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Government to axe paid news

paid news

Govt to put in place stringent provisions on carriage of paid news and declaration of returns including ad revenue; offence punishable by cancellation of registration certificate.

Southern private FM radio industry to grow at 19% CAGR to Rs 830 crore in FY 2017

As per the Deloitte-FICCI report ‘The Digital March-Media and Entertainment in South India’, the private FM radio industry in South is growing to touch Rs 830 crore in FY 2017.

Radio Mirchi ropes in Idea for all editions of Mirchi Music Awards

Radio Mirchi and Idea Cellular have partnered for all editions of Mirchi Music Awards; to build cohesive identity for all editions.

Jagran Prakashan’s share buyback proposal

JPLboard of directors will meet on 30 October to consider the buy back proposal. JPL shares advance 1.9% to Rs 85.50.

Siddharth Varadarajan steps down as Editor of The Hindu

Siddharth Varadarajan has resigned from his post as Editor in The Hindu, following the publisher’s decision of moving the daily back to being a family run newspaper.

I&B seeks CVC nod on external monitors for FM phase III

Radio Phase III

The MIB has sought the Central Vigilance Commission’s nod to appoint independent external monitors for the FM Phase III auction process.

AVS News launches English and Hindi dailies

AVS News launches English and Hindi newspapers in Mumbai under the name of Absolute India. While English daily is focused on entertainment, Hindi to target north Indians.

FM Phase III auctions not enough to grow radio: Apurva Purohit

Radio City CEO Apurva Purohit believes that a combination of FDI and FM Phase III auctions is necessary for the industry to grow.

Reliance Capital Asset Management ups stake in HT Media

RCAM, an asset management company from R-ADAG, has increased its stake in HT Media. Henderson Equity Partners exits completely by selling its remaining stake in the publishing major.

Online news readership jumps 34% in India: comScore

The report from comScore Media Metrix service suggests a significant growth in daily readership of news and information content in the past year, with an increase of 34 per cent to 9.4 million average daily visitors to the category