13 February 2018 | Volume 70 - Issue No: 69   Facebook Twitter YouTube YouTube
Television | TV Channels
Comcast to renew bid for 21st CF?
Is Brian Roberts playing party pooper? Or is he really serious? The Comcast CEO is believed to be still making eyes at acquiring 21st Century Fox assets, according to a report by Wall Street Journal. The paper says he is reportedly mounting a renewed bid to acquire either all the entertainment properties of Fox or parts of it which might be of no interest to the mouse house.
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DTH | DTH Operator
Despite lower ARPU, Videocon d2h reports higher profits for Q3 2018
The Saurabh Dhoot-led Indian DTH player Videocon d2h reported profit after tax (PAT) at Rs 30.85 crore for the quarter ended 31 December 2017 (Q3 2018, quarter under review). The company had reported PAT of Rs 16.78 crore for the immediate trailing quarter Q2 2018 and PAT of Rs 21.77 crore for the corresponding year ago quarter Q3 2017.
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Cable TV | MSO
Hathway reports improved numbers for Q3 2018
The demerged Hathway Cable and Datacom (Hathway) reported standalone profit after tax (PAT) of Rs 23.87 crore (17.2 per cent of operating revenue) for the quarter ended 31 December 2017 (Q3 2018, quarter under review), 70.4 per cent higher as compared to PAT of Rs 14.01 crore
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Television | TV Channels
News channels rake in advertisers on budget day
Normally, the days leading up to, during and following the state and national elections and election result day are when news channels rake in the moolah. Another important day for news channels for attracting advertisers is the day the national budget is announced. This budget day was no different – advertisers flocked news channels.
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- Ericsson says it's high time E and V bands made available to Indian telcos
- Danish TDC gets new takeover approach, could ditch MTG deal
- Airtel inks strategic partnership with Star TV's Hotstar
  Source: ETTelecom
- Here's What Comcast Is Up Against to Wrest Fox From Disney
- Fox Beefs Up Sky News Remedies in Bid for Regulatory Clearance
  Source: : Bloomberg Quint
- 6 IIS officers transferred, 5 assigned various ministries for media-related works: I&B order
- New job opportunities in telecom industry
  Source: : TOI
- Murdoch pledges independent Sky News to smooth path for Fox deal
  Source: Zeebiz
- Raise market power limit to 50% or more, Idea Cellular tells Trai
  Source: : BS
- Equifax data breach exposed more information than previously known: report
  Source: Medianama
- Department of Telecom assigns mobile tracking project to C-DoT
  Source: Indian Express
- Reliance Jio to DoT: Use 4G tech for mobile connectivity projects
  Source: Financial Express
- Rupert Murdoch pledges to keep Sky News independent
- Facebook personal data use and privacy settings ruled illegal by German court
  Source: The Guardian
- 21st Century Fox President Peter Rice Would Prefer to Sell to Disney Over Comcast
- CNN Expected to Cut Some Digital Jobs

Source: Variety

- HuffPost editor-in-chief Lydia Polgreen wants HuffPost to remain mostly free
- Tom Brady, Michael Strahan and Gotham Chopra are launching a new sports media startup

Source: Tech Crunch

- NBC Grabs Total Viewers Lead For the Season
- POTUS Takes New Aim at Public Broadcasting

Source: Broadcasting Cable

- Tony Goncalves tapped to run AT&T's Otter Media
- Comcast seriously considering Fox counteroffer, WSJ says

Source: Fierce Cable

- CuriosityStream Cuts Deal with NCTC
- CableLabs Moves Ahead with Remote MAC/PHY

Source: Multi Channel

- TDC calls off MTG alliance
- Fox willing to back independent Sky News

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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Specials | Budget
Industry hails doubling of digital allocation
Specials | Budget
Digital industry celebrates Union Budget 2018
Specials | Budget
Union Budget 2018: Populist budget fails to excite industry at large
Specials | Budget
Industry holds bright outlook for budget 2018
Specials | Budget
Union Budget 2018: Industry expects govt to favour consumption
Piyush Pandey believes doing great stuff on digital is crucial
Television | TV Channels
Catch the ultimate battle between Passion and Profession as Zee Café presents - The Chefs' Line
Television | TV Channels
Romedy Now launches #Furrentines2.0 with #FurrentinesDate
Television | TV Channels
Discovery Jeet gets good spread at launch
Television | Production House
Excel Films launching '3 Storeys'
MAM | Marketing
Guest Column: The future of advertising
DTH | DTH Operator
Sharlton Menezes joins Tata Sky as head of digital content
IWorld | OTT
Airtel picks Hotstar content for its customers
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