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  • PM Modi congratulates TV channels for showing dirt on streets left by Diwali celebrations October 25, 2014

    New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday congratulated TV channels for showing dirty streets after Diwali celebrations, saying telecasting such visuals would create awareness among people about the importance of cleanliness. The Prime Minister, who launched the Swachh Bharat Abhiyan on October 2, also congratulated the people who participated in...
  • LS polls: BJP, TV channels run risk of violating poll law on manifesto April 5, 2014

    New Delhi/Patna: BJP and the electronic media run the risk of falling foul of the provisions of law if the party releases its manifesto on April 7 and TV channels telecast it on the day polling in the nine-phased Lok Sabha elections begins in Tripura and Assam. However, the party is...
  • TWTW: Cyrus enacts Rahul's interview to a TV news channel February 2, 2014

    In this week's 'The Week That Wasn't', Cyrus Broacha takes on Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi over his interview to a TV news channel where he kept on repeating his party's initiative on RTI. ...
  • TWTW: Cyrus takes on Rahul Gandhi over his first TV interview February 2, 2014

    In this week's 'The Week That Wasn't', Cyrus Broacha does a 'dramatic reconstruction' of Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi's interview to a private news channel. ...
  • Pakistani TV channels fined Rs 1 crore for excessive Indian content November 18, 2013

    Islamabad: Ten entertainment television channels in Pakistan have been slapped with Rs 1 crore fine for airing excessive Indian and foreign content, a media report said on Monday. Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority imposed the fine on the channels and issued warning letters to them to desist from such practice...
  • Must for cable-operators to show 21 DD channels in major cities September 8, 2013

    New Delhi: Cable TV operators in more than 40 major cities will now have to mandatorily show 21 Doordarshan and three other channels to their consumers. Sources told PTI that the Information and Broadcasting ministry has issued a notification as per which cable operators must show...
  • Egypt: Army shuts down 3 TV channels, restricts Al Jazeera July 4, 2013

    Cairo: Egypt's militaryled authorities shut down three Islamistrun TV stations on Wednesday including one operated by the Muslim Brotherhood after President Mohamed Morsi was toppled by the army, drawing a statement of concern from a press freedom watchdog. The security forces also raided the offices of Al Jazeera's Egyptian news channel...
  • Talk show panelists are involved in pornography: Mamata June 20, 2013

    Galsi: Under attack from the Opposition and a section of intellectuals over the recent incident of rape and murder of a college student, Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Thursday alleged that panelists of some local TV news channels critical of her were involved in pornography. "Two or three incidents (of...
  • TAM hits out at TV channels for making false 'Number 1' claims May 14, 2013

    New Delhi: At any given time, one would see a flurry of advertisements issued by different TV channels, all claiming to be number 1 at the same time. Now ratings agency TAM says that its data is being selectively used and misrepresented to make these tall claims. In an advisory...
  • Iraq suspends AlJazeera and 9 Iraqi TV channels April 29, 2013

    Baghdad: Iraqi authorities suspended the operating licenses of panArab broadcaster AlJazeera and nine Iraqi TV channels on Sunday after accusing them of escalating sectarian tension. The move signaled the Shiiteled government's mounting worries over deteriorating security amid Sunni unrest and clashes that have left more than 180 people dead in...
  • Egypt court orders belly dancing station off air February 17, 2013

    Cairo: A court in Egypt has ordered a TV channel that airs belly dancing clips off the air for showing "sexually explicit" content and operating without a broadcast license. The judge on Saturday said that ElTet airs ads that are "offensive" and can "arouse" viewers. The station carries advertisements for sexual...
  • There is no direct connection between the RJs' call and Jacintha's death: PN Vasanti December 13, 2012

    Jacintha Saldanha, a 46yearold nurse of Indian origin in the UK, reportedly committed suicide after falling victim to a prank by Australian radio jockeys Mel Greig and Michael Christian of 2Day FM. Greig and Christian impersonated the Queen and the Prince of Wales to extract information about the health of...
  • Andhra CM's aides shopping for TV Channel? September 7, 2012

    Hyderabad: Top Congress leaders in the state are suddenly evincing interest in gaining control over television channels. If PCC president Botcha Satyanarayana is already in talks to take over a channel, close associates of chief minister Kiran Kumar Reddy are said to be engaged in a similar exercise. Quite a...
  • Egypt's veiled news anchor stirs debate September 4, 2012

    Cairo: Egypt's first veiled newsreader on state television has drawn support from many viewers for ending an unwritten rule under ousted Hosni Mubarak that kept covered women out of the top job, although some fretted it could herald social restrictions. Fatma Nabil appeared on television on Sunday evening wearing makeup, a...
  • Now, blink and flick TV channels September 3, 2012

    London: You can now blink and change channels on your TV, thanks to a latest discovery called the Eye Control TV. Manufactured by the Chinese consumer electronics firm Haier, Eye Control TV comes with a bulky device that you place in front of your TV, and with a determined blink you...
  • Modi slams Congress over ban of TV channel August 27, 2012

