22 May2018 | Volume 70 - Issue No: 51   Facebook Twitter YouTube YouTube
Television | TV Channels
Star spending up to Rs 2 cr on production per IPL match
After having bought rights for almost all important sporting properties in India, Star India had the massive task to ensure that it sets a new benchmark for cricket. In February, it won the audio-visual production rights for IPL 2018, making it the first time that a broadcaster is producing IPL as till last year, the production rights was with the BCCI.
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Regulators | I&B Ministry
MIB clears TV channel applications; Rathore calls for stakeholder meets
Within days of Rajyavardhan Rathore given independent charge of the Ministry of Information and Broadcasting (MIB) by the PM Modi-led government after removal of his senior Smriti Irani, the organisation has been galvanised into action.
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DTH | DTH Operator
How Harit Nagpal plans to keep Tata Sky ahead
The DTH sector. What once seemed a lucrative arena has now seen companies getting acquired and merging, the competition being intense . Today, India is the largest DTH market in the world by number of subscribers.
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JioFiber to take on DTH players
December 2018 is the target that Reliance Jio has set for itself to launch its broadband services. According to a report in Digit, JioFiber will be launched in 20 cities initially with a minimum speed of 40 Mbps.
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Television | TV Channels
Star to telecast IPL finale on 17 channels, adds Marathi Malayalam feeds
On the evening of 27 May, Star India wants to ensure you see nothing but IPL on your TV screens, no matter where you are or what language you speak. It has roped in Star Pravah and Asianet movies to add two new language feeds for better reach of the IPL 2018 in Marathi and Malayalam respectively.
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Television | TV Channels
Sunil Lulla joins Balaji Telefilms as group CEO
Indian production company Balaji Telefilms has appointed Sunil Lulla as its new group chief executive officer. His new role will be effective from 25 May 2018. He will replace Sameer Nair who quit the company to join Applause Entertainment.
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- DEN Networks broadband biz reports loss of Rs 7.4cr in Q4 FY18
  Source: Medianama
- Barack and Michelle's next act: TV deal with Netflix
  Source: Reuters
- EPL: Paul Pogba coy over future at Manchester United, says 'one is never sure of anything'
  Source: India Tv News
- Reliance Jio - More Smoke Than Fire?
  Source: The Quint
- I&B Ministry asks 121 TV channels to share tech data
  Source: The Hindu Businessline
- Delhi Confidentia: Farewell By Officers
  Source: Indian Express
- Zaigham Imam's Nakkash showcased at Cannes Film Festival
  Source: Hindustan Times
- Trai to draft principles on privacy of user data
  Source: Livemint
- Best Network In India: Airtel & Reliance Jio Have The Fastest 4G Speeds & Best Netwrok In India
  Source: India Times
- Culture secretary raises Comcast's hopes in battle for Sky
- Russian broadcaster RT faces three new Ofcom investigations

Source: The Guardian

- Sony to Buy Additional 60% Stake in EMI Music Publishing for $2.3 Billion
- How to Watch Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg's EU Testimony

Source: Variety

- Comcast is leaking the names and passwords of customers' wireless routers
- Alibaba's newest initiative aims to make Hong Kong a global AI hub

Source: Tech Crunch

- Fox Adding WWE Smackdown to Lineup of Live Sports
- 'Last Man Standing' Gets the Last Laugh

Source: Broadcasting Cable

- Comcast's Sky bid raises fewer concerns than rival Fox offer, U.K. media regulatory chief says
- ESPN scores second-ever Super Bowl broadcast rights

Source: Fierce Cable

- Towercom to launch SVOD service

Source: Broadband Tv News

- U.K. Culture Secretary Says Unlikely to Block Comcast-Sky

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
Watch Rani Mukerji's 'Dadasaheb Phalke Excellence Award' winning performance in 'Hichki' only on Sony MAX
Television | TV Channels
World Television Premiere of Raid on Star Gold
Television | TV Channels
Travelxp explores Nagaland this month; Strictly Street, Krazee Foodie return for second seasons
MAM | Marketing
Chatterbox launches marketing platform with influencers
MAM | Marketing
Bajaj Finserv celebrates fitter lifestyle
Cable TV | MSO
RTB House opens AI Marketing Lab for advertisers
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