Only MIB-Permitted Channels Can Get Temporary Uplinking For Live Events


Only news and current affairs TV channels permitted by the Information and Broadcasting Ministry can be permitted permission to live telecast events on a temporary basis. The Ministry has clarified that no channels except those approved by the Government can be given temporary permission for uplinking for telecasting events. Ministry sources told that this order has been given in…

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DD FreeDish Auction To Resume In February, Different Reserve Prices For GEC, News & Regional Channels | 16 January 2019

Almost eighteen months after it put off its last e-auction for Doordarshan’s FreeDish, Prasar Bharati has now announced its 38th e-auction for 11 February with differential reserve prices for general entertainment, news and regional channels. After the auction slated for 22 August 2017 was put off as the public service broadcaster wanted to revise its policy, some aspirant channels had…

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Govt. May Launch Broadband Services Readiness Index For States

Broadband Services

The government is planning to launch broadband services readiness index of states based on parameters like infrastructure, approval processes and utilization of high speed Internet, a top telecom department official said. “According to a study by ICRIER (a research firm), $100 billion investment will have seven-fold multiplier effect on GDP. There is a need of a national mission to make…

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Government Plans Education Channel With Video Lessons On New Concepts

Education Channel

The school education department in collaboration with the Tamil Nadu Arasu Cable TV Corporation Limited (TACTV) is expected to launch a new channel on January 15 to improve the academic knowledge of the students and inculcate moral values. Named ‘Education Channel’, it will be available on the channel number 200. A source involved in the project said, “We are planning…

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STB Market Growing Globally India Is Having A Promising Industry Too

STB Market Growing

The global set-top box (STB) market to grow at a CAGR of 2.84% during the period 2017-2021. Growth is expected in the Asia Pacific region, with disposable incomes rising in developing economies, especially in India and China. Production of set-top boxes by local companies is leading to increased competition with global set-top box manufacturers and putting pressure on prices. The…

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TRAI In Favour Of Upgrading Audience Measurement Method Seeks Views Of Stakeholders

Audience Measurement Method

India’s Telecom Regulatory Authority (TRAI) wants to update and possibly revise its existing TV audience measurement and ratings system.  TRAI has issued a consultation paper for stakeholder comments on the existing Broadcast Audience Research Council (BARC) rules, and whether the process needs revision. TRAI has indicated that while most users are happy with BARC there are suggestions that it needs…

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