Indiantelevision.com's Headlines Archives - 2004
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* BCCI: Sony to t'cast, production by Ten
* BBC launches global financial index
* Zee MGM to be re-christened Zee Movie Zone
* SET Asia announces 4th Sports Personality awards
* Need to regulate cable TV pricing: CUTS Survey
* Bharat Ranga appointed biz head Zee Cinema, Music
* Gandhi voted top 10 greatest S. Africans of all time
* Haber brings 'Dog The Bounty Hunter' to Cannes
* BBC's appoints Luthra as Colombo correspondent
* BBC relaunches Azeri language website
* Trendz to telecast Bridal Asia 2004
* Media execs applaud change in venue of ATF, AFMC
* Disney-Pixar new distribution deal may go sour
* 'Shirdi Ke Saibaba' feature on Zee TV
* Hathway's digital service to launch by Oct end
* NDTV India: no 2 among Hindi news channels
(30 September 2004)
* Prasar Bharati's Sarma elected IBF president
* GoM to review print sector vis-à-vis FIIs
* Trai out, Govt. in on the addressability issue
* Karuna Samtani appointed COO SaharaOne TV
* HTMT looks at acq, appts Thiagarajan as CEO, MD
* Srivastava to be NewsAsia's country manager
* DD appoints Amitabh Chakravorty as additional DG
* 'Pak-Sri Lanka-Zimbabwe' tri-series on Ten Sports
* MSO Alliance urges Trai to roll out Cas in 18 mnths
* Centre backs Zee in writ against BCCI
* France gets gay with Pink TV
* Trai offers government 3 options on CAS
* Sahara packs in movie punch for October
* Marco Deutsch named Fashion TV Worldwide MD
* IEC's deal for Portuguese Super League football
* Vijay TV lines up music event for 2 October
* Comcast may reduce stake in Time Warner Cable
* Discovery to give viewers goosebumps
* NBC's reality show examines weighty matters
* Fifa's tender for 2010 World Cup rights
* MTV, Nick expand localisation initiatives in China
* Nick expands music presence with BMG deal
(29 September 2004)
* Zee declares 100% dividend at AGM
* Cartoon Network plans 'sleep-inducing' stunt
* Reddy okays FII investment in news channels
* BCCI argues Zee writ not maintainable
* No offer before DD for cricket telecast: Sarma
* SS Music announces 'Voice Hunt' winners
* Sahara Samay launches crime & health show
* Zee Sports starts test signals
* Sahara Samay bids to rehabilitate flesh trade victim
* Disney to debut two channels on KDG Germany
* Star News on a journalist training spree
* Zee News claims to have usurped Aaj Tak's No 1 slot
* Dhol music live on Alpha Punjabi, ETC Punjabi
* ARY Digital goes free for a day to celebrate 4 years
* BBC looking to expand presence in US
* Leno to step down from 'The Tonight Show' in 2009
(28 September 2004)
* Sony has option of taking stake in SAB TV
* Asia Pacific Broadcasting Awards for AIR & DD
* BCCI says cricket t'cast will be on DD
* Punjab cricket body proposes Pawar for top BCCI post
* BBC World Service wins award for website
* Alpha Marathi 2nd opinion poll results out
* Glassman appointed prog director Discovery LN
* Etc targets mid-December for etc Khalsa launch
* Barco appoints regional president Asia Pacific
* 5-judge SC bench to hear cricket case Tuesday
* 'Paowan' on Hungama TV
* Dave Ryan is VSNL America COO
* US parents favour almost clean TV in the early eve
* Nick India to encourage kids play activity 2 Oct
* Karnataka Film Chamber elects new governing body
(27 September 2004)
* Viacom in Chinese content production deal with Beijing TV
* Sony-SAB talks not at valuation stage
(25 September 2004)
* Sahara fuses ent., media in SaharaOne
* Kannada film prod frat takes on filmdom embargo
* CNBC-TV18 employs Beehive's TxLog
* Aaj Tak to air special for Taj Mahal's 350th anniv.
