I&B Plans To Expand Doordarshan’s Reach More Viewers Abroad To Get The Access Of It


With intentions to outreach the mammoth of Indian diaspora and put across India’s outlook on various domestic and global affairs, the Indian ministry of Information and Broadcasting, is contemplating expansion of Doordarshan’s (Government of India’s official broadcaster) 24-hours broadcast to around 100 nations. Currently, India’s official broadcaster – Doordarshan’s (DD India) 24-hour programme transmits news, cultural and general entertainment programmes…

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Broadcasters Opposed Channel Licence Auction As It May Increase Financial Burden

Channel Licence Auction

Stakeholders across the spectrum have vehemently opposed the auction of TV channel licence as it is technically not feasible and will lead to a bidding war for procuring licences which will increase the financial burden on TV broadcasters. Star India submitted that the successful broadcasting of TV Channels requires coordinated use of the up-linking Space Spectrum, Satellite Transponder Capacity and…

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Aastha TV To Launch VOD App

Aastha TV

Now mobile users who are fans of spiritual gurus like Morari Bapu, Shivani, Acharya Balkrishna and Swami Ramdev will be able to watch their programmes and discourses while on the go. The Swami Ramdev-Acharya Balkrishna-owned Vedic Broadcasting launched an app which will stream the live linear channel feed of the TV channels of the Aastha group – including Aastha Bhajan,…

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Future Of Indian Television Lies In Niche Channels With Digitization It Got A Boost

Future Of Indian Television

The growth of digital broadcasting means that time has eventually arrived for the television industry to remain busy, with companies eyeing niche audiences. Last year, 67 channels were added, bringing the total to 626, and 264 applications for channel licenses are pending with the information and broadcasting ministry. Every year more and more niche channels are coming to Indian televisions…

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Immense Popularity Of Non-Fiction Shows In India Fetched The Viewers’ Attention Of Fiction Shows


Seventeen years since the launch of formats like Kaun Banega Crorepati (KBC), we now see non-fiction shows boast of a much larger budget than most fiction shows. In fact, viewers have also found their dose of masala entertainment through a bevy of big ticket non-fiction formats like Bigg Boss, Indian Idol, Khatron ke Khiladi, etc that have been adapted from…

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Tegna To Buy KFMB TV And Radio


Tegna has agreed to pay $325 million for Midwest Television’s KFMB-TV suite of TV and radio stations, with Tegna President Dave Lougee saying the company has a track record as a “strategic consoldator.” Tegna will get CBS affiliate KFMB-TV, digital multicast channel KFMB-D2 (CW), as well as radio stations KFMB-AM-FM. San Diego is market 29 in TV and 17th in radio.…

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RT To Launch French Channel

Russian state broadcaster RT

Russian state broadcaster RT is set to launch a French-language channel, seven months after being labelled a spreader of “deceitful propaganda” by President Emmanuel Macron. RT (formerly Russia Today) already has a foothold in France through a French-language website and a popular YouTube channel with videos dubbed or subtitled in French, some of which have chalked up hundreds of thousands…

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Discovery India To Launch Its Digital Channels

Discovery India

Discovery Communications India, the television network housing the Discovery, Animal Planet and TLC brands, announced its digital foray. Unlike its peers, however, the network is not going the video streaming platform route. Instead, it has announced the launch of digital/mobile-first channels starting January 2018. The network will launch four digital-first channels, each for a different genre – military, food, automobiles…

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Sony PSA Formed Sony Media Solutions

Sony Professional Solutions

Sony Professional Solutions Americas (PSA) has announced the formation of Sony Media Solutions, which combines many of the company’s technology resources designed to help media customers maximize, and monetize, content distribution, as well as drive efficiencies at every stage of the media production lifecycle—from content acquisition to distribution to archive. John Studdert, vice president of the new group, characterized the…

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