29 June 2006 Newsletter Subscription Email this Page Volume 16 - Issue No: 94


Special Report

Digital cable heart of Zee's WWIL story
The first of a 4-part series on Zee's demerged entities examines WWIL, the cable side of the business.


Sony firms up 10 pm slot with new thriller 'Akela'

Sony's new thriller cum drama 'Akela' to launch on 4 July at 10 pm on Tuesdays; two more new weeklies to launch soon.

Soccer: Zee Sports sets itself Goal 2010 with AIFF
Zee Sports & AIFF are looking to spread the popularity of football over the next four years with a visionary project Goal 2010.

Sahara One Motion Pics appoints Sharma as biz head

BBC Worldwide's profits rise 62 per cent

Kerala cable ops protest luxury tax; go on token strike

Zoom attempts comedy with Santa & Banta Unlimited

DMK to distribute 30,000 TVs in September

Star and MediaCorp Studios to co-produce 'Angel Lover'

Women increasingly tuning in to the soccer World Cup

Visits grow for Fifa fan fest venues

Zoya Trunova is bbc russian.com editor

NBC to celebrate 80th birthday of singer Bennett

Nokia trials Mobile TV in Sweden using DVB-H tech

NBC, YouTube in strategic partnership

GlobeVision to distribute Korean television drama

AOL to launch an action sports network

IP video test & measurement mkt to hit $289 mn

Gale is MTV US EVP, new media, specialty film content

Titan Global unveils web music portal 'Titan Tunes'

American Telecom services launches Pay N' Talk phone on cable television

Madison encashes on Fifa fever with its soccer match

Apple unveils MacBook featuring Intel processors

DIC Entertainment & AOL partner to create strategic TV & online progamming block

Highlight - Interview with Rajshri Thakur
Mini walks out of Popkorn
Akela - Poised for action!

News Release
ESPN STAR Sports announces new appointments
N. India leads India’s organized retail growth: McDonald’s MD Vikram Bakshi
MCCS picks up 9 metals - 5 Golds, 3 Silver & 1 Bronze
Channel 7 unveils its anthem: 'Karna Hai to Karna Hai'
'Hostage' to air on Star Movies on Friday at 9 pm
Owner's Emvie, Radio One's Pride
[V] bags 'Rocket Award' at the Promax & BDA Awards
JDM announces 'Business Plan Competition'

TV Ratings
Top 10 Programmes (11/06/2006 to 17/06/2006)
Doordarshan's Top 10
Top 10 In All TV Homes
Top 10 in Cable & Satellite Homes

Top 100 Programmes (11/06/2006 to 17/06/2006)
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Today's Newsbreakers.......India
  • Saregama India posts net profit of Rs 8.87 cr
  • UTV Software, Pyramid Saimira eye tie-up
  • UK-based publishing co in JV with India
  • UTV inks $14m production deal with 2 Hollywood cos
  • Airtel plans to increase number of Internet users
  • EMI, Warner Music in $4.6-bn takeover feud
      Source: Economic Times
  • Kerala cable operators stage blackout
  • Animax to target youth
  • Parragon Publishing sets up Indian subsidiary
  • Kerala cable operators stage blackout
  • Apple MacBook with Intel Core Duo processor
  • India Infoline: Up on value pick
      Source: The Hindu Business Line
  • Chandigarh: FM soon to spell fun, music in city
      Source: Indian Express
  • Nokia sues 2 Chinese cos for copying
  • EMI increases bid for Warner Music to $4.6 billion
  • News Corp may tie up with Macquarie to re-bid for PCCW
  • VSNL to clock $2.5 bn revenues in FY07
      Source: Financial Express
  • Essel Group seeks sops for Rs 80 cr MP project
  • Wireless to drive broadband spread
  • TN to distribute 30,000 TVs in September
      Source:Business Standard
  • 3-D animation film planned on Krishna
  • Shooting rates slashed, Tamil film industry buoyant
  • Future belongs to 3D animation: Anjan Cariappa
  • Nokia phones to come with Yahoo applications
      Source: Hindu
  • No cable TV for Keralites till dusk
  • Russia to launch 24-hour news channel
  • Nokia plans mobile phone TV trial
  • Shaan to host ‘Little Champ’
  • Laugh’s like that
  • Mystery maiden: Narayani Shastri
      Source: DNA
  • Why is Nauheed back on TV?
  • Ketki's daughter gives her competition!
      Source: Times of India
    International News
  • World Cup fails to spur German TV ad boom -experts
  • Time Warner says CFO cleared in review
  • T.Italia bids for AOL's French, German units
      Source: Reuters
  • News Corp. may join bid for PCCW assets
      Source: Marketwatch
  • UK World Cup 2006 TV audiences plateau
      Source: Brand Republic
  • Canadian TV Network Under Fire
      Source: www.postchronicle.com
  • Comcast changes policy to fight Internet porn
      Source: www.rockymountainnews.com
  • "Lost" Star Discovers Matrimony
  • Jolie Gets Time Warner's CNN Big Ratings
      Source: Yahoo
  • Vivendi sells Dupont for $671M
      Source: www.thestar.com
  • Chase to Sponsor CNN's Podcasts
  • Senate Panel OKs Franchising Bill; Prospects Unclear
  • FNC Tops CNN For 18 Straight Qtrs.; 25-54 Dips For Both
  • Scarborough Study: VOD Users Most Drawn to Reality TV
      Source: Media Week (US)
  • NBC Plans Tony Bennett Birthday Special
      Source: Forbes
  • 27% of UK 3G subscribers download music on mobile
      Source: DM Europe
  • Comcast Buys Internet Video Software Firm thePlatform
  • Senate Committee Jumps in on FCC Media Rules Push
      Source: TV Week
  • JumpTV signs Dubai channels
      Source: AME Info
  • BBC Worldwide posts record profits
  • ITV wins two-year UEFA rights deal
      Source: Media Week (UK)

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