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Analogue TV channels shut down in valley

Kathmandu, March 28. The government finally switched off analogue television channels in Kathmandu Valley from today. As part of enforcing digital cable television broadcasting system across the country, the Ministry of Information and Communications today inspected a dozen cable service providers....

Ad spending on U.S. TV fell in 2017 and will fall also in 2018

By Ken Hanly 1 hour ago in Business Even though the number of viewers watching TV has been declining for years, spending on TV ads had continued to grow until 2017. Last year is the first time since 2009 during the recession that spending on ads in the US declined. Through 2018 and 2019 it is expected that there will be an overall loss of $1.

TVNZ and Sky: From bidding war to lobbying together

They may have been bidding against each other for rights to broadcast the Rugby World Cup, but TVNZ and Sky TV were playing nice this morning at the launch of industry group ThinkTV. The respective chief executives Kevin Kenrick and John Fellet, as well as MediaWorks chief Michael Anderson,....

TVNZ and Sky: Bidding war to lobbying together

They may have been bidding against each other for rights to broadcast the Rugby World Cup, but TVNZ and Sky TV were playing nice this morning at the launch of industry group ThinkTV. The respective chief executives Kevin Kenrick and John Fellet, as well as MediaWorks chief Michael Anderson,....

PRD officials inspect inspect analog-to-digital TV transition in Uttaradit

UTTARADIT, 28th March 2018 (NNT) - The Deputy Director-General of the Government Public Relation Department (PRD), Dr. Charoon Chaisorn, led a team of officials to inspect the analog-to-digital television transition project at a digital low power station in Nam Pat district, Uttaradit province. Dr.

Tellers in Islip screening Feed Me TV Season 3 featuring its head chef

Come meet the chef Edward Villatoro, star of Newsday Feed Me TV Season 3 at Tellers: An American Chophouse in Islip. Show host Pervaiz Shallwani and crew will also be on hand. Villatoro is an American success story, starting his career in his immigrant parents’ Salvadoran Glen Cove restaurant and....

NCPO asks NBTC to reconsider its request

BANGKOK, 28 March 2018 (NNT) – Thailand's National Council for Peace and Order (NCPO) has asked the National Broadcasting and Telecommunications Commission (NBTC) to reconsider its request for Article 44 of the temporary constitution to be used to provide reparations to digital television channel....

Sep-Dec quarter sees highest pay TV DTH subscriber growth in 2017

BENGALURU: After the debacle created by demonetisation in November 2016 and then the implementation of the new Goods and Services Tax regime in July 2017, the fortunes of the pay TV direct-to-home (DTH) industry seem to be improving in terms of subscriber addition.

NBTC's S44 request likely to be denied

The telecom regulator's request for the use of Section 44 to suspend debt repayments for digital TV and mobile operators is likely to be denied amid conflicting views on the issue, said the organisation's chief yesterday. Takorn Tantasith, secretary-general of the National Broadcasting and....

China Digital TV Announces Unaudited Fourth Quarter and Full Year 2017 Results

Mr. Jianhua Zhu , Chief Executive Officer of China Digital TV, stated, "We are pleased with our solid performance in the fourth quarter, rounding out an eventful 2017. During the year, we made notable progress in our user base expansion. By the end of 2017, the total number of registered users on our cloud platform increased by 56% to 7.

China Digital TV Announces Unaudited Fourth Quarter and Full Year 2017 Results

BEIJING March 27, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- China Digital TV Holding Co., Ltd. (OTC: STVVY ("China Digital TV" or the "Company"), a leading provider of cloud platforms embedded with gaming and other applications to PRC digital television and telecommunication network operators, today announced its....

China Digital TV Announces Unaudited Fourth Quarter and Full Year 2017 Results

BEIJING, March 27, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- China Digital TV Holding Co., Ltd. (OTC: STVVY) ("China Digital TV" or the "Company"), a leading provider of cloud platforms embedded with gaming and other applications to PRC digital television and telecommunication network operators, today announced its....

PM rejects rescue of TV and telecoms companies

IN A SURPRISE MOVE, Prime Minister General Prayut Chan-o-cha has put the brakes on a controversial proposal to help financially troubled broadcasting and telecoms firms following criticism from top academics. The premier said the government would employ “appropriate” measures to help the two sectors....

