12 January 2018 | Volume 70 - Issue No: 43   Facebook Twitter YouTube YouTube
DTH | DTH Operator
Dish TV re-evaluating Videocon d2h merger
The Dish TV-Videocon d2h merger had reached the final stage with the Ministry of Information and Broadcasting (MIB) giving it the green signal. Then, suddenly on 22 December, Dish TV announced that the union would be delayed beyond 27 December 2017 citing technical reasons.
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Television | TV Channels
No change in channels in across genres list in first week of 2018
Over the last few weeks of 2017, the same channels maintained their presence in Broadcast Audience Research Council's (BARC) weekly lists of top 10 channels across genre, except with a slight shuffling of ranks.
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Television | TV Channels
Nov 2017: Wireline internet bleeds subscribers
Mukesh Ambani's Reliance Infocomm Limited (Jio) closed the month of November 2017 (Nov-17, month ended 30 November 2017) with 152.08 million wireless broadband subscribers having added 6.12 million subscribers (grown by 4.19 percent).
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Regulators | TRAI
TRAI invites ICT-based solution providers to upgrade tech
With the demand for a wide range of services based on ICT platform involving machine-to-machine and internet of things, etc. increasing, Indian broadcast and telecom regulator TRAI is looking at expanding its technical capabilities and, in this regard, has invited proposals from application service providers (ASPs).
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Cable TV | MSO
Hinduja Ventures board okays amalgamation with Grant Investrade
The plea of cable TV operators in Kolkata to reduce the goods and services tax (GST) from the current 18 per cent to 5 per cent has been heard. The West Bengal government’s state municipal affairs minister Firhad Hakim was quoted by the Cable TV Equipments Traders & Manufacturers Association (CTMA) as saying.
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- Videocon-Dish TV merger may get affected by insolvency case against Videocon Industries
- UIDAI allows Airtel to resume Aadhaar-based e-KYC till 31 March
- US lawmakers look into SpaceX launch that ended with lost satellite
  Source: Livemint
- Manmohan Singh's 'personal integrity' cloak is in tatters after 2G judgement and A Raja's tell-all book
- K Sivan appointed new ISRO chairman: The 'Rocket Man' helped send 104 satellites in a single mission
  Source: Firstpost
- A Cable News Diet Is Far From a Balanced One
  Source: BQ
- Swedish telecom operators to merge in challenge to Telia
  Source: ETTelecom.com
- In view of new media, EC panel to suggest changes to model code
  Source: :Indian Express
- DoT to Take View on TRAI's Pending Proposals by March 31
  Source: : Gadgets NDTV
- Reliance Jio added 6.1 mn users in November, RCom lost 25.75 mn: Trai
  Source: ET
- COAI ill at ease with Telecom Commission recommendations
  Source: New Indian Express
- Lal Bhadur Shastri's Death Anniversary: Leaders Pay Tribute To India's Second Prime Minister On Twitter
  Source: NDTV
- Countdown begins for ISRO's 100th satellite launch
  Source: : The Hindu
- Logan Paul Scripted Series Scrapped by Blackpills After YouTube Video Controversy
- The Young Turks Network Hires Deanna Brown as President

Source: Variety

- Facebook feed change sacrifices time spent and news outlets for "well-being"
- More details emerge of Uber's tactics for thwarting police raids

Source: Techcrunch

- FCC Pauses Sinclair-Tribune Deal Review
- Nonprofit Launches NY TV Station Streaming Service
  Source: Broadcasting Cable
- DOJ enlists testimony from Comcast, Charter, Dish to fight AT&T-Time Warner merger
- Discovery CEO sees value in sports streaming season passes

Source: Fierce Cable

- fuboTV Starts Selling Showtime
- TCA 2018: TBS Renews 'Full Frontal' for Two New Seasons

Source: Multichannel

- Global pay-TV market grew by 60 million
- Lagardère plans sports streaming service in Germany

Source: Broadband Tv News

- NBC Olympics Pushing 4K HDR for Winter Olympics
- FCC Members Restate Net Neutrality Stances

Source: Tv Technology

- Discovery partners with RAI to expand Winter Games coverage
- Irdeto launches next-gen piracy solution

Source: Tvb Europe

- Trevor Noah selects Loyiso Madinga to helm Daily Show segments for Africa

Source: Screen Africa

- After Zuma, SpaceX keeps pace in preps for next Falcon 9 launch

Source: Space Flight Now

Movies | Hindi
Zee Studios International's Secret Superstar hits it big in Taiwan
Zee Studios International has collected $700,681 from its release of Aamir Khan-starrer Secret Superstar in Taiwan, making the movie the widest Bollywood film in the country. The film, which also features Zaira Wasim, lit up the box office in India.
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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
Specials | Years Enders
Content segmentation defines English entertainment, movies in 2017
Specials | Years Enders
DTH's year of consolidation
Specials | Years Enders
2017 a year of rebranding and extending time slots for Hindi GECs
Specials | Years Enders
The year of hiccups for marketers
Specials | Years Enders
2017: The year OTTs went regional in India
Specials | Years Enders
Making the news: A look at what news broadcasters did in 2017
Specials | Years Enders
Guest Column: The comeback of full-service agencies in India
Specials | Years Enders
Guest column: Taking Indian content to the global market
Specials | Years Enders
Kids genre grows on TV despite digital onslaught
Specials | Years Enders
The year of sex scandals
Specials | Years Enders
Guest Column: How 2018 could become a landmark year for OTT entertainment in India
Specials | Years Enders
The year the telecom sector quaked
Specials | Years Enders
The year of big switch in sports broadcasting
Television | TV Channels
Matchday 19: 5 reasons to watch Laliga this weekend
Television | TV Channels
Masterpieces of marathi content all day now with launch of Tata Sky marathi cinema
Television | TV Channels
Zee Anmol leads Hindi GEC (U+R) in BARC week 1 2018
Cable TV | MSO
Hinduja Ventures board okays amalgamation with Grant Investrade
Cable TV | MSO
Kolkata cable operators want cable TV GST at 5%
Television | TV Shows
Emerald Media buys controlling stake in Cosmos-Maya
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