's Headlines Archives - 2004
Headlines in the month of October
* Crest's Q2 net profit at Rs 5.5 million
* HTMT Q2 net up 4 per cent
* TAM geared to measure ratings on any platform
* Zee to restructure distribution business
* Times goes tabloid; drops broadsheet edition
* Intelsat acquires Comsat General's biz
* Asianet, Surya battle for prime time supremacy
* BBC, MEASAT sign agreement for BBC Prime in Asia
* BBC's new media director outlines broadband vision
(30 October 2004)
* Star agrees to change StarOne logo
* AXN looking at an 'India Challenge' next year
* MTNL to invest Rs 4 billion for broadband
* NDTV ties up with Mobilewebsurf for mobile content
* Sony Q2 net profit rises, revenues dip
* CNN to close US financial news channel
* Viacom in $487.6 mn loss on Blockbuster split off
* Sony's enters 'Limca' records with C.I.D
* Alpha, Etc Punjabi's 'Nachchi Saade Naal' ground evt.
* Entries invited for the 'AXN Challenge' in Phillipines
(29 October 2004)
* BAG Films Q2 net up 41 % at Rs 4.8 million
* Trai sticks with content to all stance
* Zee Telefilms Q2 net profit up 115 %
* NGC, Miditech reveal secrets of 'Skeleton Lake'
* Jagran's festival plan: month long special 'Utsav'
* 'Back to the Floor' series returns on BBC World
* Reddy seeks media’s help in eradicating poverty
* Aaj Tak gears up for US Presidential election
* Casbaa confers now Broadband with Chairman Award
* For Kannada filmdom, uncertainty persists
* E! Networks inks licensing deal with The TOI Group
* SET Asia announces 'Boogie Woogie' auditions in UK
* Trai's draft on interconnect rules issued
* BBC Global forms committee on journalists' safety
* Alpha Marathi trains its guns on Hindi channels
* Al Jazeera to launch English-language news channel
(28 October 2004)
* SC puts off BCCI case hearing to 30 November
* Sahara moves HC against Star over 'One' name
* CNBC's intl chnl titled South Asia World
* Discovery launches first intl lifestyle chnl in India
* Aaj Tak too claims to be No 1 in election coverage
* Technology's role in combating fragmentation
* Intelsat's Q3 shows 13% increase over FY 2003
* Intelsat's ORBIT act amendment becomes law
* Star World set to woo with 'The Simple Life'
* Zee English to debut 'The Fugitive' on 27 October
* BBC radio icon John Peel passes away
* TV18 Group to acquire Agri Informatics India
* CNN's service for Asians interested in US news
* WWE, Gamer TV ratings champs for Ten Sports
* BBC Worldwide's 'Deep Blue' documentary grosses $25 million
* BBC Worldwide ex CEO sets up Kingdom Media
* [V]'s 'Super Singer' steams into Bangalore
* 'Alias', 'CSI' competing at People's Choice Awards
* 'Raymond' completes 200 episodes next month
* News Corp shareholders okay US reincorporation
* Intl committee on journos safety established
* Essence of visual radio discussed at seminar
(27 October 2004)
* DSNG gaining popularity for Indian news channels
* Trai links bouquet costs to chnl status
* Nitin Vaidya made Smile TV business head
* Planning Com. to identify broader policy rev. areas
* Piracy losses to hit $970 m: Casbaa, CLSA report
* Govt. support for animation stressed at seminar
* 'Kehta Hai Dil' rocking the 9-10 pm slot on Tuesdays
* 'Kyunki...' records all time ratings high
* BBC's big draw: Michael Moore for US election show
* BBC's media recruitment event in UK on 8 Nov
* Zee invites viewers' vote to choose 'India's Best'
* Maharashtra polls: Star News claims No 1 spot
* AP tourism dept invites film production tenders
(26 October 2004)
* Design studio Belief creates Zoom channel promo
* Prasar Bharti staff threaten production halt
* Gay channel Pink TV launched in France
* 60 % of UK TV homes to join Pay-TV by 2008: Study
* Discovery to focus on 'Warrior Women' next year
* Cinevistaas CEO C Gurunath quits
* BBC to prune 25% workforce: report
