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  Punjabi news channel ABP Sanjha, BBC’s Cbeebies get MIB approval
Posted by: nairrk - 7 hours ago - Forum: Television News - No Replies

[Image: CCt84EX.png]MUMBAI: ABP News Network (ANN) is set to re-enter the Punjab market more than five years after it dropped plans to launch a Punjabi news channel. The BBC Worldwide is also bringing back Cbeebies after shutting it down more than six years back due to high carriage fee.

With the cable TV digitisation more or less done and the Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) levelling the field by introducing the new regulatory framework, the broadcasters are feeling emboldened to revive their shelved plans.

The ministry of information and broadcasting (MIB) has granted TV channel licences to Punjabi news channel ABP Sanjha and Cbeebies, BBC Worldwide’s popular pre-school kids channel.

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Cbeebies is a non-news downlinking only licence while ABP Sanjha is a news uplinking/downlinking licence in Punjabi and other Indian languages.

Cbeebies was shut down in November 2012 after being in the market for almost five years. Along with Cbeebies, BBC Entertainment was also shut down.

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At the time of discontinuing BBC Entertainment and Cbeebies, BBC Worldwide had issued a statement stating, “India is a dynamic and fast-growing media market but remains uniquely challenging for pay-TV channels. Specifically, delays in digitisation and the need for channel operators to pay cable platforms for carriage makes the economics of running channels challenging at this time.”

ANN was planning to launch ABP Sanjha in 2015, however, the channel folded up even before it saw the light of the day due to its inability to get distribution on Punjab’s leading multi system operator (MSO) Fastway Transmission.

Since then, ABP Sanjha has been operating as a digital news channel by uploading content on YouTube and its official website. ABP Sanjha was launched in Canada in July 2018 in partnership with Canada-based Parvasi Media Group.

ANN had received four new TV channel licences from the MIB in February. The company has received uplinking and downlinking licences under the names ABP Andhra, ABP Ganga, ABP Kannada, and ABP Tamil. One of the licences could be used to launch an Uttar Pradesh centric news channel.

As reported earlier by, news broadcaster ANN’s net profit for the fiscal ended 31st March 2018 has gone up 61% due to a strong performance by Hindi and Bengali news channels ABP News and ABP Ananda.

The company’s net profit has jumped to Rs 48.99 crore in FY18 from Rs 30.36 crore in the year ago period. The profit before interest lease depreciation and tax (PBILDT) was up at Rs 95.56 crore from Rs 79.77 crore.


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  &TV to premiere ‘Ek Mahanayak – Dr. B.R. Ambedkar’ on 17 Dec
Posted by: nairrk - 7 hours ago - Forum: Television Programs - No Replies

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MUMBAI: Hindi GEC &TV is all set to premiere ‘Ek Mahanayak – Dr. B.R. Ambedkar’ on 17th December at 8:30 pm, every Monday to Friday. Produced by Smruti Shinde’s SOBO Films, the show is an inspirational story of Babasaheb and his journey from the tender age of five, to him becoming the prime architect of the Indian constitution.

&TV to premiere ‘Ek Mahanayak - Dr. B.R. Ambedkar’ on 17 DecThe show Ek Mahanayak – Dr. B.R. Ambedkar will feature Prasad Jawade essaying the lead character of Dr. B.R Ambedkar, Aayudh Bhanushali as young Ambedkar, together with Jaggu Niwangune portraying the role of Ambedkar’s father, Neha Joshi as the Mother, Saud Mansuri as his elder brother, Athar Khan as his younger brother, Tulsa and Vanshika Yadav as his sisters amongst others.

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  Vodafone Idea introduces Rs 219, Rs 449 prepaid plans with unlimited voice calls
Posted by: nairrk - Yesterday, 07:18 AM - Forum: Cellular Services - No Replies

Vodafone Idea introduces Rs 219, Rs 449 prepaid plans with unlimited voice calls

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Vodafone Idea has announced the launch of two new prepaid plans for its customers. The company has introduced Rs 219 and Rs 449 prepaid plans across all circles.

To start with Rs 219 prepaid plan, it offers 1GB of data per day along with unlimited voice calls on local, STD and national roaming. The pack comes with 100 SMS per day and it has a validity of 28 days. Furthermore, the Rs 419 prepaid plan comes loaded with 2Gb of data per day along with unlimited voice calls on all networks. The pack comes with a validity of 56 days and it also offers 100 SMS messages per day.

The company has introduced three new prepaid plans in this segment ranging from Rs 219, Rs 399 and Rs 499. To start with Rs 219 plan, users will get unlimited calling on any network in India, just like before the price revision. The pack also offers 1GB of data per day along with 100 SMS per day. Furthermore, users will get free Hello Tunes, unlimited Wynk music and access to Airtel Xstream application.

