India has amongst the lowest Pay TV tariffs, worldwide. Historically, Indian consumers have been provided a large bundle of Free-To-Air (FTA) and Pay channels at a flat monthly fee from around Rs 150 to over Rs 300. Viewers in rural areas and shanties were often charged less than their urban counterparts. Compulsory Digitisation and its […]
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 […]
NEW DELHI: In the wake of the terror attack in Jammu and Kashmir, the Ministry of Information and Broadcasting on Thursday asked all private TV channels to be cautious about content which could encourage or incite violence or promote anti-national attitudes. TIMELINE: Major terror attacks on security forces in Jammu and Kashmir since 1999 In […]
NEW DELHI: A Delhi court on Thursday said it might call Indrani Mukerjea, wife of former media baron Peter Mukerjea and the prime accused in the murder case of her daughter Sheena Bora, to appear before it in person in the first week of March for hearing on her plea to be a witness in […]
NEW DELHI: 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 […]
NEW DELHI: The Supreme Court on Wednesday reserved its verdict on Ericsson’s contempt plea against Reliance Communications Ltd and its chairman Anil Ambani for wilful disobedience of its earlier orders to pay its dues worth Rs 550 crore. A bench comprising Justices R F Nariman and Vineet Sarain reserved its verdict after hearing arguments from […]
NEW DELHI: Following the Telecom Regulatory Authority of India’s (TRAI) announcement on Tuesday that consumers would be given until March 31 to choose their preferred channels and migrate to the new tariff system, industry sources say it is likely that distributors will begin shifting consumers who haven’t made their choices to ‘Best fit plans’ as […]
NEW DELHI: Indrani Mukerjea, former media baron booked in her daughter’s murder case, has moved an application before a Delhi court to turn approver in the INX Media corruption case in which former Union minister P Chidambaram is an accused.
NEW DELHI: Congress leader P Chidambaram approached the Delhi High Court Monday seeking to place some additional documents on record in his pending anticipatory bail plea in the INX Media case lodged by the CBI.
The Law Ministry on Sunday gave its nod to the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) to prosecute former Union Finance Minister P Chidambaram in the INX media case. His son Karti Chidambaram has already been charged in the case and the Enforcement Directorate (ED) has also attached his assets worth an estimated Rs 54 crore, […]
BENGALURU: A special court in Bengaluru hearing the Antrix-Devas case has summoned 10 accused, including former officials of ISRO, to appear before it on March 14, finding them prima facie involved in money laundering as per the chargesheet filed by the Directorate of Enforcement, Bengaluru Zone.
NEW DELHI: Even as much of the airwaves were occupied with news of big bang budget announcements, Friday saw the Telecom Regulatory Authority of India’s (TRAI) new tariff system for television services quietly roll into place. The rollout was enabled by a last minute order from the Calcutta High Court vacating its stay on the […]