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Disney owned YouTube MCN Maker Studios signs up Indian channels: AIB, Kanan Gill, others

Maker Studios, the multi channel network (MCN) that Disney bought earlier this year, has signed up Indian YouTube channels for its network, MediaNama has learned from multiple industry sources. Channels signed up, according to our sources, include those run by All India Bakchod and Kanan Gill, which are managed by Chernin Media backed Only Much…

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Mobile VAS Fraud is back

If consumer complaints about unconfirmed activation of mobile value added services in India, it would appear that things are back to their fraudulent worst. Data released by the Telecom Regulatory Authority of India indicates that complaints about activation without user consent have increased to a level much beyond what they were before TRAI instituted a…

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It looks like India’s going to get a web filter

Objectionable content is objectionable. China blocks it, and it looks like India will soon set up a web filter too. On September 5th 2014, 23 individuals, including Telecom minister Ravi Shankar Prasad, CERT-IN head Gulshan Rai, government officials from DoT, Deity, CBI, as well as representatives of industry bodies like IAMAI, FICCI, ASSOCHAM, CII met…

NDTV.com blocked in India

Update: Our ISPs do us proud with their transparency (not). Still no word from Airtel on the issue. Still trying to get a statement/explanation from them on what happened. — Kawaljit Singh Bedi (@kawaljit) November 8, 2014 Update: This kind of an error page has appeared before. See this. Update: http://ndtv.com on Airtel and MTNL…

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We will provide 100mbps broadband in every home – Chandrababu Naidu, CM, Andhra Pradesh

At the World Economic Forum yesterday, Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister Chandrababu Naidu, appeared to make a pitch for fiber to home over wireless broadband, saying that while the central governments (both past and present) have been looking to connect panchayats (village governance council) with broadband connectivity, it won’t help. “Every house minimum 100 mbps we…

When people leave…

The Indian Internet and Mobile space is set to explode: there’s a great deal of money (Flipkart – $1billion, Amazon – $2 billion, Hike – $65 million, 99Acres -$120 million, Olacabs – $216 million, and more) that has been committed, and a great deal more that appears to be on its way. At the same…