Channel 4

  • Britain's TV channel to air first live show from space January 11, 2014

    London: Britain's Channel 4 said it will air the firstever live television show from space, tracking the International Space Station though a complete orbit around the Earth. 'Live from Space' will be broadcast on National Geographic Channel in 170 other countries. Besides glimpses of daily life aboard the ISS, the programme will...
  • Sex Box: Couples to have sex on Channel 4 show September 26, 2013

    New Delhi: It seems the small screen is leading a wave of revolution through its pathbreaking shows. A new show called 'Sex Box', to be aired on UK's Channel 4, will see a host interviewing couples right after intercourse. The channel has clarified that there will be no nudity as...
  • Sri Lanka investigates British TV footage on rights abuse May 15, 2013

    Colombo: The Sri Lankan government is investigating a controversial video footage aired by a British Channel accusing the army of war crimes during the final phase of the battle with the LTTE. This was conveyed to European Parliament by Sri Lankan Ambassador to European Union PM Amza on Tuesday, a government...
  • LTTE chief's son's death: Filmmaker claims he has more evidence February 20, 2013

    New Delhi: The US plans to introduce resolution on Sri Lankan war atrocities at the United Nations meet after report on coldblooded murder of LTTE Chief Prabhakaran's 12yearold son. Meanwhile, 'No Fire Zone' documentary maker Callum Macrae told CNNIBN that he has more evidence of atrocities on tape. The US plans...
  • SL calls film on Prabhakaran's son's murder 'motivated' February 20, 2013

    New Delhi: The Sri Lankan government has rejected a report on the army's coldblooded murder of LTTE chief Velupillai Prabhakaran's 12year old son. A British documentary had earlier shown photos of the late LTTE chief's son being fed while in the Sri Lankan government's custody. The next set of pictures...
  • Lanka dismisses TV show on Prabhakaran son's death February 19, 2013

    Colombo: A British channel has come out with a documentary featuring the pictures of the alleged coldblooded killing of LTTE chief Velupillai Prabhakaran's 12yearold son, which was on Tuesday dismissed by Sri Lanka as "lies, half truths and numerous forms of speculation". The Channel 4 documentary titled 'No War Zone:...
  • Was LTTE chief's son killed in cold blood? March 12, 2012

    New Delhi: A shocking new video released by Britain's Channel 4 could expose the alleged war crimes against LTTE in Sri Lanka. The video shows slain LTTE chief Prabhakaran's 12yearold son Balachandran's body stripped to the waist and with five bullet holes to the chest. The video has surfaced...
  • Execution video aired by British channel fake: Lanka September 8, 2009

    Colombo: Sri Lanka on Monday said its technical investigations had shown a video purporting to show Sri Lankan soldiers executing Tamils was faked and challenged the British TV station that aired it to refute its findings. The footage aired last month by Britain's Channel 4 shows men in military fatigues...
  • Big Brother 'too boring', to be scrapped soon August 26, 2009

    London: Big Brother, the British reality TV show that brought actress Shilpa Shetty into the international limelight, is to be scrapped because it is thought to be too boring, a newspaper reported on Wednesday. Britain's Channel 4 network is to take the controversial show off air after a fall in the...
  • Brit channel lets Iran prez speak on X-mas, slammed December 26, 2008

    London: An angry row erupted in Britain on Thursday over plans by a television station to broadcast a speech by Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad as an "alternative" to the traditional Christmas Day message by Queen Elizabeth II. The government of Prime Minister Gordon Brown criticised the decision by Channel 4, seen...
  • Miracle baby Lali becomes object of religious frenzy April 13, 2008

    Saini Village: A month-old baby Lali, some 50-kilometers from Delhi, is born with an extremely rare condition called a craniofacial disorder, which gives her four eyes, two noses, two mouths but just 2 ears. According to medical records, globally there are only 35 documented cases of this condition and only one...
  • Big Brother to take 'rest' for this season August 25, 2007

    New Delhi: After actress Shilpa Shetty made waves across the globe with Celebrity Big Brother, viewers will not be able to enjoy the celebrity series of the show this season. The 2008 series is being axed in the wake of the race row that engulfed the show's last run. Former Big Brother...
  • Shilpa row has Channel 4 red June 20, 2007

    London: Britain's Channel 4 will now apologise thrice for the racist row involving Shilpa Shetty on its Celebrity Big Brother show. UK television regulator Ofcom has ordered Celebrity Big Brother to apologise on air for the racial row in its last series involving Bollywood actress Shilpa Shetty. According to a statement issued...
  • Channel 4 lands in another racism row June 18, 2007

    New Delhi: Britain's Channel 4, facing flak over racial bullying of actor Shilpa Shetty on its Celebrity Big Brother reality show, landed in a fresh trouble after a teenager aired strong racist views on a new reality show. Shipwrecked star Lucy Buchanan, 18, on Monday...
  • Big Brother under Ch4 scanner June 18, 2007

