12 July 2018 | Volume 70 - Issue No: 95   Facebook Twitter YouTube YouTube
iWorld | OTT
Tarun Katial's deep dive with Zee5

Been there, done that and got the T-shirt. If Tarun Katial's much-celebrated media career had to be summed up in one line, this would be apt. He has risen to the top tier of the media world, with a series of smash hits that include producing K-soaps at Star India, green lighting Big Boss before exiting Sony and building Big FM from the ground up.
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Regulators | TRAI
CCI reduces penalty on broadcast companies for rigging bids
The Competition Commission of India (CCI) on Wednesday waived the penalty imposed on Globecast and reduced by 30 per cent the penalty imposed on Essel Shyam Communication Ltd (ESCl), rechristened Planetcast, for bid-rigging in tenders for procurement of end-to-end broadcasting services for various sporting events, including the IPL-2012.
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iWorld | Telecom
NDCP 2018, net neutrality rules cleared by Telecom Commission
India's Telecom Commission, the second highest decision-making body regarding telecom policies, yesterday late evening approved the National Digital Communication Policy 2018 and also net neutrality rules, which bar service providers from discriminating against internet content and services by blocking, throttling or granting them higher speed access.
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Television | TV Channels
CNBCTV18.com appoints Rohit Gandhi as national sales head
CNBCTV18.com, the digital arm of CNBC has appointed Rohit Gandhi as national sales head. Prior CNBCTV.com, he has worked with digital brands like Times Internet, Condé Nast India, Rediff.com and he had also been part of the CNBC-TV18 channel a decade ago.
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- Streaming brands set to gain from Reliance Jio's broadband plans
  Source: Livemint
- Telecom Commission approves net neutrality rules as recommended by Trai
  Source: BS
- BSNL starts first internet telephony service in India
  Source: ET
- Govt sees Sacred Games smoke, mulls expanding anti-tobacco
  Source: Indian Express
- YouTube's TV streaming service experienced a massive outage during the World Cup semifinals - and customers were not happy
  Source: Business Insider
- TV actors urge fans to focus on health this monsoon
  Source: TOI
- Two women on list of 20 best-paid BBC stars after equality drive
- Rupert Murdoch ups his offer for takeover of Sky to £24.5bn

Source: The Guardian

- Podcast Network Wondery Hires Jen Sargent, Former Uproxx and HitFix Boss, as COO
- VR/AR Startup Penrose Studios Raises $10 Million From Will.I.Am, Salesforce's Marc Benioff, Others

Source: Variety

- Overwatch League strikes a milestone deal with Disney and ESPN
- Broadcom acquires CA Technologies for $18.9B in cash

Source: Techcrunch

- How Savvy TV Content Owners Are Leaning in to Connected TV
- Primetime Ratings: NBC Wins With Consistent 'AGT'

Source: Broadcasting Cable

- ZTE Deal Moves Closer to 'Done'
- Ericsson Rebrands Media Solutions Unit as MediaKind

Source: Multichannel

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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Viacom's unique initiative to train technology startups with its property, VStEP.
Television | TV Channels
zoOm styled by Myntra's 'The Reunion' garners more than 30 million views across platforms
iWorld | OTT
Downloading on Netflix Just Got Smarter
Television | TV Channels
zoOm styled by Myntra's 'The Reunion' garners more than 30 million views across platforms
iWorld | OTT
Downloading on Netflix Just Got Smarter
Television | TV Channels
Hindi TV news consumption higher in urban markets than in rural
iWorld | VOD
Shemaroo revamps logo to suit digital consumer
Television | TV Channels
Praveen Swami, Gaurav Kalra join Network 18 at senior positions
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