19 May 2017 | Volume 69 - Issue No: 63   Facebook Twitter YouTube YouTube
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Television | TV Channels
Indian English news channels boycott BARC's viewership monitoring
In a coordinated move, the English TV channel news members of the News Broadcasters Association (NBA) have decided to pull out of Indian viewership ratings monitor Broadcast Audience Research Council (BARC).
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Television | TV Channels
"The NBA is a toothless group," says Republic TV's Arnab Goswami
"You are speaking to Arnab Goswami" his voice rose a few decibels as he chose to use a tactic that he has deployed on his TV debate shows time and again - in a bid to intimidate the one asking the question.
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Television | TV Channels
IPR case: HC issues summons to Republic TV, hearing on 26 May
"Times Now" Channel owner Bennett Coleman and Company Limited (BCCL), owner of, on Thursday, filed a suit against Arnab Goswami's "Republic TV" in the Delhi High Court for infringement of intellectual property and violation of contract of employment.
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iWorld | OTT
OTTV 2017: Co-existence with traditional TV predicted, scope for OTT kids content
"Can OTT TV challenge traditional TV?" was the session on OTTV Summit 2017, as industry experts shared their views with regards to the future of the traditional TV consumption and OTTV consumption.
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Television | TV Channels
Zee Anmol climbs & Colors drops two levels each
Star Plus retained leadership of Hindi GEC and Hindi GEC Urban markets whereas Sony Pal witnessed a slight fall but remained the leader in Hindi rural market.
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Movies | International
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 – also known as The Black Prince -- will be screened at a special screening on 20 May after the formal release of its first trailer. .
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Television | TV Channels
Republic TV has 51.9% viewership in debut week: BARC gives data to paid subs despite NBA's request
It's a coup of sorts. The leader in the English news genre has been surprised by the newcomer -- Republic TV.
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Television | TV Channels
Vice & Telemundo tie up, former also expanding to MENA & India
Times Network's India partner Vice Media, a publishing and video site and Telemundo, a Spanish-language TV network, will be tying up to produce content for NBCUniversal's two Spanish-language networks -- Universo and Telemundo with the aim of tapping into the young generation in the U.S. Hispanic market
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- Lower GST rate for insurance, telecom likely
- Sebi seeks details of Idea-Voda merger plan
  Source: ET
- Charter Time Warner Cable Merger Needs 5G Wireless Next
- T-Mobile Calls Sprint Most Logical Partner as Deal Talk Heats Up
  Source: BQ
- TRAI Suggests Aadhaar eKYC Verification for Internet, Broadband Connections
  Source: NDTV
- Panel to examine financial stress in telecom sector
  Source: ET Telecom
- To turn itself into No. 2 behind Reliance Jio in 4G space, Bharti Airtel moves CCI for Aircel, Videocon deals
  Source: FE
- Inter-ministerial group to assess 'stressed balanced sheets' of telcos
  Source: BGR
- BSNL to provide bandwidth to Facebook for Express WiFi project
- TRAI recommends Aadhaar authentication for broadband connections after ISPAI letter
  Source: Medianama
- Arnab Goswami's Republic TV tops ratings in debut week, rivals exit Barc
  Source: Live Mint
- Party leaders attack May and Corbyn for avoiding TV debate
- Channel 4 executive who poached Bake Off favourite to land top job
Source: The Guardian
- Reporter Says Guards Manhandled Him After He Tried to Ask Questions At FCC Meeting
- Bill O'Reilly: Hatred Toward Roger Ailes Was What 'Killed Him'
Source: Variety
- Spotify buys AI startup Niland to develop its music personalization and recommendations
- Restaurant guide Zomato got off lightly after a hacker grabbed 6.6M user passwords

Source: TC

- CBS thriving, AMC struggling amid soft TV ad marketplace, analyst says
- Comcast's Watson: No margins in taking video outside footprint
  Source: Fierce Cable
- Online video growth drives Western Europe consumer spending
Source: Broadband Tv News
- Roger Ailes built a cable TV juggernaut, but leaves behind lawsuits, investigations and a tangled legacy
Source: LA Times
- Cable & Wireless expands Caribbean pay-TV operation with Marpin 2K4 buyout
Source: Rapid Tv News
- The CW's fall 2017 schedule is unlike any other on broadcast TV
Source: VOX
Movies | Hindi
Sarkar 3...Flogging a dead horse
The trend of making sequels seems to be more pronounced of late owing to the bankruptcy of ideas and imagination. Sarkar 3 carries the taking-the-audience-for-granted culture to a ridiculous level.
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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
Television | TV Channels
'Gourmet on Wheels' reality show Femme Foodies to air on Living Foodz from 22 May
Television | TV Channels
Shah predicts bigger majority for Modi in '19: India TV conclave
Television | TV Shows
Blitz ensures buzz around Sanyukt's replacement elderly love-story "Aisi Deewangi...", on air from 22 May
Television | TV Channels
Zee Anmol climbs & Colors drops two levels each
Television | TV Channels
Indian English news channels boycott BARC's viewership monitoring
Television | TV Channels
Republic TV has 51.9% viewership in debut week: BARC gives data to paid subs despite NBA's request
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