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Editors cautiously optimistic about said govt move of regulating journalism curriculum

exchange4media speaks to senior editors to seek their opinion on whether the govt should assign a regulatory body to monitor how journalism and mass communication is taught in the country

Abid Hasan Jan 12, 2015 8:01 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

Experts divided over TRAI's move on cross media ownership

While some industry experts believe TRAI's notification will bring transparency in the system, others question TRAI’s jurisdiction to be sitting in judgement over media ownership

Abid Hasan Jul 29, 2013 8:39 AM

MIB meets media honchos on FDI issue; seeks stakeholders' comments

With opposing views on hiking FDI cap in media, the Govt has decided to step in and bring the stakeholders together to initiate a dialogue for consensus

Abid Hasan Jul 2, 2013 8:16 AM

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 phases

Abid Hasan Jun 28, 2013 8:09 AM

Govt may start its own TV ratings system, if impasse continues: Uday Varma

The MIB Secy is critical of the current state of affairs in the ratings system & has called for a transparent mechanism to choose the audience sample size

Abid Hasan Jun 26, 2013 8:15 AM

TRAI extends date for comments on monopoly in cable TV sector

Stakeholders can send their comments till July 1. MIB has sought TRAI’s recommendations on restrictions on MSOs to prevent monopolies of interest

Abid Hasan Jun 25, 2013 7:45 AM

Can't run a Rs 40,000-cr industry on imperfect ratings system: Uday Varma

The MIB Secy supports a transparent system & says TAM has not been satisfactory. But, he is also against broadcasters dictating terms for ratings

Abid Hasan Jun 24, 2013 7:57 AM

TAM row fallout: Request proposals for BARC system pick up

BARC has received 18 RFPs on measurement issue from various entities. The Council expects to start the full-fledged service around March-April next year

Abid Hasan Jun 21, 2013 8:34 AM

TRAI releases consultation paper on monopoly of cable operators

The objective is to prevent monopolies of interest in order to ensure fair competition, improved quality of service and equity

Abid Hasan Jun 4, 2013 8:52 AM

Vivid: Takeover of TV channels: Not possible, Madam Chief Minister!

Annurag Batra of exchange4media talks about Mamata Banerjee’s decision to take over channels Tara Newz and Tara Muzik on "humanitarian grounds"

Annurag Batra May 29, 2013 7:35 PM

News channels opt for self regulation on ad duration from today

Instead of following TRAI's 10+2 ad cap diktat, Hindi news channels will follow 18+3 ad duration from May 15, while for English news channels it will be 15+3

Abid Hasan May 15, 2013 1:39 AM

It's incorrect to say MIB is not dealing with paid news: Uday Varma

The MIB Secretary maintains that paid news is a complex phenomenon and will require a comprehensive approach by several agencies and ministries

Abid Hasan May 9, 2013 8:52 PM

Radio Phase III rollout likely to be completed this FY: Uday Varma

MIB is planning to issue request for proposal this month and put in place an auctioneer in coming two months, says the MIB Secretary

Abid Hasan May 2, 2013 11:06 PM

Saradha fallout: MIB asks channels to reveal equity structure

MIB Secretary Uday Varma has said that the Govt might cancel the licence of any channel found violating the shareholding & equity structure rules

Abid Hasan Apr 30, 2013 8:11 PM

2-min video: Govt still considering giving more teeth to PCI: MIB Secy

Any view on this will be taken after discussions with all stakeholders and evolving a consensus on this issue, says Uday Varma

Abid Hasan Apr 30, 2013 7:10 PM

BARC ratings system may be online by Mar 2014, feels MIB Secy

MIB Secretary Uday Varma has welcomed the broadcasters & ad agencies coming together to create a credible and transparent television rating system

Abid Hasan Apr 29, 2013 7:00 PM

I'm planning to meet TRAI Chairman on the ad cap issue: Uday Varma

The MIB Secretary feels that while the 12-min ad cap could stretch to 13-15 minutes, he questions why ads are stretching to 30-35 minutes in a clock hour

Abid Hasan Apr 26, 2013 7:47 PM

MIB mulling 24-hour news channel on AIR

The Govt is exploring various aspects & technicalities involved in launching a 24-hour news channel on All India Radio, says I&B Secretary Uday Varma

exchange4media Staff Apr 16, 2013 7:09 PM

2-min video: There will be a delay in DAS Phase II: Preet Dhupar

It will be difficult to meet the March 31 deadline as targeting 38 cities is not a small task under any circumstances, says the COO of BBC India

Abid Hasan Mar 21, 2013 7:10 PM