The leading R&D house backed by Hero Electronix, MyBox Technologies which specializes in the research & development and manufacturing of STBs has partnered with Amazon. It has developed an Alexa kit for its STBs. The step will help in enabling the digital cable tv customers of e-Digital with voice-control.
On 16 May, the central government asked the Facebook owned Whatsapp to submit all India numbers and spyware details with the Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology (MeitY).
e-Infrastructure and Entertainment India Pvt Ltd.(e-Digital), one of South India’s largest Multi System Operator (MSO) announced the support for Amazon Alexa Voice Service on their existing set-top boxes (STB). MyBox Technologies, a leading R&D house backed by Hero Electronix, specializing in the research & development and manufacturing of set-top boxes has developed an Alexa kit for STBs and is empowering the digital cable TV customers of e-Digital with voice-control.
The leading infotainment media group Epic Television Networks has received two TV channel licenses from the Ministry of Information and Broadcasting (MIB).
As per BARC TV viewership ratings for Week 19, Dangal has once again reached the top position by dethroning Sun TV in all genres. Star Sports 1 Hindi has moved to the second spot, followed by Sun TV. Sony Entertainment Television (SET) has re-entered the top 10 table. Star Vijay has exited the table while Zee Tamil has dropped to the tenth spot.
The leading direct to home (DTH) Tata Sky has unveiled an over the top (OTT) aggregator service ‘Tata Sky Binge’ which will offer digital content from multiple OTT apps on TV through Amazon Fire TV stick.
A total of 12 Hindi channels and three non-Hindi TV channels, which were hosted on MPEG4 slot on DD FreeDish went live from 16 May.
The internet speed meter Ookla is planning to create a map to track worldwide progress of 5G. The interactive map will track 5G rollouts in cities across the globe. Ookla will update the map weekly as 5G deployments happen.
To enable its subscribers have diversity of payment options, the leading over the top (OTT) platform ZEE5 has partnered with Amazon Pay. Its subscribers can now experience a one-click purchase using Amazon Pay and avail exclusive cashback up to Rs. 200 on paying for their ZEE5 subscription.
Now Apple phone owners could watch HBO, Starz, Showtime, Smithsonian Channel, Epix, Tastemade and new services like MTV Hits, as the iPhone maker has launched Apple TV app in over 100 countries including India across iPhone, iPad, Apple TV, and select Samsung smart TVs.
On 14 May, the global media giant The Walt Disney Company assumed full operational control of Hulu, as the group and Comcast entered into a “put/call” agreement regarding NBCUniversal’s 33% ownership interest in Hulu.
To leverage the collective knowledge and sector expertise of each member to advance audience measurement solutions worldwide, India’s TV viewership measurement body BARC (India) has partnered with Médiamétrie (France), Numeris (Canada) and Video Research (Japan) to establish Global Alliance for THE Measurement of Media Audiences (GAMMA).
The impairment of Rs 103.35 crore in the value of the company’s investment in Diligent Media Corporation Ltd (DMCL), the published to English daily DNA, led to the loss of Rs 86.6 crore for TV news broadcaster Zee Media Corporation Ltd (ZMCL) in Q4, against a net profit of Rs 11.52 crore in the corresponding quarter of the previous fiscal.
To give a feeling of nostalgia, the national broadcaster Doordarshan has partnered with e-commerce site Amazon India. It has launched a souvenir store having a whole range of merchandise including T-shirts, coffee mugs and sippers.
On 14 Mya, the Election Commission of India (ECI) sent notice to three media houses for allegedly publishing a survey "predicting results" of the ongoing elections. They were asked to reply by 16 May,
As per satellite operator SES, 8K content broadcast via ASTRA 28.2 degrees East orbital slot event will be launched at SES annual Industry Days event which has started on 14 May in Luxembourg. The company added an 8K demo signal is broadcast directly to a flat screen TV with a built-in satellite receiver.
The reach and effectiveness of the Taboola platform have also driven top broadcasters and media houses to partner with it for maximum reach.
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