17 April 2018 | Volume 70 - Issue No: 21   Facebook Twitter YouTube YouTube
iWorld | OTT
Netflix beats earnings forecasts riding on global user additions
Exceeding user addition forecasts, Netflix's first quarter (Q1) earnings were in line with expectations while revenue bettered estimates. Revenue grew by 43 per cent year over year in Q1 due to a 25 per cent increase in average paid streaming memberships and a 14 per cent rise in the average selling price (ASP). Operating margin of 12 per cent rose 232 bps year over year.
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Regulators | I&B Ministry
MIB moves to regulate online media: various organisations join issue
Even as a debate on the need to regulate online news media gains momentum, various organisations have moved the Ministry of Information and Broadcasting (MIB) hoping to be made a part of the committee that will look into various aspects of proposed regulations-a panel that surprisingly doesn't include, at present, any representation from the sector that is being sought to be brought under checks.
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MAM | Marketing
Reckitt Benckiser again top television advertiser
Indian FMCG and consumer health products company Reckitt Benckiser (India) Ltd (RBIL) has once again climbed the almost sole andperpetual bastion of Indian FMCG company Hindustan Unilever Ltd (HUL).
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Television | TV Channels
Cartoon Network HD+ adds Tamil, Telugu feeds
Joining the bandwagon of launching local language feeds in the kids' TV sector is Turner India's Cartoon Network. The company has undertaken a soft launch of its new channel Cartoon Network HD+ from 15 April 2018 and has Hindi, Tamil and Telugu feeds along with English.
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- Trai launches tariff portal for consumers for greater transparency
- ISRO completes final orbit raising operations of navigation satellite
  Source: ET
- How the pioneers of cricket broadcasting lost their footing
  Source: Indian Express
- Chips in TV set-top boxes attack on people's privacy, says experts
  Source: India Today
- Fox News's Hannity Shares Lawyer With President He Defends on TV
  Source: BQ
- 5000 staff to be sacked? Idea Cellular share price slips over Vodafone merger lay-offs report
  Source: Zee Biz
- Reliance Jio may soon launch JioHomeTV service; to offer SD, HD channels at Rs 400
  Source: BT
- 'Surveillance sarkar': Congress hits out at Centre over reports of plan to monitor TV viewership
  Source: Scroll
- No Bangla TV content in India? Blame fesFee friction behind India's Bangla blackout?
  Source: TOI
- Channel 4 kicks off bids for new headquarters
- Martin Sorrell's departure from WPP marks the end of an era Mark Sweney

Source: The Guardian

- Netflix Says It's Open to Acquisitions, Stays Mum on Rumored Targets
- Facebook Adds Ability to Tip Live Streamers to Mobile Apps

Source: Variety

- Microsoft built its own custom Linux kernel for its new IoT service
- Adobe acquires voice interface platform Sayspring

Source: Tech Crunch

- FCC Frees Up $742 Million More for Post-Incentive Auction Repack
- AMC Networks Pitches Peak Programs in Upfront

Source: Broadcasting Cable

- From AMC to Viacom: Tracking media earnings in Q1 2018
- Comcast integrates 2 more ZoneTV platforms into X1

Source: Fierce Cable

- Zattoo to close B2C service in UK, Spain and Denmark
- Global pay-TV revenues to fall by 11%

Source: Broadband TV News

- Director of Two Best Picture Oscar Winners Dies

Source: TV Week

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 | OTT
LaLiga weekend brings new record for Barcelona and mixed feelings for Torres and Isco
iWorld | OTT
The Quint India Selects Brightcove For Its Digital-First News Platform
Regulators | TRAI
TRAI begins discussion on uplinking, downlinkinga guidelines
MAM | Marketing
ASCI part of AYUSH committee to control misleading ads
iWorld | Broadband
Jio shifts focus to wired broadband
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