's Headlines Archives - 2005
Headlines in the month of February
* Sony bids $40 mn for Indo-Pak series
* SBI Mutual Fund's stake in Crest crosses 5%
* Reliance to increase OFC network by 2500 kms in AP
* DTH, music videos in service tax net
* Prasar Bharati to get budgetary support of 10 billion+
* UTV IPO oversubscribed 26 times
* Sahara targets May launch for Bengali news channel
* ISRO to launch four satellites in 2005
* FM ignores entertainment sector in budget
* Kalasa to encode movies in-house
* Contempt proceedings against channels adjourned
(28 February 2005 )
* Chandra's Dakshin Media to run Play TV
* CNBC-TV18 launches budget bonanza contest
* Yantra Media to launch primetime show on Surya TV
* 'Budget Fundas' in MTV style
* IOA study addresses laws on pornography, sedition
* Pogo premiers Japanese game show 'Takeshi's Castle'
* Sharon Stone to spill basic instincts on 'Will & Grace'
* Keoghan to criss cross US for CBS' 'The Amazing Race'
* Balaji Tele has movie plans; approach cautious
* Brighton gets ready for BBC Showcase 2005
* In hockey country, PHL does it for ESS
* Sahara Samay launching three shows post-elections
(26 February 2005 )
* Waive service tax on film distribution: CII
* Entertainment sector seeks tax sops
* ESS, DD heading for a face-off; BCCI upset
* Cricket focus shifts: ad sales, intl rights
* Raj TV to telecast 'India Today Icons' on 27 Feb
* Economic Survey terms broadband as 'next frontier'
* DD launches Physics Helpline
* Trai sees possible private play in terrestrial TV
* Viacom posts $18.44 billion fourth quarter loss
* Alpha Marathi to premiere Lata Mangeshkar film
* Creative Eye's deal with ETV for 'Om Namah Shivay'
* Shemaroo seizes over 700 pirated DVDs in raid
* Warner announces JV with China Audio Video
* Bangkok to host Miss Universe 2005
(25 February 2005 )
* Sarma: DD getting Indo-Pak telecast rights free
* Murdoch coming to India in March
* DD News to telecast budget shows live
* Korea Digital Cable TV Summit to discuss key issues
* Radio City Bangalore presents 'Radio City Life'
* India TV's Most Wanted 'in full swing'
* HC: DD to telecast, BCCI to decide who will produce
(24 February 2005 )
* Channel [V] kicks off 'Get Gorgeous 2'
* No further postponement possible: PCB
* CNBC-TV18 lines up special budget shows
* Balaji Telefilms plans to set up 3 studios
* Broadcast seminar addresses technology, regulations
* NGC presents 'Nat Geo Investigates'
* Kumar M Birla to co-host Star News budget analysis
* Madras HC verdict on TV rights Thursday
* Vijay TV re-runs successful soaps in afternoon band
* Spertel Asia 2005 sells out exhibition space
* P2P Networks playing imp role in video distribution
* ITV celebrates 50th birthday in May
* Penny Young appointed BBC head of accountability
* CNN US launches 'America Bureau' beat
* Bahl's SAW: UK launch on Zee bouquet, next Mideast
(23 February 2005 )
* DD to launch primetime show
* 'Lost and Found' on The History Channel
* Essel Group set to launch PlayTV
* Telecast row: BCCI says keeping all options open
* Star may clock $ 100mn+ profit in 2005
* UTV to distribute 'Parineeta'
* TV Today rolls out special budget shows
* Asianet institutes Asianet Kudumbam Awards
* Pehla 'Navratna' bouquet expected in March
* Fashion TV launches mobile network with SmartVideo
* US launches 'Wanted Laden' campaign on Pak media
* SET India reorganisation: the real picture
(22 February 2005 )
* Hrithik, Preity win honours at Max Stardust awards
* Bruce Dunlop mulls setting up shop in India
* Murdoch scans possible JV with CCTV
* MGM Home Entertainment Group promotes Sutherland
* UTV IPO oversubscribed 3.4 times
* Asianet serial collects five awards
* Cartoon Network US' gym partner is a monkey
* Channel 4 bags rights for British Asian Music Awards
* Americans reinforce trust in pubcaster PBS
* BBC Comedy Commission to ensure meritocracy
* Hollywood stuntmen seek Oscar consideration
* MGM Channel launches in Thailand on UBC
* Arianespace successfully launches ESA satellite
* Playgirl TV searches for the sexiest man
* ETC CEO Kohli bags ‘Vibrant Indian’ award
(21 February 2005 )
* Let’s resolve telecast issue: Zee to BCCI
(20 February 2005 )
* Sumangali bids for RPG Netcom
* SS Music joins Pehla 'Navratna' bouquet
* Sankraman Studios reopened; shooting to resume
* Times' Goswami upbeat about mid-year launch
* Cable Quest to hold broadcast seminar
