20 March 2017 | Volume 69 - Issue No: 16   Facebook Twitter YouTube YouTube
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Television | TV Channels
Most preferred Hindi GEC genres in weeks 1 to 10 of 2017
What are the most preferred programme genres that audiences like in the Hindi Speaking Market (HSM) - more specifically the programmes aired by Hindi general entertainment channels (Hindi GEC) in India? This report tries to answer these questions from a limited standpoint. First, to the basis of this report
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Cable TV | DAS
Final phase STB seeding is 35% even as deadline nears
Even as the country has set a deadline of 31 March this year for full digitisation of cable TV, a Parliamentary Committee has been told that only 35 per cent seeding of set-top boxes (P-IV) has been achieved in rural India though the Parliament was told last week that 66.79 per cent (P III & IV) seeding had been achieved in the last two phases minus Tamil Nadu.
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Regulators | I&B Ministry
MIB favours switching to DTH if consumers have problems with MSOs or LCOs
The ministry of information and broadcasting (MIB) has said that HITS (Head-end In The Sky), private DTH and DD FreeDish are the options in remote rural areas while discussing the issue of the concerns expressed by operators that over 20 per cent of rural and remote areas were not financially and technically viable
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Television | TV Shows
Shark Tank-like govt-run show to tie up with TV prod house
India's Department of Industrial Policy and Promotion (DIPP), on 4 March, gave a primary in-principle approval for a government-made reality show on the terms of American TV show Shark Tank so as to give a fillip to the startup culture.
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Regulators | TRAI
TRAI chief pushes for b'band over cable TV, BharatNet for upping penetration
Pointing out that initiatives such as broadband over cable and government's OFC project BharatNet are important to increase broadband penetration, TRAI chairman RS Sharma has called for aggressively boosting India's data connectivity profile as the country lags way behind many Asian countries on this score.
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Specials | Event Coverage
FICCI Frames: Bridging the gap between story-tellers & industry veterans
An initiative started in 2015, to bridge the gap between the media and entertainment industry experts and the storytellers, Frame Your Idea (FYI) is back once again for its third edition.
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Movies | Hindi
'Freedom of speech' vital in progressive society, says Nandita Das
Three short films made by renowned filmmakers Sudhir Mishra, Nandita Das and Ram Madhvani on meaningful subjects marked the India Today conclave on its closing day in Mumbai.
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iWorld | enews
Ambani advocates 'Keep in India' agenda for PM
If the season, right since its inception has been any indication, viewers must start emotionally preparing for what is about to be a heartwarming yet tear-jerking finale on audience favorite and critically acclaimed TV show -This Is Us. The show will air on Star World Premiere HD on 18 March at 10 pm.
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- Airbnb CEO Brian Chesky gives a 5-star rating to India market
- Vodafone India ties up with Amazon Prime Video
  Source: ET
- Delay in Reliance Jio ruling by TDSAT makes mockery of justice
- Uber President Jeff Jones quits as turmoil continues
  Source: FE
- BSNL, MTNL merger to help both firms: BSNL CMD Anupam Shrivastava
  Source: ET Telecom
- Financial investors joining hands with utilities to acquire power projects
  Source: Live Mint
- G20 financial leaders acquiesce to US, drop free trade pledge
  Source: Zee Biz
- Facebook helped us crack Irish woman's murder case: Goa Police
  Source: IE
- Now, NSE To Impart Financial Literacy To Nagaland Board Students
  Source: NDTV
- EU authorities demand changes from Facebook, Google, Twitter
  Source: DC
- Many questions raised over George Osborne appointment
- Neighbours could disappear from British screens
Source: The Guardian
- Box Office: 'Beauty and the Beast' Smashes Records With Towering $170 Million Debut
- Robert Redford Pens Open Letter Defending NEA Against Proposed Budget Cuts
Source: Variety
- Stevon Cook went from public housing to empowering public schools through tech training
- Uber president Jeff Jones is leaving the company amid turmoil
  Source: TC
- Mexico defies Latin America's pay TV torpor
  Source: Broadband Tv News
- NAB Slams FCC Repack Plan, Seeks Changes
Source: Broadcasting Cable
- 'Free TV' Android box dealers in court Monday to fight injunction blocking sales
Source: CBC
- ESPN Seeks New Avenues To Remain Strong Amid Targeted Cutbacks And Cable Declines
Source: Courant
- British TV is being hidden away by global digital giants. They should be forced to play fair
Source: Telegraph
Movies | Hindi
Machine.... Poor show
Machine is a rather unlikely story with an unlikely title. Coming from Abbas Mustan duo, the Burmawalla brothers, who made a reputation for giving thrillers and action films with good musical score, one expected more of the same stuff. Having worked with some of the top artistes of Hindi film industry.
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Movies | Hollywood
Kung Fu Panda 3 premiering on Star Movies on 19 March
This month Star Movies brings to its viewers Kung Fu Panda 3, the latest installment in the animated series featuring Po, a dumpling loving Panda, who defies all odds to become a Dragon Warrior.
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One on one discussion with Jagdish Kumar M D & CEO
MAM | Marketing
FirmDecisions to help advertisers make better media investment decisions
iWorld | enews
Need to examine legalising sports betting, says Law Commission chairman
Television | TV Channels
Ravi Shankar Prasad plans to create a digital ecosystem
UN panel: Time for a 'new deal' if b'band is to reach everyone
Regulators | I&B Ministry
Present mechanism to check TV content is adequate, says Rathore
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