's Headlines Archives - 2006
Headlines in the month of April
* Ellen DeGeneres wins Daytime Emmys
* Hungama TV launches talent hunt for kids; ropes in John Abraham as brand ambassador
* Fox Reality inks deal with Zig Zag for 'My Bare Lady'
* Sky bags English Premier League rights
* NBC, Tommy Mottola looking for internet band in the US
* History Channel to air film on Hitler in May
* Ent. Export Promotion Council draft submitted
* BBC unveils technological innovations around Fifa WC
* Astro to showcase Fifa matches
* DD Sahyadri announces Navratna Awards
* Imaginasian buys anime series from Viz Media
( 29 Apr 2006 )
* 'Rang De Basanti' drives UTV Q4 revenues
* Adhikari Brothers enters into deal with Sirasa TV
* Radio Mirchi goes on air in Bangalore
* Disney’s 'Chronicles of Narnia' launches on DVD
* Pay TV reveunes sees growth in Canada; CRTC report
* Set Discovery promotes Gurjeev Singh Kapoor to SVP
* Sony's operating income rises by 68 per cent
* MTV, Paramount in marketing tie up for 'MI:III'
* FremantleMedia deploys Artesia DAM solution to hasten access to TV shows
* MTS Allstream-SPTV Intl deal for MTS VoD library
* China celebrates 80th birthday of cartoon & animation industry
* Ford targets auto enthusiasts with reality TV show
* Islamic TV channel Al Resalah launched in Saudi Arabia
* BNS HK to source content for True IPTV service
* Indiagames to develop game on NBC's 'The Office'
* Discovery T&L set to launch Bourdai food series
( 28 Apr 2006 )
* Zee consolidated net skids 30% at Rs 2.21 billion in FY06
* Zee fixes share swap ratio for Dish TV
* Optimystix in co-prodn deal with Belgium prodn house
* Worldspace unveils new satellite radio receiver Diva II
* History Channel to hype entertainment quotient
* Cartoon Network to air 'Barbie Fairytopia Mermaidia' on 30 April
* Ten Sports, MindShare team up for movie fest
* Time Warner Telecom expands fiber network arm
* ZTL to be Zee Ent Enterprises Ltd
* GlobeVision forges IPTV distribution deal with CGN TV
* CMM-I extends 3-year deal with Shanghai TV Festival
* Yahoo launches 'Go for TV' to record TV shows
* Discovery to premier series 'More Than...' on World Cup
* Singapore's MediaCorp & M1 set to launch mobile TV
* Banff Outstanding Achievement Award goes to CBS
* Discovery buys British tour firm to build travel group
* VH1 to air BBC music shows
* Fremantle ups Sickert to operations & strategy director
* Roth extends tenure as president at Warner Bros.TV
( 27 Apr 2006 )
* Zee rejig: 2 companies to merge with ASC Enterprise
* HTMT board approves demerger
* Reliance Info intl biz prez Garg to head Flag Telecom
* HBO rolls out major programming initiative for summer
* Countdown begins for CommunicAsia & EnterpriseIT
* Channel 4 signs Vod deal for 'Lost', 'Desperate...'
* WorldSpace Samara to deliver key note at IRC Dubai
* Consumers 'quickly' embrace radio’s digital platforms
* BBC draws out digital 'Creative Future' strategy
* Daytime Emmies to feature an interactive fan zone
* Rabindra Mishra to head BBC World Service in Nepal
* Disney expands ToonTown Online
* CNN appoints Seth Doane as New Delhi correspondent
* Panasonic, IBM showcase GenNext digital ent models
* Hungama TV's comedy band delivers good numbers
* Fox host Tony Snow to be named Bush spokesman
* PanAmSat named best 'Satellite Carrier' at 2006 Telecom Asia Awards
* GRB's doc series 'Intervention' gets prism nomination
* Motorola launches local content distrbtn system for TV
* Motorola and Sentivision to provide set-tops for major Japanese IPTV rollout
* Jakks Pacific and Hit Entertainment launch new TeleStory interactive books
* Up-Mobile acquires rights to Fifa Mascot TV series
* Cartoon Network US announces a new broadband venture
* MTV US announces 2006 MTV Movie Awards nominees
* Discovery US creates a travel division
* TWI doc on England’s triumph at 1966 Fifa World Cup
* Gaming firm Electronic Arts extends deal with Fifa
( 26 Apr 2006 )
* Hinduja TMT to de-merge media, IT/BPO biz
* 74 per cent Americans use mobile phones in emergency situations: Study
* In-Stat forecasts over 400 million global broadband subscribers by 2010
* George Alagiah joins BBC World to present 'NewsHour'
* Ekta Kapoor launches talent hunt for 'Kyunki...' cast
* Disney ties up with AirTel for mobisodes
* 47 % UK viewers oppose licence fee hike; report
* Genios secures US distribution rights to Tartan titles
* Crest Animations' ‘Jakers!...' wins Daytime Emmy Award for outstanding children's animated programme
