's Headlines Archives - 2004
Headlines in the month of February
* MSOs to meet Wednesday to discuss CAS freeze response
* Brand new Shiv Sainiks: Amarr Upadhyay and Ajinkya Deo
* Star set to unleash fresh programming blitzkrieg
* Star Sports to air curtain raiser to India-Pak series
* Aids awareness shows on DD get extension
(28 February 2004)
* Trai washes hands off DD-Ten Sports telecast tussle
* Case studies dominate second day of EMDI seminar
* Government denotifies CAS 'indefinitely'
* Viacom to launch VHI Australia
* Disney is US' most admired entertainment company: Fortune
* Cartoon Network US goes underwater
* Filmmaker Mejoo Khan joins Bag Films
* Alpha Marathi awards give dubbed Titanic fight for ratings
* Dubai crowds make a fashion statement
* They came, they performed, they conquered
* Globecast to deliver first wrestling dedicated channel
* Star World's new shows to have elements of fate, sci fi
* Cartoon Network, AOL team up for 'Project Goldmaster' in the US
* BroadcastAsia2004 to be held in June in Singapore
* Bashir expected to join ABC in million dollar deal
* Aaj Tak's strategy for upcoming elections
* Cream of Zee Cine Awards Mil KMG
* ‘Mr & Ms Bollywood’- Sahara's new talent hunt
* Zee dazzles Dubai with cine extravaganza
(27 February 2004)
* First seminar on event measurement kicks off in Mumbai
* Cable operator challenges Govt notification on Trai.
* Trai constitutes panel to work on cable TV service regulation
* Dubai... here Zee comes
* Harmony Gold announces new MIP offerings
* Leo Burnett's creative head honcho 'Bakrafied'
* Telugu tackled; TV9 keen on Kannada news channel next
* Newcomer MarVista to tap MIP market this year
* New British TV health series to target South Asians
* Thailand moves to improve pay TV piracy
* NBC on the look out for Indo American actors
(26 February 2004)
* 'Sex and the City's finale lures 10.6 million viewers
* EMDI's event management seminar kickstarts 26 Feb.
* BT Broadcast Services to provide webcasting for
* Sportel claims full house for next month's TV event
* CNN to rebrand two news shows
* BBC receives award for dedication to environment
* Columbia Tristar moves off the beaten track with western 'The Missing'
* 'Super Millionaire' gives ABC a leg up in the ratings
* BPG report recommendations shot down by Jowell
* TV5, now airing French films with English sub-titles
* Is your kid watching too much TV?
(25 February 2004)
* Aaj Tak distribution head Amitabh Srivastava withdraws resignation
* Action heats up at 29th Annual Rapa Awards
* Stage set for Radio Mirchi Kaan Awards
* Pehla to air Indo-Pak series in Middle East
* BTV World hops on to AsiaSat 3S platform
* Murdoch's Foxtel Digital to make Oz launch on 14 March
* B4U to go glocal, sport snazzier look
* Varma Corp inks deal with MTV to promote movies
(24 February 2004)
* Trai chief Pradip Baijal's letter to I&B secretary Pawan Chopra
* UTV appoints VP, marketing for yet-to-be launched Kids channel
* VSNL's deal with Asia Netcom for enhancing submarine connectivity
* Trai recommends CAS suspension for 3 months
* Data on effect of sexual images on TV on US youth insufficient
* 'Sex And The City' triumphs at the Sag Awards
* 'LOTR' becomes 2nd highest money maker of all time
* BBC wins two interactive Baftas
* Bangladesh pubcaster's deal with Asiasat
* Sony to unveil summer collection
* 150 bollywood stars to adorn Zee Cine awards
* Digital Academy to conduct visual effects and animation workshop
* Sahara plans primetime facelift in 2004
* Sony Pictures Animation to produce first CGI film
* AP International appoints Daisy Veerasingham as sales director
* Cable TV Show, Kolkata stresses on services, CRM
(23 February 2004)
* India tour of Pakistan from 10 March to 17 April
* Merger mania may rock Sony, Pixar
* CNBC's 'Trial by Fire' debuts on 21 February
* BBC, HBO's to co-produce 12 hour epic series 'Rome'
* Indian football stars to protest against Doordarshan
* Vijay TV gears up for a reality show
* Disney's Eisner on a ego boosting trip?
