MIB holds 2nd Task Force meeting for Phases III & IV of digitisation?blur=25

It was stated that with the emphasis on 'Make In India', and the fact that indigenous STB manufacturers have the capacity to deliver the required quantity of STBs, supply orders may be placed with them in advance

exchange4media Staff Nov 25, 2014 8:28 AM

Finance Minister handling MIB is a smart move, say radio players?blur=25

Radio players call the decision to give MIB to Finance Minister Arun Jaitley a wise move on account of the expediency that the interconnectedness of the two portfolios brings in resolving the sector's issues

Abhinn Shreshtha Nov 12, 2014 8:24 AM

 MIB declares Dec 21 as deadline for Phase III applications for MSOs?blur=25

MIB notice also said that Phase III of digitisation is to be completed by December 31, 2015 in the remaining Municipal Corporations and Municipalities

exchange4media Staff Nov 7, 2014 1:12 PM

India Value Fund Advisors to sell 51% stake in Radio City??blur=25

IVFA, the majority stakeholders in Radio City, are looking to offload 51 per cent stake in the FM operators. The VC firm is said to be currently engaged in negotiations with a few major corporations according to industry sources

Abhinn Shreshtha Oct 22, 2014 8:00 AM

MIB still dragging feet over Phase III announcement?blur=25

The radio sector's three-year wait for Phase III is unlikely to get over soon. Though a verbal agreement has been reached, the MIB is yet to sign off on the process

Abhinn Shreshtha Oct 20, 2014 7:56 AM

Ear to the ground, Radio City rewards listeners with loyalty points?blur=25

The FM channel has undertaken a new brand campaign to remain relevant to listeners, include brands and advertisers and reworked its content strategy to prepare for the

Abhinn Shreshtha Sep 18, 2014 8:26 AM

I&B Minister speeds up Phase III migration, signs off ad for tech bids?blur=25

Radio community rejoices as the much-delayed migration to Phase III can now start rolling, hopes government will reconsider the reserve fee structure

Abhinn Shreshtha Sep 4, 2014 8:07 AM

FM Phase III: No reduction of reserve price or frequency gap, but migration formula accepted?blur=25

The Ministry of Information & Broadcasting (MIB) has accepted TRAI's recommendations on increasing license period as well as the TRAI migration fee formula. However, MIB has turned down a review of the reserve price for FM Phase III auctions that had been recommended by TRAI

Abhinn Shreshtha Sep 2, 2014 8:02 AM

Govt turns down TRAI proposal for lower reserve fee for FM Phase III auctions?blur=25

The Ministry of Information and Broadcasting (MIB) has turned down a review of the reserve price for FM Phase III auctions that have been recommended by the Telecom Regulatory Authority of India

exchange4media Staff Sep 1, 2014 11:46 AM

Govt writes to radio operators, accepts TRAI's recommendations?blur=25

Written communication from I&B ministry to AROI says TRAI's recommendations for Phase III migration will be accepted. Radio industry waits for public announcement; invitations for technical bids likely to go out next week

Abhinn Shreshtha Aug 22, 2014 8:49 AM

Private FM players can broadcast AIR news in same format: Govt?blur=25

I&B Minister Prakash Javadekar informed during Question Hour today that private FM radio players will be allowed to broadcast news only from bulletins of AIR. He added that the FM radio policy can be relaxed in future

exchange4media Staff Jul 17, 2014 7:58 AM

Guest Column: Radio needs its fair share of parity with other mediums?blur=25

We expect the govt will soon allow at least 26% FDI in the radio industry as private radio operators also want to feel at par with other mediums, says Nisha Narayanan, COO, RED FM

Nisha Narayanan Jul 16, 2014 8:44 AM

FM Phase III auction set in motion with MIB likely accepting TRAI's proposals?blur=25

The acceptance lends credence to reports that the Prime Minister has set October 2014 as deadline for carrying out Phase III auctions. Announcement on lifting of news ban on private FM is expected soon

Abhinn Shreshtha Jul 7, 2014 8:01 AM

MIB extends FM migration GOPA till March 31, 2015?blur=25

With the Govt yet to announce its decision on TRAI's recommendations on the Phase III migration, radio operators are concerned about when they will get clarity on this particular issue

Abhinn Shreshtha Jul 3, 2014 8:28 AM

I&B Minister gives a boost to radio sector, promises shortening of processes?blur=25

Prakash Javadekar has given positive signals regarding setting up of more community radio channels, lifting of ban on news on FM radio, & speedy implementation of Phase III migration, among others

Abhinn Shreshtha Jun 21, 2014 11:32 AM

Standard minimum guarantee & transparency will help the music royalty issue: Rachna Kanwar?blur=25

Internet radio operators and music labels have to make business sense and arrive upon a mutually beneficial solution for music royalty issue, says Rachna Kanwar, Business Head, Digital Media & New Business, Radio City

Abhinn Shreshtha Jun 6, 2014 8:21 AM

Eliminate policy paralysis in FM sector, implore FM players to the new govt?blur=25

With the change in the centre, private FM operators are hopeful that many long-standing roadblocks, including the Phase III migration, will be resolved quickly

Abhinn Shreshtha Jun 5, 2014 8:15 AM

Ab ki baar, FM radio ko bachao Sarkar! A plea for action?blur=25

In an open letter to the PM and the I&B Minister, Vineet Singh Hukmani, CEO, Next Radio (Radio One), says unshackling private FM radio is a win-win for the government, the players, listeners, advertisers and the exchequer

Vineet Singh Hukmani Jun 5, 2014 7:54 AM

FM Phase III auctions set for October??blur=25

Ministry of Information and Broadcasting has requested for bids from e-auctioneers to conduct the Phase III auctions of FM radio. Sources say that the auction process is likely to be held in October this year

Abhinn Shreshtha May 1, 2014 7:53 AM

Radio operators react positively to TRAI's recommendations?blur=25

The FM radio players have appreciated the fact that TRAI has understood most of the concerns raised by them regarding Phase III migration & extension of license period

Abhinna Shreshtha Feb 26, 2014 8:44 AM