According to Dish TV India group CEO Anil Dua, Dish TV registered lower growth in subscriber addition in recent months; fourth quarter of FY2019 saw only 47,000 new subscribers. But he added that the largets DTH platform is aiming big by targeting 1.4 million net additions in FY 20.
The partnership between TV viewership agency BARC India and research firm Nielsen has ended. Post this development, BARC is planning to evolve its own digital measurement solution.
The new entrant in India’s online music segment & the US based music streaming app Spotify has come up with its listening habit report. The report lists hour-wise listening patterns in India.
On 3 June, the new Information and Broadcasting Minister Prakash Javadekar held a meeting with top officials of Prasar Bharati and said that the government will retain the autonomy of Prasar Bharati,
Vibha Chopra has been promoted by media group ZEEL as Head-Global Syndication & International Film Distribution at ZEEL. Chopra has taken over the global licensing and syndication profile in addition to her current role of leading the international film distribution business.
TRA Research’s The Brand Trust Report, India Study 2019 gives place to the leading direct to home (DTH) operator Tata Sky and multi system operator (MSO) DEN Networks. They have emerged as the most trusted DTH and cable brand respectively.
The leading OTT platform by Ekta Kapoor’s Balaji Telefilms, ALTBalaji is hoping to double its revenue in FY20. Balaji Telefilms Group CEO Sunil Lulla said that Indian consumers are now willing to pay for premium content.
The Ministry of Information and Broadcasting (I&B) has been lauded by the President Ram Nath Kovind for providing "excellent" coverage to the swearing-in ceremony of the new government.
As per Digital TV Research, the subscription video on demand services will see a major boost globally in near future. The report said global number of gross SVoD subscriptions will increase by 439 million between 2018 and 2024 to 947 million, which is nearly 86%.
Nielsen Digital Ad Ratings is planning to cover 26 additional countries including India, Belgium, Brazil, Greece, Taiwan, and Thailand. The announcement was made by Nielsen which said that it has expanded advertising measurement on YouTube’s mobile app.
Raising its own bar of supporting a good cause, Sony Pictures Networks India (SPNI) is providing nearly 20,00,000 litres of potable water to several villages of drought affected Maharashtra.
As per media sources citing an official of the Department of Telecommunications (DoT), Government may auction 4G and 5G spectrum as early as September-October.
As per media sources, the TV audience measurement body BARC India has written to its subscribers on the landing page issue. The letter said that BARC will not attempt to pursue any action against the removal of landing page/dual LCN impact from week 22 onward.
The EBITDA of Bharti Airtel’s direct to home (DTH) arm Airtel Digital TV was at Rs 392.6 crore as compared to Rs 382.6 crore in Q3 and Rs 370.1 crore in the corresponding quarter last year. The reported EBITDA margin was at 37.4% in the current quarter, as compared to 37% in Q3 and 38.6% in the corresponding quarter last year.
On 2 June, Antrix Corporation was directed by the Telecom Disputes Settlement and Appellate Tribunal (TDSAT) not to give effect to its termination notice to direct to home (DTH) operator Independent TV, if the latter clears the dues.
The leading direct to home (DTH) operator Tata Sky has registered a net profit of Rs 364 crore for the financial year ended 31st March (FY19), which is an increase of almost 5.7 times compared to a net profit of Rs 64 crore in the previous fiscal.
On 31 May, the national pubcaster Prasar Bharati appointed Manoj Kumar Pandey as CEO of Rajya Sabha TV.
The Modi 2.0 has appointed former HRD Minister Prakash Javadekar as the new I&B Minister on 31st May 2019. He has replaced Rajyvardhan Singh Rathore who was surprisingly dropped by the government and sidelined.
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