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  • Indian television stations have sought to reverse the order a day after TRAI announced new caps on pricing and bouquet discounts. In the amended rules, announced after three-and-a-half months of consultation, the Telecom regulatory Authority of India (Trai) has reduced the cap on MRP of TV channels that are part of a bouquet by 37% to Rs 12 from Rs 19.

    Priced at Rs 99 per month and Rs 799 per year, the service is first subscription service from the broadcast network. Certified by Early Childhood Association (ECA), VOOT Kids will be available to download on iOS and Android Play Store.

    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.

    Admitting petitions from (IBF) and top broadcasters, the two-judge bench of justice SC Dharmadhikari and justice RI Chagla, allowed Trai, to respond within a week. The court will hear the matter on January 22.

    Founded in 2012, Social Beat enables businesses to build their brands and achieve business results via the digital medium. Avinash Shenoy, Pratiksha Sinha and Tuhina Bapuli will be joining their leadership team as EVP for Mumbai and Bengaluru.

    ZEE on Friday dropped the MRP of six of its GECs – Zee TV, Zee Marathi, Zee Bangla, Zee Telugu, Zee Kannada and Zee Sarthak — to Rs 12 per month for every individual channel as part of a ‘Festive Bonanza Offer’.

    Rakshit will join as COO of Viacom18 Digital Ventures, a position that was vacated by Gaurav Gandhi last year, who joined Amazon Prime Video as country manager.

    Top Indian broadcasters – Star & Disney India, Zee Entertainment Enterprises (ZEE), Sony Pictures Networks India (SPN), Viacom18, Discovery Communications, Turner International, ETV and TV Today Network –shared a stage on Friday showing solidarity against the Telecom Regulatory Authority of India’s latest amendments to broadcast sector tariff order.

    ​The growth of podcasts and spoken-word audio is similar to growth of aspen.

    Shetty comes with over two decades of experience in marketing, sales and general management across media and FMCG sectors.

    In the amended rules, announced after three-and-a-half months of consultation, the Trai has reduced the cap on MRP of TV channels that are part of a bouquet by 37% to Rs 12 from Rs 19. It has also brought back the analogue-era ‘twin conditions’, which limit broadcasters from offering more than 33% discounts on channel bouquets.

    Voot, which clocks around 40-50 million MAUs at present, is targeting 100 million MAUs by end of FY2019-20.

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