22 February 2018 | Volume 70 - Issue No: 77   Facebook Twitter YouTube YouTube
Television | TV Channels
Animation sees an uptick despite expensive production
When it comes to popular content on TV in India, general entertainment channels (GEC) lead the way. Primetime shows are most watched, most-earning and most talked about since the early years of the saas-bahu serials.
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iWorld | OTT
Amazon Prime blends East, West in 'The Remix'
Amazon Prime Video wants to hit the right chords with the music lovers of India. Its latest and third Indian original prime show The Remix wants to grab the eye of the music-loving spirit of the nation.  It is a spin-off challenge between DJs and singers to blend Indian and western music beats including regional songs.
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Television | TV Channels
Dura Cement replaces Kingfisher as RCB's associate sponsor
Kingfisher and Royal Challenger Bangalore (RCB) have parted ways after a successful 10-year sponsorship sprint at the Indian Premier League (IPL). The associate sponsor slot has nowbeen taken over by Dura cement replacing Kingfisher. As part of the deal, the Dura branding will appear on the back of the team's playing kit.
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Television | TV Channels
U Sports aims to launch Indian e-sports federation
With an aim to make India a serious player globally, U Sports founder Ronnie Screwvala and its co-founder and CEO Supratik Sen are discussing with the Ministry of State, Youth Affairs and Sports India to form the official e-sports federation of the country.
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- A robust Internet can unleash the vibrant entertainment industry for India: Reed Hastings Co-founder, Netflix
- COAI charges of favouritism baseless, says Trai
  Source: ET
- Roku Plummets After Missing First-Quarter Sales Forecast
- Expand U.S. Voting Rights to Teenagers
  Source: Bloomberg Quint
- Dish says Sling TV has 2.2 million subscribers
  Source: BS
- Work comes second in Norway during Olympics
  Source: TOI
- Telescope: Only navel-gazing
  Source: : Indian Express
- Predatory pricing: Legacy telcos, association warn TRAI of legal action
  Source: Financial Express
- Starting July 1, M2M Mobile Numbers Will Have 13 Digits
  Source: : News18
- Internet users in India likely to cross 500 mn by June 2018: IAMAI
  Source: ETTelecom
- Internet users in India likely to cross 500 mn by June 2018: IAMAI
  Source: India Today
- Bharti Airtel revises Rs 98 tariff plan with more data in select circles
  Source: BGR
- Eros International stock closes 4.63% higher after RIL announces 5% stake buy for Rs 1,000 cr
  Source: Business Today
- From Watchmen to Catch-22: can TV tackle 'unfilmable' books?
- Fairfax Media to sell 28 New Zealand titles as half-year profit slumps
  Source: The Guardian
- Vox Media Lays Off 50 Staffers, or 5% of Workforce
- Twitter Rehires Lara Cohen as Head of Global Partnerships Solutions

Source: Variety

- This bizarre reality special from Netflix tries to get people to commit 'murder'
- Sling TV now has 2.2M subscribers, making it the largest internet-based live TV service

Source: Techcrunch

- Sinclair Submits Remade Tribune Deal to FCC
- Trump: Broadband Buildout Situation 'Intolerable'

Source: Broadcastingand Cable

- CenturyLink ends beta for vMVPD platform Stream
- Dish loses 200K more linear TV subscribers in Q4, value of satellite business 'less than zero,' analyst postulates

Source: Fierce Cable

- CenturyLink Pulling Plug on OTT TV Beta Service
- Sinclair Submits Remade Tribune Deal to FCC

Source: Multichannel

- Max Conze new CEO of ProSiebenSat.1
- Freesat defends new charging policy

Source: Broadband Tv News

- West Midlands Mayor "confident" Birmingham will be Channel 4's new home
- Ostmodern names former Sky exec as new COO

Source: Tvb Europe

- Satellite communications firms remain vigilant as cyber threats evolve

Source: Space 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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Piyush Pandey believes doing great stuff on digital is crucial
Television | TV Channels
'This World: Colombia with Simon Reeve' on BBC World News
iWorld | OTT
Google launches support for tamil languages ads
IWorld | OTT
Arré Launches a music & comedy festival headlined by only women, called Arré Siren
Television | TV Channels
The 90th Oscars exclusively on Star Movies and Star Movies Select HD on 5th March
Television | TV Channels
News18 India Chaupal comes to Mayanagri mumbai
MAM | Media and Advertising
Suzuki Motorcycle rolls out phase 2 of #KamPeetaHai campaign
MAM | Media and Advertising
Performics.Resultrix bags digital mandate for NIIT
MAM | Media and Advertising
FIHL hands media mandate to Carat India
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