11 January 2019 | Volume 70 - Issue No: 45 Facebook Twitter YouTube YouTube

Television | TV Channels

Bob Bakish on turning around Viacom, tie up with CBS, company's culture and future

Viacom CEO Bob Bakish describes his tenure at the giant company using two words - turnaround and evolution. At the end of 2016, Paramount Pictures was coming off a year where it had lost half a billion dollars and consumed another billion in cash.
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Regulators | TRAI

TRAI tariff order: Topline projections for broadcasters, MSOs
In what is probably the acting collaboration of the year, Aamir Khan teamed up with Pankaj Tripathi for an infomercial for broadcasting behemoth Star. The 1 minute 22-second video, available both on TV and digital platforms, is an ad for Star's new bouquet of channels, with the tagline"#Sachmein?"
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Regulators | TRAI
Tata Sky vs TRAI: Delhi High Court lists matter for 15 January, asks regulator to produce documents
Tata Sky got a breather from the Delhi High Court today as the Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) assured that it will not take any coercive action against the direct to home (DTH) operator until 15 January, which is when the matter will be heard next.
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Television | TV Channels
Star Plus, SET continue to lead urban areas in BARC week 1
Zee Anmol continued to be in first position in the Hindi (U+R) genre in Broadcast Audience Research Council (BARC) data for week 52 of 2018. Sony Pal and Star Utsav interchanged their second and third positions in the rural market. Star Plus and Sony Entertainment Television continued to be in first and second positions in the urban areas.
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iWorld | OTT
Amazon Prime Video unveils trailer of 'Four More Shots Please'
Amazon Prime Video is all ready to expand the Indian original content library at the beginning of the year only. Adding more spice to the existing library, the international OTT player is ready to launch a new series Four More Shots Please. The trailer of the 10-part series, which will start streaming on the platform on 25 January, has been unveiled.
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Television | TV Channels
Disney XD to be rebranded Marvel HQ
Disney XD, the action, adventure and comedy channel for boys from The Walt Disney Company (India) umbrella brand is all set to rebrand as Marvel HQ. According to broadcaster's RIO published by the TRAI website, Marvel HQ will be an SD channel and priced at Rs 4.
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- Belgian telecoms company Proximus to cut 650 jobs
- Company led by ex-MTN Nigeria CEO Wood exits 9mobile
  Source: ETTelecom
- DTH, Cable Subscribers Complain Of Being Moved To 'Junk' Plans Ahead Of TRAI Deadline
- TRAI Again Asks Users To Switch To New Plans, Tata Sky Says 'Wait Please'
  Source: Ultra News
- The Kapil Sharma Show opens to 3.4 on the TRP chart, becomes the number one show in the country
  Source: Times Now News
- Huawei Announces Exciting Telecom and Bundle Offers With Huawei Y9 2019
  Source: BS
- Star, Zee, Sony and Viacom18 release TVCs on new tariff plan
  Source: ETBrandEquity
- Soccer - La Liga to broadcast second tier games on Youtube
- Rouhani says Iran will send satellites into orbit soon: TV
  Source: Reuters
- CBS's $120 Million Fight With Nielsen Tests Moonves' Interim Replacement
  Source: Bloomberg Quint
- Share market update: Telecom shares mixed; GTL Infra climbs 4%
  Source: ET
  Question Time: Fiona Bruce is fresh face in a tired format
  Reuters journalists to remain in Myanmar jail after losing appeal

Source: The Guardian

  Jay Levine Named Warner Bros. Head of TV Business Strategy and Digital Services
  Hulu to Launch Two-Week Guide for Live TV

Source: Variety

  Amazon's IMDb launches a free streaming service, Freedive
  Mayfield gets a new partner as it celebrates 50 years in the business

Source: Tech Crunch

  Levine, Winograde Named Showtime Co-Presidents of Entertainment
  Gray TV to Ring in Raycom Deal With NYSE Closing Bell

Source: Broadcasting Cable

  T-Mobile's TV service delay tied to company's 5G rollout
  TiVo launching live TV/DVR apps for Apple TV, Roku and Fire TV

Source: Fierce Video

  KPN to drop Telfort and XS4All brands
  Spanish broadcasters face €100m fines

Source: Broadband Tv News

  Showtime Names Gary Levine, Jana Winograde Co-Presidents of Entertainment
  Vast Broadband to Buy NTS Communications

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
Special screening of Maharaja Duleep Hollywood biopic at Cannes
Even though no Indian feature film has been selected for the 70th Festival de Cannes this year, an award-winning historic film biopic on the poignant life story of the last King of Punjab - Maharajah Duleep Singh.
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Eros Now CCO Ridhima Lulla discussing the state of OTT content at Vidnet 2018
Television | TV Channels
Zee Kannada emerges a leader - a first-for the channel in 13 years
MAM | Marketing
Monkey Shoulder crowned No1 trending and bestselling brand
MAM | Marketing
SunfeastFarmlite in association with the Spirit of Pinkathon encourages more than ten thousand women to achieve a healthier lifestyle
iWorld | OTT
5 Reasons why Amazon Prime Original Series Four More Shots Please! trailer is unmissable!
Television | TV Channels
TS Panesar, DSport's business head, steps down
MAM | Marketing
IDBI Federal Life launches #KeepMoving movement
MAM | Media and Advertising
Tata Tea Gold's launches new campaign 'Dil Ko Na Kahoge To Pachhtaoge'
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