The former finance minister P Chidambaram has alleged that the central investigating agency CBI is harassing him in the Airtel-Maxis case. He alleged that the agency is repeatedly seeking dates to advance arguments on his anticipatory bail plea.
As per a report 'India Digital News Report 2019', published by the Reuters Institute (based on data from a survey of English-speaking, online news users in India), Indian users prefer to read news on their smartphones. Nearly 68% respondents said they like to consume news on their phones. The percentage is higher than similar global markets like Brazil and Turkey.
The subscribers of the popular Bengali OTT platform hoichoi will get free GrabOn coupons, as the both companies have entered into a partnership which will provide users with discounts on verticals from food, fashion, travel, etc.
An online portal PLUS (Performance License For Usage Of Sound Recording) has been launched by PPL India, a collective rights management organisation affiliated to International Federation of Phonographic Industries (IFPI).
As per FICCI EY Report, wrestling garnered a 20% share of total sports viewership with Cricket coming a close second at 19%.The report also quoted BARC India data (TG: All India / 2+/ 2017 & 2018/Program Theme: Sports), and said wrestling overtook Cricket in 2018 in terms of total viewership.
The leading media group Zee Entertainment Enterprises (ZEEL) has got the distinction of getting featured in Interbrand’s Best Indian Brands 2019.
As per TV viewership rating agency, BARC India, it will be integrating Out of Home (OOH) and TV viewership in its BARC India Media Workstation (BMW) software from this year. This will enable BARC subscribers to understand the overall viewership garnered on TV and the combined impact of the two mediums.
As per FICCI-EY forecast report released recently, the Pasar Bharati owned direct-to-home (DTH) platform DD FreeDish may cross 50 million subscribers in coming time due to TRAI Tariff Order.
Soon, a survey will be conducted by Prasar Bharati to assess the demand for sports coverage on the public broadcaster’s platforms like Doordarshan (DD) and All India Radio (AIR), according to Prasar Bharati CEO Shashi Shekhar Vempati.
To cash in the popularity of the ongoing IPL and to lure more advertisers, two leading DTH operators Tata Sky and Airtel Digital TV are providing free sports channels to all subscribers.
FAIRFAX, VA – March 20, 2019 – AVIXA™, the Audiovisual and Integrated Experience Association, producer of the annual InfoComm India trade show and co-owner of Integrated Systems Europe (ISE), is compelled to clarify that it has no relationship with the recently launched AV-ISE, the AV Integrated Systems Expo, to be held in Mumbai. AVIXA’s pro-AV trade shows around the world set the standard for events promoting audiovisual experiences, technologies and professional development.
According to Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) data for the period – January 2019, Bharati Airtel added 0.997 crore (9.97 million, 99.7 lakh) wireless subscribers, and successfully pushed back Reliance Jio which added 0.932 crore (9.32 crore, 93.2 lakh) subscribers in the same period.
To address the issue of price conscious Indian users, the global giant in video-streaming service, Netflix is experimenting with a low-cost mobile-only subscription for a select group of users in India, as per media sources. This is Rs 250 per month plan which is half of its Rs 500 entry-level subscription price in the country.
The startup Voiro, which was founded in 2014 by Kavita Shenoy and Anand Gopal in Bengaluru, and enables media and digital publishers through cloud-based technology solutions to achieve sharper monetization of their advertisements and helps to better leverage their data across sales, finance, and operations, has raised Rs. 2.5 crore in a pre-Series A round of funding led by early stage investment fund 1Crowd and its investor community.
Broadcaster Star India has received the green light from the Ministry of Information & Broadcasting (MIB) to rename its licences Star Movies Kids and Star Movies Kids HD to Star Sports 1 Bangla and Star Sports 1 Marathi. Star Sports 1 Bangla launched on 5th March with an MRP of Rs 19.
Pakistan’s Information & Broadcasting (I&B) ministry has banned the broadcast of the IPL 2019 (starts on 23 March). The step was taken in retaliation when Discovery Communications India-owned DSport had suspended the live telecast of Pakistan Super League (PSL) post Pulwama attack.
T-Series, the Bhushan Kumar owned music label, has crossed 90 million subscribers mark on Google’s YouTube. As per YouTube, T-Series channel’s subscription has grown by 80% compare to last year at 50 million. T-Series is followed by Swedish YouTuber PewDiePie’s channel, which has 33,000 less subscribers.
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