Thursday, 26 February 2015

TRAI issues the Telecommunication Mobile Number Portability (Sixth Amendment) Regulations 2015

The Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) on 25 February issued 6th amendment to the Telecommunication Mobile Number Portability Regulation, 2009 which will facilitate Full MNP (PAN India Portability in the country w.e.f. 3rd May 2015.

CABSAT 2015 Examines Contents Challenges Facing Telcos Satellite and Media Distribution Companies

CABSAT 2015, the leading professional content event for the Middle East, Africa and South Asia (MEASA), will examine the myriad challenges currently facing satellite companies and regional telcos as consumer viewing habits change.

Prime Focus Company Double Negative bags VFX Oscar for Interstellar

Prime Focus the world’s largest independent and integrated media services powerhouse, has bagged the Academy® Award for visual effects for their spectacular work on Christopher Nolan’s Interstellar. The award was presented to VFX Supervisors Paul Franklin (one of the founding members of Double Negative) and Andrew Lockley, SFX Supervisor Ian Hunter and New Deal Studios’ VFX Supervisor Scott Fisher at the 87th Annual Academy® Awards held on 22 February at the Kodak Theater in Los Angeles. This is the second Oscar for Double Negative and Paul Franklin, having previously won for Nolan’s Inception. Interstellar beat other nominees that included Captain America: The Winter Soldier, Dawn of the Planet of the Apes, Guardians of the Galaxy and X-Men: Days of Future Past. A week ago Double Negative had also won the BAFTA for Special Visual Effects for the same film.

State wise performance of NOFN Project as on February 15

National Optical Fibre Network (NOFN) aims to connect all Gram Panchayats in the country through optical fibre cable (OFC) by bridging the connectivity gap between Gram Panchayats and Blocks for providing broadband. 

Ortel Communications to issue IPO on March 3

Ortel Communications, a regional MSO and Broadband service provider (ISP) based in Odisha will hit the Primary market with its IPO on March 3, 2015 at the Price Band of Rs. 181-200 per share. Size of the IPO is expected to be Rs 240 crore on the upper side. 

ARASU impleaded in Star Vs Thamizhaga MSO case in TDSAT

As per its order dated 13 February, the Telecom Disputes Settlement and Appellate Tribunal (TDSAT) on 24 February impleaded ARASU Cable in the case filed by Thamizhaga Cable TV Communication (TCCL), an independent MSO in Chennai, against Star India. 

Tuesday, 24 February 2015

STMicroelectronics Introduces Digital UV Sensor for Mobile, Wearable, and IoT Applications

STMicroelectronics a global semiconductor leader serving customers across the spectrum of electronics applications, has expanded its portfolio of environmental sensors with the introduction of the UVIS25, the world’s first sensor to provide a direct digital output of the Ultraviolet Index (UVI), the international measurement of the strength of ultraviolet (UV) radiation, primarily from the sun, at a given place and time.

87th Oscars 2015 Awards winners

The 87th Academy Awards ceremony, presented by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (AMPAS), honored the best films of 2014 and took place on February 22, 2015, at the Dolby Theatre in Hollywood, Los Angeles. During the ceremony, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences presented Academy Awards in 24 categories. 

Sri Adhikari Brothers launches new Hindi Gec Dillagi for LC1 Markets

Shri Adhikari Brothers has launched their fifth channel Dillagi, India’s first LC1 Channel on 23rd Feb 2015.

Eros' Trinity Pictures appoints Ajit Thakur as CEO

Ajit Thakur moves out of Star to join Eros International as CEO. He will look after to spearhead the company’s motion pictures production division, Trinity Pictures.

Address by the President of India, Shri Pranab Mukherjee to the Joint Session of both houses of Parliament

President Pranab Mukherjee has said that the government is committed to deeper penetration of electronic media in remote and distant areas. In his address to the joint sitting of Parliament at the start of the Budget Session.