Eastern Europe Pay TV Markets Forecasts Report 2018: The Market Peaked at $6.53 Billion in 2017 and Will Slowly Fall to $6.33 Billion by 2023

Eastern Europe will increase from 25.49 million in 2010 to 61.57 million in 2017 and onto 78.08 million by 2023. The Eastern Europe Pay TV Forecasts report states that digital pay TV subs will climb by 27% between 2017 and 2023. Pay TV revenues in Eastern Europe peaked at $6.53 billion in 2017 and will slowly fall to $6.

comScore : Seals Long-term Agreement as Exclusive Sales Currency for Lockwood Broadcast Group Station KAKE in Wichita

RESTON, Va. March 27, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- comScore today announced a long-term agreement with Lockwood Broadcast Group, granting the company access to comScore's massive and passive television measurement services for its KAKE station in Wichita, KS. Lockwood Broadcast Group will use comScore as....

Phoenix Model Market for Next-Gen TV to Be Powered by Industry-Leading Broadcast Technologies

The Phoenix Model Market project is the first collaborative single-market effort to plan for and implement a transition to next-generation over-the-air television broadcasting. E.W. Scripps Company, Fox Television Stations, Meredith Local Media Group, Nexstar Media Group, TEGNA Inc.

Prayut delays decision on digital TV relief measures

Gen Prayut Chan-o-cha has deferred by one week the decision on whether to use his special powers to help digital TV and 900-MHz mobile operators amid conflicting views on the issue. Takorn Tantasith, secretary-general of the National Broadcasting and Telecommunications Commission (NBTC), met the....

Eastern Europe Pay TV Markets Forecasts 2023

Dublin, March 27, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- The report has been added to ResearchAndMarkets.com's offering. "Eastern Europe Pay TV Forecasts" The number of digital pay TV subscribers in Eastern Europe will increase from 25.49 million in 2010 to 61.57 million in 2017 and onto 78.08 million by 2023.

Junta’s rejection of broadcaster appeal defended

The National Council for Peace and Order (NCPO) on Tuesday declined to invoke its special powers under Article 44 of the constitution to ease the financial burden born by terrestrial digital TV licence holders and two holders of 900MHz licences. Takorn Tantasith, secretary-general of the National....

Saithip denies dismissal

Saithip Montrikul Na Audhaya, an executive of GMM Grammy's GMM Channel Trading, the operator of GMM25 digital TV channel and A-Time Media, denied being sacked, saying she has been promoted. Noted news reporter Narakorn "Tah" Tiyanont created a ruckus over the weekend when she posted on her Facebook page "Lightning at GMM25 and A-Time Media".

Star India spar with Airtel Digital TV, Dish over fees ahead of IPL

told PTI, "Star has been asking for around 20-40 per cent increase in fees for its channels." Moreover, he said, "They are also not disclosing on what channels will the IPL be telecast. It doesn't make sense for any customer to subscribe ten Star channels to watch ....

Star India spar with Airtel Digital TV, Dish over fees ahead of IPL

NEW DELHI: Ahead of the start of popular T20 league IPL, Star India is at loggerheads with DTH operators Airtel Digital TV and Dish TV over subscription fee hike, with the broadcaster threatening to disconnect its channels. Star India, which has a bouquet of nearly 50 channels, in a campaign has....

Airtel Digital TV hits back at Star India

MUMBAI: “Liar.” That’s what DTH platform Airtel Digital TV has called India’s leading TV network Star India. In a statement put out earlier yesterday, Airtel said that it was shocked by the “malicious, misleading, defamatory campaign based on blatant lies being run by Star India.

Pay-television companies change strategy

VietNamNet Bridge - Pay-TV companies are now cooperating with each other, rather than slashing fees in an effort to find more subscribers. Pay-TV companies are now cooperating with each other. Saigontourist Cable TV (SCTV) has become a partner of K+, while SCTV now broadcasts K+’s package of four HD-standard channels on SCTV’s cable TV network.

IPL 2018: Star India, Airtel Digital TV spar over pricing on DTH platform

and Airtel Digital TV are involved in a very public spat around the pricing of the broadcast network’s channels on the DTH (direct-to-home) platform. Broadcasters and distribution platforms ( DTH and digital cable) are often engaged in pricing wars, but the timing of this spat is significant given....

Posts by Anirban Halder

Star India on Friday lashed out at Airtel Digital TV for overcharging their customers. For a while now, Airtel Digital TV customers have been seeing a banner on Star channels saying they might go off-air if the operator does not renew the contract. Now, Airtel Digital TV has hit back at the Star India.

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A Candy From Mars and America's Sweetness

In the early 1980s, my family would gather at night around our battery-powered shortwave radio, listening to Voice of America. Back then I knew the broadcast on...

