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GST impact: Entertainment, cable, DTH to enjoy lower taxes from July 1

Taxation on entertainment, cable and DTH services shall come down under the Goods and Services Tax regime as the ‘entertainment tax’ levied by states has been subsumed in the GST, the government said today. The Finance Ministry in a statement said services by way of admission to entertainment events or cinematography films in cinema theatres

Facebook does a Netflix, to debut in premium TV shows next month

Facebook is making a debut in premium television and developing around 24 shows that will be premiered in mid-June, media reports said. There will be both long duration shows on the pattern of ‘House of Cards’ and also 5-10 minutes shows that will be added to Facebook app’s video tab daily, Business Insider reported on

Netflix, Apple TV in a fix: Putin restricts streaming services in Russia

Vladimir Putin signed into law on Monday a bill that will severely restrict foreign streaming services’ access to the Russian market, a move experts say is the culmination of an intense lobbying campaign waged by domestic providers. The law, which was approved by Russia’s two legislative bodies, the Federative Council and the State Duma, in

Arnab Goswami’s Republic TV goes live

Republic TV, led by popular prime-time news anchor Arnab Goswami, went live earlier Saturday. The channel’s broadcast began with a monologue by Goswami thanking the viewers for their ‘patience’ and explaining at length the reason behind the birth of the new channel. “…when the unscrupulous legal notices came, you supported me. For that support, I

The 2017 agenda: Reliance Jio to soon venture into DTH, broadband services

Reliance Jio stormed into the telecom industry with the launch of ultra-affordable high speed 4G internet services combined with free voice calls, SMS and Jio apps. To keep the momentum going, Reliance JioInfocomm is reportedly gearing up to expand the company’s product portfolio by venturing into diverse areas such as broadband services and Direct-to-Home (DTH)

Network18 widens Q4 net loss to Rs 33.31 crore

Media firm Network18 Media and Investments Ltd today reported a widening of its consolidated net loss at Rs 33.31 crore for the fourth quarter ended March 31, 2017. The company had posted a net loss of Rs 24.98 crore in the January-March quarter of the previous fiscal, the media firm said in a regulatory filing.

Now, Twitter to also allow media firms to stream live videos

Micro-blogging site Twitter will soon allow media firms to post live streaming videos directly into the service, media reports said. According to a report in the Information on Thursday, Twitter will allow media firms to plug directly into Twitter’s software to go live by opening its streaming application programming interface (API) to them. “Twitter is

Community radios decry Centre’s position on news broadcasting

Major community radio forums today decried the Centre’s objection to them broadcasting news, asserting that it was time for the government to let go of the “last vestige” of media monopoly. During a discussion held under the aegis of UNESCO here, community radio professionals also alleged that the government was giving in to the pressure