* Zee net worth down Rs 19 billion after write-offs
* Sony bags rights to 'Koi Mil Gaya', 'Baghban'
(21 February 2004)
* BBC acting DG Mark Byford leading editorial review
* CE, IT companies to discuss future of TV market
* Henry Moniz is Viacom's associate general counsel, compliance VP
* Frost & Sullivan launches Space and Communications Group
* ICFAI Business School's seminar on retail marketing on 28 February
* ICC claims encouraging ticket response for U-19 World Cup
* Bollywood actor Manoj Bajpai to pen column for
* Ninth Cable TV Show kickstarts in Kolkata
* Zee Music set to sing different tune
(20 February 2004)
* To Pak-up or not: Trai still undecided
* Indian Information Service officers protest induction of 'outsiders'
* Clarifications on The Telecommunication (Broadcasting and Cable) Services Tariff Order 2004
* Broadcasters thrilled, cable frat incensed by Trai order
* CEO Prasar Bharati elected CBA Vice President
* International Channel targets young Asian Americans
* Reed Midem to honour Halmi at MIPTV
* 'Sex and the city' to take Hollywood route
* Zee News rolls out poll programming
* Pak may beam Indian channels again
* Yahoo finally drops Google search results
* Trai issues clarifications on cable price freeze order
* Malaysia emerge ESPN Junior X champs
(19 February 2004)
* NDTV wins international recognition for news feature, engineering advance
* N-E TV producers protest non-payment of dues by Doordarshan
* Global online school ties up with Zee Network's education arm
* And now a 'Feel Good Party'!
* IANS, iVision tie up on news for print, TV
* BJP poll road show - Jeetendra denies, Suresh Oberoi confirms
* Former CNN chief named MSNBC head
* Zee English to air 10th Annual Screen Actor Guild Awards live
* Michael Williams to head communications at Reed Midem
* Video streams up by over 100 per cent: Accustream Research
* Muppets on Disney's menu after deal with Henson
* BBC Worldwide's theatrical distribution deals for 'Deep Blue' documentary
* ITF claims promising TV figures for Davis Cup
* Asiasat offering back up services to Star
* Sahara to start two Cinevistaas shows shortly
* Zee Cine gets its tint of gold: courtesy CitiGold Corporation
* Comcast bullish even after being turned down by Disney
* MTV may soon sing south Indian tune; to 'Hindify' Nick
(18 February 2004)
* TV commentator Siddhu joins BJP
* DD makes last ditch attempt for Indo-Pak cricket
* Bertelsmann's Thielen keen on India TV prodn, publishing
* Spiderman rockets HBO to the top
* Disney gives a thumbs down to Comcast offer
* West Bengal to spruce up animation biz
* Anuj Saxena marriage turns out to be a star studded affair
(17 February 2004)
* Parsons hobnobs with corporate elites
* Uday Shankar takes charge as editor of Star News
* Alpha Marathi bags 12 awards at 'Maharashtra Times Sanman' awards
* Fox seeks to dwarf the competition with reality show
* CBS apologises for Outkast's Grammy performance
* 'Telebrands' gets into Hindi film production
* Dalmiya to settle India's World Cup money from ICC
* South Africa makes a Bollywood move
* Bollywood Fashion Awards on 30 April in the US
* Zee to phase out 'Awaz' in three weeks
* Former Star COO Bruce Churchill on Panamsat's BOD
* Rainbow Media launches first HD news channel in US
* Asiasat buys fully integrated satellite control system
* Rakesh Sharma's film wins accolades at Berlin film fest
(16 February 2004)
* Lucknow witnesses second Sahara wedding
* Govt reportedly wants Trai to go easy on CAS till after polls
* ATN seeks to pump Rs150 m into Ahimsaa Global
* Microsoft features in the Com-Di affair
* Ishaa Koppikar to dazzle at 2004 MTV Asia Awards
* DD's new 'Hawayein' starts 18 February
* Vajpayee gives green signal to Indo-Pak tour
* Synergy works on capsules for Aaj Tak, Headlines Today
* 'Carryy on Shekhar' on Sab's Sunday menu
* Indo-Pak tour is on: Star News
(14 February 2004)
* Time Warner chairman coming a-calling; what's cooking?
