's Headlines Archives - 2005
Headlines in the month of September
* Dish TV to unveil new promotional scheme
* K Sera Sera to raise Rs 400-450 million
* NDTV India's 'Shukriya' looks into celeb relationships
* Animal Planet to air bizarre life of 'Meerkat Manor'
* Cartoon Network bags 7 awards at '05 Emmy Awards
* 'Sesame India' to launch on Cartoon Network
* Star acquires 20% stake in Indonesia's ANTV
* Ultra releases movie 'Airbud' on VCD/DVD
* Color Chips signs $2.5 mn agreement with BKN, USA
* BBC World Service signs deal with Canalsat
* TV, music content to become key as mobile ops attempt increasing market share
* Warner, Universal hatch home video deal for China
* WWE introduces interactivity for 'Raw' in US
( 30 Sep 2005 )
* No sex please! We're Indians
* Top CEOs tackle TV future at Mipcom 2005
* Digitalisation: Lack of exclusive content a hurdle
* Media valuations up, distribution pulls down industry
* 'Ghost Hunters' to debut on Star World
* Focussed channels: Oh what a life!
* Sahara One rolls out contest around 'Page 3'
* Driving growth & profit in a changing b'cast paradigm
* Sports rights issue befuddles FCC
* All markets need regulation: Abernathy
( 29 Sep 2005 )
* Zee board approves 100% dividend
* FremantleMedia to bring best in US reality to Mipcom
* Zee, Astro deal for localised S-E Asia channel
* 1st India Television Summit set to roll
* ESPN US ties up with Sanyo for ESPN mobile handset
* Samsung unveils devices, prototypes at road show
* 'Desperate Housewives' continues to blow TV ratings
* 'Will and Grace' starts final season with live episode
* HC reserves order on CAS petition
* CNBC Asia to air hockey show
* Ten Sports to air Dunhill Links golf tourney
* ESS makes further inroads into Cambodia
* Sparks Network bringing new formats to Mipcom
* Optimystix joins Sparks global network
( 28 Sep 2005 )
* Shringar Cinemas in expansion mode
* New Urdu Channel 'TV One' Signs on AsiaSat 3S
* Broadband beats broadcast in network TV revolution
* High valuations to drive consolidation in print media
* Nat Geo Digital Media appoints content ops VP
* Govt considers uniform media norms
* CNN, India Today to offer insights on Indian opinion
* Nimbus bags rights for Challenger Trophy
* Casbaa leads raids on rogue cable ops in Philippines
* Sawhney elevated to EVP ESPN Star Sports Asia
( 27 Sep 2005 )
* Zee embraces soccer in cricket’s absence
* Chandra's global news channel not before end 2006
* MTV Asia Awards 2006 to rock Bangkok yet again
* CNBC and Awaaz to launch 'Kaun Rahega Crorepati'
* MTV, Warner Music ink mobile content deal
* Hutch, Airtel, IMI to offer clips of Super Series
* FremantleMedia seduces HBO with 'Sex Inspectors'
* HBO lights firecrackers this Diwali with 'Van Helsing'
* Turner appoints Amrish Sethi as creative director, original productions
* Nominees announced for Intl Documentary awards
* ITV to launch mobile portal with 'The X Factor'
* Digital Projection Intl secures contract in India
* Zee to re-enter FM race in 2nd round
* Robert Pisano is MPAA president, COO
* Howard Myers is BVITV creative director
* 'Rock Star: INXS' memorabilia being sold on eBay
* Chinese net streaming station starts airing in US
* PBS designs programme block 'Nature' on Katrina
( 26 Sep 2005 )
* Fringe benefit tax: Broadcasters to move courts
* Idea Cellular crosses the 700,000 subscriber mark
* CBBC commissions animation shows
* 'Apprentice' producers sue Israeli TV station
( 24 Sep 2005 )
* Worldspace launches spiritual radio station
