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BBC Burmese programmes to run on Myanmar Radio

BBC Burmese radio programmes will be rebroadcast by Myanmar’s state broadcaster Myanmar Athan (Myanmar Radio), thus expanding the BBC Burmese service’s footprint in Myanmar.

Radio Mirchi Q1 net down 42% due to new station launches

ENIL had to incur upfront expenses incurred in the new stations. It expects to launch 3 stations in Aug and 10 more by Dec this year.

HT Media Q1 net up 2.3% amid new radio channel launches

Radio biz EBITDA was flat at Rs 9.5 cr. Dilution in margins resulted from expenses related to new radio station launches and the impact of higher license fee costs.

PlanetRadioCity.com launches seven new retro web stations

The radio station had recently acquired the music rights to HMV Saragama’s collections. With the new launches, the total number of stations on PlanetRadiocity.com has increased to 31 stations.

MY FM launches stations in Phase III cities of Hisar and Karnal

MY FM had won a total of 13 new frequencies in the first phase of Phase III auctions. It has established its presence in 30 cities spread across seven states.

Starcom bags Dabur’s SEO account

Starcom has won the search engine optimisation (SEO) digital mandate of Dabur India.

Govt extends applications by a week, refuses to accept most of FM radio broadcasters’ key demands

Govt refuses to relax certain conditions. These include 3-year lock-in period, reduction in reserve prices for new towns, restriction on ownership of licences and allowing independent news gathering.

Gaana plans to offer documentaries, sports content

Gaana will add documentaries and sports to its content line-up. The services will be launched in Hindi, English, Tamil, Telugu and other regional languages.

I&B minister Venkaiah Naidu will have to take a call on Sun Group ahead of FM radio auctions

Venkaiah-Naidu-main

A week before the FM radio auctions begin next month, the new I&B minister Venkaiah Naidu will have to take an opinion on the Sun Group, which runs radio stations since 2002.

FM radio firms need FIPB nod for 49% foreign investment

MIB

FM radio broadcasters can have foreign investments up to 49% at the time of application for Phase III and currency of licence, the MIB has clarified.