06/9/13 -- Doordarshan - for the first time will indigenously telecast the show of Zubin Mehta on live on high definition (HD) across 40 nations from Shalimar Garden on the banks of picturesque Dal Lake
Turner International India entered into a partnership with Reliance MediaWorks for post-production services of its entertainment channels, including Cartoon Network, Pogo and WB.
Discovery Tamil, India’s only 24-hour Tamil factual entertainment channel, is set to refresh its look and feel from October 1, 2013. Viewers will be presented a refreshing new look which will also include an appealing new logo.
Nashik district collectorate has decided to issue notices to the local cable operators (LCOs) who have not cleared entertainment tax dues since April 1 and has threatened to snap transmission to the cable customers falling under their region from October 2nd.
A little more than 10 million subscribers of Dish TV have managed to get a reprieve, after the I & B ministry gave the company a breather for a year more after its Direct to Home (DTH) telecast licence was to expire on the 1st November 13.
The Centre was asked by the Delhi High Court not to take any action without giving three days time to Aastha channel for allegedly telecasting yoga guru Ramdev's political comments. Justice V K Jain disposed of the plea filed by Vedic Broadcasting Limited, the parent company of Aastha channel, against the government's show cause notice.
The Finance Ministry today deferred decision on a proposal by non-resident company P5 Asia Holding Investments, Mauritius, to purchase 50 per cent of the shares in an existing broadcasting company with 100 per cent FDI, from another existing NR investor.
Multi Screen Media (MSM) CEO Man Jit Singh was re-elected as the president of the IBF for the year 2013-14.
Sun TV has filed an appeal with the Telecom Disputes Settlement and Appellate Tribunal (TDSAT) seeking exemption from implementing the ad cap rule starting October 1st.
Hindi television news channel Sahara Samay NCR has been rebranded as Samay Rajasthan, and will now concentrate on Rajasthan rather than the three Indian states of Rajasthan, Delhi and Haryana as before.
Debut feature filmmaker Gyan Correa's Gujarati film 'The Good Road' will represent India at the Oscars 2013 in the Foreign Language Film category.
In a relief to cable subscribers in 38 cities across the country, broadcast regulator TRAI has extended the deadline for collection of Consumer Application Forms (CAF) by Multi System Operators (MSOs) to November 15 from its previous deadline of September 20.
An advisory issued by the ministry said, "In the wake of recent Muzaffarnagar communal riots, some TV channels have been telecasting inflammatory and provocative news or programmes in a sensational manner. They should exercise maximum restraint and caution in reporting matters of this nature.
ABP Group that owns ABP News TV Channels has sold its business magazine Businessworld to Anurag Batra, owner of media group exchange4media, and Vikram Jhunjhunwala, who runs investment banking and asset management firm Shrine Capital.
The Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) has notified the amendments to the Interconnection Regulations applicable for Digital addressable cable TV systems (DAS) and Tariff Order applicable for addressable systems.
DAS has been implemented in Hyderabad and Vishakhapatnam as per the deadline. Among the MSO's Hathway and Incable have switched off their analog signal completely in the MCH area.
Cable TV goes digital in Vishakhapatnam. All analogue signals have been switched off.
Four music channels – Mastiii, 9XM, MTunes, and B4U – had filed a petition against the Telecom Regulatory Authority of India’s (TRAI) order on ad cap, following which, TDSAT imposed a stay on the TRAI order till the next hearing on October 21, 2013.
The media and entertainment industry is expected to exceed Rs 224,500 crore by 2017, growing at a CAGR of 18 per cent from 2012, industry body CII and PricewaterCoopers said in a joint report.
TRAI organised an OHD on platform Distribution at New Delhi.
In fresh recommendations on 'guidelines for TV rating agencies' released by TRAI, it has asked the Information & Broadcasting Ministry to notify guidelines for these agencies within two months.
The Information and Broadcasting ministry has issued a notification as per which cable operators must show 21 DD channels alongwith Lok Sabha channel, Rajya Sabha channel and Gyan Darshan channel to all their subscribers in cities where digitisation has been implemented.
Jalsha Movies acquired the exclusive broadcast rights for two prestigious football events – the Calcutta Football League and IFA Shield Tournament.
The cable TV MSO Manthan Broadband Services in Kolkata has entered in to a contract with IBM India for the maintenance of its Subscribers’ Management System (SMS) as part of its ambitious plan to install nearly 3,000,000 set top boxes in the eastern region by end-2014.
Doordarshan - for the first time will indigenously telecast the show of Zubin Mehta on live on high definition (HD) across 40 nations from Shalimar Garden on the banks of picturesque Dal Lake