* AC Nielsen invests Rs 100 million in hand held terminals in India
* APTN's 'Beslan' wins Emmy for breaking news
* ETC & Eros tie up to release docu film on King Khan
* Consumer electronics giant Sony in revamp mode
* Viacom looking to acquire VOD site IFilm
* NBC goes 3-D with special episode of 'Medium'
* Black Eyed Peas is best intl act at MTV Russia awards
* Chinese TV stns to produce intl signals at Olympics
( 23 Sep 2005 )
* Hungama TV eyes strategic investor
* Stage set for 1st India Television Summit
* Film & Casting Temple bags Indo-Australian Award
* 'SaReGaMaPa' strengthens reach through alliances
* Casbaa, Thai Dept of IP examine pay-TV piracy
* Battery life beats high end mobile tech: TNS study
* Hollywood taking lab route to fight piracy
* Rose Audio Visuals ropes in Samar Khan as COO
* Urdu Channel TV One hops aboard Asiasat
* Disney signs deal with US comunications firm Verizon
* Reuters acquires Action Images
* TSA sets sights on cricket, gaming, WWE
( 22 Sep 2005 )
* Govt invites bids for second phase of FM radio
* No differences on content sharing: Reddy
* World's 1st net TV turns 1; garners 15 mn viewers
* Cellcast opens dealings on LSE; has eye on India
* Nat Geo wins 2 news & documentary Emmy Awards
* Adhikaris see early breakeven for Marathi channel, unique space in news
* Nominees of Voice Awards for Pogo Amazing Kids Awards' announced
* Hallmark Channel bags 2 & 9 nominations at Emmy
* Brit comedian Clary to host Mipcom DVD Awards
( 21 Sep 2005 )
* Rane diktat: MSOs see STBs as answer
* Shringar Cinemas to launch 21 multiplexes in 3 years
* India drives Star operating profits to $128 mn
* B.A.G eyes films, mobile & animation
* Sorrell, Chopra on Mukta Arts' media institute board
* Inox builds up its management band
* 'Desperate Housewives,' 'Lost' now on mobile
* Bollywood biggies to perform at Sahara One Awards
* 'Planet Cook' goes online
* Vijay TV's new Sunday show celebrates achievers
* Carlucci appointed publisher of the 'New York Post'
* CNBC chairman joins Liz Claiborne as group president
( 20 Sep 2005 )
* Zee streamlines corporate structure
* NDTV declares 20% dividend, re-appoints Murthy as director
* Funskool, Disney ink merchandising deal for 'Princess'
* Zee Muzic to launch 'Cinemascope'
* ESS gets 3 TNA wrestlers to Mumbai on 22 Sept
* Reality show, soap in Zoom's sights
* Vijay TV to showcase 'Natyanjaili' for Navaratri
* GRB brings a diverse array of shows to Mipcom
* Sri Lankan breaks record for TV viewing
* Nasa seeks broadcast partner for digital TV channel
* Ravi Mansukhani heads Incablenet
* China proving a tough nut to crack for Murdoch
* UTV bags $10 mn animation contract from BKN
* DTV in UK poses challenges for b'casters, advertisers
* Net enabled video communications in spotlight
* Bag Films appoints Aradhna Kohli as brand director
* HBO, ABC fare well at Emmy Awards
* Vision 2020' US summit to explore media,technology
* Sunfeast Open players experience a Buggy Ride
* SABs' 'Janmat' to go on air in October
( 19 Sep 2005 )
* India TV names Vibha Chopra as marketing manager
* India TV plans three channels
* BBC wins highlights rights for 2007 Cric. World Cup
* Channel7 to launch 'Bas Zindagi' & '...Jassos'
* 'Refugee', ‘Desperation’ top TV buzzwords list
* Channel 4 all for switch to digital; Murdoch opposes
* Zee Smile to launch three new shows
* Digital television penetration reaches 63% in UK
* Zee Cafe using the soap route to localise
* 'Law And Order' celebrates 600 episodes in Nov.
