26 April 2019 | Volume 70 - Issue No: 31 Facebook Twitter YouTube YouTube

iWorld | OTT

Adding subscribers like never before says Varun Narang as Hotstar shatters IPL records

The Walt Disney Company direct-to-consumer and international segment chairman Kevin Mayer termed Hotstar a juggernaut on the opening day of APOS 2019. That description seems rather perfect given some of the insights and numbers offered by the streaming service's chief product officer Varun Narang on the final day of the summit in Bali, Indonesia on Thursday.
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iWorld | OTT

Netflix's Bill Holmes on mobile-only subscription plans in India
When it comes to Netflix, pricing has always generated plenty of conversation and curiosity among consumers. On Wednesday, the streaming giants' chief business development officer Bill Homes offered some insights into Netflix's pricing experiments with mobile-only subscription plans in certain Asian markets.
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iWorld | e-commerce

Amazon posts record profit of $3.6 bn, smashes industry expectations
E-commerce giant Amazon posted its first-quarter earnings beating analysts' expectations for profit. It reported $3.6 billion net income in the quarter, more than twice the investors' predictions. However, the $59.7 billion revenue of the company was in line with Wall Street expectations, up 16 per cent from year-over-year.
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Regulators | High Court

Tata Sky vs TRAI: Delhi HC lists matter for 2 May
The Delhi High Court has adjourned the petition of top DTH operators Tata Sky, Airtel Digital TV, Sun Direct and broadcaster Discovery India Communication challenging Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) and its new tariff regime to 2 May. The last hearing on 11 April was adjourned April as there was a full court reference for a deceased retired Supreme Court judge.

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- Our target is to get 300 million plus viewers on Hotstar: Sidharth Shakdher
- TV9 Deal: SAIF partners moves NCLT against Srini Raju, others
- Dream11 launches multi-sports aggregator platform FanCode
  Source: ET
- Regulation is Inevitable For OTT Services Such as WhatsApp and Facebook Messenger in India
  Source: News18
- TRAI pulls up Dish TV India; seeks compliance with new regulatory norms
  Source: Business Today
- All the ways you can watch Amazon Prime Video on your TV
  Source: Business Insider
- Indian channels may suffer if Nepal House approves ad bill
  Source: Asian Age
- Amol Dighe appointed as CEO, Madison Media Ultra and Head Investments
  Source: Livemint
- BARC Ratings: IPL continues to rule Indian television across all genres
  Source: Inside Sport
- British pension fund USSL to buy telecom co KCOM for 504 mln pounds
  Source: ETTelecom
- Match-fixing not doping poses greatest risk to sport
  Source: Reuters
  Man cleared of assaulting rugby player awarded $100,000 over Nine's 'coward punch' defamation
  BBC admits iPlayer has lost streaming fight with Netflix

Source: The Guardian

  eOne Names Bill Wilson Senior VP
  Cox Cable Testing Gamer Network Service to Reduce Lag

Source: Variety

  Wireless broadband startup Starry files to raise up to $125 million
  Amazon beats optimistic profit expectations for Q1

Source: Tech Crunch

  NAB Slams OTI Opposition to Broadcast Vacant Channel Use
  Ryan Gets Top Marketing Job at ABC and Disney TV Studios

Source: Broadcasting Cable

  Comcast in talks to sell 30% stake in Hulu to Disney: report
  Viacom networks launching on fuboTV April 30

Source: Fiercevideo

  German High Court approves Unitymedia's 'free' Wi-Fi network
  Dodds becomes Virgin Media COO

Source: Broadband Tv News

  PIX Acquires London-Based CODEX
  Aaron Goldberger To Advise FCC Chairman On Wireless, International Issues

Source: Tv Technology

  Alarcón Joins MMTC Board
  FCC's Pai Names Acting Wireless Adviser

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
Television | TV Channels
Animal Planet to premiere the first ever documentary film on amphibians of India - 'The Secret Life of Frogs'
Television | TV Channels
Kwan Entertainment goes to China; marks a new beginning for Sino- India Business
Television | TV Channels
1 out of 2 tv viewing indians has watched vivo IPL 2019 on Star Network

Regulators | High Court

Tata Sky vs TRAI: Delhi HC lists matter for 2 May

DTH | DTH Operator

Dish TV launches 'Watcho', forays into Original Content with focus on digital audience
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