Monday, 23 February 2015

4K set sales to grow 700%

Research specialist Futuresource Consulting has published its latest 4K report, reviewing the progress in the broadcast, video, and display industries, which notes that although TV set sales are expected to rise close to 700 per cent, the window for 4K may be short lived.

Most Americans unfamiliar with Net Neutrality

According to US public policy think tank the Progressive Policy Institute (PPI), most Americans are unfamiliar with the term ‘net neutrality’, want greater disclosure of the details of the FCC’s proposal to regulate the Internet, and think that the government regulating the Internet in the same way as a public utility will not be helpful.

Discovery Channels brings a Special Programme on the Indian & US Armies

Discovery Channel gets an exclusive access to a joint training exercise between the units of the US Army and the Indian Army.  In its special programme YUDH ABHYAS: GURKHAS AND ARCTIC WOLVES, to air on Monday, February 23 at 9 PM, Discovery Channel offers a sneak peek into the so far secret worlds of the two armies, as they jointly prepare to face the challenges of an increasingly complex 21st century world.

Supreme Court rejects Star India suggestions on World Cup live telecasts

The Supreme Court on 20 February directed to continue suspension of the High Court order of 04 February till further orders, rejecting suggestions from Star India for Prasar Bharati to either start a new channel for broadcasting Cricket World Cup live feed or run a scroll that the transmission is only meant for Doordarshan. The matter will now come up in July 2015.

Saturday, 21 February 2015

MTV India makes senior appointments

MTV, the youth entertainment channel from Viacom18 bouquet, has appointed Shalini Sethi as the content and programming head and Keegan Pinto as the creative head of the channel.

AIR launches Vividh Bharati in FM mode at Chennai

Minister of State for Information and Broadcasting, Government of India, Shri Rajyavardhan Singh Rathore inaugurated a dedicated FM transmitter for Vividh Bharati in Chennai on 20 February 2015 at 16:30 hrs in presence of DGAIR, Engineer in Chief AIR, Additional Director General (Programe) (SR1 &SR2), Additional Director General (Engineering - Projects) (SZ), Additional Director General (Engineering - Maintenance)(SZ) and other senior officers and Invitees.

Star India Pvt Ltd in a fix after TDSAT’s Order

Chennai, once again is turning out to be a Devils Den for Pay Channels. Star India has been put in a fix whether to supply free signals to ARASU in Chennai and follow it up with other DAS MSOs or to refuse ARASU the favour and land up losing substantial viewership in Chennai as well as Tamil Nadu. The state owned MSO dominates all over the state without having a DAS licence.

STMicroelectronics and Flextronics Reveal World’s First Plug-In Charger Platform with Zero No-Load Power Consumption

STMicroelectronics a global semiconductor leader serving customers across the spectrum of electronics applications and a leader in ICs for Power Conversion, and Flextronics, an innovative supply chain solutions company that delivers design, engineering, manufacturing and logistics services to a wide range of industries and end-markets and the worldwide leader in smartphone and tablet power adapters, have jointly developed a plug-in charging platform based on an ST multi-mode power-management controller that delivers breakthrough technology for mobile devices. The new energy-efficient platform is designed with the industry’s most effective power-management architecture to achieve zero no-load power consumption and excellent dynamic load regulation.

Expanding Global Broadband Network Increases Need for Reliable Backup Power

As the worldwide broadband market sees record growth, Alpha Technologies is positioning itself to continue to be a leader and innovator in reliability, security and performance for backup power systems. As part of that effort, Alpha Technologies is pleased to announce the appointment of Todd Loeffelholz as Alpha’s new Director of Product Management responsible for cable broadband products.

Cisco Selected by Videocon d2h to Enable 4K Broadcast in India

Videocon d2h, one of the fastest-growing Direct-to-Home (DTH) companies in India, has chosen the Cisco® AnyRes Live UHD Encoders to launch its 4K-enabled Ultra High Definition viewing experience. This is the global launch of Cisco’s 4K Encoder and a redefinition of TV viewing. The 4K Encoder brings best-in-class quality for real-time media delivery applications such as live sports and 24-hour programming. The strategic announcement comes during the biggest sporting event in the country – the Cricket World Cup 2015.

