Zee.One, a film and entertainment channel,will soon be launched in Poland by Zee Entertainment Enterprises Ltd (ZEEL) which is eying the Europeanmarkets. Zee.One is a specially designed Bollywood film and entertainment channel. The company has appointed Pawel Kolasa as country manager for Poland. He will report to ZEE Network Europe CEO Neeraj Dhingra.
Sun TV Network has been asked by the Madras High Court not to use Sony Music songs without latter’s permission. Some time back, Sony Music had filed a petition in the HC alleging that Sun TV was using a number of its songs without licence. The company had sent a cease and desist notice to Sun TV on 27 July last year after an exchange of letters between the two parties and meetings between their counsellors had failed to yield any result. Sony Music also alleged that, in response to one of its letters, the southern broadcaster had stated that “it was the absolute copyright holder of films under the South Indian BSE 6.24% Cinematograph Films”.
India has moved up one notch and achieved 43rd rank among 50 countries included in the Huawei Global Connectivity Index for 2017. The report notes that India has lagged in the broadband assessment, but there has been a slight increase in the affordability of high speed internet access.
Hathway, country’s major cable and internet service provider, will invest around Rs 500 crore in South India over the next 3 years, as part of its plans to launch highspeed broadband service.
TRAI is examining Reliance Jio’s latest hotplan ‘JioDhanDhanaDhan’ and may call company’s executives for any clarification. RJioon April 11 launched its latest JioDhanDhanaDhan offer, and on17th April, formally submitted its details to the telecom watchdog for a scrutiny, as mandated under rules.
In its latest advisory, dated 21st April, the Ministry of Information and Broadcasting (MIB) has authorized all state and the union territory officials to initiate action against those still beaming analogue signals which have been switched off from April 1 as the last date of Phase IV of Cable TV Digitisation ended on 31st March 2017.
The recent recusals by the two successive benches have delayed the Trai tariff case at the Madras High Court, but now it will be heard by the Madras High Court Chief Justice Indira Banerjee on 24th April. First, the two-member bench comprising Justice Nagamuthu and Justice Anita Sumanth had recused from the case after an anonymous petition to the chief justice had claimed that Justice Nagamuthu had sought P Chidambaram’s help in becoming the judge.
TDSAT, the telecom tribunal,on April 21, deferred to May 3 the hearing on a plea challenging the decision of regulator TRAI to allow free offers of Reliance Jio to continue beyond the stipulated 90 days.The petition was moved by BhartiAirtel and Idea Cellularalong with an interim application moved by the Sunil Bharti Mittal-led firm that objected to the alleged delays by Jio while withdrawing its three-month complimentary 'Summer Surprise Offer'.
DentsuWebchutney, the digital agency from Dentsu Aegis Network, has appointed Ajay Ahluwalia as Executive Creative Director. He is based in the agency’s Gurgaon office. His last stint was with Contract Advertising where he handled brands, including Microsoft, Ten Sports and JK Tyres.
Eyeing lucrative Punjab markets, radio network 93.5 Red FM entered Chandigarh and Amritsar on April 22. Red FM Chandigarh and Amritsar will play hits from all musical genres including Bollywood and Punjabi. The programming and RJ line-up for the new stations will be as follows: ‘Morning No. 1’: RJ Anubhav will host Morning#1 every Monday to Saturday from 7 am to 11 am. ‘Dramaqueen’: RJ Shatabdi will host ‘Dramaqueen’ every Monday to Saturday from 11 am to 2 pm. ‘Vellapanti.com’: RJ Youngveer will host this programme from Monday to Saturday, 2 pm–5 pm. ‘CH 935’: RJ Rishi and RJ Lakha will make listeners laugh on their show ‘CH935’ from Monday to Saturday, 5–9 pm. ‘Midnight Masala’: RJ Deeksha will deliver listeners’ weirdest messages to their loved—as well as not-so-loved—ones from Monday to Friday, 10 pm–1 am.
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