12 February 2019 | Volume 70 - Issue No: 71 Facebook Twitter YouTube YouTube

DTH | DTH Operator

Jawahar Goel expects 20% reduction in Dish TV's content cost under new tariff regime

With the new tariff order being implemented from 1 February, India's largest DTH operator Dish TV expects the overall content cost of the company to come down by at least 20 per cent. The DTH brand also thinks that the regulatory framework will help DTH operators to add more subscribers as many MSOs are not prepared for the implementation.
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Regulators | High Court

Delhi HC dismisses 9X Media, B4U Broadband, TV Vision petition challenging DD Free Dish e-auction
The Delhi High Court has dismissed the petition filed by 9X Media, B4U and MASTiii against the DD Free Dish e-auction. Within a few days of the e-auction recommencement notice, the broadcasters approached the court as they felt the base prices are very high for small players.
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Regulators | Trai
MIB directive on PwD-friendly programming leaves broadcasters sceptical
Though laudable, a new government directive on making all TV shows on all channels specially-abled people friendly has left the broadcasting industry sceptical as it would be difficult to implement the directive across all genres of programming 24x7.
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Television | TV Channels
Zee TV most watched Hindi channel across genres in BARC week 5
Zee Entertainment Enterprises Ltd (Zeel) flagship Hindi GEC  Zee TV was the most watched Hindi channel according to Broadcast Audience Research Council of India (BARC) weekly data for week 5 of 2019 (Saturday, 26 January 2019 to Friday, 1 February 2019, week or period under review) of top 10 channels across genres (across genres list).
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Production House | Fiction
One Take Media has acquired rights for globally acclaimed Crime Thriller Series ''Undercover ''
"Undercover" is a modern crime TV series having 5 seasons which realistically depicts the reality of the underground world in Bulgaria. The series revolves around Martin Hristov, just an ordinary boy from the Sofia suburbs who becomes the first bulgarian undercover cop.
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- MTNL seeks claims of up to Rs 500 crore from DoT
- Telecom regulator may suggest new spectrum bands for 5G services
  Source: ET
- TV Today reports a 6.3% increase in revenues to Rs 199.4 Cr
- Delhi HC dismisses petition seeking licensing and regulation of OTT platforms
  Source: Medianama
- TV Magnate Shari Redstone Now Prefers to Curl Up With Podcasts
  Source: Bloomberg Quint
- Sebi Relaxes Norms for Non-Residents to Transfer Shares to Relatives
  Source: News18
- Twitter erupts as CEO Jack Dorsey skips parliamentary hearing
  Source: ETTech
- Veteran Canadian journalist Joe Schlesinger dies at 90
  Source: Reuters
- Times Network rolls out Times M.A.N (Movies and News) Pack campaign
  Source: Times Now News
- Govt to begin a special audit of telcos in March; DoT selects 7 auditors
  Source: BS
- Bleeding BSNL cuts employee benefits - LTC, medical expenses; mulls Rs 13,000 crore VRS for 35,000 staff
  Source: Zee Biz
  BBC Radio 4's news not biased against Brexit, says regulator
  Baftas TV audience falls to 3.5m

Source: The Guardian

  Reddit Raises $300 Million at $3 Billion Valuation
  ESPN+ Debuts 'The Boardroom' Talk Show From NBA Star Kevin Durant

Source: Variety

  LinkedIn debuts LinkedIn Live, a new live video broadcast service
  E-commerce startup Zilingo raises $226M to digitize Asia's fashion supply chain

Source: Tech Crunch

  By the Numbers: 61st Annual Grammy Awards on CBS
  Entertainment Studios to Launch Spanish-language Weather Channel Streaming Service

Source: Broadcasting Cable

  Hulu, YouTube TV most popular among streaming TV services, UBS survey says
  SeaChange drops $5.5M to buy OTT video specialist Xstream

Source: Fierce Video

  Dutch broadcasters and platforms set standard for programme signaling
  AMC inks major Telekom CEE deal

Source: Broadband Tv News

  SeaChange Acquires OTT, TV Cloud Provider Xstream
  Pebble Beach Systems Makes Senior Management Moves

Source: Tv Technology

  Delrahim on FAANG: Monopoly Isn't Necessarily Bad

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
iWorld | OTT
ZEE5 and Gaana partner to offer free subscriptions to users entertainment
MAM | Marketing
The Josh is at an all-time high as BookMyShow sells 5 million tickets for 2019's first blockbuster Uri: The Surgical Strike
Television | TV Channels
Times Network rolls out times M.A.N (Movies and News) pack campaign
Television | TV Channels
Acclaimed "ARROW" and "TROLLHUNTERS" producer, Marc Guggenheim joins graphic india's advisory board
MAM | Media and advertising
Isobar launches auto industry-first blockchain-powered campaign for CEAT Tyres
MAM | Media and advertising
Ogilvy creates unique Red Label tea for trash machines at Kumbh
MAM | Marketing
World's first social media loyalty platform 'Brandie' comes to India
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