Indiantelevision.com's Headlines Archives - 2004
Headlines in the month of December
* News channels ride high on FII pull
* Aaj Tak announces 'Sabse Tez' personalities of 2004
* Asianet greets 2005 with special shows
* Interconnect agreements to register with Trai
* 'Koi Mil Gaya' delivers for Max
* Annual Akashwani awards given away
* VH1 remakes the US music world next year
* PHL attracts Pakistan's Wasim Ahmed, Sohail Abbas
* 'Law and Order' star Jerry Orbach succumbs to cancer
* Hallmark kicks off 2005 with unusual murder mystery
(31 December 2004 )
* Balaji Telefilms board declares 800% interim dividend
* I&B clears FII stake in news channels
* Alpha Bangla celebrates Bangla music festival
* Star Vijay celebrates New Year with special shows
* BBC's 'Bollywood Bosses' to profile Indian directors
* Soundtrack channel to be available in India on Dish TV
(30 December 2004 )
* RPI storm Star office; upset with Ekta , Smriti and 'Kyunkii..'
* K Sera Sera sets up subsidiary for TV content
* Stock broker Jhunjhunwala picks 5% in Mid-day
* Headlines Today to recap the year in unique style
* Trai invites suggestions on satellite radio
* Asianet cancels New Year live show due to Tsunami
* PHL offers participation fee to players
* It's megastructure time on NGC
* BBC World ends 2004 with a scan of news and events
* Aaj Tak lines up mega programming fare for year end
* Adult internet TV site launches in the US next month
* Stan Grant is CNN Intl Beijing correspondent
(29 December 2004 )
* CNN to air 'CNN Connects: Power Redefined'
* 'Kuch Hanse Kuch Phanse' on Star News this yearend
* Star News sets up fund for Tsunami disaster victims
* StarOne gets innovative with reality-fitness show
* Zee to take action against copyright infringement
* TV Today's Amitabh Srivastava Disney bound
* Comcast enhances digi. programming with 3 new chnls
* HBO loss to affect SET's growth
(28 December 2004 )
* China onto Internet superfast lane with Cernet2
* The 'jazzy' Mumbai Festival to be telecast on VH1
* SET-Discovery strengthens southern distrib'n teams
* Sony banks on gala rounds to boost 'Idol'
* Lords & Commons tour India to check cricket content
* Aaj Tak, CNBC-TV18, Asianet News live on Airtel Edge
* 'DaVinci's Code' unlocks ratings bonanza for NGC US
* Daniel Puder triumphs on WWE's 'Tough Enough'
* Star World sitcom examines life in a radio station
* CBS lines up biographical mini series on Elvis
(27 December 2004 )
* Special X'Mas shows and movies from Kids' channels
* Kids' show producer sponsors needy child
* I&B seeks cabinet nod for downlink policy
* SC to hear ESPN case in January
* Manav plays Santa for Shewta in 'Saas Bahu aur...'
* Downlink policy with cabinet; no debate yet
* 'Main Hoon Na' perks up Star Plus' share to 20.3 %
* Kohinoor B'casting aims to launch Punjabi news chnl
* Animal Planet ends the year with a best of package
* Star World's lines up new reality show 'Big Fat...'
