DPIIT Seeks Information & Broadcasting Ministry’s Views On FDI in Digital Media

DPIIT Seeks Information & Broadcasting Ministry’s Views On FDI in Digital Media
The Union Government’s decision to permit 26% Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) in the Digital Media sector has raised a lot of questions in the minds of the Stakeholders. Having received queries from many stakeholders, the Department for Promotion of Industry and Internal Trade (DPIIT) has sought Information & Broadcasting (I&B) Ministry’s views on issues raised by certain stakeholders over the... Read More

Government Calls For Consultations on Regulation of Online Curated Content

Government Calls For Consultations on Regulation of Online Curated Content
The Bombay High Court Judge, Justice Gautam Patel has said that the issue of Online & Digital Content is a real challenge. Calling for a closer interaction of all stakeholders including the online content service provider sector, he stated that this will lead to the evolution of a structured, common and standardized system of self-regulation. He was speaking at the... Read More

Ananda Media & Gizmeon Launch SVOD Streaming App Adventure Sports TV

Ananda Media & Gizmeon Launch SVOD Streaming App Adventure Sports TV
Ananda Media, the French based distributor of adventure sports, travel & healthy lifestyle content, is launching in conjunction with technology partner Gizmeon, its new SVOD streaming app, Adventure Sports TV. The new OTT app is available on iOS, Android devices via Google Play, Roku, Apple’s App Store, Amazon Fire, LG and Samsung TVs and allows enthusiasts unlimited access to stream... Read More

OTT Market in India is Estimated to Grow 80% to 3000 Lakhs by 2022

OTT Market in India is Estimated to Grow 80% to 3000 Lakhs by 2022
Entertainment has shifted from movie theaters & television boxes to smart phones with increasing access to the internet over the last few years. This transition has gathered pace and the Cable TV users have declined with increasing OTT Subscribers. As per TRAI report, Direct to Home (DTH) services had an average active subscriber base of 720 Lakhs subscriber base reported... Read More

Tamil Nadu Cable TV Association Has Requested MIB To Regulate OTT Platforms

Tamil Nadu Cable TV Association Has Requested MIB To Regulate OTT Platforms
Chennai (Tamil Nadu) based Cable TV Association for Cable TV Operators, Chennai Metro Cable TV Operators Association (CMCOA) has written a letter to Ministry of Information & Broadcasting.  CMCOA stated in it’s letter that OTT platform is left unregulated which may destroy Cable TV / DTH Industry in India’s digital economy growth. This Cable TV Association raised a question that... Read More

Information & Broadcasting Ministry in Favour of Regulating OTT Platforms

Information & Broadcasting Ministry in Favour of Regulating OTT Platforms
Information & Broadcasting (I&B) Minister Shri Prakash Javadekar has suggested that there is a need to have some kind of regulation for Over The Top Platforms (OTT) on the lines of print, electronic media & films. He said that the mainstream media outlets have complained that there was no level playing field as OTT platforms are completely unregulated. “I have... Read More

Cable TV / DTH Operators Witnessed 25% Subscription Fall in April – June Quarter

Cable TV / DTH Operators Witnessed 25% Subscription Fall in April – June Quarter
After implementation of New Tariff Order  by  Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) led to an increase in Cable TV monthly bills for TV Viewers / Subscribers in India. As a result, these subscribers are not renewing their monthly subscription package due to high price of channels. So they are moving to cheaper or in some cases free video streaming... Read More