* Trai for cut in DTH revenue share
* Alpha Bangla initiates Alpha Gaurab awards
* Formula One's deal for Chinese site
* Media seminar proposes self-evaluation
* SC to hear Zee's petition on Monday
* SS Music to announce 'Voice Hunt' winners
* Crest promoter Dr Raja Ramanna passes away
* Martha Stewart strikes deal for new show
* '24' returns on Fox in January
* Cartoon Netwrk UK teams with animation students
* BBC pulls the plug on animation Pope spoof
(24 September 2004)
* Sony’s ‘Indian Idol’ comes to Mumbai
* Discovery air controversial weight loss programme
* 13 private FTA channels to join DD's DTH service
* NatGeo open to joining DD's DTH platform
* NatGeo, IIT-D join hands for 'Nokia Innovation'
* Zee 'Cinestar Ki Khoj' to woo Hindi heartland?
* Downlink law may power govt. more
* Film industry vehement on Kannada film issue
* Plus to push prime time with 'K.Str Pali Hill'
* Comcast names new ad sales president
* CBS to fight FCC's 'Super Bowl' fine
* Disney to name Eisner's successor by June 2005
* FremantleMedia sets base in Japan
* Aaliya prod. inks TV content deal with K Sera Sera
(23 September 2004)
* Govt may allow FII inflows in news channels
* Jaya TV attempts total makeover
* Zee makes govt also a respondent
* Zee files writ in SC challenging tender cancellation
* NDTV board clears way for business news channel
* Shazi Zaman is Star News' senior exec producer
* Sky Television renews contract with NZC
* Disney-ABC Group restructures corporate comm
* DTV transition in US has a long way to go: report
* Doordarshan programme wins AIBD award
* Total Sports Asia going mobile with WWE
(22 September 2004)
* Hungama banking on movies, 4 driver shows
* UTV hopes to double revenues from content business
* Dub movie-formula works for Vijay TV in Tamil
* Prasar Bharati hints it won't bid high for Aussie tour
* Zee accuses Dalmiya, ESS of collusion
* Solid Ent. seals two deals with Discovery Intl.
* DD's DTH plan awaits government nod
* Equant, Intelsat, iDirect to launch satellite solutions
* BCCI cancels tender, ESS withdraws case
* Kid's TV viewing habit comes handy in real life
* Ten Sports to telecast India-Pak hockey series
* CNN taps into futuristic gadgets with 'Sparks'
(21 September 2004)
* GSLV-F-01 carrying Edusat launched
* Grades, health most important for kids: survey
* Trendz official media partner of Asia Week in Milan
* Trai selects MPA to advise on global b'cast scenario
* ETC Punjabi claims victory in live telecast battle
* Sharad Pawar enters BCCI presidentship fray
* BCCI raises Aussie pullout threat to HC
* Film industry severs ties with Kannada filmdom
* Nick research highlights effects of TV on children
* Sunil Khanna returns to Zee as Dish TV head
* 'Angels in America', 'Sopranos' top Emmys
* TV broadcasts crucial for 3rd umpire decisions: ICC
* BBC World Service seeking media professionals
* Alpha Telugu in primetime launch on Monday
* Times lifestyle channel Zoom launched
(20 September 2004)
* Playboy TV brings doc on Hollywood star to MIPCOM
* ETV Marathi greets Ganesha with shows, contests
* Trai needs consultants for satellite radio
* Seven cos pitch for Trai's consultancy account
* Kannada filmdom to witness producers' 'action'
* Sony focusses on 'Ayushmaan's' reach figures
* Sahara's 'Karishma...' goes to Pakistan on ARY Gold
* Current affairs dominate BBC World's schedule
* Zee-ESS case adjourned to Monday
* CNN takes viewers 'Inside The New China'
* Sahara Samay Rashtriya's tech show makes a mark
* Intelsat severs ties with Galaxy Satellite TV
* Pantvaidya exits Sony, joining Disney
* Priya Mishra quits Star Plus for Disney
(17 September 2004)
* TV channels told to 'clean up' their content
* UTV comfortably placed on Hungama TV funding
* Star Plus's 'SLBB' makes a decade shift (2022)
* Asianet launches animation show targeting Gulf
* UTV's three film projects go on floor
* Jethmalani questions ESS' eligibility
* Disney promotes Raymund Miranda
* Zee to revert to Mon-Thur programming matrix
* Hungama TV to launch on 26 September
(16 September 2004)
* No rights for third party: HC to BCCI
* Reality TV to celebrate 'Wild Weather Day'
* Punit Goenka is business head of Zee Sports
