels
* Vh1 to air MTV Europe Music Awards on 8 Nov
* Korea to host ABU radio and TV song festivals next year
* Zee TV pins hopes on Hitler Didi
* Time Warner Q3 revenues up 11%
* Emma Turner joins FremantleMedia worldwide drama team
* Beryl Cook to step down as News Corp chief HR officer
* ITV Granada to launch on Airtel Digital TV
* Suvarna to air Kannada remake of hit Malayalam show
( 5 November 2011 )
* Viacom18 reports Q2 net loss of Rs 284 mn as expenses surge 29%
* SRK buys Mumbai franchise of i1 Super Series
* News Corp Q1 net income down to $738 million
* 'Life Mein Ek Bar' to air on Fox Traveller from 6 November
* WSJ adds new distribution channels for WSG Live
* Fox orders second season of 'The X Factor'
* Sony Mix launches new show on 6 November
* Star - Zee distribution JV comes under the CCI scanner
* Nikhil Madhok quits Imagine TV
( 4 November 2011 )
* Sun TV Q2 net up 8% to Rs 1.80 bn
* NGC ups local content ante; ties up with Nissan for new show
* BBC Worldwide brings latest series of 'Top Gear'
* Big CBS Prime kicks off 'The Defenders' on 7 November
* Growth in India, Japan dominates second day of Casbaa Convention
* Entourage returns for the final season to HBO
* Neo Cricket launches on Time Warner Cable in New York City
* launches India focused edition
* TLC Intl to reach 100 mn homes globally this year
* South Asian Football Federation renews deal with WSG
* Discovery Channel Magazine re-launches In Asia
* BBC Worldwide to launch channels in Thailand next year
* NBA urges PM to restrain PCI Chief from making 'unwarranted comments'
* Vas services for mobiles should be standardised: Ficci
* Pandey is RBNL central India cluster biz head
( 3 November 2011 )
* Digitisation ordinance gives right of way to cable ops
* Ten Sports inks deal with Machdar Motorsports
* Sony to showcase new technologies at TecXpo 2011
* CNN Intl's new show to focus on emerging markets
* Trai softens SMS cap to 200 per day
* MDA issues guidelines on pay TV contracts to protect consumers
* Netflix, Disney-ABC TV Group extend licensing agreement
* Sony Pictures Television opens office in Dubai
* TLC's new show on origin and evolution of fashion items
* Discovery Q3 revenues up 18% to $1 bn
* 3Q home entertainment spending rises by 5% in the US
* Smriti Krishna is MSM SVP & head of HR
* Supreme Court dismisses Asianet petition against ESPN
* Casbaa estimates $1.4 bn loss due piracy of signals in India
* NTV Everywhere, OTT via the internet create debate at Casbaa Convention
( 2 November 2011 )
* 48th ABU General Assembly to begin on 2 November
* Radio Mirchi Q2 net up 80% to Rs 90.3 mn
* Govt to pursue amendment to give deemed status to Pubcaster employees
* NDTV news biz net loss reduces as revenue up 19%
* Sab launches new Saturday primetime slot
* BloombergUTV ropes in Rahul Bose to host The Pitch 2
* Disney, UTH Russia to launch Disney channel in Russia
* Verizon Fios TV, Mediacom to launch Fox on Demand
* Airtel Digital TV expands HD bouquet with 4 new channels
* Neo Sports to air World Series Hockey
( 1 November 2011 )
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