Daily Archive: October 17, 2011

Oct 17

Local programs no longer need quotas to survive

Tweet THERE are plenty of nervous people in the production industry. They are worried the federal government’s independent convergence review might recommend reducing or removing local content quotas enforced on Australia’s big media owners. The quotas apply to programming and advertising and were introduced as part of the Broadcasting Services Act in 1992. Back then, …

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Oct 17

DTH, IPL must now pay entertainment tax in TN

Tweet Direct to home (DTH) satellite television services and local Indian Premier League (IPL) matches are now subject to entertainment tax in the state of Tamil Nadu after changes announced last month. Read more: DTH, IPL must now pay entertainment tax in TN | News | Rapid TV News http://www.rapidtvnews.com/index.php/rtvn-india/news/dth-ipl-must-now-pay-entertainment-tax-in-tn.html#ixzz1b0d2XVcF

Oct 17

Mobile video to take up 60% of all mobile traffic by 2016

Tweet A new report by analyst Visiongain has calculated that more than three-fifths of mobile traffic will be accounted for by TV and video applications in the next five years. The “Mobile Video & TV on Smartphones: Market Drivers and Challenges Report 2011-2016” also predicts that the market will increase at a CAGR of 28% …

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Oct 17

McDonald’s goes for knockout with Ten

Tweet Network Ten and McDonald’s have joined together to create the broadcaster’s first prime-time advertiser-funded television program with the revival of 1980s game show It’s a Knockout. The show will air over the summer and is to be hosted by comedian HG Nelson, Network Ten sports personality Brad McEwan and former Hi-5 member and Southern …

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Oct 17

India’s Reliance Broadcast plans new HD channel

Tweet India’s Reliance Broadcast expects to launch a new high definition channel this quarter, a senior official said today, The Economic Timesreports. The Anil Dhirubhai Ambani Group firm runs its radio business under BIG FM and has launched three English entertainment channels under its joint venture with a division of CBS Corp. Click here for …

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