10 August 2018 | Volume 70 - Issue No: 19   Facebook Twitter YouTube YouTube
Regulators | I&B Ministry
Does govt propose to regulate kids' channels? MIB says no'

Do watching cartoons have lasting effects on the children? Has the government made any assessment regarding the impact of cartoon channels on kids? Does the government propose to regulate/limit the telecast of cartoon programmes by private channels and Doordarshan in accordance with the examination schedule of children?
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Television | Production House
21CF tops estimates in Q4 earning
At a point when Rupert Murdoch's media empire 21st Century Fox is preparing to sell the bulk of its film and TV assets to Walt Disney Co (Disney), its fiscal fourth-quarter earnings beat analysts' expectations.
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Television | TV Channels
Sony Max tops Hindi channels; four Star India channels in across genres list
Sony Pictures Network India's (SPN) Hindi Movies channel Sony Max once again topped Hindi channels in Broadcast Audience Research Council of India (BARC) list of top 10 channels across genres list (across genres list) for week 31 of 2018 (Saturday, 28 July 2018 to Friday, 3 August 2018, week or period under review).
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Television | TV Channels
Times Now dethrones Republic TV after 64 weeks
After a long gap of 64 weeks, Times Now has dethroned Republic TV from its top slot. The Arnab Goswami-led channel's streak was broken as it occupied the pole position since its launch on 6 May 2017. 
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- Idea MD Himanshu Kapania to be first vice chairman of Grasim
- OTE Telecom Q2 core profit grows as Greece recovers
  Source: ETTelecom
- Book on 'secret broadcasts' during Quit India movement launched
- R S Sharma reappointed as a Trai chairman, gets two-year extension
  Source: BS
- BSNL to introduce Wi-Fi connectivity in 82 villages
  Source: TOI
- India Post Payments Bank (IPPB) provides these services to individuals: Game-changer? Check it out
  Source: Zee Biz
- Viacom reports revenue below estimates on weak advertising sales
  Source: Reuters
- Deutsche Telekom Raises Forecast on Back of Growth in U.S.
  Source: Bloomberg Quint
- Apple's mettle in India tested in squabble with TRAI over anti-spam app
  Source: Indian Express
- Department of Telecom directed ISPs to block more than 11,000 websites since Jan 2016
  Source: BGR
- Tribune scraps $3.9bn buyout by Sinclair and sues for breach of contract
- Laura Ingraham condemned after saying immigrants destroy 'the America we love'

Source: The Guardian

- Infowars Tweets Deleted After CNN Cites Examples of Twitter Policy Violations
- Hulu Losses Double in Q2 to $357 Million, as Disney Is Set to Take Control

Source: Variety

- Dropbox is crashing despite beating Wall Street expectations, announces COO Dennis Woodside is leaving
- Facebook now deletes posts that financially endanger/trick people

Source: Techcrunch

- Tribune Ends Deal with Sinclair, Files Breach of Contract Suit
- Bryan Cranston to Star in Broadway Production of 'Network'

Source: Broadcasting Cable

- Viacom says its streaming content business will be worth $1B by 2020
- Fox reports huge 18% jump in revenues during Q4

Source: Fiercevideo

- TVT and DMC become TVT Media
- Virgin leads in Liberty Global financials

Source: Broadband Tv News

- BBC Studios appoints new director of content

Source: Tv Technology

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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Jasdeep Pannu talks about ESPN India's digital play
Television | TV Channels
Discovery Kids pays tribute to the Armed forces with an Independence Day special 'Little Singham – Desh Ka Sipahi'
iWorld | OTT
DTH | DTH Service
DishTV launches Skill for Amazon Alexa in India
MAM | Marketing
Titan Skinn launches campaign for Amalfi Bleu
Television | TV Channels
NDTV reports operating profit after curbing op costs in Q1
MAM | Marketing
Tupperware agency Pulp Strategy milks AIB post
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