As the UN resolution declaring Masood Azhar a global terrorist was vetoed once again by China, Indians are boycotting Chinese products. The social media in the country is on fire with messages appealing fellow Indians for boycotting of Chinese products.
At the recently held FICCI FRAMES 2019 –Mumbai, a special session was on the topic of ‘Regional: is it the giant waiting to be awakened?’ The panellists discussed the big growth of the regional sector in the media industry.
Post the theft of 400 kilos of copper wire from Prasar Bharti’s high power transmitter at Kingsway Camp, New Delhi, on 10 March 2019, the government may consider restoring the security of DD, AIR offices.
In follow up of its strict advertising policy, the tech giant Google has claimed that it has banned close to 2.3 billion ads in 2018 alone. Google released the 2018 ‘Bad Ads Report’ on 14 March and aims to make the web a better place for consumers by protecting them from misleading, inappropriate, or harmful ads.
The leading broadcaster Sony Pictures Networks India (SPNI) has acquired Indian subcontinent media rights of the Olympic Games Tokyo 2020 and the Winter Youth Olympic Games Lausanne 2020.
As per the EY-FICCI report ‘A billion screens of opportunity’, the Indian M&E in 2018 saw 40 deals with a value of $2.8 billion in 2018. In 2017, it was $1.3 billion.
While delivering a keynote address at FICCI Frames 2019 on 12 marches, the I&B Ministry secretary Amit Khare said that the draft of the proposed National Broadcast Policy is being prepared in consultation with key stakeholders. He added the ministry is working with Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce & Industry (FICCI) on this policy.
On 10 March, the Election Commission of India announced that Lok Sabha elections would begin on April 11 and would be held over seven phases till May 19. Counting of votes will take place on May 23, 2019.
To battle ad frauds, the Mobile Marketing Association (MMA) in India has launched a global Ad Fraud council with local chapters. It has also launched 3-city roadshow series on Ad Fraud across New Delhi, Bengaluru and Mumbai.
As the dates of voting have been announced by the Election Commission (EC), all news channels will be closely watched by the Commission. It will monitor all election management related news on national and regional news channels during election.
The free to air DTH operator by Prasar Bharati, DD Free Dish has added 11 more state DD channels to boost its reach. These include five channels of North-Eastern States.
The ministry of information and broadcasting (MIB) in February awarded four TV channel licenses to the News broadcaster ABP News Network.
As per the BARC data for week 9, the popular Hindi news channel Aaj Tak has become the most watched channel in its genre with.
The popular kids channel by Sony Pictures Networks India (SPNI), Sony Yay! Is now offering feed in 7 languages by adding Marathi recently.
As per Kantar IMRB’s data in its ICUBE 2018 report, Indian internet user base will touch 627 million figures by the end of this year. It added country’s internet user growth continues with the estimated number reaching 566 million as of December 2018.
The cricket body BCCI and broadcaster and media rights holder Star Sports have launched the campaign #GameBanayegaName which focuses on IPL 2019 as a platform where one’s ‘Talent’ (Game) precedes one’s name.
The broadcasters and teleport operators have received a notice from the ministry of information and broadcasting (MIB) against unauthorised use of Satellite news gathering (SNG) and Digital Satellite News Gathering (DSNG) equipment.
To reward its repeat users and offer exclusive discounts to them, the country’s leading digital payment platform Paytm has launched Paytm First on 5 March. This is a loyalty programme which covers paid subscriptions of several companies including Zomato, Eros Now, Sony Liv, Viu Premium, and Uber.
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