Google Ties Up With Prasar Bharati to Digitise AIR & Doordarshan Archives

Google Ties Up With Prasar Bharati to Digitise AIR & Doordarshan Archives
World largest search engine company Google has tied up with Prasar Bharati for live coverage on YouTube & Google Search for events of national importance such as the National Independence Day and Republic Day telecast. Google will work towards digitizing a wealth of content from over two decades from All India Radio and Doordarshan on Google Arts & Culture and... Read More

I&B Ministry Directs Private TV Channels to Execute Accessibility Standard for People with Disabilities

I&B Ministry Directs Private TV Channels to Execute Accessibility Standard for People with Disabilities
Ministry of Information & Broadcasting (MIB) planned to execute accessibility standards for people with disabilities in television programmes for private TV channels as per Rights of Persons with Disabilities Act from 15th August, 2019. The ministry asked private satellite news TV channels to telecast a short programme on Independence Day Celebrations, along with corresponding sign language interpretation, in the afternoon/evening... Read More

Times Network Launches Times Now World & Mirror Now in Middle East

Times Network Launches Times Now World & Mirror Now in Middle East
Times Network has launched two channels Times Now World & Mirror Now in the Middle East on du TV, a digital entertainment offering delivered by UAE based telecom operator du, from Emirates Integrated Telecommunications Company (EITC). These channels aim to further enhance the footprint of the network’s existing offering in the region with Times Now, ET Now and Zoom. Times... Read More

Sony Launches UK’s First Free to Air Movie Channel, Rebranding Existing Channels

Sony Launches UK’s First Free to Air Movie Channel, Rebranding Existing Channels
Sony Pictures Television will launch the UK’s first free to air movie network, titled Sony Movies Network on 10th September, 2019 and it will combine Sony Movies, Sony Movies Action, Sony Movies Classic and Sony Movies Christmas to form the Sony Movies network. The company says, Sony owned True Entertainment will be rebranded as Sony Channel. Sony attempts to unify... Read More

Manoranjan Grand: New FTA Hindi General Entertainment Channel Coming Soon

Manoranjan Grand: New FTA Hindi General Entertainment Channel Coming Soon
Manoranjan Group is venturing into the Hindi general entertainment space with the launch of Manoranjan Grand. This will be the third channel from this company. Free to air (FTA) Hindi General Entertainment Channel will be launched on 15th August, 2019. The test signal of the channel is already on. The company had received the licence to launch Manoranjan Grand in... Read More

MIB Creates National Broadcasting Policy for Industry Growth

MIB Creates National Broadcasting Policy for Industry Growth
The Ministry of Information & Broadcasting Minister Shri Prakash Javadekar has said that MIB is taking consultations with stakeholders to create a National Broadcasting Policy to create an enabling environment for broadcasting and ensuring transparency, non-discrimination, consumer protection and orderly growth of the sector. He has also stated that there is no fixed time frame for the finalisation of the... Read More

MIB Seeks Affidavit From MSOs For Mandatory Carriage of DD Channels

MIB Seeks Affidavit From MSOs For Mandatory Carriage of DD Channels
The Ministry of Information and Broadcasting (MIB) stated that the carriage of DD channels are mandatory. All MSOs must carry mandatory channels on its network, otherwise authorised officer (DC/DM/SP/SDM/CP) will seize the equipment used for operation of Cable TV network for violation of Section 8 of the Act. However MIB noticed that the same is not being done by several... Read More