Posted on: 26/04/2017 09:13 AM
Star India has surrendered seven TV channel licences it had received in 2015 to the MIB. Besides Star, three other companies surrendered three licences to the MIB.
Posted on: 26/04/2017 08:55 AM
Delhi HC initiates winding up proceedings against Mahuaa and appoints provisional official liquidator. TDSAT asks DPOs to file application to make official liquidator aware of the present proceedings.
Posted on: 25/04/2017 12:08 AM
March saw grant of record 145 licences. April saw 48 licences issued, taking total MSO registration list to 1375. Majority of licences were granted in the state of Andhra Pradesh with 39 companies getting approval.
Posted on: 24/04/2017 09:17 AM
After completing acquisition of 80% stake in Margo Networks, ZEEL has decided to guide the operational functions of the technology start-up. CFO Mihir Modi will be moved in July to spearhead the subsidiary company. ZEEL is in the process of hiring a new CFO.
Posted on: 18/04/2017 09:40 AM
Broadcasters have given a cold shoulder to DD Freedish’s 32nd e-auction due to the increase in reserve price to Rs 8 crore. This was the first time that DD Freedish had invited only non-news channels to bid for vacant slots.
Posted on: 10/04/2017 09:11 AM
Inactive DTH subscribers are growing at above 5% for the last two quarters ending Dec, data provided by TRAI showed. It rose 5.2% QoQ to reach 34.4 mn in quarter ended 31 Dec. Active subscriber base rose 1.2% to 62.65 mn. Overall, total subscriber base of the private DTH operators increased 2.57% to 97.05 mn.
Posted on: 08/04/2017 09:07 AM
The quarter ended 31 Dec saw the launch of six new pay channels while no pay channel got converted into FTA. ZEEL launched 4 pay channels while Star and Viacom18 launched one each.
Posted on: 05/04/2017 11:37 PM
MIB has asked DoS to block the signals of Asia Broadcast Satellite, which is beaming in India without licence from the ministry. The satellite operator is running a free DTH platform on the lines of Doordarshan’s Freedish.
Posted on: 05/04/2017 09:36 AM
Tarun Katial will lead the TV content production business at Essel Vision Productions and original content for digital, a source said. He will also spearhead Jaipur Studios, a studio facility developed by ZEEL. He will report to ZEEL MD and CEO Punit Goenka.
Posted on: 03/04/2017 08:44 AM
Aided by growth of FTA market, launch of new channels in the genre and a surge in subscribers, DD Freedish posted its highest revenue ever in FY17. 54 slots were sold through 6 auctions. Will FY18 be better as reserve price for new auction is fixed at record high of Rs 8 cr?