Tuesday, 21 August 2007

TV18, NDTV Bag Top Honours at Indian News TV Awards

Award shows provide a platform to the industry people to get their worth proved. Some receive many honours, some get few, while some fail to get any. But at the ceremony of the first Indian News Television Awards hosted by Indiantelevision.com on 18th July 07 at New Delhi, the scene was bit outlandish as the TV18 Group of News Channels made an incredible success by receiving as many as 16 awards. The NDTV Group was the second leading award winner that had in its pocket a total tally of 14 awards out of a total of 49. 
Dr. Prannoy Roy, a renowned name in the television industry and currently associated with NDTV, received a standing ovation and was presented the 'Lifetime Achievement Award' for his contribution to the medium. Another dignified personality who found new avenues and made huge success in the TV world namely Rajdeep Sardesai, received the 'Newsmaker of the Year Award' at the function. 

Monday, 13 August 2007

The Way To Go Ahead

Broadband technology has a great potential in
India but how to go ahead?
 ASSOCHAM held a conference in New Delhi to discuss Broadband issues in India and suggest solution for speedy penetration. The conference was organized with Frost and Sullivan as the knowledge partner. Development of a nation largely depends upon the proliferation of technologies and utilization by the people. Though the telecom penetration in India has been rapid but the Internet and Broadband penetration has been significantly low. However, now Internet & Broadband are being given top priority in India so that the society grows faster.

Wednesday, 1 August 2007

Use Cable Networks for Broadband

Broadband penetration has been a big worry with the government recently. Inspite of trying so hard, we are much short of our projected connectivity of 9 million by the end of 2007. We are only 2.2 million now but still we want to set a target of 20 million by 2011. Not a tall order if we have good intentions and right approach. Both these things become rare when there are vested interests and a corrupt system.
We had stal warts of the industry talking about the Broadband proliferat last month in a high level seminar organised by ASSOCHAM, a high profile industry association. This issue carries the thoughts of those people and provides an insight into what can be done to meet our targets. 

August 2007

Friday, August 3, 2007 -- Goldstone Technologies Limited, a leading IPTV provider signed a five year arrangement with Shemaroo Entertainment, for making Shemaroo's video content a part of their IPTV- On Demand Service