's Headlines Archives - 2005
Headlines in the month of May
* Bids for soccer rights to open 8 June: AIFF
* Sahara Samay MP awarded as best news channel
* Apurva Purohit quits Zoom
* Disney Channel’s 'Heroes 4 Aladdin' contest names winners
* MTV India to premiere Coldplay concert live
* Fox Reality officially launches on DirecTV
* Hallmark Channel to premier 'The Nanny'
* China bars TV stars from starring in health ads
(31 May 2005 )
* B'lore to host Nasscom ITES-BPO strategy summit
* Roys seek FIPB nod to gift daughter NDTV stake
* K Sera Sera to distribute Ram Gopal Varma's 'D'
* Nude pics land Yahoo! in trouble
* CNN marks silver jubilee with 'Defining Moments'
* Anthony D' Souza to direct international videos
* Miditech to manage 'Fame Gurukul' production
* George Lucas wins lifetime achievement award
* RCTV has slew of telenovelas on offer
* Sony picks up telenovela 'Juana’s Miracle'
* Nick US plays basketball with reality doc series
* DTV coalition demand sensitivity from lawmakers
* Nine Inch Nails, MTV US fall out over Bush
* 'American Idol' sets a record for text messaging
* Ease up media sector: US to India
(30 May 2005 )
* MSOs resume service of Sun Network channels
* Sun plans launch of 4 Telugu channels
* 'HumLog's' Nanhe to anchor show on Zee News
* BBC World on Sri Lanka's CBNSat DTH platform
* US youth acceptant of ad supported cell services
* 'The Contender' knocked out in first round on NBC
(28 May 2005 )
* 'Koffee with Karan' closes with Big B, SRK'
* New Zealand celebrates 45 years of TV
* Fox wins the season in 18-49 demo
* Satellite, networks & cable to feature IFA 2005
* Alex Carloss is Paramount Home Ent marketing EVP
* 'Hero' to debut on Hungama TV on 30 May
* 'Fear Factor' to shoot in homes across the US
* CCTV to run 'The Amazing Race' in China
* Casbaa files suit against Hong Kong bar
(27 May 2005 )
* Gartner report outlines Global IT industry trends
* Vijay TV lines up Hariharan birthday special
* Zee Punjabi, ETC to showcase 'Punjabi Beats'
* Cellcast to boost mobile action on Zee
* Manjrekar signs exclusive contract with Ten Sports
* Comedian Jay Leno steals the show in Jackson trial
* China Telecom seeks foreign strategic partner
* BBC to offer live news on Singapore Airline flights
* SmartVideo-E! in deal for mobile content
* Carrie Underwood is America's 'Idol'
* Reuters appoints digital media business head
(26 May 2005 )
* Ten Sports to telecast Pak-Windies Tests live
* BBC's Grade against license fee sharing proposal
* Sunil Dutt dead; Parivaar Awards postponed
* 'Joey' EP Kevin Bright to judge 'Miss Universe '05
* Oprah Winfrey to receive Emmy Founders Award
* Asiasat named best Asian satellite carrier
* UTV announces maiden production with Sun Network
* 'The Contender' comes to a close tonight on AXN
* announces broadband service
* 'Sindoor' clicks; 'Sarrkkar' still to settle
* Trai holds open house in Bangalore
* ESS unveils its 'Summer of Sport' initiative
* MTV, China Mobile team for reality talent hunt
* 4 companies in fray to buy BBC Broadcast
(25 May 2005 )
* Adlabs board approves preferential allotment
* Health channel Care TV off air
* ABU to hold seminars on spectrum regulations
* AXN asserts numero uno position in Malaysia
* Rajiv Garg appointed MD of Dish TV
* TV tech savvy? Men from mars, so too women
* Discovery documentary gets theatrical release
* BBC staff strike disrupts live shows
* Two-day communications tech seminar in B'lore
* NDTV toys regional variant
(24 May 2005 )
* Star taps Sethi as business development head
* Max claims success with 'Spiderman I' premiere
* Deccan Chronicle acquires 67% in Asian Age
* Stallone less than optimistic about 'Contender'
* Former CNN anchor Riz Khan joins Al Jazeera
* 'The Lion King' to roar on Disney Channel on 28 May
* Goldman, Sachs to finance Weinstein's company
* BBC's 'Top Gear' gets into interactice mode
* Zee shelves movie production biz
* Pak Cricket Board looks to launch TV channel
* Bruckheimer to lord over American TV this year
* ABC's 'The Evidence' puts a twist to police drama
* NGC US to capitalise on 'Star Wars' hype
* Shemaroo seizes over 5,000 pirated discs in raid
(23 May 2005 )
