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Sony Pictures Networks India and Kalyan Jewellers’ initiative to fund monthly ration of 1,00,000 daily wage workers from the entertainment industry
media2 Apr 2020, 18:18

The Ramayan re-telecast garnered the highest-ever rating for a Hindi GEC show since 2015: BARC-Nielsen report
The Ramayan re-telecast garnered the highest-ever rating for a Hindi GEC show since 2015: BARC-Nielsen report
The Covid-19 disruption in Week 2 continued to show a huge increase in TV viewership, smartphone usership & VOD consumption according to BARC-Nielsen’s insight...
media30 Mar 2020, 11:32

If GDP growth falls till 2%, overall AdEx could shrink by 0-5%: Madison Media
If GDP growth falls till 2%, overall AdEx could shrink by 0-5%: Madison Media
Madison Media’s ‘Marketing just went Viral’ talks about the potential impact of Covid-19 on advertising and marketing. The report states that if the GDP growth...
media28 Mar 2020, 14:12

Sony Pal, Star Utsav, Zee Anmol and Colors Rishtey go free for the next two months: IBF
Sony Pal, Star Utsav, Zee Anmol and Colors Rishtey go free for the next two months: IBF
Sony-run Sony Pal, Star India-run Star Utsav, Zee TV-operated Zee Anmol and Viacom18’s Colors bouquet channel Colors Rishtey will be available to all viewers a...
media27 Mar 2020, 14:12

Indian media and entertainment industry grew by 9% to reach Rs 1.82 trillion in 2019: FICCI-EY report 2020
Indian media and entertainment industry grew by 9% to reach Rs 1.82 trillion in 2019: FICCI-EY report 2020
The Indian Media and Entertainment (M&E) sector reached Rs 1.82 trillion (US$25.7 billion) in 2019. Digital subscription revenues more than doubled from 2018 l...
media27 Mar 2020, 12:18

Advertising FCT increased by 13% in Week 1 of COVID-19 disruption: BARC-Nielsen Report
Advertising FCT increased by 13% in Week 1 of COVID-19 disruption: BARC-Nielsen Report
The Lockdown address by PM Modi was the biggest news event ever as it garnered 197 million viewership on television, higher than IPL finals which was 133 milli...
media26 Mar 2020, 14:27

IAN-backed Wizikey launches news desk to collate credible sources on COVID-19
IAN-backed Wizikey launches news desk to collate credible sources on COVID-19
The desk tells about the news occupancy of coronavirus in the media ecosystem. The desk lists the latest news coming from credible sources and compiles into on...
media24 Mar 2020, 19:40

Tokyo Olympics postponed to 2021, date yet to be decided
Tokyo Olympics postponed to 2021, date yet to be decided
The leaders agreed that the Olympic Games in Tokyo could stand as a beacon of hope to the world during these troubled times and that the Olympic flame could be...
media24 Mar 2020, 13:23

News Broadcasters Federation requests government to waive off fees for news channels on DD free Dish
News Broadcasters Federation requests government to waive off fees for news channels on DD free Dish
NBF has requested the government to relax and offer tax concessions including lowering GST rates and filing dates, postponing the deadline for TDS payments unt...
media24 Mar 2020, 09:49

After AROI, the experiential industry writes to the government seeking support due to Coronavirus impact
After AROI, the experiential industry writes to the government seeking support due to Coronavirus impact
With a complete lockdown of the country and postponement and cancellation of all major events, close to 10 million people from the events industry are expected...
media23 Mar 2020, 20:55

ICC Women's T20 World Cup records 9.9 million average impressions, highest ever for any women T20 match
ICC Women's T20 World Cup records 9.9 million average impressions, highest ever for any women T20 match
Consumption grows 3x to 5.4 billion minutes; reach at historical high of 74.9Mn up 200% Hotstar viewership grows 180% while consumption per user rises 80% from...
media23 Mar 2020, 15:35