* Zee mulls launch of new English movie channel
* Service tax stays for MSOs
* Star News back with 'Kaun Banega Mukhyamantri'
* Sa Re Ga Ma India diversifies into home video biz
* Intelsat to provide satellite services in N. America
* Star World to air NBC's 'The Apprentice'
* Star to play the 'Bluff Master' soon
* Solid Entertainment's docs for Mipcom
* Percept D`Mark launches Sangeet Awards
* Mipcom's plans for 20th anniversary
* Study sheds light on US TV viewing habits
* CNBC Asia looks at 'Awakening Giant' India
* Fox special to mix fashion with music
* 'Friends' on top at AOL's TV awards
* Uefa to give fans net access to content
* World's first Internet TV network goes live
* DD Sports' Olympics reach up 300 per cent
(15 September 2004)
* Ten Sports asserts going it 0alone on distribution
* Pritish Nandy Communications selects its item girl
* Govt not to levy service tax on cable MSOs
* Jackie Chan to star in a Chinese television series
* I-Spatial, Orca deliver TV via b'band in Indian cities
* BBC World will create architectural 'Dreamscapes'
* Thaicom bug rectified; channels back on air
* News programme 'Madrid Bombing' wins Intl Emmy
* Sony Corp set to acquire MGM Studios for $5 billion
* Vijay TV lines-up specials on Vinayaka Chaturthi day
* Pandey Panel ignores Jaipal Reddy's suggestions
* Zee rejects re-bid, to fight it out in court
(14 September 2004)
* DD may benefit if rights case drags on
* Zoom ropes in Pooja Bedi, Yana Gupta for shows
* Shin Corp to wholesale Ipstar services to resellers
* Pubcaster's autonomy essential: Reddy
* Alpha Bangla to showcase vintage Bengali movies
* Karnataka Cinema Theater Owners Assn dissolved
* Hungama's personality workshop for cable ops' kids
* Hitch in Thaicom transponder affects broadcasters
* Jennifer Aniston to give 'Joey' a boost
* BBC expands FM presence in Sri Lanka
* HBO's 'Carnivale' to have supernatural elements
* Senior Group on a hiring spree for news channel
* HBO back with Turner on distribution
* New primetime spy series on Star World
* SGI launches Silicon Graphics Broadcast Europe
* Nielsen-Velasquez jv to better TV measurement
* That famous dog Lassie celebrates 50 years in TV
* CNBC Australia to launch two new talk shows
(13 September 2004)
* Move to bar Dalmiya from becoming BCCI 'patron'
* Zee unlikely to agree to re-bid proposal
* 'Joey's' solo run minus 'Friends' shows promise
* Reddy asks K'taka govt to resolve film ban mess
* Sahara plugs 'Bharat Parva' at Indian Film Festival
* Intelsat signs 3-yr contract with Portugal pubcaster
* Zoom begins test signals
* GDC Technology taps Chan as director, sales-mkting
* Bertelsmann triples profit; Eyes purchases
* Aaj Tak executive producer Shazi Zaman quits
* HBO to premiere 'Charlie's Angels II' on Asian TV
(11 September 2004)
* DD sitting pretty as Zee, ESS battle it out
* Asianet to launch two primetime shows
* 'Drew Carrey' to bid adieu to ABC viewers
* News Corp CEO Murdoch on China Netcom board
* Disney CEO Eisner to step down in 2006
* DD Bangalore Kendra to spruce up primetime
* NFL renews TV deals in Japan
* Gen CL Anand made InCable managing director
* FCC updates children's programming rules in US
* Discovery US takes reality route
* CNBC US renews Dennis Miller talk show
* DD, Max gear up for Champions Trophy
* Bangalore HC asks Udaya to maintain status quo
* Yahoo creates 'The Apprentice' site for Burnett
* Uday Shankar plans shift to meaningful news
(10 September 2004)
* Telecom growth continues in August 2004: Trai
* NDTV seeks uplink OK for business news chnnl
* vid'linkMobile helped Olympics coverage: Beehive
* Disney India appoints Subhasis Mishra HR manager
* Bangalore Hathway loses Sony signal; moves court
* Court adjourns Zee-ESS rights case
* NDTV 24x7's new programming initiative pays off
* DirecTV to launch 4 gen next satellites
* Court proposes that ESS, Zee re-bid for India rights
* Lycra MTV style awards to be held on 15 October
* Zee to debut business reality show
(9 September 2004)
* Delhi HC issues notice to Govt. of India and Trai
* Israel cable network to launch 'Hot Bombay' channel
* Disney's Eisner tags No. 2 Iger as his successor
* Zee Sports name of Chandra's new chnl
