19 December 2017 | Volume 70 - Issue No: 25   Facebook Twitter YouTube YouTube
Specials | Years Enders
The year of the big switch in sports broadcasting
This year has been nothing short of a roller-coaster ride for sports broadcasters. The industry saw it all–channel launches (pay as well as free to air [FTA]), rebranding, and rights acquired for numerous domestic and international properties.
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Television | TV Channels
ISL piggybacks on EPL's popularity to gain viewership
Football is attempting to kick up a storm in India. Though it has to withstand the might of cricket in the country, the staunch supporters aren't backing off.India's successful hosting of the FIFA U-17 world cup has already delivered a massive attendance in the history of the tournament.
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Television | TV Channels
KCBL to launch Malayalam GEC in March 2018
Keralavision Channel Broadcast Limited (KCBL) is all set to launch a new Malayalam satellite general entertainment channel Kerala Vision Digital. Testing began on 1 November 2017 while the commercial launch of the same is planned by end of March 2018 for the free-to-air (FTA) channel.
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iWorld | VOD
Reliance launches JioTV for web
 After recently announcing a web version of its content platform, JioCinema, Reliance Jio has silently introduced the web version of its Live TV watching platform, Reliance JioTV. The launch of the platform has been imminent as the customers of Reliance are asking for a web version of the JioTV for quite some time.
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- Russia's RT television launches French channel; France's broadcasting regulators on guard
- Information and Broadcasting Ministry makes PIB's website more user-friendly
  Source: New Indian Express
- Operators owe over ₹4 crore to Arasu Cable
  Source: The Hindu
- Leyland ropes in Sanjay Saraswat of Bajaj Auto as SVP
  Source: TOI
- Trai wants number porting fee to be 80% lower at Rs 4 max
  Source: ET
- Rogers Communications seen having options for Toronto Blue Jays baseball team
  Source: Reuters
- Why's Disney Buying Fox? To Be More Like Netflix: QuickTake Q&A
  Source: Bloomberg Quint
- SAB Group, Pantel Tech tie up to launch over 20 channels, target rural markets
  Source: The Hindu Businessline
- Wipro in focus after investment in US-based firm
  Source: BS
- I&B Ministry makes PIBs website more user-friendly
  Source: India Today
- Govt imposes up to Rs1 lakh fee per day for coverage of live events by non-news channels
  Source: Livemint
- DoT plans to allot E, V band spectrum through auction
  Source: BGR
- Will Reliance Jio now look to create web series for subscribers?
  Source: Zee Biz
- John Skipper resigns as ESPN president over 'substance addiction' issue
- Ofcom investigates Alex Salmond's TV show on Kremlin-backed channel
  Source: The Guardian
- Twitter Starts Banning Extremists Under New Rules, Which Exempt Trump
- CBS Aims to Boost Video-Streaming News Hub CBSN in 2018

Source: Variety

- Plexamp, Plex's spin on the classic Winamp player, is the first project from new incubator Plex Labs
- YouTube Red cancels release of Morgan Spurlock's 'Super Size Me 2' following filmmaker's sexual abuse confessions

Source: Techcrunch

- Tegna Buying KFMB TV and Radio Stations
- Privacy Groups Push FCC Action on Kid-Connected Devices

Source: Broadcasting Cable

- Altice's U.S. fiber plans unchanged by parent's retreat in France, company says
- WOW names veteran telecom executive Teresa Elder CEO; Cochran goes on 'self-imposed sabbatical'

Source: Fierce Cable

- Privacy Groups Push FTC Action on Kid-Connected Devices
- CenturyLink Launches OTT TV App for Fire TV Devices
  Source: Multichannel
- VodafoneZiggo plans analogue switch-off
- Netflix on top in Nordics
  Source: Broadband Tv News
- Traditional television habits still dominate Christmas Day
- Bloomberg, Twitter launch first 24/7 global social news network
  Source: Tvb Europe
- CES: Next Gen TV Will Be 'Talked About'
  Source: Tv Technology
- NBN extends fixed-wireless, satellite partnerships with Ericsson
  Source: Zdnet
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
World Television Premiere of Judwaa 2 on Star Gold
iWorld | OTT
Times Network hosts Digital India Summit and Awards 4.0
Television | TV Channels
Nickelodeon kid's choice awards 2017
Television | TV Channels
&Privé HD celebrates the birthday of the Steven Spielberg
Television | TV Channels
Focus Group to launch Kannada news channel
Television | TV Channels
Panchal helps Star Bharat top Hindi GECs across genres
Television | TV Channels
ITW Consulting bags in-stadia ad rights for Ind & Aus tours of SA 2018
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