14 February 2018 | Volume 70 - Issue No: 70   Facebook Twitter YouTube YouTube
Regulators | I&B Ministry
Right time for India-centric global news channel: Smriti Irani
Information and broadcasting (I&B) minister Smriti Irani is ready to take India abroad. The minister has said it is the right time for the state-owned broadcaster to launch a news channel focused on India for the international market, although she added that no decision has been taken yet.
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MAM | Marketing
Gender stereotyping remains the template for weight-loss ads
We are constantly haunted by the media, be it television, print, out of home or digital. Our thoughts and actions get subliminally influenced, not to mention the direct effects on young impressionable minds. But as David Ogilvy rightly said, "Advertising reflects the mores of society, but it does not influence them," advertising is a mirror of society and not its torchbearer.
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iWorld | OTT
Amazon strikes the balance between bingeing and episodic with 'Breathe'
Edgy and fresh, web content has made its mark in India, breaking free from staid television formats and rules. No time frames, no censorship issues, and women don't turn into snakes. The west has been bingeing on shows on the internet for long, whereas India has just woken up to the concept recently.
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Television | TV Channels
Murdoch pledges funding to Sky News
Even as 21st Century Fox seeks clearance for its £11.7 billion (€13.2 billion) takeover of Sky, Rupert Murdoch has pledged to guarantee funding Sky News for up to five years. He has also agreed not to interfere editorially.
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iWorld | OTT
Lionsgate India ropes in Maitreyee Dasgupta as creative head
Lionsgate India has named production executive Maitreyee Dasgupta as its creative head. She will report to MD Rohit Jain. Based in the Mumbai office, Dasgupta will oversee local productions and co-productions across film, television and digital platforms under the Lionsgate and Starz brands.
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- I&B ministry tags Karan Johar to lead Indian delegation to Berlin film fest
- Ericsson may offer 5G solutions to Indian telcos by mid-2019
  Source: ET
- Motor racing: U.S. broadcaster ESPN to use Sky Sports for F1 coverage
- Time Warner a good investment despite merger uncertainty - investor
  Source: Reuters
- Hathway added 50k broadband subscribers in Q3FY18, ARPU remains flat
  Source: : Medianama
- Vodafone-Liberty can appeal to Europe's size envy
  Source: : ETTelecom
- Massive News! JioPhone up for grabs, here is where you can get Reliance feature phone
  Source: Financial Express
- Reliance Jio's JioFiber broadband service to launch by March end
  Source: : Indian Express
- Telecom department to issue guidelines for M2M communication
  Source: Livemint
- In selfless service of illiterate petitioners
- Sun TV bags broadcast rights of Sivakarthikeyan's next
  Source: TOI
- Star Sports partners with the Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports to push 'Khelo India'
  Source: Brand Equity
- Facebook should 'get back to baby pictures', says YouTube CEO
- Sky and BT Sport retain grip on Premier League rights but TV frenzy cools
  Source: The Guardian
- Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey Downplays Acquisition Chatter, Touting Platform's 'Independence'
- Turner CEO John Martin: DOJ to Lose Case Against AT&T-Time Warner Merger

Source: Variety

- Magic Leap is partnering with Turner Sports and the NBA to stream games on an app
- SpareMin Headliner turns podcast clips into shareable videos

Source: Tech Crunch

- FCC Reauthorization Bill to Include TV Repack Fund Boost
- Syndication Ratings: 'Phil,' 'Ellen' King and Queen of Talk as February Sweeps Start

Source: Broadcasting Cable

- Analyst: In Wireless 'Clash of the Titans,' Cable Wins
- Starz, Altice Reach Long-Term Carriage Deal

Source: Multi Channel

- TDC recommends new takeover offer
- TV Everywhere platforms gear up for end of geo-blocking

Source: Broadband Tv News

- Shepperton Studios set for major expansion
- Old Grey Whistle Test returns to Television Centre

Source: Broadband Tv News

- SpaceX satellite broadband plans ready to blast off

Source: CNET

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
B4U Music celebrates love with Valentine days special
Movies | Hindi
Sony MAX2 to air Amitabh Bachchan's iconic movie 'Don'
Television | TV Channels
Discovery JEET rewrites history with a reach of 140 million plus on the launch day
iWorld | OTT
Bhojpuri superstar Ravi Kishan to make his digital debut with ALTBalaji's next crime-based web series
Television | TV Channels
Comcast may renew bid for 21st CF
Television | TV Channels
News channels rake in advertising on budget day
DTH | DTH Operator
Despite lower ARPU, Videocon d2h posts higher Q3 profit
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