's Headlines Archives - 2005
Headlines in the month of July
* Oprah leads 20 media mavens in Forbes' power list
* HTMT Q1 net profit down to Rs 105 million
* Adlabs shareholders give nod to Reliance deal
* Zee to add more channels to boost international business
* BBC World to unveil slew of shows in August
* Isro plans to launch Insat-4A in November
* Zee TV to re-telecast 'Rabba Ishq...' 1st episode
* Arianespace to launch b'band satellite August 11
* Q1 revenues jump 53% to $4.2 million
* Channel 7 gets interactive with new show
* Survey shows Blu-ray has early edge in DVD war
* CNBC TV18 to showcase 'The eBay Effect'
* DVD to celebrate 'The Oprah Winfrey Show' 20 yrs
* Joseph Ianniello is Viacom senior VP, treasurer
* ESS to bring Hindi commentary for TNA wrestling
* Sony Corp posts Q1 loss of $66 million
* Vivendi Universal revenues up 7 per cent
* GE reportedly looking to acquire Dreamworks
* NGC to celebrate events that happen only in India
( 30 July 2005 )
* Lachlan Murdoch leaving News Corp
* Ten Sports geared for Indian Oil Cup tri-series
* Indian Oil Cup: DD to show highlights
* Nimbus in 3-year rights deal for Afro-Asia Cup
* Interactive TV acquires classic films rights for IPTV
* BAG Films Q1 net profit up 41 % to Rs 8.8 million
* MTV launches mobile messaging platform in US
* ATN to launch three Zee channels in Canada
* Amrita TV gets graphics support from VertigoXmedia
* Casbaa to co-host sports TV forum in China
* BBC launches internet soap opera for English learners
* Green Day tops MTV video music awards nominations
* FremantleMedia to distribute 'Sex In The Bush'
( 29 July 2005 )
* Zee consolidated net profit up 13% at Rs 779 mn
* Foreign channels can uplink non-news programmes
* Cricket: SC comes to Ten Sports rescue
* 74 proposals, only 8 community radio stations
* Prasar Bharati revenues cross Rs 8 billion in 2004-05
* 'Match Ke Mujrim' on Star News goes live
* Infocus targets home projector market in India
* I&B min, FICCI to work towards ending piracy
* No takers yet for Africa-Asia series telecast rights
* Disney appoints Daniel Battsek as president Miramax
( 28 July 2005 )
* Zee to launch South East Asia channel
* Cisneros Mipcom 2005 Personality of the year
* NGC to showcase 'Space:Closest Encounters'
* SaharaOne ropes in Star's Mathur as distribution head
* DirecTV to deliver exclusive 1st look at new shows
( 26 July 2005 )
* Pogo unveils 'Amazing Kids Choice Awards'
* Asianet Plus programming stresses on music genre
* TV 18 net profit up 29% at Rs 80 million
* Cricket: DD nixes Ten Sports offer
* AXN off to a strong start in Korea
* Pakistan to launch regional channels on I-Day
* US musuem honours invention of Tivo with exhibit
* NGC US searches for kid explorers
* Cabinet refers downlink policy to GoM
* Bush taps Israel to head IPR enforcement initiatives
* US TV critics honour 'Desperate Housewives', 'Lost'
* HBO takes aim with western series 'Deadwood'
* Cecile Frot-Coutaz Is Fremantlemedia US CEO
* UK Secretary of State approves BBC Broadcast sale
* Melanie Honnor is Discovery Intl VP new ventures
* Mumbai DJs spin their magic at 'War of The DJs'
* Final season of 'Will & Grace' kicks off in September
* Zee TV plans Rs. 30 million gameshow
( 25 July 2005 )
* Sahara India launches Sahara Samay NCR
* ESS extends F1 telecast rights till 2010
* Zee completes '10 pm - 1 hour' strategy
* Zee releases 'Bhaggmati' music on Universal
* Telecom Italia kicks off IPTV trials
* China Netcom selects Redback to deliver IPTV
* Star News brings back 'Wah! Cricket'
* Frot-Coutaz new CEO FremantleMedia North America
* FremantleMedia, Impossible Pictures ink deal
* NBC's new drama show get a 'Windfall'
* Diversity is the name of the game for Hallmark US
* NHK selects Eutelsat for HDTV Winter Olympics
* ESS re-launches 'SportsCenter' with Akram as host
* Discovery prog head Pankaj Saxena quits
* ABC puts its dancing shoes back on
( 23 July 2005 )
* IBF website launched
* ETC Networks Q1 net profit down to Rs 17.5 million
* DD yet to revert on Ten Sports' offer for India-Lanka series
* Sun bags telecast rights to Filmfare awards
* Cartoon Network to air 'Pet Alien' on 24 July