Moving on, Rs 399 prepaid plan gives you 1.5GB of data per day benefits along with unlimited calling on local and STD networks. The pack offers 100 SMS per day and it comes with a validity of 56 days. Lastly, the Rs 499 prepaid plan offers 2GB of data per day and it comes with a validity of 56 days. The pack also offers 90 SMS per day. Both the plans also offer free Hello Tunes, unlimited Wynk music and Airtel XStream premium.

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  Tata Sky HD Multi TV connection price now starts at Rs 999
Posted by: nairrk - 12-09-2019, 02:15 PM - Forum: Tata Sky - No Replies

Tata Sky HD Multi TV connection price has been slashed. The DHT operator is now offering a Tata Sky HD Set-Top Box for Multi TV connection at Rs 999. So those who want a Tata Sky connection on more that one TV set can get the HD set-top box for the same price. Previously, customers were asked to pay Rs 1,199 for a new HD STB.

Tata Sky only offers three Multi TV connections from one primary connection. Currently, the primary Tata Sky HD Set-Top Box connection costs Rs 1,499. The price of the primary Tata Sky SD Set-Top box is Rs 1,399. Besides, the DTH operator is also offering two more Set-Top Boxes to the customers, which includes HD 4K and PVR, TelecomTalk reports. For Multi TV users, the HD 4K Set-Top Box charge is Rs 5,990, whereas the cost of the PVR Set-Top Box is Rs 8,900, respectively.

Tata Sky new add-on packs
Tata Sky recently revised the prices of four existing add-on Hindi packs, and added two new ones. The existing packs – Hindi Movies Mini, Hindi Movies Mini HD, Hindi Entertainment Mini and Hindi Entertainment Mini HD prices have been revised. Meanwhile, Hindi Movies and Hindi Movies HD are the newly added packs. Here is all you need to know.

The Hindi Movies Mini, Hindi Movies Mini HD and Hindi Entertainment Mini add-on Hindi packs see a price reduction of up to 29 percent. The Hindi Movies Mini pack offers 14 channels, which includes the likes of Star Gold, Sony Max, Movies OK, Zee Cinema, UTV Movies and more. The pack was available for Rs 65.61, but you can now get it for Rs 53.81.

The Hindi Movies Mini HD pack was previously available for Rs 97.47. Now, after Rs 28.32 price reduction, you can buy it for Rs 69.15. The pack offers 9 SD and 5 HD channels. The Hindi Entertainment Mini pack also sees a price reduction from Rs 73.40 to Rs 62.78. The pack offers 10 SD channels.


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  Dangal to premiere new fiction show ‘Pyaar Ki Luka Chuppi’ on 10 Dec
Posted by: nairrk - 12-07-2019, 02:16 PM - Forum: Television Programs - No Replies

MUMBAI: India’s leading Hindi GEC Dangal TV is launching a new fiction show ‘Pyaar Ki Luka Chuppi’ from 10th December, Monday-Friday, at 9.30 PM. The show is produced by Rashmi Sharma Telefilms, Rahul Sharma (Sarthak) and Aparna Dixit (Srishti) will be seen in the lead role.

The new show ‘Pyaar Ki Luka Chuppi’ focuses on Sarthak and Srishti’s journey from being childhood friends to them falling in love. It also highlights the difference in their approaches to situations and their struggle to win over the hearts of elders and make a happy life for themselves.

Sarthak is ambitious, capable, a believer who has clear dreams of making it big in life irrespective of all odds and his mantra is success at any cost while Srishti on the other end is also very capable but her satisfaction lies in little pleasures of life and is family-oriented, believes in success but not at the cost of relationships. The story is set in the city of Kanpur, Uttar Pradesh.

Enterr10 Television Managing Director Manish Singhal said, “Dangal TV has always brought to its viewers culturally routed stories that are high on Indian values and entertainment. Pyaar Ki Luka Chuppi is one such story that will take us through the journey of two young individuals and with them we will travel through various emotions of friendship, love, responsibility.”

Producer Rashmi Sharma said, “It has been a beautiful experience for me working on our new show Pyaar ki Luka Chuppi with Dangal channel. I have always believed in narrating stories of human relationships, their hardships, their bonds, and their emotions. This one based in Kanpur is one such story of human bonds and emotions. I hope the viewers resonate with this narrative and relate to it. Also, it’s been extremely pleasurable working with Dangal channel for the first time and I hope to continue this association in future as well.”


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  History TV18 to air three-part weekly series ‘Dream Routes’ from 5 Dec
Posted by: nairrk - 12-07-2019, 07:36 AM - Forum: Television Programs - No Replies

MUMBAI: History TV18 presents a three-part weekly series takes viewers on a fascinating exploration across India, Central Asia, and Persia. ‘Dream Routes’ premieres on 5th December, Thursday at 10 pm. The show is a kaleidoscope of rich histories, traditions and culture, along the great trade routes of the ancient world.

