1/2/12 -- The Information and Broadcasting Ministry has been asked by the Central Information Commission to provide details of the shareholding by Kalanithi Maran in the direct-to-home (DTH) platform, Sun Direct. The CBI had earlier registered a case against Kalanidhi Maran, his younger brother and former Telecom Minister Dayanidhi Maran regarding Aircel-Maxis deal with linkage to investment in Sun Direct.
Zee New Media forays into the OTT segment with Ditto TV launches India’s first-ever OTT TV distribution platform offering LIVE TV and VOD.
Objecting to remarks by Speaker Mohammad Akbar Lone's remarks that "media is under his control", mediapersons covering the Jammu and Kashmir Assembly session in Jammu boycotted the proceedings.
The Pakistan government is preparing new laws and regulations to enforce the Pakistan Media Regulatory Authority rules.
‘9X Jalwa’ India’s First Music Channel completely dedicated to Timeless Bollywood Hits, launched by 9X Media group.
I&B Minister Ambika Soni staunchly denied that the Government wanted to control tools of mass communication.
History TV18, a joint venture between A+E Networks and TV18, launched its eighth regional-language feed in Urdu.
US sports broadcaster ESPN has fired an employee and suspended another for a racist word in connection to basketball player Jeremy Lin who is New York Knicks' guard.
TDSAT organized a seminar on Telecom Disputes Settlement & Appellate Tribunal at Hotel Fidalgo, Panaji, Goa.
Minister of State for Informatiaon and Broadcasting S Jagathrakshakan said today that community radio stations had empowered the masses and gave them a sense of belonging by effectively facilitating the growth of peoples’ empowerment in the far and remote corners of the country.
Jawhar Sircar, until now secretary in the culture ministry, is to be the new chief executive officer of Prasar Bharati.
Anil Ambani-controlled Reliance MediaWorks tied up with Japan’s TV Asahi.
The Broadcast Content Complaints Council has advised member television channels of the Indian Broadcasting Foundation (IBF) to exercise due care while framing plotlines that "focus excessively on mistreatment of women".
Neo Cricket announced that it has acquired telecast rights for the South Africa-New Zealand series from Max, the India broadcast rights holder for international cricket played in New Zealand. The South Africa Tour to New-Zealand will comprise three T20s, ODIs and Tests matches each from 17 February to 23 March.
E-auction for the third phase of FM radio channels will commence in June, Information and Broadcasting secretary Uday Kumar Varma said. The Union Cabinet had approved auctions for the third phase almost a year back on 7 July 2011, but no date had been fixed.
After the arrest of several of its senior staff in a corruption case, Rupert Murdoch, owner of the Sun Tabloid, is under pressure.
Big CBS has transitioned its youth focussed channel, Big CBS Spark, into a music channel for the youth.
The Foreign Investment Promotion Board (FIPB) has permitted Oxigen Services (India), Gurgaon, induction of `10.6 million in foreign direct investment or non-resident India inflow for carrying out various businesses.
SS Music channel, renamed as SS TV, has been suspended for seven days from 15 to 22 February and transmission or retransmission of the channel on any platform throughout India. The Court had, according to the Information and Broadcasting Ministry, directed for a fresh period of suspension. Hence, the Ministry order.
Reliance Broadcast Network Limited (RBNL) launched a show simultaneously on its FM radio and television channels, the first time that this has happened in India.
The Bangladesh Premier League, has roped in ESPN Star Sports as the official broadcaster of the tourney.
The report of the Central Vigilance Commission on former Prasar Bharati CEO B S Lalli should be made public before 29 February, the Central Information Commission has said in a direction to the government.
Big CBS launches 3 channels ie. Big CBS Prime, Big CBS Love and Big CBS Spark in Sri Lanka.
BBC Worldwide Channels Asia has launched BBC Knowledge, BBC Lifestyle, BBC Entertainment and CBeebies on Thailand cable and satellite television operator, TrueVisions.
The Walt Disney Company (South East Asia) Pte Ltd (TWDC SEA) has bought out all the shares of Ronnie Screwvala and Unilazer and Unilazer HK in UTV Software Communications.
The All India Football Federation has given its backing to the Premier League Soccer, the franchise-based soccer league launched by West Bengal's football governing body, the IFA.
Endemol, announced the closure of its international sports business exactly three years after it was launched in January 2009.
High Definition digital cable set-top boxes (STBs) from Cisco are to be rolled out by Gujarat Telelink Private Ltd. (GTPL) in the Kolkata Metropolitan Area (KMA).
The Information and Broadcasting Ministry has been asked by the Central Information Commission to provide details of the shareholding by Kalanithi Maran in the direct-to-home (DTH) platform, Sun Direct. The CBI had earlier registered a case against Kalanidhi Maran, his younger brother and former Telecom Minister Dayanidhi Maran regarding Aircel-Maxis deal with linkage to investment in Sun Direct.