Telangana Cable operators want all channels free-to-air

The Telangana State Cable TV Operators Welfare Association has demanded that Multiple System Operators (MSOs) declare all channels free-to-air or offer advertisement-free channels to collect money separately for each pay channel. The association also demanded that all entertainment channels be brought under basic service platform, charging Rs.150 per customer. 

DD can share feed of World Cup 2015 matches with private cable operators: SC

Doordarshan (DD) can continue to share live feed of cricket World Cup matches with private cable operators as the Supreme Court on 20 February granted a stay on the Delhi High Court order in this regard. 
The High Court had allowed the plea of Star India Ltd, which holds the exclusive telecast rights of the Cricket world cup, and had asked Prasar Bharati not to share the live feed of the matches with private cable operators.

Friday, 20 February 2015

4K set sales to grow 7-fold

Findings from research and knowledge-based specialist Futuresource Consulting has announced its latest 4K report, reviewing the progress in the broadcast, video, and display industries,which notes that although TV set sales are expected to rise close to 700 per cent, the window for 4K may be short lived.

Discovery boosted by international

Discovery Communications has reported financial results for the full year and fourth quarter ended December 31st 2014.

YouTube launching ad-free subscription service

Google is preparing to launch an ad-free YouTube subscription service. The online video portal is in the midst of “fine-tuning the experience” which is likely to launch in a few months, according to Robert Kyncl, YouTube’s head of content and business operations, speaking at the Code/Media conference in California.

Thursday, 19 February 2015

Cable Operators asked to remove Cable webs from streets

In a bid to beauty by the streetscape of Kolkata, getting it rid of Cable Web West Bengal Housing and Youth Affairs minister Arup Biswas said that the state government was ready to work together with private parties to do the needful.

BARC India organizes workshop for the industry

Ushering in a view era of audience measurement, BARC India organised training sessions for its stakeholders across four cities in India. The BARC India Media Workstation (BMW) gave users a new software to interpret the new system of television audience measurement.

Prasar Bharati rules out running separate channel for World Cup

Prasar Bharati today asserted in the Supreme Court that there was no possibility of running separate channels for showing ICC Cricket World Cup matches live.

Wednesday, 18 February 2015

Kevin Vaz to head Channel V

Kevin Vaz, a senior official from Star India, has been given additional responsibility to head the youth entertainment channel of the network - Channel V. The channel was being handled by Life OK's general manager Ajit Thakur, who recently quit the company. 

Paritosh Painter joins Reliance Broadcast Network

Reliance Broadcast Network Ltd (RBNL) has appointed Paritosh Painter as its network creative director.

CTMA to organise Cable TV Show 2015 in Kolkata from 18-20 Feb

Cable TV Equipments Traders & Manufacturers Association (CTMA) is organising its three-day annual satellite and cable television show 2015 from 18-20 February at the Netaji Indoor Stadium in Kolkata.

CBI Court denies bail to Maran aide, 2 Sun TV staff for Second Time

The Special CBI Court dismissed for the second time the bail pleas by the three accused, including the personal assistant of former Union Minister Dayanidhi Maran in the illegal telephone exchange case.

Tuesday, 17 February 2015

SC asks Prasar Bharti to Examine Launching New Channel to Telecast World Cup Matches

The Supreme Court on 17 February sought the response of Prasar Bharti on the feasibility of launching a separate channel for telecasting ICC World Cup 2015 matches.

Saturday, 14 February 2015

NCTA: “Title II is a fatal step… we’ll sue”

As expected, the National Cable & Telecommunications Association has come out swinging against the FCC’s Title II Net Neutrality proposition. President Michael Powell says he anticipates the association will take the FCC to court.
He said that Title II would be a drastic shift for an industry that has invested billions under the assumption of continued light-touch regulation. He also said he would welcome pre-publication of the order.

