19 May2018 | Volume 70 - Issue No: 49   Facebook Twitter YouTube YouTube
Cable TV | MSO
Den Networks reports higher revenue, operating profit
Indian multi system operator (MSO) Den Networks (Den) reported growth in revenue and operating profit (EBITDA) for the quarter ended 31 March 2018 (FY 2018, fiscal 2018, year under review) as compared to the previous year FY 2017.
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Regulators | People
Amit Khare appointed as new MIB secretary
Jharkhand state development commissioner and a whistle-blower civil servant Amit Khare has been named as the new secretary of the Ministry of Information and Broadcasting (MIB).
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Television | TV Channels
Nielsen on changing landscape of global sports
The global sports industry is undergoing more disruption than ever as a result of ongoing shifts in media consumption, the emergence of new technologies and a rapidly evolving sponsorship market.
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iWorld | OTT
PCCW Media launches Now E OTT platform
Hong Kong-based media company PCCW Media has launched an over the top (OTT) platform Now E that will have several Asian dramas, movies, sports and Hollywood content to offer. It has partnered with several companies such as HBO, MOViE MOViE, Now Baogu, Viu, etc.
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iWorld | OTT
ZMCL appoints Purushottam Vaishnava as editor-in-chief, business head of cluster-1 channels
Purushottam Vaishnava has been appointed as editor-in-chief and business head for cluster-1 of channels of Zee Media Corporation. Vaishnava was elevated as deputy CEO regional news in January 2017.
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- Bureaucratic reshuffle: Amit Khare appointed new I&B secretary; Anup Wadhawan commerce secretary
- Info officers urge new I&B minister to revoke transfer orders
  Source: TOI
- TDSAT sets July 9 for final hearing in predatory pricing case
  Source: ET
- NASA satellites reveal freshwater decline in India
  Source: The Hindu Business Line
- Den Networks Q4 Net loss narrows to Rs 10 cr
  Source: BS
- Nationwide Deployment of 5G to Require Rs 50 Lakh Crore of Investment: CMD BSNL
  Source: Telecom Talk
- Michael Cohen Fires Back After Months as Avenatti's Punching Bag
  Source: BQ
- Kathua rape case: HC issues notices to Internet giants
  Source: The Hindu
- China to become first ever nation to land on far side of Moon with Chang'e 4 mission
  Source: Tecake
- WPP investor backs chairman over unpublished Martin Sorrell report
- TMZ: the celebrity gossip site that crashed the royal wedding

Source: The Guardian

- Starz Hires Former Sony Pictures Television Exec Superna Kalle as EVP, International Digital Networks
- Apple Takes Fourth Spot in Global Smart Speaker Shipments, Google Surging

Source: Variety

- Amazon picks up Nazi-hunting series produced by Jordan Peele
- PayPal confirms that it is buying payments startup iZettle for $2.2B in an all-cash deal

Source: Tech Crunch

- Upfront Week: Broadcast TV Overcomes Every Challenge, Says Moonves
- Buyers Want Better Measurement, but Will Use Old Metrics in Upfront

Source: Broadcasting Cable

- Comcast: You can avoid $90 tech visit bill with self-install
- Sling TV chief says OTA antennas are the cure to retransmission blues

Source: Fierce Cable

- Syncbak's SBTV Helps Local Broadcasters Go OTT, Extend Reach
- CBS Goes to the Mattresses in National Amusements Fight

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
Get ready to Kick- start this summer with revelry!
Regulators | People
Amit Khare appointed as new MIB secretary
Cable TV | MSO
Siti Networks revenue, operating profit up in fiscal 2018
Television | TV Channels
Jio partners Screenz for interactive TV solution
Television | TV Channels
ZMCL appoints Purushottam Vaishnava as editor-in-chief, business head of cluster-1 channels
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