* Creative Eye to co-produce $3 mn English film
* Beethoven downloads on BBC site top 1 million in UK
* Legal music downloads triple in 2005
* Amy Hartwick joins ABC as VP, comedy development
( 22 July 2005 )
* MSO Alliance: Govt. should create level playing field
* Shetty hikes stake in Adlabs Films to 33 per cent
* Creative Eye back on Star Plus with 'Jap Tap Vratt'
* Reed MIDEM introduces the Telenovelas screenings
* 'Desperate Housewives' to enthrall China next
* ESPN's Guha Ray to join Channel 7 as deputy editor
* Sahara to enter music, home video business
* Fremantle signs deal with Miramax & Weinstein Co
* Viacom & DirecTV sign long term carriage agreement
* NBC Universal to create local programming
* Turner expands wireless biz in India; Lobo to head
* Discovery Travel & Living beefs up Sundays
* FremantleMedia rolls out 'New Platforms'
* Dow Jones to exit CNBC International partnership
( 21 July 2005 )
* AXN celebrates 'Guinness World Records' 50 years
* HelloSoft completes $16 mn series B financing round
* CBS' vampire bats to fight 'Desperate Housewives'
* XM Satellite Radio invests $25 mn in WorldSpace
* US Asia channel opposes federal legislation on TV ratings
* Celador to develop pre school animation series
* Broadcast News ropes in NDTV's Chaubey
* NDTV profit records dip in first quarter results
* Asianet Plus to launch on 23 July
* Viacom Stations Group chief Reynolds calls it quits
* 'American Idol' judge Abdul to do show for Fox
* CBS extends deal for the Grammy Awards
* ABC's upcoming series sees a woman US President
* Columbia uses unique motion capture technique
* Rwandan student wins BBC radio journalism contest
( 20 July 2005 )
* Chandra buys out Essel Propack co-promoter
* Zee Cinema weaves contest around Big B series
* MediaGuardian top 100: BBC chiefs beat Murdoch
* Tata Indicom & Thomson teams up for ent activities
* Tata Indicom launches interactive audiosode
* Apple video iPod likely to be unveiled in September
* Raj TV Network enters e-commerce domain
* Fast Track Ent signs with cable provider in New York
* Moving Picture signs orders worth Rs 260 mn
* Williams sisters to get real on ABC's new TV show
* TiVo to support advertisers with new technology
* NDTV aims for international presence
* Matwani elevated to IncableNet president
( 19 July 2005 )
* Star One 'Laughter Challenge' in top 50
* News Corp acquires Intermix Media for $580 million
* FDI ruling puts spoke in Murdoch's China plans
* Britney Spears to shoot delivery for reality series
* Disney presents $2 million to Make-A-Wish Foundation
* BBC survey reveals shifting attitudes to sex
* 'Who wants to be a Millionaire' & Netflix join hands
* Sahara One assert's 27% viewership rise
* China signs deal with MPA for copyright protection
* Hayes comes up with comedy themed reality concept
* DTT STBs to cross the $10 billion revenue mark in '09
* BBC Worldwide strengthens children's division with two key appointments
* Vijay TV launches weekly soap for primetime
* Rajat Sharma plans Gujarati news channel
* Discovery launches 1st time filmmakers initiative
* Cartoon Network US lines up action series 'Ben 10' for 2006
* Mobile video subscribers in US to cross 30 mn in 2010
* News Corp forms Internet unit
( 18 July 2005 )
* Zee TV Asia Pacific celebrates first anniversary
* Hathway offers cable & Internet combo package
* Sahara One's 'Hare...' to hit the tube on 25 July
* Sharp's new LCD panel provides dual vision
* C-Dot, Alcatel to set Wi-Max R&D center in Chennai
* 3G spectrum pricing awaits WPC report: Maran
* Shemaroo releases 'Yakeen' after theatre debut
* Marvel, Microsoft hatch video games alliance
* Hinditron-led consortium bid for IPTV projects
* BBC looks to outsource HR contracts
* CNN Newsource in the US redesigns web site
* Chinese govt gives the thumbs down to FDI in TV
* Balaji Tele set to release 'Koi Aap Sa'
( 16 July 2005 )
* Salman tapes boost news channel reach: aMap
* Trai makes case for unified licensing regime
* Trai publishes list of pay, FTA channels
* Parents council pulls up ABC for airing obscene lyrics
* Farida Jalal meets 'Hero' on Hungama TV
* Sallu-Ash tapes: How many had them?