Association of Radio Operators for India writes to the government for a bailout package
Association of Radio Operators for India writes to the government for a bailout package
The radio industry has been grappling with decreasing ad spends on the medium. In wake of the Coronavirus outbreak, the Association of Radio Operators for Indi...
media23 Mar 2020, 10:18

Television ad volumes dropped by 3.6% in 2019, share of Top 10 advertisers grew by 3.8%: BARC India
Television ad volumes dropped by 3.6% in 2019, share of Top 10 advertisers grew by 3.8%: BARC India
BARC India released the second edition of its What India Watched report for 2019 which revealed that 2019 generated 48.4 trillion television viewing minutes an...
media20 Mar 2020, 10:00

How news channels are exercising caution during the Coronavirus outbreak
How news channels are exercising caution during the Coronavirus outbreak
While technology has enabled a lot of work from the newsroom to be carried out remotely, there still are few people who need to work out of studios or venture ...
media16 Mar 2020, 14:42

Discovery launches entertainment streaming app Discovery Plus
Discovery launches entertainment streaming app Discovery Plus
Discovery Plus will offer premium shows in 40+ genres including Science, Adventure, Food, Lifestyle. Rajinikanth’s TV debut show – ‘Into The Wild With Bear Gry...
media11 Mar 2020, 14:35

Over 50% Media and Entertainment executives in India believe they can no longer rely on traditional business models: EY Report
Over 50% Media and Entertainment executives in India believe they can no longer rely on traditional business models: EY Report
52% M&E executives in India believe they can no longer rely on traditional business models. 33% recognize upskilling of the existing workforce as the key to ta...
media4 Mar 2020, 10:00

Voot Select envisions to be the leader of the Indian premium OTT space by FY21
Voot Select envisions to be the leader of the Indian premium OTT space by FY21
Apart from running a pure SVOD model right now, Voot Select is also looking at partnering with telcos to provide combined offers for their consumers. After see...
media7 Feb 2020, 16:56

How AAP used memes and Bollywood to woo first-time voters in Delhi
How AAP used memes and Bollywood to woo first-time voters in Delhi
AAP used famous dialogues from Main Hoon Na and Baazigar and turned them into memes to talk about its achievements. The idea was to attract first-time voters i...
media5 Feb 2020, 16:49

Indian AdEx to grow at 10.7% to reach Rs 91,641 crore, Digital expected to reach 30% of media mix in 2020: GroupM report
Indian AdEx to grow at 10.7% to reach Rs 91,641 crore, Digital expected to reach 30% of media mix in 2020: GroupM report
Auto, e-commerce & mobile handsets to drive ad growth in 2020. Digital will account for 30% of the media mix and is estimated to take 65% of incremental adex i...
media29 Jan 2020, 12:22

Delhi High Court restrains Lex Sportel Vision from using Discovery Communications India’s DSport in any manner
Delhi High Court restrains Lex Sportel Vision from using Discovery Communications India’s DSport in any manner
Delhi High Court rules in favor of Discovery Communications India Restrains Lex Sportel Vision, its promoter RC Venkateish and CEO Dilip Sharan from using Disc...
media21 Jan 2020, 14:18

Viacom18 to launch a new subscription streaming service — Voot Select
Viacom18 to launch a new subscription streaming service — Voot Select
Voot currently has 100 million monthly active users. With a new feather in its cap, Viacom18 is all set to expand its reach further. Voot Select is the second ...
media20 Jan 2020, 14:32

MRUC releases all India data for IRS 2019Q3; Dainik Jagran continues to lead
MRUC releases all India data for IRS 2019Q3; Dainik Jagran continues to lead
The data shows how all media continues to hold on to its loyal consumers in spite of the growth in internet consumption. More Indians have started reading and ...
media2 Jan 2020, 11:21

TRAI makes amendments to its tariff order, reduces cap on the MRP of individual channels to ₹12 per month, from earlier ₹19
TRAI makes amendments to its tariff order, reduces cap on the MRP of individual channels to ₹12 per month, from earlier ₹19
TRAI’s new amendments will make broadcasters rationalise the channel and bouquet prices. As per the new rule, if the broadcaster offers a bouquet of 5 channels...
media11 Dec 2019, 06:00

