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Vectone channels disappear from Sky EPG

With the exception of one, the remaining Vectone channels have made yet another disappearance from the Sky EPG.Back in April, the Vectone channels had...

South Asia World to cease broadcasts

South Asia World is ceasing broadcast from midnight tomorrow.South Asia World was initially launched by Television Eighteen founder Ravi Bahl in the US two...

Sony opts out of ICC bidding process

Sony Entertainment Television Asia has withdrawn its bid for ICC cricket, which included audio-visual rights for 18 ICC tournaments starting from the second half...

Biz Asia Industry Whispers

Issue 34Rumour has it that a well-known Indian news channel group has plans of starting a dedicated entertainment channel.Disclaimer: 'Media 247.co.uk will be unable...

STAR One begins testing off Sky EPG

STAR TV's upcoming channel STAR One, which is due to launch on Monday 20th November has begun EPG testing today.STAR One will be the...

Big figures for BBC radio listening online

Listening of BBC radio stations online has seen an increase in popularity during September, according to stats available on MediaGuardian.BBC radio online material notched...

STAR Gold testing appears off the EPG

There's been development this morning on the two new STAR channels launching later this month on Sky Digital.STAR Gold, a 24 hour movies channels...

Biz Asia Industry Whispers

Issue 33According to onlookers at a recent club night, one of the presenters of a weekend film-based programme on a well-known UK radio station...

Al Jazeera International confirms launch date

Al Jazeera International, the new English-language news and current affairs channel will launch on Wednesday 15th November 2006.As we reported earlier this month, tests...

RAJAR results: BBC Asian Network back on top

The BBC Asian Network has over taken commercial rival Sunrise Radio in the latest RAJAR war, which sees the BBC station add 37,000 extra...

Biz Asia Industry Whispers

Issue 32A new film distributor is likely to set up shop early next year and there is much excitement within the industry and media...

Ofcom allows TV & radio channels sponsorship

Media regulator Ofcom has announced that it will be allowing advertisers to sponsor entire TV and radio channels for the first time.For the past...

Biz Asia Industry Whispers

Issue 31It seems that a distributor of a forthcoming film is planning to do away with television as an advertising medium altogether! It is...

Channel Punjab to stream on web

Recently launched Channel Punjab is set to broadcast its programmes across the World Wide Web.Channel Punjab which made its mark just over a month...

Al Jazeera International tests move up a notch

Al Jazeera International has moved a step closer in its launch on Sky Digital next month.The much awaited English version of the successful Al...

Radio Apni Awaz removed from Sky EPG

Bradford based Radio Apni Awaz has bid farewell to the Sky EPG as it continues to broadcast on 87.9FM in the region.However, officials at...

Noor TV delays launch of channel on Sky

Upcoming Islamic religious channel Noor TV has postponed its launch on Sky Digital.The Birmingham based channel was set to go live on Monday 23rd...

Sony’s Ten Sports acquisition deal collapses

Sony Entertainment Television Asia's deal to acquire a 50% stake in Taj Television, the Dubai-based holding company that owns Ten Sports has collapsed, according...

Biz Asia Industry Whispers

Issue 30Of all the advertisers in the market, film companies are known to be the most extremist and whimsical.The war between yet another distributor and...

TV18 to venture in film production

The owner of UK's South Asia World news channel TV18 has announced that it is set to delve into film production.Raghav Bahl who founded...