13 January 2018 | Volume 70 - Issue No: 44   Facebook Twitter YouTube YouTube
Television | TV Channels
Top television advertisers in 2017 based on BARC's Top 10 lists
The biggest advertiser on television in terms of number of television ad insertions in 2017 was a cliché–Hindustan Lever Limited (HLL). Analysis of Broadcast Audience Research Council of India (BARC) weekly data of top-10 television advertisers across genre: All India (U+R): 2+ Individuals shows that the company was ranked number one during all the 52 weeks of 2017 (Friday, 30 December 2016 to Friday 29 December 2017).
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Television | TV Channels
Deepti Sivan appointed as Zee Malayalam business head
Zee Entertainment Enterprises (Zee) is all set to launch its Malayalam entertainment channel after successfully establishing itself in Tamil, Telugu and Kannada markets of the South region. The channel is already on a roll and has roped in Deepti Sivan as business head.
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Specials | Years Enders
Guest column: Digital outlook for 2018
The year 2017 is behind us and, as we peek into 2018, there is so much to look forward to. The digital landscape is so dynamic and ever-evolving that an annual trend-spotting article would be unfair. But still there are key areas where digital is heading and I can safely say that 2018 is going to be a year of technology and innovation.
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MAM | Marketing
India ad spend to grow by 12.5% in 2018: DAN report
The advertising spend in India is expected to grow by 12.5 per cent in 2018 from 9.6 per cent last year, according to Dentsu Aegis Network's latest ad spend report. Asia Pacific ad spend growth is forecast to accelerate to +4.2 per cent in 2018, up from +3.5 per cent in 2017.
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Television | TV Channels
BCCI invites brands to acquire third-party rights
The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) has invited third parties to indicate their interest in acquiring rights pertaining to the VIVO Indian Premier League (IPL). There will be three types of partner rights, which include official partner rights, strategic time out partner rights and umpire partner rights.
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- ETMarkets After Hours: IT falters, Den Networks on a roll, realty bleeds
- Ookla statistics show Airtel fastest in India Vodafone next, while Jio shows improvement
- China launches two navigation satellites into space
  Source: ET
- Facebook's Sandberg, Twitter's Dorsey to leave Disney board
- Telecom Italia pushes back deadline for Persidera bids -sources
  Source: Reuters
- 'Snowpiercer' TV adaptation given series order
  Source: New Indian Express
- UIDAI allows Airtel Aadhaar-based verification till March 31
  Source: Zee Biz
- TRAI cuts international call termination rates
  Source: : The Hindu
- India had 1,006.3 million active mobile connections in November 2017: TRAI
  Source: : Medianama
- DoT to take view on TRAI's pending proposals by March 31
  Source: BGR
- NCLT approves Idea's request for merger with Vodafone
  Source: Business Today
- Penthouse Magazine Publisher Files Bankruptcy a Third Time
  Source: Bloomberg Quint
- Guardian unveils new masthead before tabloid launch
- John Humphrys jokes about BBC gender pay gap in leaked recording

Source: The Guardian

- Facebook's Loss Is Twitter's Gain: Stock Closes at Two-Year High
- Movies Anywhere Streams 3 Million Hours of Content Since Launch

Source: Variety

- As David Letterman's first Netflix guest, Barack Obama warns against the 'bubble' of social media
- Russian hackers are targeting U.S. Senate email accounts

Source: Techcrunch

- FCC Gets Complaints Over Alleged Trump Profanity Reporting
- 'DailyMailTV' Renewed for Season Two
  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

- Cisco Rolls Storage Smarts to Cloud DVR
- Pai Pulls Out of NRECA Speech Over Threats

Source: Multichannel

- TiVo opens new patent fight against Comcast
- Viacom suffers blow in Russia

Source: Broadband Tv News

- Can Video Compression Tame the Internet?

Source: Tv Technology

- Sky Sports agrees We.Stream pilot
- Guy Freeman departs BBC to launch Livewire Pictures

Source: Tvb Europe

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
Paris Saint Germain aims to maintain the leader position in French Ligue 1
iWorld | OTT
Evergent expands internationally and opens sales offices in india and south america
Television | TV Channels
Colors to replace 'Bigg Boss' with 'Belan Waali Bahu'
iWorld | OTT
Sun Direct offers free Sun NXT subscription
iWorld | OTT
Airtel offers free Amazon Prime subscription on plan
Television | TV Channel
BCCI invites brands to acquire third-party rights
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