Hotstar wants to take the idea of Watch ‘N Play beyond IPL and sports
Hotstar wants to take the idea of Watch ‘N Play beyond IPL and sports
Hotstar is going to focus on bridging the gap between the platform and its viewers by focusing more on interactive content. Uday Shankar, President The Walt Di...
media27 Nov 2019, 15:18

Ministry of Information and Broadcast to bring e-papers and digital news under its purview
Ministry of Information and Broadcast to bring e-papers and digital news under its purview
The Ministry of Information and Broadcasting has prepared a draft Bill titled RPP Bill, 2019 to replace the existing PRB Act, 1867. The bill proposes to bring ...
media25 Nov 2019, 20:43

Subhash Chandra quits as Chairman of ZEEL
Subhash Chandra quits as Chairman of ZEEL
Subhash Chandra announced the resignation from his position at a company board meeting organised on November 25. He will continue as non-executive director of ...
media20 Nov 2019, 17:52

The Essel Group to sell 16.5% stake in ZEE Entertainment Enterprises Limited
The Essel Group to sell 16.5% stake in ZEE Entertainment Enterprises Limited
The Essel Group is planning to sell 16.5% stake in ZEEL. The Group seeks to sell up to 16.5% stake in ZEEL to financial investors, in order to repay loan oblig...
media2 Apr 2020, 18:18

The Ramayan re-telecast garnered the highest-ever rating for a Hindi GEC show since 2015: BARC-Nielsen report
The Ramayan re-telecast garnered the highest-ever rating for a Hindi GEC show since 2015: BARC-Nielsen report
The Covid-19 disruption in Week 2 continued to show a huge increase in TV viewership, smartphone usership & VOD consumption according to BARC-Nielsen’s insight series titled, Crisis Consumption. The ...
media27 Mar 2020, 14:12

Indian media and entertainment industry grew by 9% to reach Rs 1.82 trillion in 2019: FICCI-EY report 2020
Indian media and entertainment industry grew by 9% to reach Rs 1.82 trillion in 2019: FICCI-EY report 2020
The Indian Media and Entertainment (M&E) sector reached Rs 1.82 trillion (US$25.7 billion) in 2019. Digital subscription revenues more than doubled from 2018 levels and digital advertising revenues g...
media24 Mar 2020, 19:40

Tokyo Olympics postponed to 2021, date yet to be decided
Tokyo Olympics postponed to 2021, date yet to be decided
The leaders agreed that the Olympic Games in Tokyo could stand as a beacon of hope to the world during these troubled times and that the Olympic flame could become the light at the end of the tunnel ...
media23 Mar 2020, 20:55

ICC Women's T20 World Cup records 9.9 million average impressions, highest ever for any women T20 match
ICC Women's T20 World Cup records 9.9 million average impressions, highest ever for any women T20 match
Consumption grows 3x to 5.4 billion minutes; reach at historical high of 74.9Mn up 200% Hotstar viewership grows 180% while consumption per user rises 80% from the ICC Women's World Twenty20 2018 Soc...
media20 Mar 2020, 10:00

How news channels are exercising caution during the Coronavirus outbreak
How news channels are exercising caution during the Coronavirus outbreak
While technology has enabled a lot of work from the newsroom to be carried out remotely, there still are few people who need to work out of studios or venture out to report. All media organizations a...
media4 Mar 2020, 10:00

Voot Select envisions to be the leader of the Indian premium OTT space by FY21
Voot Select envisions to be the leader of the Indian premium OTT space by FY21
Apart from running a pure SVOD model right now, Voot Select is also looking at partnering with telcos to provide combined offers for their consumers. After seeing 335 million interactions on Voot in ...
media29 Jan 2020, 12:22

Delhi High Court restrains Lex Sportel Vision from using Discovery Communications India’s DSport in any manner
Delhi High Court restrains Lex Sportel Vision from using Discovery Communications India’s DSport in any manner
Delhi High Court rules in favor of Discovery Communications India Restrains Lex Sportel Vision, its promoter RC Venkateish and CEO Dilip Sharan from using Discovery’s trademark / brand DSPORT in any ...
media2 Jan 2020, 11:21

