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Foreign Investment limit raised to 74% for Broadcasting Services

The Government of India increased the foreign investment cap for the broadcasting service providers to 74%. The hike in foreign investment cap is for service providers of Direct to Home (DTH), modernized cable network and mobile television. This decision of the government will allow the global players in capturing major stakes in the broadcasting companies. ..

I&B’s Sectoral Innovation Council suggests National Media Policy

The Sectoral Innovation Council established by the Ministry of Information and Broadcasting, has suggested to introduce a National Media Policy. The recommendation calls for developing an alternative to Television Audience Measurement-TAM ratings, review broadcast licensing procedures and regulation of media education in the country. In order to integrate all existing media segments and to address ..

AIR & DD to meet technical challenges to improve programme

As per CEO of Prasar Bharti, Mr. Jawhar Sircar, All India Radio and Doordarshan need to meet the technical challenges to get better its programme quantum. A separate Recruitment Board of Prasar Bharti will be established soon after receiving approval of the recruitment rules by the Union Cabinet.

TRAI limits advertisement duration on TV channels to 12 min/hr

As per TRAI’s Standards of Quality of Service Regulation 2012: Duration of advertisements limited on Television channels to 12 minutes per hour and any shortfall of advertisement duration in any clock hour can’t be carried over. Min. time gap b/w any two consecutive advertisement breaks should not be less than 15 minutes, while in case ..

Prasar Bharati exempted from paying income tax

In a key respite to the nation’s public broadcaster, the Prasar Bharati has been relieved from paying any income tax. As per one of the amendments in the Finance Bill, 2012, “any income of Prasar Bharati (Broadcasting Corporation of India)” is now mentioned among entities who will not have to pay tax.

Cabinet clears amendments to the Prasar Bharati Bill

Union Cabinet has cleared the proposal to make some official amendments to the Prasar Bharati (Broadcasting Corporation of India) Amendment Bill, 2010 pending in Rajya Sabha in Parliament. One of the amendments is to Section 11(2) of the Act to make the status of the Prasar Bharati employees clear. Now words and until their retirement ..

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