TRAI To Make Policy Framework For The Broadcasting Sector

The Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) will come out with a policy framework for the broadcasting sector with a vision till 2020, deliberations for which have begun over a two days seminar. The seminar is aimed at re-defining existing business models, understanding evolving technologies, innovation, trends and changing consumer dynamics. A number of experts from India and abroad will…

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SC Grants Stay On The Demand Of Tariff War Broadcasters Are Unhappy With New Tariff Regulations

A division bench of the Supreme Court comprising of Justice Pinaki Chandra Ghose and Justice Rohinton Fali Narman has ceded to the demands of Star India by granting a stay on the tariff order and interconnect regulations. While the order pertaining to the special leave petition filed before the Supreme Court is awaited, sources at Star India confirmed to media…

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TRAI Rules To Make HD Channels Cheaper Add Sparkle To The Growth Trajectory

The challenge for broadcasters is always about higher revenue realisation from their content investments. For distributors—be it cable or DTH—it is always about higher revenue realisation from their existing customer base. Advertisers are always looking for more focused targeting on television, reducing spillover and ensure higher ROI on TV investments. And most importantly for viewers, it’s about being able to…

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GST To Help Broadcasting Business Broadcasters Roping Hopes With It

Television broadcasters are truly delighted at the passage of the Central Goods and Services Tax (CGST) Bill, the Integrated GST (IGST) Bill, the Compensation GST Bill and the Union Territory GST Bill 2017. They sincerely appreciate the commendable work done by finance minister Arun Jaitley and the members of the GST Council. With this, one of the biggest taxation reforms…

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DD Kids Channel Could Partner With Private Players

DD will launch a free to air channel (FTA) targeted at toddlers. This was confirmed to indiantelevision.com by its Sahu. After GEC, kids are the third most expansive genre in terms of viewership and market potential, hence. Amongst the kids players in the space include: Disney and its clutch of channels, Viacom18, Zee Network, Cartoon Network, Sun TV etc. Director…

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NDTV Is Back With New Season Of “Get The Look”

One of India’s premier lifestyle channel, NDTV Good Times, is back with its fashion makeover series ‘Get The Look’ with Ambika Anand. The longest running fashion makeover show on Indian television is donning a whole new avatar this season, as it celebrates Cutting Edge Indian Style by exploring Indian fashion with a fresh perspective. On the agenda is getting 13…

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GRB Brings Unscripted Content To Eastern Europe

GRB Entertainment has sold a slate of unscripted programmes in Eastern Europe spanning genres including real-life crime, natural disaster and paranormal.  Hungary’s Origo Media Group picked up 3 seasons and specials of the long-running, real-life hospital drama series, Untold Stories of the E.R. which follows real doctors and the real cases that changed their lives! “GRB spans the globe with our…

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Tata Sky unveils Tata Sky World Series

Tata Sky launches Tata Sky World Series – the exclusive home of much admired global content. The pop-up service will premiere first with popular Italian language crime drama, Gomorrah, on March 19. ‘Gomorrah’ will be the first TV series on Tata Sky World Series and shall run for one month with English subtitles. On television, the pop-up service, Tata Sky…

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Happii-Fi Launches “Janhit Mein Jaari”

SAB Group’s digital initiative Happii-Fi has released yet another ground breaking concept – “Janhit Mein Jaari”, when referred to in literal terms means “Issued in Public Interest” which will to such base upon social and relatable topics that impact the society but all of this with a pinch of humor. An initiative by Happii-Fi through which the brand offers edutainment to its audience…

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