21 February 2018 | Volume 70 - Issue No: 76   Facebook Twitter YouTube YouTube
Television | Production House
RIL to buy 5% in Eros; cos to set up $150 mn content fund
Continuing its media march, which is also an indication of further disruptions in the Indian and global entertainment industry, the USD 51 billion Reliance Industries Ltd (RIL) is all set to acquire 5 per cent equity stake in NYSE-listed Eros International Plc (Eros) and jointly set up a $150 million (Rs 1,000 crore) fund to co-produce and consolidate content from India.
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Television | TV Channels
Scary times for horror shows
Ssshhhh…koi hai is today the trademark dialogue of any horror-related conversation, thanks to the namesake show some years ago. In the early years of television in India, when the genres were just adapting, horror was a popular resort for producers (even films).
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IWorld | OTT
Fox News launches OTT platform
Fox News is getting into the digital business with an upcoming over-the-top (OTT) platform called Fox Nation. It will launch in the fourth quarter of 2018. Fox Nation will show live exclusive daily streaming content and there will be long-form programming content that will be accessible only to subscribers.
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Television | TV Channels
BCCI invites bids for e-auction of India rights
The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) has invited bids for media rights of international and domestic cricket matches in India for a five year period from 1 April 2018 to 31 March 2023. This time, the rights will be decided via an online auction on 27 March which will start at 2 pm.
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- COAI slams Trai for biased rules favouring Reliance Jio
- I&B representative on Prasar Bharati board complains against chairman
  Source: ET
- Reliance Jio to gain higher share from exit of small telcos in FY19; likely to maintain subscriber addition pace
- India again shows lowest 4G download speeds among 88 countries: OpenSignal
  Source: ETTelecom
- Popular BBC shows to be relocated to an India setting
- Chandrayaan-2 mission cheaper than Hollywood movie Interstellar! Here's how ISRO made it possible
  Source: Financial Express
- Kerala Cable Operators Association's broadband push comes with zero rated OTT service
  Source: Medianama
- 10 best OTT apps to watch TV shows, movies and videos on the go
  Source: : BGR
- Google Tez will now allow for water, electricity, DTH and mobile bill payments
  Source: Indian Express
- Africa Business Listing Won't Make A Big Dent In Bharti Airtel's Debt
  Source: : Bloomberg Quint
- Telecom Commission to take up Net Neutrality; in-flight connectivity issues
  Source: Zeebiz
- Internet users in India likely to cross 500 mn by June 2018: IAMAI
  Source: India Today
- Unable to port out of Aircel, say customers
  Source: The Hindu
- Murdoch promises to run Sky News for 10 years for Fox takeover deal
  Source: The Guardian
- Dan McCarroll, Former President of Warner Bros. Records, Joins Amazon
- Fox News Plans to Launch Fox Nation Streaming Service

Source: Variety

- Watch Jessica Jones grapple with being a hero in Netflix's Season 2 trailer
- Instagram Direct one-ups Snapchat with replay privacy controls

Source: Tech Crunch

- Fox Sports Sets 2018 FIFA World Cup TV Schedule
- 'The Dangerous Book for Boys' Premieres on Amazon March 30

Source: Broadcasting Cable

- NBC, NAB demo ATSC 3.0 during Olympics broadcast
- Comcast files emergency motion to expedite TiVo verdict appeal

Source: Fierce Cable

- Otter Media CEO Names Senior Exec Team
- DOJ Launching Task Force On Election Cyberthreats

Source: multichannel

- Doctor Foster named CEO of Access Europe
- Russian pay-TV: new insights

Source: Broadband Tv News

- Putting Next Gen TV to the [Full] Test
- WRAL-TV Showcases Next Gen TV's Potential

Source: Tv Technology

- How SpaceX plans to bring speedy broadband to the whole world

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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Piyush Pandey believes doing great stuff on digital is crucial
Television | TV Channels
Top 4 clashes to watch out for in the return leg of UEFA Europa league last 32
Television | TV Channels
First Step Entertainment Capital announces 'Writer's Lounge' in Mumbai
IWorld | OTT
The National Inclusion Cup 2018 a CSR initiative of Sony Pictures Networks India
Television | TV Channels
Bollywood actress Minissha Lamba enters Tenali Rama as Vishkanya
Television | TV Channels
BTVI announces winners of 'The Auto Show Car India & Bike India Awards 2018'
Television | TV Channel
Should junk food ads be banned on kids' channels?
Television | TV Channel
We place a very high premium on fan experience: Turner's Rohit Bhandari
Television | TV Channel
Jeet storms the market with big debut week viewership
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