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TRAI reduces cable-pricing: 200 channels now available at Rs. 153

02 Jan 2020

TRAI reduces cable-pricing: 200 channels now available at Rs. 153

After several calls of concern, Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) has made amendments to New Tariff Order (NTO), the regulatory framework that went into effect in April 2019 and gave consumers an option to pay for what they watch.

PM Modi to launch several development projects in Arunachal Pradesh

08 Feb 2019

PM Modi to launch several development projects in Arunachal Pradesh

On Saturday, Prime Minister Narendra Modi is slated to inaugurate Arunachal Pradesh's first dedicated TV channel - DD Arunprabha - at the Doordarshan Kendra (DDK) in Itanagar.

Who will play Mr Bajaj in 'Kasautii Zindagii Kay 2'?

04 Sep 2018

Who will play Mr Bajaj in 'Kasautii Zindagii Kay 2'?

Ekta Kapoor's popular daily soap 'Kasuatii Zindagii Kay' is returning to our lives, with Erica Fernandes-Parth Samthaan playing the lead role of Prerna-Anurag.

ISRO plans to launch its TV channel for Indian kids

13 Aug 2018

ISRO plans to launch its TV channel for Indian kids

In a bid to promote a scientific mindset and temper among young Indians, ISRO is set to launch its own TV channel.

Google partners with NBC to develop virtual reality TV shows

01 May 2018

Google partners with NBC to develop virtual reality TV shows

Google and NBC have collaborated to make virtual reality (VR) TV shows.

Netflix valuation touches $100 billion for the first time

23 Jan 2018

Netflix valuation touches $100 billion for the first time

Video streaming pioneer Netflix's market capitalization has crossed over $100bn, thanks to its spectacular quarterly results for Q4 2017 that helped push the company's valuation up.

Bigg Boss 11: Colors delay payments of evicted contestants

17 Jan 2018

Bigg Boss 11: Colors delay payments of evicted contestants

After a lot of action and drama, the eleventh season of Bigg Boss came to an end on Sunday, announcing Shilpa Shinde the winner of the season.

All about Amma TV, Namathu Amma: AIADMK's new mouthpieces

05 Jan 2018

All about Amma TV, Namathu Amma: AIADMK's new mouthpieces

Without any mouthpiece of its own, Tamil Nadu's ruling All India Anna Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (AIADMK) will soon launch a Tamil newspaper, Namathu Amma, and a television channel that is likely to be called Amma TV.

JioTV web version pulled down hours after launch

19 Dec 2017

JioTV web version pulled down hours after launch

Hours after its launch, the web version of JioTV has been taken down due to "technical litigation" issues, reports TelecomTalk, which apparently received the information from Jio's Priority care team.

JioTV for web launched: Watch free live TV on PC!

19 Dec 2017

JioTV for web launched: Watch free live TV on PC!

With over 130 million users on its network, Reliance Jio had launched the Web version of its JioTV live streaming service for users to watch live TV for free on their PCs.

All you '90s kids, no Channel V on television anymore

26 Nov 2017

All you '90s kids, no Channel V on television anymore

Mostly celebrated for defining Indie-pop culture for an entire generation and being the coolest space on TV in the '90s, Channel V is reportedly shutting shop after a 20-year-long stint in India.

Kapil to make a comeback on TV with 'Oye Firangi'

24 Nov 2017

Kapil to make a comeback on TV with 'Oye Firangi'

While the dates for the second season of 'The Kapil Sharma Show' have not been decided yet, there's a good news for all Kapil Sharma fans.

Sexual harassment: Multiple channels fire talk-show host Charlie Rose

21 Nov 2017

Sexual harassment: Multiple channels fire talk-show host Charlie Rose

Several big names in movies and media including producer Harvey Weinstein and Oscar-winner Kevin Spacey have been brought down by a flurry of sexual harassment allegations in recent times.

How Doordarshan's revolutionary Free Dish helped private companies instead

17 Oct 2017

How Doordarshan's revolutionary Free Dish helped private companies instead

In 2002, Doordarshan launched DD Direct, a direct-to-home (DTH) service run by Prasar Bharati, to compete with emerging competitors.

Ben Affleck apologizes for 'groping' MTV host in 2003

12 Oct 2017

Ben Affleck apologizes for 'groping' MTV host in 2003

Hollywood star Ben Affleck has apologized after attracting backlash for groping an MTV presenter in 2003 on air.

