Tuesday, 19 January 2016
Shri Sunil Arora, Secretary I&B has said that as part of the Government’s effort to promote the Indian film industry and India’s “Soft Power” it has been decided to institute a new award category under the National Film Awards titled “The Most Film Friendly State/UT”. This award will be conferred for the first time at the 63rd National Film Awards to be held on 3rd May 2016. The award will be conferred by the Hon’ble President of India. Shri Arora announced this while delivering his address at the inaugural function for the Public screening of Indian Panorama-2015 films at Siri Fort Auditorium in New Delhi on 18 January.
Viacom International Media Networks (VIMN) has promoted Paras Sharma to senior vice president of MTV & Comedy Central Brands and Digital Media, Asia, with immediate effect.
Channel V vice president programming Lavanya Anand has put in her papers at the company.
Star India distribution head Krishnan Kutty will now look after the English cluster at the company.
Monday, 18 January 2016
Sony Pictures Network (SPN) has announced that its over-the-top digital platform Sony LIV will livestream the Australian Open, the international tennis tournament, for free. The live matches will be available for viewing from January 18-31, on the SonyLiv Android and iOS Mobile app, as well as the Sony LIV website.
The Prime Minister, Shri Narendra Modi launched the Start-up India initiative in New Delhi on 16 January 2016. The launch by the Prime Minister this evening was preceded by a day-long workshop on various aspects of entrepreneurship.
DD has decided to use Indian CAS from ByDesign to encrypt all its channels after migrating to MPEG4 compression system that will allow the pubcaster to increase its channels from 64 to 112 on its Free Dish FTA DTH service. According to sources, migration for MPEG2 to MPEG4 will take place in two phase starting from January.
As told to the High Court of Punjab & Haryana in Chandigarh, The Ministry of Information & Broadcasting is not going to press for implementation of DAS in Phase III cities till the High Courts decide on the pending cases.
Saturday, 9 January 2016
Bollywood actress Priyanka Chopra has won the Favourite Actress in a New TV series award at the People’s Choice Awards 2016 for her leading role in American TV thriller series ‘Quantico’.
Union Minister for Information & Broadcasting Shri Arun Jaitley, Minister of State for Information & Broadcasting Col. Rajyavardhan Rathore and I&B Secretary Shri Sunil Arora on 9 January 2016 held wide ranging interaction with the recently constituted Shyam Benegal Committee in Mumbai. The Ministry of Information & Broadcasting on January 1st, 2016, constituted an Expert Committee under the chairmanship of Shri Shyam Benegal to recommend broad guidelines for certification of films by the Central Board of Film Certification, CBFC.
With cable operators rushing to state High Courts against closure of Phase III and getting stay orders, implementation of digital addressable system has almost halted. The Ministry of Information and Broadcasting (MIB) has become worried and decided to take the matter to the Supreme Court.
MIB will be filing the petition in the apex court to club the orders from different high courts to get all stays vacated in one stroke.
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