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FDI will bring transparency in e-commerce funding, say experts

Players in the e-commerce space believe that apart from improving business infrastructure, FDI will bring transparency in the funding aspects in e-commerce

Abhinav Trivedi Jan 6, 2014 9:03 AM

10+2 ad cap: B'casters might resort to frugal techniques of inventory booking

The Sun TV model of sourcing part of the ad inventory through content partners has hurt their revenues. In case national b'casters hike their inventory cost following the ad cap, frugal techniques will be in play, say experts

Abhinav Trivedi Dec 30, 2013 8:57 AM

Rewind 2013: It was a year of loggerheads for the TV industry - Sunil Lulla

The industry was at constant loggerheads, in an economy which de-grew & an industry whose revenue was flat. The big got bigger, while the small got squeezed, observes the MD & CEO, Times Television Network

Abhinav Trivedi Dec 27, 2013 9:57 AM

Rewind 2013: It was a year of loggerheads for the TV industry - Sunil Lulla

The industry was at constant loggerheads, in an economy which de-grew & an industry whose revenue was flat. The big got bigger, while the small got squeezed, observes the MD & CEO, Times Television Network

Abhinav Trivedi Dec 27, 2013 8:31 AM

BARC gets start-up funds as it gears to commence operations in 2014

It is learnt from highly placed sources in the industry that debt funding from stakeholders is in place. BARC has AAAI, IBF and ISA as its prime stakeholders

Abhinav Trivedi Dec 26, 2013 9:42 AM

IndiaCast - Dish TV order should bring clarity on ORC schemes, say experts

Industry experts see the decision in the IndiaCast UTV Vs Dish TV case as more of a compromise between the two players. They believe that now it will be a game of crowdpulling

Abhinav Trivedi Dec 24, 2013 9:50 AM

Sellers have too long focused on the narrow spectrum of sales: Niraj Dawar

Once you start to uncover costs & risks, you realise that there is tremendous amount of value that the customer is willing to pay that we neglect because of our focus solely on the product, said Prof Dawar in a special interaction with Vikram Sakhuja, Global CEO, Maxus

Abhinav Trivedi Dec 24, 2013 8:15 AM

IndiaCast-Dish TV case: TDSAT decision likely to define rules of DTH distribution

Both IndiaCast and Dish TV are interpreting the court order, which is likely to be in public domain today, in their favour

Abhinav Trivedi Dec 21, 2013 8:46 AM

Rewind 2013: The year when TV industry made a move towards transparency

2013 will be remembered for the substantial efforts in making the broadcast industry transparent & accountable. From ad cap to TAM ratings, accountability was questioned by stakeholders at various phases

Abhinav Trivedi Dec 20, 2013 10:49 AM

Rewind 2013: The year when TV industry made a move towards transparency

2013 will be remembered for the substantial efforts in making the broadcast industry transparent & accountable. From ad cap to TAM ratings, accountability was questioned by stakeholders at various phases

Abhinav Trivedi Dec 20, 2013 9:17 AM

TV distribution: Despite digitisation, old woes continue to haunt stakeholders

Issues such as high carriage fees, disputes with LCOs, MSOs & DTH players, and the unorganised market at the grassroot level continue to be the bone of contention for all stakeholders

Abhinav Trivedi Dec 18, 2013 9:35 AM

TRAI gives MSOs 10 days to complete CAF formalities

If the MSOs fail to complete the formalities within the stipulated time, the regulator has asked the broadcasters to shut down their respective signals by December 31

Abhinav Trivedi Dec 17, 2013 9:01 AM

10+2 ad cap: What next for the broadcast industry?

Industry experts say that some broadcasters might use the NBA petition in the court as a shield or might individually file case in the High Court, but there might be no significant outcome before the polls in 2014

Abhinav Trivedi Dec 14, 2013 10:51 AM

TRAI issues a further directive to MSOs on quality of service norms

TRAI has asked MSOs and broadcasters of pay channels to enter into written interconnection agreements and also reduce the number of terms and conditions

Abhinav Trivedi Dec 14, 2013 8:24 AM

Slow digitisation progress in Chennai leaves b'casters despondent

The distribution in Chennai is still largely on analog mode, being controlled either by SUN TV or Govt-owned ARASU TV. This is not providing a level playing field to players

Abhinav Trivedi Dec 13, 2013 9:17 AM

Week 49 ratings: Zee TV overtakes Colors as No 2

Except Star Plus & Zee TV, the other GECs saw a decline in viewership. Sony, however, saw a small hike, but continued to be placed in the sixth position

Abhinav Trivedi Dec 13, 2013 7:54 AM

English entertainment channels need to be more Indian to expand: Experts

Most content in the English entertainment genre is imported as there is reluctance to invest & create content. Moreover, appointment viewing is less as shows are downloaded & watched

Abhinav Trivedi Dec 11, 2013 8:54 AM

We are not at a point where cartelisation has taken hold: Man Jit Singh

The CEO of MSM maintains that cartelisation will be a win-lose attempt instead of a win-win. If cartels are formed anywhere, it will be the time for the Competition Commission of India to step in, he adds

Abhinav Trivedi Dec 11, 2013 8:35 AM

STAR’s Indian cricket team sponsorship: What prompted the move?

Extending brand equity & viewership base, getting edge over competition and capitalising on the burgeoning cricket sentiment are the prime reasons for STAR's decision

Abhinav Trivedi Dec 10, 2013 8:23 AM

"Media needs accountability, not regulation"

Kapil Sibal, Prasoon Joshi, Anil Dharker & Gurbir Singh stress that media should be transparent in its reporting, present genuine facts & have an unbiased approach towards reporting

Abhinav Trivedi Dec 9, 2013 8:56 AM

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