16 February 2019 | Volume 70 - Issue No: 75 Facebook Twitter YouTube YouTube

Television | TV Channles

Tariff order implementation: Pay channels' connectivity drops ranging from 61% to 0.5% across genres

The ongoing flux in the broadcast sector due to the new TRAI tariff order implementation has had a significant impact on the connectivity of pay channels in the country. After the new regulatory framework kicked in on 1 February, pay channels' connectivity witnessed a drop ranging from 61 per cent to 0.5 per cent across genres. Free-to-air (FTA) channels, however, seem to have benefitted under the new regime so far.
continue reading...


DTH | DTH Operator

DTH players eliminate network capacity fees on FTA channels
Major DTH players like Tata Sky, Dish TV and Sun Direct have removed the Network Capacity Fee (NCF) on free-to-air (FTA) channels above the required 100 channels, according to a report by Telecom Talk. Under TRAI's new broadcast regulatory regime, the cable TV bill of users now has two components, the network capacity fee (NCF), which is Rs 130 for hundred channels and the cost of any paid channels or paid bouquets.
continue reading...
Television | TV Channels
TV9 enters Hindi heartland with TV9 Bharatvarsh
TV9 News Network is all set to launch its national Hindi channel, TV9 Bharatvarsh, next month in Delhi. The channel is ready with its largest news studio in the country, which will use the best of AR and VR technologies, and BOT news tracker in its presentation.
continue reading...
DTH | DTH Operator
DD Free Dish e-auction: Prasar Bharati nets Rs 395 cr from sale of 40 Free Dish DTH slots
The first e-auction of Doordarshan's FTA DTH platform, FreeDish, after recommencement witnessed intense competition. Under the revised guidelines, total of 40 MPEG2 slots were successfully sold. Prasar Bharati CEO Shashi Shekhar Vempati said that that the estimated revenue from the sold slots is Rs. 395 crore and added that the new channels will be on air from 1 March 2019, subject to completion of formalities.
continue reading...
Regulators | TDSAT
TDSAT permits Harvest TV to be renamed Tiranga TV
Veecon Media and Broadcasting Pvt Ltd has been granted interim relief by Telecom Disputes Settlement Appellate Tribunal (TDSAT) permitting it to use the name 'Tiranga TV' for its news and current affairs channel that is currently called 'Harvest TV'
continue reading...
- TRAI Must Explain to the Delhi High Court Why Cable And DTH Users Can Now Select Channels By 31 March
- Can BSNL Be Shut Down? Losses Mount And Operator Mulls Idea of Reducing Workforce by 54,000
  Source: News18
- Pulwama terror attack: I&B Ministry asks TV channels to be cautious about content
  Source: New Indian Express
- Monthly DTH bills to go down as Sun Direct and Tata Sky do away with network charges
  Source: BGR
- Telecom companies need to cut debt quickly as leverage is high: Analysts
- Distribution operators need to pay new tariff to broadcasters starting Feb: IBF
  Source: ET
- Airtel boosts 4G on 900 MHz band in Mumbai
- RCom to repay NCD holders only via NCLT
  Source: ETTelecom
- CBS misses on profit, revenue but network hits streaming subscribers milestone
  Source: Zee Biz
- The top 10 TV channels are more costly now
  Source: The Hans India
- BARC data not in public domain as industry migrates to new tariff regime
  Source: BS
  Anger over BBC plan to cut News at Ten by 10 minutes
  Journalist quits over blacklisting of story about 'Putin's chef'

Source: The Guardian

  Dish Network Battle, Gizmodo Losses Take Toll on Univision Q4 Earnings
  Victoria Beckham Launching YouTube Fashion Channel

Source: Variety

  Did New York lose anything with Amazon's rejection? It's complicated.
  Zendesk just hired three former Microsoft, Salesforce and Adobe execs

Source: Tech Crunch

  ESPN Tops Beta Research Survey for 19th Straight Time
  Telemundo to Co-Host First Presidential Primary Debate

Source: Broadcasting Cable

  Brightcove buying Ooyala's video platform business
  Akamai taps Encoding.com's transcoding platform ahead of MSOD sunset

Source: Fierce Video

  Telenet launches STB-less subscriptions
  Discovery Benelux launches premium streaming VOD service Dplay

Source: Broadband Tv News

  Graham Media Group Signs Up With Arc Publishing

Source: Tv Technology

Movies | Movies on mutiple platforms
Biopics & sports-based films help popularise sporting culture in India
"Sattar minute, sattar minute hai tumhare paas ... shayad tumhari zindagi ke sabse khaas sattar minute ... (Seventy minutes, seventy minutes is what you have ... may be the most important seventy minutes of your life..)".
continue reading...
Movies | Hollywood
MNX announces 'King of Hollywood'
MNX, Hollywood's wild child, launches its biggest property 'King of Hollywood', starting December 17, 2018, Monday to Friday @9pm. MNX, the channel that resonates with the youth through its stylish, edgy, fast-paced, new-age, premium content has crafted the property, 'King of Hollywood' with an aim to find the biggest Hollywood movie buff of all time.
continue reading...
VBS 2018: E-gaming's impact in next wave of OTT consumption
Television | TV Channels
9X Jalwa launches Jalwa #10YEARCHALLENGE
Television | TV Channels
CNN meets the young Lionel Messi fan from Afghanistan who is now a Taliban target
iWorld | OTT
This Valentine's Day, VOOT asks you to share the love and ignore the drama
Television | TV Channels
Comcast, Sony in the running for ZEEL stake?
Regulators | MIB
Govt orders private TV channels to strictly follow terror attack coverage guidelines
iWorld | OTT
T-Series ventures into digital space with web series, films
To ensure delivery directly to your inbox, please add tvlinx@indiantelevision.in to your address book today.

Visit: www.indiantelevision.com   |   Feedback   |   Advertise   |   Contact us
Facebook Twitter YouTube YouTube
The TV Linx Reporter is an Indian Television Dot Com Publication. © 2001-2019. All Rights Reserved.
*If you are not able to see the mailer, please click here