* Star Plus expands hold on 9-10 pm band
* Balaji Telefilms Q4 net down 21.8 %
* Mauj launches spiritual channel for mobile users
* Aastha channel to launch in Canada and UK
* Star World to air third season of 'Yes Dear'
* AdEx' Map 3.0 to track TV, press, mags, radio ads
(21 May 2005 )
* Zee converts Siti into a satellite channel
* Star GaneshaSpeaks ties up for astro forecasts
* MTV 'Roadies 3' to kick off auditions on 24 May
* ESS to t'cast F1 WC '05 live; special thrust in TN
* SCP to offer eBay on television in US
* Acacia licenses interactive TV patents to Sony
* French Open on Ten Sports; all eyes on Sania
* Zee Cinema holds ground activity for 'Aankhen'
* PlayTV marketing campaign to break on 23 May
* CNBC Asia Pacific inks distribution deal in Vietnam
* CSG systems wins global excellence award
* Optimystix out of Sony's 'Fame Gurukul'
(20 May 2005 )
* SaharaOne in prog. rejig, launches new show
* CBS' Raymond signs off in style; 33 mn tune in
* Work your shoes to watch more TV
* BSNL plans increased connectivity in Karnataka
* Discovery show to crack Da Vinci Code theory
* Zee taps Chakravarthy as convergence head
* Yahoo!'s Taraporewalla appointed IOAI chairman
* 'The Apprentice- 3rd season' to air on Star World
* Optimystix re-opens ad film unit
(19 May 2005 )
* Hathway to launch digital cable in 2 cities
* Disney Channel's three series win Daytime Emmy Awards
* Radio City marks its third anniversary on 21 May
* IIFA set to rock; 'Parineeta' to add lustre
* Indiagames to create mobile content for Godzilla
* Zee re-launches Telugu channel as Zee Telugu
* Zee News ready with 'Andaaz Apna Apna'
* NDTV 24x7 to beam in Canada on ATN
* Adyanthaya quits Star News, to join Vh1 as GM
* Star Vijay claims growth in late primetime band
* AXN acquires TV rights for 'Kung Fu Hustle'
* Ten Sports to telecast Sunfeast Open 2005
* Star News has new engineering head
* Zee's Mohan Kapoor joins Sahara as V-P corporate
* Zee creates key division to manage events
(18 May 2005 )
* Disney Channel to slot three movies a day
* Space TV gets DTH LoI
* NDTV seeks uplink permission for new channel
* All clear for DTH LoIs to Space TV, Sun
* Tara wins accolades for its telefilms
* PlayTV formal launch on 19 May
* SK Arora is new I&B secretary
* UTV acquires rights to market Tamil sitcom on Sun
* Asia next big sports content mkt: ABU conference
* Red FM weaves shows around IIFA Awards 2005
* BBC Weather takes forecasts into 3-D realm
* Nat Geo Ventures promotes Weil as EVP
(17 May 2005 )
* holds 2.5% stake in PNC
* Fidelity hikes holding in Zee Telefilms to 5 %
* ETC buyback offer opens on 18 May
* Dish TV to offer Indiavision; 129 channels on board
* BBC World most trusted channel: IATS survey
* Discovery, BBC to co-produce tsunami documentary
* Broadcast News buys studio space
* Zoom biz head Balvani tipped to join Zee Music
(16 May 2005 )
* Balaji breaks BO jinx with 'Kya Kool...'
* Max to focus on afternoon & Sunday blocks
* MPAA files lawsuits against SixBitTorrent sites
* Disney board battles allegations on CEO selection
* Liberty Media Corp. eyes News Corp.'s Nat Geo
* ISRO's 34 mt. diameter antenna for moon mission
* Ten Sports to telecast MOTO GP live on 15 May
* Siti Cable acquires RPG cable biz
(14 May 2005 )
* Trai for slashing spectrum charges
* ISRO scientists present Cartosat-1 photos to PM
* HC allows One Alliance to amend petition
* Lucas' chat with Rajeev on 'Masand Ki Pasand'
* Vijay TV lines up Star Wars series
* ESS completes 1st phase of technical overhaul
* Balaji Telefilms, Symbiosis tie-up for TV course
* ESS taps Shin as Sr. VP commercial development
* SC dismisses Zee's petition on telecast rights
* Star switches off signals to Asianet Sat Communication
(13 May 2005 )
* India Inc set to launch on NDTV Profit
* 'Heartbeat' next on Star Plus
* DD-1 lines up agricultural programme
* Entertainment TV & fight against AIDS
* Cartoon Network opens ad sales office in Singapore
* Padmalaya Telefilms announces movie plans
* Star Movies to leverage hype around 'Star Wars 3'
(12 May 2005 )
* Zee lines up show to fete 'Saregamapa' success
* Yash Raj Films - Onyx tie up for wireless ent.
