starplusThe leader in the GEC urban market in BARC week 38 Zee TV has slipped to the third position and Star Plus regained the numero uno position.

Star Plus jumped two slots to the third position in the GEC urban plus rural market, whereas Star Bharat slipped a slot to the fourth position. A majority of channels in week 39 almost retained their respective positions as in week 38.

tactvMany subscribers of state-owned Arasu Cable TV Corporation in the district are complaining of cable operators charging them as much as Rs 700 for installing the free set-top boxes (STBs) issued by the corporation. The operators are threatening to disconnect the service if they don't pay up, the subscribers told TOI.

Authorities had announced that the boxes will be installed from September 1, when digital broadcasting system was launched. "The cable operator in the area asked us to pay Rs 700 for installing the STBs of Arasu TV. He said that if we do not pay by the first week of October, he will disconnect the service," K Parvathi, a resident of Parappalayam, said.

britasiatvBritAsia TV, a platform leader for British Asian music, entertainment and politics, has secured exclusive rights to show the Hero Indian Super League (ISL) in a multi-year deal on free-to-air UK television. The deal was brokered by the Birmingham-based sports agency Sporting Group International.

BritAsia TV will shortly be introducing itself on both the Amazon Prime, Smart TV and Apple TV platforms via online streaming service Yupp TV, making its potential reach enormous and accessible to all.

ddregionalIndian pubcaster Doordarshan, which claims to be one of the largest television network in the world in terms of reach, appears all set to take on a new look --- is searching for a new logo, has auctioned prime time slots on DD National channel, is moving forward on acquiring newer technology, among other things.

But even as the pubcaster marks its 59th birthday on 15 September 2017, will all such moves get it out of the morass it has got itself into, and clear the dust and rust that has settled on umpteen reports making suggestions for improvement, including the Sam Pitroda report that was presented early in 2014?

zeetvSubhash Chandra-led ZEEL is all set to unveil a new look of its Hindi general entertainment channel Zee TV, from 15 October.

Sources close to the development confirmed to that, on 15 October, the network will present Zee TV in the new avatar with a new orange logo and tag line -- ‘Aaj Lihkenge Kal.’


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