Hulu, Amazon to fight Netflix

Netflix has enjoyed remarkable growth these past few years. Hollywood has welcomed the OTT player as a fresh window for sales of its back catalogues, and the investment community has backed Netflix’s rocketing share price as success bred confidence in the narrowcaster’s business model.

OTT streaming drives up mobile bandwidth requirements

Increasing device penetration and an abundance of new entertainment services and video streaming are driving up mobile bandwidth requirements.

SureWaves appoints Sridhar V Naidu as regional director

SureWaves, a next generation media convergence company, has appointed Sridhar V Naidu as regional director - South. In his new role, he will lead the business operations of the company in the region.

Sony SIX to broadcast the Pepsi IPL 2015 Player Auction Live

Sony Six announced that it will broadcast the Pepsi IPL 2015 Player Auction live when some big names such as Hashim Amla and Yuvraj Singh goes under the hammer here on February 16.

Ten Sports acquires exclusive rights to MotoGP™

Ten Sports Network, South Asia’s leading sports broadcaster has secured exclusive rights for MotoGP™, the premier World Championship for motorcycle road racing.  MotoGP will, for the first time, be broadcast exclusively by a broadcaster in the Indian Sub-Continent.

Radio Mirchi to buy Oye FM from TV Today

Radio Mirchi operated by Entertainment Networks India Ltd. has inked a pact to acquire the seven 'Oye FM' radio stations run by the TV Today Network. The two entities said they have entered into a "non-binding memorandum of understanding" for the proposed deal. However, financials are not disclosed.

Amagi to Unveil STORMPLUS Hybrid + Cloud IRD at BVE2015

Amagi, the leader in cloud-based TV broadcast infrastructure will be unveiling its advanced Satellite + Cloud Receiver-Decoder (IRD), STORMPLUS at BVE2015. The STORMPLUS IRDs work as satellite receivers enhanced with support for local content and ad insertion. They are capable of content store, trigger detection, HD video insertion, multiple audio tracks including Dolby surround, subtitles and multi-layer animated graphics.

Thursday, 12 February 2015

2.5 Lakh Gram Panchayats are to be connected by National Optic Fiber Network in next Three Years

The Minister for Communication & IT has said that 6000 crore Rupees worth projects were approved in his ministry under the ‘Make in India’ programme out of proposals worth 20000 crore Rupees that were received. As a part of Digital India programme 2.5 lakh Gram Panchayats are to be connected by National Optic Fibre Network in next three years through seven lakh kilometers of Optic Fiber Cable. There is digital divide at present skewed towards Metro cities. Digital India programme will try to bridge this gap, the minister added. Digital India programme is expected to generate five (5) crore direct and indirect employment. 

Sistema Shyam TeleServices Ltd to launch Wi-Fi segment

Sistema Shyam TeleServices (SSTL), which operates under MTS brand name, today announced its entry into the home WiFi segment as the telecom operator eyes increased revenues from data usage.

CommunicAsia, EnterpriseIT and BroadcastAsia will showcase latest trends and progressive technologies for the hyper-connected world

Global mobile connections have passed the seven billion mark – a figure akin to the global population. Multi-screen consumption of content has thrown control to the hands of the consumer like never before. Enterprise mobility has become ingrained in consumers’ lives and transformed the workplace where employees not only have choice in devices, but applications too. Once thought to be a thing of the future, driverless cars are to become a reality in everyday lives. The manifestations of megatrends such as IoT, mobility, cloud, social, and big data will be brought to life at CommunicAsia2015, EntepriseIT2015 and BroadcastAsia2015 from 2 - 5 June 2015, at Marina Bay Sands, Singapore.

Exterity brings latest developments in professional IPTV to CABSAT

Exterity the leading provider of professional IPTV technologies for the secure distribution of live, on-demand and recorded video over IP, today announced that CABSAT will see it continue the launch of its new range of products to stream beyond traditional networks.

