MIB's TRP Committee Report: AAAI President Nagesh Alai in conversation

In conversation with exchange4media, AAAI President Nagesh Alai speaks on agencies paying for research and AAAI being an active constituent of Broadca...

ASCI move for more stringent self-regulation of ads

In a move to strengthen self regulations of advertising content in India, ASCI is reaching out to other regulatory authorities and is organising a con...

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...

MIB nod to Indian edition of ‘Fortune’ magazine

The Ministry of Information & Broadcasting has approved the publication of Indian edition of ‘Fortune’ magazine under the title ‘Fortune India’, deali...

Discovery Networks APAC expands channel bouquet in India with Discovery HD

Close on the heels of launching Discovery Science and Discovery Turbo channels in January 2010, Discovery Networks Asia-Pacific has now expanded its c...

MIB bans FTV till March 21 for showing nudity on channel

The Ministry of Information & Broadcasting has prohibited transmission/ re-transmission of FTV channel with effect from 7.00 pm on March 12, 2010 till...

Government likely to moot 3-tier content regulation for news channels

The Government was likely to implement content regulation in three tiers for news channels, said Uday Kumar Varma, Special Secretary, MIB, at the thre...

MIB's TRP Committee Report: Recommendations may impact TAM Media Research

MIB’s TRP Committee’s recommendation of crossholding and breaking up television research into stages may impact TAM Media Research.

MIB's TRP Committee Report: 15 recommendations stated

The Committee set up by the Ministry of Information & Broadcasting to review the TRP measurement in India submitted its report with 15 key recommendat...

India News banks on regional channels

Regional channels are more profitable and the economy of scale is helpful for a group entity to be viable in the long run, says Kartikeya Sharma

NBA asks MIB to order third party audit of TAM’s systems

News Broadcasters Association has also suggested other steps to MIB and has requested it to direct TAM to suspend data till these are achieved

“Commercialisation is taking toll on content”

Uday Kumar Verma, Secretary, Information & Broadcasting Ministry feels that news b’casting is facing content credibility challenges

MIB seeks answers on TV ratings issue

MIB has written to TRAI to recommend an accreditation mechanism for TV ratings and to TAM asking for a third party audit

MIB sets up control room to oversee transition to digital

The Ministry, through this initiative, aims to address and clarify various queries of consumers and stakeholders

MIB seeks TRAI’s advice on cable TV sector reforms

The Ministry has knocked on TRAI’s door to solve issues related to ground based channels operated at the level of cable TV operators/MSOs

DAS Phase II: MIB confident of meeting deadline

I&B Secy Uday Kumar Varma says that 16 mn STBs would be required to digitise the 38 cities, of which 6 mn TV sets are already digitised

DAS Phase II: LCOs switching off channels to create demand

In a move to tackle customer apathy towards installing STBs, LCOs in Rajasthan have taken to switching off channels to generate demand for STBs

Cable operators contest Govt claim of 55% digitisation

Cable operators say that the Government data also includes DTH figures; they maintain that only 30-35% of the STB installation has been done so far

2-min video: DAS delay not in anybody’s interest: Supriya Sahu

Supriya Sahu, Joint Secretary, MIB speaks about the status on Phase II digitisation and impact of hike in import duties on set top boxes

60% digitisation achieved in Phase II: Uday Kumar Varma

The I&B Secy said that Ahmedabad, Amritsar & Ludhiana are reporting near complete switchover, while progress is not so satisfactory in Ranchi & Srinag...

TRAI releases consultation paper on mechanism for TV ratings

The key issues discussed in the consultation paper include sample size, secrecy of sample homes, cross holding between rating agencies and their users

TRAI releases consultation paper on mechanism for TV ratings

The key issues discussed in the consultation paper include sample size, secrecy of sample homes, cross holding between rating agencies and their users

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

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...

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