19 April 2018 | Volume 70 - Issue No: 23   Facebook Twitter YouTube YouTube
Regulators | TRAI
TRAI assures TDSAT on withdrawal of landing page order
Broadcast carriage regulator Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) assured the sector disputes tribunal yesterday during a hearing that a November 2017 order pertaining to landing or boot-up page of TV sets will be withdrawn within two weeks and the issue discussed with the stakeholders before any further move on the matter.
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Television | TV Channels
Law Commission calls for BCCI to be brought under RTI Act
The Law Commission of India, headed by Justice BS Chauhan, has recommended to the Centre that the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) be classified as a national sports federation and brought under the ambit of the Right to Information Act (RTI).
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Television | TV Channels
Songdew TV launches to promote independent music
Songdew.com, which has been promoting independent musicians, has launched its TV channel today. The online music publishing platform has struck a deal with Videocon d2h exclusively. The channel will show the best of independent music and live acts from across the country.
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iWorld | OTT
FuboTV raises $75 million from Fox, AMC Networks and Sky
Days after ESPN launched its new streaming service ESPN+, FuboTV, a three-year old streaming TV service for sports fans, is announcing the close of $75 million in Series D funding.
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- Reliance Jio tops 4G availability, Airtel scores best speed: Report
- NCLAT recalls order that allowed sale of RCom's tower and fiber assets
  Source: BS
- America wants to protect the world's satellites from space junk; here's how
- Jio Home TV service likely to launch soon, could offer HD channels at Rs 400
  Source: Financial Express
- AT&T CEO Randall Stephenson Prepares for the Show of a Lifetime
- Fox, AMC Networks Lead $75 Million Funding Round for FuboTV
  Source: BQ
- Sony enters into kids merchandise space
  Source: ET
- Chip in TV set-top boxes: Why govt wants 'accurate' viewership data
  Source: Indian Express
- In-flight Wi-Fi over Indian airspace moves closer to reality
  Source: Live Mint
- Fox chose Disney over Comcast on regulatory, stock fears: filing
  Source: Reuters
- TRAI launches website for comparing mobile, landline tariffs
  Source: News Bytes
- More than 100 parts for NASA's Orion capsule to be 3D printed
  Source: The Hindu
- RT faces seven new investigations in aftermath of Salisbury poisoning
- Russian broadcaster RT could be forced off UK airwaves

Source: The Guardian

- Amazon Has 100 Million Prime Subscribers, Jeff Bezos Discloses
- FuboTV Banks $75 Million From AMC Networks, 21st Century Fox and Others

Source: Variety

- SpaceX brings NASA's TESS to space and successfully lands its Falcon 9 rocket
- California OSHA is looking into injury reports at Tesla

Source: Tech Crunch

- NBA Makes Deal With Twitch to Stream eSports League
- Amazon, Best Buy Strike Exclusive Smart TV Deal

Source: Broadcasting Cable

- RCN CEO becomes latest cable pay TV executive to receive hard check from AT&T cross-examination
- Analyst: Charter offers 'cleaner, pure-play strategy with a longer operational runway' compared to Comcast

Source: Fierce Cable

- Salisbury poisoning sparks Ofcom investigation into RT
- Sky Deutschland to introduce Sky Q in May

Source: Broadband TV News

- Former Playboy Model Settles Lawsuit Over Alleged Trump Affair
- CBS's 'Late Show' Hits a Ratings Milestone, Thanks to High-Profile Guest

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'
MAM | Marketing
Ola honours 'hero' drivers in latest campaign
Television | TV Channels
Travelxp launches new shows Thali-The Great Indian Meal, and City Breaks' Uzbekistan series in 3 Indian, 7 global languages
Television | TV Channels
Law commission calls for BCCI to be classified as 'national sports federation'
Television | TV Channels
Songdew TV launches to promote independent music
iWorld | OTT
ALTBalaji's Sethi reaffirms faith in originals
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