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

Cable TV | LCO

The challenge of DD FreeDish and new tariff order for DPOs

With the emergence of a large number of OTT platforms and cord-cutting globally, the future of pay-TV looks bleak. The talk of the town is how pay-TV industry will manage to survive the crisis. Moreover, the new tariff order (NTO) in India is also set to overhaul the entire ecosystem.
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Television | TV Channels

Do kids of today prefer OTT over TV?
There's a tug of war going on today with both parties equally strong. On the one side, we have linear TV singing its praises and OTT on the other side glorifying its advantages. No matter which side you pick, you'll notice that kids' content has always been sidelined.
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Television | TV Channels
Star Sports 1 Kannada likely to launch on 30 December
After announcing the launch of Star Sports 1 Telugu, Star India is all set to unveil its fourth regional channel after Star Sports 1 Hindi, Star Sports 1 Tamil and Star Sports 1 Telugu (launching on 7 December). The next language market of focus for the company is Kannada and the channel is likely to go on air on 30 December 2018, a source close to the development informed Indiantelevision.com.
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Satellites | Satellites Launches
Gsat-11, India's heaviest comms satellite, launched
Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO)'s heaviest and most-advanced high throughput communication satellite GSAT- 11 was successfully launched from the Spaceport in French Guiana during the early hours of today.
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- Govt monitoring social media accounts of citizens since 2016, reveals RTI
  Source: BS
- Gulshan Grover to be the next FTII chairman?
  Source: TOI
- TRAI best placsed to adjudicate dispute between RJio and incumbents: SC
  Source: The Hindu Businessline
- Qualcomm bets big on 5G in India, says engaging actively with DoT, TRAI
  Source: BGR
- GSAT-11 satellite to boost Internet connectivity in North East: Manoj Sinha
  Source: ETTelecom
- The best streaming services you can sign up for online
  Source: Business Insider
- FireTV Stick 4K review: Alexa, grab that remote
  Source: India Today
- In AT&T Merger Appeal, U.S. Has a Message: We Told You So
  Source: Bloomberg Quint
- Supreme Court rejects CCI and Jio's cartelisation pleas against Airtel, Voda Idea
  Source: ET
- Italy state lender not thinking of raising Telecom Italia stake
  Source: Reuters
- Facebook discussed cashing in on user data, emails suggest
- Iceland's banned palm oil advert should have aired, says ITV chief

Source: The Guardian

  Jodie Foster to Launch Internet Class Teaching Filmmaking
  ATF: Indian Streaming Platform, Eros Now to Invest $70 Million in Original Content

Source: Variety

  Huawei CFO arrested in Canada, awaits US extradition
  Revcontent names Omar Nicola as its new CEO

Source: Tech Crunch

  Hulu on pace to have 23M subscribers by year-end
  Sinclair sets executive team for streaming service STIRR

Source: Fierce Video

  Sen. Warner to Propose National Cybersecurity Doctrine
  Ex-Playboy Enterprises President Tony Lynn Dies

Source: Multichannel

  Inside Secure to buy Verimatrix
  DirecTV to abandon satellite in favour of OTT

Source: Broadband Tv News

  LTE Broadcast SFN Test Achieves Milestone With Transmitter, Antenna Deployment
  Microsoft Ups Airband Deployment Target

Source: Tv Technology

  RTL boosts VoD investment
  Youview announces new CEO

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
Television | TV Channels
Kabaddi comes home to Andhra Pradesh and Telangana on Star Sports 1 Telugu
Television | TV Channels
Connected Intelligence, AI and Voice will transform the media landscape in 2019
Television | TV Channels
MTV Beats witnesses 50% growth in viewership as it turns 2
iWorld | OTT
Get ready to laugh, cry and cringe!
MAM | Marketing
Diageo named Britain's Most Admired Company 2018
MAM | Media and Advertising
GoDaddy launches marketing campaign "bijness Bhai" with MS Dhoni
MAM | Media and Advertising
Posterscope launches ROOH - Digital OOH Ad Exchange
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