29 August 2006 Newsletter Subscription Email this Page Volume 17 - Issue No: 44





TV18 plans to raise Rs 1 billion, HSBC gets mandate
Company plans to raise Rs 1 bn by placing equity shares or convertible bonds with FIIs; mandates HSBC for proposed issue.

Century buys out partner in Pearl Media
Century Communication buys ex-UTV Mishra's 30% in Pearl Media; besides Sun TV, to sell airtime in new areas like radio.

Disney's Sanjay Reddy appointed Pearl Media CEO

Executive Dossier
'Our regional news channels poised to break even'

Interview with Sahara India Media’s TV news head Prabhat Dabral

HBO, NBC lead winners circle at Emmy Awards

Asianet begins 14th anniv. festivities with Onam prog.

News Corp looking to launch magazine for MySpace

ABU, ILO & Bloomberg TV to host co-prodn workshops

Alfred Haber to distribute 'Ultimate Blackjack Tour'

'Truthiness', 'Wikiality' are top TV buzzwords of 2006

VSNL Intl to invest US$ 200 million in undersea cable

MTV to distribute video content via BabyNames.com

Qualcomm single-chip solution doubles talk time

Meridian Mobile launches GSM phone in India

Lachlan Murdoch buys stake in online DVD firm

Sony merges LCD TV with PC

Samsung develops 70 inch LCD panel

Google and eBay enter into click-to-call ad deal

mobile2win wins Red Herring Asia 100 award

Robert Traub is Nick, Viacom Consumer Products senior VP, retail development

Highlight - Sudhanshu Pandey signs on a film
Preeti Puri takes to theatre!
Mini to anchor a Pogo show!
Grapevine - Ashish Kaul patches up with Nausheen

TV Ratings
Top 10 Programmes (06/08/2006 to 12/08/2006)
Doordarshan's Top 10
Top 10 In All TV Homes
Top 10 in Cable & Satellite Homes

Top 100 Programmes (06/08/2006 to 12/08/2006)
Star Plus
Zee TV
Sun TV
Star One
Sony Entertainment TV
Ten Sports
Gemini TV
Zee Marathi

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Today's Newsbreakers.......India
  • SET India acquires Sony's Singapore arm in biz recast
  • Disney may buy China arm of Contests2win
  • VSNL to invest $200 mn for intra-Asia cable
  • AOL lines up global expansion, may offer services here
  • Action series 24 wins Emmy for best drama
    Source: Economic Times
  • DTH’s hot, but TRPs still in cable domain
  • Switch off TV and switch on your memory
  • Google launches new online software tools
  • Sunny inspires Kituu
  • Tassnim is a Ganesha bhakt
    Source: DNA
  • Outside the crease
  • Single-screen theatres in the country may become history
  • UNDP awards focus on media excellence
  • B`lore to host animation fest
    Source: Business Standard
  • Volvo in talks with Hindujas
  • Google to expand services for business users
    Source: Times of India
  • Hungama TV to hunt for `Future Leaders'
  • Google to expand services for biz users
  • Animation fete in Bangalore on Sept 3
    Source:The Hindu Business Line
  • NRI Indian hopes to make first 3-D film on Ganesha
  • NFDC to invest Rs. 1 crore in feature films
    Source: The Hindu
  • Now, Gujarati news bulletins on AIR
    Source: Indian Express
  • Subhash Ghai on jury panel of Emmy Awards
    Source: IndiaFM
  • HBO, NBC lead networks in Emmy victories
  • Google offers calendar software to lure corporate customers
    Source:Financial Express
    International News
  • CNN news now available to STC customers in Saudi Arabia
    Source: Strategiy
  • Gore wants TV to welcome more users Internet-style
    Source: ABC News
  • China to investigate TV advertising potency drug
    Source: China Daily
  • David Levine Promoted at Disney Channel and Jetix
    Source: toonzone.net
  • Murdoch's free London paper to launch with 400,000 copies
  • Web, Reality TV Create New Celebrities
    Source: Newsday
  • Sun TV joins the myspace race in China
    Source: Independent
  • October launch date for Five's digital channels
    Source: Media Week (UK)
  • SMG rejects Ulster TV merger approach but takeover talks continue - report
    Source: www.hemscott.com
  • MTV awards show moves beyond TV screens
  • CBS shares could rise on asset sales: report
  • TV industry salutes vision of ABC's gentle giant
    Source: Reuters
  • Nielsen set to rejoin TV with `Lipshitz`
    Source: Monsters and Critics
  • EchoStar to Pay $100 Million in Affiliate Settlement
  • Martha Stewart to Begin Season With Giveaway
    Source:TV Week
  • Daniel Radcliffe to star in TV movie
  • NBC says sorry for its Emmys plane crash skit
    Source: Yahoo
  • AOL Radio to Stream Dylan's Weekly XM Satellite Show
  • ESPNU.com Set to Launch for College Sports Fans
  • Nielsen to Include Azteca in National People Meter Ratings
    Source: Media Week (US)
  • CHINA: Wikipedia chief says no to censorship
    Source: Asia Media
  • O2 to spend €250m on broadband network upgrade
    Source: DM Europe

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