19 December 2018 | Volume 70 - Issue No: 30 Facebook Twitter YouTube YouTube

Television | TV Channels

IBF to intervene in TRAI's SC petition on 15% discount cap

The TRAI tariff order, which remained a topic of intense debate and discussion in 2017 and 2018, is likely to dominate discourse early on in 2019 too, at least from a legal standpoint as the Supreme Court resumes work after the winter vacations.
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Regulators | Trai

TRAI issues warning against spreading 'fabricated' facts on tariff
The Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) on Tuesday cautioned stakeholders against spreading "concocted and fabricated facts" against its new tariff directive, while releasing a list of TV channels along with their respective maximum retail prices as per information received from broadcasters.
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iWorld | OTT
ZEE5's latest tentpole 'Rangbaaz' to be dubbed in all major Indian languages
Zee5, the OTT platform from the Zee group, has launched its second tentpole show Rangbaaz and has intentions of dubbing it in several Indian languages. ZEE5 India CEO Tarun Katial said it will release the show in Tamil, Telugu, Kannada, Marathi, Bengali and Malayalam by January.
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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 | Production House
Big Synergy appoints Rajiv Bakshi as CEO
Reliance Entertainment's Big Synergy Media Ltd has appointed Rajiv Bakshi as its chief executive officer. At Big Synergy, Bakshi will take forward the mantle of enhancing multi-platform reach, driving strategic partnerships & developing the Original Content portfolio.
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- Essel, Videocon DTH merger in legal dispute over pledged shares
- TRAI chief says new broadcasting framework will reduce rates, slams fearmongering attempts
  Source: ET
- Trai tariff order for DTH, cable: BARC decides on 'blackout' within a week
- Isro to go to Venus by 2023 after Mars success, human spaceflight plans
  Source: BS
- Making waves! Telecom department to meet Huawei for 5G trials today
- Telecom Secretary Aruna Sundararajan directs BBNL, BSNL to take disciplinary action against officials for BharatNet faults
  Source: Financial Express
- Broadband connectivity through Cable TV Network will strengthen fixed-line network infrastructure: I&B secy
  Source: News On Air
- Only 7% Internet connectivity in India through fixed line network, says TRAI
  Source: CNBC TV18
- PAC wants fimmakers to self-certify movies while applying to CBFC
  Source: Indian Express
- Uday Shankar first media executive to get FICCI leadership position
  Source: Inside Sport
- WTO to investigate Qatari allegations of Saudi piracy
  Source: Reuters
- Former TV exec Les Moonves denied $120m payoff for 'willful misfeasance'
- Moira Stuart leaves BBC for Classic FM presenting role

Source: The Guardian

  Verizon Is Officially Killing the 'Oath' Name
  Charter Reaches $174 Million Settlement on Internet-Throttling Fraud Suit

Source: Variety

  Tinder fires comms head and other employees who sued company
  As adult content ban arrives, Tumblr clarifies and refines rules

Source: Tech Crunch

  Penny Marshall Dies at 75
  Susana Schuler Named GM at WVTM Birmingham

Source: Broadcasting Cable

  Charter slapped with $174M consumer fraud settlement in New York
  MLB interested in expanding streaming availability of games

Source: Fierce Video

  NCTC Names New Board Leadership
  AT&T Launches 5G Network - Capped at 15 GB and Topping Out at 140 Gbps

Source: Multichannel

  BeIN Media Group moves from Nilesat to Eutelsat
  Ofcom requires BBC to run public interest test on iPlayer proposals

Source: Broadband Tv 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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Vidnet 2018| Fireside chat with Applause Entertainment CEO Sameer Nair
Television | TV Channels
For the first time, viewers get to choose their favourite shows on Sony BBC Earth
DTH | DTH Operator
Dish TV wins IDC Insights Awards for 'Excellence in Operations category'
Television | TV Channels
Shemaroo Entertainment's Bhakti App Bags the Innovative Mobile App Award
Television | TV Channels
Sony Pictures Networks India delivers on its commitment of 'Ek India Happywala'
iWorld | e-commerce
Quikr acquires India Property Online Pvt Ltd
Television | TV Channels
English news most benefited genre in Chrome DM week 50
Cable TV | LCO
Ortel loss mounts: NCLT orders insolvency process
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