* HBO goes big on Saturdays in 2005
* Visiware plan 'The Price is Right's' interactive version
* Hollywood could set a record at the US box office
* Fox under pressure to drop adoption show
* BBC Hindi's annual radio drama explores media race
* Fox's Shastri takes charge as UTV Motion Picture COO
* Plus to air Bollywood bonanza 'Cops special' on 31 Dec
* Disney revises executive compensation programme
* 'Apprentice' pits book smarts vs street smarts
* NDTV biz chnl 'Profit' launching 10 Jan
(24 December 2004 )
* I&B ministry seeks clarifications from Space TV
* Sun Network inks movie deal with Buena Vista
* Radio City to play Mumbai Festival theme song
* ESS to air Sri Lanka-New Zealand ODI series
* Intelsat gets FCC approval for Zeus transaction
* BBC World lines up two year end specials
* Trendz TV brings special shows with new year theme
* ESPN to make a television movie on Jack Johnson
* Discovery explores a virtual world next year
* Order to share feed: ESS moves SC
* Zee Music banks on interactive shows
(23 December 2004 )
* Padmalaya shares case: Zee to approach SEBI
* Kerala HC directs ESS to share feed with DD
* Aaj Tak rolls out anniversary contest for viewers
* Max topples Zee Cinema to claim top spot
* Asianet announces Christmas programming
* 10th Cable TV India Show concludes
* TFI is the host broadcaster for Rugby World Cup
* Bangalore Court summons Hathway, BMP, BESCOM
* WRC to exploit opportunities in the New Media arena
* BBC unveils future plans for its New Media unit
* Hallmark puts a twist on Dickens' 'A Christmas Carol'
* NDTV business channel gets uplinking ok
* 'Indian Idol' gets into gala mode for final stretch
* SS Music greets 2005 with new initiatives
* Five Indians in BBC's list for South Asian leaders
* Commonwealth Games asking price too high for DD
(22 December 2004 )
* ESPN Star wins Australian Open telecast rights
* Zee Tele to sue Padmalaya promoters
* Tata Young to perform in Channel[V] concert
* Reddy briefs house committee on DD Direct Plus
* Online association fully backs Baazee.com CEO
* Isro, Measat to create satellite capacity powerhouse
* Corporate restructuring at Sony; NP Singh made COO
(21 December 2004 )
* ESPN to court: Can't share cricket revenue with DD
* Sun TV, Astro Malaysia in $ 25 mn JV
* Govt to address DTH issues with legislation
* Zee acquires telecast rights of 'Raincoat'
* FIPB clears 26% Balaji stake sale to Star
* B4U lines up blockbuster movies for 2005'
* Pehla offers 3-channel Bangla subscription package
* Zee switch-off: Asianet charges Trai violation
* Christina Aguilera to host MTV Asia Awards 2005
* Fremantle's David Lyle to head Reality Channel
* Trump to host 'The Apprentice' for 3 more seasons
* ITF announces excellent ratings for Davis Cup
* BBC Radio's mp3 initiative gets positive response
* 'American Idol' most searched TV show on AOL
* J&J's Cheung appointed Walt Disney (China) MD
* Discovery to offer HD channels globally in 2005
(20 December 2004 )
* Distribution deals: 1st lock channel positioning
* ESS creates music video to give PHL a push
* BAG Films' 'Kumkum' completes 500 episodes on Plus
* VH1 scores 'best year ever' in US
* E! crowns Usher as 2004's 'Entertainer of the Year'
* Vijay to spruce viewership with reality format
* News Corporation included in NYSE S&P 500 Index
* Murdoch offers $44 million for 3-story penthouse
(18 December 2004 )
* Star News lines up year-end bonanza
* Warner Music Group's losses lessen
* US TV portraying religion in a negative light: Study
* Fifa invites bids in Europe for 2010 World Cup
* BBC signs Jimmy Connors for Wimbledon coverage
* Alpha Bangla lines up musical events
* TOM Online buys 81% stake in Indiagames
