25 April 2019 | Volume 70 - Issue No: 30 Facebook Twitter YouTube YouTube

Television | TV Channels

Disney to adopt Star India model in emerging Asian markets

Leadership conversations at APOS 2019 kicked off with the company that continues to grab all the headlines. Disney, fresh off its formal acquisition of 21 Century Fox, put on quite a show at its recent Investor Day offering the world a glimpse of what the future of the entertainment and media behemoth will look like.
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Regulators | Trai

TRAI directs Dish TV to comply with provisions of new tariff order
The Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) has issued a fresh directive to another DTH operator, Dish TV, to ensure compliance with its new tariff order. TRAI says that Dish TV is forcefully offering a bouquet of free to air (FTA) channels and not giving consumers any choice.
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Television | TV Channels

Sony Yay increases movie bank with 100 hours of fresh content
Having completed two years now in the kids' segment, Sony Yay claims that it has managed to double its business in terms of engagement, content, language feeds and among others. During launch, it offered 95 hours of localised content but this summer the channel, with a bank of over 300 hours of content, will be giving a double fun-dose as it readies itself to release over 100 hours of fresh content this year.
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Television | TV Channels

Chrome DM week 16: English movies genre gains highest OTS
The English movies genre grew in week 15 of Chrome Data Analytics and Media with 25.60 per cent. In this genre, Movies Now gained the highest OTS with 25.4 per cent in six metro areas. OTS is the actual census-based percentage connectivity of a channel spread across 81 million homes, as reported by Chrome DM, across analogue cable, digital cable, and DTH.

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iWorld | OTT

APOS 2019: ZEE5 Global unveils content in 5 international languages
The OTT arm of Zee Entertainment Enterprises Ltd (ZEEL) ZEE5 took a giant leap forward to become the first-ever OTT platform to offer Indian content customised for mainstream audiences across markets-at such a large scale. ZEE5 Global announced that it will offer its content now in 17 languages, with the addition of five international languages Malay, Thai, Bahasa, German and Russian, with more languages to come in time.

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- Share market update: Media shares trade higher; PVR up nearly 2%
- National Film Awards delayed by nearly 1 month, will be declared after Lok Sabha elections
- ATC buys out Tata's 13% in Indian tower venture
  Source: ET
- Softbank may invest in Jio as Mukesh Ambani deleverages business
- Reports Huawei allowed into UK 5G networks draw criticism
  Source: ETTelecom
- Opinion | Unlike Asia, Pay TV's decline to be much slower in India
- Tata Tele in talks with ATC to sell entire stake in tower biz for ₹2,500 crore
  Source: Livemint
- DTH, Cable TV channels selection process: Here is how to select your 100 channels, all you need to know
  Source: Indian Express
- Airtel partners Zee to introduce VoD channel called 'Spotlight'
  Source: Financial Express
- JSW Sports is now a complete commercial enterprise: Mustafa Ghouse
  Source: Inside Sport
- Former Dena Bank MD Karnam Sekar appointed as IOB's new MD & CEO
  Source: The Prime Time
- BCCI state bodies look at Supreme Court with hope, hearing on Thursday
  Source: India Today
  Disney Plus streaming site will not offer 'racist' Song of the South film
  Directors' Fortnight risks Cannes festival rupture by choosing Netflix film

Source: The Guardian

  AT&T CEO Expects DirecTV to Keep NFL Sunday Ticket Exclusively
  Pandora Acquisition Bites Into SiriusXM's First-Quarter Profits

Source: Variety

  Elon Musk on taking Tesla private: 'That ship has sailed'
  Apply to participate in the Hackathon at Disrupt San Francisco 2019

Source: Tech Crunch

  Bila to Co-Host 'Fox & Friends Weekend'
  NATOA to FCC (and NCTA): Text Notifications Don't Cut it

Source: Broadcasting Cable

  Vimeo's new tool lets video creators make custom Fire TV, Roku channels
  AT&T loses another 83K DirecTV Now subs and 544K pay TV subs in Q1

Source: Fiercevideo

  Lutz Schüler to become new Virgin Media CEO
  TalkTalk next to add Amazon Prime Video

Source: Broadband Tv News

  CNN Joins Pluto TV Lineup

Source: Tv Technology

  Ruckus Announces Immediate Availability of CBRS Portfolio
  RCN Will Be First to Deploy TiVo's Next-Gen Platform

Source: Multichannel

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
Amit Adarkar, Ipsos India CEO picks up additional charge of operations director for Ipsos Asia Pacific
MAM | Marketing
Barkha Beauty, an affordable luxury brand with cruelty & paraben free make-up line to set foot in India
iWorld | Social Media
Facebook unable to monitor content in all languages
iWorld | OTT
Disney's Kanan Dave to join digital agency Entropy
Television | TV Channels
Zee Media VP Mehraj Dube joins ABP News
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