16 June 2018 | Volume 70 - Issue No: 73   Facebook Twitter YouTube YouTube
iWorld | OTT
Digital media spends to increase by 49 per cent next year: Nielsen Report

A Nielson report has now confirmed what many believed of the growing ad spends in the digital world. The study has found that digital ad spends have now eclipsed traditional marketing budgets of brands.  The report also says increase in digital media budgets are poised to jump considerably over the next 12 months. However, over the top (OTT)services have to go a long way to win over marketer.
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Cable TV | Pepole
GTPL Hathway appoints Viren Thakkar as new chief financial officer
GTPL Hathway , one of the major players in the Indian cable TV and broadband industry, has appointed Viren Thakkar as chief financial officer of the company. The appointment ,which will come into effect from 2nd July, was posted on the Bombay Stock Exchange (BSE) website.
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iWorld | OTT
Amazon Studios strikes deal with Nicole Kidman's Blossom Films
The list of Amazon's high-profile collaborations was bolstered with the addition of a first-look deal with Nicole Kidman and her production company. As per the terms of the agreement, Kidman's Blossom Films will develop theatrical and series content for Amazon.
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iWorld | Telecom
After megamerger with AT&T, five Time Warner executives set for $180 million payout
Patience, they say, is a virtue. And sometimes, patience pays . Just ask Time Warner's top five executives who will  will walk away with combined exit packages worth $180 million after their company's merger with AT&T was approved by a federal court.
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Cable TV | MSO
DEN aims to convert 10% of SD subscribers to HD in a year
DEN Networks CEO SN Sharma has set a target of converting 10 per cent of its standard definition (SD) subscribers to high definition (HD) within a year.
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Television | TV Channels
Markand Adhikari re-appointed by TV Vision as MD for three years
TV Vision has re-appointed Markand Adhikari as managing director of the company for next three years. The appointment is subject to approval from the members at the ensuing General Meeting of the company.
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- Facebook used less for news as youngsters turn to WhatsApp: Reuters Institute
  Source: TimesNow News
- TDSAT Directs Multi Reach Media, Sony Pictures Networks To Enter Into RIO Based Agreement
  Source: Exchange4Media
- MTNL revival is on cards, reveals CMD PK Purwar
  Source: Zeebiz
- Bharti Airtel's capex push drives stock up 2%
- Zee's Reliance Broadcast deal may trip again, over price 'renegotiation'
- New telecom policy promises stability, but will fail to attract new investors
  Source: ET
- Is it advantage wireless tech again?
  Source: The Hindu Businessline
- Disney under gun to respond to Comcast's $65 billion Fox bid
  Source: Livemint
- Xiaomi Mi TV users can get 3 months free broadband internet, here's how
  Source: India Today
- Facebook now has 1,000 WiFi hotspots in India
  Source: Medianama
- IPR in Digicomms era: An essential constant amidst welcome changes
  Source: Financial Express
- Will Comcast's 'Symphony' strategy work on Fox assets that aren't in last place?
- The 'peak TV' theory is overrated as the 'TV day' gets longer

Source: Fierce Cable

- Ian Whiting Tapped to Head Up Ruckus Networks
- WAPA Channels Are Back on DirecTV in Puerto Rico

Source: Multichannel

- DAZN launches in Italy following Serie A rights acquisition

Source: Broadband Tv News

- Slaven Bilic shines but it's never all right on the night for ITV
- 'Jacqui took a bullet for us': the women with key World Cup reporting roles

Source: The Guardian

- Facebook Communications Head Elliot Schrage Is Leaving
- Nicole Kidman's Blossom Films Sets Amazon Deal

Source: Variety

- Netflix's latest hit 'The Kissing Booth' is a Wattpad success story
- Telemundo, Universal and TreasureHunt are launching a shootout game in time for the World Cup

Source: Techcrunch

- Discovery Moving Headquarters to N.Y.'s Flatiron District
- AT&T Completes Acquisition Of Time Warner

Source: Broadcasting Cable

- Five Ways 5G Will Change Television

Source: Tv Technology

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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'Distribution has always been the challenge for broadcasters'
Procter & Gamble concludes first 'Women Business Empowerment Program' in India
Television | TV Channels
Mukta A2 Cinemas launches the newly acquired SunCity Multiplex
MAM | Media & Advertising
Mobile brands like OnePlus, Xiaomi, iVOOMi use RVCJ Media for product advocacy and brand promotion
iWorld | OTT
SonyLIV lines up an innovation filled FIFA World Cup 2018
Television | TV Channels
Colors emerges leader in GEC urban in BARC's week 23 data
iWorld | PPV
Comcast makes sweet $65 bn offer for Fox's entertainment assts
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