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Providing regional content is important for growth of M&E sector, says I&B secy NK Sinha

Providing regional content in local languages was important for all major platforms as part of the overall growth for the media & entertainment (M&E) sector, Information & Broadcasting (I&B) ministry secretary NK Sinha said while addressing CASBAA convention at Macau.

TRAI to hold OHD on “Ease of Doing Business in Broadcasting Sector” on 1 Nov

The Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) will hold an Open House Discussion (OHD) on 1 November “Ease of Doing Business in Broadcasting Sector”.

TDSAT to hear Dish TV–Videocon d2h vs Star case on 12 Oct

TDSAT posts Dish TV–Videocon d2h vs Star India case on issue of launch of pay GEC Star Bharat on DD Freedish on 12 Oct. In earlier hearing, Star had placed a chart before the tribunal containing the list of 8 channels that are available on Freedish while continuing to remain pay channels as carried by Videocon d2h or Dish.

TRAI extends date for submission of comment on ease of doing biz in broadcasting sector

TRAI had noted that a business-friendly environment is a prerequisite for the growth of the broadcasting sector, which has seen an increasing number of distribution platforms including cable TV networks, DTH service providers, HITS operators and IPTV players.

‘Administrative issues’ put 37th DD Freedish e-auction in abeyance

DD Freedish has cancelled the 37th e-auction of non-news slots scheduled for 22 August due to administrative issues.

Pro Kabaddi propels Star Sports’ FTA channel to top spot in first week of launch

Pro Kabaddi league has propelled Star India’s FTA sports channel Star Sports First to the top position in sports in the very first week of its launch.

Star Utsav sets new record on DD Freedish with Rs 8.4 cr bid in 36th e-auction

Star Utsav’s bid of Rs 8.4 cr is the highest amount paid by any channel for buying a slot on Freedish. Star India had acquired two more slots for Rs 8.3 cr and Rs 8.2 cr. In the news category, News18 India was the highest bidder at Rs 6.7 cr.

Big Magic launches summer animation film fest for kids

After adding horror and comedy shows to its content offering, Big Magic is airing a two-month animation film festival ‘Chutti Express’, conceptualised especially for kids.

No takers for DD Freedish at Rs 8 crore reserve price

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.

Freedish’s revenue zooms 53% to Rs 275.4 cr in FY17; Sony Pal top bidder with Rs 7.3 cr

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?