18 January 2018 | Volume 70 - Issue No: 48   Facebook Twitter YouTube YouTube
Television | TV Channels
The seasonal show saga on Indian GECs
Daily soap operas, with an infinite number of episodes, is the unique feature of India's TV entertainment offering. From the era of a single national broadcaster to today where you can pick from a plethora of general entertainment channels (GECs), times have surely changed. What is slowly catching up is the trend of limited episode shows with seasonal follow ups.
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iWorld | OTT
Amazon India to launch 10 originals in 2018
With the advent of digital and data cost coming down, there is a cut-throat competition among digital players to grab as many eyeballs as they can. Amazon Prime Video is set to launch 10 original shows in 2018 for India.
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Television | TV Channels
Star ushers in IPL's new era with a bang
Star India is all set to reinvent the Vivo Indian Premier League (IPL) 2018 by increasing fan-engagement levels and bringing the sporting spectacle even closer to cricket fans across the country. The broadcaster's press conference in Delhi today started with Sophia, a robot, in conversation with Virender Sehwag.
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Television | TV Channels
Zeel numbers up on higher ad revenue in third quarter
The Subhash Chandra led Indian television network Zee Entertainment Enterprises Limited reported 11.5 percent and 28.3 percent increase in consolidated total revenue and profit after tax (PAT) respectively for the quarter ended 31 December 2017 (Q3-18, quarter under review) as compared to the corresponding quarter of the previous year (y-o-y).
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iWorld | OTT
Aastha TV to launch OTT, VOD service
Now mobile users who are fans of spiritual gurus like Morari Bapu, Shivani, Acharya Balkrishna and Swami Ramdev will be able to watch their programmes and discourses while on the go. 
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- Trai report on mobile service quality of telcos by Jan-end
- Bombay HC to hear telcos' apeal against IUC rate cuts on February 6
  Source: : ET
- Disney-Fox deal: Digital Foxtrot, or Battling Online Raiders
- Zee Entertainment ad revenues rose 26% in Q3FY18; to launch Zee5 in Feb
  Source: Medianama
- Shari Redstone explores adding new CBS directors
- Commentary: The best way for the U.S. to enable a 5G future
  Source: Reuters
- Reliance Jio Phone Rs 153 recharge plan upgraded, now offers 1GB daily data
  Source: Indian Express
- Centre directive to states on monitoring content of channels
  Source: India Today
- Murdoch Suffers Back Injury Sailing, Will Spend Weeks at Home
  Source: : Bloomberg Quint
- Telecom sector set to stabilise in second half of 2018
  Source: : ETTelecom
- Boost to Make In India: Growth in telecom services lies in virtually nondescript to domestic manufacturing industry
  Source: : Financial Express
- Star India to broadcast IPl 2018 in Virtual Reality on Hotstar
  Source: : Times Now News
- 'Padmaavat' producer moves Supreme Court challenging screening ban by some states
  Source: : TOI
- Doctors should order more blood cancer tests, MPs say

Source: The Guardian

- Twitch Hires Ex-Pandora Exec Sara Clemens as COO
- 21st Century Fox's FoxNext Games Acquires Studio Developing 'Alien' Shooter Title

Source: Variety

- Tim Cook says you'll soon be able to turn off the system that slows iPhones as the battery gets older
- YouTube partners with Kevin Durant to expand original sports programming

Source: Techcrunch

- Vinciquerra Wants More Scale for Sony
- Sen. Flake Brands Trump Press Attacks 'Moral Vandalism'
  Source: Broadcasting Cable
- Pay TV operators will face linear TV's biggest audience draw if CBS and Viacom remerge, analyst says
- Comcast Tech Solutions partners with streaming optimization specialist DLVR
  Source: Fierce Cable
- NBCU To Live Stream Olympic Opening Ceremonies
- Shari Redstone Still Pushing for CBS-Viacom Merger

Source: Multichannel

- In the US 19% of 18-24 olds are engaging in live streaming
- Eurosport 1 HD and TLC HD unencrypted at Unitymedia

Source: Broadband Tv News

- Dallas Getting Single Frequency Network for ATSC 3.0 Deployment

Source: Tv Technology

- John Truschinger Joins Speedcast as CIO

Source: Satellite Today

Movies | Movies on mutiple platforms
Oddball Motion Pictures gets Rs 250 cr for film production
Oddball Motion Pictures, founded by filmmaker Nitin Upadhyaya, announced its association with Chanda Group where the latter will be funding a seed capital of up to Rs 250 crore for the feature films and original digital video content that will be exclusively developed and produced by Oddball.
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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
Guest column: Digital outlook for 2018
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
iWorld | OTT
BTVI brings power packed line up to decode Budget 2018
Television | TV Channels
Be privy to a traditional ode to eternal love and longing with 'Tum Bin 2' on Sony MAX
iWorld | OTT
Live coverage of Australian Open 2018: #LIVtheGrandSlam
iWorld | OTT
Launch of 1st indian sports radio channel - sports flashes
Television | TV Channels
IRAA Awards Now accepting nominations
Television | TV Channels
Star ushers in IPL's new era with a bang
Television | TV Channels
Zeel numbers up on higher ad revenue in third quarter
Television | TV Channels
Ramdev wants telecast fees waived off for devotional channels
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