Ten Sports still battling with distribution problem

With less than 10 days to go for the FIFA World Cup, Ten Sports is yet to put its distribution in place. The channel is still in negotiations with the...

What is happening to Splash - The Channel

Splash, the TV channel for kids, should be fairly weighed down by the developments it has experienced in the recent past. Word is around that the chan...

Zee rejects Star offer to sell 3% stake

The Zee group has rejected the offer made by the Star group to sell a 3 per cent stake in Zee Telefilms. Zee has, however, made it clear that STAR is...

Aaj Tak and Sahara win laurels at the 27th RAPA Award ceremony

The 27th RAPA (Radio and TV Advertising Practitioners' Association of India) Awards 2001 were held on the 17th of May 2002. Aaj Tak, the 24-hours Hind...

National Geographic Channel to start 'Science of sport' series today

In a bid to introduce new innovative, theme-linked content and to capture the excitement around sports, National Geographic Channel has launched a new...

SET in talks with NDTV for setting up of news channel

Sony Entertainment Network (SET) India is negotiating with New Delhi Television (NDTV) for setting up of current affairs and news channel. The initiat...

Government may grant concession to DTH companies

Although DTH has been a non-starter so far, the government may explore granting concessions to participating companies if they satisfy the government...

B4U defers IPO plans till the end of this year

The promoters of B4U Television Network have further deferred their plans for an initial public offering (IPO) till the end of this year. According to...

Other important matters stalls clearance of Cable TV Bill

The Cable Television Networks (Amendment) Bill, 2002, will have to wait till monsoon session, as the Rajya Sabha could not take up the Bill for discus...

Big B to host a new big prize game show

Star India is bringing Amitabh back in October this year to host a new big-prize game show.

Nickelodeon launches Chhota VJ Hunt

Smaller is smarter! Well this is true for Nickelodeon at least. So this time it's not the likes of Cyrus, Nikhil and Malaika who'll host the show, but...

Star plans to up its stake in Hathway Cabletel & Datacom

Star TV is planning to up its stakes in Hathway Bhawani Cabletel & Datacom Ltd, part of the Rajan Raheja Group.

Star Plus serialise Asoka, to replace Kamzoor Kadii Kaun

Star Plus is planning to serialise Asoka, a film starring Shah Rukh Khan and Kareena Kapoor. The new programme titled `Asoka - The Series' will aired...

LS passes Cable Television Network (Amendment) Bill 2002

The Lok Sabha yesterday passed the Cable Television Networks (Amendment) Bill 2002, paving the way for introduction of a conditional access system (CA...

B4U Movies plans to go pay in June

After having successfully tested its encryption system on April 29 in London, B4U Movies is planning to go pay in June. The movie channel, which scree...

Cable operators thank govt, while Broadcasters discuss loopholes in CAS

To thank the government, cable operators from all over the country met Information & Broadcasting Minister Sushma Swaraj yesterday. This follows the g...

Tamil Nadu cable operators coordination committee opposes the Bill

The Tamil Nadu Cable TV Operators Coordination Commitee described the Bill for ending cable TV monopoly as "outdated, useless and shocking" in view of...

English movie channels - does loyalty drive them?

HBO, Star Movies, AXN, Zee MGM and Hallmark- all English movie channels, but each one with a different persona, each one with a different set of audie...

B4U plans to add two music channels to its bouquet

B4U Television Network (India) plans to add two new music channels to its bouquet. This time, it is targeting the affluent NRI Punjabis and South Indi...

Zee pulls out the high-profile interactive and reality shows

Zee Telefilms' has pulled out it’s most ambitious experiments the interactive show 'Aap Jo Bolein Hain to Hain, Aap Jo Bolein Naa to Naa' and th...

IBF favours phased transition to CAS

The Indian Broadcasting Foundation members met in New Delhi yesterday to discuss the implication of the proposed Conditional Access Systems (CAS). The...

Tamil Nadu govt introduces Bill to regulate cable networks

The Tamil Nadu Government has introduced a Bill seeking to put in place a licensing system and regulate the functioning of cable television operators...

Discovery, Sony blacked out by Hathway Cable & Datacom

Sony Entertainment Television and the Discovery group of channels are off the Hathway Cable & Datacom network on account of a dispute over rate hike....

TEN Sports picking up steam; to beam Formula 1 and Manchester United Soccer

After picking up rights for the FIFA World Cup soccer, TEN Sports has now signed up with Formula 1 to beam the races in India. TEN sports will also be...