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Headlines





TV9 in talks to buy 26 per cent stake in Indiavision
Hyderabad-based Associated Broadcasting Company is in talks to buy a 26% stake in Malayalam news channel Indiavision.

Delhi HC denies Nimbus stay against cricket showing on DTH
Delhi High Court denies Neo Sports a stay against TataSky and Dish TV showing Bangladesh- India cricket series.

Zee Kannada plans foray into film production
Zee Kannada is likely to enter into film production; buzz is that it is roping in a reputed Kannada film director for the task.

Star to distribute Sky News across Asia

Indo-Bangladesh cricket series live on mobile phones

Viacom's 1Q operating income drops 29% to $443 million

UTV releases Metro with 190 prints

Gwyneth is BBC World Service director of English news

CNN explores workplace of tech companies in show

European film production sees resurgence in 2006

Smoking influences film ratings in US

Peace Arch buys Trinity Home Entertainment for $10 mn

Contests2win launches Web Charades game

20 government websites hacked

Joost raises $45M for expansion

Epson launches HD home projector

IMG Media to set up digital production facility in Sydney

Warner Bros, ViDeOnline in VoD deal for Hong Kong

eBay India introduces blogs to strengthen community engagement

Disney unveils Pirates merchandise


UTV's Screwvala to fly high at Cannes

Highlight - Mum’s the word!
Feature - Honouring motherhood
Grapevine - I want to go home

News Releases
Mother's Day celebration on Filmy
Reliance Slashes Rates to US & Canada Rs. 1.99 per minute

TV Ratings
Top 10 Programmes (22/04/2007 to 28/04/2007)
Doordarshan's Top 10
Top 10 In All TV Homes
Top 10 in Cable & Satellite Homes

Top 100 Programmes (22/04/2007 to 28/04/2007)
Star Plus
MAX
Zee TV
Sun TV
Star One
SAB


Source: www.indiantelevision.com

 
Today's Newsbreakers.......India
  • Chandra's ICL signs up cricket biggies: Report
  • OTV mega serial by Sept
  • Cinemax launches multiplex in Guwahati
  • 7Seas Tech launches free gaming portal
  • Infosys, TV18 set up media process outsourcing firm
  • Climbing a mountain because it`s there
    Source: Business Standard
     
  • “Audience segmentation can be the next wave in radio”
  • Out-Googled
  • ‘Gaming industry needs to check piracy’
  • Show: India@8
  • Beyond 35mm
  • Apple TV to enter Indian homes next month
    Source: Financial Express
     
  • MS says working to broaden Xbox appeal
    Source: Economic Times
     
  • Cannes Film Festival turns 60
  • Trai wants level playing field for telcos, ISPs
    Source: Indian Express
     
  • 'I don't relate to saas-bahu shows'
    Source: Times of India
     
      
  • Telegu film wins four awards at US film fests
  • 'Ugly Betty' star has smile worth $10 million
  • Over 100 journalists, newspaper employees court arrest
  • Zee denies signing big stars for ICL
  • Adlabs to release 'Cash' worldwide on July 13
  • Betting on Indian talent
  • 'We received rough treatment'
  • IT & Comm Minister Dayanidhi Maran sends resignation to PM
    Source: DNA
     
  • ICL sign up biggies of cricketing world: report
  • Wage board for journalists soon
  • Kala Senguthar is Radio One's first `superstar'
  • AIR music competition
  • Journalists court arrest in Chennai
    Source:The Hindu
     
  • DMK wants Maran dropped from Cabinet
  • Telecom regulator moots 74% FDI for cable TV operators
  • Weatherman may guide cricket schedules
    Source:The Hindu Business Line
     
    International News
  • Liberty Media profit up at Starz, QVC
  • Bhutan wonders if TV really brings happiness
    Source: Reuters
     
  • New committee formed to fact check Japanese TV
    Source: Abu.Org
     
  • Premium rate TV revenues under threat in UK
    Source: Telecom TV
     
  • Gannett Broadcasting head to retire
    Source: HemScott
     
  • TV and film download websites 'not fast and reliable enough'
  • TV business Iostar goes into liquidation
    Source: Guardian
     
  • Fuel TV has signed affiliation agreement with Comcast
    Source: Global Surf News
  • 'Star Wars' voted most influential effects movie
    Source: Abc.Net
     
  • NBC OKs deal to save 'Law & Order' shows
  • "Spider-Man 3" still rules worldwide box office
  • Media watchdog urges release of BBC journalist
    Source: Yahoo
     
  • Uganda signs TV deal for soccer tie against Nigeria
    Source: People's Daily Online
     
  • Spain launches 'Planet One'
    Source: www.variety.com
     
  • New Online TV Channel for Dutch Hockey Play-Offs
    Source: Earthtimes
     
  • Cable operators expand local programming
    Source: Seattle Post Intelligencer

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