* Nokia's deal with mobile media publisher Starcut
* Kerry defeats Bush in Nick US' 'Kids' Vote' initiative 6 %
* News gaining importance in the US: Study
* Comcast, PBS to launch preschool TV channel in US
* Non-Kannada filmdom rejects moratorium decision
* Viacom, Disney make settlement with FCC
* Sahara calls off Adlabs Films deal
* Net via satellite effort to be written off by Direc TV
(25 October 2004)
* NDTV Q2 consolidated revenues up 221%
* GDR holding in Crest falls to 26 %
* China cable TV's deal with HBO Asia
* 'Desperate Housewives' draws bouquets, brickbats
* BBC acquires three comedies from Fox
* Animation ops to be discussed at Broadcast India
* WWE claims excellent response to European tour
* Zarin Patel is BBC's finance director
(23 October 2004)
* NGC series wins 2004 Panda award
* 'Trai freeze: squeeze still on cable ops'
* Robert Chua appointed to Rose D'or advisory board
* Star Movies aims for 40 % ad revenue growth
* Intelsat shareholders approve proposed acq. by Zeus
* Star Plus looks to hook teens with 'Hello Dollie'
* DD News invites tenders for programme sets
* IndusInd sets off Rs 928 mn against sh premium a/c
(21 October 2004)
* Zee Cinema's short movie ready for release
* ETC brings star-studded events for pooja utsav
* Trai reccos: Mukerjea sees control bid
* Radio Sparsha brings celeb interviews on Dussehra
* Contemporariness, vibrancy Max's revamp mantra
* Come Sunday, Sony to sport a new look
* ICC to review 2006 Champions Trophy format
* CNN to use Nasdaq to spruce US election coverage
* National Geographic US earth special recognised
* News Corp, DirecTV hit by $1 b. fraud lawsuit
* BBC's digital radio services praised
* Dame Pauline Jones to leave BBC Governors Board
(20 October 2004)
* Kher files court case against Left leader
* Alpha Punjabi marks 5th anniv. with music show
* One completes it for Star on Hindi ent.
* rated no. 1 web site for July 2004
* BAG Films' crime show on Star News rates high
* NRSC forms new technical body; schemes NRS 2004
(19 October 2004)
* Balaji's Q2 net falls 21 % to Rs 113 million
* Karnataka film exhibitors to promote Kannada films
* SRK key pivot in Columbia's 'Incredible' promo act
* Star News spot on with exit poll predictions
* ESPN to launch Chinese version of magazine in Dec
* Bids invited for Euro 2008 TV rights
* IMI recommends programmes to check piracy
* Guwahati DD dir passes away during B'lore visit
* Viacom elects Charles Phillips to board of directors
* Martin Baker is TWI's commercial director
* Study probes sports b'casters' role in interactive TV
* Nick US empowers kids to pick the president
(18 October 2004)
* Sheikh, Tandon triumph at MTV Lycra Awards
* BSNL broadband services in about three months
* Disney revs for India; China delay: Iger
* Malayalam news channel Indiavision eyes Mideast
* Times picks up 2 news professionals for its biz chnl
(16 October 2004)
* Ktaka CM's intervention in Kannada filmdom issue
* Zee's 3 DTH cinema channels now on cable
* Headlines Today claims to be making 'headlines'
* I&B not for pvt news chls on DD's DTH
* Disney, Weinsteins may part ways
* Chairman Grade affirms BBC's commitment to int TV
* India to replace Aus' at Hockey Champions Trophy
* 65% US homes ready to switch to bundled services
* BBC's digi channels criticised by independent review
* Sahara to fund management JV with Percept
* Chris Rock to rock Oscar Awards
* Kannada actor Lokesh passes away
* News Corp invests further in its UK newspapers
(15 October 2004)
* Govt announces broadband policy
* Raj TV completes 10 yrs; expansion plans on anvil
* Kher sends legal notice to Left leader Surjeet
* News uplink norms deadline extended
* Exhibitors call for theater bandh in Karnataka
* Aaj Tak's health show celebrates first anniversary
(14 October 2004)
* Intl news channels uplink: Centre to get tough?
