14 December 2017 | Volume 70 - Issue No: 21   Facebook Twitter YouTube YouTube
Satellites | Satellites Operators
Govt assures ease in licensing norms to TV channels, satellite operators
The Ministry of Communications (MoC) yesterday, while allaying concerns of the broadcast and satcom industries, assured that the government would further ease norms for doing business in India and that processes were underway for implementation soon to do away with multiple permissions for communications frequencies.
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Television | TV Channels
PEN to launch Hindi music channel Dream TV
Despite the glut of pure-play Hindi music channels on television today, Popular Entertainment Network (PEN) is adding one more to the fray. The new channel, called Dream TV, will provide 24-hour programming.
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Television | TV Channels
RTL Group restructures top management
There's change at the top at RTL Group-which owns Fremantle Media and operates a clutch of 61 TV channels-including RTL CBS and RTL CBS Extreme-and 30 radio stations in Europe. At his own behest, Guillaume de Posch will step down as co-CEO of RTL Group, effective 1 January 2018.
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Television | TV Channels
Disney expected to announce 21 CF buyout tomorrow: media reports
The Mouse House is closing in on the Fox. Media reports have emerged that Disney's bid to acquire the Murdoch-owned 21st Century Fox (21 CF Fox) group's entertainment assets is near closure.
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- Shares of DTH operators in focus; Dish TV, Hathway Cable up over 3%
- Telecom stocks advance
- Google Alert on Amazon: Trai, CCI need to adopt internet regulation 3.0
  Source: BS
- Live streaming TV is going to destroy cable, not save it
- Now you can cut the cord without losing live TV or your DVR
  Source: BGR
- TRAI to Release In-Flight Connectivity Recommendations by Month-End
- Indian Telecom Subscriber Base Dips to 120 Crores in October: TRAI
  Source: Gadgets NDTV
- Netflix eyes tie-ups with cable TV operators to expand reach
  Source: ET
- Bharti Airtel sells 20% stake in DTH arm to Warburg Pincus
  Source: Medianama
- How To Recharge Mobile, DTH Connection Via SBI
  Source: NDTV
- I&B ministry asks Assamese channel to go off air for 3 days, Gujarati channel for a day
  Source: First Post
- Two channels sent off air for programme code breach
  Source: TOI
- TRAI to issue rules for Wi-Fi services on flights by the end of December
  Source: Business Today
- Satellite tech to make broadband more affordable, says Manoj Sinha
  Source: Financial Express
- Althea Efunshile joins Channel 4 board after government U-turn
  Source: The Guardian
- YouTube Star Andrea Russett Signs TV, Film Development Deal With Fullscreen
- Redbox Launches Digital Movie and TV Service, Without Disney Titles
  Source: Variety
- Google Assistant is coming to older Android phones and tablets
- Samsung refreshes its Notebook 9 laptop line
  Source: TC
- Live Commercial for 'Showman' Film Planned for 'Christmas Story'
- Fusion Gets Extra Distribution in New York, Los Angeles Markets
  Source: Broadcasting Cable
- Residential internet penetration has grown only 1% since 2012, LRG says
- Cord cutting slows in Q3, TiVo study finds
  Source: Fierce Cable
- AT&T Lofts 'AirGig' Trial in Georgia
- Cox Crosses Whole-Home WiFi Milestone
  Source: Multichannel
- Bert Habets to head RTL Group
- T-Mobile acquires disruptive start-up Layer3 TV
  Source: Broadband Tv News
- OTT Revenues 'to Reach $120 Billion by 2020'
  Source: Tv Technology
- New Streaming Media Blog Coming in 2018

Source: Streaming Media

- Channel 5 to launch premium My5 replacement

Source: Tvb Europe

Movies | Hindi
Golmaal Again: Entertaining suspense thriller
The most successful franchise in Hindi films, Golmaal, strikes again. And, aptly, the title is Golmaal Again. The main faces of the franchise -- Ajay Devgn, Arshad Warsi, Tusshar Kapoor, ShreyasTalpade and Kunal Khemu are very much there so are the other regulars, Sanjay Mishra, Mukesh Tiwari, Johny Lever, Murli Sharma and Vrajesh Hirjee..
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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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IDOS 2017 Opening Remarks
iWorld | OTT
Indians binge watch Netflix faster than global average
Television | TV Channels
World television premiere of Maragadha Naanayam on Zee Tamil
iWorld | Social Media
Semi-urban connect helps FilterCopy attain top slot on Facebook
Regulators | TRAI
Jio continues leading broadband subs addition while wireline internet loses subs in Oct
DTH | DTH Operator
Airtel TV valuation at $1.75 bn as Warburg Pincus picks up 20% stake
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