* Broadband now mainstream in the UK
* Norway's Mobile Media buys Rubberduck Media Lab
* Longtime BBC Radio presenter Bennett passes away
* Piller is Fremantle's brand manager for 'Planet Cook'
* SPTI makes addition to UK production team
( 15 July 2005 )
* Now, BPCL wants to come direct to home
* Private sports broadcasters seek clarity on 'national interest'
* Vijay TV spins separate story around 'KBC 2'
* Red FM in deal with T-Series for music rights
* XM Satellite Radio to acquire WCS Wireless
* Housewives, Will & Grace clinch Emmy nominations
* 7 Tara telefilms nominated for Kolkata Telefilm Fest
* Lines open as MTV hooks in to mobile interactivity
* Podcasts chronicle countdown to Disneyland Park's 50th anniversary
* Symphony Ent. to enter marketing, airtime sales
* FM phase-II: Net worth norms in places
( 14 July 2005 )
* Sahara's 'Page 3', 'Bose' win National Awards
* AOL & XM in deal for multi-platform digital ent firm
* Aftra to recognises ABC's micro mini series initiative
* Fashion TV expands services on Asiasat
* Star uses Asiasat 2 for backup services
* MTV Games US puts on a poker face
* NBC hopes reality show will provide the real 'Deal'
* Bhaggmati ties fortune with Universal for Music
* BBC achieves best independent production figures so far
* Turner boosts coverage of Sag awards in the US
* CBS chants broadband mantra for news network
* ATN wins Canadian rights for triangular series
* Report stresses need for BBC to improve quality
* Goldmines Media finalises sale of rights to 9 movies
* Intl fest for sport in TV, film comes to India in 2006
* MTNL's content delivery tenders close 18 July
* Peccadilloes cost Warne Channel 9 endorsement
* MTV Desi launched on DirecTV for S-Asians
* Nippon TV to launch online pay-per-view service
* ESPN associates with Comverse for ESPN Mobile
* Chance named CNN Sr Intl correspondent for Moscow
( 13 July 2005 )
* ESS acquires three-year A1 Grand Prix rights
* GA European Investments to pick up 8% in NDTV
* Indiavision to b'cast live news bulletin from Dubai
( 12 July 2005 )
* T-Sky on recruitment drive ahead of launch
* BBC comedy show to debut online
* MTV's Chintamani to join Zee as programming head
* Hallmark goes down the sci-fi route with 'ReGenisis'
* Reality TV writers sue eight networks, prodn cos
* Channel NewsAsia scores with 'live' IOC coverage
* Sahara asserts 9 pm soap bonds with young women
* NGC US examines the events of 9/11
* Bukhatir plans ‘Sports City’ for Lahore
* Bhupathi, Mirza 'take to streets' for Sunfeast Open
( 11 July 2005 )
* Monet TV mobile media solution unveiled
* Disney settles feud with founder's nephew
* Nalini Singh's Nepalese channel back in action
* Internet surfing overtakes TV watching in China
* Visiware launches interactive edutainment TV games portal for kids
* VH1's 'FreeStyle 59' to search for rap lyricist
* Ultra releases 'My Brother Nikhil' on DVD/VCD
* Star World adds 'Arrested Development' to kitty
* Kids show 'Boohbah' to air in China, South Africa
* BBC, MediaCorp renew agreement on transmission
* AOL comes out with video search service
* MTV to re-telecast Live 8, commercial-free
* Tdsat defers Dish TV-MTV case hearing
( 9 July 2005 )
* Star One to air game show 'Super Sale'
* Shyam Cellular Infra. Projects acquires 8% in NDTV
* History Channel bags 14 nominations in Emmy
* KPN Netherlands initiates Mobile TV
* Corus Entertainment, Comcast launch Vortex On Demand for kids programming
* T-Sky taps Fernandes as principal consultant
* Bedell completes BBC factual commissioning team
* CNBC Asia Pacific promotes Gregg Creevey
* CNN takes prog concept 'Quest' to the next level
* BBC Three first UK channel to air content via broadband
( 8 July 2005 )
* WorldSpace in aggressive expansion mode
* MTV eyes acquisitions, SS deal on hold
* BBC names US licensing agent for 'Little Robots'
* Intel, Freeman to distribute movies over the web
* IDFC IPO to open on 15 July
* ESPN, MobiTV brings out mobile video content
* Tata-Star brands DTH service as T-Sky
* IIM Cal to use Hughes broadband satellite platform
* Sahara unveils stage musical 'Bharati'
* Star in multi-year series deal with Buena Vista
* Alcatel and ITI launch GSM prodn facility in India
* mFormation opens office in Bangalore
