Prasar Bharati cautions against 526-617 Mhz spectrum auction for 5G services

Prasar Bharati ‘NewsOnAir’ app popular beyond India

India’s national broadcaster Prasar Bharati’s mobile application, ‘NewsOnAir’, accounted for the highest digital audience in France apart from India, and followed by the USA, Australia, United Kingdom, Fiji, Canada, UAE, New Zealand, Singapore, and Saudi Arabia.

Apart from being a wi...


AIR pushes for digital radio as 2.5 mn cars have DRM receivers

India is stepping on the gas pedal where digital radio is concerned with pubcaster All India Radio taking the lead and approximately 2.5 million cars fitted with DRM (digital radio mondiale) receivers, a fact that not many car users are unaware of.

Though DRM as a tech is not new, ea...

Prasar Bharati’s `NewsOnAir’ app shows strong growth

Prasar Bharati’s `NewsOn Air’ app shows strong growth

The official Prasar Bharati app ‘NewsOnAir’ saw 2.5 million users joining the platform in 2020. At present, the platform has over 300 million views with live radio streaming being the most popular feature, with more than 200 streams, according to a top government official.

While maki...

Indian radio segment’s revenues fell 54% in 2020

Indian radio segment’s revenues fell 54% in 2020

Indian radio segment revenues fell 54% in 2020 to INR 14.3 billion, while ad volumes fell 27% and skewed towards non-metros, while rates fell over 37% on an average, according to the Ficci-E&Y Indian media and entertainment report.

As live event revenues faltered due to the pande...