's Headlines Archives - 2004
Headlines in the month of July
* Casbaa announces China TV animation forum
* DD-DW co-production takes look at Mumbai
* Hungama TV aims for Aug-Sept launch
* 'The Apprentice' launches in 6 weeks on Star World
(31 July 2004)
* BroadcastAsia, CommunicAsia get record turnout
* Trai fails to announce FM recommendations
* Star Gold ups ante to take on rivals
* Chernin signs new five-year pact with News Corp
* Asian Golf Tour launches weekly TV show
* Hungama 'Captain Hunt' heats up
* Viacom reorganises its operations
* Reality TV takes animation route in US
* Zee's Astitva interacts with Singapore audiences
* Nick's 'Dora The Explorer' to air in UK
* BBC series on Indian film directors from 31 July
* Former MTV VJ Nafisa Joseph dead
* Anthony Salz is BBC vice-chairman
(30 July 2004)
* Zee Telefilms Q1 revenues up 10.8 %
* TV Today Network Q1 Net registers 28.48% growth
* Sony Corp's Q1 net income up over 1000 %
* ABU uses BroadcastAsia as venue for workshop on audio heritage protection
* Thomson expands broadband activities in China, Asia
* Telecom co. Gailtel's sales increase by 75 per cent
* Essel Propack net profit Rs 365m for first half of '04
* Mirchi shuffles key people, adds zest to shows
* Padmalaya Q1 net profit down 14.4 per cent
* Animax launches on Hong Kong Cable
(29 July 2004)
* Celeb judges in place, mega marketing plan laid out
* Publicis Grp chairman to give Mipcom keynote add.
* Sony unveils 'Indian Idol'; winner in Feb
* Ashu Dutt calls it quits with CNBC TV-18
* DD appoints marketing agency for DTH service
* Emmy Gala Dinner Co-Chairs announced
* Silgardo joins Hinduja as pres., corporate finance
* Asianet stops airing gruesome tragedy scenes
* KTPC directs review of cable wire stringing
* Star weaves ORS message through 'Sanjivani'
* Heller Comm to create id for new Discovery channels
* Creative Eye contemplates original Malayalam show
(28 July 2004)
* NDTV looking to tap morning band
* Digital/video films included in national film awards
* APac pay-TV subscription rev to touch $22.1b by '08
* Zee Network (UK) to distribute Bollywood films
* Karnataka viewers in for cable fee hike
* NDS to lead digi cable transition in Korea
* Anime moves from VoD to 24x7 network
* India TV signs distribution pact with Dish TV
* Balaji's 'K Nights' to replace 'KKR' on Star
* 'Hum Sab Baraati' heading for premature end
(27 July 2004)
* 'L'effect Laloo: budget speech hits ratings high
* Hinduja TMT posts net profit of Rs 189 million in Q1
* Viacom's Q2 operating income up 10%
* Sportel event in Hong Kong next year
* US viewers prefer cable to broadcast networks
* Star World to add reality action show
* Gay network Logo announces programme plans
* Nick to celebrate 25th anniversary by going off air
* Deepak Chaurasia set to rejoin Aaj Tak
* Zee business channel to soft-launch on Dish TV
(26 July 2004)
* UTV makes three new appointments
* BBC staff strike threatens Olympics coverage
* AXN's 'India vs Pak Challenge' to begin next month
* NDTV India runs Aaj Tak close on budget day
(24 July 2004)
* Prog head Shalini Rawla quits Hungama
* NDTV 24X7 hops on to MultiChoice platform in Africa
* WTA Tour launches magazine-style TV show
* BBC Worldwide finds co-production partner in Italy
* World Stunt Awards move from AXN to Star Movies
* Cartoon Network introduces mobile TV in Italy
* Richard Sambrook BBC Global News division director
* Disc channel to 'recreate' history using animation
* Trendz launches 'Diabolical'
* Astro to tap Indian market via radio services
(23 July 2004)
* Sony spruces 8-9 slot; 'war' officially on
* Prasar claims having earned more than it spent in '04
* Cartoon Network, Pogo aim at all DTH platforms
* Kannada film producers call for one day strike
* B'lore cable tragedy: CEIG finds fault with Bescom
* Screwvala lunches with corp biggies in new BBC series
* ESS interactive show targets mobile users
* Comcast, Disney join hands for broadband venture
* UK audience want BBC more independent
* Star Gold lines up 'Asambhav's' sneak peek
* Its all about being in synch; etc adorns a new avatar
(22 July 2004)
* B'lore cable tragedy inquiry indicts BCC, Bescom staff
* Barbara Brogliatti is Warner Bros. Ent exec VP
* ESS scores big with Euro 2004
* Star to play the 'Dirty Rotten Cheater'
* 'South Park' to take off as a weekday strip in Fall '05
* Top cos to showcase products at B'cast India exhib.
