With an aim to amplify digital and broadcast content of the two nations with technologically enhanced communication, Zee Media’s English news channel WION and Russian news agency Sputnik have announced to partner. The announcement was made on the sidelines of the Eastern Economic Forum (EEF) held during the recently concluded Russia visit of Prime Minister Narendra Modi.
The OTT segment may get relief in the State of Maharashtra as Kaustubh Dhavse, Joint Secretary designated as Officer on Special Duty (OSD) to the Chief Minister, Government of Maharashtra, assured that the government will provide necessary support and improve Ease of Doing Business for them.
The telecom regulator TRAI is organizing Customer Outreach Programs in different parts of the country. These programmes are primarily intended to outreach to the customers, industry bodies, State Govt., various government bodies, CAGs and TSPs. Details of venue, date for the programme to be organized in Bhubaneswar (Odisha)along with contact person and telephone number is as under:
Social media platforms like WhatsApp and Facebook may get breather on monitoring front as the Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology (MeitY) may drop a contentious clause from the draft intermediary guidelines that required companies to develop automated tools to ‘actively’ monitor content on social media platforms.
While speaking on the sidelines of Sony Sab’s new show launch, Sony Pictures Networks India (SPNI) MD and CEO NP Singh also spoke on TRAI’s new tariff order and said that his network has seen a huge uptake of channels on a la carte basis as well. He added that other genres apart from Hindi GECs have also seen offtake of channels on a la carte basis.
Sony Pictures Networks India (SPNI) has now tweaked its policies to be gender-neutral workplace. The media company will extend medical benefits and insurance coverage for declared partners. According to the new amendment, there is a shift from maternity/ paternity policies to common parental policies and an expansion to the definitions of primary and secondary caregivers.
The broadcasting industry, especially small broadcasters are not happy over the new tariff order. As now, the Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) came out with yet another consultation paper reviewing the order, seeking more fundamental changes in channel pricing and bouquet formation, they are tense that it will affect their already stressed business.
On 4 Sep, the multi system operator (MSO) Meghbela Cable and Broadband Services has been directed by the Telecom Disputes Settlement and Appellate Tribunal (TDSAT) to pay Rs. 1.5 crore dues to Star India by 9 Sep. TDSAT also asked Star India against disconnecting signals to the MSO provided it clears the dues.
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