19 March 2018 | Volume 70 - Issue No: 96   Facebook Twitter YouTube YouTube
Television | TV Channels
GST relief for media industry in the offing?
There may be some relief for the media industry for certain segments in the offing relating to goods and services tax (GST) with the government open to reviewing certain norms. According to government sources, petitions from the media and entertainment industry has moved the government to review norms relating to sponsorship services by corporates and other bodies where reverse charge mechanism was not allowed.

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iWorld | OTT
Saugato Bhowmik may replace Gandhi as Viacom18 Digital COO
Soon after the news of Gaurav Gandhi leaving Viacom18 was announced last week, speculation was rife about who would take the hot seat to lead the company's digital arm Viacom18 Digital Ventures, under which Voot operates. 
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iWorld | OTT
Survey finds word of mouth best way to discover content online
All the world's advanced technology has not been able to change this simple formula. With more video content to choose today than ever before, picking the best is a challenge. A survey from Parrot Analytics has found that word of mouth still reigns the lot when it comes to new show recommendations.
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Television | TV Channels
Network18 unveils new identity for all news channels
Network18 has unveiled a new and common identity for all group news channels, which will be seen across the news stable, and a pledge to focus on and highlight more Indian languages.
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- Telcos face funding challenge amid bruising tariff war, eroding revenue
- Trai to revamp mobile number portability process
  Source: Livemint
- HC bars TRAI from penal action against Vodafone
- Trai to revamp MNP process; discussion paper by month-end
  Source: ET
- Blessed to Have Deepika Padukone in My Life: Ranveer Singh
  Source: The Quint
- Film buffs take S Durga to theatres
  Source: The Hindu
- Prasoon Joshi: Nobody's Voice Should Be Called Fringe Voice
  Source: : Mid Day
- Rahul Gandhi slams GST citing World Bank report, Smriti Irani says he is quoting selectively
  Source: New Indian Express
- MPs raise concern over delay in North East telecom project
  Source: BS
- Vodafone, Reliance Jio, Airtel, Idea: Enjoy these best plans under Rs 50 without burning your pocket
  Source: Financial Express
- Russian voices in western media leave regulators with new type of headache
- Fiona Phillips: I was paid far less on GMTV than Eamonn Holmes

Source: The Guardian

- FilMart: China's BaseFX Expands to Malaysia
- Facebook Plans to Launch Oculus Go VR Headset at f8 Developer Conference

Source: Variety

- Facebook's latest privacy debacle stirs up more regulatory interest from lawmakers
- YouTube is reportedly introducing your kids to conspiracy theories, too
  Source: Techcrunch
- HBO to Premiere 'Elvis Presley: The Searcher' April 14
- Food Network Cooks Up 'Chopped U' for Snapchat
  Source: Broadcasting Cable
- MobiTV Mobilizes on Pay TV Opportunity

Source: Multichannel

- China Telecom Guangdong launches Wi-Fi management platform

Source: Telecom Asia

- Telecom Argentina SA (TEO) Receives Average Recommendation of "Buy" from Analysts

Source: Macon Daily

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'
Television | TV Channels
Viewers celebrate their love for hollywood blockbusters on my Star Movies at 9
Television | TV Channels
Discovery unravels the underwater warriors of Indian Navy, the submarine arm, with Breaking Point: The Indian Submariners
Television | TV Channels
&Privé HD to premiere the gripping thriller 'The Hunter' this sunday
iWorld | OTT
BBC takes 'fake news' battle global
Television | TV Channels
Turner International creates digital advertising unit to connect brands with fans
iWorld | OTT
Sony's 'Dus Ka Dum' gets app boost
Television | TV Channels
Disney restructures business in the face of digital disruption
MAM | Media and Advertising
ZEEL scraps 9X Media acquisition
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