* YouTube, Weinstein Co. to show 'Lucky Number Slevin'
* HBO Latino new boxing series to debut 27 April
* AOL launches KOL Jr. on the Web
* ABC to roll out 'Lost ...' game in UK, US& Australia
* Fox, Toyota partner for 'Prison Break' mobisodes
* Viacom acquires online game service for $102 million
* Spielberg to get 2006 Intl Emmy Founders Award
* Private b’casters resist fee proposal for DD Direct+
* Adlabs to buy out Mukta stake in JV
( 25 Apr 2006 )
* Asianet gears up for summer with new initiatives
* Todd Phillips is MTV Asia senior VP communications
* BBC World Service’s Eng teaching completes 10 yrs
* Animax to launch in Korea on 29 April
* ESPN moves TDSAT against Pune cable op ICC
* Fox bids ‘Final Goodbye’ to ‘That 70’s Show’ in May
* Inox acquires six new films for distribution
* Adlabs to list demerged radio biz, swap ratio at 2:1
* Sun TV debuts on BSE; closes 68% higher
* Sony to deliver HD for all at Nab 2006
* Nielsen US to study ways to improve TV measurement
* MTV launches Nick block on Malaysian broadcaster TV9
* ‘Alias’ celebrates 100th episode this week in the US
* Animal Planet's contest looks to unearth talent
* BCCI to launch portal in association with TCN
( 24 Apr 2006 )
* ARY Digital rolls out QTV & Musik in US's Dish Network
* BroadcastAsia2006 brings digital theme to Asia's broadcast industry
* Ex I&B minister Mahajan shot by brother
* partners with three cell companies
* Radio Mirchi turnover up 58%, net profit at Rs 295 mn
* News Corp’s Fox gets license in Serbia
* British TV regulator Ofcom lifts ban on Freeview
* TWI comes out with podcast show on golf on iTunes
* Discovery US, Google Earth in content alliance
* Britain does well at Rose d’Or awards nominations
* AXN goes Bollywood to boost viewer connect
* Asian VOD Anytime inks distribution deal in Taiwan
( 22 Apr 2006 )
* Trai issues paper on cable tariffs for commercial purposes
* Adlabs board to meet on FM radio demerger on 22 April
* Lockheed Martin launches DTH satellite system Astra
* Panamsat unveils solution for news delivery across US
* HBO US renews ‘Big Love’ for second season
* Star Movies gets the rights to air Star Wars, Bond films
* BBC’s new comedy makes viewers ‘Feel The Force’
( 21 Apr 2006 )
* Tata Sky targets 1 July for DTH launch
* Philips debuts digital satellite TV in India
* Cartoon Network's Tom & Jerry to promote ICICI Bank's 'Young Stars Account'
* CNN to air 3 summits in collaboration with CGI
* Webaroo launches the searchable, offline web in India
* UTStarcom, China Netcom ink largest IPTV deal
* Endemol raises stake in Dutch NL Film & TV to 51%
* Murdoch invests $13.5 mn in job search engine
* Kajol to present 'Manish Malhotra Magic' on Zee Muzic
* China begins shift to digital TV; 41 cities in phase 1
* 3 cos. to build integrated b'cast system for MediaCorp
* Tandberg TV appoints Boureau as sales VP, EMEA
* Nickelodeon ups Crosby to SVP strategy and business development
* Critical Mention names CNBC's Insana to its BOD
* Hungama TV gets into action mode on weekends
* Americans still gaga over radio: survey
* NBC, affiliates form broadband venture to sell video
* VH1 & Sundance to air documentary series on drug use
* America Channel extends reach in Europe, Middle East
* MyNetworkTV's new affiliates help expand coverage
* ITV launches gaming network on Freeview
* NBC Universal's new division to boost digital media
* Content providers criticize proposed EU b'casting rules
( 20 Apr 2006 )
* IIFA kicks off in Dubai on 14 June; Star Plus to t'cast
* UK TV software exports up by 21% in 2005 to £632 mn
* Plus is all India 'star' in GECs, Sun shines too: IRS
* Radio Mirchi launches in Hyderabad
* Former Disney honcho Eisner turns attention to IPTV
* TSA, IBF launch interactive badminton game
* Nick Intl acquires show from an Irish animation firm
* DLF Cup: Zee Sports ups coverage ante
* China-Venezuela pact for training, program exchange
* CNN Intl initiative looks at tech innovations of future
* Mike Phillips returns to BBC Worldwide
* BBC brings adaptation of the Bronte classic 'Jane Eyre'
* FremantleMedia expands UK home entertainment team
* Banff TV Festival to honour 'Crash' director Paul Haggis
* 'Dance Fever' comes on Star World this May
( 19 Apr 2006 )
* UTV in sale agreement with Media Footing
* TV18 to pump in Rs 2.5 billion in new ventures
* Zee launches dramedy 'Jabb Love Hua'
* Cable operators black out Star channels in Kolkata
* Isro to ramp up number of satellite launches
* Isro unveils Satellite Integration & Testing Est.
