17 August 2017 | Volume 70 - Issue No: 29   Facebook Twitter YouTube YouTube
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iWorld | VOD
Kumar Mangalam Birla charges into content creation, hires TV vet Sameer Nair
Sameer "Sam" Nair has made it a habit to go where many a man has gone before and failed. The only difference: he has made what he has been charged with a success.
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Cable TV | MSO
Arasu seeks more time to go digital as it waits for STBs
Even as the deadline for it to go digital concludes tomorrow, the Tamil Nadu Arasu Cable TV Corporation has sought more time from the Information and Broadcasting Ministry. The Ministry had given the state-owned multi-system operator three months to switch off analogue and later extended this till 17 August 2017.
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Television | TV Channels
Republic TV & Pushkar's kin restrained, hearing on 21 Sept
The Delhi High Court has asked Republic TV and the kin of late Sunanda Pushkar not to indulge in "name calling" in connection with her death case but said there could be a possibility of some posturing from both sides.
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Television | TV Channels
BCCC directs 'Pehredaar Piya Ki' to late night slot with disclaimers
The Broadcasting Content Complaints Council (BCCC), a self-regulatory body under the Indian Broadcasting Foundation umbrella, has asked Sony Pictures Network India to move its fictional serial Pehredaar Piya Ki, aired on one of its channels, to the 10 pm slot and simultaneously run a scroll that it doesn't promote child marriage.
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iWorld | VOD
Voot originals' strategy of disruptive shows unfolds with 'Yo Ke Hua Bro' from 18 Aug
Voot's "Yo Ke Hua Bro," the 5-part comedy web-series starring Aparshakti Khuranna, Gaurav Pande, and Shamita Shetty is set to go live on 18 August 2017.
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Television | TV Channels
DD logo design submission deadline extended
The deadline for submission of logo design for India's pubcaster Doordarshan has been extended by a week to 20 August 2017, the Prasar Bharati CEO Shashi Shekhar Vempati said yesterday.
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Television | TV Channels
Boxing Federation of India set to extend pro-league bid submission date (updated)
The BFI has announced the extended date of submitting the bid documents as 11 September 2017. The tender documents are available on its website. Previously the last date for submitting the bid documents was 16 August. The BFI is looking at licensing the league for 10 years.
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iWorld | VOD
Amazon Prime to stream Padmavati & 'Lipstick Under My Burkha'
Sanjay Leela Bhansali's upcoming movie Padmavati & Prakash Jha's already-released Lipstick Under My Burkha will be exclusively streamed on Amazon Prime.
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- Trai wants industry body of cloud service providers
- Reliance Jio pips rivals in race to sign up active users
  Source: ET
- BSNL writes to government for extending the validity of cellular license
  Source: First Post
- Israel says will revoke press credentials of Al Jazeera reporter
  Source: TOI
- Smriti Irani Ejects Venkaiah Naidu's Nominees, Upends Film Festival Screening Process
  Source: The Wire
- BCCC takes action against Pehredaar Piya Ki, asks Sony TV to change its time slot
  Source: India Today
- Apple Said to Plan $1 Billion Investment in TV Shows and Films
  Source: Bloomberg Quint
- With Satellites Built In A Shed, This Physicist Brought India Into The Space Age
  Source: NDTV
- International Hockey Federation-Star Sports contract set for demise
  Source: New Indian Express
- Youth movements across India must come together, says Jignesh Mevani
  Source: Live Mint
- BBC accuses Channel 4 of 'cynical move' in Bake Off scheduling clash
- Sarah Champion resigns as shadow equalities minister
Source: The Guardian
- Media Titans Look to Engage Consumers Directly With Bold New Strategies
- YouTube Hires Fox Broadcasting's Angela Courtin, WGN America's Jon Wax for Originals Team
Source: Variety
- Google acquires AIMatter, maker of the Fabby computer vision app
- Amazon's private label business is booming thanks to device sales, expanded fashion lines

Source: TC

- Dish Doles Out Digital Antennas as Retrans Battle Looms
- Mitsubishi Exclusive Sponsor of ABC News Eclipse Coverage
Source: Broadcasting Cable
- AT&T liable for $4B in deceptive DirecTV ad suit, FTC says
- Discovery signs sports streaming deal with Amazon Prime in Germany and Austria
  Source: FierceCable
- FCC Net Neutrality Comments Top 20 Million
- ESPN Adds 'MultiCast' to its Apple TV App
  Source: Multichannel
- Pay-TV milestone for Montenegro
- Digi Slovakia revamps sports HD offer
  Source: Broadband TV News
Movies | Hindi
Toilet -- Ek Prem Katha may spring a surprise
Unlikely as it may seem, Akshay Kumar's Toilet Ek Prem Katha may be on its way to spring a surprise at the box office. In fact, the process started from day two after its release as the film's collections took huge jump on Saturday followed by another leap on Sunday.
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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
Rajkummar wins award for Trapped, 'Shab' Australian premiere on 18 Aug
Television | TV Channels
Movies Now & DD Sports top respective genres: Chrome
DTH | DTH Services
Television viewership stable despite VoDs, says DISH TV exec
Television | TV Channels
Bhojpuri GEC Dishum launched, targets 65 mln C&S homes
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