* Hathway, Site Police tie up to prevent Internet abuse
* Nick's Nicktoons to present intl cartoon film fest
* Judy McGrath is MTV Networks chairman, CEO
(21 July 2004)
* Subhash Chandra cos diversify into infra biz
* Bangalore corporation adds to cable ops' woes
* Star's own Spanish novella ready to roll
* Zee News' to take Miandad on 8-city tour
* Dua hosts NDTV India's 'Khabardar'
* TV France's 10th Rendez-Vous to be digitised
* 11 new proposals for uplink permission under process
* MSOs for new electronic media reg authority
(20 July 2004)
* UTV's Sinha quits, Bonnie Jain joins as a/c director
* TV Today EP (western region) Khandekar quits
* Pogo ropes in ex-Channel [V] executives
* Tele novellas-the new programming gambit?
(19 July 2004)
* B'lore cable ops meet CM; blackout off
* AIR peps up mkting for archives, releases 3 CD titles
* Jeremy Philips appointed News Corp senior VP
* Copa America reach quarter finals; live on Ten Sports
* Bangalore cable ops-government spat hots up
* Max Hollywood Hungama has 'Jumanji' this week
* BBC Worldwide chief Rupert Gavin quits
* Sahara Manoranjan's 'Saathiya' to debut on 19 July
* DD invites tenders for archives project
* Fox ups 'American Idol' age limit
* 4 entries from Asia/Africa through in Intl Emmies
(17 July 2004)
* NDTV reports PAT of Rs.76.26 mn for the 1Q
* MSOs to petition finance ministry on service tax
* Islamic party leaders slam 8TV's 'Malaysian Idol'
* 'Check Time' on Etc, filmy style
* B'lore cable ops lock horns with power co.
* Nick online launches Dot Kids domain web sites
* Angela Bradley is MGM Intl TV (pay per view) VP
* Star Movies, HBO fight for Sat nights
* HBO receives 124 Emmy nominations
* Asian American presence in US broadcast declining
(16 July 2004)
* Govt links DTH ok delay to Star's FM venture
* Santanu Mallick appointed Star News CFO
* Vijay TV slots comedies for primetime
* Kuala Lumpur to host 2005 CNBC Biz Leader awards
* CNN show to address tec discoveries and implications
* Monisha Singh calls it a day at UTV
* Asia Cup sees cricketers turning out for news chnls
* Star Plus set to overhaul 7-9 time band
(15 July 2004)
* Indiavision enters Mideast, to hit US in August
* Indo-Pak cricket telecast: SC to set up panel
* Animax reaches eight million homes in four days
* ILS Proton to launch satellite for DirecTV next year
* Video game industry grows at 35 per cent: report
* Fox 'Outfoxed' by docu accusing it of slanting news
* BBC launches new style Annual Report
* BBC Worldwide returns record £141m to BBC
(14 July 2004)
* Pak clears licences for 22 TV channels
* Paradox launches PC game 'Battledust'
* PCCW, Star, ESS sign multi-year carriage agreement
* Murdoch back to No. 1 on MediaGuardian power list
(13 July 2004)
* Zee Music looking for an 'Item Bomb'
* Zone Vision's Reality TV to launch on Dish TV in India
* Pak TV beckon Aman Varma, Sakshi Tanwar too
* WWE to expand brand presence in UK
* Garry Shandling to host Primetime Emmys in Sept
* BBC sells technology unit to Siemens
* Mukta Arts looking at 3 TV shows by year-end
* SS Music plans global expansion
(12 July 2004)
