Friday, 27 May 2016

Win At Well-Being Care World TV To Quiz Viewers On Health & Wellness – Launches ‘Health Quiz’

India’s leading health and wellness television channel, Care World TV in an attempt to make well-being an interactive subject, has launched Health Quiz. A daily quiz session, Health Quiz will constitute simple but puzzling questions on wellness related subjects. The nine year old TV channel endeavours to evoke the minds and interests of viewers on diverse, critical health topics. Viewers are invited to respond via SMS and the result is announced on the same day. The winners also stand a chance to win exciting prizes.

Tata Sky adopts Next Gen Digital Payment Platform

Tata Sky, a pioneer of innovative services in the DTH industry, has partnered with TechProcess Payment Services, India’s leading electronic payments company for the Next Gen Digital Payments Platform. This platform will empower multi-mode online and mobile payments for Tata Sky and will provide convenience and safety for consumers to make digital payments.

Wednesday, 25 May 2016


Bharti Airtel has connected 38.47 million broadband connections till 31 March 2016.

Sterlite takes over Elitecore, becomes a puue play telecom player.

Sterlite Technologies has now become a  pure play telecom-focused player following the demerger of its power business into Sterlite Power Transmission Ltd and completion of Elitecore Technologies' merger. The company has also implemented a new brand identity and a logo. 

Monday, 23 May 2016

Siti Cable entres North East through JV route

Creating a well established digital network in West Bengal, Bihar, Odisha and Jharkhand, Siti Cable  has NOW acquired 50% stake in Assam-based independent multi-system operator (MSO) Axom Communications & Cable (ACC) making an entry  in the North East, where the Phase III & IV market dominates.. The acquisition has been made through Siti Cable’s Kolkata based subsidiary Indian Cable Net Company Ltd (ICNCL). ACC, which is now an equal JV between the two companies, will be named ACC Siti Cable. There are three directors from ICNCL side and AXOM has two directors in the JV which is already operational. From Siti Cable side, the three directors on the company’s board are Anil Malhotra, Suresh Sethiya and Anil Jain. Sanjeev Narain and Gautam Bharali are directors from Axom.

MIB will not cap the number of TV channels for Downlinking

The Government has no intention to put a cap on the number of TV channels permitted to downlink in the country.

TIMES NOW hires Sky Media for ad sales in the UK

TIMES NOW, the English News Channel of Times Network has picked up Sky Media, the largest media sales agency in the UK for its ad sales in the market. The channel was recently launched in the UK and has received good initial response to its programming and is positive about its rapid growth.

Friday, 20 May 2016

Saugato Bhowmik joins as Head of Integrated Network Solutions at Viacom18

Viacom18 announced Saugato Bhowmik’s appointment as the head of its Integrated Network Solutions (INS) business unit. INS has been instrumental in developing brand solutions for consumers and live properties across music and entertainment genres.

Tuesday, 3 May 2016

Rovi to acquire TiVo in $1.1bn deal

Rovi and TiVo have confirmed a a cash and stock deal of approximately $1.1 billion for acquisition of Television Technology specialist TiVo by the entertainment discovery giant RoVi. 

Back season viewing on streaming platforms helps new shows

SymphonyAM, a data technology and research firm that passively measures integrated cross-media consumption, has revealed the findings from their report about the positive impact that streaming back seasons has on current broadcast TV shows. The study found that an average of 38 per cent of viewers who watched a back season across any platform during the weeks leading up to a season premiere also watched the current season. It also revealed that drama programmes are the most likely to have back season viewing and that Netflix is the primary source of most of this back season viewing.

BARC completes one year, promises new services

On 29th April the Broadcast Audience Research Council (BARC) India, a joint industry body formed for measuring television viewership completed first year of operation. A year ago its launch  was described by some as a watershed moment for the broadcasting industry as the data was said to be more representative, objective and transparent.

Changes in DD strategy backfires

The broadcaster is having to plan to auction prime time slots, leaving producers getting angry.

Court asks BCCI to Star TV and telcos for jointly pre-deposit ing of Rs 1.5 crore

Chief Justice of India TS Thakur on Friday   told  cash-rich BCCI, Star TV and three mobile phone companies, asking them to deposit Rs 1.5 crore jointly before it began adjudicating on a dispute over instant commercial cricket alerts. 

DAVP owed 36 crores to the Government

An exact total of around Rs 36 crore is owed to 271 television channels by the Directorate of Advertising and Visual Publicity. DAVP also owed about Rs 111.7 crore to the print media in 35 states and union territories as on 1 April. DAVP being the nodal advertising department for the government of India releases advertisements on behalf of different ministries/departments.

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...