* ESS to telecast NatWest Challenge 2005
* Intelsat in deal with RR Sat for content distribution
* Mobile content market to reach 7.6 bn Euros by 2006
* Nickelodeon launches TurboNick broadband platform on
* Disney forms mobile business management team
* Kalasa beefs up infrastructure for digital encoding
* MTV & VH1 score historic ratings with Live 8
( 7 July 2005 )
* Govt makes DTH norms stringent
* PMI to market primetime soap on DD National
* Channel 7 claims the Ayodhya attack news break
* 'RockStar: INXS' to debut on Star World on 12 July
* Max lines up monsoon fare called '5 Baje 5 Superstar'
* Percept gets Rs 80 mn extn for 'Dial One Aur Jeeto'
* Justice N Santosh Hegde joins as TDSAT chairperson
* Govt. issues guidelines for FII in newspapers
* Zee beefs up Middle East initiatives
* WWE reports decrease in net revenue
* 3 Sahara channels to launch in US
* Cartoon Network & Pogo shine at the Promax World Gold Awards
* Casbaa greets Australia's move against pay TV theft
* Discovery performs a 'Mummy Autopsy'
* TV viewing for kids both good and bad
* HK's Intra-Asia Ent to enter China's digital TV sector
* BBC, Radio Independents Group agree new terms
* Collins is Endemol International merchandising head
* Samsung India announces offer for flat TV sets
* MTV China announces management changes
( 6 July 2005 )
* I&B ministry for dilution in smoking ban in films, TV
* ATN International to form JV with Mayajaal
* Goldmines Media sells 237 Hindi movie rights to ETV
* EarthTV in deal with Philippines broadcaster
* Bangalore to host MAIT Auto-Electronic summit
* Kolkata muncipal elections boost Star Ananda show
* Stage set for first digital mobile TV pilot in Spain
* Star India and Hathway to settle dispute amicably
* Disney Names Mayer head of Corp Strategy Groups
* Robina named Comcast-Sony Networks president
* DD ups Commonwealth 2006 rights bid
* Ten Sports reiterates leadership in the sports genre
* Times Global B'casting's news channel is 'Times Now'
* Govt refers uplinking issue to GoM
* Ultra Group to foray into kids retail segment
( 5 July 2005 )
* B4U solicitor Barua voted for Asian Jewel Award
* Times to acquire 14.93 per cent stake in Media Video
* Visage to licence Getty images in India
* Channel 7 unveils new shows, re-arranges schedule
* Zee News asserts it is at par with Aaj Tak in metros
* Alcatel joins Shin Satellite to construct Thaicom 5
* I&B ministry to hold seminar on certification issues
* Fremantle to solely produce 'Indian Idol 2'
* Space, Sun book Insat 4 transponders
* After ABC it is Fox's turn to dance
* BBC hosts European video journalism conference
* SPTI triumphs at Shanghai Television Festival
* Mayer, Yudkovitz to head Disney's corp. strategy grp
* Paramount inks deal with Brad Pitt's production co.
( 4 July 2005 )
* Private ops grab 43% of telecom market share
* Bangalore hosts India-US civil space meet
* NDTV gets world exclusive with Kissinger
* Comcast, MTV announce affiliation deal for Logo
* Belgium's Belgacom Launches Siemens IPTV
* EarthTV, Philippines Tourism to air live programmes
* Time Warner extends contract with Nielsen
* Shemaroo remembers Sunil Dutt with song VCD
* Indigenous television channel launched in Taiwan
* Fifa scores with 2010 World Cup rights deals
* Eutelsat to consolidate Galileo navigation system
* BBC organising Shakespeare school initiative in UK
* Lehmann is South Australia's special envoy to India
( 2 July 2005 )
* ICICI Equity Fund exits NDTV
* BBC World’s Asia viewership figures on an all-time high: PAX
* Ketan Mehta served notice in 'Time Bomb' case
* ''Time Bomb' delivers for Zee in 10 pm slot
* ST marks record with STB shipments crossing 66 mn
* Cinema workshop & appreciation course begins in ISC
* Times Global sets up distribution team
* Captain's Hunt 'hungama' ready to roll yet again
* Sky News signs interactive TV deal
* Raj TV to telecast Raja Geetham awards on 9 July
* Intelsat to manage broadcast of Live 8 concerts
* Peter Jackson sues Warner over 'LOTR' revenues
* Epic miniseries 'Rome' kicks off on HBO US in August
* Rozanne Englehart joins SPTI's research team
* BBC, FSA launch online money management tool
( 1 July 2005 )
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