's Headlines Archives - 2005
Headlines in the month of March
* Star Sports to telecast Bahrain Grand Prix live
* Dish TV moves TDSAT over MTV 'no' to DTH
* Viewers to showcase travel videos in Zee News show
* Microsoft introduces Portable TV Service
* SS Music's pop band S5 clinches movie deal
* Times ropes in NDTV's Nayel as executive producer
* Vijay TV celebrates Hariharan's b'day with music event
* Optimystix names Rajeev Chaurasia as project head
* Sahara news room wins international award
(31 March 2005 )
* Voting begins for the IIFA 2005
* Disney-ABC Grp head to open Promax&BDA conference
* Total Sports Asia plays Futsal with Ten Sports, Tara Bangla
* Celebrity attorney Johnnie Cochran passes away
* Bollywood Awards announce nominee list
* Zee gets hyperactive on mobile interaction
* Disney to reorganise strategic planning division
* Venus, Serena Williams catch the reality bug on ABC
* UK production company comes out with Holyfield doc
* ESPN Classic Sport launches in Croatia
* Banff World TV festival to honour Alliance Atlantis
* Animal Planet showcases 'Land of the Tiger' next month
* US SC hearing major Internet file sharing case
* Weinsteins to exit Disney, Miramax in September
(30 March 2005 )
* Frames 2005 to honour Rishi Kapoor, Waheeda Rehman
* Raj TV to unveil new logo on 9 April
* CNN leads Asian news channels: Pax 2004
* DD announces Indo-Pak ODI telecast schedules
* Distribution hitches delay Sahara's NCR launch
* Former BBC DG Dyke could head Endemol
* Discovery spruces Thursdays with babies and boys
* ABP to partner Star on Bengali channel
* Post-acquisition, PS Parshuram to head SAB TV
(29 March 2005 )
* 'Obscene' films cost Mumbai channel its licence
* Vijay TV launches prime time show
* Channel [V] selects its 'Super Singer'
* India TV's channel share gains 'shakti' with sting ops
* Trai extends feedback deadline for pvt players
* FMR, Fidelity mop up 9 % UTV stake
* K Sera Sera to enter all India distribution
* Peter Fincham is BBC One controller
* BBC World targets profits by decade-end
* LTTE kicks off TV channel with news broadcast
* London rocks to Zee Cine Awards beat
* Nielsen to implement US TV measurement suggestions
* Motorola handsets 'Hijacked' by MTV International
* Peter Ligouri is Fox Entertainment president
* Americans changing the way they access media: Study
* Dish TV goes mobile, Zee dons new look
(28 March 2005 )
* Sun set to buy out RPG Netcom
(27 March 2005 )
* Star Plus aims for a TRP of 7 for 'Millie'
* FremantleMedia North America CEO calls it quits
* Discovery Travel & Living lines up five new shows
(25 March 2005 )
* SAB TV VP sales (South) Madhusudan to join Maa TV
* Sony, Zee line up Holi fare
* Government not opposed to FDI in media: Reddy
* Animation high on Frames' agenda
* UK unions up in arms over BBC's proposed job cuts
* US broadcaster ABC strictly dances to BBC's tune
* BBC growing faster than other Asian news channels: Pax
* ESS renews rights for Augusta Masters Golf
* New York shows the way as a location shoot destination
* Hong Kong animation whiz kids feted at Digi Ent Awards
* Filmart offers glimpse into digital future
* New territories opening up for Indian content
* Computer error forces Fox to do 'American Idol' revote
* Pakistan broadcaster Aaj TV joins Asiasat platform
* Entertainment sector to be worth Rs 450 billion by 2009
* Miditech does a 'Vultures: Death Watch' special for NGC
* Intl. Chnl in US rebrands as AZN Television on 28 March
* Zee partners with Frames convention
* Chinese cable op uses BigBand Digital TV to expand
(24 March 2005 )
* Government promises to encourage pvt cos in B'band
* Ten Sports sign major deal with DirecTV
* Murdoch pitches for quick DTH clearance
* Sony's 'Kaisa Ye Pyaar Hai' to cut across SECs
* Filmart witnesses record attendance
* Askew gung-ho on Tata-Star DTH
* Key Fox TV exec seeks greener pastures at Paramount
* Sun TV plans DTH foray
* France looks to breach Great Wall
* AIM launches new forums to expand site interactivity
* Sahara mulls IPTV for residential complexes
* BBC to save £221m a year in next round of restructuring
* KPMG report suggests increasing foreign equity limit in DTH
* Film industry needs to corporatise for growth:Ghai
* ISRO to launch new satellites including Healthsat
(23 March 2005 )
* Murdoch discusses with PM foreign investment in media
* KPMG-CII report proposes unified regulator
* Loral feels DTH policy still not 'investor friendly'
* Motorola launches wireless b'band solution
* Ten Sports hops on to SET Discovery
* Disney's Raven wins NAACP Image Award yet again
* TV revenues to cross Rs 371 bn by 2010: KPMG
* Argentine plotlines find Indian buyers
* Simplicity key to access tech's success: Expert
* Filmart main draw of Hong Kong's 8-event Ent Expo
* Motorola launches wireless b'band solution
* Kido-logy: marketers mantra to kids space
* Warner Home Video launches China video operation
* Shringar IPO price band at Rs 47-53
* Total Sports Asia plans football, fashion events
* Ramp up output: Govt. to telecom industry
(22 March 2005 )
* Hungama TV banks on animation content
* Edusat starts live class transmission - VTU
* CNBC APac appoints Pappas as director of marketing
* Reliance ties up with LG for Internet services
* Murdoch likely to meet PM, Sonia tomorrow
* BCCI move 'improper': Madras High Court
* Convergence India: Speed, connectivity=B'band rev.
