• TRAI releases recommendations for 5G auction, slashes base prices by 35-40%

    The Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) on April 11 released recommendations on the ‘Auction of spectrum in frequency bands identified for IMT / 5G’.

    TRAI had decided to set the reserve prices for spectrum bands of 22 telecom circles in the country.  To attract competitive bidding by Telecom players like Airtel Jio, And Vodafone Idea TRAI has recommended slashing the base price of 5G airwaves, suggesting a 40 percent reduction in the price of 700 MHz bands and 36 percent cut in the spectrum frequency of 3300-3670 MHz bands.
  • ZEE Media launches new channel for Delhi-NCR, Haryana

    Zee Media Corporation Ltd. has launched a news channel catering to Delhi, NCR and Haryana. The channel ZEE Delhi NCR Haryana will serve everyday news consumption needs via an array of different genres of programs, the network said.
  • TRAI recommends I&B ministry and DoT for quick action on its recommendations

    In its annual report released on Wednesday, the Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) has urged its parent ministries – Department of Telecommunications (DoT) and Ministry of Information and Broadcasting (I&B) – to speed up the process of accepting and implementing its recommendations.
  • Prasar Bharati instructs BARC to stop reporting ratings of Zee Media’s 9 unencrypted channels

    Prasar Bharati has instructed BARC India to stop reporting ratings of Zee Media’s 9 unencrypted channels which are not a part of the DD Freedish bouquet but are being made available to FTA set-top-boxes bypassing the uplinking norms.
  • Disney Star announces launch of 'Pravah Picture'

    Disney Star today announced the launch of a dedicated Marathi movie channel - 'Pravah Picture' on May 15, 2022. Pravah Picture will bring the best of Marathi cinema on one platform and launch with a robust library of 200+ titles. The unique proposition of the channel is that it will premiere one Marathi movie every week, a promise unheard of in Marathi entertainment. 
  • MIB launches Broadcast Seva portal

    Union Minister of Information and Broadcasting, and Youth Affairs & Sports Anurag Singh Thakur has launched the Broadcast Seva Portal in New Delhi, heralding a new chapter in ease of doing business in the broadcasting sector.
  • BARC Week 12: PTC Punjabi claims the top spot in Punjabi speaking market

    In Week 12 of Broadcast Audience Research Council (BARC) India, Star Utsav bagged the top spot in the across genre category with 2738.73 (000) AMA. Dhinchaak took a steep leap from 5th spot to 2nd spot with 2487.3 (000) AMA as compared to week 11. Star Maa dropped from 1st spot to 3rd spot with 2447.26 (000) AMA followed by Sun TV from 2nd spot to 4th spot with 2373.33 (000) AMA and Star Plus from 3rd spot to 5th spot with 2179.56 (000) AMA. Sony Sab retained its 6th spot with 1623.77 (000) AMA. Colors Rishtey was the new entrant in the top 10 charts with 1595.22 (000) AMA and claimed the 7th spot. Star Vijay retained its 8th spot with 1592.49 (000) AMA. Colors was another new entrant with 1507.96 (000) AMA and stood at the 9th spot. Star Pravah slipped one spot down and stood at the 10th spot with 1492.23 (000) AMA.
  • BARC Week 12: Zee Kannada, Sun TV, Asianet, Star Maa lead in South

    In the South channel category in Week 12 of BARC data, the top 5 positions remained unchanged compared to week 11. Star Maa maintained its top spot with 2385.45 (000) AMA followed by Sun TV with 2366.35 (000) AMA at the 2nd spot and Star Vijay at the 3rd spot with 1589.67 (000) AMA. Zee Telugu retained its 4th spot with 1398.53 (000) AMA followed by Zee Kannada with 1321.71 (000) AMA at the 5th spot.
  • Republic Bangla unseats ABP Ananda to claim the top spot in Bangla News Space

    Republic Media Network has recorded a historic week in terms of viewership ratings.

    “Republic TV has continued its unbeaten run across all-time bands in the English news genre with 40.66 percent market share. Republic Bangla with 28.8 percent market share has unseated ABP Ananda, the two-decade-old news leader in the genre, as the Number 1 Bengali news channel and Republic Bharat has maintained its top position above Aaj Tak.

  • I&B Ministry cancelled 8 MSO licenses between January – March 2022

    New Delhi: The Information & Broadcasting Ministry has permitted 13 new licenses to Multi-System Operators (MSOs). The new license allotment is between the period of January 1, 2022, and March 21, 2022, which has increased the total number of registered MSOs from 1750 on December 30, 2021, to 1,763 as of March 21, 2022.