13 July 2018 | Volume 70 - Issue No: 97   Facebook Twitter YouTube YouTube
Regulators | I&B Ministry
Comment: Why it's important for Rathore at MIB to walk the (sports) talk

He may have started the #HumFitToh IndiaFit campaign that went viral on social media last month and had celebs and plebs posting images of their health routine. He may also be a comparatively low-profile minister in the PM Modi cabinet who has delivered on various fronts, including being proactive on issues relating to sports.
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Television | TV Channels
Three channels each from SPN, Star India among top 10 in across genres
There were three channels each from Sony Pictures Network India (SPN) and Star India in Broadcast Audience Research Council of India (BARC) list of top 10 channels across list for week 27 of 2018 (Saturday, 30 June 2018 to Friday, 6 July 2018, week under review or consideration).
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iWorld | OTT
Comcast's new offer trumps Fox's $32.5bn to acquire Sky
The conflicting parties in bidding war to acquire Sky are leaving no stones unturned. Following the $32.5 billion offer from Rupert Murdoch's 21st Century Fox, US cable giant Comcast also increased its offer valuing Sky at $34 billion. European pay TV group Sky with 20 million subscribers is a lucrative option for both the firms to extend their business in a Netflix-Amazon era.
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Television | TV Channels
Sun TV notices downfall in gross viewership in BARC week 27
Star continues to rule the south regions – Malayalam and Telugu channels Asianet and Star Maa and has also gained second position in the Tamil region pushing behind Zee to the third position in Broadcast Audience Research Council ratings for week 27
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- Zee likely to revisit its treasury management strategy in FY19
- TV Today's English channel may turn profitable in FY19
  Source: Financial Express
- State's ease of biz ranking: DIPP may include retail, telecom next year
  Source: BS
- RIL's m-cap back at $100 b; Sensex at new peak
  Source: The Hindu Businessline
- Net neutrality gets a big boost: Govt approves Trai recommendations
  Source: Business Today
- Amid Media M&A Flurry, Where Is Charlie Ergen?
  Source: Bloomberg Quint
- 5G spectrum sale: Trai dials experts worldwide
  Source: ET
- BSNL's Wings app takes on JioChat, Hike, Viber; to integrate WhatsApp soon
  Source: ETTelecom
- Justice department to appeal against AT&T's $81bn takeover of Time Warner
- Rupert Murdoch wins government clearance for Sky takeover

Source: The Guardian

- YouTube TV Offers One-Week Credit After World Cup Outage
- Gawker Website Acquired by Bustle Owner for $1.35 Million in Bankruptcy Auction

Source: Variety

- For the first time, Netflix tops HBO for most Emmy nominations
- Microsoft launches new wide-area networking options for Azure

Source: Techcrunch

- FCC Launches KidVid Revamp
- COBA Seeks Answers on Brexit Buffer for Broadcasters

Source: Broadcasting Cable

- ESPN, Disney XD sign multiyear broadcast deal for Overwatch League
- CuriosityStream comes to YouTube as $3 add-on

Source: Fierce Cable

- M7 Smart TV app wins Webit New Media Award
- Media Broadcast to complete Freenet TV rollout in autumn

Source: Broadband Tv 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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Viacom's unique initiative to train technology startups with its property, VStEP.
MAM | Marketing
Life Dekho Thoda Extra with India's Most Affordable Full View Smart Phone Range from Intex - The INFIE 33 & INFIE 3
Movies | Hindi
Shemaroo Entertainment Releases Padmaavat On Blu-ray and DVD for Cinema Lovers
Television | TV Channels
5th Edition of Times NOW & ICICI Bank NRI of the Year Awards 2018 Honors Global Indians
Television | TV Channels
Discovery India to premiere adventure series Ed Stafford: Left for Dead on 14th July
iWorld | Telecom
NDCP 2018, net neutrality rules cleared by Telecom Commission
iWorld | OTT
Tarun Katial's deep dive with Zee5
Television | TV Channels
CNBCTV18.com appoints Rohit Gandhi as national sales head
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