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Stock Exchange seeks clarification from NDTV on Ajay Singh’s stake-buy

The National Stock Exchange has again sought a clarification from NDTV after the Indian Express reported that SpiceJet promoter Ajay Singh was now the biggest shareholder in the media company.UPDATE: NDTV has denied the rumors.According to the newspaper, Singh has acquired a 60% stake in the media company, restricting existing

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Balaji Telefilms to share digital content with Vodafone

Balaji Telefilms will make its digital content available Vodafone's Play multimedia app, the telecom operator said.Nachiket Pantvaidya, CEO – ALTBalaji said the aim of his company was to make the content more widely available.“Our content caters to the Indian language, urban mass audience and is targeted at the 18-35

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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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