* After Iraani, political bug bites Sudha Chandran, Aman Varma
* Vijay TV gets up, close and personal with stars
* News Corp reports 19 per cent rise in revenue
* Star Movies aims to ride high on Blockbuster power
* Comcast Disney drama continues, new bids for the Mouse likely
* Aaj Tak's 'JBC' with Jaaferi attracts maximum eyeballs in debut episode
* Intelsat bags FCC approval for Loral transaction
* MPA to extend anti piracy drive to South India
* Congress agrees to increase fines for indecent measures
* France 2 TV station in a soup over inaccurate news report
* Diana legacy continues with NBC documentary
* BBC Prime celebrates five years in Africa next month
* Rani Mukherjee to star in NDTV's 'Jai Jawan' sequel
(13 February 2004)
* AIR bags radio rights for $ 40,000
* BCCI is only looking at Pakistan tour, not elections: Dalmiya
* Sony readies Devi in new one-hour 'avtaaar'
* Zee MGM gets bitten by the Love Bug this month
* DD, ESS sprint for Standard Chartered Marathon telecast
* Tremors in media land over Comcast's bid for Disney
* Galaxy to launch digital TV service in Hong Kong on NDS technology
(12 February 2004)
* India’s home ministry for cricket series after polls
* Transcript of the letter from Comcast to Disney
* Comcast makes $66 billion bid for Disney
* Zee Cine Awards unveils technical category winners
* Ten Sports, DD to discuss India-Pakistan series telecast
* Blink again! BBC scribe reads news in sari
* Fifa's tender for production of World Cup mascot TV
* Atal, Amitabh and Ash star in mega wedding show
* Warner Bros. Animation producing 'The Batman' for Cartoon Network US
* CBS broadcast of Grammys attract 26.3 million viewers
* TAM ratings service to track urban Elite, assures overnight data delivery
(11 February 2004)
* Sahara Samay Mumbai to target women in afternoon band
* 'Differentiated programming' helps Radio City score in ORG Marg study
* Rajat Sharma looks to build India TV channel team
* Microsoft, Disney to increase flow of digital Disney content to consumers
* Government unlikely to allow news on private FM
* CEC's whines on 'India Shining' ineffectual?
