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KERALA MAY LEVY ENTERTAINMENT TAX
Section 2(4) of the Kerala Local Authorities Entertainments Tax Act 1961, will be amended to impose a monthly entertainment tax of ₹ 10 on cable TV, DTH & even broadband subscribers..........

MIB INFRINGING ON PB AUTONOMY?
Nearly 2 weeks before Smriti Irani took over as I&B minister, the MIB issued an order on July 6, 2017, that directs the Prasar Bharati CEO to be appraised by the I&B ........

ZEE & TURNER END DISTRIBUTION PACT
ZEEL & Turner International India have ended their 16-year old Zee-Turner distribution alliance, which commenced in 2002...........

STBS FOR BARC DATA
In 2017, TV advertising earned broadcasters ₹ 66,000 Crore. Advertisers need to know which channels and programs are most popular, to direct their ad budget there.......….....

DISCOVERY BUYS SCRIPPS - CHANGES NAME
Discovery Communications Inc. one of billionaire John Malone's key holdings, already has a large international business. Its content can be seen in more than 200 countries and it gets about 50% of its revenue from outside the U.S. .......

STAR BHARAT SPAT IN TDSAT
Star India rebranded its Hindi GEC channel Life OK, on 15 August 2017. The channel was rebranded as 'Star Bharat.' Star Bharat continued as a Pay TV channel ........

COLORS TAMIL LAUNCHED
The Pay TV market in the USA is rapidly shrinking. Consumers are shifting from expensive and large Pay channel bundles ($60 per month average) offered by MSOs to small, OTT packages offered by individual broadcasters.......


NETFLIX SOON VIA CABLE TV
Netflix is a paid video streaming service that provides its customers ad free TV shows, movies & documentaries..............

INDIAN OTT TRENDS

TRAI: MORE WIRED B'BAND
The TRAI Chairman, R S Sharma has pointed out "the dismal levels of wireline broadband connectivity in India," which at 7% is way below the 46% world average..............

GOVT TO REGULATE OTT?
Speaking at the News18 Rising India Summit in the capital, on 18 March, the I&B minister said that the current legislation is not very clear with regards to online news and broadcast content material..........









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