The elder brother and now one of the richest persons in the world, Mukesh Ambani stepped in to save his younger brother Anil Ambani from going to jail by paying money owed by Anil to Ericsson on 18 March.
The free to air (FTA) Punjabi movie and music channel, T TV – Taur Punjab Di, has got Rs 15 crore boost from Teleone Consumers Product.
According to FICCI-EY report titled ‘A Billion screens if opportunity’, the Indian digital subscription revenue may touch Rs 5290 crore by 2021 up from Rs 1420 crore in 2018. The audio subscription will reach Rs 240 crore by 2021 registering a CAGR of 43%.
Celebrating the ‘World Consumer Rights day’ on 15 March, the Advertising Standards Council of India (ASCI) launched WhatsApp No. +91-7710012345 for registering complaints against misleading ads.
The telecom regulator TRAI has extended the deadline for stakeholder comments and counter-comments on its discussion paper on reviewing a key porting fee and related ancillary levies for mobile number portability (MNP).
GoQuest Media Ventures, the independent content distributor, has partnered content producers from China, Thailand & Taiwan to bring their dramatic content to Vietnam OTT platforms.
Nestaway Assure, which is India’s first professional home maintenance subscription service, has partnered with over the top (OTT) platform ZEE5. The partnership will allow Nestaway to make the living experience in a rental house stress-free.
To compete with Mukesh Ambani’s Reliance Jio, the two leading DTH platforms Bharti Airtel-owned Bharti Telemedia and Dish TV may have a mega merger of their direct to home (DTH) businesses in the TV distribution space, a per media reports.
In Feb 2019, Amazon Prime Video stood at No. 1 position in OTT segment in India. It was the most-viewed platform in India for the period between 12 February and 3 March, as per a survey done by market research and analysis company Velocity MR.
Sonia Kapoor, the Network18 Business Head and Executive Vice-President, Branded Content and Special Projects, has resigned on 15 March. She has been with Network18 since 2002 and was designated as CNBC TV18 National Revenue Head in 2010. She has also worked with Indian Express & TV Today in her previous stints.
To provide ideas and direction for content planners and producers on how to use their programmes to promote gender equality and encourage change rather than perpetuate gender stereotypes, the national broadcaster Doordarshan on 14 March released guidelines.
To explore massive business opportunities in 5G, Tech Mahindra has planned to buy Japan’s tech company K-Vision for $1.5 million. K-Vision is Japan’s mobile network solution firm.
On 15 March, a mosque in New Zealand saw the worst bloodshed of decades as a shooter killed opver 50 anmd injured dozens during Friday prayer.
The cable and internet giant Comcast, as per media sources, is planning to bid for Korean gaming company Nexon as it wants to enter online gaming segment.
As the UN resolution declaring Masood Azhar a global terrorist was vetoed once again by China, Indians are boycotting Chinese products. The social media in the country is on fire with messages appealing fellow Indians for boycotting of Chinese products.
At the recently held FICCI FRAMES 2019 –Mumbai, a special session was on the topic of ‘Regional: is it the giant waiting to be awakened?’ The panellists discussed the big growth of the regional sector in the media industry.
Post the theft of 400 kilos of copper wire from Prasar Bharti’s high power transmitter at Kingsway Camp, New Delhi, on 10 March 2019, the government may consider restoring the security of DD, AIR offices.
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