Two years ago, 25-year-old Animesh Panwar was fretting over how to cough up next month’s rent for the Andheri flat he shared with three others and even debating whether to return to Ajmer, the hometown he left two years earlier to make it big in the fickle world of entertainment. The work the aspiring director […]
Mumbai-based digital cinema distribution company UFO Moviez’ planned merger with Chennai-based Qube Cinemas Technologies has hit a major roadblock in the National Company Law Tribunal (NCLT). Keeping in mind shareholders’ interest, NCLT has refused to give its nod to the proposed scheme of arrangement and amalgamation between the two companies. “The whole scheme appears to […]
MUMBAI: Nasdaq-listed Brightcove, a leading provider of cloud services for video, has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire the online video platform (OVP) business of Ooyala, a provider of cloud video technology. Brightcove is acquiring Ooyala’s OVP technology, including video content management and publishing platform Backlot, analytics, live, and underlying IP and associated patents. […]
MUMBAI: Distribution platform operators (DPOs) will have to pay broadcasters based on the new pricing starting this month, the Indian Broadcasting Foundation (IBF) has said. Telecom Regulatory Authority of India’s (TRAI) earlier noted that only 65 percent of cable services subscribers and 35 percent of DTH subscribers have migrated to the new MRP regime, prompting […]
NEW DELHI: The Central government has spent Rs 2,374 crore on its publicity in electronic media and Rs 670 crore on outdoor publicity in the last five years, according to an RTI reply by the Bureau of Outreach and Communication under the Ministry of Information and Broadcasting. Giving a break up of expenditure on electronic […]
Telecom regulator TRAI Wednesday asserted that operators cannot charge TV viewers more than their usual monthly outgo under the ‘best fit plan’ to be offered during the transition period, and cautioned that the regulator will take action on any such complaint. “TRAI has clearly asked distribution platform owners (DPOs) to ensure that for consumers, the […]
The Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (Trai) has once again extended deadline for consumers to select TV channels they want to pay for, till March 31st 2019. Earlier, the deadline to migrate consumers on the new tariff regime was February 1st.
DD Free Dish may run into a dead-end as some of the top broadcasters have decided to pull out their Hindi mass entertainment channels from the free-to-air platform owned by public broadcaster Prasar Bharati. The move by broadcasters like Star India, Zee Entertainment Enterprises NSE -1.57 % (ZEE), Sony Pictures Networks India (SPN) and Viacom18 […]
CHENNAI: As the hit Netflix series ‘Tidying Up with Marie Kondo’ inspires people to keep possessions that “spark joy” and get rid of the rest, it’s also helping the nascent decluttering industry in India to get mainstreamed. Decluttering consultants and companies providing professional organising services report a 30-35% increase in service requests and queries from […]
Many television consumers across India, who are yet to exercise their right of selecting the channels they want to watch, have been experiencing blackout of select pay channels. This is the latest tactic by the cable and direct-to-home
BENGALURU: IT major Wipro has recently received a project to provide content management services to the Google-owned YouTube, at a time when the video-streaming site ramps
NEW DELHI: Trai said Friday its regulation does not stop operators from offering discounts or lowering network capacity fee for second or subsequent connections in the same household, but such discounts should be offered uniformly in a location and declared transparently on the players’ website.