08 December 2018 | Volume 70 - Issue No: 21 Facebook Twitter YouTube YouTube

Television | TV Channels

Transform by tackling moral dilemmas: Sudhanshu Vats

Media companies can no longer ask 'if' changes are happening. They are, there's no doubt about it. But now it's a question of how to respond. Addressing the CII Big Picture 2018 in New Delhi, Viacom18 group CEO and MD Sudhanshu Vats spoke on the topic of 'Changing M&E landscape - from convergence to transformation'.
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Regulators | I&B Ministry

MIB mulls national b'cast policy to ease stakeholders' woes
India's Ministry of Information and Broadcasting is exploring formulating a national broadcast policy or NBP with an aim to ease lengthy and time consuming government processes that media and entertainment industry players have to go through while conducting their businesses.  
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Regulator | I&B Ministry
MIB proposes to strengthen govt-citizen interface
Months after a country-wide uproar and nudges from the judiciary forced the Indian government to shutter a Big Brother-type initiative involving tracking of Indians' digital footprints, Ministry of Information and Broadcasting is taking another shot to "understand citizen views expressed publicly in print, television, online and social media platforms".
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Television | TV Channels
Zee Anmol leads GEC urban in BARC week 48
Zee TV climbed to the second position from fifth position as compared to the previous week in the Hindi (U+R) genre in Broadcast Audience Research Council (BARC) data for week 48 of 2018. Sony Pal and Star Utsav interchanged their second and third positions in the rural market. Star Plus and Zee TV retained its first and second positions in the urban market.
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Regulator | Trai
TRAI extends deadline for comments on OTT consultation paper
India's telecom and broadcast regulator TRAI released a new consultation paper last month on OTT services seeking to expand the definition of the sector and also the regulator's jurisdiction over a sector till now "unregulated". The deadline for receiving comments on the consultation paper has been extended up to 7 January 2019 and counter comments by 21 January.
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Regulator | I&B Ministry
New DTH policy bonanza for operators likely by year-end
If all goes well, India's DTH operators may have something to cheer about in the new year. The Ministry of Information and Broadcasting (MIB) wants an updated and tweaked policy to go for cabinet approval by the year end.
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- Short film on Pehlu Khan lynching shown at govt-sponsored festival draws Sangh's ire
- Trai extends comment deadlines for discussion paper on regulating communication apps
  Source: ET
- Advertising New CEA, cable firm manager to Central secretaries: 43 had applied for RBI Deputy Guv post
- Golden Globes 2019: Movie stars dominate TV nominations
  Source: Indian Express
- Sony sports channels go off Manthan
  Source: TOI
- Don't see growth constraint in telecom sector: Trai's Sharma
  Source: ETTelecom
- Traditional and digital media to coexist in India: CII-BCG
  Source: Livemint
- CNN office in New York evacuated after bomb threat: Reports
  Source: News Nation
- New DTH policy may be taken up for Cabinet nod by Dec-end
  Source: The Hindu Businessline
- Kavveri Telecom Products Ltd leads losers in 'B' group
  Source: BS
- SpaceX Dragon spacecraft with 6,000 pound of re-supply mission launched to ISS
  Source: Times Now News
- Italian regulator fines Facebook £8.9m for misleading users
- Fiona Bruce 'thrilled and daunted' to be new Question Time host

Source: The Guardian

  Fandor Lays Off Staff, Company Seeks to Sell Assets of Indie-Film Streaming Service
  TikTok Parent ByteDance Raising $1.45 Billion to Invest in Media, AI (Report)

Source: Variety

  Huawei CFO, accused of fraud, faces up to 30 years in prison
  Uber files confidentially for IPO

Source: Tech Crunch

  The Final Four: Amazon vs. Netflix and Comcast vs. T-Mobile
  Reddit serving 1.4B native video views per month, up 40% over past 2 months

Source: Fierce Video

  Pai Takes Gentle Aim at Industry
  Tech Stocks Battered Again in Market Plunge

Source: Multichannel

  TV4 adds dynamic advertising to Com Hem and Boxer
  Bartosz Witak leaves Viacom

Source: Broadband Tv News

  Screen Scotland launches tender for new TV and film production facility
  Eurosport to broadcast snooker in Ultra HD

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
iWorld | OTT
Crime, Camera, Action like never before...
MAM | Marketing
Tata Salt Lite launches its new campaign #TakeItLite to create awareness on "Hypertension" and its symptoms
iWorld | OTT
Eros Now Begins Production of Original Series FLESH starring Swara Bhasker
MAM | Media and Advertising
iWorld | OTT
ZEE5 announces partnership with Zeasn
Regulators | Trai
TRAI tariff issue back in Supreme Court
DTH | DTH Operator
Sony channels back on Tata Sky after a two-month blackout
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