17 July 2017 | Volume 70 - Issue No: 04   Facebook Twitter YouTube YouTube
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iWorld | OTT
Ditto TV has the largest paid OTT subscriber base in India, says Zeel's Z5 head Archana Anand
Even as Zee Entertainment Enterprises Ltd has got it right on the television front, questions have time and again been raised that it has not got its act together on digital.
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Regulators | I&B Ministry
Prasar to distribute 1 mn free STBs, Chhattisgarh channel plan reiterated
Pubcaster Prasar Bharati, in an attempt to reach out to people in the "media dark" region, may be distributing for free around a million direct- to-home (DTH) set-top boxes in Naxal-hit areas of India an official has said.
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Broadband subs growth slows further, wireline broadband loses subs
The growth of broadband subscribers has been slowing over the past few months.
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Television | TV Channels
Pro Kabaddi 5 hikes prize money by Rs 20 mn
The stakes for Vivo Pro Kabaddi Season 5 got even higher, with announcement of a consolidated sum of Rs 80 mn as the coveted prize money for the season, which commences on 28 July, 2017, in Hyderabad.
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Television | TV Channels
84 U.K. channels required to provide access services in 2018
A new Ofcom document has explained which TV channels licensed by Ofcom are required to provide access services (subtitles, signing and audio description) on a proportion of their programming in 2018.
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Television | TV Channels
Sky, Nippon & Globosat buy sports & music, etc. docus from GRB Entertainment
Sky UK, Nippon Television & Globosat have recently bought sports, music, etc documentaries from GRB Entertainment.
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iWorld | VOD
Of Weaving Entertainment, digitally!
How would be the combination and its resultant be when one of the partners of a new venture would want to create and sell dreams and the other whips up and plays with numbers like a magician.
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Broadband: Futuristic policy to deal with communication & entertainment challenges
The communications ministry has initiated a move to relook at the current telecom policy as data is going to drive the industry rather than voice in view of the exponential increase in broadband usage and smartphones which were vehicle of both communication and entertainment.
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- Trai may begin consultations on next round of spectrum auctions in September
- Trai to discuss tariff floor price with telecom companies on July 21
  Source: ET
- Calls for law change after Indians left in dark over data leaks
  Source: DC
- Telecom minister Manoj Sinha says no ban on satellite phone services
  Source: Live Mint
- Prasar Bharati to distribute 10 lakh free DTH set-top boxes to 'media dark' Naxal areas
  Source: DNA India
- Two years after Wembley glory, BSNL logs out Alwar's Imran Khan
  Source: HT
- Insurers Asked To Collect Agents' Aadhaar To Remove Duplication
  Source: NDTV
- MobiKwik partners with Samsung Pay, customers can now make payment with a single tap
- Intel chips in with Xeon to take on competitors
  Source: ET Telecom
- Hong Kong's Cartel Cop Sees Staff Exits as It Fights for Change
  Source: BQ
- Narendra Modi pet project to provide mobile connectivity in North East hit by flawed execution; big delay in offing
  Source: FE
- BBC's James Purnell: 'You can't serve young audiences without serving diverse audiences'
- Channel 4 knows all about location, location, location…
Source: The Guardian
- Asian Consumers Still Cool Towards Premium Video (Report)
- George A. Romero, 'Night of the Living Dead' Director, Dies at 77
Source: Variety
- Apple aims to get an iPad in the hands of every hospital patient
- Marvel is bringing its superheroes to VR with a new Oculus-exclusive game

Source: TC

- EXCLUSIVE: Sky to launch OTT sports service in Switzerland
- Belgian CSA asks questions on TF1 ad window
Source: Broadband TV News
- SAG-AFTRA Board Approves Agreement With Producers
  Source: Broadcasting Cable
- AT&T to run wireless, media as separate units
  Source: GEO
- Sprint chair Son turns to Buffett, Malone to save company
  Source: The Australian
- NASA & Boeing launch joint probe into 'incident' during satellite pre-launch check
  Source: RT
- Google, which says it doesn't underpay women, may not have to reveal as much as the U.S. government seeks
  Source: Recode
Movies | Hindi
Jagga Jasoos - a disappointment both as a musical and as a comedy
Describing a film as a musical is a misnomer as the genre does not exist and in any case music as we knew it has virtually ceased to exist Hindi films which have lyrics that pass off as songs. 
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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 with Jagdish Kumar M D & CEO
Television | TV Channels
Star English Network shows bags 50 nominations at Primetime Emmy Awards
Television | TV Channels
DoIT Sports forms strategic partnership with InsideSport.co
iWorld | VOD
Of Weaving Entertainment, digitally!
Television | TV Channels
Premier Futsal announces 3 year association with football legend Ronaldinho
Cable TV | MSO
Hinduja's NXT Digital enters Fastway-dominated Punjab
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