Broadcasting articles

DEN, Hathway shareholders approve stake acquisition by Reliance

The shareholders of multi system operators (MSO) DEN Networks and Hathway Cable and Datacom have approved the stake acquisition by Reliance Industries Ltd (RIL). The shareholders of both the companies have overwhelmingly voted in favour of issuing preferential shares to RIL and increasing the paid-up capital of the company. The promoters, public institution and public

Star issues disconnection notice to Dish TV

Star India has issued a disconnection notice to direct to home (DTH) operator Dish TV over non-payment of subscription fees, non-signing of subscription agreement, and breach of subscription agreement. The notice dated 16 November states that the subscribers of Dish TV under the brands Dish TV, Videocon d2h, and Zing will stop receiving Star India

MIB grants two, cancels five TV channel licences in Oct

The ministry of information and broadcasting (MIB) has approved two and cancelled five TV channel licences in October. The ministry has also given its nod to Viacom18 to launch Gujarati movie channel Colors Gujarati Cinema. The ministry has granted non-news uplinking licences to Shopping Zone India TV and Nexgen Telelinks under the names Nireekshana TV

RIL’s Hathway & Den buys to hit broadcasters, DTH firms: Ind-Ra

Reliance Industries’ acquisition of majority stakes in multiple system operators (MSOs) Hathway Cable & Datacom and DEN Networks augurs well for all the three firms, but will have a negative impact on broadcasters and direct-to-home (DTH) players, according to India Ratings. In a move aimed at becoming the largest player in the broadband as well