Harmonic and THIS TECHNOLOGY Transform Content Regionalization

Harmonic the worldwide leader in video delivery infrastructure, and THIS TECHNOLOGY, which helps MVPDs and programmers monetize and deliver content to any screen, today announced a partnership that enables multichannel video programming distributors (MVPDs) and programmers to deliver regionalized content such as sports or local programming to the right audience on any device. The integration brings together THIS Technology’s alternate content delivery system with encoding solutions from Harmonic. Following successful deployment with a tier-one MVPD in 2014, the companies now jointly support network consolidation efforts that result in seamless content switching and enforce market protection via centralized control of content, encoding, and distribution.

Cisco Partners with Videocon d2h to Deploy Advanced Video Services for its Pay-TV Subscribers

Cisco announced that Videocon d2h will deploy advanced video solutions from Cisco’s Videoscape product portfolio to enable it to deliver an innovative, high quality television viewing experience to its customers. Cisco will collaborate with Videocon d2h to create an infrastructure that supports advanced services like 4K, OTT (Over the Top), VOD (Video on Demand), multi-screen video and multi-room DVR (Digital Video Recorder), on a high definition platform.

Manish Dawar appointed as group CFO of DEN

Cable TV MSO DEN Networks has appointed Manish Dawar as the group's Chief Financial Officer (CFO).

Star India to acquire Maa TV channels

Leading media and entertainment company Star India announced it will acquire four Telugu channels of Maa Television network subject to regulatory approvals.

SK Gupta replaces N Parameswaran as Principal Advisor (B&CS) in TRAI

S K Gupta has been looking after broadband issues in the Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) till now and has taken over as Broadcasting and Cable Services division. 

BARC to prepone launch of Spot Monitoring Services from March

The Broadcast Audience Research Council (BARC) India is getting ready to rollout the services (like AdEx of TAM) by 1 March, 2015, as reported in the media.

Wednesday, 11 February 2015

Vodafone expands 3G network in Sikkim

Vodafone India has launched its 3G services in North Sikkim Lachen to expand its high speed broadband service. The Telco had already launched 3Gin Lachung earlier.

Pak TV to jointly present Cricket Programme on CNN-IBN & IBN7

PTV sports of Pakistan has joined CNN-IBN & IBN7 along to present 'Love of Cricket' and 'RannYudh' respectively - a show that will preview and review the key India-Pakistan match and capture all the highs and lows of the game in detail. 

Star TV arm bags IPL media rights for Rs 302 cr

Novi Digital Entertainment Pvt. Ltd., a wholly-owned subsidiary of Star India Pvt Ltd, has secured certain media rights relating to the Indian Premier League (IPL) for a cumulative Rs 302.2 crore over a three-season period, the cricket Board announced on 10 February.

Vuclip opens R&D centre in Pune, Maharashtra

Mobile video streaming network Vuclip announced on 10 February, the opening of its first research and development (R&D) centre in India and third globally. The other two are in Silicon Valley and Beijing.

Facebook and Reliance Communications launches Internet.org in India

Facebook ties up with Reliance Communications to launch Internet.org in India, bringing a service that the social media giant says helps affordable Internet access.

e-Commerce companies in Delhi worried as AAP takes charge

The e-retailers are a worried lot with Kejriwal lead Aam Admi Party coming in power in Delhi. 

TAM's AdEx to certify ad spots on Amagi

Amagi’s geo-targeted ad network will now be monitored and certified by the television audience measurement analysis firm TAM.

DoT to make presentation to PMO on Communications Convergence Bill

The Department of Telecom is likely to make a presentation on the proposed Communications Convergence Bill to the Prime Minister's Office on February 15, as reported by PTI.

Badmashiyaan release stuck in copyright violation

Delhi High Court has restrained 'Badmashiyaan' makers from distributing the film's trailer and the film, following allegations of copyright violation made by MSM and Kaleidoscope Entertainment.

Tuesday, 10 February 2015

Thomas O. Staggs appointed as COO of Walt Disney Company

Thomas O. Staggs, chairman, Walt Disney Parks and Resorts, has been named chief operating officer (COO) of The Walt Disney Company.

