16 May2018 | Volume 70 - Issue No: 46   Facebook Twitter YouTube YouTube
Regulators | MIB
MIB's Rathore signals liberalised regime for online media
Hardly 24 hours into his job and minister of state (independent charge) in the Information and Broadcasting ministry (MIB) Rajyavardhan Singh Rathore is saying things that could make him the industry's and more specifically the independent media crowd's darling.
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Television | TV Channels
M&E to add 1 mn jobs in 5 years: Sudhanshu Vats
The Indian media and entertainment (M&E) sector is likely to be worth $1.7 billion in terms of service exports. The figure was estimated by Viacom18 group CEO Sudhanshu Vats while speaking at a CII inauguration. India's services exports were $163 billion which is likely to hit $320-330 billion in five years.
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Television | TV Channels
SPN launches first campaign for FIFA WC 2018 Russia
Despite losing several big ticket sporting properties to rivals in India, Sony Pictures Network (SPN) is gung-ho as it gears up to showcase the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia. With just about a month left for the action, it has unveiled a new campaign titled 'Meri Doosri Country'.
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Regulators | MIB
Prasar Bharati Board approves finalising FreeDish policy
The Prasar Bharati board, at a meeting held on Monday, decided to finalise the FreeDish policy. According to an Asian Age report, the public service broadcaster gave its approval to Doordarshan which operates the entity. The finalised version will be submitted to Ministry of Information and Broadcasting (MIB).
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iWorld | Social Media
Joyee Biswas joins Facebook as APAC head of sports partnerships
Despite losing the Indian Premier League's internet and mobile rights to Star India last year, despite a bid of Rs 3900 crore, the company is upping the ante for sports in the APAC region. It has roped in Joyee Biswas as head of sports partnerships APAC.
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Television | TV Channels
ZEEL appoints Shariq Patel as CEO of Essel Vision Productions
Zee Entertainment Enterprises Ltd (ZEEL), one of India's leading media and entertainment companies, has appointed Shariq Patel as the chief executive officer of Essel Vision Productions Ltd. Patel will report to ZEEL MD & CEO Punit Goenka.
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- TRAI asks telcos for all India tariff data to expand plan-comparison site
- Buy Sun TV Network Ltd. target Rs 1170: Centrum Broking
  Source: ET
- New I&B minister Rajyavardhan Rathore asserts that govt has no plans to regulate news portals
  Source: First Post
- Flouting government fiat, telecom operators seek Aadhaar ID
  Source: New Indian Express
- Smriti Irani loses I&B Ministry role; what happens to online regulation committee?
  Source: Medianama
- Trai Considering to Review IUC Charges on Messages
  Source: Telecom Talk
- State to monitor cable TV, radio content
  Source: The Hindu
- Vodafone's Vittorio Colao to step down in October after 10 years in charge
  Source: ET Telecom
- N.Korea dismantling nuclear test site: Satellite images
  Source: The Quint
- Lords overturn MPs with vote for second Leveson inquiry
- UK-based sport streaming service adopts Netflix model after $1bn deal

Source: The Guardian

- Strictly Business Podcast: Group Nine's Ben Lerer on How Digital Publishers Deal with Facebook
- Roku Displays FBI Warnings Instead of Netflix, YouTube Apps in Massive Outage

Source: Variety

- AT&T's DirecTV Now live TV service launches a DVR, upgrades the app with new features
- Zuckerberg again snubs UK parliament over call to testify

Source: Tech Crunch

- ACA Pitches 'Middle Ground' AT&T-Time Warner Remedy
- ESPN Touts Effectiveness of Spots Viewed Out-of-Home

Source: Broadcasting Cable

- CBS and Nielsen team up on dynamic ad insertion for live broadcast TV
- Amazon open to integrating Prime Video on pay-TV platforms

Source: Fierce Cable

- Stephenson: Top Priority Is Getting Time Warner Deal Done
- Moody's: Comcast-Fox Deal Would Dramatically Increase Leverage

Source: Multichannel

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
Aidem Ventures appointed as exclusive "Ad - Sales" Partner for DSport in India
iWorld | OTT
Fanmania Brings Back Kaisi Yeh Yaariyan Season 3 as a VOOT Original
iWorld | OTT
Netflix CCO Ted Sarandos says India is 'TV starved'
Television | TV Channels
ZEEL appoints Shariq Patel as CEO of Essel Vision Productions
Regulators | MIB
Prasar Bharati Board approves finalising FreeDish policy
Television | TV Channels
'Bigg Boss' holds appeal across languages: Viacom18's Ravish Kumar
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