High Court allows Cobrapost to publish video on Dainik Bhaskar

High Court allows Cobrapost to publish video on Dainik Bhaskar

2018-09-28T19:20:20+00:00 On

Delhi High Court has set apart a lower court decision that imposed a stay on the publication of a video by website Cobrapost that allegedly showed political bias among employees of Dainik Bhaskar group. DB Corp, the publisher of Dainik Bhaskar daily,…

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…

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…

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…

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…

Zee Entertainment continues bounce from demonetization, Q4 ad sales up 24%

Zee Entertainment continues bounce from demonetization, Q4 ad sales up 24%

2018-05-10T16:47:22+00:00 On

Zee Entertainment Enterprises Ltd, the largest Indian-owned media company, reported a strong quarter of advertisement growth in Jan-Mar, benefiting from a bounce-back from the lows of demonetization last year. Advertising revenue for the Jan-Mar quarter rose 24% on year to Rs 1,050…

Hindustan Media Ventures sees continued pain in Jan-Mar

Hindustan Media Ventures sees continued pain in Jan-Mar

2018-05-09T10:23:49+00:00 On

Hindustan Media Ventures, which publishes Hindustan, the Hindi newspaper from the Hindustan Times Group, continued to report a deterioration in its financial performance in Jan-Mar, in keeping with a negative trend in the print newspaper industry. The company’s consolidated operating revenue for…

‘Fake news’ directive withdrawn on Modi’s orders

‘Fake news’ directive withdrawn on Modi’s orders

2018-04-03T13:29:02+00:00 On

Faced with severe criticism from the media and the opposition, the Prime Minister’s office has directed the Information & Broadcasting ministry to withdraw the ‘fake news’ directive. The ministry had, last evening, issued a statement that envisaged provisions to punish journalists who…

India could ban junk food and cola ads on children’s TV

India could ban junk food and cola ads on children’s TV

2018-02-10T14:23:50+00:00 On

The government  of India is exploring ways to ban the advertising of junk foods and soft drinks on television channels targeted at children, junior minister for information and technology Rajyavardhan Rathore told the parliament today. Rathore said intimations in this regard will…

RIL’s TV18 acquires majority control of Viacom18 for Rs 128 cr

RIL’s TV18 acquires majority control of Viacom18 for Rs 128 cr

2018-01-31T17:54:05+00:00 On

Reliance Industries controlled media group TV18 Broadcast said it has acquired a controlling stake in Viacom 18, which operates channels such as Colors and Comedy Central in India. The joint venture was formed as a 50:50 partnership in 2007. However, because neither…

Balaji Telefilms ties up with Reliance Jio for content distribution

Balaji Telefilms ties up with Reliance Jio for content distribution

2018-01-28T18:10:13+00:00 On

Balaji Telefilms, the television content producer header by Ekta Kapoor, said it has decided to make its digital content available on various content applications of Reliance Jio. So far, the most of the content was exclusive to Balaji Telefilm’s own app, ALTBalaji,…