Cable TV

BBC World Service to launch a television channel for Iran

http://www.indiantelevision.com/sites/default/files/styles/smartcrop_800x800/public/images/tv-images/2016/06/01/Untitled-1_5.jpg?itok=hSeU4toT

MUMBAI: BBC World Service will launch a television news and information service in the Farsi (Persian) language for Iran, it was announced today. The service will complement the BBC's existing Persian radio and online services for Iran. The service is expected to launch early in 2008 and will be based in London.

It will initially broadcast for eight hours a day, seven days a week. It will be freely available to anyone with a satellite dish or cable connection in the region. This follows BBC proposals for the service drawn up by senior BBC management.

These were approved by the BBC Governors and submitted to the Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) for their consent as the BBC is obliged to do under the agreement with the FCO.

The operating cost of ?15m a year will be funded by the UK Government. This funding will be in addition to BBC World Service's existing grant-in-aid funding from the UK Government and will have no impact on the current BBC World Service portfolio of services.

BBC World Service director Nigel Chapman said: "The BBC's Persian radio and online services are well-respected by Iranians, especially by opinion formers. In Iran we are regarded as the most trusted and objective of all international broadcasters for the way we provide impartial news and information about the wider world and the crucial part Iran is playing on the regional and global stage.

"But television is increasingly dominating the way that millions of Iranian people receive their news. Therefore the BBC proposed to the Foreign Office that we launch a television service in Farsi to complement our existing independent news and information services for Iran on radio and online. Like all BBC services, the new television service will be editorially independent of the UK Government. I am delighted the BBC Farsi television service proposal has been given the go-ahead.

The BBC's Farsi television service will draw upon the BBC's un-matched newsgathering resources. Broadcast at primetime in Iran, it will showcase accurate, impartial, balanced news and analysis from a global perspective.

It will also show investigative current affairs programmes, alongside quality BBC factual, cultural and educational documentaries. The channel will cover international and major regional issues.

It will also carry multi-media discussion programmes and debates in conjunction with the BBC's well-established and trusted Farsi radio and online services.

The new BBC Farsi television service will:

Be completely editorially independent in line with BBC's long-held reputation for impartial, trustworthy news reporting and analysis

Meet the strong demand for a BBC Farsi television service expressed in recent surveys where 73% of Iranians with satellite access say they will definitely or are fairly likely to watch a BBC Farsi television service

Make the BBC the only tri-media international news provider offering Farsi language news and current affairs on television, radio and online

Draw on 66 years of BBC experience covering the region in Farsi - supported by the world's most extensive newsgathering operation: 250 news correspondents reporting from 50 bureaux allowing a global rather than purely regional perspective.

Latest Reads

http://www.indiantelevision.com/sites/default/files/styles/340x340/public/images/tv-images/2018/12/06/vbs.jpg?itok=fQVBbLOg
The challenge of DD FreeDish and new tariff order for DPOs

With the emergence of a large number of OTT platforms and cord-cutting globally, the future of pay-TV looks bleak. The talk of the town is how pay-TV industry will manage to survive the crisis. Moreover, the new tariff order (NTO) in India is also set to overhaul the entire ecosystem.

Cable TV Local Cable Operators
http://www.indiantelevision.com/sites/default/files/styles/340x340/public/images/tv-images/2018/11/15/den.jpg?itok=vERCFpOP
Den reports improved numbers for Q2 over Q1

The Sameer Manchanda-led Indian cable distribution network and broadband internet services (broadband) provider Den Networks Ltd

Cable TV Local Cable Operators
http://www.indiantelevision.com/sites/default/files/styles/340x340/public/images/tv-images/2018/11/14/grt.jpg?itok=OAWnlsvm
GTPL cable TV business revenue up in second quarter

Indian multi-system operator and internet service provider GTPL Hathway Ltd (GTPL) reported 13.8 percent increase in total income for the quarter ended 30 September 2018

Cable TV Local Cable Operators
http://www.indiantelevision.com/sites/default/files/styles/340x340/public/images/tv-images/2018/11/13/hat.jpg?itok=Gw-Cd_wz
Hathway in the red due to higher expenses, forex loss in second quarter

In the first quarter of the previous fiscal, restructuring at Indian multi system operator (MSO) Hathway Cable and Datacom Ltd (Hathway) had brought for it a positive bottomline.

Cable TV Local Cable Operators
http://www.indiantelevision.com/sites/default/files/styles/340x340/public/images/tv-images/2018/11/10/dth.jpg?itok=zX4ravcq
Indian DTH equipments worth Rs 7.83 cr seized by Pakistan authorities

Pakistan authorities have seized a large quantity of smuggled Indian direct-to-home (DTH) equipment worth Rs 7.83 crore from various markets in a countrywide crackdown against illegal devices according to a report published by dawn.com.

Cable TV Local Cable Operators
http://www.indiantelevision.com/sites/default/files/styles/340x340/public/images/tv-images/2018/11/09/Vivek-Couto.jpg?itok=iqwcdf9q
Indian pay TV revenue to touch $16 bn by 2023: MPA

As per a new report by Media Partners Asia (MPA), the pay TV revenue in Asia will top $56 billion in 2018. This will continue to grow at 3 per cent CAGR till 2023 and likely to exceed $66 billion by then. Pay TV revenue consists of subscription fees and local and regional advertising sales.

Cable TV Local Cable Operators
http://www.indiantelevision.com/sites/default/files/styles/340x340/public/images/tv-images/2018/11/01/hinduja.jpg?itok=ZXqONP2o
Q2 results: Hinduja Ventures reports total income of Rs 26.72 crores

HVL on standalone basis reported a total income of Rs. 26.72 Crores for the half year ended September 30, 2018.

Cable TV Multi System Operators
http://www.indiantelevision.com/sites/default/files/styles/340x340/public/images/tv-images/2018/10/24/Vynsley-Fernandes.jpg?itok=KbyFWkYU
IMCL aspires to hit 7 mn subscribers in a year

At a time when the face of India’s multi-billion dollar cable industry is changing rapidly with the emergence of new players, Indusland Media & Communication Ltd (IMCL), one of the oldest players in the industry, has announced a new offering ‘I Am Mumbai, I Am InDigital’.

Cable TV Local Cable Operators
http://www.indiantelevision.com/sites/default/files/styles/340x340/public/images/tv-images/2018/10/11/act.jpg?itok=jNeP51zC
ACT Fibernet seeks funding; discloses financials

In its prospectus with SEBI, ACT Fibernet submitted the financial details and is looking for fund-raising to expand the business across India. ACT Fibernet reported revenue of Rs 1,217 crore and EBITDA of Rs 211.67 crore in fiscal 2017.

Cable TV Local Cable Operators

Latest News

Load More

Sign up for our Newsletter

subscribe for latest stories