* Creative Eye produces two shows for Hungama TV
* 'Idols' kicks off 1st leg of 4-city swing in Kolkata
* Hallmark adventurous with 'King Solomons Mines'
* Sony, Time Warner battle for MGM intensifies
* Three bids invited for BBC Worldwide
* Alpha Punjabi launches 'Music Night'
* Viacom consolidates CBS, Paramount TV's ops
* Great response for BBC's int Olympics feature
* UK viewers want more controls on sexual images
* ESS' 'SportsCenter' version for Hong Kong
* Reality TV renews distribution deal with ADD
* Let's not undervalue our content: Vaswani
* Sony bags 2004 surprise hits 'Murder', 'Masti'
(8 September 2004)
* Zee makes initial payment of $ 20 m. to BCCI
* TV intensifies teen's sex drive: US study
* Bollywood makes its mark on South African TV
* Now Hussain to say 'Khulja Sim Sim' on Star Plus
* Sahara Pariwar pays tribute to Nafisa
* Star Movies slots blockbusters in Sept primetime
* Hasan awarded California's highest State honour
(7 September 2004)
* ESPN Star moves court against BCCI
* Stock market gives Zee a thumbs up
* UTV signs $3 million animation contract
* Zee to pump in Rs 2 b. into sports channel: Chandra
* Vijay TV show 'Kuttram...' completes 25 weeks
* Geo TV takes up Indo-Pak ventures
* Vesit triumphs at Robocon India 2004
* Asianet on 'routine hiring'
* NGC using 'Innovation' to localise further
* CNBC Pakistan to launch early next year: report
* Zica launches Apple training centre in Hyderabad
* Zoom looking at end-September launch
* Spiritual channel Ananda to follow '12 weeks later'
* Daniel Parker is first 'Junior Mastermind' UK
* 'ER' ropes in actor Ray Liotta for real time episode
* EBU calls for pubcasters' greater role
* Nicholas Kroll is BBC's first director of governance
* Alpha Marathi poll puts development issue on top
* DD's DTH service likely by 15 September
* 2nd India Intl Film Convention starts today
(6 September 2004)
* Chandra jubilant; ESS irked
* Zee bags cricket rights; ESPN-Star loses out
(5 September 2004)
* The Khers' 'ER' experience
* Zee sports channel launch date 2 Oct
* BCCI tender panel meet inconclusive on India rights
* Non-Kannada film exhibitors seek Bollywood support
* Ent. Industry expected to clock 20% growth: CII
* Kannada satellite radio channel launched
* Libyans ecstatic over Arab 'Idol' outcome
* 'Antakshari' on Zee completes 11 years
* Max going to the US in October
* Zee's glee Smile TV to launch new shows on 12 Sept
* Alpha Telugu to battle Gemini, ETV
(4 September 2004)
* Media expert Gopal Saxena passes away
* Planning Commission to study regulatory issues
* Interactive channel launched in Hong Kong
* The news on Aaj Tak: let's change
* Zee-Turner switches off channels on RPG Network
* Eutelsat acquires France Telecom's teleport
* AXN hits two million subscribers in Central Europe
* British drama doc. on 9/11 takes hijackers persp.
* Star World to launch sitcom 'The Office'
* ARY launches 2-nation singing sensation hunt
* MTV Intl, Swedish agency to produce Aids TV movie
* Ivana looks to emulate Trump's reality TV success
* Nick UK's Parkinson joins Disney Asia
(3 September 2004)
* Jiaxing SARFT selects Irdeto PIsys for its digi TV op
* HC order on adult fare: channels guarded
* BBC launches new series 'Great Indian Cricketers'
* India TV, Al-Jazeera agree on barter of news content
* Trigunayat new Zee English channels' biz head
* etc show 'Home Theatre' completes 50 episodes
* Al-Jazeera bulletins to air on India TV
(2 September 2004)
* Bhaskar group acquires two newspaper titles
* Sony looks at building curiosity via innovations
* HTMT wins appeal against Sebi trading ban order
* India TV tipped to be Al-Jazeera's Indian partner
* After Max, Sony comes out with branded postcards
* No localised version of CNN in near future: Cramer
* Star taps Ross Crowley as senior VP programming
* ESS makes management changes for Greater China
* Zee set to launch Alpha Telugu 12 Sept
* Max puts 'Extraaa' muscle in Champions
* ETV shows await Sahara Mr & Ms Bollywood winners
* Disney hires MTV hand as director finance
* BT Broadcast, Dish TV in distribution deal
(1 September 2004)
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