The seventh consecutive Broadcast India '97, a three-day annual event, began here Thursday at the World Trade Center, with more than 65 exhibitors taking stands to display their latest equipment over…
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India's censorship battles over "Kama Sutra" aren't over yet. After a protracted struggle with Indian censors (Daily Variety, Dec. 27, 1966), the English-lingo version of Mira Nair's "Kama Sutra" was…
In a sign of just how jittery the current Indian government is concerning foreign penetration of its broadcast skies, the authorities have asked Star TV CEO Rathikant Basu for his resignation.
Government-backed body the Indian Trade Promotion Organization (ITPO) will for the first time sponsor a full-scale Film Fair in New Delhi from Aug. 23-31, heralding the 50th anniversary of India's…
In a sign of the growing pressure to loosen control of the media by the Indian government, the country's broadcast minister Jaipal Reddy said last week the ban on foreign companies beaming TV…
Kamalbai Gokhle, the first Indian woman to act in an Indian movie, died in Pune City, India, on May 17 in the centenary year of Indian cinema. She was 97.
BOMBAY — Opposition grows louder each day to India’s Broadcast Bill, termed draconian by some of its critics. Business and media circles have been dismayed at the bill’s proposals to set up an…
BOMBAY — Barely in the saddle, India’s new Prime Minister Inder Gujral, a former media maven, and his cabinet have quickly approved a new broadcast bill, which now goes to Parliament for…
Director Mira Nair is suing India's Bombay High Court for harassment, in an attempt to win permission to screen her pic "Kama Sutra --- A Tale of Love" in her home country.
BOMBAY — Indian-born producer Ashok Amritraj said last week that his L.A.-based company, Amritraj Solomon Communications, which he runs in partnership with international TV veteran Michael J…
BOMBAY — At a press conference Wednesday, execs from Rupert Murdoch’s Star TV unveiled details of its latest satellite service ISkyB — the first such high-tech, direct broadcast satellite service to…
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