Regulators

MIB stresses on digital, connectivity revolution; Google Play govt schemes

http://www.indiantelevision.com/sites/default/files/styles/smartcrop_800x800/public/images/tv-images/2016/12/24/MIB-stresses.jpg?itok=bXaBOtd5

NEW DELHI: Information and Broadcasting Minister M Venkaiah Naidu has said the endeavour of the Government is to improve delivery systems, need to promote digital transformation and take forward the connectivity revolution in all sectors.

Speaking after the release of the Government of India Calendar 2017, he lauded the growth of the Indian print media and said it continued its growth story at a steady rate of 5.13% over the previous year. Earlier, Naidu launched the Government of India Digital Calendar 2017 App. He added that the calendar App could be downloaded from Google Play store free of cost.

A total of 5,423 new publications had been registered during the year 2015-16 with the total number of Registered Publications as on 31 March 2016 standing at 1, 10,851.

Giving the Circulation-wise details, Naidu said that Hindi publications continued to lead with 31,44,55,106 copies per publishing day followed by English with 6,54,13,443 copies and Urdu with 5,17,75,006 copies per publishing day.

He said the phenomenal growth of the print media sector had mandated changes in the print media policy/guidelines in the past years. The need to update policies keeping in mind the changing dynamics in the print media sector, has resulted in evolving a robust mechanism for RNI to maintain an updated list of Publications in the Country. This mechanism also facilitated weeding out illegal publications that may prove to be an irritant to law-enforcement agencies.

Referring to the New Print Advertisement Policy framework, the Minister said that it provided for circulation verification Procedure for empanelment of Newspapers and Journals with DAVP. The procedure involved certification by RNI if circulation exceeds 45,000 copies per publishing day.

He said the vision of the Government was to position the nation on a sustainable growth trajectory. The Government is committed to bring about transformational changes in the country with the mantra of ?Reform, Perform & Transform?.

The vision has been depicted in the Government of India Calendar 2017 with the theme ?Mera Desh Badal Raha Hai, Aage Badh Raha Hai?.

He also released the Press in India Report 2015-16 prepared by the Registrar of Newspapers of India. Minister of state for information & broadcasting Rajyavardhan Rathore was also present on the occasion.

Naidu announced that the Government would be launching a 100 days campaign across the country on the theme of Good Governance from 25 December which marks the birthday of the former prime minister A B Vajpayee and is celebrated as Good Governance Day. Ministers, Members of the Parliament would be travelling across the country to highlight key initiatives of the Government that has been taken in the last two and a half years.

The Government Calendar meanwhile showcases various flagship schemes and initiatives of the Government identifying a different theme every month:

?        Jan:     Skilling India for Youth Led Development

?        Feb:    Empowering the Poor

?        Mar:   Sashakt Nari, Sashakt Bharat

?        April: Futuristic India through Infrastructure Building

?        May:  MSME: India?s Economic Backbone

?        June: Farmers: Bread Winners of our Nation

?        July:   Rural Electrification: Lightning Every Home     

?        Aug:    Armed Forces: Pride of the Nation

?        Sept:   Cashless Transactions

?        Oct:     Swachh Bharat: New Vigour to Sanitation

?        Nov:   Corruption Free Governance

?        Dec:    Sugamya Bharat: Accessible India

The highlights of the Press in India Report is given below:

1

The Total Number of Registered Publications

i)       Newspaper category (Daily, Tri/Bi-weekly periodicities)

ii)    Periodicals category (other periodicities)

1,10,851

16,136

94,715

2

The number of new publicationsregistered during 2015-16

5,423

3

Number of publications ceased during2015-16

            15

4

Number of publications  deregisteredduring 2015-16

            22

5

Percentage of growth of total registered publications over the previous year

5.13 %

6

The largest number of publications registered in any Indian language (Hindi)

44,557

7

The second largest number of publications registered in any languageother than Hindi (English)

14,083

8

The State with the largest number ofregistered publications (Uttar Pradesh)

16,984

9

The State with the second largest number of registered publications(Maharashtra)

15,260

10

The number of  publications that submitted Annual Statements

(This figure includes 1,341 Misc. publications)

27,445

11

The total claimed circulation of publications during 2015-16

i)       Hindi Publications

ii)    English Publications

iii)  Urdu Publications

iv)  Marathi

v)     Gujarati

vi)  Telugu

vii)  Odiya

viii) Malayalam

ix)  Tamil

x)     Kannada

xi)  Punjabi

xii)                        Assamese

xiii)                     Kashmiri

61,02,38,581

31,44,55,106

6,54,13,443

5,17,75,006

3,67,88,737

2,88,28,334

2,76,45,134

2,03,12,592

1,55,57,673

93,39,722

64,85,082

59,31,641

13,90,759

1,37,450

12

The largest number of publications that submitted Annual Statements in any Indian language (Hindi).

14,316

13

The second largest number of publications that submitted Annual Statements in any language (English).

2,174

14

The largest circulated Daily: ?Ananda Bazar Patrika?, Bengali, Kolkata.

