23 September 2017 | Volume 70 - Issue No: 58   Facebook Twitter YouTube YouTube


Movies | Documentary
A chartered accountant, a wildlife film, international awards and buyers...
He is a little-known documentary-maker whose natural-life TV shows are finding customers globally - especially in Europe. Meet Sumesh Lekhi, the founder of Brave Age Film Productions.
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Movies | Hindi
PVR watermark and trained staff help detect piracy, says Sanjeev Bijli, targets 1000 screens by '20
It had always been a favourite meeting place until it closed down over a decade ago, and it was sorely missed. The Chanakya cinema was the only theatre in Chanakyapuri -- the capital's diplomatic enclave -- and so it exhibited either English or blockbuster films.
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iWorld | OTT
Google brings user-generated movie and TV show reviews on app, mobile and web to India
Google recently added a feature which now allows contribution of users' movie and television reviews within Google search results - a move towards the potential implementation of IMDB-like reviews service or something similar to its own 'Rotten Tomatoes'.
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Television | TV Channels
SpiceJet's Ajay Singh may take control of NDTV, latter denies (updated)
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. A senior NDTV official, however, told the Hindu that the reports were untrue.
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Movies | Documentary
Sundance, World Cinema award-winning Indian docu 'Machines' to premiere at MAMI
After making the World Premiere at Sundance Film Festival 2017 and bagging the World Cinema Documentary Special Jury Award for excellence in Cinematography, Rahul Jain's internationally acclaimed directorial debut documentary feature, Machines to make its India Premiere in the competition category, India Gold in Mumbai Film Festival (MAMI), 2017.
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iWorld | OTT
Live digital video now on Bloomberg|Quint, plans cable and DTH foray
Bloomberg|Quint has announced the launch of its digital live streaming service in India. At the launch, Bloomberg|Quint live-streamed the Bloomberg India Economic Forum, which featured the finance minister Arun Jaitley as the keynote speaker.
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Movies | Hindi
Bhoomi....80s revisited
Bhoomi, directed by Omung Kumar, is a throwback to the 1980s era when the villain and his cohorts would rape a hero's sister and he would take revenge against them.
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Movies | Hindi
Haseena Parkar....Who!
Director Apoorva Lakhia seems to be getting excited about all the wrong ideas. Last time, he watched the 2004 Hollywood film, Man On Fire, came back jet speed to India and launched a Hindi 'remake'.
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- ISRO gearing up for next launch in November-December
- Your postman may soon become the point of contact for all your financial work. Read how
  Source: ET
- Citi Hikes Sun TV's Price Target On Anticipated IPL Revenue Boost
- With Deal Closures Pending, Lenders Seek Reassurance From Reliance Communications
  Source: BQ
- Disruptors Get the Carrot and Incumbents the Stick as TRAI Terminates Interconnection Charges
  Source: The Wire
- Modi's big announcement, steel imports rise, and more
  Source: BS
- Here Are Five Facts You Need To Know About Ajay Singh, The Man Who May Have Bought NDTV
  Source: Scoop Whoop
- Radio broadcasters sing a new tune to mobile-first listeners
  Source: The Hindu Businessline
- BloombergQuint Launches Digital Live-Streaming Service
  Source: The Quint
- Satellite images show Navy station reclaimed 60% mangroves in Mumbai: NGO
  Source: Hindustan Times
- Bharti Airtel Upgrades Its Network Infrastructure in Hyderabad; Data Speeds Increased
  Source: Telecom Talk
- Amazon and Facebook keen on Premier League rights, say Manchester United
- Facebook strategist rejects PM's claim over extremist material
Source: The Guardian
- SiriusXM Completes $480 Million Pandora Investment, Three New Members Join Board
- Leonardo DiCaprio Invests in Emotion-Capture Startup MindMaze
Source: Variety
- Google launches crowdsourced TV show and movie reviews, but only in India
- TC's Original Content podcast watches the Emmys and goes to Disrupt

Source: TC

- Pai's Weed Whacker: FCC Continues Deregulatory Actions on Cable, AM Radio
- American Spirit Media Stations Go Dark to DirecTV
Source: Broadcasting Cable
- Comcast pays $20M for Philadelphia e-sports team, invests in Activision's Overwatch league
- Pay TV losses could soon accelerate to 5M a year, RBC analyst says
  Source: Fiercecable
- Smithsonian Channel Orders Four New Wildlife Series
- Disney Warns Altice Talks Could Stall
  Source: Multichannel
- Bazalgette review sets recommendations for UK Creative Industries
- Mediametrie adds OTT Molotov to 4 Screen tracking offer
  Source: Broadband TV News
- CNN Contributor Working to Get Obamacare Repealed
- Marilyn Manson Says Death Threats Interfered With His Drug Use
  Source: TV Week
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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