Those employing children in film and TV related activities may face action, as the Union Labour and Employment Ministry has raised its concern over violations of child labour rules in film and television and asked the Ministry of Information and Broadcasting to ensure “strict compliance” by the industry with the norms on working conditions for children, as well as the inclusion of mandatory disclaimers when they appear on screen.
On 18 July, the ministry of information and broadcasting (MIB) directed all existing multi system operators (MSOs) as well as fresh applicants of MSO licences to submit affidavits pledging that they would carry all 24 DD Channels, besides Lok Sabha and Rajya Sabha TV channels on their network.
As per BARC rating, post the cricket world cup 2019, Star Sports 1 Hindi’s weekly impressions has come down to 110.5 crore in week 28. In previous week, it was 150.7 crore. Despite fall in impression, Star Sports 1 Hindi has retained its position as the top pay channel across genres. Star Maa and Zee TV have swapped positions while the rest of the table remained unchanged.
&xplorHD, the premium Hindi movie channel from the house of ZEEL, has made its debut on 17 July.
The popular short video social media platform, Tik Tok’s parent company ByteDance is planning to invest in Indian content market to expand its reach and cash in on the booming OTT markets.
Taking its CSR activity farther, the leading broadcaster Sony Pictures Networks India (SPN) on 15 July launched its 24th Community Water Centre at Koliwali village in Bhiwandi Taluka in Maharashtra.
The general election advertising and strong growth in subscription income post the implementation of new tariff order (NTO) has led to the revenue jump of the leading broadcaster TV18. The group’s consolidated revenue for the quarter ended 31st March has gone up 10% to Rs 1198 crore from Rs 1088 crore in the same quarter of the previous FY.
Animal Planet, the leading wildlife channel, has launched new programming, new logo and Tamil audio channel on 15 July.
The controversial news channel by politician Kapil Sibal, Tiranga TV is shutting down just months after its launch. The channel has been disconnected by several distribution platforms since it is not available from the broadcaster.
For the very first times, the TV viewership agency BARC India has released separate data for pay and FTA channels for week 27. As per new report, Sony Max and B4U Kadak are the top pay and free to air (FTA) channels respectively. They are followed by Star Gold, Zee Cinema, &pictures, and Movies OK.
Amagi, a pioneer in cloud-based technology for TV and OTT channel creation, today announced the launch of CLOUDPORT UHD playout platform on Amazon Web Services (AWS). Using the platform, broadcasters can now playout UHD content directly from AWS cloud, leveraging its scalability, reliability and security advantages.
As per week 27 report of Chrome Data Analytics and Media, English movies genre has registered the highest growth with 1.28 per cent upswing. Warner Brothers gained the highest OTS with 42 per cent in the six metro markets.
The rating agency CARE Ratings has downgraded Zee Media Corporation Ltd’s (ZMCL) long-term and short-term bank facilities amounting to Rs 251.2 crore.
The FY18 has been good for the media group Viacom18 Media as it has registered Rs. 81.04 crore net profit. However, the 51:49 joint-venture between TV18 Broadcast and Viacom’s net profit is lower than the Rs 83.46 crore earned by the company in FY18.
The leading broadcaster Sony Pictures Networks India (SPNI) has filed a petition against multi system operator (MSO) Manthan Broadband Service in Telecom Disputes Settlement and Appellate Tribunal (TDSAT) for recovery of dues worth Rs 20 crore.
On 8 July, the Rajya Sabha passed an amendment bill which allows voluntary use of Aadhaar as proof of identity for users to open bank accounts and get mobile phone connection. The Aadhaar and Other Laws (Amendment) Bill, 2019, was introduced in Lok Sabha on June 24.
FoodFood launched in January 2011 and has been a pay channel since launch. With rising urbanization and interest in food as a category, the channel has decided to offer its programming and unique content available to all viewers across the country.
To enable FMCG advertisers measure sales ROIs of individual digital publishers using the same method as for TV and Print, the research firm Nielsen India has unveiled Custom Mix Modeling (CMM) in India.
The new I&B minister Prakash Javadekar informed the Lok Sabha that in 2018-19 the central government spent Rs 1195.94 crore on the media promotion for its schemes. In previous fiscal, the figure was Rs 1328.06 crore.
A total of 258 new TV channel licences were granted by the ministry of information and broadcasting (MIB) between FY 2014-15 till FY 2018-19. In the same period, the ministry has also withdrawn 102 licences.
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