22 September 2017 | Volume 70 - Issue No: 57   Facebook Twitter YouTube YouTube


Television | TV Channels
DD Kashir bids: Prime Focus, Beehive, Grasshopper get breather
The three agencies which had been shortlisted by Doordarshan to undertake the channel packaging work for its channel DD Kashir can now submit their bid amounts by 29 September 2017.
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Television | TV Channels
Disney pushes brand Bindass as it merges with Bindass Play, enters OTT space
It's hardly a week since Disney India rebranded its movie channel UTV Movies, and now the network has consolidated its two channels -- that is Bindass and Bindass Play.
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Television | TV Channels
SpiceJet's Ajay Singh may take control of NDTV
NDTV may change hands as its founders -- Prannoy Roy, Radhika Roy and the promoter firm RRPR Holding -- are facing a CBI probe for allegedly concealing a share transaction.
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iWorld | OTT
India-focused OTT production Golden Karavan launched, two projects approved, 10 under way
Combining their backgrounds and respective strengths into a powerful new digital production company, entertainment executives from the United States and India have announced the launch of Golden Karavan.
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Regulators | TRAI
Sunil Kumar Gupta promoted as secretary, TRAI
His is a well-known face to most of the Indian broadcasters and TV distributors - whether DTH or cable. Sunil Kumar Gupta, until now Principal Advisor (Broadcasting & Cable Services) in the Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI), has now been appointed Secretary in the Authority.
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Television | TV Channels
Zeel channels continue to rule across genres
In what seems to have become almost normal over the last few weeks, Zee Entertainment Enterprises Limited (Zeel) channels Zee TV and Zee Anmol continued their Hindi GEC supremacy in the weekly top 10 channels across genres list for week 37 of 2017.
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Cable TV | MSO
Indian pay-TV expanding by 10.6 pc, 77 pc to be digitised, ARPUs to rise by '22: MPA
Pay-TV players in Asia-Pacific region are girding up their loins to integrate online video into their service bouquets and recalibrate owing to broadband growth while concentrating and scaling up their investment on premium content as they stare at competition
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Television | TV Channels
Sports: Star India channels pocket four out of top five slots
One would easily spot Star India taking over four of the top five positions in BARC India's week 37 sports ratings data, doubling its tally as compared to week 36.
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Television | TV Channels
Sony Entertainment climbs to second position, Zee Anmol retains lead in two markets
While Zee Anmol retained lead in two markets, KBC-backed Sony Entertainment bagged the second position with high ratings in the urban market.
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Television | TV Channels
English News ratings' slide continues although Republic TV viewership improves slightly
The Arnab Goswami headed Indian English News channel Republic TV has been leading the genre in terms of viewership right from week 19 of 2017, the week the channel was launched.
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- Trai gives more time for views on spectrum auction
- Airtel, Vodafone & Idea race against time to ready case against IUC cut
  Source: ET
- Elon Musk's Partnership With Solar Doesn't Look So Crazy Now
  Source: BQ
- Media, Rights Organisations Condemn Tripura Journalist Santanu Bhowmik's Murder
  Source: The Wire
- It's advantage Reliance Jio in telecom battle with Bharti Airtel and Vodafone: What else brokerages said on Trai order
  Source: BT
- TDSAT asks DoT to clear RCom-SSTL merger in 2 weeks
  Source: ET Telecom
- Trai move to reduce interconnect usage charges to hurt industry: Report
  Source: India Today
- Trai's decision on IUC a body blow to all operators: Idea
  Source: TOI
- Mobile Number Portability requests in India increases to 5.9M in July 2017
  Source: Medianama
- HC sets aside CCI order to probe telecom 'cartel'
  Source: BS
- Facebook to share Russia-linked ads with US Congress
  Source: FE
- William G Stewart, host of 15 to 1, dies aged 84
- The Village Voice prints its final edition - with Bob Dylan on the cover
Source: The Guardian
- MGM Launch of 'Stargate Command' Streaming Service Hits Technical Turbulence
- Pay-TV Losses Could Accelerate to More Than 5 Million U.S. Households per Year, Survey Indicates
Source: Variety
- Thoughts on Facebook's 9 plans to curb election interference
- Microsoft confirms plans for a new flagship store in Regent Street opposite Apple

Source: TC

- Dish Tunes In FS1's 4K College Football Coverage
- Senators Want Public Comment on Net Neutrality Complaints
Source: Broadcasting Cable
- EQT looking to acquire Caiway cablenet
- Portuguese regulator criticises Altice acquisition
  Source: Broadband Tv News
- FuboTV hires Warner Bros. executive to serve as head of marketing
  Source: Fiercecable
- DirecTV to Offer MSG GO Streaming App
  Source: Multichannel
- MSNBC Anchor Caught in Profanity-Laced Rant - Click Through to Watch the Video
  Source: TV Week
- Cable TV Operator Association Question Their Fate
  Source: Netral News
Movies | Hindi
Lucknow Central...Script of convenience
Lucknow Central has its inspiration from some foreign films. The titles acknowledge that it was inspired by Healing Hearts –the story is of a band promoted by a jail superintendent at a Lucknow jail with inmates.
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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 wih Vishal Maheshwari
Television | TV Channels
Colors reinvents prime-time with 'Tu Aashiquii', 'Ishq Mein Marjawan''s unconventional storytelling
Television | TV Channels
Sony Entertainment climbs to second position, Zee Anmol retains lead in two markets
Television | TV Channels
English News ratings' slide continues although Republic TV viewership improves slightly
Television | TV Channels
Sports: Star India channels pocket four out of top five slots
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