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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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Amazon India to launch Prime video streaming service

Amazon, one of India's top two online retailers, sent out a teaser today with a promise that Amazon Prime Video is coming soon to India.Prime video is a service like Netflix that streams TV shows, films and other content.The service was launched in the United States ten years ago.At present,

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Inox Multiplex starts operations at Mumbai’s Metro House Cinema

InoX Leisure Ltd said it launched the commercial operations at Mumbai's iconic Metro House cinema.The new multiplex has 6 screens and 1491 seats.The multiplex operator had won the lease for the building a little more than a year ago. Metro House was shut in 2014, 79 years after it was

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RCom to rebrand Reliance Digital TV as Chois HD?

Anil Ambani group's Reliance Digital DTH may be rebranded to 'Chois HD', according to a twitter user, who also tweeted some photographs of the upcoming brand.Reliance Communications' Reliance Digital is arguably the weakest candidate among the five private companies that compete in India's DTH space.The DTH business is dominated Dish

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