17 August 2006 Newsletter Subscription Email this Page Volume 17 - Issue No: 34




MTNL in IPTV deals with Aksh Optifibre, IOL Broadband
MTNL to offer IPTV services; signs content delivery network affiliation contracts with Aksh Optifibre & IOL Broadband.

ICC to call for rights bids for 2007-2015 in October
ICC to begin process of selling audio-visual rights for the 18 ICC tourneys starting from 2nd half of 2007 till the World Cup in 2015.

ICC to kick off Champions Trophy promotions in India

First Take
'Galli Galli Sim Sim': A fun school to be in...
Education for kids in India just got a fresh "fun face of learning" as Cartoon Network launches 'Galli Galli Sim Sim'.

NGC tremors and twists in September

DD Urdu channel starts beaming

SS Music attempts to grow 'younger' in its sixth year

Nat Geo commissions global special on 'Bin Laden’s Spy'

Marketing rights for 2010 Fifa WC to reach €3 bn

Sharjah looking to host Twenty20 event next year

Sports TV forum Sportel Monaco sells 85% exhbn space

BBC starts recruiting for upcoming Arabic TV service

MTV Intl launches film competition for Aids awareness

Al Jazeera ropes in ITV News' Ghosh as news anchor

MSN India offers 'KANK' content

Gamelot gets mobile game rights for ‘Lost’,‘Desperate’

FIM, 20th Century to deliver TV shows for downloads

Fox to offer films for online download

Simpsons, Mickey face a ban in China
Disney reorganises global home entertainment division Buena Vista Home Entertainment
Sesame Workshop promotes Schneiderman to manager of international TV distribution
Bhaskar Group launches Yo magazine for children in Chandigarh

Channel Spotlight
The animation channel Animax
Featuring SPE Networks Asia's animation channel Animax.

Highlight - Delnaaz bags a Balaji show
Sachin to enter Sindoor
Woman, are you safe?
Pawan throws a b’day bash for wife
Grapevine - Ami's torn chappals

News Releases
HBO presents second season of 'Huff'
Ten to show live coverage of the USPGA Championship
Times Now beats nearest competition!
Fropper.com brings you a date with Priyanka, Akshaye

TV Ratings
Top 10 Programmes (30/07/2006 to 05/08/2006)
Doordarshan's Top 10
Top 10 In All TV Homes
Top 10 in Cable & Satellite Homes

Top 100 Programmes (30/07/2006 to 05/08/2006)
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Star One
Sun TV
Zee Cinema
Sony Entertainment TV
Gemini TV

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Today's Newsbreakers.......India
  • Discovery to laucnh edutainment DVDs
  • B&C picks up 30% stake in Religare, Aegon JV
    Source: Economic Times
  • FM players may rake in Rs 100 crore from FDI
  • India on top: trumps US, China in online population growth
  • Google is everywhere in California headquarters
  • Financing 24 frames a second
    Source:Financial Express
  • MTNL ropes in IOL Broadband, Aksh Optifibre for IPTV
  • Fickle Kollywood switches loyalties
  • Now, a channel for the Indian diaspora
  • Pallavi joins Balaji
  • Sandeep gets flirty
  • ‘Wicked women fascinate men!’
    Source: DNA
  • Gaya immolation: FIR against media crew, cops hunt for names
  • Laughing with Lallan
    Source: Indian Express
  • CRPF rubbishes news channel report; may go to court
    Source: ZEE News
  • Warner Brothers to make Hindi movies
    Source: Times of India
  • Religare, Aegon rope in Times group for risk JV
    Source: Business Standard
  • MTNL-Aksh Opticfibre in tie-up for IPTV
  • IOL in pact with MTNL
  • Zee Astitva Awards
  • TRAI calls industry meet on 3G
    Source: The Hindu Business Line
  • A promise of more channels, better quality
  • 'MM TV' to go on air today
  • Bennett, Coleman takes stake in insurance JV
  • To sue TV channel
  • Case against TV crew
  • A peek into `the great Indian wedding'
  • The Hindu photographers bag nine prizes
    Source: The Hindu
    International News
  • CNN expands citizen journalism with I-Report initiative
    Source: Strategiy
  • KOREA: Internet TV to debut in October
    Source: Asia Media
  • "Star Trek" Unveils New Captain's Log
  • Satellite TV giants retire from U.S. wireless sale
    Source: Yahoo
  • TV Can Reduce Stress For Kids
    Source: CBS News
  • MBK enters bidding for Taiwan cable TV operator -paper
    Source: Reuters
  • BBC Wap use flourishing in Africa
    Source: BBC
  • BT adds more content to upcoming interactive TV service
    Source: www.pocket-lint.co.uk
  • UAE launches satellite TV station to support Lebanon
    Source: www.metimes.com
  • Hallmark Reorgs; Vicary, Melameth Promoted
  • Radio Hosts Bob and Tom to Do TV Special on Comedy Central
    Source: Media Week (US)
  • CNN Promotes Ed Litvak to 'American Morning' Chief
  • Diller's IAC Acquires CollegeHumor.com
    Source: TV Week
  • Sky One picks celeb reality for autumn
    Source: Digital Spy (UK)
  • Monday Night Football broadcast trio makes debut on ESPN
    Source: Canoe
  • Three 6 Mafia Signs Label Deal With Warner Bros. Records
    Source: www.hiphopgalaxy.com
  • CABLEready Inks First Deal With Sundance Channel
    Source: www.broadcastbuyer.tv
  • CBC puts plans for Canadian version
    Source: www.canadaeast.com
  • Hong Kong film industry seeks compensation
    Source: China Post

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