* Star News realigns its editorial focus
* Aaj Tak reaffirms number one status
* Govt sacks Kher, appoints Tagore
* BBC Japan to launch in December
* Vijay TV presents musical extravaganza
* FCC proposes $1.2mn indecency fine for Fox
* Gil Cates to produce Oscar telecast for 12th time
* ESS' further inroads into Thailand, Indo-China
* BBC claims licence fee regime support
* Viewers flock in record numbers to Olympics
(13 October 2004)
* HBO lays claim to No. 1 Eng movie channel status
* Govt. moots law to check ent. sector piracy
* BBC World claims great viewer loyalty
* Discovery to premiere 'Life of Buddha'
* Kalasa says digi-released Tamil film on 1st day
* Dasgupta dwells on b'cast issues at FICCI seminar
* Viacom exchange offer oversubscribed '
* BBC World taps Julia Moffett as director strategy
* Trai to issue interconnect draft in a few days
* Asianet launches two weekly shows on primetime
* 'India TV's Most Wanted' soars on popularity chart
* Kannada filmdom issue: More attacks on cinemas
* Pogo introduces Pogo Amazing Kids Awards
* Walt Disney India seeks distribution, ad sales prof
* Tinseltown TV's Hasan crowned global ambassador
* News Corp. consolidates Latin American DTH ops
(12 October 2004)
* Nick goes local with 'Jadoo'
* BBC to launch ent. channel in Japan on 1 Dec
* CNBC's new series looks at emerging economies
* SC stays Madras HC order on BCCI office bearers
* Alpha Marathi opinion poll shows Cong. NCP in lead
* Vijay TV presents dance fest 'Natyanjali'
* Sahara in talks to acquire TV Asia
* Filming of Jackie Chan movie stalled in Karnataka
* Sarvakar V'infinit symp. addresses media issues
* Star Movies to telecast terrorism mini series
* SPE crosses $1 billion mark for 3rd successive year
* New Asiasat platform puts Asia Pacific in limelight
* Nick's 'Dora..' music a hit on the Billboard Kid Charts
* Van Toffler is MTV US Networks Group president
* StarOne 'SET' to enter new prog. vistas
(11 October 2004)
* Non-Kannad theaters defy moratorium, release films
* Balaji soap 'Kitni...' launching 25 Oct on MTV
* BCCI challenges Madras HC order in Supreme Court
* Trai holds back interconnect order
* Sahara Sangeet Awards on SaharaOne
* CNN Asia's most effective news channel: survey
(9 October 2004)
* Madras HC restrains BCCI office-bearers
* Tara Bangla to telecast Jatin Lalit concert live
* Content, carrier hold key to broadband in India
* Star to roll out crime news channel soon
* Miditech goes global for NGC
* Bangalore to be imp Reuters hub by end 2005
* Fox's new reality show looks to Trump competition
* BBC, ITV, Guardian to launch Media Careers Info Day
* 'Sex & the City's Davis to guest star in 'Will & Grace'
* New Zealand eager for BBC content
* BBC's strategy, distr. director Fairbairn to leave
(8 October 2004)
* Star News gets soapy with 'Saas Bahu Aur Saazish - Kyunki Har Serial Kuch Kehta Hai'
* IBF meets to discuss Trai recommendations
* Headlines Today claims to give NDTV 24x7 a run for its money
* Sony defers SET Singapore buy out
* B'lore BSNL to clear backlog with WLL connections
* Kalasa Ent. allies Mukta Adlabs for e-cinema in South
* Miditech's 'Wheels' on BBC World
* Indian participants on a buying spree at MIPCOM
* MIPCOM numbers rise
* Kids' hunt series on Hungama TV
* Zone Vision, Minotaur sign licensing agreement
* Huge Syst. retains Asia Media Products as Asian rep.