* Zee sets up ad sales team, de-links from Turner
* Bahl launches S Asia WorldR chnl in US
* Winter Olympics push Oscars into March
* RDF Media sues Fox over reality series ripoff
* DirecTV adds Bangladesh to cricket package
(17 December 2004 )
* BSkyB tightens cricket grip with 4-year telecast deal
* Bangla ODIs: DD wants 20% revenue share
* Ban on Crime Serials on Kannada Channels sought
* Int. Channel acquires Korean films and anime titles
* MipTV looks at Korean television space
* BBC and ITV join forces for exit poll
* Discovery Comm. plans to roll out high-def. ntwk
(16 December 2004 )
* Nick to launch 'Dum Duma Dum'
* Disney Channel to use movies as prog. tent pole
* PIL seeks India-Bangla series simulcast; HC queries DD
* BCCI invites DD to bid for telecast rights
* Prasar hopes to find distrib partners to push DD in UK
* DD targets 2 million DTH subscribers by end 2005
* Fox integrates reality with 'Daddy searching'
* Former BBC DG Dyke criticises cutbacks
* Zee-Turner to launch new bouquet
* MTV India gets jazzed up in 2005
* MTV signs digital music store deal with Loudeye
* Vishal Verma is American Desi network CEO
* Sitcoms, crime shows waning in the US
* Regis Philbin to co-host 'The Apprentice' finale
* Formula One needs to increase appeal in the Far East
* BBC launches corporate responsibility report
(15 December 2004 )
* Disney channels in four languages
* HBO receives 20 Golden Globe Awards nominations
* Prasar Bharati launches 2 Parliamentary chnls
* CSTV signs agreements with 5 big cable ops & DirecTV
* PNC bags Deloitte Technology Fast 500 Award
* NBC Sports to air N. American Intl Auto Show live
* Zee's Dish TV gets clean chit from government
* 'E To Noi Shudhu Gaan' mega final to beam on 18 Dec
* MTV to launch three customised channels in US
* Ten Sports to air Ronaldo vs Zidane charity match
(14 December 2004 )
* CID Special Bureau to make its debut on 27 December
* Kelly Holmes is BBC Sports personality of the year
* TV movie will examine Disney feud
* 'Super Singer' simulcast gets high TVRs on Plus
* Oprah Winfrey to develop talk shows for King World
* US TV icon Dick Clark suffers stroke
* AFI to recognise 'Desparate Houswives', 'Sopranos'
(13 December 2004 )
* Mukta mulls stake in Dubai TV venture
* Fox Ent. EVP joins Gemstar-TV Guide as CEO
* HBO's Jonathan Spink elected as Casbaa director
* Funny horror, terrific gigs light up MTV Immies
(11 December 2004 )
* Vijay TV organises 'December Pookkal' musical event
* [V]'s 'Launch Pad' to unearth best band
* Come, join Dish: Zee to Star, Sony
* NDTV issues caution notice to FIIs and NRIs
* Asia Television Forum closes to a record turnout
* Trai interconnect regulations issued
* VH1 launches on Zee-Turner; price Rs 3
* Steady does it for Discovery Travel & Living
* CNBC & SAS touch upon 'Corporate Governance' issues
* CNBC, Infosys host seminar on infrastructure & city
* NDTV, Star Sports to air ABN Amro tennis challenge
* Speaker lineup revealed for UK Sport & Tech conf.
* BBC launches 24 hour FM station in Kabul
* DirecTV expands intl prog to include Aastha channel
* Zee News, 'Businessworld' journos win CNN YJA '04
* BBC to provide news headlines on Taiwanese website
(10 December 2004 )
* Two Disney channels to cost Rs 12
* Broadbase community radio licence norms, urges Trai
* Star News' Crime specials lead across news channels
* Lower bandwidth costs would help broadband: Baijal
* SC again postpones cricket case to next week
* Stewart, NBC sign dist. deal for new series
* Trai order ready, must provide to stay
(9 December 2004 )
* FIPB clears hike in NRI stake in K Sera
* Broadband seminar in Delhi on Thursday
* NDTV captures popular music of Ind Diaspora in docu.
