13 December 2018 | Volume 70 - Issue No: 25 Facebook Twitter YouTube YouTube

Television | TV Channels

TV still has headroom for monetising from underpenetrated areas

With the advent of OTT platforms, technological disruptions and change in content consumption trends, traditional linear TV has been facing a difficult time. Moreover, demonetisation and inclusion of GST also came as additional challenges in the recent past, with effects that lingered for long, while the biggest disruption - the new tariff order - is on the way.
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iWorld | OTT

Netflix's Swati Shetty steps down
Netflix international originals and acquisitions director for India Swati Shetty has put down her papers after a successful stint of more than two years with the company. Netflix confirmed the development to Indiantelevision.com via email.
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Television | TV Channels
Zee TV VP marketing Azmat Jagmag quits
Zee TV's VP for marketing, Azmat Jagmag, who was responsible for brand building, team growth, sales strategy and revenue facilitation, has quit the organisation last month. Jagmag started her career as an account executive at Draft FCB Ulka in 2004 and was there for over a year.
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iWorld | OTT
IndiaCast partners JKN Media to bring Indian content to Thailand
In a bid to strengthen its international foothold and provide unparalleled entertainment to the transnational viewers, IndiaCast Media Distribution - the domestic and international distribution arm of Viacom18 and TV18, has partnered JKN Media.
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- Your cable TV may go on the blink from December 29
- India vs Australia: Doordarshan turns blind eye to Test series Down Under
  Source: TOI
- Industry in agreement on need to cut levies, streamline GST issues: COAI
  Source: ET
- TRAI seeks comments on the TV audience measurement & ratings consultation paper
  Source: Medianama
- Your Cable Company Thinks Changing Its Name Will Boost Its Image
  Source: Bloomberg Quint
- DoT Rejects TRAI's Flat-Rate Suggestions On User And Licence Fees
  Source: Swarajyamag
- Isro to launch GSAT-7A communication satellite for IAF, Army on Dec 19
  Source: BS
- TRAI New Rule Can Increase Cable Price by Rs 200
  Source: Techchahiye
- Yahoo parent Verizon cuts value of media brands by $4.6bn
- Chris Froome: Team Sky is not finished yet despite sponsor pulling plug in 2019

Source: The Guardian

  How NPR Aims to Bring Transparency to Podcast Metrics
  IAS Taps Ex-Yahoo Sales Boss Lisa Utzschneider as CEO of Ad-Verification Firm

Source: Variety

  Payment service Toss becomes Korea's newest unicorn after raising $80M
  Dallas-based TXV Partners targets $50M for its debut fund

Source: Tech Crunch

  Comcast's Brian Roberts voted most powerful person in U.S. video for 2018
  Cable One is changing its name to Sparklight

Source: Fierce Video

  Verizon Brightens the Corners on Pay TV Platform with Fios TV One
  FCC Approves Plan for Freeing Up More 5G Spectrum

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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Vidnet 2018| Fireside chat with Applause Entertainment CEO Sameer Nair
Mam | Marketing
Indian Foodservice industry to reach Rs 5,52,000 crore by 2022 with a 10% growth
iWorld | E-commerce
Paytm launches 'Paytm Cashback Days' - India's biggest Payments Festival from 12-16th December 2018
Television | TV Channels
Times Network sets India's $5 Trillion growth agenda through the 5thedition of 'India Economic Conclave 2018': Day 1
Movies | Hollywood
Movies NOW announces the 6th season of its blockbuster property '100 Mania'
Regulators | MIB
MIB to hold MSO conference on 18 December
iWorld | OTT
Netflix's Swati Shetty steps down
Television | TV Channels
Challenge of crafting characters in Indian animation
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