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Republic TV’s 5-star Facebook ratings disappear mysteriously

Tens of thousands of five-star ratings given to Arnab Goswami's Republic TV mysteriously disappeared over night, pushing the rating on the channel's official page to a low of 2.1 stars out of 5.0.It is not clear why the ratings were removed.Over the last three days, the channel has come under

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Vodafone Play adds 12 channels from Discovery including DSPORT

Vodafone India said it tied up with Discovery Communications to offer 12 of its channels on its 'Play' app.These channels include Discovery Channel, TLC, Animal Planet, Discovery HD World, Discovery Science, Discovery Turbo, Discovery Kids, Investigation Discovery (ID), Animal Planet HD World, TLC HD World, Discovery Tamil and sports channel

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Smriti Irani Trumps PTI: Takes to twitter to expose ‘fake news’

Smriti Irani, who recently took on the role of the union minister for information and broadcasting has started off with a bang by alleging that the country's largest news wire distributed photo Chennai floods claiming them to be those of the floods in Gujarat.Unlike her predecessors, who would bring such

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News Corp buys Bangalore-based media software firm GyanMatrix

Rupert Murdoch's News Corp announced yet another acquisition in India with the agreement to purchase Bangalore-based GyanMatrix Services Private Limited.The company, which provides software solutions for media and publishing companies, will be renamed News Technology Services, and be significantly scaled up.The News Corp team came in touch with the Gyan

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Facebook joins Election Commission’s ‘No Voter Left Behind’ campaign

Social network Facebook said it has tied up with the Election Commission of India to remind Indians to register themselves to vote."Starting from 1st July till 4th July, the voter registration reminder will be sent to people on Facebook in India who are eligible to vote," Facebook said, on a

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ALTBalaji joins Amazon’s Fire TV platform

ALTBalaji, the video app from Indian film and television content producer Balaji Telefilms, has joined the Amazon Fire TV platform, joining around 5,200 apps already on the platform.The e-retailer launched its video device in India two months ago at Rs 3,999 -- slightly costlier than the competing product from Google,

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Sun TV could benefit from RCom’s financial troubles

Sun Direct, the DTH arm of Sun TV, could end up benefiting from the financial troubles faced by Anil Ambani Group's Reliance Communications.Speaking to media yesterday, Reliance Communications top honchos said the company was looking at various ways to reduce debt, including a sale of its DTH business.However, DTH services

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Times Group introduces ‘exclusive’ content online for subscribers

Times Group, India's largest media group, has taken a step towards what may eventually be a paid model for online news by introducing 'exclusive' content for registered users.For now, registration and membership is free. Users can sign in using their Facebook or Google IDs, without having to type a single word.PAID

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Zee launches ‘nationalist’ news channel Hindustan with no TRP obsession

Zee Media Ltd, the news broadcasting company of the Essel Group, has launched Zee Hindustan, a self-described 'nationalist' Hindi news channel.Most Indian news channels are 'nationalist' already, and it is unclear how the new venture from the media house plans to be sufficiently different."Indian Television Industry will witness the new

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Zee Entertainment slashes channel prices ahead of TRAI regulation

Zee Entertainment, one of the four big broadcasting groups of India, has become the first player to bring its channel prices in line with an upcoming regulation issued by the Telecom Regulatory Authority of India.Zee's new tariff card prices its channels a fraction of what they are being sold for

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