17 May2018 | Volume 70 - Issue No: 47   Facebook Twitter YouTube YouTube
Television | TV Channels
Will launch two OTTs before end of this year: Discovery India's Karan Bajaj
When Karan Bajaj was hired to take over and run Discovery India in 2016, he was an unknown entity to most in the Indian media business. However, he had the credentials: a best-selling writer, a yogi and good exposure to the consumer having worked with Mondelez and Kraft Foods in the US.
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Television | TV Channels
Lachlan Murdoch to lead New Fox after Disney sale, James is out
The Murdochs-led 21st Century Fox has unveiled a new executive structure of the upcoming New Fox group after Disney buys out its other assets as proposed. Lachlan Murdoch will be chairman and CEO while father Rupert Murdoch will hold on as co-chairman.
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Television | TV Channels
ESPNcricinfo's 80% consumption from mobile devices
For 25 years, Indian viewers have grown fond of the name ESPN. ESPNcricinfo completed its silver jubilee in India and launched its annual ritual of creating a new dish - this time the Googly Gujiya.
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iWorld | OTT
TV relevant for streamers too finds survey
The growth of video streaming is beyond question as streaming devices are easier options for viewers to explore various chunks of content. However, streamers in various parts of US also have a bonding with traditional TV according to a report from Nielsen local watch report.
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- Tiny NASA satellite maps global ice clouds
- It became too competitive for us to make any money in India: Sigve Brekke, CEO, Telenor Group
  Source: ET
- TRAI asks telcos for all-India tariff data to expand plan-comparison portal
- ISRO to test space robustness of indigenous atomic clocks this December
  Source: Indian Express
- New I&B Minister takes softer tone on online content regulation, says online news should self-regulate
  Source: Medianama
- Lachlan Murdoch to Be New Fox CEO After Proposed Disney Deal
  Source: BQ
- TRAI Recommends Removing IUC Charge For SMS; Will Older Telcos Revolt Now?
  Source: Trak
- Debt resolution: Reliance Communication awaits NCLT order on Ericsson plea
  Source: Zee Biz
- Bengal National Film Awards brigade react to Smriti Irani's I&B exit
  Source: TOI
- Lachlan Murdoch ascends as CEO and chairman of new Fox company
- STV closes ailing second channel in shift to online content

Source: The Guardian

- Syncbak Launches SBTV Platform to Stream Local TV Programming Nationwide
- Alibaba Seeks Management Integration in Digital Entertainment

Source: Variety

- Coinbase CEO Brian Armstrong to talk the future of cryptocurrency at Disrupt SF
- Pluralsight prices its IPO at $15 per share, raising over $300M

Source: Tech Crunch

- FCC, Broadcasters: UHF Challenge Has No 'Standing' Legs to Stand On
- Buyers Want Better Measurement, but Will Use Old Metrics in Upfront

Source: Broadcasting Cable

- Hulu's Smith talks lessons learned in first year of live TV
- AT&T looks to replace DirecTV satellite with $80-$90 'premium' streaming service

Source: Fierce Cable

- Netflix to reach 201m subs by 2023
- Deutsche Telekom offers Insight TV UHD for free

Source: Broadband TV News

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
Artist Aloud Forays Into Original Content beyond Music
Technology | Software
Livestreaming App SWOO sees momentum in India; Launches Trivia Format in India
Regulators | MIB
MIB's Rathore signals liberalised regime for online media
iWorld | OTT
Netflix's 85% spending towards original content
Television | TV Channels
M&E to add 1 mn jobs in 5 years: Sudhanshu Vats
Television | TV Channels
Shemaroo reports improved numbers; board recommends dividend
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