24 April 2018 | Volume 70 - Issue No: 27   Facebook Twitter YouTube YouTube
Television | TV Channels
Kalanithi Maran, Sun TV: the evolution
In the late eighties, a scrawny young man returned to India from the US having completed his MBA from the University of Scranton. He had lights in his eyes, fascinated as he had become by television in the US during his management freshman and graduation days.
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Satellites | Satellite Launches
ISRO's Gsat-11 sent back from space centre ahead of May-end launch
In what was being touted as probably the last Indian satellite launch by a foreign space agency, ISRO's heavy-duty GSAT-11 communications satellite has been sent back to India for "unexplained" reasons from the Europe-based launch pad, according to a media report from Paris.
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DTH | DTH Operator
Reliance Big TV clears dues to Antrix; to resume service shortly
Direct-to-home (DTH) operator Reliance Big TV (RBTV) today settled its dues of Rs 28 crore to Antrix Corpo (Antrix) thereby ensuring the immediate resumption of services. The Telecom Disputes Settlement & Appellate Tribunal (TDSAT)'s order has asked Antrix to reinstate RBTV's services today, according to Pantel Technologies MD Vijender Singh.
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Television | TV Channels
Countdown begins for APOS 2018
And so it's time for another Asia Pacific Operators Summit (APOS) in Bali's now famed Ayana Resort. The team at Singapore-based Media Partners Asia has drawn up another power-packed three days with the main opening Disney-backed reception planned for 24 April evening.
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DTH | DTH Operator
Dish TV sharpens focus on Tamil Nadu
Despite having substantial share across all markets in South India, direct-to-home (DTH) operator Dish TV is currently focusing on Tamil Nadu as the market there affords a big pay TV opportunity. Moreover, the state is also going through digitisation, which has created more avenues for DTH players to increase their subscriber base in the state.
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- Trai asks Aircel to refund security deposits of users
- Bharti Airtel may log first quarterly loss in years; here's what analysts say
  Source: ET
- Music Broadcast to acquire Ananda Offset's Friends 91.9 FM radio
- Trai to issue norms for VoLTE call quality soon
  Source: Live Mint
- TRAI views on data privacy, security in telecom sector by month-end: Chairman
- Six months after Anupam Kher's appointment, FTII yet to get Governing Council
  Source: Indian Express
- Seoul stops propaganda broadcasts on Pyongyang
  Source: BS
- Trend of TV Serials Showing Extramarital Affairs and Illegitimate Kids Perturbs Mamata Banerjee
  Source: News18
- AT&T's Power Grab Is Hit by Government From Two Directions
  Source: BQ
- A new animated video of NASA satellite images shows how fast the humans are changing Earth
  Source: The Cake
- Mirror takeover of Express and Star faces fresh investigation
- Matt Smith on The Crown pay gap: 'We should be paid equally'

Source: The Guardian

- Netflix Raises $1.9 Billion in Debt Financing, Its Biggest Round Ever
- Streaming Network Devoted to Theater Content to Launch This Summer

Source: Variety

- Google beats expectations again with $31.15B in revenue
- Indian lending platform Capital Float raises $22M Series C extension from Amazon

Source: Tech Crunch

- FCC Says GOP Commissioners' CPAC Appearances Were OK
- CBS Launches All Access Streaming Service in Canada

Source: Broadcasting Cable

- Sling TV signups are slowing down, on track to be overtaken by DirecTV Now, research firm says
- ComScore taps longtime ad executive and board member Bryan Wiener as CEO

Source: Fierce Cable

- Cox Brings YouTube to New 'Contour' Set-Tops

Source: Multichannel

- Top 10 pay TV operators to lose $20 billion

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'
Television | TV Channels
CNN-News18 and News18 India bring Special Programming for Karnataka Election
iWorld | OTT
OTTv Mumbai 2018, the Monetization Challenge of OTT Platforms
Television | TV Channels
ONE WEEK TO GO! Top gongs up for grabs at IRAA Awards 2018 as nominations close on 30th April
DTH | DTH Operator
Reliance Big TV clears dues to Antrix; to resume service shortly
Television | TV Channels
No reason for GECs to panic as IPL grabs eyeballs
Television | TV Channels
Hindi news channels continue strong run in 2018
DTH | DTH Operator
Dish TV unveils hackathon for M&E industry
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