Thursday, 23 June 2011

Broadcast Asia 2011 and Communic Asia 2011

Broadcast Asia and Communic Asia 2011 is going on good with many ways. Many new manufacturers have come. Production, Cable TV, IPTV, Cloud Computing etc have come in this exhibition, right to other technologies also.

Saturday, 18 June 2011

Academy moves court against Star Vijay for creating Oscar lookalike

Star Vijay has landed itself in a troubled legal muddle by designing its award statuette as a look-alike of the Oscar awarded by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences in the United States.

Sahara taps Boney Kapoor to lift entertainment biz

Sahara India Pariwar has tappedBollywood producer Boney Kapoor to lift its media and entertainment business that includes television broadcasting and film production.

IPL4 fails to impact GEC viewership

The biggest monster for the Hindi general entertainment channels – Indian Premier League (IPL) – has been tamed this One may call it overdose of cricket or better programming on GECs or the charm of IPL wearing thin, but the fact of the matter is that for the first time in the last four years, the GEC genre did not see any fall during the IPL and, indeed, has seen a healthy growth. As per data provided by TAM for C&S, 4+ years, in the Hindi speaking market, the overall genre share of the Hindi GECs has actually gone up compared to its share in the two weeks prior to the IPL. Also, with the new shows post IPL, the GEC genre has actually stepped up the ladder.

Wednesday, 15 June 2011

DoT readies big-ticket changes in telecom policy

The Department of Telecommunications (DoT) is considering sweeping changes in the country's proposed new telecom policy. The department is planning a complete overhaul of the archaic Indian Telegraph Act. Under the new telecom policy, DoT also wants to replace the rollout obligation clause for broadband operators with a new incentive scheme. Other key proposals include re-farming of spectrum with operators for 3G and 4G and setting up of a telecom security council to oversee and audit all issues in this area. 
The internal groups in DoT, set up to look into various aspects of the telecom industry and put together the new telecom policy, have given broad suggestions which will come up for final discussions before a draft policy statement is prepared. 

TDSAT blames govt for DTH portability delay

In what may come as a surprise, it is the government and not the private DTH operators which is responsible for the lack of interoperability among the various DTH set-top boxes.
Further, thanks to inaction on the part of the government and the regulator, private DTH firms have continued to violate the licensing conditions over the past eight years.
Taking a critical note of the Union government’s functioning in the broadcast sector, the Telecom Disputes Settlement and Appellate Tribunal (TDSAT) has said that due to lack of active policy initiatives by both the information and broadcasting ministry and the sector regulator — Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (Trai) — millions of DTH consumers today have no choice but to become slaves of their respective DTH service providers.

Thursday, 9 June 2011

TRAI Chairman deposes before JPC on 2G scam

Telecom Regulatory Authority of India Chairman J S Sarma told the Joint Parliamentary Committee inquiring into the 2G Spectrum scam about its methodology and process for arriving at recommendations on allocation of 2G spectrum. 
TRAI had recommended cancellation of 74 licences issued between 2006 and 2008 and also advised against placing a cap on the number of service providers in contrast to the Department of Telecom's recommendation for placing such a cap, he said. 

Aadhaar leak: EPFO discontinues services provided through Common Service Centre

Following fear of Aadhaar data leak, the Employees Provident Fund Organisation (EPFO) on May 2 said it has discontinued services provided t...