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Times Network launches second English news channel Mirror Now

Wed, 22 Mar 2017 19:37:58 GMT

(image) The channel will serve the expanding universe of national English audience, which is seeing growth on account of increased awareness of socio-economic issues and rapid digitisation.



AION Capital Partners picks up majority stake in Essel-Shyam Group's PlanetCast

Tue, 21 Mar 2017 19:40:13 GMT

(image) After the acquisition by AION for an undisclosed sum, PlanetCast will continue to be led by the current management team.



Ads push M&E sector growth 9.1% in 2016; may clip at 13% in 2017

Tue, 21 Mar 2017 16:50:45 GMT

(image) The industry is likely to grow at 13.1 per cent this year, with the economy recovering from the lingering effects of demonetisation and initial uncertainties arising from GST implementation, the FICCI-KPMG report said.



YuppTV to offer original content, partners with film directors and production houses

Thu, 16 Mar 2017 14:09:13 GMT

(image) Exploring concepts beyond cinema, YuppTV Originals will aim to bring forth unconventional story telling in collaboration with the top talent from the movie industry.



Advisory sent to all TV channels that ads must not interfere with programmes: Government

Wed, 15 Mar 2017 16:13:37 GMT

(image) Venkaiah Naidu said 15 advisories and directives were issued since 2012, including the latest on March 10, which said, "All channels are advised to follow the provisions contained in rule 7(10) of the Advertising Code scrupulously".



BARC India to set up committee to deal with unfair practices

Tue, 14 Mar 2017 18:37:46 GMT

(image) “We are setting up an independent body, which will be headed by a retired high court or Supreme Court judge,” Sudhanshu Vats, chairman BARC India said.



Pained to see current state of sports broadcasting: RC Venkateish, DSPORT head honcho

Tue, 14 Mar 2017 10:20:42 GMT

(image) Venkateish is a veteran in the sports broadcasting industry. He was in charge of India operations of ESPN-Star Sports from 2003-2010.



Tree House MD Rajesh Bhatia accuses ZEE's Subhash Chandra of unethical practices

Tue, 14 Mar 2017 08:09:40 GMT

(image) Rajesh Bhatia has clarified that EOW has registered the FIR on the basis of a “false complaint” filed by Dhelia.



TRAI says consumer protection is priority in new regulation for broadcasting industry

Mon, 06 Mar 2017 13:50:01 GMT

(image) TRAI chairman RS Sharma said that consumer wants more and more transparency in the packages offered by the broadcasters but it is observed that the terms and conditions are not widely published for information of the consumers.



TV viewers in India now much more than all of Europe’s

Thu, 02 Mar 2017 20:12:42 GMT

(image) TV now is watched by 780 million citizens in India. ​​By comparison, Europe has a population of about 745 million.



Sony, BBC Worldwide JV to launch Sony BBC Earth in India on March 6

Wed, 01 Mar 2017 13:23:31 GMT

(image) The channel will debut with 19 hours of original content every week as it will take on giants like Discovery Network, National Geographic and History TV18.



Sony Pictures Networks India completes the first phase of two-phase acquisition of Ten Sports Network

Tue, 28 Feb 2017 09:33:04 GMT

(image) ET had first reported in August last year that SPN was in talks to acquire ZEE's sports business. Later, in September, the two companies had announced that SPN will buy the Ten network for $385 million.



Radio Mirchi buys 21 new frequencies in FM auctions

Mon, 27 Feb 2017 19:44:23 GMT

(image) These frequencies are expected to become operational towards the end of 2017-18, and will increase the company’s footprints to 64 cities from 43 at present.



Radio Mirchi picks up 21 frequencies in 2nd batch of Phase III auctions

Mon, 27 Feb 2017 14:24:15 GMT

(image) These frequencies are expected to become operational towards the end of 2017-18 and will increase the company’s footprints to 64 cities.



MNS now threatens Colours over dance between Shivaji and Afzal khan

Mon, 27 Feb 2017 09:06:06 GMT

(image) Colours have apparently shown the two contestants dancing in a duel culiminating in the death of Afzal Khan by Shivaji at the end of the dance.