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ICC fails to make demands on Indian govt
Having initially rubbished Indian sports b’casting norms, International Cricket Council steered clear of confrontation in its Karachi meet.

Adlabs in talks to buy Excel Home Video
Anil Ambani plans foray into home video segment & is eyeing Excel; Yes Bank wins mandate from home video company.

HBO plugs DVD like 'Blockbuster' experience
More India related themes, category specific time bands among the other initiatives HBO has laid out for the year.

ESS locks in Uefa Champions League rights till 2009

GRB W'wide to distribute Teleola's 'The Summit'

Spike brings 'Blade' to television in June 2006

BSkyB offers films & sports clip downloads

ARY's two channels begin tests on Sky Digital


Highlight - Dial One...to go for season break
Johny Ala Re on Zee TV
Moolah time for the couch potato!
Dimple Inamdar walks into Kumkum
Grapevine - Kasautii Shweta Ma Ki!


Nick to host birthday bashes for kids every month
After Delhi and Mumbai, Hungamathon to hit Kolkata
FremantleMedia celebrates 25 years of 'DangerMouse'

Technology Update
Telsima commences India ops to manufacture world-class telecom products

Technology Update
VB series Live and exclusive on ESPN Star Sports

'Aap Ka Haq' scales new heights, Shekhar Suman on another fact finding mission
Maruti Swift is car of the year & TVS Apache is bike of the year at CNBC-TV18 Autocar Auto Awards

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Today's Newsbreakers.......India
Indian ruling on tele rights could hit poor countries: ICC
Indiatimes Mindscape initiates BPO awards
Now, 30K animators to get jobs soon
  Source:Economic Times
   
Indian Game Industry assn formed
`Animation, gaming sector to see 10-fold growth' — Creating manpower base through colleges urgent, says Karnik
TRAI seeks operators' views on next-gen network
Microsoft develops digital map of India
  Source:The Hindu Business Line
   
A.P. Government keen on animation academy
Excited about `challenging role' in K-serial
Visionary outlook must: Nasscom chief
Today, the rest of India is watching cricket
'Little Terrorist', Iran package at MIFF
Pioneers of industry
Jackpot special
Edhir Neechal
24-hour English news channel
New-look Click Online re-launched
  Source: The Hindu
   
Bulk hosting gets easier on Indiatimes
  Source:Times of India
   
India's first blind television newscaster shows the way to success
  Source: www.newkerala.com
   
Manav-Shweta's Bahamas jaunt
Om won't rise from the dead
Kittu asked to lose the kilos
Kahaani serial ki
  Source:Mid-day
 
   
Balaji Tele plans TV school in Pune
DoT to call up Isro for cheaper bandwidth
Infomedia gains 9% on buyback announcement
INOX to add 12 more screens
Game development mkt likely to touch $300m by `09: Nasscom
Govt reassures setting up of animation academy
National gaming body formed
Prasoon Joshi chosen Young Global Leader
Nasscom seeks SEZ for animation & gaming industry
Microsoft unveils prototype of digital map
Icenet building wireless Net system
  Source:Business Standard
   
Trai seeks views on GenNext network
India animation sales to quadruple by 2009
Microsoft Research India to expand operations
  Source:Financial Express
   
No real investment flowing in film industry, rues Dasmunshi
  Source: Webindia123
   
ULFA’ guns for Sa Re Ga Ma, says Debu can’t be voted out
Actor quits Deal Ya No Deal, will be replaced by Mandira Bedi
  Source:Mumbai Mirror
   
No live commentary of Indo-Pak Test series on AIR
Britain’s love-lorn turn to the Internet
'Black' shines at 12th annual Screen awards
  Source:DNA
International News
Halmis Reach Agreement to Buy Back Hallmark Entertainment
Graboff Named NBCU Television West Coast President
Bravo Plans Broadband Channels, New Docu-Soap
  Source: TV Week
   
ITV shifts CiTV launch date
UKTV Gold gets new chief
Ireland's Channel 6 gets cable carriage
  Source: Digital Spy (UK)
   
Kim Dalton appointed new ABC TV head
  Source: ABC Net
   
Studio makes unprecedented Oscar push for 'Crash'
Golden Globes a Party for New Nominees
  Source: Yahoo
   
Media shares falter; Viacom rises
  Source: MarketWatch
   
BBC English Regions To Purchase LinkXP Wireless Camera Systems
  Source:www.broadcastbuyer.tv
   
Disney names Hong Kong park chief
  Source: www.orlandosentinel.com
   
Super Bowl Season Spurs TV Sales
  Source: FOX News
Martha Stewart to test launch new magazine
Useful meeting over Indian TV rights fears, says Mani
CanWest profit slips on charges, lower sales
Disney World sets holiday attendance record-CFO
  Source:Reuters
   
TAIWAN: GIO looking to take foreign soap operas off prime time TV
  Source: Asia Media
   
UAE woos Indian media industry to set up in Dubai
  Source: Khaleej Times Online
   
Russia's State Broadcaster Resumes Work In Minsk
  Source: Radio Free Europe
   
Worldwide IPTV services revenues to reach €10.4bn by 2013
Sky Italia selects Pace Micro for Italy's first PVR set-top box
Apple, Microsoft sign five-year software deal
  Source: DM Europe
   
$130 Mil. CBS Media Goes Into Play
Fox to Stream Mobisodes of 24 Via VCast
TCA Notebook: MTVN Talks Up VH1, TV Land, Spike, CMT
  Source:Media Week (US)
   
Japan looks to liberalise comms and media
  Source: Advanced - Television

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