* UK’s Jowell explains pubcasters role in digital world
* 'Hyperdrive' takes BBC Two into the future
* New season of 'The Apprentice' kicks off
* AOL boosts podcast offerings
( 17 Sep 2005 )
* Zee News rejigs to meet uplink norms
* Parsvnath plans multiplexes in Maharashtra
* 'MTV Hero Honda Roadies' 3 kicks off on 19 Sept
* StarOne's 'TGILC' ends on a high note
* UTV to showcase 'Stuntmen of Bollywood' on NGC
* Buena Vista Pictures Distribution commits content to Christie/AIX for DCI-compliant digital projection systems
* Aylus sets up facility for mobile b'cast TV services
* Tam issues riposte to MRUC's TV ratings initiative
* Prasar Bharati CEO re-elected president of IBF
( 16 Sep 2005 )
* Delhi HC rejects government's plea on CAS
* Percept Group floats subsidiary firm
* CNN focusses its 'Eye' on Indo-Pak relations
* 'Brandy & Whiskers' to premier on Disney Channel
* Nagravision, Microsoft team up to offer pay TV on PCs
* Discovery to telecast programme on hurricane Katrina
* Flag Telecom rides on high-speed broadband users
* Pogo's fourth original production 'Bam! Bam! Bam! Gir Pade Hum' to debut on 18 September
( 15 Sep 2005 )
* Sahara-Star deal treads new ground
* Chandra's Essel confident of winning airports bid
* Inox to enter into film distribution
* SeaChange's digital systems serve TV18's on-air look
* Website for Arab and World Media Forum launched
* Sex, shopping drive new TV channel launches in Europe
* After computers it is time for the TV mouse
* Cable Digitalisation: Trai first phase target 2010
* Discovery Intl looks to gather speed in November
* HBO renews the epic drama series 'Rome'
* TV coverage grows for Davis Cup, Fed Cup
* BBC America, Granada sign multi-million dollar deal
* Brazil, Belarus sign deals for Fifa World Cup
* CNN, Time to merge internet assets
* BBC Magazines, FT come out with publication
* UEFA Champions' League live on ESPN Star Sports
* Sahara One's 'Woh...' performs well in the 9 pm slot
* China's consumer electronics prod. ind. to top $67 bn
* EBU increases capacity on Eutelsat
* Bruce Willis moonlights on Fox's 'That 70's Show'
* BBC launches children's writing competition in the UK
* Pew ranks CNN US as top news source for Katrina
* Three newsmen to be honoured at Emmy Awards
( 14 Sep 2005 )
* Sports content sharing with DD: GoM game but with riders
* Delhi HC adjourns cricket case to 28 September
* Sahara One to premiere 'Sarkar', 'Page 3'
* For Star Plus, 8 pm slot now under the scanner
* Grass Valley announces Infinity Digi media camcorder
* Day 1: 16,000 visitors, $2.58 million; Hong Kong welcomes Disneyland
* Deccan Chronicle launches $54.02 million FCCB
* Asianet COO Nair joins Lanka's Maharaja TV as CEO
* C'wealth Games 2006: Zee close to a deal; DD ups price
* Nickelodeon launches in Germany; becomes most widely distributed kids channel worldwide
* ESPN Star Sports acquires MotoGP for Asia
( 13 Sep 2005 )
* CAS back on industry radar screen
* ABU signs MOU with Dentsu for Asian Games
* First Interactive Emmy Awards to debut at MipTV
* Hejmadi quits Nick, to head Tam's S-Group
* Govindan heads Nick; two new appointments made
* Star World offers new dramas, comedies
* BBC launches sports news programme for children
* History Channel US looks at Hurricane Katrina
* KongZhong In wireless pact with ESS venture in China
* MPAA, RIAA join consortium to study digital tech.
* Reuters employees in the US steps up protest action
( 12 Sep 2005 )
* DD's DTH to offer 100 channels by 2006
* Al Jazeera launches kids channel
* Industry plugs for advanced ratings systems
* Asianet to telecast 'Vikramadithyan' from 12 Sept
* Reed MIDEM & SmartJog team on digital screening
* WWE 1Q revenue up to $93.8 million
* Arianespace to launch Thaicom 5 next year
* Cartoon Network to premiere 'The Life & Times of Juniper Lee' on 11 September
* Scientific-Atlanta to distribute link for 2006 Fifa
* Katrina forces Hallmark US to postpone movie air date
* Internet father Vinton Cerf joins Google
* BBC Worldwide sells soccer show to three broadcasters
* 'LOTR' dominates eight annual DVD awards
* BBC to present an insight into Afghanistan
* 'Desperate Housewives' to speak in Spanish on ABC
( 10 Sep 2005 )
* Need for quality ratings systems: MRUC
* UTV enters into JV with Astro Malaysia
* Star One on strong wicket ahead of 1st b'day
* E! boosts coverage of Primetime Emmy Awards
* Zee reshuffle: JK Ray to handle retail & slot sales
* Alcatel, C-DOT for broadband wireless R&D center
* Rosenblum to head Warner Brothers TV Group
* D-Cinema players Pyramid-Saimira, Kalasa in deal
* MTV, VeriSign to push mobile ent internationally
* Ficci against sports law favouring DD
( 9 Sep 2005 )
* Worldspace records $2.3 mn Q2 revenues
* Asianet blends 12th anniv. with Onam celebrations
* Zee Network enters Australia on PanGlobal TV
* Star inks deal with Roshans for 'Krrish'
* News Corp to acquire IGN Ent. for $650 million
* Discovery buys SBS' cookery show for India, Asia
* BBC website provides immigration map of Britain
* Zee Sports to t'cast Asian badminton championship
* MTV Awards to hold auction to aid flood victims
* Delhi HC adjourns India rights case to 13 September
* MTV names Anuj Poddar as director - strategy
* Zee Tele effects changes in top management
* Zee Sports gets TV, marketing rights for Indian soccer
* Global mobile TV subscriptions to reach 65 mn
* CNBC selects Front Porch Digital for DIVArchive
* Saudi prince picks 5% voting stake in News Corp
* Warner's Intl TV VOD deal with Germany's T-Online
* NGC brings documentary 'Inside 9-11' to Mipcom
* BBC World Service asks 'Who Runs Your World?'