* CNN to set up bureau in Pakistan
* Vijay TV features Carnatic music festival
* Star on rebound in 9pm band; slot share up 14%
* Yantra Media to venture into Hindi content
* Formula One records uneven TV ratings for the year
* Rapper Kanye West tops Grammy's nominee list
* Indian girl outspells rivals in BBC competition
* Jack Abernethy is Fox Stations CEO
* Times' Pradeep Guha appointed Zee Telefilms CEO
(8 December 2004 )
* PM to launch DD DTH on 16 December
* HBO to start beaming in Shanghai
* CNBC, ICICI announce Emerging India Awards
* 'Young and Restless' to stay on CBS for 5 more years
* BBC tricked on Bhopal anniversary
* Ashutosh takes over as biz head for ETC Music
* BBC plans major restructuring, to axe 6,000 staff
(7 December 2004 )
* Sony to have Animax block
* Animax to launch 'Galaxy Angle'
* ESPN billing us erroneously: Hathway
* Post-HBO exit, Sony to cut bouquet rate
* Sony's stellar show 'CID' on an upswing
* Zee-Turner puts Rs 25 price tag on HBO
* Discovery announces a tie-up with Lance Armstrong
* Star News' 'Jaanbaaz' to debut on 12 December
* Study analyses change in primetime TV viewing in US
* Tinsel Town TV's Hasan to address Natpe conference
* CBS creams oppn; ABC neck-to-neck with NBC
* 9/11 voted as most memorable TV moment in the US
* EuroNews enters Asia through Eutelsat partnership
* ESPN to launch wireless service in the US
* CNBC cans John McEnroe's talk show
* CNN hopes for wicked perfection with reality show
* BBC journalist Doyle wins UN award
(6 December 2004 )
* Ten Sports geared up for Champions Trophy hockey
* Star One carves out fresh viewer space
* Spike TV to make fatherhood docu. with Bruce Wills
* 'Raymond' triumphs at Family TV Awards in the US
* News channel Indiavision projects improved ratings
* Hathway owes Rs 70 million, ESS switches off
* 'Nat Geo Explorer' wins broadcast journalism award
* CNBC-TV18 to have a distribution head
* CASBAA media college graduates first intake
* 'Lakme Fashion House' to launch on Star One
* History Channel to air docu. on plots to kill Hitler
* India TV asserts 80% C&S penetration in Hindi belt
* Estee Lauder chairman Langhammer on Disney board
(4 December 2004 )
* Zee Cinema launches two-month long Big B festival
* Star News' 'Saas...' captures No. 1 slot in afternoon
* CNBC & Fidelity to hold Mutual Fund Investors Forum
* Hungama claims positive growth in 6:30-8:30 pm band
* ESS set to take Indian hockey into new league
* Sahara merges all its news bureaux
* Discovery best C&S channel at Asian TV Awards
* Media cos give India edge over China
* UK govt. panel backs BBC's licence fee
* WWE extends reach in Scandinavia
* BBC Worldwide teams up with Fifa for documentary
* ESS acquires broadband rights for NBA in Hong Kong
(3 December 2004 )
* NDTV, Channel [V] win Asian TV Awards
* Deccan Chronicle IPO oversubscribed 5 times
* Govt. rules out expansion plans for terrestrial DD
* Govt. in no hurry to take call on CAS
* [V], CCTV, SMG presents 11th [V] Chinese Music Awds
* BBC World to air documentary on Bhopal tragedy
* Indian contingent makes its presence felt
(2 December 2004 )
* Reliance Infocomm launches full suite of ISP services
* Trai unlikely to give interconnect regulations this wk
* Government to expand and deepen rural connectivity
* Cable truce back in Mumbai
* Cable rates to go up 7% from 1 January
* Fox to kick off 2005 with two gritty dramas
* Asia Media Festival off to strong start
* BBC forum to examine state of UK television dramas
* Thomson looks to capitalise on Asia media space
* Media cos feel the need for tech savvy managers
* Star renews output deal with Buena Vista
(1 December 2004 )
* ARCHIVES FOR THE YEAR 2003
* ARCHIVES FOR THE YEAR 2002
* ARCHIVES FOR THE YEAR 2001
* ARCHIVES FOR THE YEAR 2000

 
 

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