Although the Court had given reprieve to the DTH operator Tata Sky for some time, the telecom regulator TRAI has now asked it to file a status report over implementation of new rule that allows viewers select and pay only for the channels they wished to view, citing large number of complaints from its consumers.
To give platform to the voices in social service sector, the world’s first television channel International Observatory of Human Rights (IOHR) has recently made its debut in London.
DSports, the sports channel by Discovery Communications India, will telecast live Marquee events from the European Tour 2019.
Sports and sports broadcast are never the same what we had a decade back. As per a new report by Tata Communications, digital technology innovation has launched a new era of unprecedented commercial growth for broadcasters, rights holders and sports organisations.
Those wanting to screen the ICC CWC 2019 at public places can now apply for the licence. The parties can use the online portal by the International Cricket Council (ICC), cricketworldcup.com/publicscreening to register. The portal provides a registration gateway and the guidelines, permissions and licence fees for staging a public screening event.
On 20 January, Disney Broadcasting India will replace Disney XD with Marvel HQ. This is crucial as the broadcaster wants to cash in on the growing popularity of characters from the Marvel universe like Ironman, Thor, and Captain America.
Local news is the backbone of the media in any country, and to boost the segment, the social media giant Facebook will invest $300 million over three years in local news globally. \
The Information and Broadcasting (I&B) Ministry may endorse the self-regulation by the OTT and live-streaming platforms. Leading OTT players have already agreed to a code of self-regulation.
The temporary uplinking permissions for live events will only be given to registered TV channels, as per the ministry of information and broadcasting (MIB).
To spread its footprints in SAARC countries, the ZEEL owned OTT platform ZEE5 has come up with special campaigns for Bangladesh and Pakistan.
DEN Networks, the leading Cable TV & broadband service provider, has registered a consolidated operating profit of Rs 47 crore in Q3 against Rs 51 crore in the previous quarter. Its consolidated revenue stood at Rs 308 crore against Rs 310 crore a quarter ago. The expenditure incurred during the quarter was Rs 260 crore compared to Rs 259 crore. Net loss for the quarter was Rs 32 crore as against Rs 28 crore.
In quarter 3, the media group TV broadcast network TV18 saw a 41% hike in its operating EBITDA to Rs. 115 crore. The growth is despite continuing investments into recent launches like Colors Tamil and Colors Kannada Cinema.
On 14 January, the National Commission of women (NCW) team met the director general of All India Radio, Fayyaz Shehryar.
In the recent suggestions given by the public broadcaster Prasar Bharati to the Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI), one major thing was that all OTT providers offering live TV channels must carry all DD channels too.
To put its OTT platform Hotstar at the top, Star India is planning to invest Rs. 120 crore in content generation exclusively for it. The original content can help Hotstar to compete well against rivals such as Netflix and Amazon Prime Video, which are investing heavily into local and original content in India.
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