18 September 2018 | Volume 70 - Issue No: 52   Facebook Twitter YouTube YouTube
iWorld | OTT
Local OTT players not distressed by YouTube's Originals plan

YouTube is battling OTT giants neck-to-neck with its introduction of Originals. YouTube's wide reach in India is well-known to everyone.
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iWorld | OTT
Flipkart likely to buy stake in Hotstar: Report
Flipkart is taking a leaf out of Amazon's book. Like its US rival, Flipkart is looking at buying a stake in India's leading OTT platform, Star India-owned Hotstar, according to a report in Mint.
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Television | TV Channels
Star raises concern with ACC over revenue regeneration for Asia Cup; BCCI responds
Star has expressed displeasure on Virat Kohli's absence from the Asia Cup and had asked Asian Cricket Council (ACC) to get in touch with the BCCI, according to a report by Press Trust of India.
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Television | TV Channels
Essel's Subhash Chandra on Zee, OTT giants & the Jio juggernaut
Zee Entertainment Enterprises (Zee) has withheld challenges from international broadcasters to acquire a place as one of the top media companies in India. While several players with deep pockets are investing a high amount in content, Essel Group chairman Subhash Chandra, with 26 years of experience, says only money cannot buy the best content.
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Satellites | Satellites Launches
ISRO to launch 3 satellites for high-speed bandwidth connectivity
To provide high-speed bandwidth connectivity to rural areas, the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) will launch three more satellites as a part of the government's digital India programme, according to a report by the Press Trust of India.
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- Flipkart eyes stake in Star's Hotstar
- ISRO to launch three more satellites for bandwidth connectivity
  Source: ETTelecom
- Nazara's Nextwave partners with Cricket Australia to bring league to smartphones
- UberEats ties up with Tata AIG to offer insurance to delivery fleet
  Source: ET
- Star blackout: Manthan subscribers set to miss India-Pakistan match
  Source: TOI
- Should you be bothered about which TV news channels play at public spaces like airports?
  Source: Scroll
- Airtel Digital TV partners with Irdeto for security solutions
  Source: The Hindu Businessline
- I&B Minister urges newly inducted IIS officers to learn more
  Source: All India Radio
- Ayla Networks joins Tata Elxsi to deliver IoT solutions for CSPs
  Source: BS
- Olympic Champ Beckie Scott Quits WADA Over Russia Relief
  Source: Mid Day
- Time magazine sold to Salesforce CEO Marc Benioff and his wife for $190m
- Only a quarter of Mail readers think UK will get good Brexit deal

Source: The Guardian

- Mashable Shuts Down French-Language Version, Ends Partnership with France24
- 'Sugar' Ray Leonard, Brian Kenny Among Ringside Team for DAZN Boxing

Source: Variety

- Meet Yusaku Maezawa, the first private passenger to take SpaceX's BFR around the moon
- PayPal's one-touch, localised payment options go global

Source: Techcrunch

- Newsmax Strikes Comcast Carriage Deal
- SpotX Marks 100% Anti-Fraud Measure Compliance

Source: Broadcasting Cable

- Amagi CEO says brick-and-mortar broadcast facilities will be gone in 2-5 years

Source: Fiercevideo

- DTH platform Flix TV to close
- Major change for Russian cable

Source: Broadband Tv News

- Comcast Says Live TV Grabs High Ratings On College Campuses

Source: Tv Technology

- Best of Show at IBC2018 winners announced

Source: Tv Technology

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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Jasdeep Pannu talks about ESPN India's digital play
Television | TV Channels
MTV beats is the fastest growing hindi music channel since launch
iWorld | OTT
YuppTV bags exclusive digital rights for ASIA CUP 2018
iWorld | OTT
ZEE5 leads the OTT industry towards language-enabled search
Television | TV Channels
Star raises concern with ACC over revenue regeneration for Asia Cup; BCCI responds
Television | TV Channels
Essel's Subhash Chandra on Zee, OTT giants & the Jio juggernaut
iWorld | Social Media
Content creators unfazed by YouTube Originals
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