11 October 2018 | Volume 70 - Issue No: 71 Facebook Twitter YouTube YouTube
Television | TV Channels
Zeel numbers up in Q2 2019 on improved ad and subscription revenues

The Subhash Chandra led Zee Entertainment Enterprises Limited reported 24.7 per cent year-on year (y-o-y) growth in operating revenue at Rs 1,975.86 crore for the quarter ended 30 September 2018 (Q2 2019, quarter under review) as compared to the Rs 1,582.75 crore for the corresponding year ago quarter Q2 2018.
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Television | Production House
Producers Guild of India forms committee to address sexual harassment at work
The #Metoo campaign has finally caught the eye of the industry. The Producers Guild of India has formed a committee in order to make the industry safer and more productive for women employees. This committee will address the issues of sexual harassment at the workplace.
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iWorld | OTT
Hungama expands footprint in digital content space
Hungama has expanded its footprint in the digital original space with the launch of its new Hindi show Bar Code. The new drama has been produced by Abhishek Pathak under the banner of Panaroma Studios. From 10 October, the show is available on its video on demand service Hungama Play.
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iWorld | OTT
Q2 results: ZEE5 demonstrates exponential growth with 41.3 mn MAU
Media conglomerate Zee Entertainment Enterprises Limited (ZEEL) on Wednesday published its second quarter financial result. ZEE5, the digital venture of ZEEL has shown impressive growth within one year of its launch.
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Cable TV | LCO
ACT Fibernet seeks funding; discloses financials
In its prospectus with SEBI, ACT Fibernet submitted the financial details and is looking for fund-raising to expand the business across India. ACT Fibernet reported revenue of Rs 1,217 crore and EBITDA of Rs 211.67 crore in fiscal 2017.
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Television | TV Channels
Endemol shine india appoints Gaurav Gokhale as chief operating officer
Endemol Shine India today announced the appointment of Gaurav Gokhale as Chief Operating Officer (COO). The appointment is a significant step to further diversify the business and create a strong foothold in the television and digital content space.
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- Call connection time, call mute on TRAI's radar; seeks operators data for a fix
- SAIF partners moves to NCLT against Srinivas Raju alleging fraud
  Source: ET
- Trai seeks public views on spectrum charges for satellite phone services
- Zee Entertainment Q2 down 38.2% to Rs 386.10 crore
  Source: TOI
- Justin Timberlake and Kobe Bryant Are in Talks to Make Shows for Quibi
  Source: Bloomberg Quint
- AT&T, WarnerMedia to offer their own streaming service
  Source: India Tv News
- Tata Sky launches channel for Telugu cinema
  Source: The Hans India
- Hungry for public Wi-Fi? Use it soon, courtesy Airtel, Vodafone, Reliance Jio and BSNL
  Source: Zee Biz
- I&B Minister Rajyavardhan Rathore calls for good behavior on Internet and social media
  Source: All India Radio
- IBM India plans to tap new revenue streams from telecom companies
  Source: BS
- Jamal Khashoggi: details of alleged Saudi hit squad emerge
- Viktoria Marinova: man arrested in Germany over Bulgarian journalist murder

Source: The Guardian

- 1980s Comedy 'Mr. Mom' Revived as Digital Series by MGM, Vudu
- Netflix Expands Physical Production Division With Three New Hires

Source: Variety

- Sarah Friar, long the CFO of Square, is leaving to join the social network Nextdoor as its CEO
- Elon Musk hits back: James Murdoch is not the lead candidate for Tesla chairman spot

Source: Techcrunch

  Greco Named Exec VP, Content Strategy and Biz Planning, MTV, VH1 and Logo
  FCC's O'Rielly: Children's Television Rules Haven't Produced Great TV

Source: Broadcasting Cable

  Akamai uses CMAF to build ultralow latency into its Direct Connect platform
  Discovery launches Digital Studios Group to lead multiplatform video strategy

Source: Fierce Video

  Discovery Taps Vikki Neil to Head Digital Studios Group
  Comcast Launches X1 Music Week

Source: Multichannel

- WarnerMedia to launch D2C streaming OTT service built around HBO
- US takes Polish TVN content

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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BBC World service director Jamie Angus on fake news and regional language market
Television | TV Channels
Will Nirav and Myra move on to their new partners or rekindle their love?
iWorld | Telecom
Airtel 4G network now covers 15863 towns and villages across Assam
Television | TV Channels
ZEE News kicks off its election programming with 'Bhai vs Bhai'
Television | TV Channels
BTVI endeavors to increase financial literacy across India through Money Mantra
MAM | Marketing
Want to build stronger online, offline channels: L'Oréal Paris India GM
Television | TV Channels
English news most benefited genre in Chrome DM week 40
iWorld | OTT
OTT platforms looking at more original films: Siddharth Anand Kumar
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