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





Adlabs to foray into Hollywood movies
Adlabs Films Ltd is entering into Hollywood movies through AshoK Amritraj's Hyde Park Entertainment Group.


Kerala's first digital movie to hit 80 theatres
Kerala's EEDPL gearing up to release its 'Moonnaamathoraal' through satellite digital delivery system across the state.

Nielsen offers integrated, all-electronic TV ratings
Nielsen Media Research will provide integrated, all-electronic ratings for TV regardless of the platform on which it is viewed.

TV18 to bring internet biz under Web 18

Zee TV announces 'Mini Baazigar'

MediaCorp launches Chinese FM station on Visual Radior

Endemol appoints Rodriguez-Viña as chairman and CEO

Sifymax to offer Fiffa WC updates in five languages

2006 Fifa WC website attracts 5 million visitors

Fame Multiplexes launches mobile ticketing in 3 cities

2006 Banff World TV Fest inks notable deals

Fluid Audio's web site to be used to create micro site

BBC Worldwide appoints Danker as director, digi media

Ford's new promo features 'American Idol' Taylor Hicks

Summer vacation fuels 'Narnia' DVD sale in India

Highlight - Grapevine - Rajeev buys a bicycle!!!
Mini Baazigar on its way…
Chinagate, here we come!
The Week Ahead - Ghoom premieres on MTV

News Releases
Research cites Akamai as a leader in rich media content delivery

IIFA Weekend 2006 kicks off in City of Surprises
Amitabh Bachchan launches International Indian Film Academy commemorative book

TV Ratings
Top 10 Programmes (28/05/2006 to 03/06/2006)
Doordarshan's Top 10
Top 10 In All TV Homes
Top 10 in Cable & Satellite Homes

Top 100 Programmes (28/05/2006 to 03/06/2006)
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Ten Sports
Sun TV
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Today's Newsbreakers.......India
  • Times Group acquires newspaper co in Karnataka
  • Times of India Group acquires Vijayanand Printers
  • Hyde Park, Adlabs tie up for film-making
  • Entertainment income reduces as curtains fall on cinema halls
      Source: Times of India
  • Music channels ordered to run apology
  • Sun TV out, Jaya TV in
  • FM channel wars
  • World Cup on the radio
  • IIFA awards opening ceremony 'disappoints' fans
      Source: The Hindu
  • Pooja gets ad-venturous
  • Divya hits a high
  • On the sets of Mystery man Irrfan
  • ‘I’m very close to Vinit’
  • Let’s skip twenty
  • Bill Gates to 'transition out' of daily role at Microsoft
  • Three men, one woman and 15 slaps
  • Take Ten: Naman Shaw
  • Kahaani serial ki
      Source: Mid-day
  • HC saves Star from attack on obscenity
  • Mobile players to form Linux platform
      Source:Financial Express
  • Adlabs enters Hollywood
      Source: The Hindu Business Line
  • Adlabs Films enters into deal with Hyde Park Entertainment
  • Times Group buys Vijayanand Printers
  • Happily married: Brands & showbiz
  • Wisden group acquires Hawk-Eye Innovations
      Source: Economic Times
  • Akshay’s film on Zee before cinema release
      Source: radiosargam.com
  • Radio Active
      Source: Indian Express
  • Times group buys Vijaya Times, two Kannada dailies
  • Adlabs plans to set up film studio
  • Those wonderful men who make flying machines!
      Source:Business Standard
    International News
  • Bush signs law boosting TV, radio indecency fines
  • Telefonica Chile going after paid digital TV market
  • Disney park sued for wrongful death of 4-year-old
      Source: Reuters
  • NZ gov't announces free-to-air digital plan
      Source: People's Daily Online
  • CNN tops European news channels according to EMS
      Source: Brand Republic
  • Outdoor Channel, Time Warner reach deal
      Source: Business Week
  • BBC radio increases presence in the Arab world with Arabsat agreement
      Source: AME Info
  • Summertime, and broadcasters rolling out new shows to make TV viewing easy
      Source: www.canada.com
  • EU OKs English Premier League live rights auction
      Source: Scotsman
  • New MTV superband Supernova
      Source: Monsters and Critics
  • Gates stepping down from full-time Microsoft role
      Source: CNET News.com
  • Actor discusses 'Doctor Who' finale plot
      Source: Digital Spy (UK)
  • Logo cable channel turns to gay ghosts, soldiers
  • Virgin Records talent to make music on USA Network
      Source: Yahoo
  • Verizon, Public TV Strike Carriage Accord
  • MyNetworkTV Adds 10 Affils; Ups Coverage to 85%
      Source: Media Week (US)
  • Fox Networks Promotes Lang to VP for Business Development
  • 'Sesame Street' to Get New Character
      Source: TV Week
  • AOL says reviewing European Internet business
      Source: www.itnews.com.au
  • DirecTV to Add 1,000 Denver Jobs
      Source: www.rockymountainnews.com
  • Google: social networks around TV shows
      Source: Advanced - Television

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