While speaking at the recently held CII Big Picture Summit, Prasar Bharati CEO Shashi Shekhar Vempati said that the public broadcaster Prasar Bharati is planning to bring more automation, more IT enablement and more platform-based operations for content, talent sourcing, and digital.
The operating profit of the Bharti Airtel’s direct-to-home (DTH) Airtel Digital TV has jumped to Rs 560.7 crore in Q2 as against Rs 526.3 crore in the trailing quarter ended June. Its EBITDA margin was 71% in the current quarter as compared to 71.2% in Q1. The company’s EBIT declined to Rs 324.3 crore compared to Rs 361.2 crore in Q1.
On 6 Nov, Prasar Bharati invited applications from satellite TV channels for allotment of MPEG-2 slots of its free direct to home (DTH) platform DD Free Dish. The slots will be provided on a pro-rata basis for the period from 1st December 2019 to 29th February 2020 through the 42nd online e-auction process.
In their submission to the TRAI on consultation paper titled ‘Platform Services offered by DTH operators’, the direct to home (DTH) operators have submitted to the Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) that there should not be any registration fee on the platform services offered by them.
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