* Media, marketing hotshots to attend Sportzcom
* Mumbai's cable operator shot dead
* FRAMES: TV branding as vital for channel as content
* Rock, Berry to light up Nick's Kids Choice Awards
* Lawsuit slapped on Google over copyright violation
* 70 million US broadband households in 2008: Study
* NGC in US goes on a 'Quest for Truth' this Easter
(21 March 2005 )
* Murdoch begins India visit in Mumbai
* CKX acquires 'American Idol' owner for $ 161 million
* ISRO developed AWS pact signed for production
* After DTH, Prasar Bharati now looking to DTT
* Jassi's behind-the-scenes about-face on NDTV India
* Comic character Wonder Woman leaps to big screen
* BBC gives Shakespeare a makeover in the UK
* Alison Hindell is the new head of BBC Radio drama
(19 March 2005 )
* FICCI's theme is 'Entertainment - It's Happening'
* DD slaps Rs 1 billion+ footage tab on channels
* After Dubai, Zee Cine Awards to rock London
* Discovery lines up first local Indian production
* Scannell, Roedy are MTV Networks vice chairmen
* Hong Kong film financing forum announces awards
* Disney theme park: HK opposition raise queries
* NBC renews 'The West Wing' for 7th season
* Atas' seminar looks at direction of US TV content
* Viacom exploring division of business: Redstone
(18 March 2005 )
* Don't bait people on speed: Govt to b'band providers
* UTV scrip makes impressive debut
* Riding on Idol wave, FremantleMedia sets up India ops
* STV Enterprises to launch Haryana news channel
* DD threatens legal action over ESS' highlights
(17 March 2005 )
* Come clear on FM, TDSAT tells govt
* Banff Television Festival shakes hands with the devil
* VH1 will uncover Michael Jackson's Secret Childhood
* UTV Communications to list on 17 March
* FCC to conduct satellite seminar on 21 March
* NBC in restructuring mode for series development
* Fox to beam 'American Idol' finale in May
* ESS pouches daily highlights package
* BBC to host conference on Africa
(16 March 2005 )
* Country needs expert to head competition panel
* Service providers can keep deals confidential: Trai
* Crest Animation enters DVD space
* New DTH satellite provider to enter Asia
* Inmarsat-4 mobile communications satellite launched
* Convergence India '05 to facilitate biz worth $100 mn
* CNBC TV18 reaffirms lead position in biz news space
(15 March 2005 )
* TV content regulator on anvil, I&B to draft bill
* Zee Cine Awards 2005 nominations announced
* Crown Media sells intl business including Hallmark
* Total Sports Asia hits an ace with US Open tennis
* Dilli One gets government nod for uplink
* Cricket: DD asks news channels to pay up for footage
* Fashion TV launches in the US
* Robert Iger to succeed Eisner as Disney CEO
* Reuters CEO reaps bonanza; Guild
* OpenTV, Playboy sign deal to develop iTV applications
* Sony buying Sab TV brand for $ 13 mn.
