26 May2018 | Volume 70 - Issue No: 55   Facebook Twitter YouTube YouTube
Regulators | I&B Ministry
MIB cancels permission to two channels
Permissions to two private channels – one news and current affairs and one non-news and current affairs channel have been cancelled in this calendar year as on 28 February 2018 as per the information put out by the Ministry of Information and Broadcasting (MIB).
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Cable TV | LCO
GTPL Hathway board moots 10% dividend for fiscal 2018
The board of directors of Indian multi-system operator and internet service provider GTPL Hathway Limited (GTPL) has mooted dividend of Re 1 or 10 per cent per equity share of face Rs 10 each subject to approval from shareholders for the year ended 31 March 2018 (FY 2018, year or fiscal under review).
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Satellites | Satellites Operators
Did govt pressure nudge ABS-2 to shutter Indian TV channels on FTA DTH service?
ABS has closed the doors from 1 May 2018 on Indian TV channels that were using the ABS-2 satellite-beamed FTA Ku-band platform. Apparent reason: Indian government pressure on local TV channels to stop using the 'unlicenced' platform that discouraged payment of carriage fee to the satellite operator, which was the origin of the business.
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DTH | DTH Operator
Dish TV offers SD channels at Rs 8.5 per month
After an intense merger time with Videocon d2h, Dish TV is back with a new solution for its customers and this time it is offering SD channels at just Rs 8.5 a month. The DTH operator has even launched a 360-degree campaign to make people aware of it.
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- How gang of 4 used Rajasthan's E-mitra scheme to dupe people worth over Rs 1 crore
- DoT extends deadline for comments on new telecom policy to June 1
  Source: Financial Express
- Perhaps the Twain Shall Meet
  Source: Indian Express
- I&B Minister launches six-day ASEAN India Film Festival
  Source: DDI News
- Baba Ramdev's three channels stuck for over a year, get cleared
  Source: ET
- Reliance Jio Adds More Users Than Airtel and Idea in March
  Source: The Quint
- I&B's film facilitation centre to make it easier for foreign producers to shoot in India: Rathore
  Source: BS
- Opinion | Aaj ki Baat May 24 episode: Rajat Sharma on why all Indians should participate in Virat Kohli's fitness challenge
  Source: India Tv News
- RCom shares drop 1.77% over Ericsson negotiations hurdle report
  Source: ETTelecom
- Netflix puts content above costs but is the policy sustainable?
- Facebook and Google targeted as first GDPR complaints filed

Source: The Guardian

- Netflix Stock Closes at All-Time High, Nudging Market Cap Ahead of Disney's Again
- Startups, Media Companies Block European Users in Wake of New Privacy Laws

Source: Variety

- Yahoo shuts down social savings app Tanda only months after launch
- Twitter will give political candidates a special badge during US midterm elections

Source: Tech Crunch

- FCC's Carr: Internet Won't End June 12
- Olbermann Gets Expanded Role With ESPN Programs

Source: Broadcasting Cable

- AT&T U-verse sits atop customer satisfaction rankings as all pay TV services slip
- Deeper Dive - Battle for the future of cable news exerts outsized influence over M&A

Source: Fierce Cable

- Viasat: About 100K Subs on New Unlimited Data Plans
- CableLabs Promotes Rachel Beisel to SVP, Chief Marketing Officer

Source: Multichannel

- Starz brings Starzplay to the UK, Germany, Austria
- Cyfrowy Polsat buys into Poland's Eleven Sports Network

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
India News Manch - Modi Sarkar Kitni Asardaar? India News Conclave to Analyze Modi Government's Four Years in Power
iWorld | OTT
Hotstar and Akamai create internet history
Television | TV Channels
How relevant is the age old Lakshman Rekha in today's times; questions &TV with Mitegi Lakshman Rekha!
Movies | Hindi
Shemaroo gears up for digital era; adds devotional app Ibaadat
Television | TV Channels
MNX launches Super League chatbot
Television | TV Channels
Porus reaches 10 Asian countries
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