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Subhash Chandra Foundation to bring Krishi Kranti
Thursday, 24 May 2018 12:10

To boost Indian agriculture, the Subhash Chandra Foundation has partnered with Wageningen University and Research (WUR), Netherlands.

  • Alia Bhatt to dazzle TV viewers
    Thursday, 24 May 2018 12:09

    The popular actor Alia Bhatt will enthral TV viewers by her partnership with Star Plus. As per media sources, she is currently shooting something exclusively for the channel. It is also said that her dad Mahesh Bhatt accompanied his daughter.

  • Govt to appoint social media monitors in all districts
    Thursday, 24 May 2018 12:00

    To keep an eye on ground realities and to apprise the government correctly about its social schemes’ performances, the I&B ministry has now decided to set up a social media communication hub and deploy executives to monitor online content across each of India’s 716 districts.

  • MobiKwik launches UPI on its platform
    Thursday, 24 May 2018 11:56

    Another digital wallet platform MobiKwik has also launched Unified Payments Interface (UPI) on its platform through its own virtual payment handle @ikwik.

  • TRAI Telecom Subscription Data till 31 March 2018
    Wednesday, 23 May 2018 12:07

    On 23 May, the telecom regulator TRAI released telecom subscription data. According to the report, the number of wired broadband subscribers has increased 1.34% to 17.95 million in March compared to 17.72 million.

  • Hotstar adds Mathrubhumi News to its portfolio
    Wednesday, 23 May 2018 12:06

    To reach the maximum viewers, the Mathrubhumi Group’s Malayalam news channel Mathrubhumi News has partnered with Star India’s OTT platform Hotstar. The partnership will offer the Malayalam news channel to expand its audience and advertiser base.

  • Malayalam GEC Asianet donates Rs 6 cr for education & healthcare in Kerala
    Wednesday, 23 May 2018 12:04

    Taking its CSR activities a notch higher, the Malayalam GEC Asianet recently donated Rs 6 crore for education and healthcare in the state of Kerala. The donation was given to the Chief Minister’s Nava Kerala Fund, and marked the Asianet’s 25th-anniversary celebration.

  • SES to transmit an 8K TV signal via its satellite system for the first time
    Wednesday, 23 May 2018 12:03

    On 23 and 24 May, for the first time, SES will be transmitting an 8K television signal via its satellite system during the annual SES Industry Days, held in Luxembourg.

  • Setback for Star as Madras HC upholds TRAI tariff order; AIDCF welcomes judgement
    Wednesday, 23 May 2018 12:01

    On 23 May, the Madras HC upheld the TRAI tariff order, regulation for broadcasting sector, which could be a setback for Star India.

  • TV Today’s net profit comes down 12.47% in Q4
    Wednesday, 23 May 2018 08:05

    The net profit of the TV Today Network in Q4 has fallen 12.47% to Rs 32.61 crore compared to Rs 37.26 crore in the corresponding quarter of the previous fiscal. Its full fiscal consolidated net profit has jumped to Rs 118.9 crore compared to Rs 100.4 crore in the previous fiscal.

  • Standalone net loss of MSO Ortel in Q4 increases to Rs 80 Crore
    Wednesday, 23 May 2018 08:04

    The standalone net loss of the multi system operator (MSO) Ortel Communications for Q4 (ended 31 March) has increased to Rs 80.1 crore as against Rs 6.56 crore in the trailing quarter. It registered an operating loss of Rs 56.34 crore from the cable TV business compared to a profit of Rs 13 crore in the trailing quarter. Cable TV revenue was down at Rs 31.3 crore compared to Rs 37.3 crore.

  • Paytm acquires online ticketing startupTicket New
    Wednesday, 23 May 2018 08:01

    The Chennai-based online ticketing startupTicketNew has been acquired by the digital wallet Paytmin an all-stock deal. Paytm believes that the deal will strengthen its entertainment ticketing business. Paytm has bought the stake held by Alibaba Pictures, an arm of China’s internet behemoth Alibaba.