* Disney board shield Michael Eisner from critics
(10 February 2004)
* CNN reduces Hong Kong headcount by 30
* WRC appoints TNSSPORT for research
* Alpha Gaurav 2004 salutes the talent, spirit and essence of Mumbai
* Grammy choices show innovation and thought
* China lifts lid off airwaves, plans 1,000 new TV channels
(9 February 2004)
* Dileep Padgaonkar to present Question Time India
* SPE's acclaimed film 'Cold Mountain' set for India release
* 'Rugrats' spin-off 'All Grown Up' premieres across Nick Asia 20 Feb
* US networks go overboard to 'cover' for Jackson repeat
* Discovery to showcase a Cartier masterpiece: The Patiala Necklace
* Zee Cine Awards 2004 takes flight
* Offbeat films are fastest growing segment: Pritish Nandy
(7 February 2004)
* InCableNet sets 'record straight' on CAS
* Pixar's Jobs takes potshots at Eisner post break up
* Kunika Lall calls it day at Sahara Samay
* Gujarat cable ops back order to broadcasters, MSOs to register deals with Trai
* 'Question Time India' returns to BBC World
* Lockheed's AMC-10 cable services satellite launch a success
* BBC Showcase to have record number of buyers at Brighton
* Sky's chief financial officer Stewart calls it a day
* Sony slated to launch youth-centric soap 'Yeh Meri Life Hai' in 10 pm slot
* Aaj Tak opts for old hand KW Naqvi as news director
* Intelsat mulls over IPO
* Mark Wilson is TV Games Network chairman
* AXN to strengthen localisation focus this year
(6 February 2004)
* Janet Jackson jacked out of Grammies
* Zee plans bonds issue to fund DTH, movies
* Govt. reviewing 'Business Standard' FDI application: Prasad
* Aaj Tak distribution head Amitabh Srivastava quits
* CNBC's fourth Mutual Fund awards on 9 February
* CNBC-TV18 launches new show on business beyond the metros
* From TV soap to music video - 'Kahiin To Hoga' star hits the high notes in Maldives
* Maldivans rue cultural invasion of the desi kind
* Aasma to take center stage with Bryan Adams
* Kamal Hassan plugs 'Virumaandi' via cable ops
* Preity Zinta's column for BBC website gets overwhelming response
* TiVo, Nielsen Media Research join hands
* CABSAT gains from growth in regional tech & media industry
* Vivendi Q4 sales dip
(5 February 2004)
* Pakistan Government should lift ban on Indian TV: I&B minister at BES Expo inaugural
* TVTN Q3 net profit up 14.12 % YoY
* CNN spruces newsgathering service; hires new correspondents
* BBC to make its mind up about Eurovision contest
* CNBC-TV18 launches 'Expectations 2004'
* Fox moves US programming to Panamsat's fleet
* CBS to use tape delay for the Grammy Awards
* Sky Sports' deal for the English Rugby League
* Soong leaves CNBC Asia for CNN Intl as anchor
* Jackson Super Bowl controversy smacks of hypocrisy
(4 February 2004)
* Budgetary support to I&B upped 3 billion
* Full text of Trai order on interconnect agreements for broadcast sector
* Broadcasters, MSO will have to register deals with Trai
* Eye on polls, Jaswant tries balancing act with interim budget; media/ent. industry ignored
* Ram Gopal Varma, Radaan team up to produce films in Hindi
* Jeeva Asianet Awards on 7 March in Cochin
* Sahara inks deal with K Sera Sera, Varma Corp
* 10 veterans to share Lifetime Achievement honours at Daytime Emmys
* Crest Comm okays pref issue to promoters, foreign investment cap of 74%
* Reply of National Cable & Telecom Association
* IBF response to Trai
* Replies to TRAI: Daggers drawn for broadcasters, cable ops
* Malini gets Sahara its best TRPs in first week
* ESPN readies to bid for BCCI organised cricket
* Pioneer reality TV producer Mary Ellis Bunim dead
* Jaswant unlikely to pop out major sops for media/ent. sector in proposals
* UTV to beef up non fiction software production
(3 February 2004)
* Pentamedia set for an overhaul
* TV industry steps up to lend its support to CHIP
* Synergy reeling under 'Child Genius' flood
* Repackaged short n sweet 'Ramayan' on Star Plus
* Aaja to use DVD to get Asian American TV journos
* Warner to hold majority stake in China cinema hall
* Viacom close to spinning off video rental chain
* Tom Ascheim is Nick digital TV's exec VP, GM
* ESS comes aboard Zee's Dish DTH
* Sony reports decline in 3Q film, games revenue
* Mumbai HC postpones CAS hearings to June
* ImaginAsia TV to launch in August in US
(2 February 2004)


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