11,50,038

15

The Second largest circulated Daily:?Hindustan Times? English, Delhi.

9,92,239

16

The largest circulated Hindi Daily:?Punjab Kesari?, Jalandhar

7,36,399

17

The largest circulated Multi-edition Daily: ?Dainik Bhaskar?, Hindi. (45 editions)

46,14,939

18

The second largest circulated Multi-edition Daily: ?The Times of India?, English. (33 editions)

44,21,374

19

The largest circulated Periodical: ?The Sunday Times of India?, English/Weekly edition, Delhi.

8,02,466

20

The largest circulated Periodical inMalayalam?Vanitha?,Malayalam/Fortnightly edition, Kottayam.

6,94,291

21

Total Title Applications Received

Titles Approved

20,999

12,817

22

Titles Deblocked during 2015-16

(As they did not apply for registration within 2 years)

7,754

 

Latest Reads

http://www.indiantelevision.com/sites/default/files/styles/340x340/public/images/tv-images/2018/11/12/TRAI-Story.jpg?itok=P16l-_NQ
TRAI releases paper on OTT expanding its definition

India’s telecom and broadcast regulator TRAI today released another consultation paper on OTT services seeking to expand the definition of the sector and also the regulator’s jurisdiction over a sector hitherto “unregulated”.

Regulators TRAI
http://www.indiantelevision.com/sites/default/files/styles/340x340/public/images/tv-images/2018/11/09/mib_0.jpg?itok=4TdkBXLo
MIB extends feedback deadline date on mandatory sports feed sharing norms

Ministry of Information and Broadcasting (MIB) has extended the deadline to give feedback on the draft sports broadcasting signals (Mandatory Sharing with Prasar Bharti) (Amendment) Bill, 2018 till 31 December 2018.

Regulators I&B Ministry
http://www.indiantelevision.com/sites/default/files/styles/340x340/public/images/tv-images/2018/11/09/mib.jpg?itok=0MbRLtLR
MIB gives permission to two new channels - Khalsa and Nireekshana TV

The Ministry of Information and Broadcasting (MIB) after being lenient for couple of months in awarding channel licenses, is back to being strict. In the month of October, two new channels received licenses while none saw their licenses cancelled as on 31 October 2018.

Regulators I&B Ministry
http://www.indiantelevision.com/sites/default/files/styles/340x340/public/images/tv-images/2018/11/09/trr.jpg?itok=_x2jgTGm
TRAI, telco chiefs to meet in December over OTT regulation

The Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) is scheduled to meet top executives of telcos in the month of December.

Regulators TRAI
http://www.indiantelevision.com/sites/default/files/styles/340x340/public/images/tv-images/2018/10/31/sc.jpg?itok=AkHVHmXl
SC upholds TRAI Act over Copyright Act in tariff order case

The two-judge bench of the apex court with Justices Rohinton Fali Nariman and Navin Sinha dismissed the Star India’s appeal against Telecom Regulatory Authority of India’s (TRAI) recent tariff order. The principal area of the argument by the broadcaster was that the pricing of the content cannot be...

Regulators Supreme Court
http://www.indiantelevision.com/sites/default/files/styles/340x340/public/images/tv-images/2018/10/31/Trai800.jpg?itok=P_Ll03H3
AIDCF welcomes Supreme Court judgement which upholds TRAI jurisdiction

In the matter of the new Tariff Order and Interconnection Regulations as notified by TRAI in March 2017, the Supreme Court has today upheld the jurisdiction of TRAI to frame the above mentioned regulations.

Regulators TRAI
http://www.indiantelevision.com/sites/default/files/styles/340x340/public/images/tv-images/2018/10/30/trai.jpg?itok=05UgkJtj
TRAI wins tariff order case in Supreme Court

The Telecom Regulatory Authority of India has come on tops in the long running battle between it and broadcaster, cable, DTH operators on whether it has pricing of content comes under its purview. The Supreme Court has finally given the long-awaiting verdict on Star India versus Telecom Regulatory...

Regulators TRAI
http://www.indiantelevision.com/sites/default/files/styles/340x340/public/images/tv-images/2018/10/19/I%26B.jpg?itok=swj9cao5
MIB proposes to change mandatory sports feed sharing norms

In what could have far reaching effects on the financial viability of sports TV channels or streaming platforms, which acquire exlcusive rights for sporting events for the India region spending billions of dollars.

Regulators I&B Ministry
http://www.indiantelevision.com/sites/default/files/styles/340x340/public/images/tv-images/2018/10/13/logo.jpg?itok=aKEOIe39
TDSAT asks SPN, Tata Sky to reach an agreement in 4 weeks

The Telecom Disputes Settlement Appellate Tribunal (TDSAT) has heard the case on the recent commercial dispute between Sony Pictures Networks India (SPN) and Tata Sky on a failed negotiation. TDSAT heard the case on 11 October and advised the parties to take four weeks to try and reach a mutually...

Regulators TDSAT

Latest News

Load More

Sign up for our Newsletter

subscribe for latest stories