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India's media sector records 12% growth in 2013

India's nationwide cable television digitisation programme helped spur a 12% growth in the country's media and entertainment (M&E) industry in 2013, according to a new report from FICCI-KPMG. The ...


India to become a teleport hub, says minister

... human resources and IPR creation, under public-private partnership to give impetus to the animation, gaming and VFX industry. Regarding the country's current digitisation drive in Delhi, Mumbai, Calcutta ...


UCN adopts Dolby for its set-top box technology

...  "With the onset of the digitisation in India, the broadcast industry is evolving with a promise to deliver enhanced quality services to the end consumer. This association with Dolby is an excellent ...


Discovery to launch Indian children’s channel

... will ignite viewers' imagination through its compelling and differentiated content. In light of the massive digitisation drive in India, we believe viewers will express their demand for such distinct television ...


Jain TV launches DTN service in India

...  JAINHITS will deliver affordable digital services to existing cable operators and MSOs and help them meet the government’s National Digitisation Mandate. Motorola is the end-to-end technology partner, ...


Revenues rise for India's Airtel Digital TV

... the company. The company also added another 12% to its DTH subscriber base, from 7.2 million at the end of the 2011-12 financial year to 8.1 million in Q4 2013. The digitisation of cable TV networks ...


Chrome unveils TV audit for India’s digital age

A new connectivity report has been launched to keep pace with the digitisation of India's broadcasting industry from media audit company Chrome Data Analytics & Media. Chrome Digital is initially ...


ZEEL announces “healthy” profit growth in Q2

... robustly on the back of subscriber growth and digitisation," he added. The broadcaster's consolidated operating profit (Ebitda) was up 10.1% to INR 2.07 billion for the quarter, up from INR 1.88 billion ...


Anuj Gandhi takes directors role at Network18

... digitisation and growth in new media will cause paradigm shifts in how media brands create value in the future," said B Sai Kumar, group chief executive, Network18. "Our bouquet of channels straddling ...


CASBAA sets sights on India beyond digital TV

Issues affecting multichannel television in India, particularly in the run up to mandatory cable TV digitisation, are to be addressed at the CASBAA India Forum in New Delhi on 20 March. "Recognising ...


Doordarshan’s mobile TV plans shelved after Indian spectrum shakeup

... focus on DD's digitisation," a senior ministry source is quoted as saying in The Times of India. The government expects between four to six blocks of spectrum to be made available to 4G operators, potentially ...


Regulatory hurdles hamper pay-TV sector in India and China: CASBAA

... supply chain. "There does not appear to be any prospect of improvement in the near future, though the possibility of widespread digitisation does hold some promise," says the CASBAA study. In spite ...


Zee and Star TV India distribution deal faces regulatory probe

... and also act as an incentive to cable digitisation; ultimately addressing signal piracy issues. The Financial Express reports India's anti-trust regulator has ordered the investigation under Section ...


Amended cable TV bill put before Indian Parliament

The Indian Government has tabled the Cable Television Networks (Regulation) Amendment Bill 2011 in Lok Sabha, signalling the start of a nationwide cable TV digitisation programme. The bill, put forward ...


Reliance Industries subsidiary buys into Indian MSO Den

... investments in cable distribution companies as they will need huge sums to invest in digitisation, as mandated by the government," Devendra Parulekar, partner at Ernst & Young India told the Economic ...


India alive to golden opportunity of regional TV

... chain; extra tax on DTH connections – particularly in Tamil Nadu; uncertainty over the reaction to digitisation in small towns; carriage fees; the lack of good regional content and trained staff; and retention ...


Indian media revenues to soar to $25bn by 2015

... the country's distinct regions and multiple languages offer global entertainment companies a variety of opportunities to deliver localised content. Also, the mandatory drive to digitisation of India's ...


Lok Sabha passes amended Cable TV Networks (Regulation) Act

... quality, HD content and niche content tailored to suit niche audiences." The cable TV digitisation process will begin next year with the metros. Then, cities with a population of one million are to be ...


India’s Dish TV 3Q revenues rise 31%

... larger uptake of Arpu-accretive HD subscribers." He added that the company is expecting a good fourth quarter in terms of subscriber additions, due to mandatory digitisation being "just round the corner". ...


MSO Hathway posts loss of INR103mn in Q2

... to modernise its head ends in Mumbai, Delhi, Bangalore and Hyderabad in preparation for the government's plans for cable TV digitisation. Last month, Hathway's managing director K Jayaraman said the ...