20 April 2018 | Volume 70 - Issue No: 24   Facebook Twitter YouTube YouTube
Television | TV Channels
Zoom partners Myntra, expects 40% top line growth in 2018
Zoom, the entertainment channel from the Times stable, is bridging the gap between the television and online mediums. In order to maximise its reach using three staple diets of Indians- fashion, Bollywood and entertainment-it has partnered online fashion and lifestyle company, Myntra, to form a new revamped identity. Zoom will no longer be called just 'Zoom' but rather 'Zoom styled by Myntra'.
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iWorld | OTT
India fastest-growing market in first year for Amazon: Jeff Bezos
Amazon's unstoppable march continues worldwide, including India. Putting an end to the speculation around the number of Amazon Prime subscribers, Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos has finally revealed the data in a letter to shareholders.
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Television | TV Channels
IPL 11 catapults Star Sports 1 Hindi to second place in across genres
The eleventh edition of the Indian Premier League (IPL) 11 began on Saturday, 7 April 2018, the first day of Broadcast Audience Research Council of India (BARC) week 15 of 2018. As has become a norm, the league poaches eyeballs from all other genres in the country on weekdays during primetime.
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Television | TV Channels
Vishnu Athreya elevated to SVP programming at Cartoon Network
There's good news for Vishnu Athreya's fans amidst Indian animation studios. The man who gave a fillip to domestic animation production, when he ran Indian programming at Cartoon Network (CN), has got a promotion in Atlanta.
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Television | TV Channels
Sony Yay banks on originals with a slew of fresh content
Home-grown content in India is growing by leaps and bounds. Recently, Discovery Kids launched Little Singham as its new character to spearhead its library of originals and now Sony Yay has also rolled up its sleeves to be in the thick of competition. The channel has a new show, KickO and Super Speedo, on the cards along with 10 original movies.
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- I&B ministry asks Prasar Bharati to explain DD free dish continuation
- Fox rejected an offer from Comcast before Disney buyout: filing
  Source: ET
- PM Narendra Modi shares poem penned by him in Gujarati
- Pakistan journalists sign petition against media curbs
  Source: BS
- WiFi in flights over Indian airspace may soon be a reality
  Source: India Today
- Time Warner Ill-Equipped to Challenge Netflix, CEO Tells Judge
  Source: BQ
- Pakistan's Geo TV Coming Back Soon After 'Deal With Military'
  Source: News18
- The biggest companies in the TV industry are banding together to arm themselves against Google and Facebook
  Source: BI
- Don't make national anthem mandatory in cinema halls, committee set to tell Govt
  Source: Indian Express
- BP, Reliance sanction 'Satellite cluster' development in KG-D6 block
  Source: The Hindu Business Line
- Tripura CM Biplab Kumar Deb stands by 'internet during Mahabharata' claim
  Source: TOI
- WPP contacted by FCA to check if it is in breach of laws
- Amazon buys exclusive UK rights to US Open tennis tournament

Source: The Guardian

- Time Inc.'s Former President of Digital Jen Wong Joins Reddit as COO
- 'The Hills Have Eyes' Director Alexandre Aja Goes VR With 'Campfire Creepers'

Source: Variety

- Cheddar's digital news network is coming to Hulu, too
- Announcing how startups can exhibit for free at Disrupt SF with Top Picks

Source: Tech Crunch

- Discovery Names Jane Latman General Manager at Travel Channel
- Sinclair: Consolidation Is Not Retrans Blackout Culprit

Source: Broadcasting Cable

- The Fierce 50: The executives reshaping the business of pay TV
- AT&T cancels DirecTV Latin America IPO citing sluggish market

Source: Fierce Cable

- Thomas Arnoldner nominated as Telekom Austria CEO
- RTL Nederland to merge OTT services

Source: Broadband TV News

- Freeform and ABC News' 'Nightline' Partner on Parkland Special
- CNN Unveils Plans for Four-Part Series

Source: TV Week

- Sinclair: Consolidation Is Not Retrans Blackout Culprit

Source: Multichannel

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'
Television | TV Channels
CNBC Bajar honours reality maestros from Gujarat at 'CNBC Bajar Real Estate Awards 2018'
Television | TV Channels
Music Icon Sonu Nigam appoints ITW Playworx as his agency
Television | TV Channels
PromaxBDA & India Radio Forum Onboard Moe's Art As 'Communication Partner'
Regulators | TRAI
TRAI assures TDSAT on withdrawal of landing page order
Television | TV Channels
Republic TV continues to lead as English news genre ratings drop
iWorld | OTT
TVF ropes in Vivek Saxena as north head for brand partnerships
Television | TV Channels
Sony Yay banks on originals with a slew of fresh content
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