Friday, 27 November 2015

Ideal Group launches ‘Ideal-Live’ a new rental service for live news and sport

Ideal Group on 26 November 2015 announced the launch of Ideal-Live, a new equipment rental service for professional mobile video gathering. The service will be initially offered through Ideal’s offices in Malaysia, Singapore, and Indonesia and will be rolled out across the rest of Asia Pacific in early 2016.

Discovery Channel Premieres ' Racing Extinction' as Aglobal Television Event on Decmber 2

Discovery Channel will broadcast Academy Award®-winning director Louie Psihoyos’ film RACING EXTINCTION in India on Wednesday, December 2 at 9PM.  Discovery, the #1 distributed TV brand in the world, will premiere RACING EXTINCTION in 220 international markets across the world within a span of 24 hours.

President lauds media, expresses faith in its ability to stay ahead of tech curve

President Pranab Mukherjee said on 26 November that technology expansion will pose a problem but expressed confidence that the media will succeed in overcoming the challenge.

CBI allegs Peter Mukerjea and Indrani siphoned off 900 crores from INX through Shenna Bora's account

Former media baron Peter Mukerjea and his wife Indrani allegedly siphoned off funds to the tune of Rs 900 crore from their company 9X Media through a layer of nine companies. The CBI made the submission while telling the court that it has sought Interpol's help in seeking access to overseas bank accounts of the Mukerjeas even as it secured extension of Peter's custody till November 30.

TRAI releases Consultation Paper on to expedite the next round of Spectrum Auction

The Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) on 26 November 2015 released the Consultation Paper on "Valuation and Reserve Price of Spectrum in 700,800,900, 1800, 2100, 2300 and 2500 MHz Bands".

Balu cable to get Sun Network signals on provisional terms

Awaiting completion of physical verification of MSOs SLR, Sun Network has been directed by the Telecom Disputes Settlement and Appellate Tribunal to enter into a provisional interconnect agreement with Balu Cable Network and commence supply of signals so that MSO services do not get dissupted.

One month before the Phase III deadline, only 550 MSOs registered to cover 40 million households

Racing against time, the MIB is trying to register as many MSOs as possible before the Phase III deadline of 31 December 2015. Out of a total of 550 MSOs registered till date 318 have been registered in the last five months only. At the end of Phase II (31 Mar 2013) there were only 115 registered MSO.

Tuesday, 3 November 2015

MSM rebrands itself as Sony Pictures Networks

Celebrating its 20th anniversary in India, Multi Screen Media, has rebranded itself into Sony Pictures Networks (SPN). SPN will be a division of Sony Pictures Entertainment.

Russia launches a free-to-air sports TV channel ‘Match TV’

A new free-to-air sports channel from NTV-owner Gazprom, called Match TV went on air on 1 November in Russia

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...