15 November 2018 | Volume 70 - Issue No: 01 Facebook Twitter YouTube YouTube
Cable TV | LCO
Den reports improved numbers for Q2 over Q1

The Sameer Manchanda-led Indian cable distribution network and broadband internet services (broadband) provider Den Networks Ltd reported 5.3 percent drop in consolidated operating revenue numbers for the quarter ended 30 September 2018 (Q2 2019, quarter or period under review) as compared to the corresponding year ago quarter (y-o-y, Q2 2018).
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iWorld | OTT

Amazon Prime Video aims to keep evolving with customer taste
Amazon Prime Video is boosting its content play in the market. The OTT platform is all set to stream its fifth Indian original Mirzapur from 16 November. In a media roundtable, Amazon Prime Video India content director and head Vijay Subramaniam also added that it will scale up originals further in 2020. Nine are planned for 2019.
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Satellites | Satellite Operators
GSat29, India's communication satellite, launched
Precisely at 5.08 p.m. Wednesday the GSLV-Mk III rocket on its second developmental flight began its ascent with a strong deep growl that reverberated like a thunder roll breaking free from the second launch pad at the Satish Dhawan Space Centre (SDSC) in Sriharikota carrying communications satellite GSat29.
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Cable TV | LCO
GTPL cable TV business revenue up in second quarter
Indian multi-system operator and internet service provider GTPL Hathway Ltd (GTPL) reported 13.8 percent increase in total income for the quarter ended 30 September 2018 (Q2 2019, quarter or period under review) as compared to the corresponding year ago quarter (y-o-y) Q2 2018. GTPL's Total Income in Q1 2019 was Rs 317.40 crore, for the corresponding year ago quarter it was Rs 278.88 crore.
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Television | Production House
Balaji Telefilms reports higher programming hours and better realisation
The Ektaa Kapoor-led Balaji Telefilms Ltd reported a consolidated profit from continuing operations of Rs 7.1 crore for the quarter ended 30 September 2018 (Q2 2019, quarter or period under review) as compared to a loss of Rs 22 crore for Q2 2018 and a loss of Rs 0.6 crore in the immediate trailing quarter.
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Television | TV Channels
Doordarshan now wants all matches of men's hockey WC
Even as TV sports channels are wracking their brains as part of a public consultation to justify why proposed tweaking of rules relating to mandatory sharing of signals of sporting events is not a good idea, the Indian government has gone ahead to notify hockey World Cup for sharing with the pubcaster.
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- #MeToo hits All India Radio stations, Maneka calls for probe
- GSAT-29: Eye on moon, ISRO takes a leap with heaviest satellite
  Source: ET
- India wiring mess: Soon, one duct for Power, TV, Internet
- Opinion | Incipient telecom opportunity for IT services firms
  Source: Livemint
- Theresa May braced for Cabinet resignations as she tells ministers to back her Brexit deal
  Source: Business Insider
- TRAI releases consultation paper to define and regulate Internet services in India
  Source: Medianama
- Delhi HC seeks Centre's response on PIL to regulate Netflix, Amazon Prime Video content
  Source: Financial Express
- Vietnam's top telecom bosses face arrest over loss-making TV deal
  Source: ETTelecom
- 42 cable, Net service providers can't screen Kaatrin Mozhi, says Madras HC
  Source: DC
- Zee may be open to bigger share sale
  Source: TOI
- Trump v CNN: lawsuit becomes a referendum on press freedom
- Financial Times tool warns if articles quote too many men

Source: The Guardian

  After Major Restructuring, Mitu Rehires Roy Burstin as CEO and Raises $10 Million in Funding
  Entertainment Research Firm NRG Taps Ipsos Exec Ben Rogers

Source: Variety

  Uber continues to lose money as it scales scooters, bikes and other newer businesses
  Zuckerberg rejects facetime call for answers from five parliaments

Source: Tech Crunch

  Bounce Gets into TV Movie Business With Xmas Film
  Univision Expects Dish to Lose More Subscribers

Source: Broadcasting Cable

  Comcast's Xfinity Stream joins Nielsen's digital ratings
  AT&T CFO says new DirecTV service will be self-installed box instead of truck roll

Source: Fierce Video

  Cable Ops Promote Common Privacy Standard
  FCC 28 GHz Band Auction Launching Wednesday

Source: Multichannel

  Fox Stations To Debut Dr. Steve Perry Talker

Source: Tv News Check

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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BBC World service director Jamie Angus on fake news and regional language market
Television | TV Channels
3rd Sahitya Aaj Tak India's largest Hindi Literature Festival promises a grander & a bigger show
MAM | Marketing
Otis India Elevates World's Tallest Statue - Statue of Unity
iWorld | OTT
ZEE5 introduces language specific packs
MAM | Marketing
India's first ever campaign to promote Banana | Keventer Banana
iWorld | Telecom
Adarsh Nair appointed chief product officer of Bharti Airtel
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