16 April 2018 | Volume 70 - Issue No: 20   Facebook Twitter YouTube YouTube
MAM | Media And Advertising
Sir Martin Sorrell says ta-ta to WPP, Roberta Quarta becomes exec chairman
A first gen entrepreneur of Ukrainian descent, he rose out of nowhere to build the world's largest advertising group. And late last night - amidst investigations into charges of personal misconduct by the WPP board - Sir Martin Sorrell packed up his things and shockingly announced that he was saying ta-ta to the CEO's position and moving out of the corner office.
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MAM | Media And Advertising
Sorrell, people and Sorrell speak
For many advertising and brand executives - especially the senior ones in India - Sir Martin Sorrell was a pretty familiar face. Sorrell probably visited India more than any other international advertising industry executive did.
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MAM | Marketing
Pepperfry bets big on digital
Eight years ago, the concept of buying home furniture online seemed nothing more than an impossible task and worth a laugh or two. But today, things have changed drastically and buying furniture online seems so much more convenient and time saving than making rounds of multiple stores and choosing from the limited options each of them have.
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iWorld | OTT
CDN players work for efficient content delivery experience
Internet users in India are growing exponentially, riding on the back of cheap smartphones and low-cost data plans. By 2020, there will be 730 million internet users in India. This makes content delivery networks (CDN) crucial and the need to be efficient.
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- I&B Ministry proposes installation of chip in new TV set-top boxes
- India, France holding discussions for inter-planetary missions to Mars, Venus
  Source: ET
- Smriti Irani: It's time to take our National Award-winning cinema to Cannes
- Efforts on to re-establish link with satellite: Isro
  Source: TOI
- Reliance Jio sees wired broadband internet as the next battleground
  Source: Live Mint
- Don't arm-twist Vodafone-Idea into making payments
  Source: Financial Express
- Trai to seek legal view for taking action on iPhone-maker Apple
  Source: ET Telecom
- With an eye on 2019, AIR launches programme to promote Modi and his schemes
  Source: The Print
- Reliance Jio to Offer SD and HD Channels at Rs 400 Under JioHomeTV
  Source: Telecom Talk
- NASA's positive on next planet-hunting mission launch
  Source: BS
- Why the politicians must set their sights on Facebook Emily Bell
- Martin Sorrell stands to pick up £20m as WPP faces possible breakup

Source: The Guardian

- Amazon Studios Shuts Down Open Script-Submission Program
- MGM-Backed Survios Names Seth Gerson CEO, Founding CEO Nathan Burba Becomes President

Source: Variety

- Lyft's Raj Kapoor joins the TechCrunch Tel Aviv conference on mobility, June 7
- Is America's national security Facebook and Google's problem?

Source: Tech Crunch

- Hulu Signs as Sponsor of NBA Playoff Series on TNT
- Genachowski on AT&T/TW Suit: DOJ Has Hard Case to Prove

Source: Broadcasting Cable

- Metrocast buy helps drive up Cogeco Q2 revenue by nearly 7%
- Why NBC is getting a better video player from Comcast

Source: Fierce Cable

- Comcast to Add Netflix to Service Packages, Handle Billing

Source: Multichannel

- VodafoneZiggo, T-Mobile drive revenue growth on Dutch multiplay market

Source: Broadband TV News

Movies | Movies on mutiple platforms
Biopics & sports-based films help popularise sporting culture in India
"Sattar minute, sattar minute hai tumhare paas ... shayad tumhari zindagi ke sabse khaas sattar minute ... (Seventy minutes, seventy minutes is what you have ... may be the most important seventy minutes of your life..)".
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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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'Distribution has always been the challenge for broadcasters'
iWorld | Social Media
Reliance Industries Limited announces strategic investment in Embibe to from India's largest Artificial Intelligence (AI) based education platform
Television | TV Channels
iWorld | Telecom
Airtel makes it easier for customers to upgrade to a 4G smartphone
Technology | Software
Verimatrix recognized for contributions to latin american Pay-TV market with PRODU award win at NAB Show
Television | TV Channels
History TV18 focuses on relatable local content
Regulators | I&B Ministry
MIB proposes installation of chip in DTH boxes: Report
iWorld | Telecom
Delhi HC directs Airtel to modify IPL ads
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