17 December 2018 | Volume 70 - Issue No: 28 Facebook Twitter YouTube YouTube

iWorld | Gaming

Esports industry expected to reach $3 bn by 2021

When everything is going online, what's there to stop sports? With improved internet speed, smartphone penetration, government digital push and highest youth population, Esports in India has the right territory for growth. In the third edition of Times of India Global Sports Show (GSS) 2018, industry experts came together to discuss about "Unlocking potential: The eSports revolution in India".
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Television | TV Channels

IPL auctions set to kick off 2019 cricket bonanza for brands, marketers
Indian fans are in for a rollercoaster ride in 2019 thanks to an action-packed cricket calendar. Virat Kohli's men have major challenges – tough and exciting in equal measure – lined up right through the year. The Indian side is set to play 12 Tests, 22 ODIs, 17 T20Is and the all-important World Cup in June. That's in addition to the two-month-long cricket party – the Indian Premier League (IPL).
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Television | TV Channels
Kannada, Malayalam, Telugu markets stay constant in BARC data week 49
In the Bengali space, Zee Bangla and Star Jalsha continued to be in first and second positions in BARC data week 49. News18 Bihar Jharkhand emerged as the new player in the market by securing fifth position in the Bhojpuri market. No changes were observed in Kannada, Malayalam and Telugu market. In the Marathi space, Zee Yuva entered the market standing at fifth position.
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iWorld | OTT
Star India adopts Hotstar-only model in US, channels to go off cable TV from 5 January
There's a lot happening at Star India at the moment with its integration into the media and entertainment giant Disney underway. A crucial aspect of that arrangement played out on Thursday as president 21st Century Fox, Asia and chairman and CEO of Star India Uday Shankar was named chairman Star and Disney India.
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- Pakistan​ Information and Broadcasting​ Minister Fawad Chaudhry promises help to Nandita Das amid 'Manto' ban
- ISRO's GSLV-F11 to take India's 35th communication satellite to orbit
  Source: New Indian Express
- COAI wants single audit to meet requirements of multiple agencies
- Govt to launch broadband readiness index of states: Telecom Secretary
  Source: Live Mint
- Govt plans edu channel with video lessons on new concepts
  Source: TOI
- Spectrum reserve price: Trai refuses to share its calculation model with DoT
  Source: Financial Express
- Nation celebrates Vijay Diwas commemorating victory in the 1971 Indo-Pak war
  Source: DDI News
- COAI Bats For Single Audit To Meet Requirements Of Multiple Agencies
  Source: Bloomberg Quint
- BSNL Recruitment 2018: Online registrations for 300 Management Trainee posts to start from December 26 @ bsnl.co.in
  Source: Newsx
- Make climate crisis top editorial priority, XR campaign urges BBC
- Ortega condemned for 'rule by terror' after raids in Nicaragua

Source: The Guardian

  HQ Trivia and Vine Co-Founder Colin Kroll Dies at 35
  CAA Signs Gaming Influencers Nick Eh 30, StoneMountain64

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

  Norton gets new cable TV contract with several pluses

Source: The Sun Chronicle

  Veteran broadcaster Peter Williams signs off from TVNZ

Source: Stuff

  For Turner's Levy, Viewers And Traditional TV Ecosystem Are Top Priorities

Source: Beet

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
Television | TV Channels
Bollywood in 2018: CNN-News18 Wraps-Up the Year with 'The Bollywood Roundtables' with Rajeev Masand
iWorld | OTT
Eros Now Expands its Presence in Indonesia Through Partnership with XL Home of XL Axiata
Television | TV Channels
Uday Shankar's meteoric rise from Star India to Disney APAC
Television | TV Channels
4 Star and 3 Zeel channels most watched across genres
Television | TV Channels
Aaj Tak HD hits airwaves, available on Tata Sky
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