15 February 2018 | Volume 70 - Issue No: 71   Facebook Twitter YouTube YouTube
iWorld | OTT
Diverse language content the pivot for ZEE5's growth
The Zee Group's much anticipated new digital platform ZEE5 (Z5) has finally launched, a few months down the brand refresh that was given to media behemoth's entertainment channels. Offering everything from Indian and international original content, movies, TV shows, music, live TV and health and lifestyle content.
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Regulators | I&B Ministry
Dish TV bemoans govt's neglect of DTH sector
Dish TV, while lamenting neglect and step-motherly treatment of the whole DTH sector by the government, has exhorted policy-makers to remove various discriminations in the licencing conditions of various distribution platforms as it has resulted in taxing times for DTH operators.
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Cable TV | MSO
GTPL reports higher numbers for Q3 2018
Indian multi system operator (MSO) and broadband internet services (broadband) provider GTPL Hathway Limited (GTPL) has reported a year-on-year (yoy) growth in standalone as well subsidiary companies revenues, operating profits and net profits for the quarter ended 31 December 2017 (Q3 2018, quarter, quarter under review).
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Television | TV Channels
Retail, e-com biz eat into NDTV's TV media profits for Q3
Prannoy and Radhika Roy-led New Delhi Television Limited (NDTV) reported consolidated operating profits–simple EBITDA including other income–of Rs 1.88 crore (1.6 per cent margin) for the quarter ended 31 December 2017 (Q3 2018, quarter under review).
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iWorld | Broadband
ONE Broadband partners Nokia to power end-to-end network
ONE Broadband, a Hinduja Group company for Telecom Data Services for the home and enterprise segments, has partnered Nokia to address the growing customer demand for high-speed services and capacity by deploying its gigabit passive optical networking (GPON) technology.
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- IPL 11: Vivo, Coca-Cola, Parle among Star India's brand partners
- Idea Cellular board approves Rs3,500 crore QIP
- Riding on regulatory win, Reliance Jio tops Q3 league tables
  Source: Livemint
- Google raises price of YouTube TV; adds Turner Network, sports shows
- RK Pachauri case: Judge overturns order on reporting by media
  Source: Indian Express
- Difficult to predict rate of VoLTE proliferation in India: Telecom regulator
- Telecom Italia postpones to Feb. 15 deadline for Persidera bids: Sources
  Source: : ETTelecom
- Netflix Hoards Talent in Big-Ticket Deal for 'Glee' Creator
- Instead of Killing Boxing, the UFC Plans to Use It As a Lifeline
  Source: : Bloomberg Quint
- ONE Broadband partners Nokia to boost end-to-end network
  Source: : The Quint
- I&B Ministry, Prasar Bharati in tussle over appointment of director
  Source: BS
- High Court stays interim licence granted to internet firm to broadcast Saregama, T-Series music
  Source: ET
- SpaceX gets U.S. regulator to back satellite internet plan
  Source: Reuters
- Sky and BT are paying less but the Premier League bubble has not burst
- Ryan Murphy joins Netflix in unprecedented 'mega deal'
  Source: The Guardian
- Warner Bros.' Machinima Unveils Rebranding Campaign Featuring New Logo
- Univision's Fusion Media Group Taps Vice's Anu Subramanian as CFO

Source: Variety

- Facebook should actually be Tinder too
- 'Glee' and 'American Horror Story' co-creator Ryan Murphy signs exclusive deal with Netflix

Source: Tech Crunch

- ESPN Most Valuable Net to Cable Operators
- House E&C Okays Repack Buck Boost

Source: Broadcasting Cable

- Turner CEO says government is 'clueless' for trying to block AT&T-Time Warner
- Comcast Ventures forms 'Blockchain Crew' to execute aggressive investment strategy

Source: Fierce Cable

- FTC Could Cast Antitrust Gaze on Big Tech

Source: Multi Channel

- M7 launches DTH platform in Germany

Source: Broadband Tv News

- Chinese Satellite Industry to Disrupt Markets Across Eurasia

Source: Satellite Today

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
MAM | Marketing
Rado brand ambassador Hrithik Roshan opens new store at Delhi Airport
MAM | Marketing
APOS 2018: speakers & themes unveiled for annual summit of local, regional & global leaders In media, entertainment & telecoms
iWorld | OTT
YuppTV to exclusively broadcast Hero Nidahas Trophy 2018
iWorld | OTT
SPI International (FILMBOX) launches 7 thematic channels and VOD Content - Exclusively on SonyLIV Web and App in India
Television | Production House
Tax adjustments bring Balaji Telefilms' Q3 numbers back in the black
MAM | Media and Advertising
Starcom CEO Mallikarjun Das quits
iWorld | Broadband
ONE Broadband partners Nokia to power end-to-end network
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