Pakistan Court Disqualifies Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif Over Panama Papers Verdict

Pakistan’s Supreme Court on Friday disqualified Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif from public office over long-running corruption allegations, a decision that ousts him from the premiership for the third time in a chequered political career. “He is disqualified as a member of the parliament so he has ceased to be holding the office of Prime Minister,” Justice Ejaz Afzal Khan told…

Read More

Impact Of GST On Cable TV Operators & Broadband Service Providers

The Taxable Supplies by Local Cable Operator(LCO) under the Cable TV Industry are as follows: Supply of Cable TV Package to Customers. Supply of Set-top box (STB). Set-top-box(STB) Repair Services. Supply of Broadband Package on Behalf of Multi System Operator(MSO) / Broadband Service Provider. Other Related Supplies Made For the Provision of Cable TV / Broadband Package; Some of the…

Read More

Thaicom, Huawei, Starcor Media Join Hand For OTT Project

Asian satellite operator Thaicom has joined forces with Huawei and Starcor Media to develop an over-the-top (OTT) video platform in Thailand.  “We are confident that the partnership with Huawei and Starcor will enable us to continue to provide the satellite capacity needed to fuel the new digital TV ecosystem. The OTT platform represents a new service for Thaicom; it will…

Read More

More Milestones Of Akashwani Revamps Itself With New Programming Ideas

On June 8 in 1936, the Indian State Broadcasting Service (ISBS) renamed the national public broadcasting radio station from ‘Akashwani’ to ‘All India Radio'(AIR). ‘Akashwani’, established in 1930, was Prasar Bharati’s Doordarshan television’s sister service which was started during the British Raj. However, the liquidation of the company in March 1930 led to the ISBS taking over. More than 80…

Read More

New Beginning of FDI Starts With The Abolition Of FIPB

The Ministry of Information & Broadcasting (MIB) is now the nodal ministry for all foreign direct investment (FDI) proposals related to the broadcasting and print media sectors, as per the official memorandum issued by the Ministry of Finance (MoF) on the abolition of the Foreign Investment Promotion Board (FIPB). Finance minister Arun Jaitley had announced the abolition of the FIPB…

Read More

BBC Joins With UNICEF For Making Gender Related Program

‘Full On Nikki’, a unique youth show with a special focus on gender issues among young adults and adolescents, has commenced broadcast on Panjab University (PU)’s community radio Radio Jyotirgamaya 91.2MHz and 24 other CRS in different parts of the country. Though created and developed by BBC Media Action in partnership with United Nation’s Chukdreb’s Fund (UNICEF), it will include…

Read More

Naver Corp To Help Qualcomm For Developing AI

Popular South Korean web portal Naver Corp said it will work with global chipmaker Qualcomm Inc to further develop its Artificial Intelligence (AI) platform called Clova. Under an agreement with Qualcomm’s subsidiary, Qualcomm Technologies, Naver will provide Clova for use with the global giant’s Internet of Things (IoT) chip processors, Yonhap news agency quoted the company as saying. Various IoT…

Read More

Facebook To Increase The Usage Of Artificial Intelligence

Facebook Inc. has hired more than 150 counter terrorism experts and is increasingly using artificial intelligence that can understand language and analyze images to try to keep terrorists from using the social network for recruiting and propaganda. Monika Bickert, director of global policy management, and Brian Fishman, counter terrorism policy manager, outlined aspects of Facebook’s latest efforts in a post…

Read More