* Radio Mirchi launches in Bangalore, Jaipur
* Crown Media Holdings not to sell Hallmark Channel US
* Verizon Wireless, Univision team up for mobile content
* AOL and Shanghai Media Group to beam programs
* Government demarcates listed sports events
* Nike and Maven Networks introduce JogaTV
* NBC offers entertainment at gas stations
* Nick Mobile launches on Sprint Phones
* Professional video gaming set for TV debut in the US
( 18 Apr 2006 )
* NDTV's '06 revenues rise 24.5% to Rs 2.24 billion
* SaharaOne to simulcast Eurasia Cup
* MySpace appoints Nigam as chief security officer
* B4U's BL Gautam joins UTV as film distribution head
* Sony, King World to launch two new game shows
* Queen to visit BBC on Royal Charter anniversary
* BBC, Reuters to host global media conference
* Sony Pic. Home Ent. restructures for the digital age
* B4U buys movie telecast rights from Sahara
( 17 Apr 2006 )
* TiVo and DirecTV extend relationship for three years
* AVM Productions and Spirit Nipuna form JV
* Indians notch up MipTV success
* MipTV reports a marginal rise in attendance
* Cox to partner with MTV US on HD channel
* CNN to air new monthly show 'Revealed'
* Sinha moves to PPC Motion Pics; Sand to head PPC TV
* Zee Sports to telecast ONGC Cup NFL matches live
* Eastern Eye associates with Zee for Asian biz awards
* CAS: MSO Alliance hits back at broadcasters
( 15 Apr 2006 )
* Vijay announces special line up for Tamil New Year day
* Asianet, Asianet Plus line up Vishu fare on 14 April
* Goldstone Technologies signs MoU with SPL for IPTV services
* Isro schedules Insat 4C launch for July
* BBC Worldwide in content deal with European ISP T-Online
* Randstad buys 57% of Indian staffing co Team4U
* BVITV EMEA taps Taylor as VP legal & business affairs
* Zee inks deals with foreign b'casters for DLF Cup
* 'Office' creator Gervais hits out at the quality of UK TV
* Men's handball C'ship does well on TV across Europe
* BBC introduces documentary shows for UK kids
* China tightens control over international TV news
* Intelsat brings open architecture content mgt service
* Mary Hockaday is BBC Radio News deputy head
* FM operators assail WorldSpace terrestrial bid
* Hasbro wins game & toy rights to BBC & Ragdoll series 'In the Night Garden'
* ESPN launches 10th Intl edition of 'SportsCenter'
* Ent networks off air as Bangalore mourns Rajkumar's death
* DirecTV expands Intl prog with Korean package
* Europe' RTL Group takes complete stake in n-TV
* Zoom Glam Awards recognises stylish stalwarts
( 13 Apr 2006 )
* Sri Adhikari Bros. appoint Aggarwal as additional dir.
