1/6/13 -- Media conglomerate News Corp will cancel its listing on the London Stock Exchange (LSE) due to low levels of trading volume.
LCOs of Kolkata hold a 24-hour bandh from 9.00 am in support of their demands, which they claimed had the full support of the end consumer.
Around 3000 cable operators in the eastern metropolis of Kolkata came on the streets today headed by the Cable Operators Sangram Committee to protest the various packages being offered by broadcasters and multi-service operators as these were not being accepted by the consumers.
Bimal Julka, IAS from MP cadre has been appointed as Secretary, I&B ministry.
The I&B ministry cancelled the licence of 15 channels and suspended the license of seven others for up to 30 days for failing to comply with licensing conditions. Most of these are regional channels. The ministry has also issued notices to 38 channels for making changes in their board of directors and shareholding patterns without government permission.
TRAI extends date for comments on draft amendments to the Interconnection Regulations applicable for DAS and Tariff order by stakeholder to 3rd July.
The e-auction for the third phase of FM Radio is expected to take off 'as soon as possible' with all administrative and other hurdles cleared, according to Information and Broadcasting Ministry secretary Uday Kumar Varma.
The Empowered Group of Ministers decided to refer the issue of spectrum reserve price for the forthcoming auction to the Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI).
The entertainment branch of the Pune district administration has directed multi-system operators (MSOs) and cable operators in the city to expedite the collection of Consumer Application Forms (CAF) from customers.
The Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) has decided to extend the time-line for submission of consumer application forms (CAFs) by subscribers of Digital Addressable Cable TV systems to July 10, 2013. This is the last and final extension. Earlier, the deadline to submit the CAFs was June 25, 2013.
To stay 'live and connected' always, Idea Cellular has launched free Face book Messenger for its subscribers.
Yahoo! and BT have joined hands with Google to curb child pornography on the internet.
Zee Network has changed its logo of the company from ZEE Network to ZEE Entertainment with a punch line "Vasudhaiva Kutumbakam- The World is My family".
The Information and Broadcasting Ministry has cancelled the licences of 20 Multi System Operators (MSOs) for not meeting the conditions for providing digitised cable services.
M/s Vijay Television Pvt Ltd has been permitted to bring in Rs 961.74 crore by foreign promoters for acquiring the existing domestic shareholding in the non-news channel business.
The Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) issued the draft digital addressable system (DAS) interconnect agreement regulations on 5 June 2013 has extended the last date for stake holder to send their comments. At the time of issuing the order, the last date was 18 June 2013. Under the extension, industry stakeholders can send their written comments by 26 June 2013.
The ministry of information and broadcasting has sent an advisory to all news and entertainment television channels on content that encourages superstition and blind belief.
India TV and Bloomberg TV India announced that they have stopped subscribing to data from TAM Media Research Pvt. Ltd.
Zee TV, Star India & Network18 group cancel TAM rating subscriptions.
The News Corp. announced that Murdoch had filed for divorce from Wendi, his third wife in a New York Supreme Court.
Media firm Network18 announced the launch of a 24-hour news channel News18 India in the UK, which would be distributed through a joint venture with Viacom 18.
The state-run BSNL has decided to discontinue the telegraph service from 15 July.
Senior IAS officer Jitendra Shankar Mathur took over as Additional Secretary in the Information and Broadcasting Ministry.
The Advertising Agencies Association of India (AAAI) has come out strongly in support of TAM and stated that discontinuing its ratings service as the broadcasters have been wanting to do is not a good step.
The IBF sent out an advisory to its members on TAM–Broadcaster feud which read as follows: "After the conference calls of 4 June between board members and TAM on issues with TAM (which had been discussed on 19 March) and various other issues many of our members are contemplating stern action and we suggest you do what is in your best interest."
The Ministry of Information and Broadcasting plans to launch an SMS campaign in order to sensitize Cable TV subscribers in Phase-I and Phase-II cities about the need to fill the Consumer Application Form (CAF).The consumers are required to fill the CAF in order to exercise their choice of channels and make the payment for the channels of their choice only.
A consultation paper from the Telecoms Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) reveals that in the first two phases of nationwide digitisation Hathway and DEN have emerged as the leading multi-system operators (MSO) in terms of the seeding of digital set-top boxes (STBs).
TRAI Chairman Rahul Khullar pulled up the top honchos of national MSOs for not submitting the customer data that the regulator had asked for months ago.
Outlook 2013-2017, growth in the industry will come from spending on digitally delivered media during the next five years, although most spending will continue to be on non-digital media as reported by digital TV India.
Star Sports has bolstered its properties with the acquisition of the TV rights for the Fifa Confederations Cup Brazil 2013 which kicks off from 15 June 2013 in Brazil.
ZeeQ, the edutainment channel for children in India, is to air a block of programming each morning under licence from CBeebies the popular BBC brand for new born to six-year-olds.
TRAI issued Draft Telecommunication (Broadcasting And Cable) Services (Fourth) (Addressable Systems) Tariff (Second Amendment) Order, 2013.
TRAI issued Draft Telecommunication (Broadcasting And Cable Services) Interconnection (Digital Addressable Cable Television Systems) (Second Amendment) Regulations, 2013.
The Madras high court has refrained Sun Distribution Services Pvt Ltd from discontinuing in any way the signals for forty-three popular television channels. The interim stay till 10 June was passed by vacation judge Justice R Karuppiah on a petition by Aadhaar Digital Vision Pvt Ltd which had alleged that the signals were sought to be disconnected pending a suit between the parties.
The Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) issued a consultation on monopoly/market dominance in cable TV services, wanting to know if stakeholders agree that the State should be the relevant market for measuring market power in the cable TV sector or suggest alternatives.
The Information and Broadcasting Ministry website mib.nic.in has been completely revamped, adding new information and making it more user-friendly.
US broadcaster CBS has wholly acquired TV Guide Digital, which includes TVGuide.com and TV Guide Mobile.
ESPN Software India (ESIPL) announced that it has signed agreements with Tata Sky and Sun Direct to enable distribution of its newly launched channel Star Sports 2.
Media conglomerate News Corp will cancel its listing on the London Stock Exchange (LSE) due to low levels of trading volume.