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Industry expects digital costs to go up post levying of service tax

Marketers & agencies say that costs will now be passed on to the advertiser, making digital advertising more expensive, while others say that it is a setback for a sector that has been booming over the last couple of years

Abhinn Shreshtha Jul 11, 2014 10:39 AM

Print players heave a sigh of relief on exemption from service tax

Print players are happy to have been exempted from service tax on sale of space for ads in print media. No imposition of import duty on newsprint is also seen as a positive step for the print industry

Abid Hasan Jul 11, 2014 9:36 AM

Meelo Evaru Koteswarudu retains top position for the 4th week across Telugu GECs

As per the latest TAM data for week 27, the show has garnered an average of 7.79 TVRs in the CS ABC 4+ audiences over 4 days in 6 hours, the highest rating for a weekly show in Telugu TV industry

exchange4media Staff Jul 11, 2014 9:21 AM

Sony MAX premieres horror flick 'Darr @ The Mall'

The film is about an eerily emptied-out 'Amity' mall which has the management on a quest to dispel rumours about the mall being haunted

exchange4media Staff Jul 11, 2014 9:06 AM

Industry expects digital costs to go up post levying of service tax

Marketers & agencies say that costs will now be passed on to the advertiser, making digital advertising more expensive, while others say that it is a setback for a sector that has been booming over the last couple of years

Abhinn Shreshtha Jul 11, 2014 9:02 AM

Mindshare launches Life+, global wearable technology group

Life+ is headed by Jeff Malmad, MD of Mobile at Mindshare North America. The unit has already formed a strategic partnership with MapMyFitness

exchange4media Staff Jul 11, 2014 8:59 AM

EY hails FM's proposal of funds for start-ups in M&E sector & community radio stations

Rakesh Jariwala & Ashish Pherwani, Partners, EY share their opinion on start-up funds, introducing service tax on sale of ad space, measures to reduce litigation on various direct and indirect taxes & funds for community radio stations proposed in the Budget

exchange4media Staff Jul 11, 2014 8:46 AM

Budget 2014: Service tax extended to sale of ad space on online & mobile

• Sale of ad space in print media exempted from service tax • Rs 100 cr allocated for community radio • New 24x7 TV channel for North East • Kisan Television to be launched for farmers

exchange4media Staff Jul 11, 2014 8:34 AM

Budget Bytes: It's a balanced Budget with a lot of intent - Mitrajit Bhattacharya

The Publisher & President, Chitralekha finds FM Arun Jaitley's maiden Budget to be a growth-oriented Budget, which makes no unrealistic targets. The stock market reaction has also been cautious

Mitrajit Bhattacharya Jul 11, 2014 8:30 AM

Budget Bytes: "3 Budget-day ideas the media didn't push hard enough"

Increasing duty on cigarettes, dealing with retrospective taxation, and promise of prompt decision-making offer a lot of hope for the nation. However, these very issues didn’t get enough focus from the media, says Rohit Bansal

Rohit Bansal Jul 11, 2014 8:28 AM

Our three-pronged strategy ensures we stay ahead of the competition: Saurabh Yagnik

With 8 to 9 players in the Hollywood movie genre and movies changing hands due to the business structure with studios in Hollywood it was important to not be a blind spot for consumers, says Saurabh Yagnik, EVP & Business Head, Sony PIX

Collin Furtado Jul 11, 2014 8:25 AM

Lo & behold: A Budget that is all set to make a truly 'Digital India'

From building electronic platforms, integrating government departments, digital classrooms, introduction of e-visas, to increasing broadband penetration, the Modi-fied budget proposals are full of steps aimed at giving India the much-needed digital push

Ankur Singh Jul 11, 2014 8:23 AM

Guest Column: It is a commendable Budget, grounded in pragmatism: Sudhanshu Vats

Sudhanshu Vats, Chairman, CII National Committee on Media & Entertainment and Group CEO, Viacom18 Media pens down an enthusiastic opinion on the Budget exclusively for exchange4media

Sudhanshu Vats Jul 11, 2014 8:18 AM