Telecom Operators planning to move court against spectrum auctions

Major telecom operators through COAI (Cellular Operators Association of India) are planning to get a stay against the spectrum auction process for anomalies in the bidding rules.

Akashvani bags exclusive rights for radio broadcast of Cricket World Cup matches

Public service broadcaster Akashvani has bagged the exclusive rights for the radio broadcast of 17 selected matches of the ICC Cricket World Cup 2015. 

MP HC directs MSOs against disconnecting signals to LCO Members of Malwa Cable Association

Indore branch of the Madhya Pradesh High Court has directed multi-system operators (MSOs) not to disconnect signal feeds to their affiliated local cable operators (LCOs), extending the stay on disconnection of the signal feed till the case is finalised. 

SC stays Delhi HC order barring Cable broadcast of Cricket World Cup beamed on DD

The Supreme Court today stayed the Delhi High Court order of 4 February barring Prasar Bharati to share the sports feed of Cricket World Cup with Cable Operators in compliance with the Prasar Bharati Act and Sports Act. 

TRAI releases Consultation Paper on 'Reserve Price for auction of FM Radio channels in New Cities'

The Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) has on 6 February released a Consultation Paper on ‘Reserve Price for auction of FM Radio channels in New Cities'.

TV9 news reader Kalla Bhadri died in road accident

A news reader of vernacular news channel TV9, Kalla Bhadri (40) was died in a road accident near Dwarakata Tirumala in West Godavari district on February 8.

Reliance Jio president Sumit Chowdhury quits

Telecom operator Reliance Jio Infocomm President Sumit D Chowdhury has resigned from the company to start his own venture.

BSNL's Free Wi-Fi service launched in Varanasi

Minister of Communications and IT, Ravi Shankar Prasad on 8 February inaugurated Wi-Fi hotspot zone created by BSNL at Dashashwamedh Ghat & Shitala Ghats of Varanasi and promised a project worth over Rs 100 crore to boost Internet connectivity in the district.

TDSAT asks Karnataka MSO to clear dues, Star not to disconnect signals

Canara Star, an independent multi-system operator (MSO) of Karnataka gets relief from TDSAT against disconnection of signals of Star India. TDSAT has asked Star India not to disconnect signals to Karnataka-based, provided the latter clears its dues. 

Monday, 9 February 2015

Sun TV net rises 15% at Rs 214 cr

Sun TV Network Ltd has reported a 15 per cent growth in net profit at Rs 214 crore for the quarter ended December 31, 2014, against Rs185 crore in the corresponding quarter last year. 

TV Today Network posts higher net at Rs 26.34 cr

TV Today Network reported 27.61 per cent increase in standalone net profit at Rs 26.34 crore in the third quarter ended December 31, 2014.

NDTV records revenues of Rs 134 crore

NDTV records revenues of Rs 134 crore, a growth of 10% YoY

Bloomberg TV India appoints Alok Nair as EVP

Bloomberg TV India has appointed Alok Nair as its Executive Vice-President.

TRAI releases Consultation Paper on 'Reserve Price for auction of FM Radio channels in New Cities'

The Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) has on 6 February released a Consultation Paper on ‘Reserve Price for auction of FM Radio channels in New Cities'.

Thursday, 5 February 2015

iTV Network partners with Wisden India

iTV Network has partnered with Wisden India for the ICC World Cup 2015. Coupled with robust analysis and technology enabled tools, ‘War of The Worlds’ on NewsX and ‘India Mange Worldcup’ on India News will decode the ICC World Cup and redefine the cricket viewing experience for the viewers.

Media industry to miss ratings data when TAM gives way to BARC

The Indian broadcast and media industry will face a blackout of ratings data during the transition from TAM to the new platform Broadcast Audience Research Council (BARC) in March, possibly impacting the cricket World Cup and the Indian Premier League, or IPL, right after it.

