20 August 2018 | Volume 70 - Issue No: 27   Facebook Twitter YouTube YouTube
iWorld | OTT
70-80% of ALTBalaji traffic from telco tie-ups: Sunil Lulla

Balaji Telefilms recently posted Q1 result where the TV business revenue remained flat while the digital venture ALTBalaji showed impressive result by acquiring 2.1 million new paid users excluding Reliance Jio platform users. For OTT platforms in India, telco deals have become important and ALTBalaji is not an exception.
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Television | TV Channels
MNX challenges legacy players in the movies category
The rise in India's urban educated millennials has also led to the spurt of channels in the English entertainment and movies genre. Over the last few years, several new additions have made their way including MN+, &Prive and Sony Le Plex.
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Television | TV Channels
Most watched Hindi GECs in 2018
Zee Entertainment Enterprises Ltd (Zeel) free to air (FTA) Hindi GEC Zee Anmol was the most watched Hindi GEC during the first 31 weeks of 2018 according to Broadcast Audience Research Council (BARC) weekly data for weeks 1 to 31 of 2018 (Saturday 29 December 2017 to Friday 3 August 2018) of the top 10 Hindi GEC channels.
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iWorld | OTT
Urban-rural internet experience gap needs bridging: Gaurav Malik
The digital savvy generation not only yearns for good content but also a seamless viewing experience. A few seconds of latency or buffering can push the user to switch to other platforms. Thus media companies, especially OTT platforms, are integrating with content delivery networks (CDN), content management systems and cloud platforms increasingly to improve efficiency.
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- Trai consultation soon on traffic management practices for net neutrality
- Football fans worry patchy data will hamper Facebook's streaming of La Liga
  Source: ET
- Thai telecoms commission opens auction for nine 5-Mhz licenses valued at $3.4 bln
- Bharti Airtel forms independent fibre company; names Abhay Savargaonkar unit CEO
  Source: ETTelecom
- Telcos cautious: 'Tepid response likely for spectrum auction'
  Source: Indian Express
- Here's How Five ISRO Satellites Playing Key Role In Saving Several Lives In Flood-Hit Kerala
  Source: India Times
- Trai consultation soon on traffic rules for net neutrality
  Source: Livemint
- Karan Johar announces new season of talk show on social media
  Source: The Week
- William Miller: how I failed to get away from my famous father
- Eddie Marsan, a class act speaking up for talent from all quarters

Source: The Guardian

- Dylan Byers Jumps to NBC News, MSNBC From CNN
- U.K. Competition Watchdog Investigates Social Media Influencers

Source: Variety

- As promised, Netflix's user reviews are no more
- Jack Dorsey admits Twitter hasn't 'figured out' approach to fake news

Source: Techcrunch

- September Premiere Dates For The 2018 TV Season, New Series Abound

Source: Forbes

- Saudi telecoms company offers 1 GB free for users on the days of Tarwiya and Arafat

Source: Arab 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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Jasdeep Pannu talks about ESPN India's digital play
MAM | Marketing
Matrimony.com bolsters senior management team to pursue expansion plan
MAM | Marketing
The Advertising Club announces the Category Awards for Marquees 2018
Television | Production House
Shemaroo Entertainment Ties-up with TikTok and Vigo Video
Television | TV Channels
Times NOW & Mirror Now announce a special line-up to celebrate the 72nd Independence Day
iWorld | OTT
India's ranking falls in latest Netflix ISP speed index
MAM | Media and Advertising
WATConsult bags Domino's India's digital media mandate
MAM | Media and Advertising
The Minimalist strengthens leadership team
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