On 15 Feb, the TV news broadcaster Associated Broadcasting Company Pvt Ltd (ABCPL) announced it will launch a Hindi news channel TV9 Bharatvarsh in March 2019. This will be second Hindi channel after Republic Bharat in recent times.
Against the placing of the recently launched Hindi news channel Republic Bharat outside the Hindi news genre to boost viewership, TV18 Broadcast has complained to the Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI).
According to leading direct to home (DTH) operator Dish TV chief financial officer (CFO) Rajeev Dalmia, the platform may become debt-free if it generates Rs 25-300 crore every quarter.
As per latest EU rules, tech giant like Google and social media platforms like Facebook must compensate publishers and creators for the content that appears on their websites.
From 2014-19, the total ad spends by the Modi government stood at Rs. 3000 Crore. Rs 2,374 crore was spent on publicity in the electronic media while Rs 670 crore on outdoor publicity. This was revealed by the Bureau of Outreach and Communication under the information and broadcasting ministry to an RTI.
While speaking at an event 'De-licensing of 5 GHz for public Wi-fi' organised by Broadband India Forum (BIF) on 14 Feb, the Telecom secretary Aruna Sundararajan said the government is through a proposal to enable interoperability for public Wi-Fi network. She said it will help in providing a seamless connectivity experience for users.
Lawyer and senior Congress party leader Kapil Sibal promoted news channel Harvet TV will now be called as ‘Tiranga TV’. On 14 Feb, the Telecom Disputes Settlement Appellate Tribunal (TDSAT) gave its approval for a name change.
A positive response has been registered by the national pubcaster Prasar Bharti as its first e-auction of Doordarshan’s FTA DTH platform, FreeDish, collected Rs 395 crore on 15 Feb.
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