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Bertelsmann opens Delhi centre as it eyes expansion in India

New investment opportunities in India are being eyed by European media giant Bertlesmann and its RTL broadcasting arm, through a new corporate centre in New Delhi. The centre will join just three others ...


Discovery Networks Asia-Pacific (South Asia) has been named as the best US company operating in India under the Media & Entertainment category at the Indo-American Corporate Excellence Awards 2012. ...


DTH exempt from MP Entertainment Tax: Supreme Court

The Supreme Court of India has ruled that entertainment tax cannot be levied on the direct-to-home (DTH) satellite TV service provided by Tata Sky by the state Government of Madhya Pradesh. The recent ...


India to become a teleport hub, says minister

India's Information and Broadcasting (I&B) Ministry aims to make India a teleport hub, enabling the country to become an up-linking/down-linking centre like Hong Kong and Singapore. Speaking at ...


BBC Asian Network announces 100 Years Of Bollywood season

BBC Asian Network is creating a season of Bollywood-related content to mark the 100th anniversary of the Indian film industry with an offering of star interviews, BBC Red Button specials and major BBC ...


India’s NDTV expands its US presence

Indian broadcaster NDTV has launched two English language channels on the Dish Network in the US, increasing its global 18 million home reach still further. News and current affairs channel NDTV 24x7 ...


Negative view for India’s broadcasters: Fitch

... economic growth and subsequent cost reduction initiatives by corporates, says the agency. TV broadcasters generate between 70% and 90% of their revenues from advertising, and so are likely to be hit ...


Net profits rise 6.6% for Indian MSO Den

Den Networks has posted 20.7% year on year revenue growth in its Indian cable television business for the third quarter of the current fiscal year, including a 6.6% rise in its net profit. Den reported ...


Reliance MediaWorks eyes south India expansion

Reliance MediaWorks, the entertainment division of Anil Ambani's empire, is to expand its domestic operations in the field of broadcasting, television commercials and film – particularly in South India. ...


Indian Government advises against superstition promotion on TV

Broadcasters in India have been told by the Government to stop airing programmes which promote superstition or the occult. The Information and Broadcasting Ministry has circulated an advisory to alert ...


Corruption leaps up the Indian TV news agenda

Stories of corruption have increased eleven fold on the leading television news channels in India in the six years from 2005-2011, according to a new report from the Centre for Media Studies (CMS). An ...


Shemaroo looks to IPO for capital injection

... shares, with the remaining 9.86% stake owned by corporate bodies.  ...


Censorship concern expressed by South Asia media group

A worrying trend of media control through censorship and other forms of coercion is sweeping South Asia, according the seven country South Asia Media Solidarity Network (SAMSN). The group, a partner ...


India’s Idea launches ‘affordable’ smartphones

Idea Cellular has announced a range of Android-based smartphones starting at INR 5,850 (84 euro) aimed at kick starting uptake of 3G mobile services in India, including the operator's Idea TV package. ...


Tata Sky ready for customer influx with metro digitisation

Tata Sky is preparing for an influx of new subscribers to its direct to home (DTH) satellite TV service in the run up to the mandatory digitisation this year of the cable network in India's four metros. ...


Fashion TV dispute reaches India’s Supreme Court

The acrimony between the global broadcaster of fTV and its Indian licensee has reached India's Supreme Court, with a hearing date set for 20 January. The dispute centres on the decision by Fashion ...


Parliamentary group seeks delay in digital cable plan

The 30 June deadline for the complete digitisation of cable TV networks in Delhi, Mumbai, Chennai and Kolkata should be extended due to concern over availability of set top boxes, according to an Indian ...


Tata Sky to raise $50MN through share sale

... global corporates and high net-worth families. In January, the Wall Street Journal, owned by Murdoch's News Corporation, reported that Tata Sky is soon to file an initial public offering (IPO) to raise ...


TSL aids production path at Mathrubhumi TV

The nascent Malayalam news channel Mathrubhumi TV has installed TSL Products' TallyMan TM2 studio control system and a number of AMUT-2MHD audio monitoring units in a production workflow efficiency drive. ...


Tata Sky provides ATM DTH top-up option

Recharge facilities are now being provided at Yes Bank ATMs for subscribers of Indian direct-to-home (DTH) satellite TV provider Tata Sky, in addition to existing top-up services provided by its retailers, ...