16 July 2018 | Volume 70 - Issue No: 98   Facebook Twitter YouTube YouTube
iWorld | OTT
Hotstar and the art of managing traffic spikes

Ajit Mohan sits back in his chair on the 26 floor of Urmi Estate in Mumbai his chest swelling with pride as he reads what he has just posted on LinkedIn. "Reading about YouTube TV crashing for the England vs Croatia game and being reminded again that scaling for live is no accident.
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iWorld | Telecom
Powered by Jio, RIL touches $100 bn market cap
Reliance Industries becomes the second company to hit $100 billion market capitalisation after TCS in 2018. Previously, in 2008 too, the company has hit the $100 billion mark when the rupee was around 40 to the dollar, according to Moneycontrol.com.
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iWorld | OTT
Analysts express mixed views on Netflix Q2 growth
Given the ferocity of Netflix's growth, a Forbes report had predicted its impressive Q1 2018 result to continue in Q2 as well. In first quarter 2018, Netflix exceeded user addition forecasts along with a 43 per cent year over year growth. Forbes predicted growth in revenue and subscribers in Q2 too. In addition to that, the report says it could report revenues of around $3.9 billion.
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Movies | Hindi
Zee to launch Zee Classic HD channel
The Punit Goenka-led Zee Entertainment Enterprises Ltd (ZEEL), is all set to launch Zee Classic's HD version. Back in 2016, the channel had about 25 per cent reach and a connectivity higher than 80 per cent. Known for telecasting movies from the sixties, seventies, eighties and nineties era, the channel was revamped on 3 October 2016 with a new positioning and programming line-up.
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- Tetea Hmar: Meet the man who revolutionised football in Mizoram
- Why track social media chatter
- On the Loose: Barred or Scarred
  Source: Indian Express
- Public Wi-Fi without licence could threaten data privacy: COAI
  Source: Financial Express
- Rajyavardhan Singh Rathore says govt has no plans to control social media, slams Congress for creating 'environment of fear'
  Source: First Post
- 'Inspired' by Rahul Gandhi, Congress Worker to Withdraw Complaint Against Sacred Games
  Source: News18
- Survey: Grievances pour in at banking and telecom departments
  Source: New Indian Express
- This is how Mukesh Ambani's upcoming JioPhone 2 will impact other smartphones; Lava, Mircomax, Intex to face heavy heat
  Source: Zeebiz
- How did Trump go from bad joke to good bloke in the UK press?
- Children 'bombarded' with betting adverts during World Cup

Source: The Guardian

- Fortnite's Summer Skirmish kicks off today, with $8 million prize pool
- A list of ten things that billionaire owners of EV, clean energy and rocket companies should and should not tweet

Source: Variety

- Telecom Egypt, Liquid Telecom sign MOU to complete fibre network from Cape Town to Cairo

Source: Reuters

- First of 300-satellite array in China's global communications network to be launched this year

Source: Global Times

- Anger over plan to have Revenue collect TV licence fees

Source: Irish Examiner

- Sutherland site is UK spaceport frontrunner

Source: BBC

- Samsung, Huawei Vying to Seize 5G Equipment Leadership

Source: Business Korea

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
Zee Tamil's Sembaruthi completes 200 episodes!
Television | TV Channels
Zee Telugu Announces World Television Premiere of Sai Pallavi and Naga Shaurya Starrer Kanam
Television | TV Channels
Zee Café, BBC Worldwide launch second season of premium British dramas
iWorld | OTT
Mukesh Ambani pips Jack Ma to be Asia's richest
Television | TV Channels
Viacom18 launches Colors Tamil HD in Singapore on Star Hub
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