Growth Prospects And Revenue of Media & Entertainment Sector in 2019

Media Sector Q3FY19 Preview – Healthy revenue growth across companies; margin prospects – A mix bag. We expect Q3FY19 to be healthy for most of the media companies led by seasonality due to festive season and increased Govt. ad spends led by elections. TV segment and exhibition are expected to outperform due to better ad. Growth prospects and healthy Box…

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New Broadcasting Framework To Restructure The Business Of Television

Business Of Television

In a judgement that will have far reaching implications on the Indian broadcast industry, the Supreme Court dismissed a plea from Star India, paving the way for the implementation of the Telecom Regulatory Authority of India’s new tariff order for the broadcast sector. With a go-ahead from SC, TRAI will now be able to enforce the tariff order and interconnect…

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TRAI Seeks Suggestions Over The Regulation Of OTT Services

TRAI Seeks Suggestions Over The Regulation Of OTT Services

Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) is seeking suggestions on whether or not Over-The-Top (OTT) communications services such as WhatsApp, Skype, Viber, and Hike should be regulated like telcos. TRAI on Monday issued a consultation paper ‘Regulatory Framework for Over The Top Communications Services’ to discuss changes in regulatory regime. Telecom regulator TRAI essentially feels that communication apps like WhatsApp,…

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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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