* Bollywood flavour spices up Cannes
* Nickelodeon seals multimillion dollar ad deal with Chevrolet
* Laurie Goldberg to head CNN US PR
* ESS signs four year deal for Azlan Shah hockey
* India TV in midst of major editorial overhaul
* 'KBC2': expect Rs 2.5 bn+ in ad sales
* 125 million TV mobile users by 2010: study
* BBC to examine religious content at seminar
* Eminem will rock the MTV Video Movie Awards
* ABC, Hallmark to preach 'Ten Commandments'
* Down to two women on Trump's 'Apprentice'
(11 May 2005 )
* Khalid Mohamed joins 'DNA'
* Zee's Jagran TV lines up fresh programmings
* Zee, Mukta Arts in movie production deal
* Mumbai to host SAP summit 2005
* OpenTV launches IPTV sol for C&S telecom ops
* Vissa in revamp mode with dubbed movies
* [V] talent hunt for viewers with gift of TV gab
* Zee Bangla shines at Sunfeast Pratidin TV awards
* Star, ABP to pool inputs on Star News
* Satish Menon no longer with SaharaOne
(10 May 2005 )
* RAPA honours radio, TV talents
* Sports Journalism Awards announce nominees
* Government bans four adult channels
* Cartoat-1 cameras tested, Hamsat starts service
* Aaj Tak lines up new properties
* ESS to fortify relationship with TNA Wrestling
* MTV's 'Kitni Mast Hai Zindagi' to bid-adieu
* BBC scores at Rose D'Or Festival in Switzerland
* Study debunks media monopoly fears in the US
* Nielsen to study link in radio & music downloads
* CBS reality show cocks a snook at 'The Apprentice'
(9 May 2005 )
* Jagran TV seeks foreign investment
(8 May 2005 )
* ESPN School Quiz kicks off on 10 May
* Max to telecast inaugural ICC super series
* 5 MTV networks together in on reality 'D-Tour'
* Graphico to redesign BBC's broadband sites
* Mobile content co. GoTV on Fortune breakout list
* NGC celebrates 'No Borders' internationally in July
(7 May 2005 )
* Playboy TV eyeing India?
* Tamil Thirai TV kicks off operations
* DD sets up pre-engineering helpline for class XII
* SET-Discovery in MG deal with SCV
* Nick US goes mobile through Verizon tie up
* Channel 7 installs Beehive's media technology solutions
* CTPAA in the US recognises Nick's social initiatives
* Simon Wilson is BBC Middle East bureau chief
* Time Warner's 1Q operating income up 10 %
* Spike TV to adapt vampire film 'Blade' for TV
* 'Mean Girls' tops MTV Movie Awards nominees list
(6 May 2005 )
* News Corp net down 8 per cent in Q3
* SET India promotes senior officials
* IDC India releases study on mobile buying trends
* UNICEF, Celador join for fund raising initiative
* BBC's head of JVs & new channels steps down
* Isro Cartosat-1, Hamsat launch successful
* Abidia launches wireless auction application
* Justice Wadhava retires as TDSAT chairperson
(5 May 2005 )
* Nimbus, IMC cases cleared amongst FDI approvals
* Cricket: Zee moves SC against HC order
* Times' spiritual channel Ananda on hold?
* VeriSign sets up facility in Bangalore
* Countdown on for ISRO's twin satellite launch
* B'lore University's FM radio kicks off in August
* Discovery Travel & Living attempts a facelift
* Movie star Samuel L. Jackson goes anime
* CBS' mktg blitz for 'Raymond' finale gains steam
* Thema TV targeting cable delivery in India
* David Bishop is SPE brand integration president
* Animal Planet to bring eco reality series
* Visual clutter on TV is distracting Americans
* Martha Stewart's reality show kicks off in Sep
* NDTV India production head moves to Broadcast News
(4 May 2005 )
* 'Explicit consent' a must for cellphone services
* It's 'Fame Gurukul' Vs 'Kasautii...'
* SPTI inks distribution deal with CJ Entertainment
* Nick to roll 'Jadoo Season II' this summer
* Entertainment programming dominate pubcasting
* Tara Muzik claims 2nd spot in Bengali TV rankings
* BBC World resident director, India - Bakshi quits
* ETC Music to showcase 'Naach Meri Jaan'
* BBC World 'Talking Movies' features Big B
* South Korea kicks off satellite-based mobile TV
* Trinity's tryst with cable business ends
(3 May 2005 )
* Sony shifts Sab to PAS 10 as pay channel
* Current cap on 64 Kbps rate to stay month: Trai
* DishTV brings EuroNews to India
* Miditech wins Intl award for 'Witch Hunt'
* IIFA Awards 2005 announces technical winners
* US soap opera icon William Bell passes away
* UK leads way in digital TV conversion in Europe
* 'T3' helps HBO gain an edge over Star Movies
* Sharon Stone guest stars in 'The Practice'
* ContentFilm acquires Fireworks' film, TV library
* Channel 7 news director Arup Ghosh quits
* Buena Vista in licensing deal with Zee Studio
* Cannes ad festival to felicitate Lachlan Murdoch
* Hungama TV claims second position in kids genre
* Cricket: Madras HC div. bench reprieve to BCCI
* BBC will create TV's first ever toddler sanctuary in the UK
* Disneyland to 'Podcast' launch of 50th anniversary celebration
* 12-year-old designs character for Cartoon Network US
(2 May 2005 )
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