12 August 2017 | Volume 70 - Issue No: 26   Facebook Twitter YouTube YouTube
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Television | TV Channels
Zeel channels continue to lead, Star Vijay makes maiden entry
Zee Entertainment Enterprises Limited (Zeel) flagship Hindi GEC Zee TV, last week, led Hindi GECs' in Broadcast Audience Research Council of India (BARC) list of top 10 channels across genre list.
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Cable TV | MSO
Siti Networks' operating profit more than doubles in first quarter
The Subhash Chandra led Essel group's television cable network company Siti Networks Limited (Siti) reported EBIDTA including other income or operating profit of Rs 1,071.65 million (28.9 percent of Total Income) for the quarter ended 30 June 2017 (Q1-18, current quarter).
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Regulators | High Court
TV content: Madras HC seeks Centre's clarification on regulatory mechanism
Joining issues with a petition presently being heard by the Supreme Court on a similar matter, the Madras High Court yesterday directed the federal government to clarify on the existing regulatory setup governing contents aired by television channels in India.
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Television | TV Channels
Nickelodeon emerges leader in top kids genre: Chrome
'Kids - All-India' was the most benefitted genre with 1.10 per cent wherein Nickelodeon topped the chart with 87.9 per cent opportunity to see (OTS) in week 31, Chrome Data Analytics & Media reported.
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Regulators | TRAI
TRAI starts process of STBs' interoperability, issues consultation paper
Realising that lack of technical interoperability of set-top boxes creates problems for consumers wanting to switch over to another service provider, the Telecom Regulatory Authority of India today issued a consultation note on the solution architecture for technically interoperable STBs after receiving 28 comments to a pre-consultation paper issued on 4 April 2016.
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MAM | Marketing
HUL, PKL, Paytm, Indian Accent & Oppo among Marquees award-winners
Minster of textile, information & broadcasting Smriti Irani, addressing a gathering of media, advertising and marketing industry stalwarts, said: "All I implore today to the industry stalwarts is that we now, in a systemic fashion, build a platform that takes care of those who need help, specially from the creative faction of the industry.
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MAM | Media and Advertising
Awarded adman Prasoon Joshi is new CBFC chief, Pahlaj Nihalani exits
Renowned lyricist and senior adman Prasoon Joshi has been appointed chairman of the Central Board of Film Certification with immediate effect.
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Television | TV Channels
Zee Cafe leads with 2X ratings & Sony dethrones Movies Now
Zee Cafe has almost doubled its impressions (623) as compared to last week's (330), whereas Star World climbed two slots and reached the third position.
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- 'Despite high cell phone use, people's interest in TV intact'
- Non-interoperability of data platforms a concern: Trai chief RS Sharma
  Source: ET
- Hathway Q1FY18: Average data consumption at 78GB per subscription
  Source: Medianama
- Trai develops interoperable set-top boxes, invites stakeholder comments
  Source: Live Mint
- TRAI to curb spam messages on investment advice from unauthorized people
  Source: Gizbot
- IMG discusses various options for stressed telecom sector
  Source: BS
- MyJio becomes second Indian app to cross 100 million download mark
  Source: BT
- Bharti Airtel CEO Sells Stake In Firm To Bharti Telecom
  Source: Business World
- TRAI defends data privacy paper; says consumer interest vital
  Source: ET Telecom
- EU Commissioner calls for summit over major egg contamination scare
  Source: TOI
- After ISRO launches its satellite successfully, Chile looks to work with IIT
  Source: FE
- Sky faces paying extra £1.8bn for Premier League broadcast rights
- HBO offered hackers $250,000 'bug bounty', leaked email claims
Source: The Guardian
- Mic Taps Viacom Exec Sarah Iooss as EVP of Revenue
- Facebook Acquires Startup That Specializes in Adding and Removing Objects From Videos
Source: Variety
- FCC adds 2 weeks to comment period for the proposal to eliminate net neutrality rules
- Uber board 'disappointed' by Benchmark's lawsuit against former CEO

Source: TC

- Amazon Inks Deal With 'Walking Dead' Creator Robert Kirkman
- CNN Fires Trump Defender Lord
Source: Broadcasting Cable
- Seeso postmortem: Stop treating OTT like linear TV, analyst says
- Discovery's Group Nine Media making 24 shows for Facebook's Watch platform
  Source: Fierce Cable
- DirecTV Now Adds Reelz To Channel Lineup
- NeuLion Extends OTT Deal With National Collegiate Hockey Conference
  Source: Multichannel
- ARD and ZDF reclaim Olympics from Discovery
  Source: Broadband TV News
- Wrapping Up the TCA Presentations by CBS, NBC, Showtime and The CW
  Source: TV Week
Movies | Hindi
Toilet: Ek Prem Katha ... Part fun, part sermon
With little choice of genres left for films after themes like family social, horror and mythology were taken away by TV channels, filmmakers have to find variations in what they are left with: romance, action and comedy.
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Movies | Hollywood
Special screening of Maharaja Duleep Hollywood biopic at Cannes
Even though no Indian feature film has been selected for the 70th Festival de Cannes this year, an award-winning historic film biopic on the poignant life story of the last King of Punjab - Maharajah Duleep Singh.
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One on One discussion wih Vishal Maheshwari
Television | TV Channels
Asianet news continues to top charts
MAM | Media and Advertising
Awarded adman Prasoon Joshi is new CBFC chief, Pahlaj Nihalani exits
Regulators | TRAI
TRAI starts process of STBs' interoperability, issues consultation paper
Television | TV Channels
Zee Cafe leads with 2X ratings & Sony dethrones Movies Now
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