Indiantelevision.com's Headlines Archives - 2004
December
Headlines in the month of November
* Zee channel wins case over use of logo
* SC to resume hearings in three cricket cases
* Zee to pump Rs1b. to upgrade Siticable
* The Interactive Channel begins soft launch
* Movie 'Race' for Zee 'Cinestar' chosen two
* 'Samsung [V] Super Singer' to debut on 2 Dec
* Sahara One to hold 'Solidarity Rally' on Aids Day
* Asianet launches new serial for primetime
* New characters introduced in Nick's 'Jadoo' show
* Betsy Frank is Viacom Cable Networks EVP, RP
* TWI Radio re-appointed by FA Premier League
* BBC DG Thompson to work with UK schools
* MTV Intl launches Nick in Italy
* Ex 'Friends' Kudrow to make a 'Comeback' on HBO
(29 November 2004 )
* MTV, Sahara to fight over 'Phir Milenge' on Aids Day
* Jaya TV launches primetime soap
* DD DTH targets 1mn subscribers by '05
* E-City to invest Rs 3b, lines up 1.5 billion debt
* 25 Nov. episode of 'Indian Idol' garners 1 m+ votes
(27 November 2004 )
* PVR to invest Rs 800 mn on multiplexes
* MTV to launch more humour shows
* SC to hear Raj TV case on 10 December
* Star launches Xing Xong in Singapore on StarHub
* E-City ventures into Hollywood film distrbn
* Cartoon Network to spin 'Dragon Tales' next year
* 3G Entertainment News launched by 3 in UK
* Disney acquires license rights for 'Connie the Cow'
* MPAA awarded $24 million in lawsuit
* Disneyland to open in Hong Kong in September
* Sport b'casting, tech. to be discussed at UK seminar
* CNN launches Aspiring Journalist Award in Korea
* E&Y submits report on BBC's financial systems
* Britian declares 'Baywatch' worst US TV import
* Media frat bonds at first global Aids creative meet
(26 November 2004 )
* 'Deccan Chronicle' public issue opens well
* TRAI to submit digitalisation of TV paper in Dec
* World's 1st TV forum for disabled people to launch
* Sony forms TV production JV in China
* Star News to premiere 'Insaaf Ka Taraazu' on 28 Nov
* Disney to launch two channels 17 Dec.
* Akashdeep no longer Sahara creative director
* Pogo goes pay from 1 November
(25 November 2004 )
* Indian b'casters earmark 1- 3 Dec for Asia TV Forum
* MTV network India sets up a new team
* Disney distrbn team ready sans head
* Beehive wins Nasscom's IT Innovation award
* ESS to air 'Harsha Ki Khoj' from 25 November
* Sky buys rights for Oscars for UK
* Siddharth Jain is Zee-Turner's new CEO
* ATN Intl - Win TV in deal for Bengali channel
* CBS anchor Dan Rather to step down in March
* Britain wins big at Intl Emmy Awards
* Pogo to be 80 per cent Hindi by year-end
* Jonathan Klein is CNN US president
(24 November 2004 )
* Kehar to launch on DD-1 ON 24 November
* MTV's first soap 'Kitni Mast...' rides well
* TV Asia survey: It's HBO all the way
* India's first Bengali news channel to launch soon
* Zee News' new crime show to debut on 26 November
* Govt. to simplify clearances for radio ventures
* Zee's weekend franchise: Reality & Bollywood?
