Daily News Snippets: Wed 31st August


BCCI: Cricket rights announcement after 8th Sept
The Board of Control for Cricket in India, BCCI, has assured to the Delhi High Court, that it will not hold a meeting of its marketing committee further till the HC orders the hearing on ZEE Telefilms petition challenging the eligibility conditions, which means BCCI will only decide on bids for cricket telecast rights in India for the next four years after September 8, 2005. BCCI gave the assurance to a Division Bench of Acting Chief Justice B A Khan and Justice Madan B Lokur, who heard the petition filed by ZEE Telefilms. Mukul Rohatagi, representing ZEE Telefilms has said the present set of eligibility conditions in the telecast rights tender is framed by the BCCI in a manner, which excludes them.

ZEE and ESPN Star Sports, both of them have bid for telecast rights of cricket matches to be played in India from October 2005 to September 2009. The court had made it to BCCI that either it should undertake not to decide the bids till the next date or an order would be passed to restrain it from doing so as in the event of the cricket body deciding the bids, the writ petition would become infructuous. (From TelevisionPoint)

The Rising making on ZEE Network
ZEE TV and ZEE Cinema will be showcasing an hour’s worth of making of this year’s hit movie The Rising-Mangal Pandey. The behind the scenes programme of the film was initially set for a screening last month but had been delayed due to copyright. The Making of The Rising will now be shown at the following times:
On ZEE TV on 03/09/2005 at 18:00
On ZEE Cinema on 04/09/2005 at 12:00

Jassi turns two years old
Sony Entertainment Television Asia’s flagship show Jassi Jaisi Koi Nahin is turning two years old tomorrow (1st September). Along with the celebrations is Jassi?s birthday bash that will unfold in the show from next week. Though the channel does not want to spell out what has been lined-up, it mentions that there will be lots of music and masti (Source: Mid-Day).

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