16 August 2018 | Volume 70 - Issue No: 24   Facebook Twitter YouTube YouTube
iWorld | OTT
MX Player's content play for OTT platform launch

In the last two years, India's media and entertainment industry has witnessed the emergence of several over-the-top (OTT) players. With an ambition to gain a foothold in the burgeoning OTT space, Times Internet recently acquired a majority stake in Seoul-based MX Player. While the company is yet to reveal the exact launch timelines, the last quarter of this year is likely to mark the entry of another big-ticket aspirant.
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Television | TV Production
How Travelxp plans to conquer the travel space
Travelxp wants to travel far and wide. The Mumbai-based lifestyle channel, that has already seen a steady revenue growth for the last few years, now intends to grow by 30-40 per cent in the coming year.
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iWorld | E-commerce
Ad industry calls for regulatory body to monitor plagiarism
Creativity sometimes takes inspiration from past creatives but what if it is an entirely copied one? Plagiarism (or inspiration), is a never-ending burning issue in the advertising world. A little similarity can be overlooked but complete knockoffs are just astonishing.
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- Mobile connectivity: BSNL plan for uncovered areas promises savings of Rs 6,000 cr
- Flickering cable: Facebook's acquisition of La Liga's broadcasting rights signals the power of OTT market
  Source: Financial Express
- Amazon Has YouTube Envy
  Source: Bloomberg Quint
- Telecom Commission likely to discuss Trai's proposal on spectrum allocation on 31 August
  Source: Livemint
- RJio begins registration for broadband service
  Source: The Hindu Businessline
- Foreign Ministry responds to reports of social media monitoring, says it does not monitor specific individuals
  Source: India Today
- Telecom Commission to discuss Trai's proposal on spectrum auction on Aug 31
  Source: BS
- Technology to send astronauts to space already developed: ISRO on Gaganyaan
  Source: Times Now News
- BBC will not appeal against Cliff Richard privacy victory
- Financial Times boss returns pay rise after staff backlash

Source: The Guardian

- Amazon Music Names Andre Stapleton Head of U.S. Label Relations
- Gary Vaynerchuk's Gallery Media Group Hires Kate Mitchell From OWN

Source: Variety

- Uber reports Q2 losses of $404 million, up 32 percent from Q1
- LinkedIn to relaunch Groups in the flagship app as it looks to reverse 'ghost town' image

Source: Techcrunch

- In AT&T-Time Warner Case, You Don't Need a Weatherman to Know Which Way the Wind Blows
- Food Network Gives 'The Great Food Truck Race' TV's Biggest Promo Push

Source: Broadcasting Cable

- With YouTube TV deal, Verizon reconfirms it doesn't need content
- Facebook buys tech firm Vidpresso to help push interactive video

Source: Fierce Video

- E.W. Scripps Sells Last Batch of Radio Stations
- Verizon to Bundle YouTube TV and Apple TV4K into 5G Service

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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Jasdeep Pannu talks about ESPN India's digital play
MAM | Media and Advertising
Signpost India and NDMC to enable free Wi-Fi Zones in CBD area of New Delhi
iWorld | OTT
ZEE5 presents "Lal Bahadur Shastri's death – An unfinished story" India's biggest cover-up
Television | TV Channels
Mohamedali pulls no punches, ropes in Mike Tyson to launch the global Kumite 1 League
Television | TV Channels
Times NOW & Mirror Now announce a special line-up to celebrate the 72nd Independence Day
MAM | Marketing
BBDO India appoints Edward Gunn as head of planning Mumbai
MAM | Media and Advertising
Dinesh Swamy joins iProspect India as NCD
MAM | Media and Advertising
Okinawa Autotech launches Facebook campaign #FreedomFromFuel
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