* SET Asia set to air 4 big movies this festive season
(7 October 2004)
* BVITV announces three agreements at MIPCOM
* Zee de-links DD cricket channels from Dish TV
* 'Desperate Housewives' take ABC to the top
* European Pay-TV needs to go beyond unique content
* Belarus girl wins Zee item bomb title
* Trai may amend recent tariff order
* CBS to find the next designing Diva
* Bill Hilary is BBC America president and CEO
* BBC Worldwide in deal with Aussie b'casters
* NGC open to 3rd channel post-Space TV launch
(6 October 2004)
* Numero uno position with us, claims Zee News
* SC clears decks for cricket t'cast on DD
* BBC World wins award at the Hot Bird TV Awards
* CABLEready to do NYT TV's reality series' int sales
* Cartoon Network to telecast ‘Digimon Adventures’
* ESS to telecast IFA Shield 2004 live
* BVITV (APAC) announces agreement with HK cable
* BVITV, HRT Croatia sign multi-year licensing agreement
* ETV, BVITV announce multi-genre, multi-year prog agreements
* Strong Indian presence at MIPCOM
* 'Manasarovar' selected to London film fest
* Indian film ind delays embargos on Kannada filmdom
* SC declines to interfere in BCCI-DD deal
(5 October 2004)
* Zee's Dish TV to benefit from DD telecast?
* DD to share revenue with BCCI
* Delhi HC: BCCI open to judicial review
* Coming soon on broadband: movies on demand
* BVITV-AP announces agreement between TVNZ & ABC News
* Reed Exhibitions - Sichuan Broadcasting to announce collaboration at MIPCOM
* CASBAA convention address TV industry issues
* Times poaches NDTV promo head for news channel
* MIPCOM Junior kickstarts in Cannes
* Sky UK discontinues four Arabic TV channels
* Worldspace launches 2 Indian music channels
* FCC's DTV consumer education campaign
* 'McEnroe' joins CNBC Asia's programme line-up
* Canal licenses 2 drama series on pay TV from BVITV
* M-Met to air drama series under license from BVITV
* 'Ek Aakasher Niche' shines at Alpha Gaurab awards
* 'The Amazing Race's' 6th season licensed to five b'casters in APAC
* Vijay Lazarus is Indian Music Industry's president
* Miramax cooks up 3D animation deal with Wild Brain
* TF1 licenses new US networks series from BVITV
* SABC licenses new network series from BVITV
* Buena Vista Intl TV renews features package to China's CCTV-6
* Hallmark focusses on Napoleon with four part epic
* Animal Planet adds reality show to repertoire
* 65 mn Americans tune into Bush Kerry debate
* BBC launches online Newstracker
(4 October 2004)
* Some clauses flawed: NCTA
* Cricket saga: Sony out, DD in
(3 October 2004)
* Jaspal Bhatti joins Sahara's 'Karishma' starcast
* Zee News lines up investigative stories for weekend
* BBC launches global financial index
* BBC Worldwide ups Alix Tidmarsh as m'keting dir
* ESPN to telecast India-Pak hockey series in Hindi
* Distraction Formats brings talkshow to MIPCOM
* Alfred Haber D'bution offers 34 films at MIPCOM
* Zee bags 'Mujhse Shaadi Karogi' rights
* HTMT acquires Source One Communications USA
(2 October 2004)
* Reccos on new channels stump pay broadcasters
* Trai likely to recommend 5-8 % hike in cable rates
* Shashi Kalanthil to head VSNL's retail broadband
* BBC buys out Siemens technology unit
* Dubai Sports City to host ICC Academy
* BVITV brings live action and animation to Mipcom
* Mukta-Adlabs digi exhibition to alter digi projectors
* Karnataka theaters to defy moratorium
* Mipcom to screen snippets from 'Midnight Movies'
* Trai releases recommendations for broadcast sector
* Zee moves SC, Prasar Bharati also to file suit
(1 October 2004)


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