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News channels must weigh up national security and public interest: NBSA

... the NBSA outlined: "It is in the public interest to broadcast instances of breach of national security and loopholes in national security and reporting these cannot be confused with endangering national ...


Reliance divests ETV interest to TV18, strikes 4G content deal

Infotel, a broadband subsidiary of India's Reliance Industries (RIL), has signed a memorandum of understanding with TV18 and Network 18 for preferential access to TV and web content for future 4G distribution ...


Indian Government extends deadline for digital cable TV

... in all four metro cities was made, said the Ministry, in the "public interest and after intensive and extensive consultations as well as written commitments from all the stakeholders for fully implementing ...


India v England TV blackout creates storm on two continents

... Neo Cricket and India's public broadcaster Prasar Bharati. Satellite uplinking permission was withheld by the Indian Government after Neo's parent company Nimbus Communications allegedly failed to ...


Sahara shows interest in Neo Sports channels

The two sports channels owned by India's Nimbus Communications have reportedly attracted new attention from Sahara, following earlier reports that Bennett, Coleman and Co (popularly known as the Times ...


India's public broadcaster trials four more channels

Doordarshan is launching new 24-hour TV channels in Patna, Bhopal, Jaipur and Lucknow, to take its regional language channel tally to 15. India's public broadcaster says the soft launch is to trial ...


International interest grows for Mumbai film festival

About 40 international film buyers are set to attend next month’s Mumbai Film Festival, in considered move by the Mumbai Academy of Moving Image (MAMI) to reach out to foreign markets. The event, from ...


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India’s CIC tells government to reveal Maran stake in Sun Direct

India's Central Information Commission (CIC) has told the Information and Broadcasting Ministry to publically disclose the stake Kalanidhi Maran holds in the Sun Direct DTH TV platform, ruling it is not ...


Changes proposed to reduce power of Prasar Bharati chief

Amendments to the Prasar Bharati Act, which governs India's public broadcaster, have been proposed by the Information and Broadcasting Ministry to curtail the powers of its top executive. "The need ...


Kannada news channel set for Indian launch this month

Public TV, a new 24-hour news channel for the Indian state of Kannada, will launch on 26 January to help bring "a measure of credibility" into the system following the corruption scandals which have rocked ...


ABC teams with DD for satellite TV carriage in India

The international arm of the Australian Broadcasting Corporation (ABC) is to be carried on DD Direct Plus, the free-to-air satellite TV platform run by India's public broadcaster Prasar Bharati. The ...


Prasar Bharati funding hit by accounting dispute

India's public broadcaster Prasar Bharati may run out of money for operational costs and salaries in two months time, after a long running accounting spat has led the government to hold back funding. The ...


Hyderabad, Vishakhapatnam to retain analogue TV until 4 June

... Indian Television. The Andhra Pradesh High Court heard a public interest petition on Tuesday (30 April) from Chalasani Narendra, who claimed the Union of India was "scuttling the constitutional rights ...


News channel launches in Uttar Pradesh, Uttarakhand

... idea to come up with a new news channel is to fulfil our mission to fight for the public and highlight the unfulfilled promises made to the people of Uttar Pradesh," Rana Yashwant, group editor, Mahuaa ...


India’s Doordarshan to auction vacant satellite TV slots

An e-action for four vacant slots on Doordarshan's DD Direct Plus free to air satellite TV platform is to be held this Saturday (23 June) by India's public broadcaster. The e-auction, to offer private ...


Shemaroo looks to IPO for capital injection

Bollywood content company Shemaroo Entertainment is hoping to raise INR 1.15 billion from an initial public offering (IPO), having filed its draft red herring prospectus with the Securities and Exchange ...


Disney to reach 100mn viewers in India with UTV acquisition

... million euro). Disney previously held a 50.44% stake in UTV, and announced its intention to purchase the remaining stake from public shareholders and company promoters on 26 July 2011.  ...


MSO Hathway posts loss of INR103mn in Q2

... INR4.8 billion raised by its initial public offering (IPO) in February 2010.  ...


Indian MSO Hathway posts Q3 loss

... 198.95 million a year earlier. The MSO has now invested INR 4.24 billion from the INR 4.8 billion proceeds it raised from its initial public offering (IPO). INR 2 billion was invested in developing digital ...