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‘Ek Tha Tiger’ not anti-Pakistan, assures Kabir Khan


July 11th, 2012 - 1:30 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, July 11 (IANS) Director Kabir Khan is upset after "Ek Tha Tiger" promos were banned in Pakistan following allegations that it portrays the neighbouring country's intelligence agency in ... Read more...

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Ready to meet digitalisation deadline: Cable TV operators


June 1st, 2012 - 10:14 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, June 1 (IANS) With digitalisation of television networks in all four metros of the country due on July 1 this year,cable operators and multiple system operators (MSOs) Friday said ... Read more...

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Company manager shot dead in Meerut


April 12th, 2012 - 11:25 pm ICT by IANS
Meerut, April 12 (IANS) Three unidentified criminals shot dead a manager of a cable company here Thursday, police said.One shopkeeper was also critically injured when he tried to rescue ... Read more...

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Pakistani newspapers set aflame in Karachi


March 21st, 2012 - 1:26 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, March 21 (IANS) The driver of a newspaper truck was abducted and thousands of newspapers were set ablaze Wednesday morning in Karachi, a media report said.Jang Press driver ... Read more...

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Shooting at Pakistani news channel office


March 20th, 2012 - 12:24 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, March 20 (IANS) Gunmen opened fire at a Geo News office in Karachi and smashed the windows of the news channel's satellite van, a media report said Tuesday.The Geo ... Read more...

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Cable men stop beaming entertainment channels in MP


March 16th, 2012 - 7:54 pm ICT by IANS
Bhopal, March 16 (IANS) Angered by the imposition of 20 percent entertainment tax by the state government, Cable TV operators and multi-system operators in Madhya Pradesh have jointly decided ... Read more...

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TV channels blanked out during Bangladesh rally


March 12th, 2012 - 8:36 pm ICT by IANS
Dhaka, March 12 (IANS) At least three satellite television channels in Bangladesh were Monday blanked out ahead of a rally held by the opposition Bangladesh Nationalist Party (BNP), a media ... Read more...

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Tata Sky gearing up to meet demand post-digitisation


February 15th, 2012 - 8:48 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, Feb 15 (IANS) Direct-to-Home (DTH) broadcaster Tata Sky is gearing up to meet the demand for new connections that would come up from the four metros following digitisation ... Read more...

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Broadcasters hail passing of digitalisation bill


December 14th, 2011 - 8:34 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 14 (IANS) A day after the Lok Sabha passed a bill to fast-track digitalisation of cable TV, top broadcasters Wednesday said the move will enable India's ... Read more...

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Bill to digitalise cable TV passed by Lok Sabha


December 13th, 2011 - 8:16 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 13 (IANS) A bill aimed at fast-tracking the digitalisation of cable TV was passed by Lok Sabha Tuesday, with the government assuring cable operators that the ... Read more...

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Pakistan blocks BBC


November 30th, 2011 - 1:52 pm ICT by IANS
London, Nov 30 (IANS) Pakistan has blocked the BBC over a documentary that questions Islamabad's commitment to the war against terror, the broadcaster said.BBC said that Pakistani cable television ... Read more...

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Tamil Nadu’s Arasu cable TV mulls Chennai operations


November 22nd, 2011 - 10:57 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, Nov 22 (IANS) The state-owned Tamil Nadu Arasu Cable TV Corporation (TNACTV) is exploring the feasibility of starting its services in the state capital and has sought details from ... Read more...

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Cabinet clears digitisation of TV broadcasts


October 13th, 2011 - 3:52 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 13 (IANS) In a key step that will benefit both the cable and satellite TV industry and consumers, the government Thursday cleared an ordinance that seeks ... Read more...

Posted in Entertainment |

News channels should open up to more intensive audit (Comment)


September 11th, 2011 - 2:12 pm ICT by IANS
Forty news channels in the country, organised under the banner of the News Broadcasters Association (NBA), have demanded from TAM Media Research, the principal audience ratings agency, that viewer data is ... Read more...

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FDI limit hike proposed in broadcasting sector


August 9th, 2011 - 9:12 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 9 (IANS) The government has proposed to hike foreign direct investment (FDI) limit in the broadcasting sector, the Lok Sabha was informed Tuesday.Minister of State for Information ... Read more...

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Check on Tamil Nadu cable operators’ licenses


August 5th, 2011 - 1:22 am ICT by IANS
Chennai, August 4 (IANS) Police Thursday started checking local television cable operators, including those being run by kin of DMK leaders, to see whether they hold proper licence to operate ... Read more...

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Court restricts cable operators from showing ‘Thank You’


April 7th, 2011 - 6:18 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 7 (IANS) The Delhi High Court Thursday restrained cable operators nationwide from distributing, telecasting and broadcasting the forthcoming release "Thank You" and/or otherwise infringing the copyright, ... Read more...

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Reliance Broadcast to launch a TV channel


March 28th, 2011 - 7:18 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, March 28 (IANS) Marking its entry into the regional entertainment space, Reliance Broadcast Network Limited (RBNL) will launch a new channel titled Big Magic for the Hindi heartland April ... Read more...

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Court bans illegal telecast of World Cup cricket matches (Lead)


February 21st, 2011 - 9:04 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 21 (IANS) The Delhi High Court has restrained around 144 cable operators across the country from telecasting the ongoing cricket World Cup, which they did by unauthorisedly accessing signals ... Read more...

