Replying on the consultation paper by sector regulator TRAI, the All India Digital Cable Federation (AIDCF) has recommended a minimum net worth of Rs 20 crore for cable TV service providers for operating in any region.
The tech major Amazon will use high profile Original series to boost sale of its Fire TV Stick. Jeff Bezos owned major said as the regional and international over-the-top (OTT) players are focusing on Originals, it will help boost the streaming device category in India and drive uptake of its Fire TV Stick, as a lot of people in the country have already shut off cable TV services.
Different political parties took the digital route to impress upon new age voters. They spent over Rs. 53 crore on digital platforms such as Google and Facebook between February and May 2019.
This general election has been not only too noisy but was also known for the over use of digital methods. As per various experts, people are going to use digital platforms to seek info on vote counting and results on 23 May.
Giving their comments on the Telecom Regulatory Authority of India’s (TRAI)’s consultation paper, several broadcasters said that there should be an entry-level net-worth criterion for multi system operators (MSOs). They added it is a better idea to corporatize MSOs along with having a higher entry-level net-worth.
Now the OTT platforms in countries like China and India could make their content more sci-fi rich as the DNEG, the award-winning global visual effects (VFX), animation and stereo conversion major unveiled a new offering called ReDefine.
To procure 2 highly popular shows, the global OTT plantroom Viu has reached an agreement with Keshet International (KI), which is a global production and distribution company.
As per a Germany-based data research firm Statista’s report - Digital Economy Outlook, over the top (OTT) or streaming video-on-demand services are a way ahead of TV in terms of customer satisfaction in India. Overall, India is at the third spot (52 per cent) when it comes to pay for content, after China and Brazil.
Priyanka Chaudhari has been appointed by global leader in OTT segment Netflix as director and senior counsel – IP, India. She will oversee IP, trademark and content issues.
The Best Creative Digital Award at the recently held first edition of the Star Re-Imagine Awards was given to the OTT platform Netflix.
From 17 May, all distribution platform operators (DPOs) will have to mandatorily carry DD Arunprabha on their platforms, as per order given by the ministry of information and broadcasting (MIB). The new channel is the 24th satellite channel from public broadcaster Doordarshan’s stable and was inaugurated by Prime Minister Narendra Modi on 9th February 2019.
The leading R&D house backed by Hero Electronix, MyBox Technologies which specializes in the research & development and manufacturing of STBs has partnered with Amazon. It has developed an Alexa kit for its STBs. The step will help in enabling the digital cable tv customers of e-Digital with voice-control.
On 16 May, the central government asked the Facebook owned Whatsapp to submit all India numbers and spyware details with the Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology (MeitY).
The leading infotainment media group Epic Television Networks has received two TV channel licenses from the Ministry of Information and Broadcasting (MIB).
As per BARC TV viewership ratings for Week 19, Dangal has once again reached the top position by dethroning Sun TV in all genres. Star Sports 1 Hindi has moved to the second spot, followed by Sun TV. Sony Entertainment Television (SET) has re-entered the top 10 table. Star Vijay has exited the table while Zee Tamil has dropped to the tenth spot.
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