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Television reaches 183 million homes or close to 800 million individuals. No other medium or platform in India comes even close to the kind of reach television has. With nearly 8 to 10 million households being added yearly and currently with 65% penetration, television still has room for further growth.
Swastik Production has sold the India digital rights of its historical show to Sony Pictures Networks India (SPNI) owned video on demand (VoD) platform Sony Liv. The series is currently airing on Sony Entertainment Television (SET).
Hearing the Sun TV Network’s recovery petition against DTH operator Reliance Digital TV, the TDSAT has sought an assurance from the DTH operator and its proposed buyer Veecon Media and Television about clearing the outstanding dues.
The Telecom Disputes Settlement and Appellate Tribunal (TDSAT) has issued an order continuing the interim arrangement between multi system operator (MSO) Seven Star and broadcaster Sony Pictures Networks India (SPNI) till the next date of hearing, which has fixed at 22 November.
21st Century Fox’s total firm commitments and future debt payments have jumped by $1 billion to $83 billion due to the IPL media rights acquired by the company’s India unit till 2022. Its contingent guarantees have jumped to $1.1 billion as of 30 September due to a bank guarantee covering the IPL programming rights obligations.
Sony Pictures Networks India (SPNI) has re-connected the signals to multi system operator (MSO) Seven Star following a direction by Telecom Disputes Settlement and Appellate Tribunal (TDSAT).
2017 has been a busy year for BBC Worldwide in the country. It launched its channel Sony BBC Earth in a joint venture (JV) with Sony Pictures Networks India (SPNI). It also did a slew of content deals including with Zee Café for the block BBC First.
Sony Pictures Networks India’s $366.32 million acquisition of Ten Sports from ZEEL has pumped up Sony Corporation’s Q2 revenue from the pictures segment.
The Indian Broadcasting Foundation (IBF) held a meeting in Delhi with distribution platform operators (DPOs) on several issues concerning the TV broadcast sector.