ZEE acquires 9X Media, INX Music for Rs. 160 crore

08 Oct 2017

ZEE acquires 9X Media, INX Music for Rs. 160 crore

According to reports, 9X Media and INX Music have been acquired by Subhash Chandra-backed Zee Entertainment Enterprises (ZEE) for a cash consideration of Rs. 160 crore.

Sony pulls 'The Kapil Sharma Show' off air

01 Sep 2017

Sony pulls 'The Kapil Sharma Show' off air

After several bad months including Kapil Sharma's tiffs with fellow comedians, dipping ratings and walkouts from The Kapil Sharma Show, Sony has pulled it off air.

HBO hackers leak Game of Thrones Season 7 finale

26 Aug 2017

HBO hackers leak Game of Thrones Season 7 finale

The HBO as well as Game of Thrones have had a dismal year, but hackers didn't even spare the season 7 finale of the hugely popular show.

Star India triumphs against Prasar Bharati, wins sports broadcast case

23 Aug 2017

Star India triumphs against Prasar Bharati, wins sports broadcast case

In 2007, a case against Prasar Bharati for broadcasting premium sports content on Doordarshan channels, was filed by Nimbus Communications and BCCI. It was later joined by Star India and ESPN Software India in 2013.

Tripura: Doordarshan denies blocking CM's speech, claims it was aired

17 Aug 2017

Tripura: Doordarshan denies blocking CM's speech, claims it was aired

After a controversy erupted over Doordarshan refusing to air Tripura CM Manik Sarkar's Independence Day speech, the broadcaster has "vehemently" denied the charges.

War of words after Doordarshan rejects Tripura CM's speech

16 Aug 2017

War of words after Doordarshan rejects Tripura CM's speech

Yesterday, Doordarshan and All India Radio refused to air Tripura CM Manik Sarkar's Independence Day speech.

Shonda Rhimes leaves ABC to join Netflix

15 Aug 2017

Shonda Rhimes leaves ABC to join Netflix

Netflix announced that it had signed on the most illustrious creator working in television- Shonda Rhimes.

Game of Thrones Episode-4 leak: Four arrested in India

15 Aug 2017

Game of Thrones Episode-4 leak: Four arrested in India

Four people associated with Mumbai's Prime Focus Technology have been arrested for the leak of the fourth episode of 'Game of Thrones' ahead of schedule.

It's official! Facebook launches TV-like video platform 'Watch'

10 Aug 2017

It's official! Facebook launches TV-like video platform 'Watch'

Facebook has finally announced the launch of its dedicated online video platform 'Watch', months after reports about its increasing focus on video content surfaced.

HBO hacks: There is more to this story

09 Aug 2017

HBO hacks: There is more to this story

It's the premonition of things that will become more commonplace.

Disney breaks up with Netflix, will start its streaming service

09 Aug 2017

Disney breaks up with Netflix, will start its streaming service

Disney and Netflix are parting ways. According to reports, Disney is now going to launch its own streaming service that will have its central Disney and Pixar brands; and another that will take care of live sports.

Star India responsible for Game of Thrones Episode 4 leak

05 Aug 2017

Star India responsible for Game of Thrones Episode 4 leak

Episode Four of Game of Thrones Season 7, 'The Spoils of War', was released online two days ahead of schedule after Star India was hacked.

HBO hacked: Game of Thrones script, TV episodes stolen

01 Aug 2017

HBO hacked: Game of Thrones script, TV episodes stolen

Sometimes, things are just not cool. According to reports, hackers have now managed to get into the computer systems of HBO and have stolen 1.5 terabytes of data.

Amazon launches Amazon Channels in UK and Germany

23 May 2017

Amazon launches Amazon Channels in UK and Germany

Today, e-commerce giant Amazon announced the launch of Amazon Channels in the UK and Germany - two of Europe's largest markets.

Essel Group 90th anniversary: PM Modi, President Mukherjee to attend

14 May 2017

Essel Group 90th anniversary: PM Modi, President Mukherjee to attend

Essel group, the conglomerate which owns the Zee entertainment network is set to mark its ninetieth anniversary on Sunday.

Pakistani, Saudi channels broadcast calls for 'azadi' into Kashmiri homes

05 May 2017

Pakistani, Saudi channels broadcast calls for 'azadi' into Kashmiri homes

Over 50 Saudi and Pakistani channels which indulge in anti-India propaganda are running via private cable networks in Kashmir without required clearances.

I&B Ministry: another advisory to TV channels

11 Aug 2015

I&B Ministry: another advisory to TV channels

In the light of coverage of the recent terror operations, Information & Broadcasting (I&B) Ministry is likely to issue another advisory to TV channels not to divulge operational details.