7 December 2017 | Volume 70 - Issue No: 15   Facebook Twitter YouTube YouTube
 
 
 
Television | TV Channels
Comment: The rise and rise of Uday Shankar
From not having enough money to afford even a TV set in Delhi in 1991 when he was a newspaper reporter to heading Star India, one of the most admired Indian media and entertainment companies, for a decade to now being appointed as 21st Century Fox Asia president, it has been quite a journey for Uday Shankar. A well-deserved and rewarding one at that.
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Cable TV | MSO
MSOs move Madras HC seeking relief on inter-connect pacts
The All India Digital Cable Federation (AIDCF) had filed a petition in the Madras High Court few days back pleading a directive to broadcasters to maintain a status quo on renegotiating agreements between TV channels and MSOs till a final judicial call was taken on TRAI's new tariff regime announced in 2016.
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Television | TV Channel
Hindi news channels alter programming for Gujarat elections
With the Gujarat elections on the horizon, the central government has made several populist moves including the cut in GST on many products and services. Hindi news channels have rearranged their programming line-up for the upcoming assembly elections, which will be held in two phases—9 December and 14 December 2017.
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Television | TV Channels
Food content dominates viewership on lifestyle channels
Living foodz seems to rule the roost among all other lifestyle channels on Indian television. The channel not only has a large female fan following but also a substantial male viewership that craves food content.
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- Comcast Said to Seek Sky Ownership in Battle for Fox Assets
- Dish TV Gets Thumbs Up From Most Brokerages As Earnings Meet Estimates
  Source: Bloomberg Quint
   
- More trouble for Reliance Communications, two Chinese lenders back CDB's insolvency petition against Anil Ambani's telco
  Source: India Tv News
   
- Gracenote delivers Automated TV channel monitoring and reporting solution
  Source: Ani News
   
- Uday Shankar Named President of 21st Century Fox, Asia
  Source: Businesswire India
   
- Google Unveils New India-First Products to Connect Next Billion
  Source: News18
   
- TRAI should junk net neutrality
  Source: TOI
   
- Reliance Jio tops 4G speeds with record high of 21.9 Mbps: TRAI
  Source: Times Now News
   
- GAIL hires drones to secure gas pipelines, maintain aerial surveillance with satellite tech
  Source: Indian Express
   
- Amagi launches CloudPort, cloud-based channel playout platform in the US
  Source: Ciol
   
   
- Competition watchdog delays initial verdict on 21st Century Fox's Sky deal
- Obama eclipses Trump in most popular Twitter posts of 2017
  Source: The Guardian
   
- Vice Hires CBS News' Marsha Cooke, Ex-Tribune Exec Josh Cogswell
- Amazon May Use Another Workaround to Bring YouTube Back to the Echo Show
  Source: Variety
   
- Oath and Mozilla are suing each other after Firefox switches back to Google search
- Inflect raises $3M seed round to make buying internet infrastructure easier
  Source: TC
   
- McMahon Named President of ABC-Owned Stations Group
- AT&T Sued Over RSN Pricing
  Source: Broadcasting Cable
   
- Imagine Communications CEO Charlie Vogt steps down
- U.S. local TV ad revenues will total $20.8B in 2018: BIA/Kelsey
  Source: Fiercecable
   
- Report: Iger Would Likely Extend Contract in Fox Deal
- James Murdoch Seen as Possible Disney CEO: Report
  Source: Multichannel
   
- User experience key focus for smart TVs and media players
- Sonlife Broadcasting renews SES Video contract
  Source: Broadband Tv News
   
   
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
 
Television | TV Channels
B4U Music to launch 'In the Mix'
 
iWorld | OTT
BigRock and Neustar tie up with TVF to promote the .biz extension
 
Technology | Hardware
HAL Robotics ropes in Navanit Samaiyar as board member and advisor
 
Television | TV Channels
Bindass unveils its new series, Tere Liye Bro
 
iWorld | OTT
The Viral Fever wins big at 22nd Asian Television Awards
 
 
Specials | Event Coverage
Govt extends support to M&E sector in fighting digital piracy
 
DTH | DTH Operator
Dish TV reports improved operating profits for second quarter
 
Television | TV Channels
James Murdoch could be next Disney CEO: FT
 
 
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