18 April 2019 | Volume 70 - Issue No: 24 Facebook Twitter YouTube YouTube

iWorld | OTT

OTT players see interactive content as the future of fiction programming

Over the top (OTT) platforms have thrown the doors open to experimenting with new content formats. Interactivity around fiction programming is proving itself as the new area of interest for OTT platforms. Following the lead of Netflix's Black Mirror: Bandersnatch, other players including prominent Indian streaming platforms, intend to take a dip.
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Cable TV | MSO

Siti Networks responds to TRAI directive to comply with new tariff order
Leading multi system operator (MSO) Siti Networks on Wednesday issued a clarification, a day after the directive from Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) to it and other distribution platform operators (DPOs) to abide by all the norms of the new tariff order within five days.
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iWorld | OTT

Netflix looks to further reduce prices in India
Netflix finally understands the requirement of price-conscious India. Despite significant investment in the country, the streaming giant hasn't been able to break into the top three OTT platforms list. So, the company has realized the need to lower prices to broaden its accessibility and add more subscribers.
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Television | TV Channels

EC asks NaMo TV to withhold election content prior to poll days
The scrutiny of NaMo TV has increased. According to a PTI report, the channel has been asked to not display any 'election matter' prior to poll days, as prescribed in the electoral law.
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- Den, Hathway, Siti, 3 more violated new tariff norms; TRAI seeks compliance in 5 days
- Adani asks Australian govt to give 'fair go' for its coal mine project
  Source: Business Today
- Why censored Game of Thrones' S8 premiere made China see red, not India
- China can strike India's satellite system despite ASAT test: Report
  Source: BS
- Ban on tik tok app: Social media app removed from Google, Apple app stores
  Source: ET
- Universiade: Entries rejected as AIU failed to deposit fee
  Source: TOI
- Padma awards: ISRO chief in 24 who didn't make the cut
  Source: Indian Express
- Indian or foreigner, profile of coach counts: Bhaichung Bhutia
  Source: India Today
- AT&T Steps Up Search for New Warner Bros. Studio Chief
  Source: Bloomberg Quint
- Trai finds six cable firms violating new tariff order, seeks compliance in 5 days
  Source: ETTelecom
- As Cable And DTH Bills Rise Under New TRAI Framework, More Subscribers Consider Switching To Over The Top Platforms
  Source: Swarajyamag
  EU tells Facebook's Nick Clegg to rethink ad rules for elections
  Facebook and Twitter could be blocked in Russia in data storage row

Source: The Guardian

  Anne del Castillo Named New York City's Commissioner of Media and Entertainment
  'Green Eggs and Ham' Series From Ellen DeGeneres to Debut on Netflix in Q4

Source: Variety

  FCC looks to slap down China Mobile's attempt to join US telecom system
  Acting as the data integrator between hospitals and digital health apps brings Redox $33 million

Source: Techcrunch

  Boyle Named Senior VP for Production at Discovery
  Broadcast Nets Going Live With Thursday's Mueller Report Press Conference

Source: Broadcasting Cable

  A+E, FreeWheel launch pilot for unified ad decisioning engine
  Xumo says it now has 5.5M monthly users

Source: Fierce Video

  European Commission launches VOD directory
  Russian channels launch in Luxembourg

Source: Broadband Tv News

  HPA Issues Engineering Excellence Award Call For Entries
  Verance Aspect Watermark Enters New Markets

Source: Tv Technology

  Intel acquires Omnitek

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
Television | TV Channels
Apparel brands innovative initiative: By Liva Birla Cellulose and Spykar Lifestyle
Special | Election 2019
MTV's latest election campaign urges you to VOTE. Because You Can
iWorld | OTT
YouTube's CEO Susan Wojcicki reveals the future plans to India's biggest female comedy creator Prajakta Koli
iWorld | OTT
ACT Fibernet partners with ZEE5 to expand its OTT offerings
Special | Election 2019
BARC India appoints Aaditya Pathak As EVP partnerships & growth, elevates Elbert D'silva to spearhead product leadership & excellence team
iWorld | OTT
Netflix looks to further reduce prices in India
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