• MIB to monitor output feed of cable ops

    The Ministry of Information and Broadcasting (MIB) has directed cable operators to install monitoring devices on their headends in order to allow Broadcast Engineering Consultants India Limited (BECIL) officials to monitor their output feed. The advisory has been issued under the provision of Sub-Section 4 of Section 10A of the Cable Television Networks (Regulation) Act, 1995.
  • Here's how much BARC will charge broadcasters & advertisers in FY23

    The Broadcasters Audience Research Council (BARC) India has come out with a product pricing policy for broadcasters, media agencies, and advertisers for the fiscal year 2022-23.
  • MIB seeks views from stakeholders on regulatory framework for platform services

    The Ministry of Information and Broadcasting (MIB) has sought suggestions/feedback/comments/inputs/views from stakeholders on the regulatory framework of Platform Services (PS) offered by multi-system operators (MSOs).
  • Prasar Bharati to air WNBA and NBA G League on DD Sports

    Prasar Bharati has announced the addition of WNBA and NBA G League programming to its daily basketball offering on Doordarshan (DD) Sports.

    The WNBA and NBA G League programming will be added to DD Sports’ twice daily basketball slots every morning (7 am – 9 am) and evening (7 pm – 9 pm). 

  • DTH operators seek 8% licence fee waiver from MIB

    The Department of Telecom (DoT) is considering a proposal to waive the licence fee on broadband services. The DTH operators want the government to extend this policy to the DTH sector which is reeling under challenges.
  • TRAI extends deadline for submission of comments on media ownership consultation paper

    The Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) has extended the deadline for submission of comments or counter comments on the consultation paper 'Issues Relating to Media Ownership'. Stakeholders have requested more time since the media ownership subject requires an in-depth study on many issues.
  • BARC Week 18: Star Sports 1 Hindi regained its top spot in the Hindi speaking market

    In Week 18 of Broadcast Audience Research Council (BARC) India Data Report, Sun TV maintained its top spot with 2432.91 (000) AMA in the across genre category followed by Star Maa at 2nd spot with 2214.36 (000) AMA. Star Sports 1 Hindi shifted one spot up and stood at 3rd position with 2201.09 (000) AMA. Star Plus dropped one spot down and stood at 4th position with 2062.15 (000) AMA. Goldmines retained its 5th spot with 1818.05 (000) AMA. Sony Sab took a leap from 8th spot to 6th spot with 1587.94 (000) AMA compared to last week. Dangal retained its 7th spot with 1575.7 (000) AMA. Star Vijay dropped from 6th spot to 8th spot with 1570.64 (000) AMA. Zee Kannada shifted one spot up and claimed the 9th spot with 1402.78 (000) AMA. Zee Telugu was the new entrant in the chart with 1343.98 (000) AMA and claimed the 10th spot.
  • BARC Week 18: Star Maa Movies enters the top 5 channels list in Telugu-speaking market

    In the South channel category in Week 18 of BARC data, the positions in the chart remained unchanged compared to last week. Sun TV maintained its lead with 2423.56 (000) AMA followed by Star Maa with 2171.32 (000) AMA at the 2nd spot and Star Vijay with 1565.71 (000) AMA at 3rd spot. Zee Kannada retained its 4th spot with 1390.85 (000) AMA followed by Zee Telugu with 1327.19 AMA at the 5th spot.
  • TV ad volumes maintain steady growth; Q1 2022 registers 443 million seconds

    Having closed 2021 on a strong positive note, advertising volumes for television continued to stay stable in the first quarter of 2022 with a total of 443 million seconds across all channels. In comparison to the previous 2 years, Q1 2022 was almost at par with Q1 2021 and Q1 2022 registered a 20% increase in Ad Volumes over Q1 2020. March 2022 also registered the highest Ad Volumes for the year with 154 million seconds, according to a BARC report.
  • BARC Week 16: Udaya TV ranks third in the Kannada market with 520.37 (000) AMA

    In the South channel category in Week 16 of BARC data, the positions in the chart remained unchanged compared to last week. Sun TV maintained its top position with 2283.1 (000) AMA, followed by Star Maa in second place with 2118.42 (000) AMA. Star Vijay remained in third place with 1604.15 (000) AMA, followed by Zee Telugu in fourth place with 1352.1 AMA and Zee Kannada in fifth place with 1299.08 (000) AMA.