21 May2018 | Volume 70 - Issue No: 50   Facebook Twitter YouTube YouTube
iWorld | OTT
Hoichoi to double original content to 100 hours this year
The over the top (OTT) platform that has been a rage in the eastern part of India has ambitious plans for the coming year. With about 50 hours of original content live on the platform, Hoichoi aims to double that to 100 hours by the end of 2018.
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Regulators | I&B Ministry
Jaipal Reddy calls for doing away with MIB
Junk the ministry of information and broadcasting (MIB). That's the call that once MIB minister Jaipal Reddy - who held the portfolio during the Congress I regime in the previous decade - is giving these days. Writing a column in The Hindu last week.
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iWorld | OTT
Indians don't mind watching some ads if subscription fee is less
Over the top (OTT) players have a lot to rejoice in India. A survey conducted by YouGuv and Brightcove has found that non-subscribers of OTT in the country show a higher consideration of opting for it here as compared to other APAC markets.
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Regulators | I&B Ministry
MIB nudge to TV channels on content monitoring
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 | Broadband
India gets its own IPR mascot 'IP Nani'
India's intellectual property (IP) mascot – IP Nani – was launched by Commerce and Industry minister Suresh Prabhu over the weekend. Speaking on the occasion, Prabhu said that the protection of IP rights (IPR) is critical for building a knowledge-based society adding that mere legal provisions are not sufficient for its protection but their strict implementation is equally required.
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- Tata Sky will be the supplier of Netflix, Hotstar, Amazon Prime: CMD Harit Nagpal
- Govt may allow data resale in boost to public WiFi plan
  Source: Livemint
- Competition Law: Regulatory conflicts to ease in redrafting
  Source: Financial Express
- Work cut out for Rajyavardhan Rathore at I&B ministry; advises staff to avoid controversies
  Source: ET
- Letter to BS: Implementation holds the key to the new telecom policy
  Source: BS
- The New Indian Express wins media award at International Children's Film Festival of Kerala
- Department of Telecom seeks reply from Airtel on Apple Watch eSIM service by May 24
  Source: New Indian Express
- Foreign investors cold to Permanent Residency Status scheme
  Source: The Hindu
- MTNL investing Rs 190 crore to upgrade services; may be allocated 4G spectrum: Manoj Sinha
  Source: ETTelecom
- IDBI Bank appoints two independent directors on its board
  Source: The Hindu Businessline
- Royal wedding masks growing irrelevance of monarchy and press
- Law to rein in social media firms still two years away, says Hancock

Source: The Guardian

- Starz Hires Former Sony Pictures Television Exec Superna Kalle as EVP, International Digital Networks
- New Amazon Channels Data Shows Why Apple Wants to Copy It

Source: Variety

- AT&T launches its LTE-powered Amazon Dash-style button
- 'My Data Request' lists guides to get data about you

Source: Tech Crunch

- Royal Wedding Watched By 29.2M People: Nielsen

Source: Broadcasting Cable

- Deeper Dive - Why economics are driving pay TV disruption, not user experience
- Charter's new studio joint venture in talks to pick up Sony buddy cop pilot

Source: Fierce Cable

- Belgian pubcaster VRT terminates DTT broadcasts
- Dutch court stops pirate IPTV linker

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'
Television | TV Channels
Get ready to Kick- start this summer with revelry!
IWorld | OTT
PCCW Media launches Now E OTT platform
Television | TV Channels
Nielsen on changing landscape of global sports
Cable TV | MSO
Den Networks reports higher revenue, operating profit
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