17 October 2018 | Volume 70 - Issue No: 76 Facebook Twitter YouTube YouTube
Television | TV Channels
Zee Media gets permission for 4 regional news channels

After a long tenure of being strict in awarding channel licenses, the Ministry of Information and Broadcasting (MIB) has finally become lenient. In the month of September, eight new channels received licenses while none saw their licenses cancelled as on 30 September 2018.
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iWorld | OTT
Netflix adds 6.96 mn subscribers in Q3
After a disappointing Q2 result, global streaming giant Netflix has again beat all expectations in its Q3 earnings. Netflix has not only added 6.96 million subscribers in this quarter but it has reported $4 billion streaming revenue for the quarter which is up 36 per cent year over year.
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Television | TV Channels
Sony Marathi banks on fiction to be market leader
Regional is the hot new space for broadcasters and they have taken big bets on vernacular languages to garner higher ratings. Sony Pictures Network India (SPNI), which already has its presence in the Bengali space, saw the potential in Marathi market and made a move to launch its channel on 19 August 2018.
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Television | TV Channels

Rural markets drive Hindi GEC FTA channels
Hindi GECs or general entertainment channels draw some of the largest eyeballs across India. "My aim is to get that extra tear from the housewife's eyes during primetime. I want to keep her riveted to my programmes, to my channel," the head of a cluster of channels in South India once said.
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- WhatsApp CEO Chris Daneils to meet government officials
- Vodafone Idea rolls out festive offers to retain users
  Source: ET
- Higher duty on telecom gear unlikely to impact Reliance Jio
- Chinese ZTE: BSNL to take cautious call on 5G network rollout
  Source: ETTelecom
- I&B plans move to ease telecast of sports events
  Source: Asian Age
- Netflix Soars After Blistering Subscriber Growth Restores Faith
  Source: BloombergQuint
- Indians Don't Mind Spending on Streaming Apps If They Are Worth It
  Source: The Quint
- I&B min seeks Sports Act amendment to ensure maximum viewers watch events of national importance
  Source: BS
- BCCI CEO Rahul Johri goes on leave after #MeToo allegations
  Source: India Today
- WPP in talks to buy FT's London HQ in £90m-plus deal
- Donald Trump says 'rogue killers' may have murdered Khashoggi

Source: The Guardian

- Snap Content Chief Nick Bell on Venturing Into Scripted Series
- Facebook Is Building a TV Streaming Device

Source: Variety

- Blockchain media startup Civil is issuing full refunds to all buyers of its cryptocurrency

Source: TechCrunch

  Headline News Shutting Down Live Shows in N.Y. and L.A.
  Cable Subs Would Csut Cord if They Could Get Live TV

Source: Broadcasting Cable

  Univision Makes Case Against Dish to FCC, FTC
  Don Lemon: Role of Journalists Vitally Important in Today's Divisive Political Environment

Source: Multichannel

  Animal Planet brings in new global brand identity
  German cartel office examines UEFA Champions League deal between Sky and DAZN

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
DSPORT to Telecast Hero Women's Indian Open Live from October 18th Prize Money of $ 500,000/- at Stake
Television | TV Channels
Relive the Golden days with Shemaroo Entertainment's "Friday Rewind with RJ Adaa"
MAM | Marketing
KOSH Oats launches Roti Donation Drive on World Food Day
Television | TV Channels
Eros International's Marathi superhit Boyz 2 shines at the box office collecting Rs. 13 crores within 10 days of release
MAM | Marketing
Truecaller shows it is more than just a caller ID & spam detection app
Television | TV Channels
Network18 reports improved numbers for Q2 FY19
Television | TV Channels
ZMCL reports more than quadruple profit for second quarter
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