    Ahmedabad: Accusing the Congress of being "intolerant" to criticism, Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday hit out at the opposition party in the state over "banning" a regional TV channel from covering its events. Modi also slammed the Congress for what he called the country's...
  • When channels refuse break, Ekta's soaps take leaps August 10, 2012

    Mumbai: Film producer and TV czarina Ekta Kapoor says TV channels' refusal to give a few months break to shows forces her to incorporate leaps in her shows. "If channels tell me today that we don't want a leap and we'll give you a threemonth break and you start from where...
  • TV channels 'spreading vulgarity': Pak CJ August 6, 2012

    Islamabad: Chief Justice Iftikhar Chaudhry on Sunday observed that Pakistani TV channels were "spreading vulgarity" and sought a record of all programmes against the judiciary as the Supreme Court heard an application against obscenity on television. During proceedings on the application filed by former judge Wajihuddin Ahmed and former JamaateIslami chief...
  • AP Cong needs own paper, channel: Panel July 26, 2012

    Hyderabad: The Congress in the state is in dire need of a newspaper and a TV channel of its own to propagate its ideology and publicise its welfare schemes, the ministerial committee, set up to look into the partys debacle in the recent bypolls, says in its primary report. The...
  • Carlos Slim launches new TV channel on Internet July 18, 2012

    Mexico City: Mexican billionaire Carlos Slim debuted as owner and producer of the new online television channel Ora.tv, with the participation of his pal Larry King. The platform, announced early this year, will create a wide range of ondemand programmes with original content that will go beyond traditional formats and can...
  • Act against Guwahati TV channel: activist July 15, 2012

    Guwahati: Team Anna member Akhil Gogoiled Krishak Mukti Sangram Samiti on Sunday demanded action against a citybased private channel which aired the video of the molestation of the girl on July 9. Activists of the KMSS, India Against Corruption and Nari Mukti Sangram Samiti on Sunday took out a procession in...
  • Bangalore: Infotainment channel on 4 trains July 11, 2012

    Bangalore: After the successful launch of infotainment in fourday trains in Mysore Division, the Bangalore Division of South Western Railways (SWR) has launched the same facility on four new trains. The infotainment channel Go TV aims to upgrade the travel experience of passengers by offering real time information and entertainment,...
  • Assam govt's TV channel to go on air in 2013 May 19, 2012

    Guwahati: The Assam government on Saturday announced that its planned TV channel would go on air in January 2013 and it would focus on sectors like agriculture, education, health and tourism. This was decided at a meeting of Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi along with senior members of his Cabinet and other...
  • TRAI concedes to broadcasters' demand, bars 'placement fee' May 14, 2012

    New Delhi: Conceding to a major demand of broadcasters, telecom regulator TRAI on Monday barred MultiSystem Operators (MSOs) from demanding 'placement fee' from channels in lieu of placing them in select slots. In a statement issued on Monday, the Telecom Regulatory Authority of India said it had issued amendments to the...
  • WB Govt's channel to counter negative publicity April 21, 2012

    Kolkata: Mamata Banerjee has also announced that the West Bengal government will launch its own current affairs television channels and a newspaper. The Trinamool Chief had accused a section of the media of painting a bad picture of her government. With her former supporters turning vociferous critics a clearly perturbed...
  • WB govt to get its own TV channel, says Mamata April 21, 2012

    Kolkata: After asking people not to watch certain channels, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Saturday said that the state would launch its own television channel and newspaper. The Trinamool Congress chief said that the television channel and the newspaper would publicise the activities and achievements of the government. "In one...
  • UK: 3 jailed for killing Sikh TV channel CEO March 1, 2012

    London: Three people have been sentenced to lengthy terms in jail for the killing of a prominent Indianorigin television executive in 2011 in a sensational case in Britain. Gagandip Singh, 21, was allegedly lured to a house in Brighton by medical student Mundill Kaur Mahil, 20, with whom he was in...
  • 'Restrain TV channels from terror coverage' February 26, 2012

    New Delhi: Upset over the coverage of the attack on an Israeli diplomat's car, Delhi Police have complained to News Broadcasting Standards Authority (NBSA) asking it to restrain TV channels from telecasting "unverified and unconfirmed" information. Though no specific news item was mentioned, police claimed that time and again reporters of...
  • Spain federation to sue French TV for Nadal joke February 9, 2012

    Madrid: The Spanish tennis federation said it plans to sue a French TV channel for using its logo in a video that poked fun at Rafael Nadal. In the video skit on the satirical programme called The Puppets, a lifesize cartoon figure of Nadal is shown urinating into a gas tank...
  • China launches first 3D TV channel January 2, 2012

    Beijing: China's first 3D television channel started a trial broadcast Sunday, officials said. The channel China 3D TV Trial Channel is being jointly operated by China Central Television (CCTV) and five local TV stations in Beijing, Tianjin, Shanghai, Jiangsu and Shenzhen. It will be formally launched during the upcoming...