The telecom regulator TRAI has extended the last date for receiving proposals to establish ‘pay-as-you-go PDOs’ under its pilot project. The new date to submit proposals is 31 July 2017. The date was extended following the request from the stakeholders. Earlier, the last date was 25 July.
The global leader in entertainment technology and audience insights, Tivo Corporation has introduced its new fully-integrated Personalized Content Discovery platform. The new platform provides video operators with the most comprehensive suite of content discovery features that combine the power of TiVo’s renowned conversational voice search with personalised search and recommendations.
Big FM radio has launched 4 new stations to cover the North-East states. The network launched three 92.7-frequency stations, one each in Agartala, Itanagar and Aizawl, and a 98.3-frequency station in Shillong. Big FM bought these frequencies at the FM Phase III auctions.
The Government of Telangana may have its own satellite to telecast channels, which would be against the recommendation of the telecom regulator TRAI forbidding states to have their own TV channels or distribution platforms like cable TV networks, though the Ministry of Information and Broadcasting (MIB) has still not given its nod to this recommendation.
Canal+ Group’s Pay TV channel distributor Thema will soon launch its subsidiary in India (Mumbai) to expand its business operations in Asia. The subsidiary will also look after group’s businesses in Pakistan, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh, Nepal and the Maldives.
The e-commerce giant Amazon has launched its own digital wallet, Amazon Pay. To attract consumers, it offers 10% cash-back even on items returned.
To remain in sync with time and to survive, Bharti Airtel will launch its VoLTE service across India by March next year.
On 26 July, the social media giant Facebook announced a jump in profits. Net profit in the second quarter went up 71% from a year ago to $3.9 billion while revenue climbed 45% to $9.3 billion.
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