19 April 2019 | Volume 70 - Issue No: 25 Facebook Twitter YouTube YouTube

iWorld | Broadband

ACT's Bala Malladi on TRAI tariff order, Jio GigaFiber & pricing war in wired broadband

Earlier this week, Atria Convergence Technologies (ACT) Fibernet, the wired broadband internet service provider (ISP), inked a deal with over-the-top (OTT) platform ZEE5 in order to up the entertainment quotient for its subscribers across segments. Likewise, ACT had earlier also stitched together partnerships with streaming services like Netflix and Hooq.
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iWorld | Telecom

Jio profit quadruples, Reliance Retail cross Rs 100K crore revenue
Reliance Jio Infocomm Ltd (Jio) is a juggernaut that has shown the fastest growth rate towards the milestone of 300 million (30 crore) subscribers. Jio ended fiscal 2019 (financial year ended 31 March 2019, FY 2019, year under review) with 306.7 million plus subscribers.
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iWorld | Broadband

TRAI data shows broadband internet subscriber growth rate slowed in Feb-19
The month ended 28 February 2019 (Feb-19) recorded the lowest growth in terms of subscriber addition as well percentage since Aug-18 according to data released by Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) for Feb-19.
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Television | TV Channels

BARC week 15: Dangal TV, powered by DD Free Dish, tops Hindi GEC (U+R), rural
Sony Pal is the new entrant, securing tenth position by replacing Star Utsav in Hindi GEC (U+R) as per Broadcast Audience Research Council (BARC) data for week 15 of 2019. In rural and urban markets, no changes were observed.
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Regulators | I&B Ministry

MIB to meet broadcasters over pending uplinking, downlinking issues on 30 April
The Ministry of Information and Broadcasting(MIB) will hold a meeting to discuss issues related to uplinking and downlinking of satellite channels on 30 April in New Delhi. MIB informed all broadcasters that authorized representatives of the companies whose proposals are pending in the Ministry can participate in the meeting.
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Television | TV Channels

Zee dominates Bangla, Kannada segment in BARC week 15
In the Bengali language market, Zee Bangla stood as the leader in BARC data week 15. Oscar Movies Bhojpuri garnered fifth position in the Bhojpuri market. In the Kannada segment, Zee Kannada bagged the first position. Kochu TV secured fifth position in the Malayalam space. Fakt Marathi bagged first position in the Marathi market.
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Television | TV Channels

English News genre only gainer in Chrome DM week 15
English News grew in week 15 of Chrome Data Analytics and Media by 0.80 per cent.In this genre, Republic TV gained the highest OTS with 94.2 per cent in six metro areas. As per the Chrome Data, only one genre made gains with all others having lost on OTS.

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- RCom promoters' shareholding declines to 22% in Jan-Mar this year
- Huawei plans to launch a $600 5G smartphone this year:
- JioGigaFiber services being rolled out across 1600 cities: Reliance Jio
  Source: ETTelecom
- PUBG ties up with Star Sports for PUBG Mobile Premier League
- Eleven Sports-Onefootball team-up for in-app pay-per-view experience
- BARC Ratings: IPL reigns supreme on Indian television
  Source: Inside Sport
- Tata Sky to introduce new regional, sports Lite packs on April 23: Report
- Recalling the 2004 Supreme Court order that EC invoked in NaMo TV case
  Source: Indian Express
- Reliance Industries sees telecom, retail driving growth
- U.S. antitrust scrutiny tests T-Mobile's $26 billion bet on Sprint
  Source: Reuters
- REAL reason why Mukesh Ambani is among TIME's 100 most influential people - it's not wealth
  Source: Financial Express
- Vedanta's iron ore sales fall by 50% in FY19 due to lower production in Goa
  Source: The Prime Time
- Jio, BSNL drive telecom subscriber growth to 120.5 crore in Feb: Trai
  Source: India Today
- Nepal launches its first satellite NepaliSat-1 from US
  Source: Business Today
  Facebook bans far-right groups including BNP, EDL and Britain First
  Social media platforms 'failed to counter Notre Dame fire misinformation'

Source: The Guardian

  Why Airbnb Produced Documentary 'Gay Chorus Deep South,' Its First-Ever Film (EXCLUSIVE)
  Nashville City Council Sides With Songwriters Against Streamers' CRB Appeal

Source: Variety

  Netflix to open a production hub in New York and invest up to $100 million in the city
  Instagram hides Like counts in leaked design prototype

Source: Techcrunch

  Common Cause Calls for Televised Mueller Report Hearings
  Commerce Secretary Names 2019 Spectrum Advisory Committee

Source: Broadcasting Cable

  Sports fans will not pay more than £30 for OTT
  Arte and TV5 Monde plan SVOD services

Source: Broadband Tv News

  Hoops Legend Earvin 'Magic' Johnson Joins Big3 in Bidding for Fox RSNs
  Common Cause Calls for Televised Mueller Report Hearings

Source: Multichannel

  Danish SVoD spend rises 30 per cent
  Roku launches Olympic Channel

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
WPP named world's most effective communications company for the eighth successive year
Television | TV Channels
Launch of Zee Kannada's Weekend with Ramesh Season 4
MAM | Marketing
Budweiser experiences' 'be a king' campaign empowers individuals to challenge stereotypes and seize opportunity
DTH | DTH Operator
Tata Sky to offer revised channel prices, packs from 23 April
Cable TV | MSO
Siti Networks responds to TRAI directive to comply with new tariff order
iWorld | OTT
OTT players see interactive content as the future of fiction programming
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