Viacom To Enhance Its Business Portfolio Plans To Have A Management Restructure

Viacom18 has announced a management restructuring aimed to consolidate its growing portfolio play as it prepares to further enhance performance through focused content innovation and collaboration across brands. Manisha Sharma, who has been the force behind the continued success of Colors, has now been elevated to Chief Content Officer, Hindi Mass Entertainment. In her new role, she will be heading…

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I&B Minister Flags off 9 New DSNG Vans For Doordarshan

DSNG Vans For Doordarshan

Public service broadcaster Doordarshan inducted nine new state-of-the-art broadcast vans on Monday to enhance its ability to provide real-time news to citizens. Union Information and Broadcasting Minister Rajyavardhan Singh Rathore flagged off the vans, four of which are meant for the northeast areas — Gangtok, Kohima, Imphal and Agartala, a statement from Doordarshan said. Apart from this, new Digital Satellite…

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No Proposal to Control Social Media: Govt

In a written reply, Minister of State for Information and Broadcasting Rathore said, “There is no proposal in the ministry to control social media. “However, the ministry proposes to set up a social media hub to facilitate information flow regarding its policies and programmes through social media platforms…” There is no proposal to control social media, the government said on…

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I&B Ministry Tells Television Channels To Use Term Scheduled Castes, Not Dalits

Dalit

The advisory has so far been issued to private TV channels alone. It was unclear whether newspapers and magazines will also have to consider following the guideline in the future. The ministry of information and broadcasting (MIB) has advised TV channels to use the term ‘Scheduled Castes (SC)’ instead of ‘Dalit’ in compliance with directions from the Bombay high court,…

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Broadcasters’ Opinion Contradicts Brand Owners Over The Profitability Of HD Channels

Profitability Of HD Channels

While broadcasters say HD channels are a successful business proposition, brand owners call it a farce. The premium on the HD viewer is too much according to the advertiser but is justified by the broadcaster. MK Anand, MD and CEO, Times Network, explained, “An HD viewer has passed three filters to reach that status. First is to have an HD…

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BARC Is Focusing On RPD In India Collaborated With DTH And Cable Operators

BARC

The Broadcast Audience Research Council (BARC) India has started the exercise of collaborating with direct-to-home (DTH) and cable operators to measure viewership patterns of their set-top boxes. The television audience measurement agency BARC India has rolled out its pilot projects with its current partners, including DEN Networks, Airtel Digital TV and Siti Cable. “We are in discussion with more cable…

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HDR TV

HDR TV

The constant development of the television set has been as relentlessly consistent as any sector in tech during the last half-century. The good thing is, there’s no sign the pursuit of visual perfection is slowing down. With the 3D fad over and app-loaded Smart TVs now standard, the focus of TV-makers is back on creating the best possible two-dimensional image…

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