* CAS: Government to revert to Delhi HC next week
* 3G adoption to fuel b'band economy: CII study
* BBC signs first affiliate distribution pact in the US
* Vijay TV schedules auditions for 'Airtel Super Singer'
* Kannada film industry doyen Dr. Rajkumar is no more
* TSA, Mountain Dew launch adventure reality show
* GSN series 'Anything To..' portrays soap competition
* Baby TV to launch in Indonesia next month
* MTV, VHI US go Pink in association with Honda
* NeuLion to demonstrate IPTV platform at NAB 2006
* Tivo announces winner of ambassador competition US
* IPTV to face tough climate: research firms
* US online video services to see good growth: IDC
* Banff 2006 lines up speakers
* Animal Planet Intl announces new prog initiatives
* Focus Features to distribute Iraq doc globally
* Alan Perris is US Academy of TV Arts and Sciences COO
( 12 Apr 2006 )
* Raj TV begins news telecast as deferred live
* Comcast, SPE to thrill audiences with new horror network
* PanAmSat solidifies HD dominance with Nat Geo win
* FremantleMedia appoints Wong as licensing manager
* Endemol extends Barnicoat & Bazalgette's contracts
* Tandberg TV unveils on-demand interactive ad system at NCTA '06
* Mumbai to host ATP tournament in September
* Charter, TNS to launch audience measurement services
* TVHead licenses Tetris for interactive TV
* Walt Disney Internet Group signs distribution agreement with Boonty
* Disney - ABC to offer hit shows online in May - June
( 11 Apr 2006 )
* Sivasankaran buys 15% in Sahara One for Rs 1.2 billion
* Sun TV Ltd raises Rs 6.3 billion through IPO
* Sify launches online magazine store
* MTV US president Van Toffler highlights the importance of short form videos during CTIA keynote
* Allow news on pvt FM: international radio association
* Discovery to launch mobile, broadband channels in US
* SCM sells digital TV solutions business to Kudelski
* Ten Sports becomes a Casbaa member
* Meredith Vieira to replace Katie Couric on NBC’s ‘Today’
* Global adoption of mobile TV to disappoint this year: Deloitte report
* US women's chnl Lifetime gets 'Desperate Housewives'
* Jabil buys Celetronix for $ 185 million
( 10 Apr 2006 )
* Zee to file Rs 500 mn defamation suit against Modi
* Vh1 to launch two new shows this month
* Sun, Raj reach settlement on film rights
* Nick to launch four new shows in May
* Patni Computers inks deal with Disney Mobile
* BBC’s broadband learning service for children begins a storytelling trial
* NGC to unveil 'The Gospel of Judas' on 9 April
* Spielberg, Burnett, Fox plan film themed reality show
* Star World to kick off 'Grey's Anatomy' on 12 April
* Sydus teams up with Bacardi for radio mobile service
* Games on demand TV network TVHead looks to gain momentum in the US
* David Ellender is FremantleMedia Enterprises CEO
* BBC News website wins graphics awards
* NBC to air back to back Apprentice episodes on Monday
( 8 Apr 2006 )
* Zee bucks the trend as Sensex crashes
* CAS: Gloves off as IBF, cable frat hurl charges
* Hathway expands, buys 51% in Kanpur cable operator
* Content remains major issue for IPTV providers: seminar
* Motorola makes TV shows available from DVR to mobile phone
* NGCI, CCTV consolidate partnership
* Sahara One plans to raise up to $50 million
* Foxtel, Mark Burnett Productions sign deal
* South Korean service wins interactive Emmy
* TWI to buy independent prodn firm Darlow Smithson
* TV over net could change the face of b'casting: BBC
( 7 Apr 2006 )
* Sun TV IPO oversubscribed 8.16 times
* Zee Sports can break even in 18 months time: channel head
* Zee wins 'neutral venue' media rights for $ 219.15 million
* Endemol, Cirque du Soleil Images sign 3 year deal
* IPTV India 2006 to be held in New Delhi on 7 April
* Zee Sports to telecast Russia-France Davis Cup live
* MobiTV integrates broadcast, cellular networks for seamless mobile TV service
* NHK-Japan, Discovery-Canada tie up for HD program
* Couric to be anchor & managing editor of CBS News
* Walt Disney unveils Disney Mobile designed for families
* CNN wins Peabody Award for Katrina coverage
* FremantleMedia inks deals with German broadcasters
* Monte-Carlo TV announces Audience Award nominees
* Channel 6 to air Alliance Atlantis titles
* MGM Channel to launch in India on Zee's Dish TV
* Cricket: BCCI debunks bidders’ plaints
( 6 Apr 2006 )
* CAS: IBF to push for level playing field
* ESS to share with DD semis, final of World Cup
* DD to demand carriage fee from broadcasters for DTH
* BVITV, Metro TV ink deal for ABC News programming