  • Many volunteers & firms participate in SwachhInternet AabhiyanV2
    Wednesday, 23 May 2018 07:45

    According to Facebook, out of every 10,000 pieces of content viewed on its platform, 7-9 violated its adult nudity and pornography guidelines.

  • Facebook Founder Zuckerberg says ‘Sorry’ to EU lawmakers
    Wednesday, 23 May 2018 07:41

    Facebook Founder Mark Zuckerberg once again apologized for his firms’ less preparedness towards data protection. Now he said ‘sorry’ to the European Union lawmakers in his latest attempt to draw a line under a scandal that has rocked the world.

  • Mobile news aggregator app NewsDog raises USD 50 million
    Tuesday, 22 May 2018 08:10

    In series C funding led by Chinese major Tencent, the mobile news aggregator app NewsDog has raised $50 million. In the funding, the Legend Capital and Dotc United Group and DHVC also took part.

  • DSport’s distribution reach surpasses 110 mn households
    Tuesday, 22 May 2018 08:09

    DSport’s distribution reach has surpassed 110 million households. The Discovery Communications India owned sports broadcaster has achieved this feat within a year of its operations.

  • Radio Indigo to launch its service at UB City Mall
    Tuesday, 22 May 2018 08:06

    Now shoppersvisiting theUB City (India’s first luxury mall in Bangalore)will be able to tune to Radio Indigo,the English music radio station. This will be Indigo’s an exclusive radio services (RAAS) at the mall.This is the first time that such an initiative has been launched.

  • Reliance Jio may enter Europe through Estonia
    Tuesday, 22 May 2018 08:02

    After creating a success wave in India with its free VoLTEand call services, the telecom operator Reliance Jio may now enter Europe via Estonia, as per media sources.

  • I&B Minister launches#FitnessChallenge
    Tuesday, 22 May 2018 07:40

    Taking a cue from PM Modi and his dream to see India as a fit nation, the Union I&B Minister Rajyavardhan Singh Rathorehas launched #FitnessChallenge. The Minister also urged cricketer ViratKohli and actor Hrithik Roshan to join a social media campaign that seeks to encourage people to keep fit.

  • Sony to buy EMI for $2.3 billion
    Tuesday, 22 May 2018 07:33

    On 22 May, Sony Corp announced its decision to acquire EMI for a proposed sum of $2.3 billion. If the deal gets materialized, Sony will become the world’s largest music publisher.

  • 200 Journalists get police protection for writing against Italian Mafia
    Tuesday, 22 May 2018 12:13

    Italy has always been known for notorious mafia and organized gangs. Almost 200 reporters in Italy live under police protection as they wrote against these gangs. These journalists are facing life threats and feel difficulties in carrying out their daily tasks.

  • BBC Story Works appoints Ankita Bakshi as Creative Solutions Producer
    Monday, 21 May 2018 12:19

    BBC Global News has launched its content marketing arm BBC Story Works in India, and has appointed Ankita Bakshi as Creative Solutions Producer to deliver content for brands that appeal to the BBC’s premium audience.

  • I&B Ministry asks 121 broadcasters to share technical parameter details to EMMC
    Monday, 21 May 2018 12:18

    All 121 TV channels have been asked by the I&B Ministry to provide their technical parameters to Electronic Media Monitoring Centre (EMMC) by 30 May.

  • Rapid tech change forcing M&E cos to divest their existing businesses: EY Study
    Monday, 21 May 2018 12:17

    According to EY Global Media & Entertainment Sector’s M&E Global Corporate Divestment Study 2018, technological disruptions are forcing media & entertainment (M&E) companies to divest existing businesses to fund investment in new technology.

  • IPL finale to have 17 different feeds
    Monday, 21 May 2018 12:15

    The much anticipated event, the IPL finale will have 17 different feeds, as per Star India. The broadcaster and rights holder will leave no stone unturned to multiply the reach of Indian Premier League (IPL) finale; it will also air the final match on Star Plus and Star Gold, apart from having eight language feeds with the addition of Malayalam and Marathi feeds.