    New Delhi: British broadcaster Channel 4 has ordered a review of the editorial practices followed in the making of the controversial reality show Celebrity Big Brother. The show has been under fire following racist comments made by Jade Goody against Indian actor Shilpa Shetty. The company has said the present series...
  • Curtains down on Big Brother show? June 17, 2007

    New Delhi: The racism controversy involving Bollywood star Shilpa Shetty seems to have dealt a death knell to British television Channel4's reality show Celebrity Big Brother, with the board of Channel 4 convening on Monday to discuss a possible termination of the seven-year-old reality TV programme. According to London’s Sunday Times,...
  • India 360: Race snobbery or farce? June 17, 2007

    New Delhi: Does the controversy surrounding Bollywood actor Shilpa Shetty in the UK reality show Celebrity Big Brother and the alleged racial abuse reflect the racism that still exists in 21st century Britain, or is simply the brainchild of a smart producer looking to jack up the TRP's of a...
  • Sponsor drops Celebrity Big Brother June 18, 2007

    New Delhi: The racial abuse of Indian actress Shilpa Shetty on reality show Celebrity Big Brother has cost UK’s Channel 4 loss of business. Carphone Warehouse, Europe's largest mobile phone retail chain, has stopped its sponsorship of the show because of the “behaviour of participants”. In a press statement, the company...
  • Sex no bar on Sony's Bigg Boss November 8, 2006

    Mumbai: Rumours are rife that Sony TV's recently launched Bigg Boss series, modelled on Channel 4's Big Brother, is not meant for family audiences. However, the channel denies this charge. The show, which went on air last week, is a reality show with 13 celebrities living together in a house for...
  • Cops seek details on Channel 4 sting op October 28, 2006

    Hyderabad: Police have requested UK-based Channel 4 television network to provide details about persons caught in a sting operation which purpotedly showed them offering to sell data from a city-based BPO company for money. "We have requested the British TV company to disclose the identity of the company, from where the...
  • IT's official: IT Act to be amended October 16, 2006

    New Delhi: With incidences of data pilferage threatening India's image as an outsourcing destination, the Government on Monday approved amendments in the IT Act 2000, to check information theft and online frauds. The decision at the Union Cabinet's meeting follows Prime Minister Manmohan Singh's assurance to investors abroad that India was...
  • New IT Act amendment for data security October 16, 2006

    New Delhi: With incidences of data pilferage threatening India's image as an outsourcing destination, the government on Monday approved amendments in the IT Act, 2000 to check information theft and online frauds. The decision at the Union Cabinet's meeting follows Prime Minister Manmohan Singh's assurance to investors abroad that India was...
  • PM to UK investors: Your data is safe October 12, 2006

    London: Prime Minister Manmohan Singh on Wednesday assured British investors that India has excellent standards for information protection, days after a UK-based channel made damning allegations about data theft from Indian call centres. "India adheres to all international codes and regulations pertaining to safety and protection of investments and Intellectual...
  • Stung NASSCOM sends VP to UK October 7, 2006

    London: A day after the Channel 4’s sting on data thefts in Indian call centres, Vice President, The National Association of Software and Services Companies (NASSCOM) Sunil Mehta was in London for some damage control. Mehta said that NASSCOM was in touch with the producers and a police investigation is...
  • Hunt on for Kolkata BPO middleman October 7, 2006

    Kolkata: An official probe is on after UK based Channel 4 aired a sting operation on Thursday on the theft of data from Indian call centres. The Criminal Investigations Department (CID) in Kolkata is looking for Sushant Chandak, a middleman shown to be selling customer details in the Channel 4...
  • Mixed reactions for UK BPO sting October 7, 2006

    New Delhi: The much-awaited, much-feared sting operation by UK-based Channel 4 on alleged sale of customers' personal data by Indian call centre workers was aired on Thursday night. The sting operation - the video footage of which is posted on Channel 4’s website - showed how data of thousands of...
  • US speaks up: BPOs must protect data October 6, 2006

    New Delhi: Amid allegations of theft of data from BPOs, the US on Friday said India needs to have a credible data protection regime in its own interest. "Data protection is an important issue," Mulford told reporters, adding that Washington had asked the government to ensure that. He said India needs...
  • BPO staff need ethical training: Poll October 6, 2006

    New Delhi: Even as the Indian BPO industry grapples with the pitfalls of a sting operation by British TV channel Channel 4, a Forensic Accounting Services agency claims the industry has been facing "repeated security failures” and “shocking data protection breaches” thanks to three inherent problems. The main reason behind...
  • Channel 4 sting operation hits BPOs October 7, 2006

    New Delhi: The much-awaited sting operation on data theft scandal in Indian BPOs was aired by Channel 4 on Thursday in the UK. The sting operation, video footage of which is posted on Channel 4’s website, has a potential to rake up a roaring controversy back home in India. The footage...
  • Alarm bells in Aus over UK BPO sting October 6, 2006

    Melbourne: A documentary revealing alleged sale of confidential material held by Indian call centres, has raised concern among Australians as they feel threatened about their personal details going overseas without permission. There is a substantial alarm over confidential details such as health and credit files being moved to countries where data...