TRAI makes amendments to its tariff order, reduces cap on the MRP of individual channels to ₹12 per month, from earlier ₹19
TRAI makes amendments to its tariff order, reduces cap on the MRP of individual channels to ₹12 per month, from earlier ₹19
TRAI’s new amendments will make broadcasters rationalise the channel and bouquet prices. As per the new rule, if the broadcaster offers a bouquet of 5 channels for ₹50 per month, the combined MRP can...
media11 Dec 2019, 06:00

Hotstar wants to take the idea of Watch ‘N Play beyond IPL and sports
Hotstar wants to take the idea of Watch ‘N Play beyond IPL and sports
Hotstar is going to focus on bridging the gap between the platform and its viewers by focusing more on interactive content. Uday Shankar, President The Walt Disney Company APAC and Chairman of Star a...
media30 Mar 2020, 11:32

If GDP growth falls till 2%, overall AdEx could shrink by 0-5%: Madison Media
If GDP growth falls till 2%, overall AdEx could shrink by 0-5%: Madison Media
Madison Media’s ‘Marketing just went Viral’ talks about the potential impact of Covid-19 on advertising and marketing. The report states that if the GDP growth falls till 2%, the overall AdEx could shrink by 0-5%. The report also gives som...
media28 Mar 2020, 14:12

Sony Pal, Star Utsav, Zee Anmol and Colors Rishtey go free for the next two months: IBF
Sony Pal, Star Utsav, Zee Anmol and Colors Rishtey go free for the next two months: IBF
Sony-run Sony Pal, Star India-run Star Utsav, Zee TV-operated Zee Anmol and Viacom18’s Colors bouquet channel Colors Rishtey will be available to all viewers across the country for a period of two months free of charge on all DTH and cable...
media27 Mar 2020, 12:18

Advertising FCT increased by 13% in Week 1 of COVID-19 disruption: BARC-Nielsen Report
Advertising FCT increased by 13% in Week 1 of COVID-19 disruption: BARC-Nielsen Report
The Lockdown address by PM Modi was the biggest news event ever as it garnered 197 million viewership on television, higher than IPL finals which was 133 million. BARC India and Nielsen’s latest report revealed that COVID-19 Disruption cau...
media26 Mar 2020, 14:27

IAN-backed Wizikey launches news desk to collate credible sources on COVID-19
IAN-backed Wizikey launches news desk to collate credible sources on COVID-19
The desk tells about the news occupancy of coronavirus in the media ecosystem. The desk lists the latest news coming from credible sources and compiles into one. The desk also lists engaged authors/journalists constantly writing on Coronav...
media24 Mar 2020, 13:23

News Broadcasters Federation requests government to waive off fees for news channels on DD free Dish
News Broadcasters Federation requests government to waive off fees for news channels on DD free Dish
NBF has requested the government to relax and offer tax concessions including lowering GST rates and filing dates, postponing the deadline for TDS payments until June 30. The NBF is seeking extension in deadlines for compliance, since empl...
media24 Mar 2020, 09:49

After AROI, the experiential industry writes to the government seeking support due to Coronavirus impact
After AROI, the experiential industry writes to the government seeking support due to Coronavirus impact
With a complete lockdown of the country and postponement and cancellation of all major events, close to 10 million people from the events industry are expected to be impacted. While the industry is expected to see a loss of about Rs 3,000-...
media23 Mar 2020, 15:35

Association of Radio Operators for India writes to the government for a bailout package
Association of Radio Operators for India writes to the government for a bailout package
The radio industry has been grappling with decreasing ad spends on the medium. In wake of the Coronavirus outbreak, the Association of Radio Operators for India has written to the government seeking a bailout package. The Association of Ra...
media23 Mar 2020, 10:18

