Daily Archive: April 18, 2011

Apr 18

“Mownaththin Punnahai” (A Silent Smile) – Desperate, Helpless Voices of Women from the Eastern Province, Sri Lanka

Tweet The Sri Lanka Development Journalist Forum (SDJF) has concluded its most exclusive   radio initiative titled “Mownaththin Punnahai” (A silent smile). The theme is based on gender, which is designed into an innovative concept broadcast over the “Pirai FM” radio channel, located in Akkaraipattru. The programme had gained immense listeners appreciation according to feedbacks. “Pirai …

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Apr 18

Guidelines being drafted for TV shows

Tweet The Kapisanan ng mga Brodkaster ng Pilipinas (KBP), together with television network representatives, and upon the initiative of the Philippine Association of National Advertisers (PANA), recently started a series of consultations aimed at aligning their respective rules, regulations, ethical standards, operational policies and practices as they apply to promoting, portraying and protecting the rights …

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Apr 18

Publishers eyeing connected TVs should accept same VOD levies as broadcasters

Tweet If publishers want to make their mark on the connected TV space, they must adhere to the same regulations as broadcasters. The fallout over whether the video-on-demand (VOD) services of publishers and magazines should fall within the remit of VOD co-regulator ATVOD (the Association of TV On-Demand) has left tempers running high. Click here …

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Apr 18

MTRCB to create guidelines on portrayal of children on TV

Tweet The Movie and Television Review and Classification Board (MTRCB) is set on securing the welfare of children appearing on TV, in view of the issues involving a “macho-dancing” six-year-old boy and a recently pulled-out McDonald’s advertisement featuring kids. The board’s chairperson, Grace Poe-Llamanzares, said that an “agreement on children” will be created to set …

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Apr 18

I&B Ministry fixes Mar 31, 2012 last date for digitisation

Tweet The Information and Broadcasting Ministry has fixed March 31 next year as the sunset date for digitisation of all cable systems in the four metropolitan cities of Mumbai, Kolkata, Delhi and Chennai. While the phase-I, which includes the four metros, would be completed by next year, the phase-II will cover cities with a population …

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