18 July 2017 | Volume 70 - Issue No: 05   Facebook Twitter YouTube YouTube
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Television | TV Channels
Zee TV makes it to second place across genres
For the second time in 2017, the Zee Entertainment Enterprises Limited (Zeel) network flagship Hindi GEC Zee TV found itself as the second most watched channel across genres, pushing down Star India's flagship Hindi GEC Star Plus to third place.
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Television | TV Channels
Times' Srivastava says entertainment channels aiming for 33% ad rate hike, Movies Now 2 rebranded as MNX
Times Network, with seven movie channel, has decided to rebrand its Movies Now 2, now renaming it as Movies Now Next, MNX.
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Television | TV Channels
IPL media rights invitation to tender timeline released
The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) on Monday announced the timeline for Indian Premier League Media Rights ITT (2018-2022), BCCI's acting honorary secretary Amitabh Choudhary stated in a release.
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Television | TV Channels
Zee incorporates Ez-Mall to complement TV-based e-comm
Zee Media Corporation has established a wholly-owned subsidiary in the name and style of Ez-Mall Online Ltd.
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Cable TV | LCO
Supreme Court stays order on entertainment tax by LCOs
The Supreme Court today stayed an order of the Entertainment Department of Delhi Government that entertainment tax should be paid by local cable operators with effect from 1 April 2013.
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Regulators | High Court
Madras HC to hear Star India's rejoinder in TRAI challenge today
Following the completion of arguments of the All-India Digital Cable Federation and Videocon d2h, the Madras High Court will today commence hearing a rejoinder by the petitioners -- Star India and Vijay TV.
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Movies | Hindi
Distributors' 'star films' gamble backfires
Jagga Jasoos is the latest film to release last Friday. The team of Anurag Basu and Ranbir Kappor who combined to give Barfi (2012) were expected to come up with something better.
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iWorld | OTT
Paywizard's Vaguine joins Ownzones as SVP, to elevate European presence
Continuing its expansion throughout Western and Eastern Europe, Ownzones Media Network, the OTT EntTech company, has named Serge Vaguine as Senior Vice President, Business Development.
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- Reliance Jio corners 9% active subscriber base, mostly from smaller telcos
- Telecom department will consult Finance Ministry on genuine GST problems: Manoj Sinha
  Source: ET
- Trai may begin consultations on next round of spectrum auctions in September
  Source: TOI
- Trai to unveil new call drop norms in a week, 5G spectrum auction paper in August
  Source: Live Mint
- Jio Effect: TRAI to Discuss 'Minimum Floor Price' With Telcos on July 21. Freebies to End?
  Source: NDTV
- U.S. regulator seeks to halt financial contract rule as officials spar
  Source: Reuters
- DoT to seek detail over data breach from Reliance Jio: Telecom Secy
  Source: IE
- Cambodia arrests Chinese nationals suspected of telecoms extortion
- European telecoms CEOs call for spectrum reform as governments waver
  Source: ET Telecom
- Carlyle Appointees Face Taiwan Probe Over Alleged Deal Leaks
  Source: BQ
- Religare financial services suffers cyber attack; client information secure and unaffected, says firm
  Source: FE
- Viewers more satisfied with BBC than most rivals, survey finds
- HS2 supporters boast of benefits - but costs keep going off the rails
Source: The Guardian
- Sony Pictures Loses Financing Partner Lone Star Capital
- Netflix Blows Past Q2 Expectations for Subscriber Growth, Adding 5.2 Million New Customers
Source: Variety
- Disney showed us the inner workings of its Avatar robot and it's just incredible
- Comcast's FCC filing pits pet economists against net neutrality rules

Source: TC

- Liberty Global launches Platform One Media content arm
- Qwest TV launches SVOD service for jazz fans
Source: Broadband TV News
- Samantha Harris to Host Fox Television Stations' 'Culinary Genius'
  Source: Broadcasting Cable
- Comcast: Get Real, Title II Is Hurting CapEx
  Source: Multichannel
- Viacom turning around ratings but content work remains, analyst says
  Source: Fiercecable
- James Harden Contract And Cable Deal Will Give Next Owner Of Houston Rockets Brand Security
  Source: Forbes
- NASA damaged their new satellite three weeks before launch
  Source: NY Post
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
Regulators | High Court
Star India's rejoinder today to Madras HC on challenge to TRAI Tariff order
Regulators | I&B Ministry
MIB Naidu is NDA nominee for Vice-President of the country
Cable TV | LCO
Supreme Court stays order on entertainment tax by LCOs
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