23 March 2018 | Volume 70 - Issue No: 100   Facebook Twitter YouTube YouTube
DTH | DTH Operator
Videocon d2h, Dish TV merger comes to fruition
The long drawn out merger of direct-to-home operators Dish TV India Ltd (Dish TV) and Videocon d2h Ltd (Videocon d2h) has finally come to pass. A release issued by Dish TV that taking further steps for effecting the scheme of arrangement for the amalgamation of Videocon d2h with Dish TV.

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Television | TV Channels
Emerald Media buys minority stake in Global Sports Commerce
Emerald Media, the Pan-Asia company backed by global investment firm KKR, has acquired a significant minority stake in sports technology and management company Global Sports Commerce (GSC) through a combination of primary and secondary investments.
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Television | TV Channels
Zee Anmol regains top Hindi GEC spot across genres
Zee Entertainment Enterprises Ltd's (Zeel) free-to-air (FTA) Hindi GEC Zee Anmol has returned to second place in Broadcast Audience Research Council (BARC) list of top 10 channels across genre in week 11 of 2018 (Saturday, 10 March 2018 to Friday, 16 March 2018).
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MAM | Marketing
Vice India raring to break into a sprint
Vice India is betting big on its creative agency Virtue Worldwide, which has helped provide solutions to brands in several markets.  Among the brands under its banner are ABInBev, Samsung, Uber, Airbnb and Google.
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iWorld | Telecom
SC defers nod for RCom asset sale
The Supreme Court today did not grant permission to Reliance Communications Ltd (RCom) to sell its wireless assets to Reliance Jio Infocomm Ltd, deferring the case for two weeks. The ruling marks a setback for RCom, which is trying to reduce its debt worth $6.8 billion and pay back its creditors.
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Television | TV Channels
BCCI extends India media rights submission till 3 April
The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) has extended its last date for submission of bids for the media rights for international and domestic matches at home for the next five years from 27 March to 3 April.
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- Funnyman Byron Allen Buys Weather Channel for $300 Million
- Cox Executive Warns of 'Ugly' Outcome If AT&T Merger Is Approved
  Source: Bloomberg Quint
- Trai chief RS Sharma bats for rapid fiberisation for broadband penetration
- New Telecom Policy will be growth enabler, says Manoj Sinha
  Source: ET
- Future of TV in balance as AT&T, Time Warner plead merger case
- Four senior UK politicians urge regulator to block Murdoch-Sky deal
  Source: BS
- SC orders status quo in RCom's asset sale to R-Jio
- Ravi Shankar Prasad, IT officials brainstorm over commercial misuse of data
  Source: : Indian Express
- Need fiber network to raise bandwith, internet speed: TRAI Chairman
  Source: The Quint
- Prasar Bharati given Rs 2.75cr 'grant-in-aid salaries' in '18: Smriti Irani
  Source: TIO
- Jipmer launches TV studio, internet radio; plans facilities in Karaikal too
  Source: The Hindu
- Airtel beats Jio, Vodafone in TRAI'S 4G speed test
  Source: India Today
- PPP's Sherry Rehman becomes first female Senate opposition leader
  Source: Financial Express
- BSNL launches free wi-fi facility at Udwada, village adopted by Union Minister Smriti Irani
  Source: Zeebiz
- Media boycotts Russian parliament in sexual harassment row
- The BBC is driving its presenters to despair

Source: The Guardian

- New York Magazine Publisher Buys Comedy Site Splitsider, Will Fold It Into Vulture
- AMC to Release 'The Terror' for Binge-Viewing, But Only for Premium Subscribers on Comcast

Source: Variety

- As the CLOUD Act sneaks into the omnibus, big tech butts heads with privacy advocates
- Snapchat's new feature is aiming to turn Snap Map into a next-gen newsfeed
  Source: Techcrunch
- Computer Cos. Join Fight Against FCC Net Reg Rule Rollback
- FCC Votes to 'Streamline' Small Cell Deployments
  Source: Broadcasting Cable
- DirecTV and CenturyLink sued for allegedly exposing customer data to the open internet
- HBO plans to rescue its sports content from deteriorating videotapes
  Source: Fiercecable
- Cable Industry Vet Wilt Hildenbrand Dead at 70
- Hill Presses Facebook's Zuckerberg to Testify

Source: Multichannel

- Dogan Holding to sell media group
- Salt launches IPTV with Apple TV and Zattoo

Source: Broadband Tv News

- DTV Engineering Pioneer Charles W. Rhodes Dead At 88
- Stadium Sports Network Opens New Studio At United Center

Source: Tv Technology

- VR City partners with Sport Relief on immersive malaria film
- Estonia aims to tempt broadcasters post-Brexit

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'
iWorld | OTT
Harmonic and Veygo team up to deliver end-to-end ott solution, successfully deployed by indonesia's AMTV
Television | TV Channels
Zee Telugu announces the comeback of its iconic singing reality show, Sa Re Ga Ma Pa
Television | TV Show
iWorld | OTT
YouTube views for Hindi dub of 'Sarrainodu' soar
iWorld | Social Media
Mark Zuckerberg says 'sorry' for Facebook's privacy crisis
iWorld | OTT
OTT players up the ante with niche content
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