HC bars Prasar Bharati sharing 2015 Cricket World Cup feed with cable

Delhi High Court on 4 February barred Prasar Bharati from sharing with cable operators through Doordarshan (DD) channels the live feed of the 2015 Cricket World Cup, of which ESPN and Star have the exclusive broadcasting rights.

Maran’s judicial custody extended till February 18

The judicial custody of three persons, who were arrested in connection with the BSNL exchange case, has been extended to February 18 by a special court for CBI cases on 4 February.

Digicable denied clearance over ‘Dawood links’

Months after the Ministry of Information and Broadcasting cancelled the registration of Digicable Network, it has now emerged that security clearance was denied to the company after intelligence reports that it had links to fugitive don Dawood Ibrahim and his former aide Abu Salem, who is presently behind bars.

SITI Cable reports 26.1% rise in total income to Rs 223.4 crore

SITI Cable Network Limited (SCNL) has announced the unaudited consolidated financial results of the company and its subsidiaries for the quarter ending December 31, 2014.

Wednesday, 4 February 2015

HC rejects plea for police custody in telephone exchange case

The Madras High Court on 2 February dismissed a CBI plea for granting custody of three persons arrested in the ‘BSNL telephone exchange case.’

Ovum sees Internet content providers powering network capex growth

Communications industry capex is shifting rapidly to favor Internet content providers (ICPs) such as Google, Apple, and Facebook as traditional telcos tighten their capex budgets in the face of weak revenues, according to global analyst firm Ovum.

Imagine Communications drives industry transition to UHD/4K in collaboration with Sony’s Networked Media Interface initiative

Imagine Communications, a global leader in video Infrastructure and workflow management solutions serving the media networks, broadcast stations, on-line and communication service providers and enterprise markets, announced a key industry initiative underway with Sony to enable the critical transitions to Ultra High Definition/4k, and from legacy SDI to IP-based network infrastructures.  

Harmonic Transforms Video Delivery Bringing Ultra HD and Intelligent Function Integration to New Electra™ X Advanced Media Processor

Harmonic the worldwide leader in video delivery infrastructure launched the latest generation of its market-leading Electra™ product line, the Electra X family of advanced media processors for broadcast and multiscreen content delivery. As the world's first encoder family to support graphics, branding, and playout functionalities, as well as industry-leading video quality and full-frame Ultra HD (UHD) live encoding, Electra X revolutionizes video delivery. 

Harmonic Transforms Video Delivery Bringing Ultra HD and Intelligent Function Integration to New Electra™ X Advanced Media Processor

Vellore district Collector R. Nanthagopal has warned of stringent legal action against persons who were operating private local television channels (PLCs) without the licence issued by the Tamil Nadu Arasu Cable TV Corporation (ACTC).

Tuesday, 3 February 2015

Videocon d2h launches 4K Ultra HD Channel

Videocon d2h, the first in India to have successfully previewed 4K Ultra HD DTH Service in July 2014, has nowlaunched24 hrs 4K Ultra HD multi genre channel on 26th Jan 2015 which will take the viewing experience to the next level. The 4K Ultra HD Channel is a content pipe that may carry the multi genre feed like movies, video on demand, travel, infotainment, sports etc provided by respective international broadcasters or independent content providers. Along with this feed Videocon d2h 4k UHD consumers will also get to watch the forthcoming cricket World Cup in 4K provided by the respective broadcaster.

Use Cable TV Networks for Broadband - Ravi Shankar Prasad

Digital India Summit hosted by Times Television Network started today at The GRAND, Vasant Kunj, New Delhi. The two day summit based on the theme ‘Digital India: Bits & Bytes of a Billion Dreams’, was inaugurated by Ravi Shankar Prasad, Union Minister, Ministry of Communication and Information Technology.

CASBAA urges Indian govt to allow DTH & satellite ops to cement long term deals

At present, contracts for satellite capacity for DTH broadcasters are limited to a 3-year term by Indian government regulation. Speaking at...