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Arnab Goswami’s Republic TV to launch next week? Tata Sky starts testing

Arnab Goswami's Republic TV's launch is reported to be readying for its launch next week, with DTH operator  Tata Sky starting test transmission of the channel.Separately, the channel was also being tested in the 'C Band' via Intelsat 20 satellite last week. DTH and cable operators get their feed from the

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Zee Entertainment takes Bollywood to Mexico with new channel

Zee Entertainment Enterprises entered the Latin American market with the launch of its Spanish-language Bollywood movie channel, Zee Mundo in Mexico and Ecuador.The channel offers Bollywood movies, telenovelas and series. Other countries in the region will be addressed in coming months, the company indicated.ZEE is the first-ever Indian broadcaster to

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Anil Ambani group relaunches Bigflix to take on Netflix, Amazon Prime Video

The Anil Ambani Group has relaunched Bigflix, the homegrown competitor to Netflix, with an expanded focus covering regional language content as well as an eye on audiences outside India.The service will have 2000 HD movies in nine Indian languages to start with, the group said.These languages are Hindi, Telugu,

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Working Reliance Jio ‘DTH’ video uploaded by Gujarat-based test user

A video of a working Reliance Jio 'DTH' TV has been leaked by a Gujarat-based Youtube user, even as Airtel unveiled its own 'Internet TV' today.The Youtube user demonstrates a working set-top-box, complete with HD channels and various other features. Even though the uploader calls it Jio DTH, there is

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Ortel Communications slashes broadband tariff as Reliance Jio threat looms

With the prospect of the entry of Reliance Jio into the cable and broadband market, Ortel Communications -- the largest cable network in Orissa and an emerging player in neighboring states, has slashed its broadband rates.The company has removed all its sub-1 Mbps plans and replaced them with plans having

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New TRAI rules to hit Zee Entertaiment, Star, Sony and Sun TV

The regulator's new rules on the pricing of television channels in India, which will come into effect in six months, will reduce the clout of big broadcasting companies such as Zee Entertainment Enterprises, Sony, Star India and Sun TV, while encouraging smaller media owners.So far, bigger groups enjoyed a key

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New TRAI rules to make HD channels cheaper by 70%, HD access fee illegal

New rules on the pricing of television channels are likely to make the viewing of HD and sports channels in India cheaper and make charges such as 'HD Access Fee' totally illegal.The rules were issued on Friday and will come into effect within six months of it being published in the

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Den Networks to introduce 4K, gaming box this year

Den Networks, one of India's top three cable companies, is planning to introduce4K services and 'open' set-top-boxes with gaming support this year, CEO S N Sharma said."We definitely are aware that 4K is also around the corner and the box development is already in progress may be in next three

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With 90 HD channels, Sun Direct set to overtake Tata Sky as No.1 HD DTH player

Sun Direct,  the DTH arm of Sun TV Network, could soon emerge as the No. 1 provider of HD TV channels in India, according to a distributor privy to the company's plans.The DTH operator has recently acquired several transponders on a new satellite owned by the ISRO, the Indian space agency,

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Sun Direct overtakes Dish TV, Videocon D2h in HD movie channels in English

Sun Direct, the DTH operator from the Sun TV group, has added several new High Definition channels over the last several days, and has now overtaken rivals Dish TV and Videocon D2h in terms of the number of English movie channels on its HD platform.The move comes more than a year

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Facebook biggest beneficiary of Reliance Jio free data

It's common knowledge that Reliance Jio's free data service has massively increased Internet usage in India, but a new report throws light on what categories have been benefited and which have not.The biggest beneficiary of the free data offer from Reliance Jio is -- yes, you guessed it right --

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India traffic to porn sites jumps 3-8% in November

Traffic from India to major pornographic websites in the world rose sharply in November.The numbers also reveal that Indians use the Internet for accessing pornographic content more often than globally.For example, according to similarweb.com, a website that collates monthly web analytics data, there were no pornographic websites included in the

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Reliance Jio Impact: Online Advertising rates decline in India in November

4G operator Reliance Jio's trial services, which started in earnest about three months ago, has disrupted the online ad industry by massively increasing the total inventory without a commensurate increase in ad budgets.INTERNET EXPLODESToday, Reliance Jio has 50 mln users who, on average use about 1 GB of data per day.

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Anil Ambani Group sells 2 TV channels, 59 FM stations to Zee

Subash Chandra's Zee Group is buying the general entertainment channels and FM radio business of the Anil Ambani group.Because of lock-in provisions, the acquisition of 59 FM radio licenses will be done in two stages.The FM channels are being broadcast under the brand “92.7 BIG FM”, reaching to 45 cities,

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Anil Ambani group sells Big Magic, Ganga to Zee Entertainment

Zee Entertainment Enterprises said it is acquiring the General Entertainment Broadcasting Business of Reliance Big Broadcasting Private Limited, Big Magic Limited & Azalia Broadcast Private Limited, all part of Anil Ambani led Reliance Group.The TV Broadcasting business of Reliance Group Entities currently comprises two operational general entertainment channels -- BIG

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