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Court stops unauthorised telecast of Cricket World Cup


February 21st, 2011 - 8:29 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 21 (IANS) The Delhi High Court Monday restrained over 140 cable operators across the country from telecasting the ongoing cricket World Cup, which they did by unauthorisedly accessing signals ... Read more...

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Cable operators-broadcaster tiff upsets cricket fans


February 20th, 2011 - 5:21 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, Feb 20 (IANS) A tussle between cable operators and ESPN Star Sports -- the World Cup's official broadcaster -- has deprived thousands of cricket enthusiasts in this union territory and neighbouring ... Read more...

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Notice to Telegu TV channel for showing visuals of violence


January 8th, 2011 - 6:11 pm ICT by IANS
Hyderabad, Jan 8 (IANS) Amid the mounting criticism on curbs imposed on media covering the agitation for a Telangana state, Hyderabad Police Saturday issued notice to a Telugu television channel for ... Read more...

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Lift media curbs on Telangana, rights panel urged


January 7th, 2011 - 5:42 pm ICT by IANS
Hyderabad, Jan 7 (IANS) The Telangana lawyers' joint action committee (JAC) has sought the intervention of the Andhra Pradesh State Human Rights Commission to lift the restrictions imposed on media coverage ... Read more...

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Exercise restraint on Telangana report, news channels told


December 29th, 2010 - 5:55 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi/Hyderabad, Dec 29 (IANS) The central government has asked the electronic media to exercise restraint in the coverage of the Srikrishna committee's report on the demand for a separate ... Read more...

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Shiv Sena says Colours has apologised


October 15th, 2010 - 3:58 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Oct 15 (IANS) The Shiv Sena has allowed cable operators here to air Colors after the channel apologized for including two Pakistani stars in the reality show "Big Boss 4", a ... Read more...

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Mumbai cable operators block Colors against ‘Big Boss’ (Lead)


October 14th, 2010 - 12:05 am ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Oct 13 (IANS) Acting on an appeal from a senior Shiv Sena leader, most cable operators in Mumbai and Thane Wednesday blocked Colors TV, the channel that airs reality show "Bigg ... Read more...

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Deposit entertainment tax, Gujarat court tells TataSky


October 13th, 2010 - 7:59 pm ICT by IANS
Gandhinagar, Oct 13 (IANS) The Gujarat High Court Wednesday directed TataSky, providing direct to home (DTH) service, to deposit entertainment tax for the April-June quarter as demanded by the state government.A ... Read more...

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Jammu Muslims protest Quran desecration in US


September 13th, 2010 - 8:15 pm ICT by IANS
Jammu, Sep 13 (IANS) Muslims Monday held protests across Jammu region following reports of the Quran being desecrated in the US. Massive protests were held in Doda, Kishtwar, Rajouri and Poonch ... Read more...

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Kashmir, Punjab flare up after rumours of Quran burning in US


September 13th, 2010 - 5:54 pm ICT by IANS
Srinagar/Chandigarh, Sep 13 (IANS) Florida pastor Terry Jones did not go ahead with threats to burn the Quran, but rumours that copies of the holy book had been desecrated in the US ... Read more...

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Kashmir bans Iranian TV channel after Quran burning reports


September 13th, 2010 - 5:06 pm ICT by IANS
Srinagar, Sep 13 (IANS) The Jammu and Kashmir government Monday banned local cable operators from airing Iranian TV channel Press TV after protesters in the valley defied curfew and took to the ... Read more...

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Blocking TV channels’ transmission criminal, says Pak Chief Justice


August 14th, 2010 - 3:58 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad, Aug 14(ANI): Pakistan Chief Justice Iftikhar Mohammad Chaudhry has said that blocking the transmission of television channels, including the Karachi-based Geo News, was criminal.Chaudhry made these remarks during a hearing of ... Read more...

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Petition filed in Pak Supreme Court over TV channels blocking row


August 12th, 2010 - 2:29 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad, Aug 12(ANI): A petition has been filed in the Supreme Court of Pakistan over the blocking of transmission of some TV channels, including Karachi-based Geo News, for airing reports regarding the ... Read more...

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Netflix And Epix Formalize A Programming Deal


August 11th, 2010 - 7:51 pm ICT by Pen Men At Work
August 11, 2010 (Pen Men at Work): Netflix Inc happens to be a streaming and mail-in rental business. Netflix happens to be an online video rental site. It has now arrived at ... Read more...

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Pak Human Rights Commission slams attacks on media over Zardari shoe hurling reports


August 10th, 2010 - 12:18 pm ICT by ANI
Lahore, Aug 10(ANI): The Human Rights Commission of Pakistan (HRCP) has condemned Sunday's attacks on the media, including the blocking of transmission of the Karachi-based Geo News.The transmission of Geo News was ... Read more...

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Pak’s Geo News blocked over reports of shoe hurling at Zardari


August 9th, 2010 - 12:22 pm ICT by ANI
Karachi, Aug 9(ANI): The transmission of Karachi-based Geo News was blocked overnight in various parts of Pakistan after the channel aired reports regarding hurling of shoes at President Asif Ali Zardari during ... Read more...

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