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Budget 2014: FDI hike, simplified taxes, boost to DAS top M&E industry’s wish list?blur=25

The M&E industry has high expectations from Modi Govt's first Union Budget, with the wish list including hike in FDI in media to 49%, relief from multiple tax points, faster implementation of DAS, revival of the industry & more

Abid Hasan Jul 8, 2014 9:10 AM

New I&B Minister Prakash Javadekar woos broadcast CEOs and heavyweights?blur=25

Media leaders display high optimism in Javadekar following his commitment to media freedom, affinity to the press and strong inclination towards reform in the field

Abid Hasan May 29, 2014 8:22 AM

Broadcasters keep wishlist ready for new I&B Minister?blur=25

From continued thrust on digitisation to a more reasonable ad cap, removal of carriage fees to more openness on self regulation - b'casters have several expectations

Abid Hasan May 19, 2014 10:05 AM

Expectations high from BARC, but will it deliver??blur=25

Broadcasters expect BARC to perform on several parameters such as a robust sample size, transparency, responsiveness, consistency and security

Abid Hasan Feb 24, 2014 8:07 AM

It is time for b'casters to focus on customer delight: Ashok Venkatramani?blur=25

The CEO of ABP News talks about the importance of collaborative working between b'casters, agencies and advertisers, and the need to be innovative in a VUCA world

Priyanka Mehra Nov 12, 2013 7:51 AM

There is need to move from buying reach to buying impact, say experts?blur=25

Brands need to put pressure on media to start selling profiles and not vanilla demographics, say industry experts while speaking at ISA's Global CEO Conference in Mumbai

Shobhana Nair Oct 31, 2013 8:04 AM

NDTV's KVL Narayan Rao re-elected as NBA President?blur=25

Ashok Venkatramani, CEO, ABP News has been elected as Vice President, while B Saikumar, Group CEO, Network18 has been elected as Honorary Treasurer

exchange4media Staff Sep 21, 2013 8:44 AM

Talent crisis is hampering the growth of media industry: Experts?blur=25

Not enough is being done to groom the mid-level to take up leadership positions, leaders in the media industry said at the IMPACT Careers 360 Conference

Abid Hasan Jul 1, 2013 8:42 AM

ABP News announces the best cities to live in India?blur=25

Nagpur, the best city to live in India and also the greenest city with best health care services and public transport

exchange4media Staff Mar 7, 2013 9:05 PM

“DAS Phase I over, but consumers remain untouched”?blur=25

Ashok Venkatramani, CEO, MCCS takes a reality check on the digitisation process in India & lists out the ground realities for broadcasters & consumers

Abid Hasan Mar 1, 2013 7:27 PM

Focus on adding brand value in 2013: Industry experts?blur=25

Experts stress that focus should be on how value addition can make a difference to a brand and that innovation is key to bringing this difference

Priyanka Nair Feb 12, 2013 8:20 PM

Many of us will die post digitisation: Ashok Venkatramani?blur=25

The CEO of ABP News listed three facts to state news channels were not prepared for challenges post digitisation; for some, survival itself would be a challenge

Noor Fathima Warsia Sep 1, 2012 8:14 PM

Digitisation deadline extension gets mixed reactions?blur=25

With I&B Ministry’s decision to modify the June 30 deadline, MSOs and LCOs are breathing a sigh of relief; DTH players & broadcasters are disappointed

Dipali Banka Jun 22, 2012 9:42 PM

TRAI ad cap can adversely affect economic growth: Ashok Venkatramani?blur=25

The CEO of MCCS says TRAI’s ad cap will have an effect that goes beyond TV

Ashok Venkatramani May 16, 2012 8:45 PM

IMPACT Annv Spl: Success mantras for news broadcasting industry?blur=25

Ashok Venkatramani, Chief Executive Officer, MCCS, highlights the seven steps to building a flourishing news broadcasting industry.

Ashok Venkatramani Dec 21, 2011 10:46 PM

Star News fortifies digital presence with news websites?blur=25

To firm up its presence in the digital domain, Star News launched Hindi and English versions of its news websites on April 7, 2011. Both the websites have different editorial teams headed by Abhijit Das, Editor, New Media Initiatives. Ram Krishna Laxman is the Head of Marketing for Digital Initiatives.

Nitin Pandey Apr 8, 2011 9:20 AM

Narayan Rao elected NBA President; Barun Das is VP, Ashok Venkatramani is new Treasurer?blur=25

The News Broadcasters Association (NBA) has announced its new office bearers. NDTV’s KVL Narayan Rao has been elected President. He is taking over from Sameer Manchanda of DEN Networks. Zee News’ Barun Das has been elected Vice President, while Ashok Venkatramani of MCCS is the new Treasurer of the Association.

exchange4media Staff Dec 22, 2010 7:48 AM

Vir Sanghvi, Ashok Venkatramani, Madhukar Kamath, Jasmin Sohrabji, Sam Balsara, Sivakumar Sundaram recall lessons of the last decade & define rules of the next?blur=25

The exchange4media Conclave 2010 concluded with a Power Panel that was marked by some intense debate. The panellists – Ashok Venkatramani, Madhukar Kamath, Jasmin Sohrabji, Sam Balsara, Sivakumar Sundaram – gave their views on the learnings from the decade gone by and the expectations from the next decade. Session Chairperson Vir Sanghvi encompassed even the audience in the debate, which made the session very interactive and involving.

Preeti Hoon Jun 10, 2010 8:35 AM