Caister calling... Radio hams enjoy International Marconi day

The Norfolk Amateur Radio Club held the International Marconi Day event on Saturday and saw 116 other radio amateurs in 23 countries contacted. Notable contacts...

Caister calling... Radio hams enjoy International Marconi day

The Norfolk Amateur Radio Club held the International Marconi Day event on Saturday and saw 116 other radio amateurs in 23 countries contacted. Notable contacts...

thewharf Violinist Philippa Mo brings classical music to Bermondsey’s Shortwave Cafe Philippa Mo’s six-year-old self was initially drawn to the violin for its shape, not its sound....

But a biscuit factory in Bermondsey might be Philippa’s favourite stage yet. The 42-year-old has curated a series of six classical concerts at the building’s Sh...

Remote Sensing, Vol. 10, Pages 596: Feasibility of Estimating Cloudy-Sky Surface Longwave Net Radiation Using Satellite-Derived Surface Shortwave Net Radiation

Abstract Surface longwave net radiation (LWNR) is a vital component in the surface radiation budget. Major progress has been made in the estimations of clear-sk...

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New advertising levy on TV channels urged to fund Irish content

and TG4 , “to be acceptable on competition and fairness grounds”. Those broadcasters could then apply to the BAI to use the funds generated by the levy to make ...

New levy on ‘opt-out’ television channels urged for funding of Irish content

The broadcasting regulator should place a levy on television channels that sell advertising in the Irish market and then use the sums raised to fund Irish conte...

Strategic Cooperation Between BlueFocus IFEC and Global Broadcasting Media Group Enriches Audiovisual Content for Passengers and Creates Channels for Cultural Export

GUANGZHOU, China, April 20, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- On April 20 [th] , BlueFocus IFEC Technology Co., Ltd ('BlueFocus IFEC') signed a strategic cooperation agreeme...

Strategic Cooperation Between BlueFocus IFEC and Global Broadcasting Media Group Enriches Audiovisual Content for Passengers and Creates Channels for Cultural Export

GUANGZHOU, China April 20, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- On April 20 th , BlueFocus IFEC Technology Co., Ltd ('BlueFocus IFEC') signed a strategic cooperation agreement ...

Women listed as inventors in third of global patent filings: UN

The UN on Thursday hailed a significant increase in women listed as inventors in global patent filings over the past decade, but warned a pronounced gender gap ...

Wellington school to completely drop NCEA in favour of Cambridge exams

A private girls' school says it's the first in Wellington to drop NCEA assessments altogether in favour of another system. Principal of Chilton Saint James Scho...

Nationwide raids round up illegal foreigners

Pol Maj Gen Surachet Hakpal, deputy commissioner of tourist police, oversees the interrogation of foreign suspects at a hotel in Bangkok, one of 118 locations r...

Arthur eager for Pakistan to resume full home cricket schedule

Nine years on from the armed attack on the Sri Lanka team bus in Lahore, Pakistan coach Mickey Arthur says he hopes "we're really close" to the world's leading ...

MIL-OSI USA: International Intellectual Property Day

Source: US International Trade Administration. This post contains external links. Please review our external linking policy. By Stevan Mitchell, Director, Offic...

LETTERS: Real radio treat

There is a treat in store this coming Easter weekend for fans of radio as it should be in the UK. Radio Caroline North once again team up with Manx Radio, using...

Radio station Northsound to switch off analogue service

Originally Northsound, like other local radio stations, broadcast on both FM and medium wave - but in the 1990s it started to provide distinct services on each ...

Retune your radio to receive BBC Radio Lancashire

BBC Radio Lancashire will no longer broadcast programmes on 1557 kHz medium wave from January 15. Listeners who live around Lancaster, Morecambe and Arnside, an...

Pioneer pirate radio ship is live on Friday

RADIO Caroline makes a triumphant return to the airwaves this week with the blessing of the authorities which once banned it. On Friday, the pirate music statio...

Legendary station Radio Caroline returns to the airwaves

A legendary pirate radio station is back - and you can listen to it right now. Legendary Radio Caroline, founded in 1964, has finally made its return. It broadc...

A Christian Awakening?

Last week at Wheaton College, an evangelical school in Illinois, evangelicals met to discuss the events of our time and the future of the church. The only thing...

Church and State Church of The Donald Never mind Fox. Trump’s most reliable media mouthpiece is now Christian TV. By Ruth Graham

HENDERSONVILLE, Tenn. The Music City campus of the Trinity Broadcasting Network is about a half-hour drive from Music City itself, in a placid Nashville suburb ...