The series is a showcase of the architectural splendour and spectacular landscapes of the region, its people, fascinating festivals and crafts, as well as the colourful customs of diverse ethnic and religious groups.

The first episode of ‘Dream Routes’ takes viewers on a 2,500-kilometre journey along the iconic Grand Trunk Road that runs from Kolkata in Eastern India to Peshawar in North-western Pakistan. The ancient trade route is not only a pulsating lifeline for the transport of goods, connecting important centers of trade but also boasts of an incredible diversity of cultures, providing unforgettable experiences along the way.

From the cultural exchanges and travelling adventures across lands of myth and legend to the spectacle of the ritual flag lowering at the Wagah Border, the episode highlights the shared history and cultural connections between India and Pakistan. Starting in Kolkata, the show takes viewers to Bodh Gaya, Varanasi and Delhi, before crossing the border into Pakistan to experience what Lahore and Peshawar have to offer.

Likewise, the journey along the incredible Pamir Highway in Central Asia takes viewers through some of the most sparsely populated regions of the world, where the strong cultural identity of the inhabitants still stands out resolutely in a changing world.

The third and final episode is a study in contrasts – the inhospitable landscapes of erstwhile Persia, juxtaposed with the warmth of its people. Viewers shall experience the richness of local traditions, flavours and the hospitality, on the road from fabled Isfahan to Samarkand.


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  &flix to premiere ‘Spider-Man: Far From Home’ on 8 Dec in four languages
Posted by: nairrk - 12-07-2019, 07:34 AM - Forum: Television Programs - No Replies

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MUMBAI: English movie channel &flix is set to premiere ‘Spider-Man: Far From Home‘ on 8th December at 1 PM, 7 PM and 9 PM in English, Hindi, Tamil and Telugu.

The channel has garnered support from premium brands such as Ray-Ban and Bose as Co-Powered By sponsors and Adidas as the Associate sponsor.

With this, viewers will now be able to enjoy an unparalleled movie viewing experience and watch the biggest titles like Jumanji: The Next Level, Charlie’s Angels and many more that will soon be available on &flix.

To keep the momentum going, &flix also brings to its viewers a new programming block “Flix For All”, weekdays at 9 PM. The block includes a specially curated line-up of high-octane movies, which will not only be aired in English, but also in Tamil, Telugu and Hindi.

The library includes hits such as Mission: Impossible – Rogue Nation, Bad Boys II, Venom, Brightburn, MIB: International, Spider-Man: Into The Spider-Verse and many more.

To launch this offering, the channel has taken an all-inclusive communication approach with multiple content innovations and marketing initiatives. These initiatives include associations with YouTube content creators, new age and print media platforms and even the Mumbai Metro. Additionally, &flix has also collaborated with its trade partners to introduce and create conversations around the offering.

Sharing his views, ZEEL Business Head, Premium Channel Cluster Kartik Mahadev said, “The English movies category has always been metro focussed. However, NTO has homogenized the market, in the sense that viewers in the mega-cities and viewers in a remote Indian small town are both paying the same price to subscribe to an English movie channel. This makes for a compelling case for channel brands to broaden their approach.”

“Market studies and domestic box office collections reveal that the appetite for Hollywood movies has seen an upward trend. Language has brought in greater access to Hollywood movies. Viewers today increasingly look at watching movies in their native language to derive greater joy. This reflects in the reach for dubbed Hollywood movies on television as well. Offering viewers the flexibility to watch movies in the language of their choice, is an effort towards serving the wider demand for Hollywood movies,” he adds.


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  Airtel discontinues its 3G services in Madhya Pradesh and Chattisgarh
Posted by: nairrk - 12-07-2019, 07:24 AM - Forum: Cellular Services - No Replies

Airtel discontinues its 3G services in Madhya Pradesh and Chattisgarh

Bharti Airtel has today announced that it is shutting down the 3G network in Madhya Pradesh and Chhattisgarh. The company has revealed that it has also deployed L2100 technology on 4G in both circles.

With this, Airtel customers in Madhya Pradesh and Chattisgarh will not be able to use 3G networks. However, the company has revealed that it will continue to provide 2G services in the region for customers who are using feature phones.

The company says that it has re-farmed its spectrum in the 2100 Mhz band to further strengthen its 4G network in both the circles. The company says that the re-farming will help to boost the 4G network and it will help in covering areas inside buildings, homes, offices, malls and outdoors, especially during intracity/ intercity transit for 4G smartphone customers

Airtel has revealed that all customers on 3G have been duly notified and requested to upgrade their handsets/SIMs. 3G customers who are yet to upgrade their handsets/SIMs will continue to get access to high-quality voice services.

