12 October 2018 | Volume 70 - Issue No: 72 Facebook Twitter YouTube YouTube
Television | TV Channels
Star Utsav leads Hindi channels across genres

Star India's free to air (FTA) Hindi GEC Star Utsav was ranked second in Broadcast Audience Research Council of India (BARC) weekly list of top 10 channels across genres for week 40 of 2018 (Saturday, 29 September 2018 to Friday, 5 October 2018, week under review).
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Television | TV Channels
Star India, Microsoft, Anil Kumble redefine fan engagement with real-time bat stats
With the support of Star India and Microsoft, Anil Kumble's technology startup, Spektacom Technologies, introduced the latest cricketing innovation – the power bat on 11 October 2018. The technology is powered by the Microsoft Azure cloud platform using Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Internet of Things (IoT) services.
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Television | TV Channels
Guest Column: Innovation in the business news channel space in terms of coverage
Business news genre has come a long way in the last 20 years of its existence in India and so has the business news coverage. It all started with covering stock markets and related news. However, I believe, there is business interest involved at the heart of almost every major event around the world.
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Regulators | Supreme Court

Star India vs TRAI: Arguments conclude, SC likely to deliver verdict after Dussehra
Arguments in the case relating to TRAI and Star India ended today in the Supreme Court. According to a source close to the development, the top court is likely to pronounce the verdict in the matter after the Dussehra holidays.
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- Anil Kumble's startup launches Microsoft AI-enabled 'Power Bat'
- TDSAT rejects DoT's plea for bank guarantees from RCom
  Source: ET
- Call connection time, call mute on TRAI's radar; seeks operators data for a fix
- I continue to believe Aadhaar disclosure does not raise digital risks: Trai chief RS Sharma
  Source: ETTelecom
- IBM India plans to tap new revenue streams from telecom companies
  Source: BS
- Subscription video on demand: Continued growth of SVoD is a challenge, says president of Essence, Global Media
  Source: Financial Express
- Trai seeks public views on spectrum charges for satellite phone services
  Source: Business Today
- Sambhaav Media Ltd. - Commencement Of FM Radio Broadcasting At Godhra
  Source: The Hindu Businessline
- Hungry for public Wi-Fi? Use it soon, courtesy Airtel, Vodafone, Reliance Jio and BSNL
  Source: Zee Biz
- Govt ups import duty on tele gear to trim trade deficit
  Source: TOI
- Johnston Press, owner of i newspaper, puts itself up for sale
- The Bodyguard sets record as BBC's most popular box set

Source: The Guardian

- Serialized-Fiction Startup Serial Box Taps NBCU Cable Exec Jeff Li as COO
- Walmart Expands Entertainment Strategy With Eko Interactive Content Joint Venture

Source: Variety

- Instagram tests tapping instead of scrolling through posts, first in Explore
- Bird hires Uber's former head of finance and director of corporate development

Source: Techcrunch

  Viacom Digital Studios Shows Off Social Content at NewFronts
  FCC Using Outside Economist to Vet T-Mobile-Sprint

Source: Broadcasting Cable

  AT&T takes on a lot of risk with its OTT plans, analyst says

Source: Fierce Video

  Cable Stocks Show Modest Losses in Day 2 of Market Sell-Off
  Nickelodeon, Kevin Hart Reach Exclusive Development Deal

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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BBC World service director Jamie Angus on fake news and regional language market
Television | TV Channels
Set foot into the world of iconic cartoons as Cartoon Network Enterprises and Balenzia launch a new collection of quirky socks!
MAM | Media and Advertising
Logicserve Digital celebrates consistent success with brand campaigns; wins multiple awards at prestigious platforms
iWorld | OTT
Television | TV Channels
T10 League announce Sony Pictures Networks India as their broadcast partners for three years
MAM | Marketing
Will never look at rebranding Vicks: P&G India
MAM | Media and Advertising
ŠKODA launches Rapid Onyx in India with integrated ad campaign
iWorld | OTT
OTT platforms looking at more original films: Siddharth Anand Kumar
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