* TiVo subscription crosses three million mark
* Yashwant Sinha to host budget show on Zee Business
* Mediawatch meters a complex media mix, passively
* FCC broods over illicit wireless content to kids
(19 February 2005 )
* Arguments continue in Zee Vs BCCI case
* Govt oks Asianet share transfer to NRIs
* UGC's takeover of Zone Vision may impact Zee Turner
* Music channels against sleazy remix videos
* [V]'s 'Agent Love' plays host to lonely hearts
* Franklin Templeton gets Mutual Fund of the Yr Award
* Star One adds spice with fusion flicks festival
* Colour Chem's Nitin Nadkarni joins Sony as CFO
* IndusInd Media appoints Deepak Varma as CEO
* Pratibha Advani sets eye on serial production
* 'Terrestrial will compliment switchover to digital'
* Warner Bros' revamps Bugs Bunny
* Disney board gets 92 per cent vote from shareholders
* offers free RSS feeds to users, bloggers
(18 February 2005 )
* Zee Vs BCCI case hearing continues Friday
* SET moves Trai against Hathway Bhawani
* SS Music dishes 'reality' for special Valentine couple
* 'Lakme Fashion House' debut on Star One on 19 Feb
* BBC World brings 'The World Challenge' competition
* Alpha Bangla institutes Bangla music awards
* CNBC introduces new programmes for Budget
* Star Movies renews Oscars b'cast rights deal for 6 yrs
* NatGeo Ventures effects major restructuring
* Rohit Bhandari promoted to AXN director South Asia
(17 February 2005 )
* A spectrum policy soon, says telecom minister Maran
* Certified adult fare on TV possible: Govt
* Digitisation key to media & ent: Ernst & Young
* Michael Jackson's parents speak out on Star World
* Nebauer promoted to Nick Asia Pacific senior VP, GM
* India TV exposes major sex scandal in Gujarat temple
* Star News' 'Kyunki yeh...' voices budget wish lists
* BBC to increase appeal of current affairs prog. in UK
* Nat Geo licenses docu 'Tsunami: Killer Wave'
* VH1 US to do a special take on race relations
* BBC World partners for Entrepreneurs in Dubai event
* Chandra to be judge on 'Business Baazigar'
* 'Contender' suicide catches AXN off guard
(16 February 2005 )
* '60 Minutes' to debut on NDTV Profit with Ash
* Carriage fees likely to spiral upwards in 2005
* 'KBC' 2005 to offer Rs 20 m prize money
* BBC chosen as broadcast partner for tourism summit
(15 February 2005 )
* FII in TV news ventures: only cabinet nod remaining
* UTV to distribute Miramax movies
* 'The Aviator' gets best pic at Bafta Awards
* Zee revamps music game show 'Antakshari'
* MPA for 74% FDI in cable, oppose must-carry
* Maa TV in revenue share deal with Telugu producers
* '7th Heaven' for longest running family drama in US
* ABC goes for Verizon wireless to push content
* 'Tempo' report: fee based music download exploding
(14 February 2005 )
* 'Dracula', Arabian folklore to pack Asianet prime time
* CNBC's 'That's Entertainment' launches 19 February
* Playboy TV fined £25,000 for airing porno movie
* 'Batliwalla House...' to replace 'Idol' Friday slot
* Zee wants Rs 590 m. to exit Padmalaya
* In 'war' zone: cover for journalists out on field
* Star Gold launches 'Humse Dosti Karoge'
* Nick to feature a two hour Valentine marathon
(12 February 2005 )
* Govt explores mechanism for rating TV
* Kerala HC permits other state lotteries
* Trai may sue Sony Discovery & Zee Turner
* EMI Music India taps Kusnur as label manager, Warner
* IMC meet calls for trust between media and police
* CBS orders more installments of 'The Amazing Race'
* BBC to film Dickens' classic 'Bleak House'
* Dan Taylor is MGM president
* E! Networks, BSkyB to re-enact Michael Jackson trial
(11 February 2005 )
* Vijay to launch weekly show 'Autograph'
* Sony moves Delhi High Court against Trai
* Zee to telecast FIFA/UEFA football match live
* Inter-ministerial panel discuss Ku-band transmission
* Alpha Punjabi's 'Aaj Da Rashiphal' hits 1000 episodes
* Kerala to resume state lottery
* Oscar time lag to avoid 'wardrobe malfuntion'
* Ten, ADD to launch new channel Prime Sports
* BBC journalist Kate Peyton shot dead in Somalia
* Sahara to pump in Rs 2 billion in media business
(10 February 2005 )
* Kindergarten kids donate to Star News Tsunami fund
* UTV fixes price band at Rs 115-130 for IPO
* Star News to launch Valentine Day special
* IMI wants tax to reduce from 12.5% to 4%
* CNBC discusses managing consolidation in Banking sec
* 'Most Wanted' helps nab sex racketeer Naik