Dharmender Khajuria, CEO- Madhya Pradesh and Chhattisgarh, Bharti Airtel said: “The deployment of 4G and re-farming of 3G spectrum is in line with our national strategy of focusing on serving quality customers with best-in-class 4G experience. The smartphone ecosystem in India is currently going through a phase where adoption of 4G only devices is overwhelming and we are completely aligned with the changing environment and convenience of our customers.”


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  d2h Magic Voice Enabled stick with built-in Alexa launched in India
Posted by: nairrk - 12-05-2019, 01:51 PM - Forum: Videocon D2H - No Replies

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DTH operator d2h has silently launched the d2h Magic Voice Enabled stick in the country. Priced at Rs 1,199, the device is further sign of DTH operators looking to enter a new category of devices. As the name implies, the d2h Magic Voice Enabled comes built-in with Alexa and will compete with DishSMRT Kit. The device is the same as the d2h Magic Stick but now supports Alexa and has a voice-enabled Bluetooth remote as well. Since the remote integrates Alexa, users will now be able to control their d2h Set-top box using their voice.

d2h Magic Voice Enabled: Price and Features
As mentioned before, the d2h Magic Voice Enabled is available for Rs 1,199. It has an odd name but can bring smart functionality to your d2h Set-top box. The bundled price includes a voice-enabled remote and one WiFi and Bluetooth dongle. According to Telecom Talk, the stick comes with a monthly service charge of Rs 49 but for the first three months, there won’t be any service charge. The service charge for the device will be included in the monthly bill of your d2h connection.

The device comes preloaded with streaming services like Watcho, SonyLIV, ZEE5, Hungama Play among others. On its website, the company also mentions bringing ALT Balaji to the service very soon. There is no word on availability of Amazon Prime Video, Hotstar or Netflix just yet. In terms of features, the new voice enabled stick is identical to DishSMRT Kit with Alexa built-in. Since d2h is owned by Dish TV, it was inevitable that the company will introduce such a product.

The primary advantage of a device like d2h Magic Voice Enabled is that it can add smart applications to your set-top box. With the device, you will be able to stream content from apps like ZEE5, Watcho and SonyLIV. Since it is Alexa-enabled, you can do all of that using your voice. Users can also explore a wide array of Alexa kills for things like booking a cab. Alexa can also help with setting timer or alarms, controlling smart home devices. It can also offer updates on weather, news and traffic situation.


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  Voot Kids adds best of pre-school content from CBeebies
Posted by: nairrk - 12-04-2019, 06:39 PM - Forum: Digital Streaming (IPTV) - No Replies

MUMBAI: Viacom18‘s SVoD platform Voot Kids has partnered with BBC Studios’ CBeebies to expand its content catalogue. The premium pre-school content on Voot Kids, including award-winning series from CBeebies, will provide young viewers with an immersive experience of learning while they have fun.

Offering the most pedagogically advanced learning and edutainment content, CBeebies is a globally well-known and trustworthy brand with a wide range of shows, produced by developmental experts to promote imaginative play, social interaction, language skills and educational values.

With its vast and multi-varied genre of content, Voot Kids’ content slate (Watch section) will now include much-loved titles from CBeebies, including the BAFTA and Emmy award-winning series, Hey Duggee, alongside other titles like Go Jetters, Dinopaws, Mr Bloom’s Nursery, Old Jack&’s Boat Rockpool Tales and CBeebies’ fabulous collection of bedtime stories.

Voot Kids adds best of pre-school content from CBeebiesSpeaking about Voot Kids and the content from BBC Studios, Voot Kids business head Saugato Bhowmik said, “With Voot Kids our endeavor is to create a superior curated platform that brings together a prudent mix of fun and learning. Our diverse and expansive content library and games are a great way for parents to infuse meaningful and fun learning opportunities into the daily lives of kids, largely interested only in entertainment. Kids love positive stories and adorable toons and the addition of CBeebies shows is sure to add significant diversity and value to our vast content slate.”

Voot Kids adds best of pre-school content from CBeebiesCommenting on the recently signed content licensing agreement with Viacom18 Media, BBC Studios Sales Director, South and southeast Asia Stanley Fernandes said, “We are pleased to be partnering with Voot Kids to bring some of CBeebies’ favourite programmes back to Indian audiences. CBeebies is known worldwide for its impressive content line up, with programmes specially designed by developmental experts to promote imaginative play, social interaction, language skills, and educational values. Along with Voot Kids, we are aiming to make screen time meaningful for kids, so that it is entertaining, engaging and enriching.”

Voot Kids has over 5000 hours of content consisting of children’s all-time favorite Indian and International shows like Dora the Explorer, Oswald, Motu Patlu, Peppa Pig, Chhota Bheem, Ben10, Barbie Dreamtopia, diverse book titles, immersive audiobooks, and fun learning games.


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