Television

DD to telecast cricket with 7-minute time lag

http://www.indiantelevision.com/sites/drupal7.indiantelevision.co.in/files/styles/smartcrop_800x800/public/images/tv-images/2016/05/26/DD.jpg?itok=r7HQVgd-

NEW DELHI: Millions of viewers who don't have access to the Nimbus owned Neo Sports can finally heave a sigh of relief. The Delhi High Court has ruled that terrestrial broadcaster Doordarshan can telecast the ongoing cricket series between India and the West Indies "deferred live" with a seven-minute delay.

Seven minutes on an average comprises two overs bowled on the trot. All India Radio will, however, be allowed to broadcast its commentary live, with no time lag.

The consensus emerged after the High Court, in its order issued today, ruled that 50 million viewers (who don't have cable TV access) cannot be denied the right to watch the game.

The timing of the ruling is critical since it comes a day ahead of the second One-Day International to be played in Cuttack, Orissa. It may be recalled that millions of viewers missed out on the action Sunday that saw India defeating the West Indies in the first ODI that was played at Nagpur.

While issuing his orders, Justice SK Kaul made it clear that this was an interim ruling and that the final decision about the Sri Lanka series (that follows immediately after the current four-match Pepsi series gets over) will be taken on 8 February.

On the petition filed by Nimbus yesterday, the court asked Prasar Bharati to file its replies by 29 January, to which Nimbus will have to file its rejoinder by 1 February.

Nimbus' counsel argued that it would stand to lose cmmercially if Doordarshan were allowed a live feed and said DD was being adamant despite concessions offered by Neo Sports.

Reacting to the news, information & broadcasting minister Priyaranjan Dasmunsi welcomed the decision of the court, stating it (the ruling) was only fair considering DD has "96 per cent reach in the country".

Nimbus Sports, the rights holders for the BCCI organized cricket events in India that it had acquired for a whopping $ 612 million, had earlier offered to give the feed to Prasar Bharati, but only under certain specific conditions, and these were not acceptable to the pubcaster.

Nimbus had originally suggested a 15 minute deferred telecast on DD referred 'as live'. Nimbus also did not agree to DD showing the matches on its DTH platform DD Direct Plus.

Nimbus had said if at all it shares the feed, the signals would have to be encrypted so that it reached houses only on the terrestrial network and not those that get DD signals through cable TV.

The talks broke down after Prasar Bharati officials, citing previous government orders and court rulings they claim had gone in their favour, said they should get live feed of the cricket series without any conditions, and that it was also to be shared on DD's DTH platform.

Following the breakdown of talks DD officials had gone back to taking the cover of the Uplink-Downlink Guidelines that perforce allow DD to get the telecast feed.

Latest Reads

http://www.indiantelevision.com/sites/drupal7.indiantelevision.co.in/files/styles/340x340/public/images/tv-images/2017/09/26/STAR-BHARAT.jpg?itok=KUZdw1Ld
Star Bharat viewership skews to rural India: BARC and Chrome data analyses

BENGALURU: Star India’s free-to-air (FTA) Hindi GEC Star Bharat was launched on 28 August 2017. Star Bharat is the new avatar of Star India’s Life OK that went off air. The channel has been rocking ratings tables since the very first week of launch under its new moniker.

Television TV Channels Viewership
http://www.indiantelevision.com/sites/drupal7.indiantelevision.co.in/files/styles/340x340/public/images/tv-images/2017/09/25/breaking-point.jpg?itok=o9MrMh_3
Discovery Channel launches 'Breaking Point: Commando School Belgaum'

MUMBAI: Discovery Channel has launched Breaking Point: Commando School Belgaum, a series of 4 episodes which gives the viewers a glimpse of the thirty-five days gruelling course that the officers must undergo to be a part of India’s Elite Commando Force. The series has been produced by Sparkle...

