PIB introduces SMS alerts for mediapersons, revamps website

NEW DELHI: Mediapersons who want to be alerted about press releases relating to their own beats can now get SMS alert from the Press Information Bureau which is the Government?s main information agency.

Mediapersons wanting this service have to register with the SMS service.
This was stated after Minister of State for Information and Broadcasting CM Jatua launched the newly designed website of the PIB.

The Minister said the newly designed website would enable media persons to access information promptly. This would facilitate timely flow of information for important events taking place within the Government. 
Speaking on the occasion, Principal Director General (M&C) Neelam Kapur said though the website remained the most widely surfed information website, it had become necessary to introduce tools for providing quick, accessible quality information to the user, especially those belonging to the media.

Some of the key features that had been introduced in the new website included the new colour scheme for the web-site, faster user friendly search system and placement of Urdu releases on the Home Page. She said a number of media persons were accessing high resolution print quality photographs and the rich archival material available on the site for their professional duties.

I&B Secretary Raghu Menon, Special Secretary Uday Kumar Varma and senior officials of the PIB and the Ministry were present during the function.

The web-site was first launched in 1998. The new features also include a soothing three-colour pattern corresponding to the colours of the national flag.

Arrangement of elements has been standardized across pages. Different elements (such as facilitations of journalists) have been grouped together.

Urdu releases are also displayed on the Home Page in addition to English and Hindi releases/features. Hindi content is now available in UNICODE. This font system will obviate the need for font conversion and will be editable/viewable across platform and browsers.

A segment has been added for video content. At present video content is being generated through Live Web-cast of cabinet briefings and President‘s /PM‘s speeches at national events.

Search has been made faster and more user friendly.

Latest Reads
Livestreaming App SWOO sees momentum in India; Launches Trivia Format in India

SWOO, a leading global livestreaming platform established in Middle East, today announced the launch of its SWOO TRIVIA SHOW ? a celebrity hosted live video streaming game show for Indians. SWOO is a user friendly, engaging and feature-rich live broadcasting app available across Android/ iOS/ Web...

Technology Software Applications
TiVo exits STB business

MUMBAI: TiVo is exiting the manufacturing, sales and distribution of set-top boxes to a yet-undisclosed third party, the company has said.

Technology Hardware Set-top Boxes
IET India IoT Panel joins hands with exhibitions india group for the 3rd edition of IoT india congress

IoT India Congress is India?s Platform of Platforms for the Internet of Things conceptualized by IET India IoT Panel, a think tank constituted by the Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET) India. The 3rd edition of IoT India Congress will be hosted in collaboration with India?s leading...

Technology Software Firmware
Tata Elxsi's Automation suite adopted by pan-European Media and Telecommunications Company

Tata Elxsi, a global design and technology services company, announced the licensing of its integrated test automation and monitoring suite ?FalconEye? to a pan-European media and telecommunications company for OTT automation and improving streaming performance.

Technology Software Firmware
Verimatrix recognized for contributions to latin american Pay-TV market with PRODU award win at NAB Show

LAS VEGAS: Verimatrix, a specialist in securing and enhancing revenue for network-connected devices and services, has received the PRODU Award for Best Pay-TV Technology Contribution on behalf of its MultiRights? OTT solution. MultiRights helps service providers effectively navigate the modern OTT...

Technology Software Firmware
Amagi debuts machine-learning powered content-preparation suite

Amagi, a cloud-based technology provider for media processing, has launched Tornado, a machine learning-based content preparation service that enables TV networks and content owners to scale their operations and accelerate broadcast workflows.

Technology Hardware Components
Sharp and TiVo extend interactive program guide deal to power content Discovery across entertainment devices

MUMBAI: TiVo Corporation (NASDAQ: TIVO), a global leader in entertainment technology and audience insights, today announced that Sharp Corporation will further utilize TiVo?s G-Guide HTML across Sharp 4K smart TVs and Ultra HD Blu-ray recorders in Japan, TiVo?s G-Guide xD app and remote schedule...

Technology Hardware Components
HARMAN announces Priyanka Chopra as global brand ambassador

HARMAN International, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. focused on connected technologies for automotive, consumer and enterprise markets, today announced that actress, singer, producer and philanthropist Priyanka Chopra has been named a global brand ambassador for the...

Technology Hardware Components
Etere HSM expands interoperability with Grass Valley

Etere HSM features an integration with Grass Valley that improves interoperability, streamlines connectivity, enables faster content processing and includes deep archive capabilities. Etere introduces a new integration layer between Etere Hierarchical Storage Management (HSM) and Grass Valley...

Technology Hardware Components

Latest News

Load More

Sign up for our Newsletter

subscribe for latest stories