* Yantra Media forays into event business
( 8 Sep 2005 )
* Sony ropes in six sponsors for 'Indian Idol 2'
* Karnataka MSOs suspend stir against entertainment tax
* Cartoon Network starts production on Andre Benjamin series; to debut in 2006 in the US
* Radio City weaves shows around Ganesh Utsav
* Dishtv expands channel offerings
* Channel 7 hunts for the fastest bowler
* Ten Sports bags 3-yr t'cast rights to Moto Grand Prix
* Glass-free live 3D TV exhibited at IFA Berlin
( 6 Sep 2005 )
* VOD solution xSpace to be showcased at IBC 2005
* Zubin Gandevia to take over as MD NGC Asia
* Discovery remembers 9/11 with special
* Internet radio firm Club 977 expands into Asia
* BBC to try out guidance labelling for media player
* Sahara One appoints Palakodeti as CFO
* MTV's Frank Brown calls it quits
* Deccan Chronicle acquires Odyssey for Rs 612 million
* 3D TV without glasses on display at IFA in Germany
* China to get first HDTV channel on Thursday
* SAB TV to air 20:20 tourney later this month
* US teens prefer mobiles to television: survey
* US firm Harris to acquire Leitch Technology
* Sportel announces new market radio service
* GlobeCast says largest TV provider to mobile networks
* Beazley is BBC acting controller ent commissioning
* US to simulcast Katrina relief concert
* Disney, News Corp donate to Katrina relief efforts
( 5 Sep 2005 )
* Maa TV plans to raise Rs 300 million
* Preity to present 'Salaam Namaste' music on Mirchi
* Star News show to feature work place seminar
* Zee Jagran claims top spot in spiritual genre
* Raj TV to launch soap produced by Min Bimbangal
* Judging process for Indian Telly Awards concludes
* Disney and Nick line up Teacher's Day treat for kids
* Doraemon celebrates first birthday on Hungama TV on 3 September
* Hungama TV ties up with Indiagames; John Abraham bids farewell to Captains
* Industry upbeat on 'Housewives' despite ratings
* Turner launches CNN HN, Boomerang in Hong Kong
* Bidding for BBC's HR services gathers momentum
* ABU announces deal with production firm
* CCTV, Nickelodeon to stage kids awards in China
* NGC commissions ITN Factual for terrorism series
* Discovery US honoured by CIO Magazine
* Shemaroo releases 'My Wife's Murder' on DVD
( 3 Sep 2005 )
* Govt-Alacatel JV to set set up b'band research centre
* TV Today applies for biz channel uplink
* Vijay to launch 'Vasool Rani' on 19 September
* India fastest growing pay TV market
* Peter Horrocks appointed BBC TV news head
* Astro steps into mobile TV broadcasting space
( 2 Sep 2005 )
* T-Sky awards $3.2 mn contract to Globecomm
* AXN to bring the adventure of 'GameMax'
* BBC World to showcase 'India Week'
* Casbaa discusses challenges for sports b'casters
* Disney to premiere 'Little Einsteins' on Playhouse Disney block in October in US
* ESPN Star Sports promotes Kerr and Boswell
* Star One gets real with 'Nach Baliye'
* SET Asia available on Canada's Rogers Cable
* 3rd season of BBC's 'Jasoos Vijay' returns to DD
( 1 Sep 2005 )
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