18 December 2017 | Volume 70 - Issue No: 24   Facebook Twitter YouTube YouTube
DTH | DTH Services
A tale of two giant mergers and their India fallout
Two deals shook the world of media and entertainment last week: Disney-21st Century Fox and Dish TV-Videocon d2h. One was all about content and affects the world of media and entertainment globally including India.
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Cable TV | MSO
Government to once again make MHA clearance compulsory for MSOs?
Every multisystem operator (MSO) which is licensed with the ministry of information & broadcasting (MIB), will now have to also seek the ministry of home affairs' s (MHA's) ecurity clearance. A notification to this effect is being planned and passed by the Narendra Modi government.
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Television | TV Channels
Panchal helps Star Bharat top Hindi GECs across genres
Optimystix Entertainment's Indian comedy sitcom Kya Haal Mr. Panchal on Star India's FTA Hindi GEC Star Bharat has been amongst Broadcast Audience Research Council of India's (BARC) weekly list of top-five Hindi GEC programmes in the HSM markets, more so during primetime.
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Television | TV Channels
Focus Group to launch Kannada news channel
Focus Group is now focusing on south India with its upcoming news channel Focus TV Kannada News. According to the sources, the channel will launch by the end of this year which will have 24x7 news programming.
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- Rupert Murdoch's failure in digital arena a blight on his empire
- 'Ban on condom ads on TV would undo decades of progress'
  Source: ET
- How Disney plus Fox equals an acknowledgment of victory for online video
- Farhan Akhtar on Padmavati controversy: I don't feel bans serve any purpose
  Source: Indian Express
- Local telecom gear manufacturing to allay security concerns: Trai
  Source: ET Telecom
- Ravi Shankar Prasad says he 'denied permission' to Facebook's Free Basics
  Source: BGR
- Jio offers, plans: Recharge with Rs 399 or above and get cashback up to Rs 2,599; here is how
  Source: Financial Express
- Print media publications grew at a slower rate of 3.58% in 2016-17
- Bharti Airtel's valuations suggest all is well in India's telecom industry
  Source: Livemint
- Dish TV and Videocon d2h merger gets ministry nod
  Source: Best Media Info
- Wipro in focus after investment in US-based firm
  Source: BS
- Microsoft's new technologies including AI, satellite imagery, advanced analytics empowering farmers through higher crop yield
  Source: First Post
- Mo Farah wins BBC's Sports Personality of the Year award
- The 50 best TV shows of 2017: No 2 Line of Duty
  Source: The Guardian
- Holographic Capture Startup 8i Plans to Lay Off Half of Its Staff

Source: Variety

- The Last Jedi should be the last Star Wars film
- Uber ride-hailing comes to BBM — because some people in the world still use BBM

Source: Techcrunch

- FCC opens review of 39% national television ownership cap
- Disney-Fox video market power must be 'fully investigated,' ACA says

Source: Fierce Cable

- Power 100 2017
  Source: Multichannel
- Erik Huggers out as CEO of Vevo
  Source: Broadband Tv News
- Satellites reshaping tracking of commodities
  Source: Business Mirror
- Shoebox-sized, CU Boulder student built satellite solves 60-year-old space mystery
  Source: Daily Camera
- Ukraine to expand TV, radio broadcasts across Crimea
  Source: Unian
Movies | Hindi
Zee Studios International's Secret Superstar hits it big in Taiwan
Zee Studios International has collected $700,681 from its release of Aamir Khan-starrer Secret Superstar in Taiwan, making the movie the widest Bollywood film in the country. The film, which also features Zaira Wasim, lit up the box office in India.
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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
Television | TV Channels
Experience space with BBC's new VR experience
Television | TV Channels
Sony BBC Earth presents the Best of 2017
Television | TV Channels
Catch the mystery of Satyakam's murder in Byomkesh on Hoichoi
Television | TV Channels
Viu & Nicotex Partner to Launch Adventure Series 'I Can You Can'
Television | TV Channels
Times Now appoints Sujeet Mishra as marketing head
Satellites | Satellites Operators
Govt assures ease in licensing norms to TV channels, satellite operators
Television | TV Channels
PEN to launch Hindi music channel Dream TV
Satellites | Satellites Operators
CASBAA lauds India; calls for more broadcast, satellite reforms
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