* Initiative launches TV's fortune teller 'PropheSEE'
* NDTV targets '05 launch, TV18 December for biz chnl
* 'Jai Jawan' new series to launch with Aishwarya
* Goa, all set for International Film Festival of India
* B'desh govt to bring bill to control electronic media
* Discovery Channel to unravel the real Jack Nicholson
(23 November 2004 )
* Zee TV to make original movies
* Pogo Voice Awards nominees announced
* Aaj Tak launches new crime show 'Vardaat'
* The Osbournes hang up their Reality TV boots
* MTV Immies'04 to air live on 10 December
* BBC World scores in India during US Pres elections
* ATN Intl., Win TV in partnership talks
* NBC Universal signs 7-year contract with Nielsen
* Kids aged 2-11 lead growth in US net consumption
* Americans keeping a safe distance from HDTV
* FCC's intl bureau celebrates 10th anniversary
* BBC remembers Bhopal gas tragedy with docu
* Malayalam channel Asianet enters Africa
(22 November 2004 )
* 'Zoom'ing start, but key is sustaining power
* Reliance Info defers digital TV rollout plans
* Alpha Punjabi, ETC Punjabi ride high on talent show
* Star News debuts crime bulletin 'Sansani' on 22 Nov
* Ktaka govt shies away from moratorium row
* Raj TV starts uplinking from Bangkok
(20 November 2004 )
* New company to own & manage Zee Biz channel
* Trai, govt lock horns over revenue share
* 'American Idol' kicks off fourth season on Fox in Jan
* B4U UK appoints Ashok Shenoy as distribution head
* Robin Williams to be felicitated at Golden Globes
* Disney reports 14 % revenue growth
* US TV netwk managing to improve diversity: report
* Viacom's ex-COO Karmazin takes the reins at Sirius
* MTV Networks to launch 100th channel in Africa
* ABN Amro to organise tennis challenge in India
* Star Plus' 'Kaalchakra' debuts 19 Nov
* Sahara Samay's Shireen to join CNBC TV18
* All set for television's biggest night - the Sangini Indian Telly Awards 2004
(19 November 2004 )
* Ramanand Sagar to make 'Jai Maa Durga'
* CNN.com rates as no. 1 news website for July 2004
* Senior executives continue to exit B4U
* Pentamedia Graphics' film competes at Oscar 2005
* Rajesh Pavitran to join K Sera Sera on 15 December
* CNBC to premiere special on Samsung's success story
* 'No rollback of FDI norms for print': Reddy
* Clarifications sought from Tata-Star
* Star World's 'Koffee with Karan' to debut on 19 Nov
* Reddy rules out FDI in FM sector
* Zee UK to launch Alpha Gujarati early '05
* Cartoon Network peps it with Barbie feature
(18 November 2004 )
* Star Hindi package on DirecTV $30 per month
* 'Deccan Chronicle' IPO opens on 25 November
* Sab TV retains steady viewership
* History Channel goes the lifestyle route
* Ken Lo is SPTI VP business development
* Fifa 2006 World Cup's mascot is a cheeky lion
* Ten strengthens cricket line up with new show
* AXN, HKTB take viewers through a B'wood Odyssey
* AXN, Animax to go mobile
* Zee's 'Business Baazigar' to debut on 1 January '05
* Vibe Awards & UPN celebrate excellence in music
* ESS to telecast 'Premier Hockey League' for 10 yrs
* Spike TV Video Game Awards nominees announced
* CBS showcases its social endeavours
* Noted cameraman Gowrishankar passes away
* ETC, Alpha Punjabi to pay tribute to Indo-Pak ties
* Plans to block non-Kannada films patrons delayed
(17 November 2004 )
* Sahara One launches in Mideast on Pehla
* Pak pirates tap Pehla to capture Ten Sports signal
* Pet Alien to air on Cartoon Network
* China to build world's tallest television tower
* Animax ahead of game on distribution in Asia
* Casbaa backs Wipo broadcast treaty
* Sony to air 'Idols' result special on Fridays at 9:30
* Millennium Devp. Goals: BBC opens online vote
* Zee Cine Awards set to woo UK in '05'
* SET to premiere 'Aahat 2' on 19 November
(16 November 2004 )
* MSOs support Trai on inter-connect
* 'The Incredibles' videogame announced
* Star boosts Chinese movie channel with output deal
* CBS fires news producer for interrupting 'CSI'
* Zee Biz gets clearance; targets 30 Nov launch
* 'Baywatch' to have big screen splash in 2006
* Nick US' news seg. talks to kids suffering from Aids
* NBA renews deal with Alhurra TV in the Middle East
* MTV.com to premiere U2's new album
* Susan Lyne is Martha Stewart Living Omnimedia prez
* Popeye turns 75 this year
* Eng ch. in the offing from the Shanghai Media Group
(15 November 2004 )
* History Channel lines up special for Children’s Day
* Zee launches kiddie daily 'Chi and me' on Monday
* DD-Prakash Jha call truce
* Britannia India's Child Genius enters Grande Finale
* Friday spells war on Star Plus and Sony
* Govt. okays housing scheme for pubcaster
* Sahara sells ‘Karishma' rights in Indonesia
* Australia's Channel Nine, Seven to skip Ashes
* Sky Sports' deal with the NBA
* BBC's new production fund for the UK
* BBC's interactive mystery adventure for website
* Fox makes '24' mobile in the UK, US
* Samsung, Reckitt pay up dues
* Star News to launch three shows in December
(11 November 2004 )
* Zoom to air 'Pantene Zoom Elite Model Look'
* ISP license norms amended to permit VPN services
* [V] Super Singer audition rocks in Mumbai
* Luke Chen Li Chien is NDS China COO
* BBC implementing radical change : Michael Grade
* Russell Wolff is ESPN Intl executive VP, MD
* AXN delivers a boxing punch to the reality genre
* Star, Sony fire at Indian Telly Awards
(10 November 2004 )
* Sahara's VP programming Triptii Sharma quits
* Discovery Channel premieres World Wedding Day
* Star Plus bags 'Main Hoon Na' telecast rights
* AIR to air Sangeet Sammelan Golden Jubilee special
* Sunil Rohra becomes B4U's Global CEO
* ATF & AFMC to conduct Reed exhibition in December
* Stage set for Indian Telly Trade, Tech Nite
* Nick brings 'Double Dare' Hindi version
(9 November 2004 )
* DD1 debuts family saga 'Kkaanch'
* NewsCorp plans stock option to secure stakes
* Mobile subscribers crosses fixed line subscribers:Trai
* SaharaOne's 'Ghante Ki Tuning Jamegi' contest kicks
* Zee Music UK goes free-to-air from mid November
* 'Six Feet Under' will rest in peace
* MPAA takes online film piracy fight to another level
* Mumbai hosts CNBC-TV18 Investor Camp
* IBF-AAAI blacklist 3 defaulting cos.