* Zee Turner says mera gaon, mera market share
* Encompass to produce three shows for Radio City
(10 July 2004)
* Tara Bangla initiates Bangladesh fashion week
* Govt re-visits Trai mandate over b'cast sector
* TV distrib'n company Zebra expands Asian operations
* [V], Mukta Arts team up for 'Disco Star'
* UTV files IPo prospectus with SEBI
* MTV all geared to burn some rubber with 'Roadies 2'
* Sahara covets slice of lifestyle programming pie
(9 July 2004)
* Industry sees some positives in budget
* Zee launches 'Kahiye To..' for 'democracy' in viewing
* Prasar Bharati's grants-in-aid slashed marginally
* BAG Films to launch media institute
* MSOs brought under service tax net
* Chidambaram takes the middle road
* DD Sahyadri launches DQ's 'The world of Tosh'
* Zee Tele to release 3 films; including 'Bhagmati'
(8 July 2004)
* NatGeo showcases Miditech's 'Leopards of Bollywood'
* Sahara gets in fantasy realm with 'Chandramukhi'
* Trai mandates 6 mnths validity period for tariff plans
* Kacon Sethi joins K Sera Sera as CEO
* Budget centrestage on BBC World this week
* HDTV conference in the US next month
* Samsung to donate $ 1.05 mn to bridge digital divide
* AXN to spook with 'Kingdom Hospital'
(7 July 2004)
* CNBC APAC has new acount dir, ad sales for Thailand
* Shakeup likely in Prasar Bharati after budget
* Star Gold launches 'Gold Premiere'
* Aaj Tak all geared up for the upcoming budget
* Playhouse Disney launches in Malaysia
* Ted Harbert to take charge of E! Networks 12 July
* AXN to create big buzz by rescheduling primetime
(6 July 2004)
* Zee's Dish TV now with 100-channel offering
* Pathan to push Animax brand in India
* 'Saara Akash' continues to soar; gets year's extension
* Separate broadcast regulator in offing: Reddy
* ICC to conduct Super Series tourney in Oz next year
* Scriptwriters course 'Qalam' in full swing
* Discovery looks to hook viewers with Olympics celebn
* BBC radio service suffers declining listenership
* Reruns spell ratings bonanza for CBS
* BBC Television News celebrates 50th anniversary
* Chaurasia, others to quit DD News
(5 July 2004)
* Cinevistaas readies 2 shows for Sahara
* Trendz' new show zooms on urban Indian nightlife
* 'Movie, masti, magic,' Zee Cinema unveils new look
(3 July 2004)
* Govt moots law on foreign newspapers
* Govt. for DD News scribes to leave on their own
* BBC relaunches Tamil language website
* Clear Tata-Star DTH, Guthrie urges govt
* ESS signal back at most Hathway headends
* Krishna Shah to conduct seminar in Mumbai
* History Channel takes a 'Moon Walk’ this month
* Second 'CSI' spinoff to be set in New York
* BBC's vision involves connecting the global audience
* Vissa TV banks on events, movie acquisition
(2 July 2004)
* ESS urges Hathway subs to switch to Zee's DTH
* Miffed cable ops issue memo to I&B minister
* Alpha Apna awards to heighten viewer loyalty
* Headlines Today's budget spl 'Chidambaram's Quest'
* Maya to make feature for BBC
* Radio City to launch 14 shows in 14 days
* Sony betting big on 'Indian Idols'
(1 July 2004)


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