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FCC continues to attack net neutrality

New York, NY, December 21, 2010 (Washington Bangla Radio / TROMA) As Troma President Lloyd Kaufman has warned, the FCC cannot be trusted to preserve and fight for Net Neutrality. The New York Times published an article today highlighting the battle the FCC continues to wage against freedom of expression on the Internet.

The Oprah Winfrey Show celebrity special guests for tapings at the Sydney Opera House

Sydney, Australia, Dec 14, 2010 (Washington Bangla Radio / PRUrgent) Some of Australia’s biggest stars will join Oprah when she tapes two special episodes at the Sydney Opera House on Tuesday 14 December. Russell Crowe, Bindi Irwin, Hugh Jackman, Nicole Kidman and Keith Urban, and Olivia Newton-John are all confirmed to appear across the two shows. Rock legends Bon Jovi will perform some of their greatest hits and hip-hop superstar Jay-Z will stop by for a special surprise. Plus, a soaring finale will feature special guests and a one-time-only musical performance with Australia’s John Foreman and his orchestra.

Two shows will be taped at the Sydney Opera House on 14 December, each with approximately 6,000 audience members. The “Oprah” show received more than 350,000 total requests for tickets to the tapings. Of the seats awarded through an online lottery system, more than 95% have been given to Australian residents. The sold-out tickets were available free of charge.


JALSAGHAR (Bengali, 1958) The Music Room Satyajit Ray's Iconic Indian Film Online VOD Release

JALSHAGHAR The Music Room Satyajit Ray Indian Movie PosterCalcutta, Dec 20, 2010 (Washington Bangla Radio) Among the best of  brilliant films in Indian Cinema history, Satyajit Ray's JALSHAGHAR (The Music Box) opened in 1958 with the legendary performance by Chhabi Biswas with co-stars Padma Devi, Pinaki Sengupta, Gangapada Basu, Tulsi Lahiri, Kali Sarkar, Waheed Khan, Begum Akhtar, Bismillah Khan, Tulsi Chakraborty, Salamat Ali Khan and others each delivering enactments that would stay etched in the mind of cinema lovers across the world forever.

Satyajit Ray adapted the film from a powerful Bengali story by Tarashankar Banerjee. The film features none other than Ustad Vilayat Khan as the music director.

Watch the full Bengali movie online from Rajshri Bangla via Washington Bangla Radio.



Bharti Airtel ipTV Service Annouced For Bangalore -2nd City in India to get Internet TV after Delhi

Bangalore, India, Dec 11, 2010 (Washington Bangla Radio / PRLog) Bharti Airtel, a leading global telecommunications company with operations in 19 countries across Asia and Africa, today announced the expansion of its Triple Play proposition to Bangalore. The announcement follows a successful run of ipTV operations in Delhi NCR region. With Triple Play, Airtel offers customers the opportunity of simultaneously enjoying voice, broadband and television (ipTV) all on a single line.

Airtel ipTV will come to customers through a strong backbone of Carrier Ethernet Network with last mile delivery on copper using ADSL2+ technology, which will enable superior digital video and audio quality.


Dish TV Becomes Asia’s Largest DTH Service, Crosses 9 Million Customer Mark

NOIDA, India, November 16, 2010 (Washington Bangla Radio / PRLog) Dish TV, Leader in Indian DTH market announces a significant milestone of becoming Asia’s largest DTH Company and is now the preferred choice of more than 9 million subscribers.

Continuing its subscriber acquisition spree, Dish TV attained an unparalleled 1 million subscriber additions in less than three months. Having reached the momentous 8 million subscribers mark in the last week of August ’10, the 9 million number implies an almost twofold increase over its average subscriber addition run-rate off late.  Having already added 2.1 million subscribers since April ‘10, Dish TV seems right on course to achieve the management guided 3 million plus subscriber acquisition target for the current fiscal.


Dish TV India and Content Protection Provider Conax Deepen Ties

Noida, India, November 14, 2010 (Washington Bangla Radio / PR.com)-- Dish TV and content protection provider Conax further their long-term partnership. Part of Essel Group Venture, Dish TV is India’s largest and fastest growing DTH platform - experiencing exceptional growth since launch of its DTH operations in 2004. Renowned for its unique security record, content security provider Conax has provided the platform with smart cards for 7 years. To date, Dish TV has demonstrated a significant impact on the Indian market with 8.9 million Conax smart cards.

Dish TV is market leader in the highly competitive Indian pay-TV market, both in size and scale of growth.



Shortlist for Association for International Broadcasting AIB International Media Excellence Awards 2010

Cranbrook, Kent, United Kingdom, 10/22/2010 (Washington Bangla Radio / NewswireToday) The shortlisted entries for the 2010 AIBs, international media excellence awards, have been announced by the Association for International Broadcasting. The 98 chosen entries come from Africa, America, Asia, Australia and Europe.

The Association for International Broadcasting (AIB) has announced the shortlist for the 2010 AIBs, the International Media Excellence Awards, selected from a record number of entries submitted this year from countries as diverse as China, France, Germany, India, New Zealand, Qatar, Russia, South Africa, UK and the USA, to name but a few.


Interview - IBN-Lokmat Great Bhet with Marathi film actor Ashok Saraf

Mumbai, Oct 22, 2010 (Washington Bangla Radio / prlog) IBN-Lokmat presents an exhilarating episode of Great Bhet with the versatile actor ‘Ashok Saraf’.

IBN-Lokmat brings for its viewers a stimulating episode of Great Bhet. This episode will showcase the Indian actor and Comedian Ashok Saraf. He is well-known for his great comedy and is considered to be one of the best Marathi actors. Nikhil Wagle, Editor, IBN-Lokmat continues his conversation in an exclusive Great Bhet on Saturday, 23rd October 2010 at 9:30 pm.


Watch full Hollywood Classic Horror Movie Night of the Living Dead Free Online

Arlington, VA, October 26, 2010 (Washington Bangla Radio / PRWEB) On October 8, 2010, President Obama signed the 21st Century Communications and Video Accessibility Act. VITAC and the American Council of the Blind were there for the signing of this historic legislation, which expands captioning to the Internet and reinstates video description requirements for broadcast television.

For Halloween 2010, VITAC, in conjunction with the American Council of the Blind’s Audio Description Project, presents the classic horror film "Night of the Living Dead," captioned, described, and presented on VITAC’s website, YouTube, and ACBRadio.


Somoy TV Bangladeshi Channel selects Enterprise sQ for new 24 hour TV news channel

Calcutta, 22 October 2010 (Washington Bangla Radio): Somoy TV, the new Bangladeshi private broadcaster, has purchased a Quantel Enterprise sQ server based production system to power its 24 hour news service. Installation is underway and Somoy TV expects to launch in February 2011. The Enterprise sQ system was purchased through Quantel's regional reseller, Shaf Broadcast, who is also the System Integrator for the project.


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