20 March 2006 Newsletter Subscription Email this Page Volume 16 - Issue No: 9







CNN IBN deal part of CNN’s strategy: Cramer

Chris Cramer says IBN deal is CNN’s strategy in English and regional languages with or without local partners.


Special Report
Toon channels hit the ground running

Channels use ground events to lure kids. Touch and feel factor imperative for direct connect.


Sony's Pix to focus on 8, 10 pm time bands
Sony's Pix to focus on two key bands 8 pm & 10 pm; to premiere directorial debut of actor Sean Penn 'The Indian Runner' in April.

Media firms must adapt to technology change: Murdoch

Shemaroo anti-piracy raids yields Rs 3 million booty

Navstar Media to buy Beijing B'casting & TV Media Co

Worldspace quarterly subscription revenue up by 160%

BBC Magazines to launch girls' lifestyle magazine 'Amy'

GRB Worldwide signs deal with BSkyB

Discovery US launches broadband educational service

UK leads in digital television viewing: Ofcom

Tandberg unveils next generation digital media solutions for IPTV market

Unilever, MindShare collaborate on TV series in Europe

Johnnie Walker to sponsor ESS' F1 coverage

UPS to sponsor Golf Focus on Star Sports

'Fifi & The Flower Tots' to launch on Hungama TV on 20 March Jigalova-Ozkan appointed as Walt Disney Russia managing director

Highlight - Dolly Thakore debuts in Hindi soap
Interview with Dolly Thakore
Grapevine - Kasautii problems Kay!

TV Ratings
Top 10 Programmes (26/02/2006 to 04/03/2006)
Doordarshan's Top 10
Top 10 In All TV Homes
Top 10 in Cable & Satellite Homes

Top 100 Programmes (26/02/2006 to 04/03/2006)
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Sun TV
Star One
Sony Entertainment
Gemini TV
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Today's Newsbreakers.......India
CAS in Chennai has solved only part of a big problem
What is CAS? And how does it work?
Yes, for broadcasters won’t agree to an a la carte choice
Dish TV, DD brace for Tata Sky’s entry
Gamers voice annoyance with Sony
Superstars on your palm top
An animated world
Small screen, big vision
  Source:Financial Express
`Avoid hasty decision on CAS'
Troubled expatriates seeking media help
Two filmmakers come together to launch `P365'
TTD, DD pact to produce serial on Lord Balaji
  Source:The Hindu
Television channel eyes cricket & real women for high TRPs
I saw the future of TV news... last week
TALKING POINT with Archana Puran Singh
Girl, interrupted
EAR SHOTS: Expensive show
Channel surf
TALKING POINT with Apara Mehta
The good son
Let there be light
  Source:Indian Express
Frames 2006 to begin in Mumbai
Look who's on your TV screen...
Sify to host Bangalore-centric video content on Web
Red Hat ties up with Lotus Learning
  Source:The Hindu Business Line
CAS on Prime Time
Microsoft, Anna varsity announce partnership
Red Hat ties up with Lotus Learning Systems
  Source: Business Standard
Someone’s nibbling at ‘share’ of entertainment channels
Salaam-Namaste! This is your inner voice speaking
Samir Soni’s doing up his dream home
Website on Augustine Volcano becomes Internet hotspot
Should CAS be made mandatory?
Desi cine lovers get French treat
Savoir Faire wins BEQ, Pune
Anu Malik ko gussa kyo aata hai?
  Source:Economic Times
Stolen: Prerna's mehenga mobile
Deepti visits Holy Land
Eijaz enters Nimmo as Kunal
Sonia's rescue act
International News
Sirius Satellite signs exclusive deals with Audi, VW
  Source: www.autonews.com
Afghanistan condemns ban on TV channels
  Source:Pajhwok Afghan News,
China to launch first TV bank
  Source: Xinhuanet
Commonwealth Games being ignored by media
  Source:Toronto Star
Spielberg Production Sued Over Haircut
  Source: CBS News
Commonwealth Games to be telecast on MediaCorp TV from Mar 18
  Source:Channel NewsAsia
BBC tones down news on China website
  Source: Financial Express (Bangladesh)
Media Prima's TV9 to reach 7m viewers
  Source: Business Times
S.Africa's Vodacom eyes pay-TV market - paper
FCC chief backs time limit on video license action
Sirius reaches accord with Universal, Warner Music
Korea: WBC Success Leads to Broadcasting Rights Controversy
BBC World has sights set on our Nicole
Guardian recruits writers to new online blog
  Source:Asians in Media
Indonesian state radio to broadcast news in 13 languages
  Source: Xinhua News Agency
South Korean Cell Phone Users Get Free Mobile TV
Longtime ABC News Anchor Bill Beutel Dies

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