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Comcast to buy Time Warner Cable for $45 billion: report

Feb 13, 2014 at 12:00 | Source: NDTV Profit

New York: Comcast has agreed to buy Time Warner Cable for $45.2 billion in stock, or $158.82 per share, in a deal that would combine the top two cable TV companies in the nation. That's according to a person familiar with the matter who spoke...

2016 will be the year of bandwidth: BBNL CEO

Feb 01, 2014 at 05:02 | Source: Economic Times

By Muntazir Abbas As the Indian Internet-base is grappling with an average of 1.4Mbps speed, Bharat Broadband Network CEO and USOF administrator N Ravi Shakar feels that India's bandwidth issues would be tackled in tandem with national fibre network...

Asianet cable digitisation

Jan 30, 2014 at 21:02 | Source: The Hindu BusinessLine

Asianet Satellite Communications has achieved total digitisation of cable service connections in Pathanamthitta district in Kerala. Binu George, Executive Vice-President, Asianet Cable Services, said that the company uses digital set top boxes manuf...

Adopt DTH as DD’s primary mode of transmission: Panel

Jan 26, 2014 at 14:52 | Source: The Hindu BusinessLine

An expert panel has recommended making direct-to-home (DTH) signals the primary mode of transmitting content for Doordarshan and to discontinue the terrestrial analog transmission. The Prasar Bharati Expert Committee, headed by technocrat Sam Pitrod...

Adopt DTH as DD's primary mode of telecasting content: Panel

Jan 26, 2014 at 14:52 | Source: Economic Times

NEW DELHI: An expert panel has recommended making direct-to-home (DTH) signals the primary mode of transmitting content for Doordarshan and to discontinue terrestrial analog transmission. The Prasar Bharati Expert Committee, headed by technocrat Sam ...

Mohamed El-Erian resigns as Pimco CEO, to stay on at Allianz

Jan 22, 2014 at 11:24 | Source: FirstPost

Mohamed El-Erian, heir apparent to Pimco co-founder Bill Gross, will step down as chief executive and co-chief investment officer, raising questions about the future course of Pacific Investment Management Co, the world's largest bond fund manager.Ne...

Dow Jones CEO Lex Fenwick's abrupt exit throws future into doubt

Jan 22, 2014 at 09:36 | Source: FirstPost

News Corp said Lex Fenwick was leaving as chief executive of Dow Jones, less than two years after taking the helm, an abrupt departure that calls into question the future of its news wires and other products aimed at financial institutions.Rupert Mur...

Ortel Communications&#39; IPO on the back burner; New Silk Route may exit via <b>...</b>

Jan 20, 2014 at 18:00 | Source: VC Circle

The PE firm had planned to mark its maiden liquidity event in the country through the IPO. Ortel Communications, a regional cable television and broadband service provider, has put its initial public offer (IPO) plans on the back burner which was als...

Fresh attempt to boost domestic manufacturing of electronics may not attract hi-tech factories

Jan 19, 2014 at 13:52 | Source: Economic Times

A TV set top box (STB) made in India is dearer by about the cost of a small Domino's margherita pizza compared to an imported box from China. In a market that is fast shifting from cable TV to direct-tohome satellite TV, the number of STBs needed is ...

India's only 4G licence holder Reliance Jio to offer voice services

Jan 18, 2014 at 12:17 | Source: FirstPost

Mumbai: The voice-dominated domestic telecom space is set to liven up further with corporate giant Reliance Industries, the only national licence holder for 4G spectrum, saying it will be offering not just high speed data but voice services as well.&...

The new guidelines for TV ratings are whimsical, slipshod and hasty

Jan 16, 2014 at 14:11 | Source: FirstPost

Editor's note: This post has been written by a veteran media professional with over 20 active years in the media and with measurement of media. He chooses not to identify himself and we respect his decision.The Mandarins of Shastri Bhavan are back w...

Analyst shunned after knocking Apple, Amazon for ethics

Jan 16, 2014 at 02:47 | Source: Market Watch

It’s never a good idea to go on CNBC and point out even just a few tiny flaws in our wonderful capitalist system. Equity research analyst Ronnie Moas tried this last week, and here’s happened: The show’s host insinuated he was having a nervous...

Charter Communications offers $61 bn to buy Time Warner Cable

Jan 14, 2014 at 19:37 | Source: DomainB

Charter Communications, (2012 revenues: $7.2 billion), yesterday said it had offered to buy Time Warner Cable (2012 revenues: $10.9 billion) for about $61 billion, in a move aimed at a merger of the No 4 and No 2 cable companies respectively in the ...

Charter bids $60bn for Time Warner Cable

Jan 14, 2014 at 08:17 | Source: BBC

US cable TV operator Charter Communications has said it is offering more than $60bn (£37bn) to buy Time Warner Cable, its larger rival. Charter said it was offering $132.50 a share, with $83 of that in cash and the rest in its own stock. It added th...

Is niche internet television broadcasting the future?

Jan 14, 2014 at 08:17 | Source: BBC

December in Mallorca is a relatively quiet time. While the sun still glitters on the deep blue waters of Palma harbour, the tourists who throng the island's resorts in summer are nowhere to be seen. Yet the marina here is still busy, its piers t...

Loss of jobless aid leaves many with bleak options

Jan 13, 2014 at 04:42 | Source: Economic Times

WASHINGTON: A cutoff of benefits for the long-term unemployed has left more than 1.3 million Americans with a stressful decision about what to do next. Without their unemployment checks, many will abandon what had been a futile search and will no lo...

Videocon plans new set-top box plant with 1 mn annual capacity

Jan 13, 2014 at 04:42 | Source: Economic Times

NEW DELHI: Videocon Industries will set up a new set-top box manufacturing unit with an annual capacity of one million by the end of this year. "We will set up another plant that will have a production capacity of 1 million units annually by end of ...

Volatile rupee, upcoming polls may slow down Cisco's expansion plan this year

Jan 11, 2014 at 12:57 | Source: Economic Times

NEW DELHI: Cisco is betting on India's telecommunications, media, banking and financial services segments to continue driving its revenue growth, but repeating the 37% expansion reported in the last fiscal year will be difficult for the US-based netw...

Guidelines approved for regulating TV rating agencies

Jan 09, 2014 at 23:52 | Source: The Hindu BusinessLine

The Cabinet on Thursday gave its approval to a comprehensive framework that will regulate TV rating agencies in the country. The move is expected to bring in transparency in the measurement of television ratings that determine the number of eyeballs...

Aditya Joshi is world No.1 junior shuttler

Jan 06, 2014 at 17:42 | Source: The Hindu BusinessLine

Young shuttler Aditya Joshi from Madhya Pradesh has become the first male junior badminton player from India to be ranked top in the world.Aditya, 17, a resident of Dhar town, recently got the number one slot in the January rankings of the World Bad...

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