14 December 2018 | Volume 70 - Issue No: 26 Facebook Twitter YouTube YouTube

Television | TV Channels

Uday Shankar's meteoric rise from Star India to Disney APAC

The man running, arguably, India's largest media company has made it to the top job in the Asia Pacific region at probably the world's most admired entertainment company - Disney. Uday Shankar, who once was a reporter with The Times of India, and then went on to successfully lead news channels such as Aaj Tak and Star News, on Thursday added another glorious chapter to his awe-inspiring journey.
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Television | TV Channels

4 Star and 3 Zeel channels most watched across genres
Four channels from the Star India network, three channels from Zee Entertainment Enterprises Ltd (Zeel) and one channel each from Sony Pictures Network India (SPN), the Sun TV Network, and Viacom 18 comprised the list of the top 10 channels across genres for week 49 of 2018 (Saturday, 1 December to Friday, 7 December 2018, week under review).
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Television | TV Channels
DreamWorks to launch Fight Sports and Kids+ channels
DreamWorks Channel, a Southeast Asian pay television network that is owned and operated by DreamWorks Animation International TV, a subsidiary of NBCUniversal, which is a division of Comcast, has set the ball rolling to launch two new channels - Fight Sports and Kids+ Asia. It has started the global satellite test transmission service from Asiasat7 satellite on 105.5 degree east.
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- Trai amends MNP regulations to ease, quicken the process of portability
- News digest: Loan recast norms, Trai's predatory pricing rule, and more
  Source: BS
- TDSAT quashes Trai's new predatory pricing rules in relief to Airtel, Vodafone Idea
  Source: Live Mint
- 90 percent of cable TV homes look set to miss December 29 deadline
  Source: TOI
- I&B to drop paid news regulation in draft Bill
  Source: Indian Express
- Dish TV Subscribers Will Not Be Able to Opt for Long Duration DTH Plans
  Source: Telecom Talk
- ISRO on a launching spree: GSAT-7A satellite for IAF to be launched on Dec 19
  Source: One India
- TRAI Revamps Rules to Make Number Portability Quicker, Simpler
  Source: News18
- 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
iWorld | OTT
TV Se Pehle Manmarziyaan & Happy Phirr Bhag Jayegi get digital premiere on Eros Now
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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