23 October 2018 | Volume 70 - Issue No: 81 Facebook Twitter YouTube YouTube
Television | TV Channels
Don't just believe in passive communication: BTVI's Anuj Katiyar

It's been two years since BTVI has come into the English business news picture. A tough nut to crack, the channel has been at it by first challenging the incumbents and later by revamping itself to suit the new generation of business news viewers.
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iWorld | OTT

Netflix makes up 15% of total downstream traffic on global internet
The world's largest over-the-top (OTT) player, Netflix, makes up 15 per cent of the total downstream volume of traffic across the entire internet, according to The Global Internet Phenomena reports by Sandvine released in October 2018.
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iWorld | Broadcasting
Airtel's fixed line broadband biz under pressure as Jio enters the fray
More than a tenth of Airtel's India revenue is generated through its cable business, through broadband and digital TV. And now with Reliance Jio's entry in the cable market through its acquisition of controlling stakes in DEN Networks and Hathway cables, Airtel is very certain to face pressure in the cable industry.
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iWorld | OTT
ZEE5 Originals' content cost to be 3x more than TV: Punit Goenka
Zee Entertainment Enterprises Ltd's (ZEEL) digital venture ZEE5 has shown impressive growth in a very short span. To keep pace with the growth, the Punit Goenka-led company will highly beef up its content investment for originals as well as film titles.
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Television | TV Channels
IndiaCast rejigs revenue top brass in bid to grow across markets, platforms
In a move aimed at synergizing processes and business opportunities to scale up revenues, IndiaCast, the domestic, international and digital distribution arm of Viacom18 and TV18, today, announced an organizational rejig of its revenue management structure.
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- IndusInd Bank, AU Small Finance, Bharti Airtel, Dish TV hit 52-week lows
- Reliance Jio readies plan to woo DTH customers, to take on rivals
  Source: BS
- Teens watch more than twice as much Netflix as cable TV, and YouTube is surging
- YouTube's CEO is asking for help fighting a new copyright bill as Google's troubles in Europe mount
  Source: Business Insider
- Airtel faces more pressure from RIL
  Source: ET
- SLC official arrested on charges of financial fraud
  Source: ESPN
- #MeToo storm: Supreme Court refuses urgent hearing on PIL that sought FIRs based on allegations
  Source: Times Now News
- Maroc Telecom reports 7% rise in third-quarter profit
  Source: ETTelecom
- Netflix plans to raise $2bn as it invests in new content
- Vue puts Saudi cinema deal on hold after Khashoggi death

Source: The Guardian

- Amazon Studios Names Chris Castallo Head of Unscripted TV
- Oculus Co-Founder Brendan Iribe Is Leaving Facebook

Source: Variety

  Parsons Steps Down as CBS Interim Chairman
  SCTE Touts 10-year Plan For Cable-Tec Expo

Source: Multichannel

  Two Execs Promoted at Disney TV Animation
  Perry Sook to Get Golden Mike From Broadcasters Foundation

Source: Broadcasting Cable

  Virgin to enter Spain through Euskaltel

Source: Broadband Tv News

  Discovery tees-up streamer GOLFTV
  Alibaba opens first data centres in London

Source: Tvb Europe

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
iWorld | Telecom
Airtel launches Google Assistant based Digital Customer Care
Television | TV Channels
Star Sports unveils #BattleofSixes campaign for the upcoming PAYTM India- West Indies ODI and T20 series
MAM | Media and Advertising
IKEA gives 'voice' to products in latest campaign
Television | TV Channels
Infotainment genre's steady shift towards localisation
Television | TV Channels
Sun TV, Star Maa only non-Hindi GEC channels in across genre list
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