13 October 2017 | Volume 70 - Issue No: 72   Facebook Twitter YouTube YouTube
Television | TV Channels
Hindi GECs don't see many blockbuster shows today: Sony's Danish Khan
The folks at Sony Entertainment Television are popping bottles of champagne! The channel has garnered the first position in the Hindi GEC urban market in week 40 of BARC data.
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Broadband ops remain with Tata as it sells mobile biz to Airtel; may be merged with DTH
The telecom industry in India, especially the small operators such as Tata Teleservices, has been facing a debilitating price war since Reliance Jio came onto the scene.
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Television | TV Channels
Zee Café's new Rated 'H' shows to captivate millennials
Zee Café viewers can expect fresh entertainment in its upcoming slot Hollywood on Café from 16 October. 5 new drama series – The Young Pope, Taboo, 11.22.63, The Son and Guerrilla – will air from Monday to Friday at 9 pm.
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Television | TV Channels
Sony GEC climbs to top position in urban market in BARC wk 40
Backed by KBC, Sony Entertainment Television has bagged the leadership position in the GEC urban market in week 40 of Broadcast Audience Research Council (BARC) all-India data.
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Television | TV Channels
MIB, Prasar Bharati mulling B-school help on DD & FreeDish biz models
The government is exploring seeking help of an Indian Institute of Management to suggest ways on revitalising Doordarshan, including studying the existing business model of national broadcaster's FTA DTH service DD FreeDish and whether further suggested improvements could be implemented.
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Television | TV Channels
English Ent.: Discovery regains lead, Movies Now slips two slots
Discovery Channel has regained its leadership in the infotainment genre, albeit with a fall in their ratings as compared to the previous BARC week. NDTV Good Times made an entry into the Top 5 list securing fifth position, replacing Food Food.
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Television | TV Channels
Republic TV tops once again as genre ratings fall
Republic TV juggernaut continued its relentless dominance of the Indian English News genre according to Broadcast Audience Research Council of India (BARC) weekly viewership for week 40 of 2017 (Saturday, 30 September 2017 to Friday, 6 October 2017).
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- Post wireless merger, Bharti-Tata tango likely across telecoms & media space
- How Chandra & Mittal bonded over a dinner in May to connect their telecom empires
  Source: ET
- Complaints of fleecing against Arasu Cable TV operators
  Source: The Hindu
- Pay-TV's `Salad Days Are Gone' for Providers AT&T, Viacom
  Source: BQ
- Tatas to keep broadband, landline off deal, merge them with Tata Sky
  Source: TOI
- Donald Trump suggests challenging TV network licenses over 'fake news'
  Source: IE
- Operators around the globe gearing up for 5G: Ericsson survey
  Source: ET Telecom
- Doordarshan plans dual programming feed for DD Sports
  Source: Live Mint
- Prepaid payment instruments: From interoperability to full KYC, how RBI is making digital space more secure
  Source: First Post
- PhonePe gets big Flipkart boost; this is what the ecommerce major has done now
  Source: FE
- Telecom exposure of Tata group stands at Rs 47,000 crore
  Source: BS
- US journalist who broke Harvey Weinstein story to get Channel 4 show
- ESPN's Jemele Hill is being reduced to an 'angry black woman'
Source: The Guardian
- Disney-ABC TV Begins Layoffs, Restructuring
- Amazon Suspends Entertainment Chief Roy Price
Source: Variety
- Facebook's ad targeting tools could be a valuable supplement to census data
- Uber product lead Daniel Graf explains Uber's shifted approach to building tech

Source: TC

- WGAE: Sexual Harassment Is 'Hallmark' of Industry
Source: Broadcasting Cable
- Zattoo enters US market with Hotwire Communications
- Sky shows growth in profits and audiences
  Source: Broadband TV News
- Trump Wants AccuWeather CEO To Head NOAA
  Source: Multichannel
- Disney's Movies Anywhere app gathers films from 5 studios in one spot
  Source: Fiercecable
- Netflix's Secret Weapon Is Fueling Its Massive and Fast-Growing Content Budget
  Source: TV Week
- Comcast found a way to raise other cable companies' prices, rivals say
  Source: Ars Technica
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
Discovery Kids to showcase mythological movies during Diwali
Television | TV Channels
Sony YAY! ushers in festival with 'Jholmaal Bhari Diwali'
Television | TV Channels
Republic TV tops once again as genre ratings fall
Television | TV Channels
English Ent.: Discovery regains lead, Movies Now slips two slots
MAM | Media and Advertising
DishTV TVC: SRK lets cat out of bag about 'automatic HD' at no extra cost
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