22 March 2018 | Volume 70 - Issue No: 99   Facebook Twitter YouTube YouTube
iWorld | Social Media
Mark Zuckerberg says 'sorry' for Facebook's privacy crisis
Mark Zuckerberg has finally broken his silence five days after the Cambridge Analytica data scandal engulfed Facebook over the weekend. The Facebook CEO pledged on Wednesday to take a series of steps to protect data and fix what he called a "breach of trust" between the social network and its users.

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iWorld | OTT
OTT players up the ante with niche content
With the digital era progressing at a geometric rate, India's media and entertainment industry has seen the proliferation of a number of over-the-top (OTT) players, including many international players. As a result, several niche genres of content are finding a place to grow. Viewers are coming to associate each platform with a type of personality represented through its content.
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MAM | Marketing
Tata Motors signs three-year IPL deal with BCCI
The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) yesterday announced its three-year association with Tata Motors as the official partner for the Vivo Indian Premier League (IPL). While brands now have started looking beyond cricket to spend advertising money, cricket continues to remain the favourite for every marketer across India with the IPL being the first preference.
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iWorld | OTT
Netflix hires TV vet Sameer Sabnis as manager for physical production
Netflix India is plumping up its local talent. Amongst the latest to be hired is television veteran Sameer Sabnis who joined the company earlier this month as manager –physical production. In the Netflix scheme of things, Sabnis is expected “to help manage both internal and third party co-productions from an international originals perspective to support international original series.
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MAM | Marketing
Sports sponsorship in 2017 up by 14%: SportzPower-GroupM report
SportzPower, in association with GroupM's sports arm ESP Properties, has released its 2018 report on sports sponsorship in India. Ground advertising was up from Rs 6400 crore in 2016 to Rs 7300 crore in 2017. Another GroupM report said that Indian advertising expenditure in 2017 was Rs 61,263 crore out of which 12 per cent was contributed by sports.
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- Wall Street Sees Deja Vu as Impeachment Vote Returns to Peru
- Port Dispute May Destabilize Horn of Africa, Minister Says
  Source: Bloomberg Quint
- New Khiladis In Bollywood: Can Netflix and Amazon Play It Right?
  Source: The Quint
- Consumers to lose out if pvt channels go off DD Free Dish
  Source: Livemint
- Shemaroo Entertainment elevates Hiren Gada as the company's CEO
  Source: : Brand Equity
- I&B Ministry Asks CBI to Probe NFDC MD Nina Gupta on Graft Charges
  Source: The Quint
- Ministry of I&B reconstitutes CPAC, makes it eight-member body
- Prasad warns FB of stringent action if it sways electoral process
  Source: BS
- Telcos back TRAI plan to speed up MNP process
- Reliance Jio seeks to be impleaded in case against Trai's predatory pricing order
  Source: ET
- Ravi Shankar Prasad calls into question Congress links with Cambridge Analytica, warns Facebook of stringent action
  Source: Business Today
- Prasad warns FB of stringent action if it sways electoral process
  Source: The Hindu
- The Generation Game returns to the BBC on Easter Sunday
- Chiltern Firehouse developer bidding to build east London film studio

Source: The Guardian

- Instagram Exec on Facebook User-Data Controversy: 'We're Horrified'
- Atari Movie Makers Plan to Raise $40 Million via Bushnell Token Sale

Source: Variety

- Jack Dorsey believes bitcoin will be the world's sole currency within 10 years
- Uber has reportedly rescinded its job offer for the Amazon exec that was its potential product lead
  Source: Techcrunch
- CBS Leads Daytime Emmy Noms With 66
- Indy 500 Moving to NBC After 54 Years on ABC
  Source: Broadcasting Cable
- Cox content acquisition executive Suzanne Fenwick is DOJ's first witness at AT&T trial
- NBC, Fox and Disney top survey of favorite networks for skinny bundles, TDG says
  Source: Fiercecable
- Patty Hirsch Named SVP, GM Warner Bros. Digital Labs
- ACA Summit: Pai: Open Internet Order Was 'Galling Regulatory Onslaught'

Source: Multichannel

- T-Mobile pulls the plug out of Knippr OTT service
- Naspers rejects Vivendi offer to buy MultiChoice

Source: Broadband Tv News

- BBC One named RTS Channel of the Year
- Vodafone Spain to offer complete mobile TV service in Europe

Source: Tvb Europe

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
Sony MAX2 is back with Season 3 of 'Timeless Digital Awards'
iWorld | OTT
Mobile Viewpoint to showcase Artificial Intelligence-driven production and storage solutions at NAB 2018
Television | TV Channels
The Boss Baby premieres March 25 at 1PM and 9PM
Television | TV Channels
Shemaroo appoints Hiren Gada as CEO in leadership rejig
Television | TV Channels
90s tunes see revival on music channels
Television | TV Channels
Bigg Boss speaks Marathi now
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