To boost viewership of the Doordarshan, Prasar Bharati CEO Shashi Shekhar Vempati said plan for new content on Doordarshan will be finalized soon. He said this infusion of fresh content by Doordarshan should fill the vacuum from the exit of several GEC channels from the free-to-air (FTA) space in general and from DD Free Dish.
As per claims by Star India, the inaugural week of the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2019 registered a record breaking opening with 283 million viewers, 15 % higher than last year.
The digital transaction wallet Google Pay has secured top spot in UPI transactions by value, while Paytm is ahead of every other platform in terms of transaction volumes, closely followed by PhonePe and Google Pay.
Clarifying its stand before Election Commission, Doordarshan said Narendra Modi’s 1.24-hour public address ‘Main Bhi Chowkidar’ on 31st March was run on the grounds of its high news value.
According to GroupM-owned ESP Properties’ 2019 report on sports sponsorship in India, OTT platforms like Hotstar have triggered media ad spends on sports. It has increased 9% to Rs 4432 crore in 2018 from Rs 4065 crore a year ago.
The stake in media conglomerate Zee Entertainment Enterprises Ltd. (ZEEL) may be bought by Mukesh Ambani or Sunil Bharti Mittal, as per media reports.
While the I&B Ministry has to submit its clarification on NaMo TV to the Election Commission , as it could be a possible violation of the poll code, DTH service provider Tata Sky CEO said NaMo TV is "not a Hindi news service" but a special service via internet that does not need a government licence.
As per Broadcasters Audience Research Council India (BARC India)’s report, the linear TV consumption has grown 67% over the last three to 1 trillion man minutes in 2019 from 600 billion man minutes in 2015.
Following the accusation and submission of opposition parties’ concerns about NaMo TV that it may impact election, the Election Commission on 3 March sought a report from the ministry of information and broadcasting (MIB).
As per allegation by Sports Flashes, the public broadcaster Prasar Bharati was forcing it to buy its audio feed rights for the upcoming ICC Cricket World Cup.
The popular infotainment TV channel Epic Television Network’s parent company IN10 Media is planning to launch 2 new TV channels apart from one OTT platform. IN10 Media will now be the parent company for all the businesses including Epic TV, video on demand (VoD) service Epic On and LatestLY. The two planned channels are Epic Plus and ShowBox to be launched by 2019 end.
The media may see tough days if Congress comes to power as per its manifesto for the Lok Sabha 2019 elections, the party will pass a law to curb monopolies in the media, cross-ownership of different segments of the media and control of the media by other business groups.
Replying to the telecom regulator TRAI’s notice, TV viewership agency BARC's said that releasing viewership data is not good during migration to new tariff order.
The NaMo app’s TV version NaMo TV is again in deep trouble as Congress and the Aam Aadmi Party have on 1 April complained to the Election Commission of India (ECI).
During December 2018 and January 2019, the Advertising Standards Council of India (ASCI) had investigated complaints against 415 advertisements.
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