Sony will own a majority 51% stake in the proposed JV, while TV18 will own the remaining 49%. As part of the deal, the two companies will transfer 100% of SPN, 51% of TV18’s share in Viacom18 (US entertainment conglomerate Viacom Inc owns 49% in Viacom18) and 100% of Jio Studios business to the new entity, one of the sources said.
In a freewheeling chat with ET’s Vinod Mahanta & Gaurav Laghate, the 62-year-old Thompson talked about The New York Times’ transformation journey, battle between publishers and platforms and of course, NYT’s running fight with Donald Trump.
This was when Viktor Yanukovych was president and a law was proposed to make defamation a criminal offence. In response, several Ukrainian dailies, including Kyiv Post, ran virtually blank front pages to protest against the proposed law.
According to ministry officials, in the absence of internet, several religious channels from Iran, Turkey, Saudi Arabia, Malaysia and Pakistan were making way to TV sets in Kashmir through the local cable operators.
In the new recommendations issued on Wednesday, Trai has capped the total number of platform services to 3% of the total channel carrying capacity of the DTH player, subject to a maximum of 15 such channels.
As part of the mandate, Lodestar UM will continue to handle the media duties across all media touch points, including core and specialised media—digital, listening centre, content, and out of home (OOH)—across all Mahindra businesses like personal vehicles, commercial vehicles, farm equipment sector, trucks, real estate, finance, and corporate.
The sector regulator thinks that the lack of interoperability of STBs between different service providers - cable and direct-to-home (DTH) operators - has compromised competition in the pay TV market and has been a major hindrance to technological innovation, improvement in service quality, and the overall sector growth.
The sector regulator of the view that the lack of interoperability of STBs between different service providers – cable and direct-to-home (DTH) operators – has not only compromised the competition in the Pay-TV market but also a major hindrance to technological innovation, improvement in service quality, and sector growth.
Behind the smooth content delivery on OTT platforms lies a superfast and smart technological production, starring encryption, cloud, compression, CDN & decoding. As Ali Hussein, CEO of Eros Now, puts it: “Amid content and marketing, tech is the underdog that ensures a sublime consumer experience.”
The opening match played in Kochi on October 20th, between arch rivals Kerala Blasters FC and ATK, clocked 1.2 TVR among urban India (M15+AB), the broadcaster said. The viewership growth on Hotstar over last season was almost 97%.
Firework, a California-based company, is focused on what it calls premium user-generated content. It is looking raise $20 million in India, as it gets ready to battle it out in the fiercely competitive domestic market.
The Chennai-based company has rolled out a targeted nationwide marketing campaign for the coffee toffee’s comeback 'Coffy Bite' to stay relevant and increase its overall market share in $1.5 billion Indian confectionary market.