Once again, India’s poor press freedom caused a downward fall on the scale of World Press Freedom Index, as it has dropped two places on a global press freedom index to be ranked 140th out of 180 countries in the annual Reporters Without Borders analysis released on 18 April.
On 18 April, the telecom regulator TRAI released the Telecom Subscription Data as on 28th February, 2019. As per report, out of the total wireless subscribers (1,183.68 million), 1,022.62 million wireless subscribers were active on the date of peak VLR in the month of Feb-19. The proportion of active wireless subscribers was approximately 86.39% of the total wireless subscriber base
The two tech giants Amazon and Google have finally ended their spat and agreed to allow each other's streaming apps on their respective platform.
The much anticipated broadband service by telecom major Reliance Jio, JioGigaFiber services is being rolled out in 1600 cities. It was introduced in August 2018.
As per report for week 15 by Chrome Data Analytics and Media, English News grew was the only gainer with 0.80 per cent growth. Republic TV gained the highest OTS with 94.2 per cent.
As per Deltatre’s report ‘Where the Money is Going: The Future of Sports Entertainment’, sports OTT technology spends are going to hit USD 6.8 billion by 2021 as operators worldwide are now spending 15% of their total budgets on OTT.
On 30 April 2019, the ministry of information and broadcasting (MIB) will organise a meeting with all broadcasting companies to discuss pending issues concerning Uplinking and Downlinking of satellite TV channels in India.
As per BARC India ratings for week 15, there was not much change in the TV viewership table.
On 17 April, the Supreme Court refused to trash the order passed by the Madras High Court banning the Chinese app TikTok. Following the new development, TikTok vanished from Google and Apple app stores.
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