15 February 2019 | Volume 70 - Issue No: 74 Facebook Twitter YouTube YouTube

Television | TV Channles

Comcast, Sony in the running for ZEEL stake

In the latest financial results, Zee Entertainment Enterprises Ltd (ZEEL) MD and CEO Punit Goenka mentioned that the company has narrowed down its search for a partner to divest up to 50 per cent stake in the company, an announcement it made in November 2018.
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iWorld | OTT

ZEE5 lines up 72 new originals till March 2020; continues focus on regional market
Ushering in its first anniversary, ZEE5 announced an extensive line-up of 72 new Originals on the platform till March 2020. Staying true to ZEE5's founding philosophy of focusing on regional content, this includes shows across multiple genres and languages including Hindi, Tamil, Telugu, Marathi, Bengali and Malayalam.
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Regulators | I&B Ministry
Govt orders private TV channels to strictly follow terror attack coverage guidelines
In the wake of the recent terror attacks in Jammu & Kashmir, the government has issued an advisory to private TV channels to adhere to the guidelines that are issued for the coverage of terror attacks.
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iWorld | OTT
T-Series ventures into digital space with web series, films
After proving to be the mogul of music industry and establishing themselves a successful film studio, T-Series is all set to enter the digital space with web series and web films. Bhushan Kumar's T-Series along with producing films and music videos have ventured out into locking scripts for web-shows and web-films.
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Television | TV Channels
BARC to share TV viewership data only with subscribers due to TRAI tariff order implementation
Broadcast Audience Research Council (BARC) India has announced it will only share the weekly TV viewership data with those that have subscribed to its service. The audience measurement firm has taken this decision in light of the TRAI's new tariff order, which kicked in on February 1.
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- TRAI Must Explain to the Delhi High Court Why Cable And DTH Users Can Now Select Channels By 31 March
- Can BSNL Be Shut Down? Losses Mount And Operator Mulls Idea of Reducing Workforce by 54,000
  Source: News18
- Pulwama terror attack: I&B Ministry asks TV channels to be cautious about content
  Source: New Indian Express
- Monthly DTH bills to go down as Sun Direct and Tata Sky do away with network charges
  Source: BGR
- Telecom companies need to cut debt quickly as leverage is high: Analysts
- Distribution operators need to pay new tariff to broadcasters starting Feb: IBF
  Source: ET
- Airtel boosts 4G on 900 MHz band in Mumbai
- RCom to repay NCD holders only via NCLT
  Source: ETTelecom
- CBS misses on profit, revenue but network hits streaming subscribers milestone
  Source: Zee Biz
- The top 10 TV channels are more costly now
  Source: The Hans India
- BARC data not in public domain as industry migrates to new tariff regime
  Source: BS
  Anger over BBC plan to cut News at Ten by 10 minutes
  Journalist quits over blacklisting of story about 'Putin's chef'

Source: The Guardian

  Dish Network Battle, Gizmodo Losses Take Toll on Univision Q4 Earnings
  Victoria Beckham Launching YouTube Fashion Channel

Source: Variety

  Did New York lose anything with Amazon's rejection? It's complicated.
  Zendesk just hired three former Microsoft, Salesforce and Adobe execs

Source: Tech Crunch

  ESPN Tops Beta Research Survey for 19th Straight Time
  Telemundo to Co-Host First Presidential Primary Debate

Source: Broadcasting Cable

  Brightcove buying Ooyala's video platform business
  Akamai taps Encoding.com's transcoding platform ahead of MSOD sunset

Source: Fierce Video

  Telenet launches STB-less subscriptions
  Discovery Benelux launches premium streaming VOD service Dplay

Source: Broadband Tv News

  Graham Media Group Signs Up With Arc Publishing

Source: Tv Technology

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
9X Jalwa launches Jalwa #10YEARCHALLENGE
Television | TV Channels
CNN meets the young Lionel Messi fan from Afghanistan who is now a Taliban target
iWorld | OTT
This Valentine's Day, VOOT asks you to share the love and ignore the drama
MAM | Media abd Advertising
Posterscope predicts 12-15% growth for OOH in 2019
MAM | Media abd Advertising
Mondelez India lets people pop their hearts out this Valentine's day
MAM | Marketing
Kaya Limited and Marico gets into a licensing arrangement
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