* Karnataka budget reduces theatre show tax, composition tax
(14 March 2005 )
* China censors BBC World, again
* Zee Music mulls Mid-East foray
* WWE to leave Spike TV for USA Network
* Nickelodeon lines-up new shows for 2005-06 season
* NBC going to Miptv with diverse lineup
* CNN wins journalism awards in the US
* Trai cuts international bandwidth prices by upto 70%
(12 March 2005 )
* NRK debuts live video-phone reporting on TV
* Jagran's Channel 7 to launch 27 March
* 'Indian Idol' shakes up TRP muster; rockets into third
* 'The Apprentice' legal tangle takes a fresh twist
* VH1 to introduce US viewers to the 'Love Lounge'
* Etc shows solidarity for Tsunami victims
* Music video teaching tolerance release in US schools
* Filmmart in HK to have strong French presence
* BBC makes first round of savings in prof. services
* BBC announces factual commissioning appointments
(11 March 2005 )
* DD agrees to stop beaming off PAS-10
* DD Chandana Channel to revamp programming
* Discovery explores influence of film on scientists
* Hungama's Bose to join Sahara as COO
* Nokia looks at TV programming on mobile
(10 March 2005 )
* K Sera Sera to distribute 'Tango Charlie'
* Zee TV changes gear, to target 25+
* Wireless Logix to accelerate India operations
* DirecTV president Mitch Stern calls it quits
* NBC kicks off new variant of 'Law And Order''
* Griffin to be felicitated at the Daytime Emmies
* 'Apprentice' producer Burnett files lawsuit
* NBC books 85 % US mkt for Stewart series
* Emmys may adopt alternate telecast strategy
* 'The 4400' goes into production for second season'
* BBC DG concerned about religious groups pressure
* Sarah Jessica Parker inks deal with HBO
(9 March 2005 )
* Ten Sports acquires telecast rights for US Open
* Sony in soup as DD Sports beams FTA
* Nick lines up French animation with a quirky twist
* Universal Pictures establishes family home ent label
* Clear Chnl signs 50 year JV with Beijing Cultural group
* Robbie Williams documentary on Star World
* Shringar appoints Mehra as CMO
* ‘Kahani Kismat Ki'completes 5 years on Etc
* USA Network ties up with HSN for reality show
* ATN bags Canada rights for Indo-Pak series
* BBC to outline fresh editorial blueprint
* Sportel Asia sold out to 250 companies
* Cabsat starts in Dubai with space expansion
* IBC to have strong presence at Miptv
* Nat Geo uncovers tale of 'The Serpent'
(8 March 2005 )
* Crest raises $1.14 million in subsidiary company
* Sony Corp gets its first non-Japanese CEO in Stringer
* Times offloads Mid-Day stake in open market
* Govt: 17 new FM stations in 10th Plan
* DD gears up for live telecast of Indo-Pak matches
* Indo-Pak series telecast in Mideast on Pehla
* Sony sublicences Mideast, Pak territories to Ten Sports
* PIABM initiates courses for broadcast engineers
* India Inc explores investment opportunities in the UK
* Star blitz as 'Millie' to take on Sony's 'Kkusum'
* 'Popkorn' emerges as No 1 show on Zoom
(7 March 2005 )
* Warner to distribute Fox movies in India
* Max's passion soared with international cricket rights
* MTV marks 8 March with 'Women on Top'
* Sony snares International cricket rights for Indo-Pak series
(5 March 2005 )
* Government clears Turner proposal
* Government not averse to FM radio revenue sharing
* Abida Parveen to spell sufiana magic on 12 March
* Enam, UTI to lead manage K Sera Sera public issue
* Space TV: I&B readies note for Reddy
* ESS adds Brazilian feather to its Soccer cap
* Abraham Thomas joins Red FM as COO
* CNNRadio adds to editorial strength
* BBC documentary commissioner Moody calls it a day
* BBC welcomes 10 year Charter proposal
* Pieriuigi Gazzolo is MTV Latin America MD
* Dagoc picks Sportel to push '06 Doha Asian Games
* Harmony Gold laughs it up at Miptv
(4 March 2005 )
* Express buys out 10% of Mid-Day
* K Sera Sera plans public offer
* Prasar softens; to pay 'legitimate' amount to BCCI
* Disney grabs nine Emmy nomainations
* Dish TV launches two exclusive soccer channels
* Viacom to tap Internet radio through Infinity
* Wizworks to digitise 800 theatres of Karnataka
* A sexy 'Miss Match' on Star World
* Discovery to bring local lingo in dubbed fare
* Trai gives 30 more days for inter-connect compliance
* Sahara acquires TV rights for 'Lakshya', 'Page 3'
(3 March 2005 )
* Bindra protests production award to TWI
* Sumo Dutta tipped to head Star's new digital initiatives
* Ten Sports to air Sania Mirza's Dubai quest live
* Cop drama 'NYPD Blue' makes its final bow
* Smile TV experiments with successful DD shows
* Fox on top in Feb; NBC languishing at the bottom
* Discovery goes the mobile route globally
* Warner to release 'Batman Begins' in Imax
* Star Vijay's Harsh Rohatgi to also head Star Utsav
* First Kiwi Indian comedy series airs on Triangle TV
* Star Plus to telecast first-ever Hindi-dubbed Oscars
* Raj TV to celebrate Women's Day with special shows
* Ten Sports to air Dubai golf tourney
* Sackur replaces Tim Sebastian on 'Hardtalk'
* MTV, CNBC spell out 'Budget Fundas'
* Sony and Balaji in copyright deal with PPL
(2 March 2005 )
* Bulk of ad time for Indo-Pak series already sold: Sarma
* Star Movies bags rights to 'Million Dollar Baby'
* Nimbus protests; cites lower production terms offer
* Media execs join forces to fight aids at Miptv
* Vijay TV's reality show 'Azhagi' concludes
* SS Music set to release music album; announces shows
* Entertainment gurus converge at gaming seminar
* Canada-based ATN's mn dollar debenture renewed
* Exit 'Idol', enter refurbished, reslotted SET
* Motion Picture and TV Fund event raises $4 mn
* BBC internet radio users up 70 % on 2004
* That sinking feeling as Oscar ratings fail to Rock
* Hallmark pays tribute to Hans Christian Andersen
* TWI to do Indo-Pak series production for $ 1.5 million
(1 March 2005 )
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