MIB directs BARC India to stop ratings of TV channels using landing page

The MIB, in a letter to BARC, has termed the use of landing channels as violation of the provisions of extant interconnection regulations of Telecom R...

TRAI releases recommendations on sharing of infrastructure in television broadcasting distribution sector

The recommendations were made following a directive by the Union Ministry of Information & Broadcasting

Punjab has been a difficult market to crack for advertisers: Ashok Venkatramani

Ashok Venkatramani, CEO, MCCS talks about receiving a license from MIB for Punjabi news channel ABP Sanjha, the potential of the burgeoning economy of...

MIB orders 24-hr blackout of DY 365 & News Time channels

The two North-East based channels have been found violating certain provisions of the Programme Code prescribed under Cable Television Networks (Regul...

MIB extends FM migration GOPA till March 31, 2015

With the Govt yet to announce its decision on TRAI's recommendations on the Phase III migration, radio operators are concerned about when they will ge...

ASCI reduces average complaint processing time to 12 days

ASCI has taken effective action to reduce the complaint processing turnaround time from 45 days two years back to just 12 days on an average currently...

TRAI releases Phase III recommendations, agrees with broadcasters on most points

TRAI has agreed with radio operators on most points, such as granting licenses for 15 years from the date of migration to Phase III and fixing the dat...

We'll have independent external monitors for radio Phase III: Manish Tewari

The I&B Minister has said that external monitors are necessary following CVC & CAG's refusal to be part of the internal ministerial committee, which w...

If ad cap has to be implemented, it should be for everyone: Man Jit Singh

The CEO of MSM & President of IBF maintained that one cannot go easy on certain genres (read news channels) when putting 10+2 ad cap into action

Infrastructure & availability will lead to innovations in b'casting, say experts

With the policy landscape & regulatory dispensation lagging behind the technology advances, industry experts are looking at the Govt to bridge the gap...

Curbs on free speech, price controls impeding innovation in M&E sector: Uday Shankar

A web of processes, regulations and norms has stalled India's economic growth & the future of the country hinges on the ability to embrace new ideas,...

TRAI recommends 49% FDI in news channels, FM radio

TRAI has recommended increasing FDI limit for news channels & that of FM radio services to 49%; for broadcast carriage services, 100% FDI has been pro...

MIB seeks TRAI & PCI's views on FDI cap in b’casting & print media

The paper proposes to raise the existing FDI cap of 26%, which is through FIPB route, to 49% through the automatic route in the news sector

BCCC imposes financial penalty on Big CBS Spark for offensive lyrics

The lyrics were from a rap song 'No Lie' by rappers No Chainz & Drake that was aired on the channel on May 2, 2013

AIR's FM service FM Gold launches in Ludhiana today

This is FM Gold's fifth station, after creating presence in Mumbai, Delhi, Chennai and Kolkata. I&B Minister Manish Tewari has inaugurated the FM...

Govt cancels permissions of 71 TV channels

The permissions have been cancelled due to reasons ranging from non-operationalisation, non-submission of performance bank guarantee to surrender of p...

India and Senegal to set up Joint Working Group in I&B sector

The agreement to set up the Group was taken during a meeting between I&B Minister Manish Tewari & Senegalese Minister Abdul Aziz Mbaye in Delhi on Jul...

MIB seeks TRAI and PCI’s views on revised FDI caps proposal

With the consultations with TRAI & PCI likely to take time, MIB has called for existing limits of FDI caps & entry routes in print & broadcasting to c...

MIB meets media honchos on FDI issue; seeks stakeholders' comments

With opposing views on hiking FDI cap in media, the Govt has decided to step in and bring the stakeholders together to initiate a dialogue for consens...

After 37 years in the Govt, MIB Secy Uday Varma hangs up his boots

Varma had joined as the MIB Secy in October 2011. During his tenure, he led from the front to pan out digitisation in four metros and 38 cities in two...

Majority of towns will be able to get competitive bids: Uday Varma

Talking about radio Phase III, the Secretary of Ministry of Information and Broadcasting throws light on the issue of base price and the e-auction pro...

Delhi HC stays MIB order stopping telecast of Comedy Central

Following this interim relief, the channel is back on air from today after being off air for three days on May 25, 26 and 27

Radio Phase III rollout likely to be completed this FY: Uday Varma

MIB is planning to issue request for proposal this month and put in place an auctioneer in coming two months, says the MIB Secretary

2-min video: Govt still considering giving more teeth to PCI: MIB Secy

Any view on this will be taken after discussions with all stakeholders and evolving a consensus on this issue, says Uday Varma