1 June 2006 Newsletter Subscription Email this Page Volume 16 - Issue No: 70





CricketNext in talks with TV channels; to raise $5 million
Walchand CricketNext.com plans to dilute stake & is in talks with strategic investors including broadcasters; aims to raise $5 mn.


Zee to launch 'Johny Aala Re' on 5 June at 10 pm
Zee's 'Johny Aala Re' to lock horns with Star's 'Kahaani Ghar Ghar Kii' & 2 new shows from the Sony stable in the 10 pm slot.

Star One plans revival in Mumbai
After striking a truce with Mumbai's cable operators, Star One is making efforts to regain lost ground.

Fifa World Cup to kick in €1.1 billion in profits

NDTV Profit launches new show 'World Business'

Zee, ethnic channels in the US form an association

MGM to consolidate home entertainment biz with Fox

Cable TV channel sues Time Warner, Comcast

Al Jazeera International ropes in veteran scribe Helal

Yahoo!'s Fifa WC site got six million visits in April

Gearhouse prepares for Fifa with Tektronix equipment

Star Movies caught in 'The Triangle' over the weekend

FremantleMedia reports big business for 'Falcon Beach'

CNN to report on Asia’s pollution crisis

BroadcastAsia2006 to focus on the digital journey

Disney ties up with CinemaNow to offer films online

Xinhua China acquires HDTV editing technology

MatrixStream introduces internet based IPTV encoders

Mirchi launches on-air contest in Jaipur and Hyderabad

Internet ad revenues close to $4 bn for Q1 06: study

Channel7 appoints Brand David for its creative duties

Nat Geo Kids appoints Vermeulen as head of sales

Highlight - "Shaan has not left the show": Gajendrra Siingh
Guffaws with King-Com Johny Lever on Zee TV
Monsoon blues!
Grapevine - It's love all for Rajeev and Sumit
The Week Ahead - Fear Factor-Celebrity Special

News Releases
Chill out with HBO's Cool Retreats this June
NGC's World Environment Day Special on 5 June

TV Ratings
Top 10 Programmes (17/04/2006 to 23/04/2006)
Doordarshan's Top 10
Top 10 In All TV Homes
Top 10 in Cable & Satellite Homes

Top 100 Programmes (17/04/2006 to 23/04/2006)
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Sony Entertainment
Sun TV
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Today's Newsbreakers.......India
  • Govt to stub out smoking from movies, TV
      Source: CNN-IBN
  • CNN-IBN hopes to breakeven by March `07
  • Ashtavinayak Cine Vision plans Rs 50 crore IPO
  • Star One back on prime band
      Source:Business Standard
  • HMV to buy Ottakar’s for £62.8 million
  • TV cos rush to grab Rs 5,600-cr biz
  • Key and tell
      Source:Financial Express
  • DMK govt bans The Da Vinci Code
      Source: Indian Express
  • FIFA fever
      Source: The Hindu Business Line
  • Govt should keep control on Cable TV operators
      Source: Navhind Times
  • STAR caught in DTH battle
      Source: Telegraph
  • Ekta's boys party hard in Mauritius
  • Rajeev's ramp antics
  • Being in love: Cyrus
  • Tanaaz and Bakhtyaar's love nest
  • Manish and Asif in basketball brawl
  • Kahaani serial ki
      Source: Mid-day
  • BCCL buys stake in Thyrocare Technologies
  • Consensus reached on banning smoking scenes
  • Portal to promote Indo-Swedish trade launched
  • Cable TV channel sues Time Warner, Comcast
      Source: Economic Times
  • Saying ‘I love you’ is not enough!
  • Sunidhi-Sonu turn mimics
  • Beckham will bend it at cinema again
  • Fear Factor’ draws to a close
  • Ektaa Kapoor's take on UP-Bihar mafia!
  • Now, Bollywood gets special slot at London Fest
  • It’s raining rain songs on FM radio
  • Google denies browser plans
  • Cartoons aren't just a funny business
  • Another body to check smoking
  • 'Smoking scenes to be allowed if necessary'
      Source: Times of India
  • Disney films via computer
  • Guidelines soon on smoking scenes
  • Minister sends out TV channel reporter
  • Ashtavinayak Cine Vision to raise Rs 50 crore through IPO
  • Internet to overtake national newspapers
      Source: The Hindu
    International News
  • BBC asks for extra millions to take on Google and AOL
      Source: Telegraph
  • DirecTV appoints senior vice president of sales and distribution
      Source: Biz Journal
  • 'Idol' Taylor Hicks signs record deal
  • Katie Kisses "Today" Goodbye
  • Rift over German soccer TV, Web rights escalates
      Source: Reuters
  • Korea: Public Broadcasters in Bid to Multiply Channels
      Source: englishnews@chosun.com
  • MTV launches games website
  • Celebrity X-Factor pulls in almost 7m for ITV
      Source: Brand Republic
  • Samsung Electronics debuts interactive data television
      Source: Korea Hearld
  • NBC`s quirky `Passions` gets renewed
      Source: Monsters and Critics
  • FCC Not Backing Down on Super Bowl Fine
  • ION to Launch 24-Hour I-Health Channel
  • Broadcast TV Gains Viewers
      Source: Media Week (US)
  • Setanta, Sky win Irish Premiership rights
      Source: Digital spy (UK)
  • Granite Plans to Make Interest Payment
      Source: TV Week
  • BBC chairman Grade to get 70% pay rise from shake-up
      Source: Scotsman
  • TAIWAN: Media watchdog outlines its policy goals for the year
      Source: Asia Media
  • Israel: High Court rejects petition against World Cup TV charges
      Source: Haaretz
  • Samsung brings TV phones to Europe just in time for World Cup
      Source: CNET News

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