16 April 2019 | Volume 70 - Issue No: 23 Facebook Twitter YouTube YouTube

Cable TV | MSO

TRAI tariff order pulls down Hathway Cable numbers for FY2019

Hathway Cable and Datacom Ltd's (Hathway Cable) says that the new Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) tariff order (NTO), which came into effect during the fourth quarter of 2019 resulted in changes in pricing mechanism and arrangements amongst the company, LCOs and broadcasters as well as equity infusion.
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Television | TV Channels

TRAI tariff order causes no major changes in Kannada, Telugu news channels
Week 14 of 2019 is only the second week that Broadcast Audience Research Council of India (BARC) has started publishing viewership data in the public domain after the new TRAI tariff regime was established.  Week 14 of 2019 is the week starting Saturday, 30 March 2019 and ending Friday, 5 April 2019.
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Television | TV Channels

Restructuring boosts TV18 numbers for fiscal 2019
Restructuring at TV18 Broadcast Ltd (TV18) and its parent Network18  has helped boost TV18 financial numbers for the year ended 31 March 2019 (FY 2019, year under review) as compared to the previous year.
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iWorld | OTT

Shemaroo forays into astrology with Dominiche Productions
Content powerhouse Shemaroo Entertainment (Shemaroo) has forayed into the astrology segment with a strategic investment by acquiring 50 per cent stake in Dominiche Productions. While the deal will help Shemaroo to tap one more niche genre, Dominiche Productions will also be able to leverage the distribution network of the former across traditional and digital medium.
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DTH | DTH Services

Tata Sky launches new sports, regional packs from 23 April
With the new TRAI tariff order (NTO) coming into the picture, DTH players have been on a roll in a bid to grab consumers' attention by launching long-term recharge offers. Likewise, TataSky has also launched new packs starting at Rs 139.
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- Q4 results preview: Telecom, retail to offset weak refining for RIL
- GTPL Hathway's Consolidated Q4 FY2019 Revenue at ? 3,488 Million, up 21% Y-o-Y
  Source: BS
- Lok Sabha election: DD News gave BJP twice the coverage as Congress in last one month, EC issues notice
- NASA to launch PIO-led team's CubeSat - a mini research satellite to detect cosmic rays
  Source: Financial Express
- EC Bans Media Houses from Publishing AIADMK's Election Ads After DMK's Complaint
  Source: News18
- Jio Digital Fibre to raise Rs 27,000 crore in syndicated loans
  Source: Business Today
- Don't scrap IUC, hike it to 20 p/min instead, Vodafone Idea appeals to Trai
  Source: Livemint
- How to connect your Roku device to the internet via a wired connection or WiFi
  Source: Business Insider
- SonyLIV includes live sports content in its subscription offering
  Source: Inside Sport
- German state-owned TV says it returns to Venezuela screens
  Source: Reuters
- Shemaroo Entertainment invests in Astrovani producer
  Source: Ultra News
  Facebook urged to disable 'like' feature for child users
  UK-based TV station fined for anti-Ahmadi Muslim hate speech

Source: The Guardian

  Hulu Acquires AT&T's 10% Stake in Streaming Venture for $1.43 Billion
  YouTube Hires Fox's Alex Piper as Head of Unscripted Original Programming

Source: Variety

  Apple hires A&E's Molly Thompson as its head of Documentaries
  Airbnb officially owns HotelTonight

Source: Techcrunch

  BET Networks Grabs Lena Waithe Comedy 'Twenties'
  James Holzhauer Becomes Second Highest Cash Winning Player in 'Jeopardy!' History

Source: Broadcasting Cable

  Vimeo acquires video creation service Magisto for reported $200M

Source: Fierce Video

  Marc Puskaric to head RTL Croatia
  Approval for Europe's new copyright regime

Source: Broadband Tv News

  SBE Elects John Collinson To Fellow
  FCC Warns Of Rise In Noncompliant Streaming Set-Tops

Source: Tv Technology

  24i Media deploys OTT solution for PureFlix.com

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
MNX announces 'King of Hollywood'
MNX, Hollywood's wild child, launches its biggest property 'King of Hollywood', starting December 17, 2018, Monday to Friday @9pm. MNX, the channel that resonates with the youth through its stylish, edgy, fast-paced, new-age, premium content has crafted the property, 'King of Hollywood' with an aim to find the biggest Hollywood movie buff of all time.
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VBS 2018: E-gaming's impact in next wave of OTT consumption
MAM | Marketing
Ipsos India widens portfolios of senior honchos for enhanced client servicing
Television | TV Channels
ABP News Network expands its footprint in Uttar Pradesh and Uttarakhand
Television | TV Shows
Mompreneur and Banker turned Baker – 'CHEF MEGHNA' bags the Food Instagrammer of the Year 2019 by 'Living Foodz' Epicurean Guild Awards
iWorld | OTT
SonyLIV announces subscription for its live sports offering
iWorld | Social Media
YouTube launches new features for Indian news transparency
Television | Production House
Big Synergy teams with 'Mirzapur' directors for new web series 'Paan Parda Zarda'
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