Bharti Airtel to be ‘careful’ about content investments, prefer tie-ups

Bharti Airtel to be ‘careful’ about content investments, prefer tie-ups

2018-07-30T12:51:28+00:00 On

Reliance Jio’s delays in ‘going pay’ with its content suite seems to be giving rivals like Bharti Airtel pause for thought as far as their content plans are concerned. Jio unveiled a large suite of content applications when it launched its telecom…

Eros forms JV with Baahubali writer V Vijayendra Prasad

Eros forms JV with Baahubali writer V Vijayendra Prasad

2018-07-27T13:13:57+00:00 On

Eros International Media, one of India’s leading content producers, said it has formed a joint venture company with V Vijayendra Prasad, the writer of popular movies like Baahubali, Magadheera and Bajrangi Bhaijaan. Eros International said Prasad has already penned down 10 stories…

HT Media print ad sales down 7% YoY, 6.5% QoQ

HT Media print ad sales down 7% YoY, 6.5% QoQ

2018-07-19T10:41:29+00:00 On

HT Media, the publisher of Hindustan Times and Mint newspapers, reported disappointing advertisement sales for the Apr-Jun quarter, and said corporations were not spending on ads due to poor earnings growth. The company generated only Rs 221 cr during the three months…

Hindustan Media Ventures profit down 73% as sales slide

Hindustan Media Ventures profit down 73% as sales slide

2018-07-17T13:45:45+00:00 On

Hindustan Media Ventures, which publishes Hindustan – the Hindi newspaper from the Hindustan Times Group, showed no signs of a recovery in its business as print media continued to grapple from the impact of rising internet penetration. Net profit fell 73% on…

Sun Direct threatens to remove Star India channels from all packs

Sun Direct threatens to remove Star India channels from all packs

2018-07-13T10:00:44+00:00 On

Sun Direct, the No.1 direct-to-home service in South India, has threatened to remove all channels of India’s largest broadcasting company, Star India, from all its subscription packs from August 1. The channels will continue to be available on the platform, but users…

Facebook rejects police request to block ‘drinker’s group’

Facebook rejects police request to block ‘drinker’s group’

2018-07-11T09:43:03+00:00 On

Facebook has refused to block a ‘drinker’s group’ that the Kerala Police had requested to be taken down, according to local media reports. The social network reportedly told the police that the group was not in violation of its guidelines and cannot…

Analyst calls Reliance Jio’s GigaFiber targets unrealistic

Analyst calls Reliance Jio’s GigaFiber targets unrealistic

2018-07-09T14:35:49+00:00 On

Market tracker CyberMedia Research has called Reliance Jio’s 4G and GigaFiber broadband subscriber targets unrealistic, and said it did not see the company meeting the year-end target of 300 mln for its 4G service or the 50 mln target for its fiber…

ALTBalaji adding 25,000-30,000 paid users per day – CEO

ALTBalaji adding 25,000-30,000 paid users per day – CEO

2018-06-08T11:01:52+00:00 On

ALTBalaji, the biggest Indian provider of original online content, is signing up paid users at the rate of 25,000-30,000 per day, said Nachiket Pantvaidya, the CEO of Balaji Telefilms, the company behind the app. “We expect to have paid users of 10 mln…

PVR opens Vellore’s biggest cinema at Silk Mill

PVR opens Vellore’s biggest cinema at Silk Mill

2018-06-07T11:27:10+00:00 On

PVR Ltd, India’s largest cinema chain, became even bigger today with the opening of a 5-screen multiplex at Vellore near Chennai, taking the total screens to 630. The latest property has been opened at Velocity, Silk Mill, Gandhinagar and has a total…

Porn on Phone? You could go to prison for 3 years

Porn on Phone? You could go to prison for 3 years

2018-06-06T17:02:56+00:00 On

People carrying pornographic or other indecent material on their phones can end up getting prison terms of up to three years under a new law proposed by the ministry of women and child development headed by Maneka Gandhi. Under the ‘Indecent Representation…

DQ Entertainment to set up ‘Jungle Book’ theme parks in India

DQ Entertainment to set up ‘Jungle Book’ theme parks in India

2018-05-23T12:06:09+00:00 On

DQ Entertainment, creator of children’s TV animations such as Jungle Book, said it decided to open several indoor theme parks in India. The company signed a franchisee agreement with India-based Chiliad Procons to open the theme parks, which it said would be…

Reliance Jio offers ‘play along’ features for TV broadcasters in India

Reliance Jio offers ‘play along’ features for TV broadcasters in India

2018-05-17T18:33:13+00:00 On

Reliance Jio Infocomm Ltd said it has tied up with Israel-based Screenz to offer interactivity and ‘play along’ features for television programs in India. With the help of the offering, television channels can keep their viewers engaged on a realtime basis using…