Television ad volumes dropped by 3.6% in 2019, share of Top 10 advertisers grew by 3.8%: BARC India
Television ad volumes dropped by 3.6% in 2019, share of Top 10 advertisers grew by 3.8%: BARC India
BARC India released the second edition of its What India Watched report for 2019 which revealed that 2019 generated 48.4 trillion television viewing minutes and 1.59 billion seconds of advertising. Despite the rollout of NTO, each househol...
media16 Mar 2020, 14:42

Discovery launches entertainment streaming app Discovery Plus
Discovery launches entertainment streaming app Discovery Plus
Discovery Plus will offer premium shows in 40+ genres including Science, Adventure, Food, Lifestyle. Rajinikanth’s TV debut show – ‘Into The Wild With Bear Grylls’ will be launched first on Discovery Plus. Priced at Rs 299 p.a., Discovery Plus will reach out to core...
media11 Mar 2020, 14:35

Over 50% Media and Entertainment executives in India believe they can no longer rely on traditional business models: EY Report
Over 50% Media and Entertainment executives in India believe they can no longer rely on traditional business models: EY Report
52% M&E executives in India believe they can no longer rely on traditional business models. 33% recognize upskilling of the existing workforce as the key to talent development, to meet the changing industry demands. 21% admit their busines...
media7 Feb 2020, 16:56

How AAP used memes and Bollywood to woo first-time voters in Delhi
How AAP used memes and Bollywood to woo first-time voters in Delhi
AAP used famous dialogues from Main Hoon Na and Baazigar and turned them into memes to talk about its achievements. The idea was to attract first-time voters in Delhi. Delhi goes to polls on February 8.Political campaigns in India are more often than not all about m...
media5 Feb 2020, 16:49

Indian AdEx to grow at 10.7% to reach Rs 91,641 crore, Digital expected to reach 30% of media mix in 2020: GroupM report
Indian AdEx to grow at 10.7% to reach Rs 91,641 crore, Digital expected to reach 30% of media mix in 2020: GroupM report
Auto, e-commerce & mobile handsets to drive ad growth in 2020. Digital will account for 30% of the media mix and is estimated to take 65% of incremental adex in 2020. H2 is expected to bring in better growth on the back of government schem...
media21 Jan 2020, 14:18

Viacom18 to launch a new subscription streaming service — Voot Select
Viacom18 to launch a new subscription streaming service — Voot Select
Voot currently has 100 million monthly active users. With a new feather in its cap, Viacom18 is all set to expand its reach further. Voot Select is the second subscription based streaming service from Viacom18 and will soon launch in India...
media20 Jan 2020, 14:32

MRUC releases all India data for IRS 2019Q3; Dainik Jagran continues to lead
MRUC releases all India data for IRS 2019Q3; Dainik Jagran continues to lead
The data shows how all media continues to hold on to its loyal consumers in spite of the growth in internet consumption. More Indians have started reading and understanding English now. As per the data, Dainik Jagran continues to remain th...
media27 Nov 2019, 15:18

Ministry of Information and Broadcast to bring e-papers and digital news under its purview
Ministry of Information and Broadcast to bring e-papers and digital news under its purview
The Ministry of Information and Broadcasting has prepared a draft Bill titled RPP Bill, 2019 to replace the existing PRB Act, 1867. The bill proposes to bring e-papers and digital media news under MIB’s purview. The bill also recommends ha...
media25 Nov 2019, 20:43

Subhash Chandra quits as Chairman of ZEEL
Subhash Chandra quits as Chairman of ZEEL
Subhash Chandra announced the resignation from his position at a company board meeting organised on November 25. He will continue as non-executive director of the company. ZEE was launched back in 1992 by Chandra and he has continued playing a key role in its journe...
media20 Nov 2019, 17:52

The Essel Group to sell 16.5% stake in ZEE Entertainment Enterprises Limited
The Essel Group to sell 16.5% stake in ZEE Entertainment Enterprises Limited
The Essel Group is planning to sell 16.5% stake in ZEEL. The Group seeks to sell up to 16.5% stake in ZEEL to financial investors, in order to repay loan obligations to certain lenders of the Group for whose benefit such shares are current...
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