* KTK, BVITV ink deal for 'Desperate Housewives'
* UK's ICE 365, Airtel to launch 'Spot the ball' contest
* Three DD channels to be on 3G cell phones globally
* BroadcastAsia2006 to focus on latest technologies
* PBS Kids Go! channel to launch in October 2006
* Security concerns threaten enterprises rollout of mobile technology: Global survey
* Zee Network to telecast Lakme, Wills fashion events
* Burnett, MSN renew interactive deal for 'Rock Star'
* Nat Geo Intl to bring 'Korea to the World'
* 'Lost', 'Desperate...' compete for TV Audience Awards
* Fox to make 'Simpsons' movie
* Discovery looks to spice up life with 'Feast India'
* BBC increases its presence on FM in Sri Lanka
* BBC World Service online campaign on favourite quote
* Prasar Bharati revenues cross Rs 12 bn
* 'Sins Of Love' sold to FremantleMedia France
* SCI FI UK signs first scripted drama deal
* FremantleMedia secures global sales for 'Martha'
* BBC Worldwide licenses deals with Netherlands
* Endemol secures deals on reality formats
* Discovery commissions travel series 'Mr & Mrs Smith'
* Warner Bros. announces deals in Ireland, Bulgaria
* Intl Academy Day to be held in Beijing in August
( 5 Apr 2006 )
* Zee Jagran to launch pilgrimage-based show
* Radio City launches 'Life ki Dhun with Sonu Niigaam'
* Cartoon Network, Pogo, Star Plus: kids' favourite channels
* Sahara in Rs 1.5 bn expansion plan; to bid for Abu Dhabi series
* Ntl:Telewest to buy Virgin Mobile in $1.7 billion deal
* BVITV & France Telecom sign VOD deal at MipTV
* BVITV-Dubai TV deal for 'Disney Club' branded block
* TV18 to pick up 50 % stake in India
* SBS sees success with 1st original drama series
* 'Kappa Mikey' acquired by Nicktoons Network in US
* OpenTV adds Auction & Sales modules to product
* Star News to enter Japan via SKY PerfecTV
* America Online is now AOL
* AOL launches mobile browsing service
* Distraction relaunches Gameshow Zone
* Zone Vision's Club channel launches in Korea
* Endemol's game shows sold worldwide
* Fox Reality acquires shows from outside the US
* E! signs Asian licensing deals
* E-City Films to release 'The New World' in India
* DIC looks to acquire & co-produce at MipTV
* BVITV ties up with European & Asian broadcasters
* FremantleMedia goes global with Jamie Oliver
* AL Jazeera ropes in Gizbert to present 'Listening Post'
* Paul Aiello appointed Star Group president
( 4 Apr 2006 )
* IBF board to discuss CAS on 5 April
* Ericsson to boost mobile TV with on-demand services
* Manorama News readies launch plans
* Discovery T&L lines up new Theme Weeks series
* Canadian teens continue to watch less TV: Survey
* ESS looks to spread the Fifa fever with new initiatives
* Sony Pictures Home Entertainment launches digital sell-through biz
* Sify is webcasting India-England ODIs
* BBC plans Hindi, Urdu news channels
* ABU,Casbaa & Unicef invite entries for Asia-Pacific Child Rights Award 2006
* Al Jazeera Intl ropes in Channel Five presenter Serra
* Alcatel buys Lucent Technologies for $13.4 billion
* Discovery to focus on 'Building The Biggest'
* Nominations announced for Banff World TV Awards
* Reality TV lines up shows for animal lovers
* Animax to launch in Korea later this month
* Rainbow Media inks multiple licensing deals
* US conference to focus on IPTV broadcast technology
* Nat Geo US’ kids division promotes Michael Karsh
* Green Day, Will Smith triumph at Nick US’ Kids Choice Awards
* It's 'All In The Game' for Granada Intl at MipTV
* CBS unveils a slew of children’s shows
* Actor Astin to lend voice for Animal Planet docu-drama
( 3 Apr 2006 )
* Japan launches digital TV for cell phones
* Raj TV to celebrate 75 years of Tamil Cinema
* Sun TV to consolidate radio assets in Kal Radio, South Asia FM
* Intl environment broadband channel launched
* BCCI awards ground rights for Abu Dhabi Series to PDM
* Airtel launches customer care solution NetXpert
* Nortel and Qualcomm claim industry's fastest HSDPA data call
* CCTV set to launch business reality series 'Win in China'
* Fremantle beefs up ancillary rights operations
* Riviera Resort Cannes readies for TV fiesta
* 'Rainbow' voted best children's TV show in UK
* Revenue for Canada's private TV stations up 4%
* Hong Kong to launch digital TV next year
* GRB Entertainment is all set to ‘Rumble’
* Anthony Dale is FCC acting MD
* Viewers to help Trump to decide on next ‘Apprentice'
* American Idol judge Abdul signs new multi year deal
* UK study highlights the need for more innovative TV on mobile phones
( 1 Apr 2006 )
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