Next-generation VCAS Ultra Framework Selected to Provide DVB Cardless Security for Long-term Flexibility
Aping the model of passport Sewa Kendra (PSK), the Aadhaar issuing authority UIDAI has announced to open Aadhaar Seva Kendras (ASK) in 53 cities. This will be in addition to nearly 30,000 centres, currently being run by banks and post offices.
In a bid to tap the biggest digital transaction markets, the Facebook owned messaging app Whatsapp has agreed to meet the RBI’s deadline for data localisation. It said it has built a system that stores payments-related data locally in India.
Following a massive data breach of 5 lakh users, the tech giant Google is shutting down the consumer version of its social network Google+.
The global news channel CNN will focus more on digital growth for revenue generation in India. To meet the demands of an increasingly competitive news channel environment, CNN International’s focus will rest on a multiplatform strategy to bolster its client roster and build repeat business from the country.
As regional content is becoming a hot property everywhere, the media group Zee Media Corporation Ltd (ZMCL) has decided to focus more on its regional channels for revenue generation instead of relying on national news channels, though its national news channels still contribute a major chunk of the company’s revenue. However, the dependency has to be minimised.
Riding high on good quality content, the net profit of the media group conglomerate ABP Group’s broadcast business under ABP News Network (ANN) has gone up toRs 99.87 crore for the fiscal ended 31 March 2018 compared to Rs 53.83 crore in the previous fiscal.
On 8 October, the government told the Supreme Court that it would take more time to file a detailed reply in the WhatsApp matter.
Once again the chief editor of leading English news channel Republic TV, Arnab Goswami has defied the deadline set by the News Broadcasting Standards Authority (NBSA) to offer his apology. On August 30, the body had directed Republic TV to air a full-screen apology to its viewers for inappropriate comments made by its editor-in-chief Arnab Goswami.
As the leading DTH platform Tata Sky has stopped 23 out of 34 channels from the bundles of the Sony network, the broadcaster has launched hashtag based campaign #DemandForSony.
Lack of any policy to regulate the OTT content is creating a societal problem. On 5 October, a Division Bench of Justices BP Dharmadhikari and MG Giradkar of the Bombay High Court heard the PIL by advocate DivyaGontia against web series 'GandiBaat', which airs on ALTBalaji, along with other popular web series like Sacred Games on Netflix.
While respecting the recent verdict of the Supreme Court on Aadhaar, Finance Minister ArunJaitley said that banks and telecom operators could be allowed to use Aadhaar. He said a Parliament approved legislation can restore mandatory linking of biometric ID Aadhaar with mobile phones and bank accounts.
Pro Kabaddi season 6 matches will be made available for viewers across Star Sports 1 Hindi, Star Sports 2, free to air (FTA) channel Star Sports First, Star Sports 1 Tamil besides regional channel Star Suvarna Plus (Kannada) and Star Maa Gold (Telugu).
As per BARC ratings for week 39, Mirror Now has once again secured its position in the top 5 table of the English news genre. It is on the fourth position pushing India Today TV to number 5. NDTV 24×7 has exited the top 5 table. In the Hindi news genre, Zee News and ABP News have swapped positions while the rest of the table has remained unchanged.
The 28th edition of the annual B2B Broadcast India Show will be held from 25-27 October 2018 at Bombay Exhibition and Convention Centre, Goregaon, Mumbai. The three-day trade fair will witness the leading participants from across the globe present a wide array of products and technologies for the broadcast, television, film, audio and radio industry. For over the last two and a half decades, the Broadcast India Show has positioned itself as the single most interactive platform that showcases on one hand, the paradigm shifts in infotainment technology across the globe and on the other, allows technology seekers to connect with the innovators and experience the marvels first-hand.
SportsFlashes has bought the audio rights of BCCI’s cricket matches for 5 years. The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) will awardthe live audio feed of international and domestic matches to multi-sports app.
The traditional media like TV & print are facing tough time due to the onslaught of digital media. As per a report from cloud service provider Limelight Networks, Indianusers spend more time watching video content on digital than on their television screens.
Pro Kabbadi League, which is starting on 7 October, may be a cash cow for the media rights holder Star India. The broadcaster is eyeing to mop up Rs. 400 crore in revenue from the tournament.
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