Television TV Channels English Entertainment
http://www.indiantelevision.com/sites/drupal7.indiantelevision.co.in/files/styles/340x340/public/images/tv-images/2017/09/22/star-world.jpg?itok=zwedwX5P
Star World lines up Hollywood A-listers' shows starting 25 Sept

Meryl Streep and Al Pacino, around 10 years ago, debuted on television with ‘Angels in America’ and the media went into a frenzy - ‘Is it the Oscars or the Emmys’, tabloids flashed as they walked the Emmys red carpet! Little did we know that a new-age trend was being set!

Television TV Channels English Entertainment
http://www.indiantelevision.com/sites/drupal7.indiantelevision.co.in/files/styles/340x340/public/images/tv-images/2017/09/22/Ajay%20singh.jpg?itok=kAtpJZZK
SpiceJet's Ajay Singh may take control of NDTV, latter denies (updated)

MUMBAI: NDTV may change hands as its founders -- Prannoy Roy, Radhika Roy and the promoter firm RRPR Holding -- are facing a CBI probe for allegedly concealing a share transaction. A senior NDTV official, however, told the Hindu that the reports were untrue. Singh, it was earlier reported, will...

Television TV Channels News Broadcasting
http://www.indiantelevision.com/sites/drupal7.indiantelevision.co.in/files/styles/340x340/public/images/tv-images/2017/09/22/ZEE.jpg?itok=joRzwzAl
Zeel channels continue to rule across genres

BENGALURU: In what seems to have become almost normal over the last few weeks, Zee Entertainment Enterprises Limited (Zeel) channels Zee TV and Zee Anmol continued their Hindi GEC supremacy in the weekly top 10 channels across genres list for week 37 of 2017. Broadcast Audience Research Council of...

Television TV Channels Viewership
http://www.indiantelevision.com/sites/drupal7.indiantelevision.co.in/files/styles/340x340/public/images/tv-images/2017/09/22/Abhishek%20Maheshwari.jpg?itok=bzl-kP5R
Disney pushes brand bindass as it merges with bindass Play, enters OTT space

MUMBAI: It's hardly a week since Disney India rebranded its movie channel UTV Movies, and now the network has consolidated its two channels -- that is bindass and bindass Play. Along with that, in its promise to be omni-present across platforms, bindass will launch an OTT platform for the...

Television TV Channels Music and Youth
http://www.indiantelevision.com/sites/drupal7.indiantelevision.co.in/files/styles/340x340/public/images/tv-images/2017/09/22/DD_Kashir.jpg?itok=mZBvSFYf
DD Kashir bids: Prime Focus, Beehive, Grasshopper get breather

NEW DELHI: The three agencies which had been shortlisted by Doordarshan to undertake the channel packaging work for its channel DD Kashir can now submit their bid amounts by 29 September 2017.

Television TV Channels Terrestrial
http://www.indiantelevision.com/sites/drupal7.indiantelevision.co.in/files/styles/340x340/public/images/tv-images/2017/09/21/kbc.jpg?itok=CMtI933J
Sony Entertainment climbs to second position, Zee Anmol retains lead in two markets

While Zee Anmol retained lead in two markets, KBC-backed Sony Entertainment bagged the second position with high ratings in the urban market. Zee Anmol retained lead in Hindi (U+R) and rural markets, whereas Star Plus led the urban market in week 37 of Broadcast Audience Research Council (BARC)...

Television TV Channels Viewership
http://www.indiantelevision.com/sites/drupal7.indiantelevision.co.in/files/styles/340x340/public/images/tv-images/2017/09/21/Arnab-Story.jpg?itok=_k8ssaP8
English News ratings' slide continues although Republic TV viewership improves slightly

The Arnab Goswami headed Indian English News channel Republic TV has been leading the genre in terms of viewership right from week 19 of 2017, the week the channel was launched.

Television TV Channels Viewership

Latest News

Load More

Sign up for our Newsletter

subscribe for latest stories