12 October 2017 | Volume 70 - Issue No: 71   Facebook Twitter YouTube YouTube
Television | TV Channels
Most watched Hindi GEC primetime programmes by urbanites in 2017
In earlier papers, we had discussed the most watched Hindi GEC primetime programmes in the Hindi Speaking Market (HSM – U+R) and the HSM – Rural markets in India. We also mentioned the genres that both markets preferred.
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Regulators | TDSAT
WOW Cinema petitions TDSAT on delayed auctions for DD FreeDish slots
Peeved by Doordarshan's decision to keep a new round of e-auctions for slots for private TV channels on pubcaster's FTA DTH service FreeDish on hold and fear of being shoved off the platform after annual contract expiry, WOW Cinema has moved disputes tribunal TDSAT questioning Prasar Bharati's stand.
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Television | TV Channels
TV18 reports profit for second quarter
TV18 Broadcast Limited (TV18), the subsidiary of the Mukesh Dhirubhai Ambani controlled Network18 Media and Investments Ltd (Network 18) reported a consolidated total comprehensive income of Rs 118.3 million for the quarter ended 30 September 2017
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Television | TV Channels
Shareholders to receive 1 DMCL share for 4 ZMCL equity shares
Zee Media Corporation Limited (ZMCL) has informed the bourses that Friday, 6 October 2017 would be the record date for the purpose of determining its shareholders who would be entitled to issuance of equity shares by Diligent Media Corporation Limited
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Regulators | High Court
TV ad-cap case in Delhi HC deferred till Jan '18, Home Cable matter to come up too
The Delhi High Court has again adjourned the hearing of the case of ad cap on television channels, this time to early next year, as the concerned bench was hearing part-heard matter.
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iWorld | OTT
Hathway, Voda Play to stream YuppTV channels, movies, shows
Vodafone's entertainment destination will contain video content. Vodafone Play has announced a partnership with OTT player for South Asian content YuppTV to make available an extensive basket of live TV channels and movies etc.
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iWorld | IPTV
Copyright infringement and piracy: US court holds IPTV device retailer accountable
A bankruptcy court in Florida (US) has ruled that Amit Bhalla, a retailer of IPTV streaming devices with unauthorised channels, cannot use a bankruptcy case to shield himself from monetary liability for copyright infringement.
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iWorld | VOD
LoveBytes 2: SonyLiv's Sodhi says prime focus is youth issues; international Aus matches after Diwali
What happens when love revisits your door and you decide whether to let it in or not. This is today's basic situation which youth is facing, according to SonyLiv team.
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iWorld | OTT
MIB secy Sinha, Viacom18 CEO Vats to speak at CASBAA convention in Nov
Regional multichannel TV and digital video trade body CASBAA has announced the key themes (and workshop programme) for the CASBAA Convention 2017 to be held in Macau, from 6-8 November.
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iWorld | OTT
ALTBalaji show Bose 'anthem of protest' is full of adrenaline, says Hansal Mehta
ALTBalaji is all set to stream the mysterious tale of Subhash Chandra Bose in their new show Bose Dead/Alive. The character of Bose has been played by Rajkummar Rao.
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- This timeout in telecom war may soon let India's bleeding billionaires catch their breath
- Tech giants get ready to reply to TRAI, worry over losing control on data
  Source: ET
- Jio set to unleash tariff war, Airtel offers bundled phone
  Source: TOI
- Comcast Pressures Local Cable Firms to Curb Low-Cost TV Packages
  Source: BQ
- Scheduled Tribes commission pulls up YouTube for not removing videos on island tribe
  Source: Medianama
- Reliance Jio to launch payments bank by the end of this year: Report
  Source: Digit
- Trai extends deadlines for comments on Unsolicited Commercial Communication paper
  Source: ET Telecom
- Donald Trump Suggests Challenging TV Network Licences Over 'Fake News'
  Source: News18
- Facebook India Head Umang Bedi Resigns; Sandeep Bhushan Named Interim Managing Director
  Source: NDTV
- SpaceX launches satellite with third reused rocket
  Source: FE
- Tata Tele snaps 5-day losing streak, sees unusual rise in volumes
  Source: IIFL
- UK and EU formally inform WTO of post-Brexit tariff quota plan
- Fossil fuels win billions in public money after Paris climate deal, angry campaigners claim
Source: The Guardian
- Ronan Farrow's Harvey Weinstein Scoop Draws Scrutiny to NBC News
- Fox's 'A Christmas Story' Live Musical Casts Ralphie
Source: Variety
- SpaceX successfully launches and recovers third reused Falcon 9 rocket
- Citing 'a few' malfunctions, Google nukes touch function from Home Mini

Source: TC

- Viacom Warns Viewers of Possible Charter Carriage Impasse
Source: Broadcasting Cable
- Romance TV launches on UPC Direct and Focus Sat
- Eutelsat 172B reaches geostationary orbit
  Source: Broadband TV News
- VOD Programmer American ED TV Sold
  Source: Multichannel
- Fox's $200M bid for World Cup sours as U.S. fails to qualify
  Source: Fiercecable
- Fox Casts Lead in Live Musical Production - and the Announcement Just Might Make You Cry
  Source: TV Week
- Louise Goffin Premieres Cable TV-Inspired 'Revenge' Video
  Source: Billboard
Movies | Hindi
Chef: Where is the audience?
Chef is a remake of 2014 Hollywood film of the same name, written, directed and co-produced by Jon Favreau, who also essayed the lead role. Once in a while, an English movie story fits to the T catering to the Indian tastes.
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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
Arnab's Republic TV to air 1971 'Air Battle of Srinagar' on Air Force Day
Television | TV Channels
TV18 reports profit for second quarter
iWorld | OTT
ALTBalaji show Bose 'anthem of protest' is full of adrenaline, says Hansal Mehta
Regulators | High Court
TV ad-cap case in Delhi HC deferred till Jan '18, Home Cable matter to come up too
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