Unholy Matrimony: Trump and the Televangelists

It's no secret that coastal American media despises current US President Donald Trump. What is less understood is how that loathing only appears to fan the flam...

Unholy Matrimony: Trump and the Televangelists

It's no secret that coastal American media despises current US President Donald Trump. What is less understood is how that loathing only appears to fan the flam...

Singer Princess Farida back with a new song

This was the second time Farida was touring the US. Her first time was in 2014, when she got an invitation from the popular American CBN (Christian Broadcasting...

All media houses adhere to the same laws, there are no sacre...

A few months ago, a local Christian radio station, Amazing Grace, aired a controversial sermon that attracted a flurry of condemnations, especially among women....

African press review 25 April 2018

Will today's strike by the South African Federation of Trade Unions (Saftu) bring the nation to a standstill? The Israeli government scraps plans to forcibly de...

Amazing Grace radio station loses licence

Rwanda Utilities Regulatory Authority (RURA) on Tuesday revoked the broadcasting licence of Amazing Grace Christian Radio. The revocation, according to RURA Spo...

Rwanda shuts radio station for airing hateful sermon against women

Rwanda Utilities Regulatory Authority on Tuesday announced the revocation of the broadcasting license of a local radio station after airing a sermon that was pe...

Rwanda revokes the licence for Christian radio accused of hate

Amazing Grace FM Head Office in Kigali. Rwanda's communication regulator has revoked the broadcasting licence of the Christian radio station for breaching broad...

Political Cornflakes: Forget Fox News. Christian TV is becoming the go-to Trump fawning network

FILE - In this Jan. 31, 2016, photo, former Republican presidential candidate and former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee speaks at Inspired Grounds Cafe in West Des...

Church and State

The Friday Cover is POLITICO Magazine's email of the week's best, delivered to your inbox every Friday morning. By signing up you agree to receive email newsle...

PRIEST QUESTIONS FIJI’S NEW CHRISTIAN TV STATION

. SUVA, Fiji Islands (January 31, 2002 – Radio Australia)---Fiji’s first 24-hour Christian television station has begun broadcasting, amid concerns over the typ...

'Make America Christian Again': How religious nationalism explains the rise of Donald Trump

Christian nationalism has played a central role in the popular rise of Donald Trump and will continue to do so, according to a new report by three US sociologis...

Christian TV producers Mark Burnett, Roma Downey look to God as son Cameron struggles with unknown health condition

. Current: Christian TV producers Mark Burnett, Roma Downey look to God as son Cameron struggles with unknown health condition. Christian TV producers Mark Bu...

Comedian Tom Papa returning to CityStage

With more than 20 years as a stand-up comedian, Papa is one of the top comedic voices in the country finding success in film, television, radio and podcasts, as...

Stuart Matchett, played a pivotal role in public broadcasting

Chances are if you were a young person listening to ABC youth radio from the mid-1970s onwards a few distinctive voices would have stood out. And from the 1980s...

Stuart Matchett, played a pivotal role in public broadcasting

Chances are if you were a young person listening to ABC youth radio from the mid-1970s onwards a few distinctive voices would have stood out. And from the 1980s...

Stuart Matchett, played a pivotal role in public broadcasting

Chances are if you were a young person listening to ABC youth radio from the mid-1970s onwards a few distinctive voices would have stood out. And from the 1980s...

Southington police upgrade from analog to digital radios

SOUTHINGTON — A recent switch from analog to digital radio communications is the final piece of a $2 million upgrade designed to give the police department bett...

StarTimes Ghana Presents Real LED TV, 20 Deco...

StarTimes Ghana have presented a jumbo Real LED TV and 20 decoders to the Sports Writers Association of Ghana [SWAG] as their contribution in sponsoring the 43r...

More Ghanaians Prefer Flat Screen TV Now

A Satellite Monitor Study has revealed that more Ghanaians have switched to the usage of flat screen digital television sets from the old analogue type 'hunchba...

Airtel Digital TV numbers up

BENGALURU: Indian telecom player Bharti Airtel Ltd (Airtel) reported 9.5 per cent and 10.7 per cent growth in operating revenue for its Airtel Digital TV Servic...

SES expands its reach in Ghana to four million TV homes

Despite Ghana’s slow transition from analogue to digital terrestrial, satellite operator, SES, has succeeded in breaking the digitization market by reaching fou...

Regime rescues digital TV firms

The National Council for Peace and Order (NCPO) will allow digital TV operators to transfer their licences to other private companies as part of measures to res...