* ABC extends Oscar telecast agreement
* Ben Stiller to host Nickelodeon's kids' choice awards
* HC restrains BCCI from awarding rights
* 'Monk' scores for USA Network
* 'The Apprentice' gets a British flavour
* Tara exits GEC to launch news, music channels
(9 February 2005 )
* Trai contemplates moving court against Set Discovery
* Digitalisation: Ball in govt court says Trai chief
* Alpha Marathi gives away Alpha Gaurav awards 2005
* ETC Networks to list on BSE and NSE from 9 February
* MTV Asia Aid awards declares 2005 winners
* Cricket: Zee moves Madras High Court
* Ten Sports to air Carlsberg Cup live
* Mrs World contest to air live on Sahara One
* 'Outback Jack' premiers on Star World
* Sharp analysis: Need of the hour for news channels
* 'University Challenge' reaches an exciting climax
* Smile TV's Ronita Mitra joins UTV as creative director
* CNBC elevates CEO to chairman, names new president
* Superna Kalle made SPTI international networks VP
(8 February 2005 )
* Oltmanns joins PWC for Academy balloting process
* Bandwidth key to convergence economy
* Arun Aggarwal appointed Zee Turner CFO
* CNBC asserts lead over NDTV 24x7 in 'core TG'
* FBC targets $ 4.5 mn from reality TV
* CTV to sell APTN Library works to Canadian producers
* Raj TV lines up Valentine's Day bonanza
* Hathway's new broadband packages for mass mrkts
* 'Desperate Housewives', Garner top at Sag Awards
* CNBC promotes heads of operations & news prog.
* Bloomberg TV goes mobile in Hong Kong
* Doug Herzog is Spike TV president
* Tsunami concert gets overwhelming response
(7 February 2005 )
* Dorrdarshan acquires Asian Games telecast rights
* 'Kkavyanjali' clocks bumper ratings
* C'wealth telecast rights: DD writes to I&B, IOA
* 4 FM channels join hands for Help! Telethon Concert
* NGC will take 'Expeditions To The Edge'
* With 100,000 subscribers, CDM rules China pay TV mat
(5 February 2005 )
* 700,000 STBs sold, DD's DTH service going places
* Napster routes pathbreaking subscription service
* NDTV Profit asserts ratings lead over CNBC
* Sky's Dawn Airey to deliver keynote at MIPTV
* Yahoo! offers page-specific search tool Y!Q
* TiVo president Marty Yudkovitz quits
* Jackson Super Bowl exposure impact long term: Study
* Showtime pushing 'Huff' for Emmies
* WWE wrestler Triple H brings his game to Fox
* NBC seeks to boost 'The Apprentice' with Stewart'
(4 February 2005 )
* India-Pak telecast: DD 'almost certain'
* Sony goes the activist way with launch of 'Rihhaee'
* SaharaOne to reschedule 8 pm comedy band
* Ten Sports renews deal with WWE till 2009-end
* Discovery to co-produce documentary on Fossett
* Grey Worldwide India, B4U receive FIPB clearance
* Bloomberg Television launched in Thailand
* Max to play cupid with romantic movies in February
* Zee Music set to scout for new VJ's
* Geo TV tries on reality with 'George Ka Pakistan'
* Lulla joining Times as business channel CEO
* News Corp. net income up 80% at $386 million
* ZMZ on the offensive, bags 240 films in 3 months
(3 February 2005 )
* Siti Cable designs Siti Mahotsav, socio-cultural fair
* Star News goes for complete makeover
* B.A.G Films Q3 net profit up 82 per cent
* Parents' TV Council lambasts sleazy diet on MTV US
* Zee Sports looking at April-May launch
* Sahara Samay Rajasthan to launch on 28 February
* ESS scores big; secures Fifa World Cup 2006 rights
* Star World launches in Thailand, beams on UBC
* With eye on China, Star creates govt affairs post
* ABC signs TV star Heaton to develop TV content
* BBC's new complaints procedure goes live
* Setback to Zee as SC rules BCCI not a state
(2 February 2005 )
* HC dismisses FM operators' petition
* PNC net profit Rs.17.3 million in Q3
* India vs Pak now on Star Plus with 'LOC'
* K Sera Sera net profit Rs 3 mn in Q3
* Uplinking okeyed for Jagran news channel - Channel 7
* US pressure forces Al Jazeera to plan a sell out
* TDSAT to revisit Zee Turner-Asianet row on 16 Feb
* CNBC new show 'CNBC Tonight' to debut 16 February
* Trai gives more time for comments on reccos
* [V] 'Super Singer' to feature north zone semis
* Aaj Tak's police bribery report recognised at NY fest
* NatGeo Explorer bags 8 awards at NY Festivals
* Viacom's Bressler to step down in Mar '06
* Chinese ISP majors huddle up to curb network piracy
* 'Millionaire' gets a makeover 'Knot' in US
(1 February 2005 )
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