Digitisation deadline pushed back to December 2015

The Modi Government has decided to take this step after taking stock of the various issues involved that are yet to be resolved. These include getting in place the equipment as well as securing the necessary permissions and licences by the cable operators

exchange4media Staff Aug 26, 2014 8:13 AM

We are not a politically funded channel: Vikram Chandra

The Group CEO of NDTV feels that without evidence, hurling allegations is ridiculous. He also feels that there is no reason to doubt that BARC will deliver what is expected out of it

Abhinav Trivedi Mar 20, 2014 10:00 AM

TV 3.1: Value chain needs to improve, say experts

According to industry experts, with time, content over various platforms will serve customised needs of the audiences, hence, broadcasters need to be prepared for a new set of changes

Abhinav Trivedi Mar 14, 2014 8:17 AM

Dish TV targets regional markets with new brand Zing

Zing has been specially conceptualised and customised keeping in mind new regional viewers that are moving over to the digital platform, with content for the Bengali audiences

exchange4media Staff Mar 6, 2014 7:54 AM

“Local customised content has been the main glue for TV viewers worldwide”

India being a diverse country is sure to celebrate its diversity with the availability of more localised broadcast media & specialty content on television, says Rajendra Khare, Founder & CMD, SureWaves

Deepa Balasubramanian Dec 21, 2013 10:18 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

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

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

Video: DD should be the first choice of the lower half of the society: Ranjan P Thakur

The Additional DG of Doordarshan explains why DD is emphasising on the free-to-air service of its Free Dish DTH platform to cater to the vast semi-urban & rural audience

Abid Hasan Dec 5, 2013 9:05 AM

Doordarshan to expand DTH offerings from 59 channels to 120

The new bouquet of channels will be operational from March 31, 2014 and will focus more on the regional market

Abid Hasan Dec 3, 2013 8:20 AM

It is time for b'casters to focus on customer delight: Ashok Venkatramani

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

Evolve or perish - The new law of TV land

Content originality, connect with viewers, specialisation & ease of access are four pillars that TV players need to build their business on to stay abreast with changing times

Abhinav Trivedi Oct 28, 2013 8:17 AM

"We are looking forward to BARC as the present ratings system is not up to the mark"

Avinash Kaul, CEO, ET Now, Times Now & Zoom talks about the content orientation of Zoom, 10+2 ad cap challenge, ratings scenario & paid news, among other things...

Abhinav Trivedi Oct 24, 2013 8:37 AM

Dish TV narrows Q2 FY14 loss to Rs 160 mn

Dish TV India has reported Q2 FY14 standalone operating revenues of Rs 5,926 mn, a growth of 11% over Q2 of last fiscal. Subscription revenues stood at Rs 5,370 mn

exchange4media Staff Oct 24, 2013 8:06 AM

Broadcasters find opportunities in today's VUCA world

The Rupee at an all-time low, the dour economic crisis, the ad cap imbroglio - how are b'casters rising above these difficult situations & looking for growth opportunities?

Shobhana Nair Oct 23, 2013 8:44 AM

Erstwhile Ten Sports CEO Atul Pande decides to leave ZEE

Pande had joined the company in 2009. He is considering few options for his next move and will announce it soon

exchange4media Staff Oct 21, 2013 9:49 AM

Erstwhile Ten Sports CEO Atul Pande decides to leave ZEE

Pande had joined the company in 2009. He is considering few options for his next move and will announce it soon

exchange4media Staff Oct 21, 2013 7:44 AM

Special interest channels to capitalise on DAS to fuel growth

With customised content & positioning, specialised channels aim to not only engage consumers, but also advertisers. As DAS progresses, many more major networks are expected to launch such offerings

Abhinav Trivedi Oct 18, 2013 9:09 AM

40% of STBs should be procured from domestic manufacturers: Uday Varma

With rising Dollar prices & imports becoming costlier, the former I&B Secy feels that it is time for local manufacturers to penetrate the STB market & get the maximum share

Abid Hasan Oct 9, 2013 8:35 AM

We have asked MIB to conduct an external audit on the digitisation process: Manish Tewari

The audit will be done to gauge the satisfaction quotient of b'casters, MSOs, LCOs and consumers, and better the process in Phase III, says the I&B Minister

Abid Hasan Oct 7, 2013 8:52 AM