Samsung Q1 Profit Rises; Warns Of Lower Mobile Earnings

(RTTNews) - Samsung Electronics Co Ltd (SMSN.L, SSNNF.OB, SSNLF.OB) reported a profit for the first-quarter that increased about 55 percent from last year. Tota...

Huawei’s P20 Pro and MediaPad M5 launched

HUAWEI Consumer Business Group launched in Saudi Arabia its new phone “Huawei P20 Pro”, the first smartphone with a triple-lens camera co-engineered with Leica,...

Samsung Q1 Profit Rises; Warns Of Lower Mobile Earnings

SEOUL (dpa-AFX) - Samsung Electronics Co Ltd (SMSN.L, SSNNF.OB, SSNLF.OB) reported a profit for the first-quarter that increased about 55 percent from last year...

Open vs. Proprietary 5G Fronthaul Interface: SK Telecom Case

The "Open vs. Proprietary 5G Fronthaul Interface: SK Telecom Case" report has been added to ResearchAndMarkets.com's offering. SK Telecom announced on December ...

Open vs. Proprietary 5G Fronthaul Interface: SK Telecom Case

report has been added to ResearchAndMarkets.com's offering. "Open vs. Proprietary 5G Fronthaul Interface: SK Telecom Case" SK Telecom announced on December 15 l...

Danish Court Sentences Inventor To Life For Woman's Murder In 'Submarine Case'

15 hrs ago Read more: New Hampshire Public Radio - The submarine UC3 Nautilus of Danish inventor Peter Madsen sits in Copenhagen, Denmark. A court has sentenced...

Ex-Minneapolis cop intends to plead not guilty in killing

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) A former Minneapolis police officer who shot and killed an Australian woman after she called 911 to report a possible assault intends to plead ...

Richard Howard/Getty Images via CNN

NEW YORK (CNNMoney) - Rejoice Car Talk fans. Click and Clack are going to the Automotive Hall of Fame. Tom and Ray Magliozzi, the wisecracking mechanic brothers...

Richard Howard/Getty Images via CNN

NEW YORK (CNNMoney) - Rejoice Car Talk fans. Click and Clack are going to the Automotive Hall of Fame. Tom and Ray Magliozzi, the wisecracking mechanic brothers...

Richard Howard/Getty Images via CNN

NEW YORK (CNNMoney) - Rejoice Car Talk fans. Click and Clack are going to the Automotive Hall of Fame. Tom and Ray Magliozzi, the wisecracking mechanic brothers...

Seniors Set Unofficial World Record

ELMHURST, IL —As Elmhurst College seniors getting ready to graduate in May, Jennifer Anthony and Emma Kaminski wanted to do something big to commemorate their t...

UMaine’s college radio station has been off-air for over a month

Regular broadcast listeners of WMEB 91.9 FM, the student-run radio station at the University of Maine, haven’t heard much of the station’s freeform variety of p...

Cal Poly’s KCPR named one of the best college radio stations in the nation

KCPR, which was founded in 1968, is entirely student-run. This year, around 75 students are involved as DJs, in marketing and PR and other responsibilities, acc...

Cal Poly’s KCPR named one of the best college radio stations in the country

KCPR, which was founded in 1968, is entirely student-run. This year, around 75 students are involved as DJs, in marketing and PR and other responsibilities, acc...

A Dartmouth football coach punched out a press box window at Harvard Stadium and got ejected

Bill Belichick isn’t the only one who takes special teams seriously. An assistant coach for the Dartmouth football team reportedly punched out a press box windo...

All-star DJs back in the groove with bid to rule airwaves again

In an unassuming business park in Berkshire, a band of broadcasting brothers are gathering. Dozens of exiles from Radio 1, Radio Luxembourg and Radio Caroline, ...

All-star DJs back in the groove with bid to rule airwaves again

In an unassuming business park in Berkshire, a band of broadcasting brothers are gathering. Dozens of exiles from Radio 1, Radio Luxembourg and Radio Caroline, ...

Feds shut down pirate radio station 'Big City' in Roxbury

Calling itself "Big City," a pirate radio station was shut down Monday after authorities warned the operators numerous times it was operating illegally and inte...

Summer of Love not embraced by a government hell-bent on switching off pirate radio

It is 1967 and the Summer of Love is in full swing and the Government had been hatching plans to close down the pirate radio stations. The stations were worried...

Summer of Love not embraced by a government hell-bent on switching off pirate radio

It is 1967 and the Summer of Love is in full swing and the Government had been hatching plans to close down the pirate radio stations. The stations were worried...