16 February 2006 Newsletter Subscription Email this Page Volume 15 - Issue No: 83






NDTV Profit close to breakeven: Roy
NDTV Profit poised to breakeven in slightly over a year's time even as NDTV Ltd continues to invest in HR & tec.

NDTV gets uplink ok for metro-centric channel

Govt open to FM radio phase 3
Govt exploring FM radio 3, b'cast & self regulations and increased role of pvt players in public service b'cast.

AXN calls for Asian 'Amazing Race' entries
The channel is inviting entries for the first Asian edition of the reality show 'The Amazing Race'; initiative kickstarts on 15 Feb.

ETC Music names Ashish Chakravorty as biz head

Dasmunshi to open C’wealth Broadcast Asscn meet

Awaaz to air special programmes on budget 2006

Sun TV Ltd. files for IPO

Frames to look at the future of the print media

Channel [V] to launch Get Gorgeous-3 on 6 March

Zee Trendz to telecast Miss Hawaiian Tropic Pageant

112 mn viewers watch NBC's Olympics weekend

Discovery to showcase 'Beyond Tomorrow'

NBC ups the stakes on game show 'Deal Or No Deal'

BBC plans online interactive initiative Climate Chaos

Sport & tec conference London to look at HD challenges

Il Divo to perform Fifa WC song 'Time of Our Lives'

Discovery US plans brand push through airport stores

MTV boosts mobile offerings in Europe with IFilm

Swisscom Mobile is the first firm to acquire live mobile rights for 2006 Fifa WC

BBC Worldwide signs deals for kids show 'Charlie and Lola' in Asia

Highlight - Interview with Ram and Gautami Gadgil
"It just wasn't my day!" - Panna Gill
Ekta gives Amit a chance to croon!
Grapevine - Get ready to Get Gorgeous!
Ekta Sharma continues her sister act!
Interview with John Cena
"The day I die, my sister will be very rich” - Eijaz Khan
What’s your backup plan?
The Week Ahead - Debuting with love

News Releases
Trai's Open House Discussion in Bangalore and Delhi

The Art of Living Foundation & Worldspace present Radio Art of Living D'damas and Mukta Arts launch the music of Shaadi Se Pehle
The 'Rang De Basanti' marketing revolution
Preity Zinta Creates New Colours for TVS Scooty; Pooja Badola Wins "Make Your Splash" Contest
Mobile2Win brings Art of Living to your phones

TV Ratings
Top 10 Programmes (29/01/2006 to 04/02/2006)
Doordarshan's Top 10
Top 10 In All TV Homes
Top 10 in Cable & Satellite Homes

Top 100 Programmes (29/01/2006 to 04/02/2006)
Star Plus
Ten Sports
Sun TV
Zee TV
Star One
Sony Entertainment
Gemini TV

Source: www.indiantelevision

Today's Newsbreakers.......India
Star One adding shows to take on competition
Endemol NV sets up subsidiary in India
`Unified licence favours telecom sector' — Broadcasters want IPTV under cable law
Govt plans FM Radio sector expansion: Arora
DoT permits cell operators to offer Internet services
Digital imaging catches on in Indian film industry
  Source:The Hindu Business Line
Sebi bans television show
Whistling Woods to kick off operations on July 15
Not just cricket
K Sera Sera moves down 5.64% to Rs 74.45
`Southerners have greater bent to watch films`
Synechron opens centre for Real Media in Pune
  Source:Business Standard
Sun sets on DMK’s free soap opera
Mallika on Al-Jazeera!
US comes to the rescue as China goes tough on Internet
who said awards are about ego?
  Source:Financial Express
Idol threat: Panna's shocking exit
Ayesha Takia to do Ekta Kapoor's film
Tulsi's a hit in Afghanistan
Kamya refuses Saat Phere and Ek Ladki...
Kahaani serial ki
Prasar Bharati opts for content sharing
3rd phase of FM Radio to start: Govt
Radio Mirchi blares full volumes, ends 63% over offer price
Megabox to buy into local multiplex operator
  Source: Economic Times
HBO bags 'best English movie channel' award
Tata Sky DTH to offer channels from all broadcasters
Broadcasting Regulation Bill in final stages: Govt.
DD not to seek telecast rights
Wills Lifestyle to sponsor India Fashion Week
  Source: The Hindu
Entertainment Network lists at 54% premium
The Punjabi Punch
TV channels air ‘old but unpublished’ Ghraib clips
  Source:Indian Express
TV to become frontline for election battle
TV channel exposes MLAs involved in hawala
  Source:Times of India
International News
BBC World goes digital-only in Europe
David Chance quits ITV over Top Up TV
Bainbridge to market BBC digital, new media
Endemol to produce content for BT VOD
  Source:Digital Spy (UK)
MediaCorp holds first joint news awards covering TV, radio, print
  Source:Channel NewsAsia
American Idol on Chinese TV
MAC chairman gives background briefing to BBC TV
  Source: Taipei Times
TV phones to surpass traditional TVs in six years
Thai cabinet approves total ban on TV smoking and drinking
  Source:People's Daily Online
NZ On Air To Measure Quality Of TV Programmes
'American Idol' steals Olympic gold in TV ratings
WPT says online gaming rev could overtake TV show
Renowned news anchor Teymoor Nabili joins Al Jazeera International
  Source:AME Info
INDONESIA: House rejects broadcasting regulations
  Source: Asia Media
Bells Call for Franchising Relief
TeleFutura to Join Nielsen TV Index
MTV Adds 3 Docu Series
  Source:Media Week (US)
Cellcast to launch its first interactive 3G TV programs
  Source: Strategiy
Fox to Premiere Reality Game Show 'Unan1mous'
  Source: TV Week
PM directs for complete restructuring of PTV, PBC
  Source: www.onlinenews.com.pk

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