  • Major telcos want blockchain deployments for more revenue
    Monday, 21 May 2018 12:14

    Major telecom operators including Airtel, Vodafone and Reliance Jio are thinking about the deployment of blockchain technology-based platforms to multiply their revenue streams and lower operational costs amid pressure on revenue and margins.

  • SC penalises Google, FB, Microsoft for offensive content
    Monday, 21 May 2018 11:51

    The repeated failures of social media giant Facebook and search engine Google to stop offensive content brought the ire of the Supreme Court which has slapped a fine of Rs. 1 lakh each on them. The SC said that they have failed to file their replies on the steps taken by them to block videos of sexual offences on social sites.

  • First draft of recommendations on data protection legislation by June; TRAI to layout principles
    Monday, 21 May 2018 11:46

    The government hopes that the first draft of the recommendations on data protection legislation by the committee will be completed by June. The committee was constituted last year and has already sought stakeholder inputs on its white paper.

  • American Senate votes to overturn Restoring Internet Freedom Order
    Monday, 21 May 2018 10:53

    The Federal Communications Commission Chairman Ajit Pai called it “disappointing as the US Senate has voted to overturn the Federal Communications Commission’s (FCC) Restoring Internet Freedom Order which replaced previous net neutrality legislation, passing a bill that has little chance of advancing in the House but offers net neutrality supporters and Democrats a political rallying point for the midterm elections.

  • Sunil Lulla replaces Sameer Nair as Group CEO at Balaji Telefilms
    Monday, 21 May 2018 10:50

    The renowned media person Sunil Lulla, who has been one of the early Internet explorers with indya.com in 2000, and has been a prominent member on many boards and forums of the broadcast industry where he has helped shape policies, set industry standards and best practices, has been appointed as group CEO by Ekta Kapoor’s Balaji Telefilms.

  • ZEE5 India appoints Tarun Katial as CEO
    Monday, 21 May 2018 10:50

    Tarun Katial, who was an integral part of the team that launched ZEE5, has been appointed as CEO of the digital platform ZEE5. The platform was launched in February 2018 with over 1 lakh hours of content.

  • TDSAT asks RP Techvision India to pay Rs 2.46 cr to Antrix
    Monday, 21 May 2018 10:48

    On 16 May, RP Techvision India, the owner of Bengali news channel Kolkata 24×7, has been directed by the Telecom Disputes Settlement and Appellate Tribunal (TDSAT) to pay Antrix Corporation Rs 2.46 crore within three weeks, while Rs. 1.30 crore will have to be paid within one week (23 May).

  • Balaji Telefilms’ OTT arm ALTBalaji reaches 1 million paid subscribers’ base
    Monday, 21 May 2018 10:34

    ALTBalaji, the Balaji Telefilms’ video on demand (VoD) platform, has crossed the 1 million paid subscribers’base in March 2018; the service was launched in April 2017.

  • Airtel asked to reply on Apple Watch eSIM service by May 24
    Monday, 21 May 2018 10:33

    The controversial Apple watch eSIM is gaining momentum as the Department of Telecom (DoT) has asked Airtel to reply its questions by May 24. The complaint was filed by Reliance Jio alleging that Airtel flouted norms on activation of eSIM in Apple Watch 3.

  • AI to power Indian defence forces
    Sunday, 20 May 2018 10:34

    The government is planning to use Artificial Intelligence (AI) at large scale to power the armed forces. Russia, China and the US are already using AI to equip their forces to address the issues and threats better in this technology age. With AI, defence forces will be able to enhance their operational preparedness.

  • Govt to connect 700 villages with internet under DigiGaon project
    Sunday, 20 May 2018 10:26

    The ambitious project ‘DigiGaon’ will have a target to connect 700 villages with Wi-Fi. The project also helps village level entrepreneurs to use digital powers to set up their businesses.

  • MTNL to pump in Rs 190 crore to upgrade its services
    Sunday, 20 May 2018 07:50

    To survive in the highly stressed and competitive telecom sector, the state owned telecom operator MTNL is set to invest Rs 190 crore to upgrade its services. The government will also help the telco by allocating it 4G spectrum, according to the telecom minister Manoj Sinha.

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