To mitigate a security flaw that allowed unauthorised usage of its platform, the leading OTT platform Hotstar has blocked access to Apple’s Safari on 11 June.
Nepal’s leading direct to home (DTH) platform Dish Home is planning to launch three value-added services (VAS) which will be part of their subscription-based services which are available across Nepal.
Voot and Eros Now which are part of offerings by Virgin Media will be free for Asian users till 4 July 2019. The Desi App Pack is an easy to access apps pack that allows TV viewers to watch a range of shows and movies at a click of a button.
On 11 June, the UP government was asked by the Supreme Court to immediately release on bail journalist Prashant Kanojia. The SC asked the Uttar Pradesh government to “show magnanimity in releasing” the journalist.
According to claims made by the former TV9 CEO and Editor-in-chief Ravi Prakash, one part of the payment for TV9 stake sale deal done through hawala networks. His counsel Diljit Singh Ahluwalia has claimed that his client was being harassed after he made a complaint to CBI and Enforcement Directorate (ED) about the alleged hawala transaction.
On 11 June, the Delhi High Court banned broadcasting of the ongoing cricket world cup on 60 websites, 14 radio channels and 30 Internet and telecom service providers.
The popular Chinese short video app TikTok will now help users to produce content on different topics such as cooking and parenting to attract new advertisers.
As MSOs and LCOs are not able to withstand the new TRAI Tariff Order and put in place the logistics, many DTH platforms are cashing in on the new shift. Airtel Digital TV has announced that it will offer everything to cash in on this opportunity.
To capture the kids entertainment (Bengali speaking) market, Rongeen TV will make its debut on 12 June 2019. In fact, this will be the first kids channel in Bengali. The channel will be free to air (FTA) and will be available via Insat4a satellite at 83.0 degrees east.
Regional expansion has become key element in every broadcaster’s plan. Now, the media group ZEEL has announced to launch three new regional movie channels.
To boost 4G coverage in Delhi NCR, the telecom major Bharti Airtel is now using LTE 900 technology on the 900 Mhz spectrum. The telco said it has further upgraded its mobile network to give better experience to users.
According to a study conducted by News Media Alliance, the news search has enabled tech giant Google to collect revenue worth $4.7 billion via search and Google News from the work of journalists during the year 2018.
As per Zenith’s estimates, the average consumer will spend 348 minutes a day consuming media by 2021. It added that Television remains the dominant medium as consumers on an average spend 144 minutes daily on television, up from 140 minutes in 2013.
As per a report by Digital TV Research, an online TV and video advertising company, AVoD (ad expenditure attributed to OTT TV episodes and movies) will more than double between 2018 and 2024 to reach $56 billion across 138 countries.
On 10 June, the sector regulator Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) asked the Tata Group Company to return the unused balance of the carrier's customers and security deposit of the post paid subscribers by July 30.
Israel’s firm Applicaster, one of the leading global cloud platforms for media app development and management in the media space, will provide artificial intelligence (AI) based solutions to the ZEEL-owned over the top (OTT) platform ZEE5.
The credit rating agency ICRA has upgraded the credit ratings of the leading multi system operator (MSO) DEN Networks for fund based- Term Loans, fund based- Working Capital Facilities, Non- fund Based- Working Capital Facilities and unallocated limits.
To promote Yoga around the globe, the new I&B Minister Prakasah Javadekar, on 9 June, instituted the first Antarashtriya Yoga Diwas Media Samman (AYDMS).
Skyblue Buildwell has bought the majority stakes in shopping channel HomeShop18 and now holds 82.64%, becoming the holding company and promoter of the channel.
Reliance Jio’s much anticipated broadband platform Jio GigaFiber has slashed its security deposit to Rs 2500 from Rs. 4500. To bring the deposit down, RJio has brought a new version of its optical network terminal (ONT) device "Gigahub Home Gateway" for Jio GigaFiber broadband service.
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