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Archives with DD, AIR should be freely available or monetised’

NEW DELHI: Archives including speeches and music with Doordarshan and All India Radio are a national resource that should be made freely available or monetised, Prasar Bharati Chairman A Surya Prakash today said, underscoring the need to look at relevant copyright issues. “Prasar Bharati has huge archival content that has to be exploited. It is

Zee launches entertainment channel in Indonesia

New Delhi: Media firm Zee Entertainment Enterprises Ltd (ZEEL) has launched a general entertainment channel ‘Zee Hiburan’ in Indonesia. The new channel would feature popular Indian serials localised for the Indonesian audience, the Essel Group firm today said in a statement. This is the third launch of the group in the Asia Pacific region in

Govt open to consider allowing FM radios to broadcast news

NEW DELHI: Government is ready to consider a proposal to allow private FM radio channels to broadcast current news under certain conditions, Lok Sabha was informed today. Currently, private FM channels are not allowed to broadcast news under the FM Radio (phase-II) policy guidelines as there is no mechanism yet to monitor it and anything

Government eases norms for Television and Radio services

NEW DELHI: In another step towards improving ease of doing business, government has streamlined security clearance for TV channels and radio services. Government has issued orders that channels will no more need separate security clearance for subsidiary or other channels in a bouquet as was the case earlier. Clearance granted once would be valid for

“2 MORE DAYS”- Tata Sky woes not over for all

NEW DELHI: Tata Sky subscribers across the country faced inconvenience for the second straight day on Thursday as their television screens went blank without warning. There was no respite from the DTH service provider’s customer service too as helplines went dead. And now it seems the problem is likely to continue for another two days

EMMC presently monitors 600 channels: Government

NEW DELHI: The Electronic Media Monitoring Centre, the state-of-the art facility set up by the government to monitor and record TV channels, presently monitors 600 different channels, the government today said. In a written reply to a member’s question in Rajya Sabha, Minister of State for Information and Broadcasting Rajyavardhan Rathore said the government had

Sony SIX to broadcast the Pepsi IPL 2015 Player Auction Live

BENGALURU: Sony Six today announced that it will broadcast the Pepsi IPL 2015 Player Auction live when some big names such as Hashim Amla and Yuvraj Singh goes under the hammer here on February 16. The bidding process will serve as the prelude to the year’s most anticipated sporting extravaganza, the Pepsi IPL 2015 which

Star India acquires Maa TV broadcast business for around Rs 2,500 crore

Hyderabad: Star India, a unit of 21st Century Fox, has acquired the entire broadcast business of Maa Television Network Limited (MTNL), which has four Telugu entertainment channels, for an undisclosed amount. Sources, however, told Business Standard that the deal size could be around Rs 2,500 crore. Till now, the promoters of MTNL were estimated to