08 March 2018 | Volume 70 - Issue No: 87   Facebook Twitter YouTube YouTube
Television | TV Channels
Regional to be at the forefront of content
The regional space in India is the new target for everyone. But what exactly is it that pulls content creators to divide themselves into India's varied languages and will this fad stay in the future, too? The question was discussed in a FICCI Frames 2018 session titled 'regional is the new mass media.'
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iWorld | VOD
Vice Media to launch Vice India on April 2
New York-based millennial-targeted media brand Vice Media is all set to mark its presence in the Indian entertainment industry with Vice India on 2 April 2018. Hosi Simon, the CEO of Vice Media Asia Pacific, announced the launch date in Mumbai on the third day of FICCI Frames 2018.
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Television | TV Channels
BARC partners Airtel Digital TV for return path data
Taking a big step towards using return path data (RPD) for TV viewership measurement, BARC India has tied up with Airtel Digital TV, Airtel's DTH arm, for including its subscriber homes into the BARC India RPD panel. This partnership will provide a fillip to BARC India's plan of scaling up panel homes to multiples of the mandated 50,000.
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Television | TV Channels
Discovery Communications completes Scripps acquisition
Discovery Communications has completed the acquisition of Scripps Networks Interactive and the combined company will be officially known as Discovery, Inc. “The name change to Discovery, Inc. demonstrates a new focus on growth in the areas at which Discovery excels.
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- Telecom sector needs over 47 lakh more workers by 2022: Sinha
- Telecom companies are free to match rival's offers: RS Sharma, Trai Chairman
  Source: ET
- Nunberg Says He Enjoyed Defiance But Will Comply With Mueller
- Estonia Joins Race to Woo Broadcasters Mulling Brexit Move
  Source: Boomberg Quint
- Airtel acquires India leg of GBI submarine cable
  Source: BGR
- Once a rage, 'The Walking Dead' receives worst showing in years
- In-flight Wi-Fi: Government says no security assessment done by DGCA
  Source: New Indian Express
- I&B ministry's 5-fold hike in journalist welfare scheme from Rs 20 lakh to Rs 1 crore
- Rajinikanth joins Facebook and Instagram
  Source: : Indian Express
- Unable to port from Aircel, irked customers block road
  Source: TOI
- BARC India partners with Airtel DTH to measure TV viewership
  Source: India Today
- RCom customers can now generate mobile number porting codes from its website
  Source: Medianama
- UAE now requires licenses for 'social media influencers'
  Source: : ETBrandEquity
- BBC film about IRA funeral murders to air in March
- NME to close print edition after 66 years

Source: The Guardian

- Defy Media CEO Says 8% Layoff Is Related to Shutdown of 'Tactical' Businesses
- Snap Layoffs: Snapchat Parent Said to Be Axing 100 Engineering Employees

Source: Variety

- CBS All Access is 'doubling down' on originals, planning expansion to Canada and Australia
- Facebook adds video chat to Messenger Lite, its pared-down Android app
  Source: Tech Crunch
- OTT Not on AMC's Radar
- Here Are the Numbers on How Heavily ABC Is Promoting Its 'American Idol' Reboot

Source: Broadcasting Cable

- Forecast Gets a Fix on Next-Gen Cable Network Tech Spending
- Sinclair Amends Tribune Deal...Again

Source: Multichannel

- Mockridge says Murdoch selling the business he created with his own hands
- Eutelsat/Globecast launch new platform

Source: Broadband Tv News

- NAB PILOT Announces New Contest For Tech Startups
- ATVA Files Petition For Limited Reconsideration Of ATSC 3.0 Order

Source: Tv Technology

- Disney, Accenture partner on initiative for next-gen video tech
- Net Insight launches next-generation Nimbra Terabit media platform

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
Indian Television actress Radhika Madan launches her official mobile app with new york-based company EscapeX
Television | TV Channels
First Time voters football championship by rebels foundation and malleshwaram sports foundation held to create awareness about democracy & voting
Specials | Event Coverage
Screen Density: Lessons from the world & Exploring new business models
Television | TV Channels
Attenborough and the Giant Dinosaur premiers march 11 on Sony BBC Earth
Television | TV Channels
Stakeholders highlight need for sports education
iWorld | VOD
Vice Media to launch Vice India on April 2
MAM | Marketing
Coca-Cola set to debut in Japan's alcoholic drink market
MAM | Media and Advertising
Kumar Suryavanshi joins L&K Saatchi and Saatchi as ECD
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