India facing 37% shortfall in DTH spectrum – I&B ministry

India facing 37% shortfall in DTH spectrum – I&B ministry

2018-04-06T12:07:28+00:00 On

India has a total registered demand of 175 satellite transponders for DTH services, but only 111 transponders are currently available, Rajyavardhan Rathore, junior minister for information and broadcasting said, adding that efforst are on to rectify the situation. Satellite transponders refer to…

I&B Ministry data confirms blockage of salary funds for Prasar Bharati

I&B Ministry data confirms blockage of salary funds for Prasar Bharati

2018-03-28T12:13:52+00:00 On

SALARY AID TO PB Rs cr 22.05.2017 892 27.07.2017 100 23.08.2017 198 22.09.2017 198 31.10.2017 198 01.12.2017 198 22.12.2017 205 28.02.2018 2.75 Budget Allocation Rs 2800 cr Total Released 1991.75 cr Yet to be Released 808.25 cr Data related from the information…

I&B Ministry addresses allegations of bias in awarding IFFI coverage contract

I&B Ministry addresses allegations of bias in awarding IFFI coverage contract

2018-03-24T14:41:27+00:00 On

The Information and Broadcasting ministry has responded to allegations that it caused needless expenditure by getting a private company to cover the opening and closing ceremonies of the International Film Festival of India in place of Doordarshan. It has been alleged by…

Star India issues disconnection notice to Videocon D2h

Star India issues disconnection notice to Videocon D2h

2018-03-20T13:45:03+00:00 On

Star India, which recently won the rights to the Indian Premier League by offering to pay a whopping Rs 16,348 cr over five years, has issued a disconnection notice to Videocon D2h DTH service. This follows a similar warning issued to users…

REVEALED: Upcoming channels from Star India, Zee Entertainment & Sun TV

REVEALED: Upcoming channels from Star India, Zee Entertainment & Sun TV

2018-03-15T13:54:04+00:00 On

Trademark filings have given a peek into dozens of upcoming channels planned by broadcasting companies such as Star India, Zee Entertainment and Sun TV. According to trademark filing data made available by Quickcompany.in, Zee Entertainment is planning to launch around a dozen…

Doctors rushed to Jodhpur after Amitabh Bachchan falls ill

Doctors rushed to Jodhpur after Amitabh Bachchan falls ill

2018-03-13T12:06:22+00:00 On

A team of doctors has been rushed to the set of film ‘Thugs of Hindustan’ in Jodhpur in Rajasthan after actor Amitabh Bachchan complained of ‘general uneasiness’. Bachchan’s condition is reported to be stable. The veteran actor has been shooting for the…

Zee Entertainment confirms MIB complaint against Den Networks

Zee Entertainment confirms MIB complaint against Den Networks

2018-03-12T17:17:14+00:00 On

Zee Entertainment Enterprises Ltd, the flagship company of the Zee Group, confirmed that it has filed a complaint against Den Networks. It said the complaint referred to violations of the provisions of the Cable Television Networks Regulation Act, various Digital Addressable System…

India’s T-Series becomes most-viewed Youtube channel

India’s T-Series becomes most-viewed Youtube channel

2018-03-12T12:08:49+00:00 On

Thanks to the explosion of data connectivity unleashed by Reliance Jio and other operators, an Indian company has emerged as by far the most popular channel on Youtube by number of views. According to Youtube tracking service Social Blade, Indian record label…

Star India threatens Airtel Digital with complete disconnection of channels

Star India threatens Airtel Digital with complete disconnection of channels

2018-03-11T14:49:01+00:00 On

Taking the fight up a notch, Star India, the biggest television broadcaster in the country, has threatened to disconnect all its 56 channels currently aired by Airtel Digital, India’s second-biggest DTH network. “Dear Airtel Digital customer, your favorite channel.. along with all…

JioTV adds multi-camera, multi-mic feature; VR coming soon

JioTV adds multi-camera, multi-mic feature; VR coming soon

2018-03-09T17:00:09+00:00 On

Reliance Jio, the 4G operator, said users of its JioTV streaming app can now choose any of the five camera angles while watching the ongoing Nidahas trophy as part of a new ‘interactive TV’ feature. Similarly, they can also choose to listen…

AIADMK to start ‘JTV’ to take on Jaya TV and Sun TV

AIADMK to start ‘JTV’ to take on Jaya TV and Sun TV

2018-03-09T16:44:03+00:00 On

All India Anna Dravida Munnetra Kazhakam, the party of the late chief minister J Jayalalitha, has unveiled the names and emblem of the four television channels that it is planning to start. The general entertainment channel will be called ‘J TV’. In…

Reliance Digital TV copies Jiophone offer: Promises free DTH for 1 year

Reliance Digital TV copies Jiophone offer: Promises free DTH for 1 year

2018-03-01T10:59:34+00:00 On

Reliance Digital TV, the DTH service that was recently sold by Anil Ambani Group to investors led by Pantel’s Vijender Singh, has taken a leaf out of Reliance Jio’s Jiophone scheme to come back into the market. The company is offering a…

Tata Sky takes on JioTV with free video streaming website for users

Tata Sky takes on JioTV with free video streaming website for users

2018-02-28T12:21:10+00:00 On

Tata Sky, the country’s largest distributor of television content, has taken decided to take on JioTV and other emerging content distributors with an online streaming website of its own. The DTH provider’s online video and TV service can be accessed at ‘watch.tatasky.com‘…