As per media sources, the TV audience measurement body BARC India has written to its subscribers on the landing page issue. The letter said that BARC will not attempt to pursue any action against the removal of landing page/dual LCN impact from week 22 onward.
The EBITDA of Bharti Airtel’s direct to home (DTH) arm Airtel Digital TV was at Rs 392.6 crore as compared to Rs 382.6 crore in Q3 and Rs 370.1 crore in the corresponding quarter last year. The reported EBITDA margin was at 37.4% in the current quarter, as compared to 37% in Q3 and 38.6% in the corresponding quarter last year.
On 2 June, Antrix Corporation was directed by the Telecom Disputes Settlement and Appellate Tribunal (TDSAT) not to give effect to its termination notice to direct to home (DTH) operator Independent TV, if the latter clears the dues.
The leading direct to home (DTH) operator Tata Sky has registered a net profit of Rs 364 crore for the financial year ended 31st March (FY19), which is an increase of almost 5.7 times compared to a net profit of Rs 64 crore in the previous fiscal.
As Manoj Sinha lost general election this time, the Modi 2.0 has appointed Ravi Shankar Prasad as new Telecom Minister. He also retains his earlier held Ministries - IT and law.
Elated from its 6X revenue growth, the Balaji Telefilms' OTT platform ALTBalaji will now shift its focus on international business; till recently the OTT platform has been focusing predominantly on local markets.
The Q4 has been positive for the Entertainment Network India Ltd (ENIL), which owns FM radio channel Radio Mirchi. The group registered 69.2% growth in net profit at Rs 19.8 crore for the quarter and 53.4% growth at Rs 53.9 crores for the full year.
On 31 May, the national pubcaster Prasar Bharati appointed Manoj Kumar Pandey as CEO of Rajya Sabha TV.
On 31 May, the Telecom Disputes Settlement and Appellate Tribunal (TDSAT) set aside Telecom Regulatory Authority of India’s (TRAI) order on the landing page while noting the regulator doesn’t have the powers under the TRAI Act to issue such a direction.
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