18 December 2018 | Volume 70 - Issue No: 29 Facebook Twitter YouTube YouTube

Television | TV Channels

Sanjay Gupta on executing the new tariff regime, Star India's strategy and channel pricing

Star India COO Sanjay Gupta is a veteran of many high-stake battles. The one he's currently battling could be long drawn, unpredictable, unlike anything he's encountered before and potentially his toughest in a while. However, as India's broadcast bosses put their heads down to implement TRAI's new tariff regime, Gupta and Star seem to be first off the blocks.
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Cable TV | LCO

Ortel loss mounts: NCLT orders insolvency process
Ortel Communications Ltd (Ortel) reported a higher loss for the quarter ended 30 September 2018 (Q2 2019, period or quarter under review) as compared to the immediate trailing quarter Q1 2019 and the corresponding year ago quarter Q2 2018. On 27 November 2018, the National Company Law Tribunal.
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Television | TV Channels
English news most benefited genre in Chrome DM week 50
With a growth of 1.29 per cent as compared to last week (49), the English news genre marked the highest opportunity to see (OTS) among all categories in week 50 of Chrome Data Analytics & Media. In the English news genre, Loksabha TV gained the highest OTS with 98.2 per cent in six metros market.
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Television | TV Channels
Republic Bharat, Arnab Goswami's Hindi offering, to debut on 26 January
The Hindi offering of the Arnab Goswami-led network Republic is set to hit the airwaves on 26 January, a source close to the development informed Indiantelevision.com. Republic TV CEO Vikas Khanchandani, in a recent interaction with Indiantelevision.com, however, had side-stepped queries about Republic Bharat's (in short format it would be known as R Bharat) launch, though he added it would materialise in the first quarter of 2019.
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Television | TV Channelss
Uday Shankar elected FICCI VP for 2018-19
Adding another feather to his cap, 21st Century Fox Asia president and Star India chairman and CEO Uday Shankar has been elected as the vice president of the Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FICCI) for 2018-19.
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- Some states charging 50 times higher for telecom infra rollout: DoT
- You may soon have to pay more for cable, DTH service
  Source: ET
- I&B Secy to chair conference on feasibility of broadband services through Cable TV
- Star India announces new channel pricing, seven new channel packs
  Source: BS
- Tata Sky offering 44% discount to new DTH subscribers: Report
  Source: BGR
- Indian Telecom export body urges NSA to ban on Chinese telecom gears
  Source: ZeeBiz
- Australian actress accuses Geoffrey Rush of inappropriate behaviour
  Source: Reuters
- Cable TV viewing set for major interruption on New Year's Eve
  Source: TOI
- Most Cable, DTH Packs Will Disappear On December 29
  Source: Ultra News
- Aamir Khan and Pankaj Tripathi's New Video is the Best Thing on Internet Today
  Source: News18
- Zee, Sun TV face heat in OTT market as global players bet big on India
  Source: CNBCTV18
- Moira Stuart leaves BBC for Classic FM presenting role
- Outrage at 'anti-democratic' bomb blast at Athens TV station

Source: The Guardian

  TiVo FCC Filing Suggests Android TV Device Coming in Time for CES
  Wall Street Journal Site Hacked With Pro-PewDiePie Message

Source: Variety

  Moonbug nabs $145M to buy up kids' digital media brands
  Twitter bug leaks phone number country codes

Source: Tech Crunch

  DOJ is making Gray and Raycom sell stations before it will OK $3.6B merger
  Comcast launches YouTube 4K on X1 platform

Source: The Sun Chronicle

  beIN Sports Refiles Carriage Complaint Against Comcast at FCC
  Sling TV Launches on Oculus Go

Source: Multichannel

  Russia's CTC Media to be sold
  Bomb blast hits Greek Skai TV

Source: Broadband Tv News

  Russia's CTC Media to be sold
  Bomb blast hits Greek Skai TV

Source: Broadband Tv News

  Turner, NBCUniversal granted German licenses
  BVE announces 'Here to Create' theme

Source: TVb Europe

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 | Media and Advertising
Zee Business Strengthens Programming, launches campaign to take CNBC Awaaz head on
Television | TV Channels
Star Sports curates a special line up of programming shows for VIVO IPL 2019 Player Auction
Television | TV Channels
Uday Shankar elected FICCI VP for 2018-19
Television | TV Channels
AnimationXpress announces Media & Entertainment IT Summit in Hyderabad
Television | TV Channels
Kannada, Malayalam, Telugu markets stay constant in BARC data week 49
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