07 December 2018 | Volume 70 - Issue No: 20 Facebook Twitter YouTube YouTube

Regulator | Trai

TRAI tariff issue back in Supreme Court

The twists and turns in the case of a new tariff regime being sought to be implemented by broadcast and telecoms regulator TRAI continues. It has filed a petition in the Supreme Court on the issue of 15 per cent cap on discount on a bouquet price of TV channels to consumers that had been set aside by Madras High Court while upholding TRAI's right to regulate the broadcast sector.
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Television | TV Channels

Prasar Bharati CEO on convergence and public b'casting
Prasar Bharati's CEO Shashi Shekhar Vempati, while dwelling on convergence and its relevance to India's pubcaster, opined that it was important to understand the changes happening in terms of media consumption and distribution to evolve and plan for the future ahead.  
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DTH | DTH Operator
Sony channels back on Tata Sky after a two-month blackout
All's well that ends well. A commercial dispute between Sony Pictures Networks India (SPNI) and India's DTH premier operator Tata Sky has finally been resolved mutually. All Sony channels, which were dropped from the satellite platform, have returned after two-month partial blackout --- much to the relief of the consumers.
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Regulator | I&B Ministry
MIB secy Amit Khare advocates self-regulation in media
Making a strong case for self-regulation, Ministry of Information & Broadcasting Secretary Amit Khare today said it was a better regulatory approach for India's media and entertainment sector.
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Television | TV Channels
Media consumption in India growing @9% in last 6 years: CII-BCG report
The Indian media industry, experiencing disruptions, is witnessing an increase in consumption that has been facilitated by proliferation of broadband too and over the last six years has been growing at nine percent.
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Television | TV Channels
Doordarshan launches new educational channel DD Roshini
Doordarshan has launched a new educational channel DD Roshini as part of Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike's (BBMP) project. In association with Microsoft Aspire School Program, the new channel will present live television and Skype lectures in the classroom to assist teachers in BBMP schools.
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- If Telecom company refuses, Trai must give info on phone tapping under RTI: Delhi HC
- $100 billion investment in telecom to add $1.2 trillion to India's GDP: Report
  Source: ET
- 2.0 enters Rs 500 crore club in worldwide box office collections
- SoftBank sells all shares for $23 billion telecom IPO
  Source: livemint
- Golden Globes snub 'Handmaid's Tale,' 'Atlanta' in TV series races
  Source: Reuters
- U.S. Appeal of AT&T-Time Warner Deal Gets Grilling by Court
  Source: Bloomberg Quint
- Tata Sky Binge service offers OTT content for Rs 249 per month to its DTH subscribers
  Source: BGR
- Information & Broadcasting secretary warns against monopolies in Indian media
  Source: Indian Express
- RTI Reveals Govt Tracked Citizens' Social Media For 2 Yrs: Report
  Source: The Quint
- India's per capita media consumption grew 9% for 6 years: Report
  Source: BS
- SpaceX Dragon spacecraft with 6,000 pound of re-supply mission launched to ISS
  Source: Times Now News
- Boris Johnson apologises to MPs for failing to declare income in time
- UK betting firms back live sports advertising ban

Source: The Guardian

  Streaming-Sports Player DAZN Launches Original Series
  Comcast Signs On as Movies Anywhere's First Pay-TV Partner

Source: Variety

  Lightspeed hires 5 new partners from Slack, Twitter and more
  Google partners with media outlets to provide on-demand news audio

Source: Tech Crunch

  Hulu is adding Venmo as a payment option
  Comcast joins digital movie hub service Movies Anywhere

Source: Fierce Video

  DOJ Gets Going-Over in AT&T-TW Oral Argument
  FCC's Pai Names New Administrative Law Judge

Source: Multichannel

  Vodafone gears up for UPC Romania take-over

Source: Broadband Tv News

  Fox Sports Hopes New MLS Corner Flag Cams Can 'Catch Lightning In A Bottle'

Source: Tv Technology

  Sky enters into legally binding commitments with Comcast
  TVforEU calls on industry to sign letter to PM

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 | Marketing
MAM | Marketing
iWorld| eNews
Moneycontrol and IAMAI conclude the 4th edition of Digital Marketers' Awards on a high note
MAM | Media and Advertising
HDFC Bank to organise 12th edition of blood donation drive
Television | TV Channels
Star Sports 1 Kannada to launch on 30 December
iWorld | eWorld
Snapdeal 2.0 attracts 50,000 new sellers
iWorld | OTT
Amazon Prime Video now speaks Tamil, Telugu
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