* Hathway introduces new broadband package
* Alok Verma to head TV Today spl. projects
* TNA takes WWE to the mat with monthly PPV
* Sahara loses two senior executives
* World Bowling Tour's deal with BBC
* BBC Hindi forges online content partnership
* Kannada film talks postponed
* Alison Woodhams is COO & FD of BBC World Service
(8 November 2004 )
* Boxes sold, but where is DD's DTH?
* Asianet to launch two primetime soaps
* Zee News launches series 'Kaal Kapaal Mahakaal'
* Sony hopes to ride on Idol's initial success
* Animal Planet brings series on Indian Wildlife
* Zee TV still banking on SEC B&C
* Broadcast Worldwide launches radio channel
(6 November 2004 )
* K Sera Sera-VSNL signs broadband deal for 10 movies
* SaharaOne 'Ghante Ki Tuning Jamegi' 1st winner out
* Foxtel to launch crime network in Australia
* CBS plays the 'Numbers' game with Ridley Scott
* Times' Guha tipped to join Zee as CEO
* Hungama TV to air Hindi movies from CFSI
* MagnaQuest shifts focus to East Europe, Africa
* Fox, NBC triumph in US election coverage ratings
* French football to air on UK TV for first time
* ESS' goes through hoops in Taiwan
* Mobile telephone provider Thuraya in expansion mode
* SPTI expands Asia sales distribution team
* 'The Simpsons''s now in its sweet 16
* On CNBC, corporate crime 'Uncovered'
* Yanni's World Tour to be recorded for TV special
* Elton John develops TV satire based on male divas
* Zee says niche chnls making mark in non metro areas
(5 November 2004 )
* Star Plus, 3 network chnls launch in US
* Trai looks at telcos, cable ops for funding
* K'taka HC frees theaters from moratorium obligation
* Plus gets modern 'Mahabharata' in afternoon band
* India bags 12 nominations for Asian TV Awards
* Time Warner's net profit down 8 per cent
* News Corp net up 27%, Murdoch plans business channel
(4 November 2004 )
* SET Asia bags rights for Zimbabwe Vs English ODI
* Reliance eyes last mile via cable ops
* I&B is nodal agency for info on govt's achievements
* Siti Cable may have face-off with broadcasters
* Allow broadcast services by telcos: Trai
* Sify enhances SifyMail with DomainKey system
* News Corp's top legal adviser to step down
* Radio City programming head moves to CNBC
* Etc, Alpha Punjabi's event 'Miss World Punjaban'
* Zee English to return to comedy-drama USP
* MG deals: B'casters buck Trai freeze
* Time Warner's AOL to reduce headcount by 700
* Study sees four fold growth in DVR use in the US
* ABC hopes 'Wife Swapping' will boost ratings
* Yahoo taps former ABC programmer for media div
* BBC upholds prog complaint against 'Top Gear'
(3 November 2004 )
* Balaji COO Pavithran quits
* ZMZ to revamp in January
* Rumours swirl over Reddy fate in I&B
* Headlines Today claims 27% viewership growth
* ETC debuts 'Bada Pardaa' with 'Mughal-E-Azam'
* Siti Cable convention kickstarts in Delhi Tuesday
(2 November 2004 )
* Rs 940 m. FDI application in Hindustan times cleared
* 'MTV Whatever Things' contest launches this month
* ETC launches film-based show 'Bada Pardaa'
* Star has till 31 December to change One logo
* Hinduja TMT inducts changes in board of directors
* News uplink norms deadline extended
* UK govt in favour of BBC Worldwide sale
* Cine Channel completes six years
* Discovery countsdown to 'Zero Hour' this month
* MTV, CNN to co-produce HIV-Aids news special
* Animal Planet up to 'Monkey Business' this month
* TV revenue over-reliance affects Europe soccer clubs
* MGM Channel to launch in Taiwan and Malaysia
* NGC discovers ancient dwarf human species
* SaharaOne to give Rs 17 m. in contest
(1 November 2004 )
December
* ARCHIVES FOR THE YEAR 2003
* ARCHIVES FOR THE YEAR 2002
* ARCHIVES FOR THE YEAR 2001
* ARCHIVES FOR THE YEAR 2000

 
 

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