15 April 2006 Newsletter Subscription Email this Page Volume 16 - Issue No: 31








Isro schedules Insat 4C launch for July
Isro all set to launch Insat 4C in July; Sun Group, which originally booked five Ku-band transponders, is now negotiating for eight.


CAS: MSO Alliance hits back at broadcasters
MSO Alliance says banning carriage fee `unacceptable'; suggests ban on ads on pay channels, giving new twist to CAS saga.

FM operators assail WorldSpace terrestrial bid
Pvt FM radio players oppose WorldSpace's attempt to distribute its satellite services terrestrially as well.

Zee inks deals with foreign b'casters for DLF Cup

Ent networks off air as B'lore mourns Rajkumar's death

Zoom Glam Awards recognises stylish stalwarts

China tightens control over international TV news

Asianet, Asianet Plus line up Vishu fare on 14 April

Vijay announces special line up for Tamil New Year day

ESPN launches 10th Intl edition of 'SportsCenter'

Mary Hockaday is BBC Radio News deputy head

BVITV EMEA taps Taylor as VP legal & business affairs

Men's handball C'ship does well on TV across Europe

DirecTV expands Intl prog with Korean package

Europe' RTL Group takes complete stake in n-TV

'Office' creator Gervais hits out at the quality of UK TV

Randstad buys 57% of Indian staffing co Team4U

Intelsat brings open architecture content mgt service

BBC Worldwide in content deal with European ISP T-Online

Goldstone Technologies signs MoU with SPL for IPTV services

Hasbro wins game & toy rights to BBC & Ragdoll series 'In the Night Garden'
BBC introduces documentary shows for UK kids

Highlight - Vishwanath and Rakhtima voted out of Ek Main…
Saath Rahega Always leaps, leaves leads behind!
Sa Re Ga Ma.. winner yet to move into prize house
Paalkhi bids adieu in party mode!
"I keep making deals with God" - Mandira Bedi
The price of fame!
Short Takes - Neha Bamb
Grapevine - What's in a name!
The Week Ahead - Bhangda on Deal Ya No Deal

Telly Scope
Fighting for footage on news channels

News Releases
Landmark rolls out national expansion plans
New Zealand's African cricket safari on ESS

TV Ratings
Top 10 Programmes (26/03/2006 to 01/04/2006)
Doordarshan's Top 10
Top 10 In All TV Homes
Top 10 in Cable & Satellite Homes

Top 100 Programmes (26/03/2006 to 01/04/2006)
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Today's Newsbreakers.......India
DLF Cup: Zee's pact with global majors
Average Indian household pays 42 bills online a year: Study
SRS Entertainment gets IPO Grade 2 from ICRA
Hutch offers laughter on mobile
Uncertainty prevails over CAS rollout
AVM, Spirit Media float jt venture
Qualcomm sees big scope for BREW platform
  Source: The Hindu Business Line
FM players object to WorldSpace terrestrial repeater licence
Content, not radio, ga-ga
Google goes by Chinese name ‘gu ge’
Rajkumar’s death brings India’s IT hub to a limbo
  Source:Financial Express
Nimbus planning sports channel, in talks to raise $100m
Kids gear up for action-packed summer
AVM productions, Spirit Media enter JV
Indiatimes to host Clayton M Christensen
Idol chat: When stars break down
  Source: Economic Times
Pak man dons makeup to turn talk-show diva
  Source: Times of India
Tamil poll propaganda gets poetic twist on TV
  Source: Indian Express
Anita: 25 things that are important to me
Telly stars at Nair shaadi
Sudeep ko jab love hua
Beauty parlour's khit-pit
Tata Sky strategy for DTH roll-out
Animation technology adds fizz to cola wars
House-sites: official cautions TV personnel
Rajkumar fans throng samadhi, pay tribute
Appeal to newspapers
Channel claims evidence linking pay-offs
Television channel `Imayam' inaugurated
Rotary `vocational excellence' award for `film star' doctor
Telugu filmmaker makes foray into Malayalam
  Source: The Hindu
Zee Sports confident of bridging cost-revenue mismatch
Bengali afternoon daily set for April 15 launch
Film producer pleads for industry tag
Privatisation of Sree Kanteerava Studios thrown into limbo
Suresh Productions set to open film institute by August
Zee Sports bags DLF Cup rights
Raking it in
  Source: Business Standard
Kumkum - Drama Leaps
CAS to streamline television industry
Sony to air Thodi Khushi Thode Gham from April 24
NDTV claims evidence linking payoffs in oil-for-food scam
Our institute has cheated us, say multimedia students
International News
Fox will put TV reruns on the Internet: report
Source: Reuters
TV Networks, Stations Challenge FCC Ruling
Indonesians Ask Playboy to Stop Publishing
Bucky Bites the "Idol" Dust
  Source: Yahoo
Time Warner reviews future of AOL Europe: report
  Source: ABC News
BBC Signs Four-Year Framework Agreement For Vizrt 3D Graphics Systems
EMI, Sirius settle dispute
  Source: DM Europe
CHINA: Watchdog says no foreign reports
JAPAN: Cable firm may absorb Livedoor via share swap
  Source:Asia Media
Brazil signs agreement on digital TV standard with Japan
  Source:People's Daily Online
Korea Rebuffs Qualcomm's Plan to Enter Mobile TV Markett
  Source: Korea Times
TiVo Awarded $73 Mil. in EchoStar Patent Case
NYT Co. to Sell Discovery Times Back to Discovery
  Source:Media Week (US)
New Cartoon Network channel sets launch date
James Alexandrou quits 'EastEnders'
TiVo wins landmark patent battle
ITN launches mobile news, weather channels
  Source: Digital Spy (UK)
Viacom's Freston Sees Compensation Rise in 2005
Kunitz Leaves NBCU for Endemol USA
  Source: TV Week
Goldstone Technologies launches IPTV services worldwide
BBC wins international film award
Aussies win seven gongs at MTV awards
  Source: Seven
VDC offers Television On the Desktop
GlobeVISION secures Korean VoD movie deal
  Source:Advanced - Television

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