12 January 2019 | Volume 70 - Issue No: 46 Facebook Twitter YouTube YouTube

Specials | Year Enders

2019 OTT TV trends in Asia and India

2018 wrapped up as a fascinating year for OTT TV in Asia, with global content owners, Pay TV operators, and OTT players all ramping up their direct-to-consumer OTT offerings. With falling smartphone prices, OTT content market saw a boom in India as players across the spectrum set up shop. Original content was a game changer over the last few years, with OTT players outdoing the Bollywood big studios in their budgets.
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Specials | Year Enders

Expectations from the brand and marketing industry in 2019
The world of marketing is perpetually changing with constant innovative practices in the field of social media and automated ad tech. As broad-brush marketing techniques have dwindled, brands are battling to maintain their originality and meet customer expectations in an ever-evolving technologically advanced world.
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Television | TV Channels
English business news genre sees no change in position in BARC week 1
The English business news genre saw no changes for the new week of the new year as compared to the last week of the previous year; everyone's placed on the same positions as they ended the previous year. Aaj Tak continue to groove on the same tracks in the rural, urban and U+R genres as it did the previous year.
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Regulators | TRAI
TRAI reminds consumers they can pick a-la-carte channels
In its latest missive the Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) has taken note that broadcasters are only advertising bouquets of their channels and not informing customers about a-la-carte options. As per the new regulatory framework, consumers must be given the choice of picking individual channels too.
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- Brazil telecom Oi hires BofA Merrill Lynch to sell some assets: Sources
- Ericsson books charge as it rethinks Digital Services strategy
  Source: ETTelecom
- Collaboration To 'Inform And Empower': I&B Ministry Allows Private FM Players To Broadcast AIR News For Free
- Broadband Effect? DTH Service Providers Added Only 80,000 Net Pay Active Subscribers In Q2 FY19, Says TRAI Report
  Source: Swarajyamag
- LaLiga second division matches live on YouTube in India
  Source: Inside Sport
- SpaceX's First 2019 Launch Completes Iridium Satellite Network
  Source: Bloomberg Quint
- 'Security Clearance' By MHA Mandatory: SC Upholds Cancellation Of Licenses Of Cable TV Service Providers [Read Judgment]
  Source: Live Law
- TRAI's new rules for DTH, cable operators: Consumers can choose the 100 channels
  Source: Indian Express
- Nitin Wakankar appointed new spokesperson of CBI
  Source: India Tv News
  Loss of free TV licence could push over-75s into poverty – charity
  Netflix sued over Bandersnatch's similarities to Choose Your Own Adventure

Source: The Guardian

  Nowhere to Be Found: 5 Notable MIAs at CES 2019
  Apple Said to Release 3 New iPhones This Year

Source: Variety

  The US continues to hammer Chinese tech
  Lisbon finally gets a substantial VC fund in the shape of Indico Capital Partners

Source: Tech Crunch

  CBS Reaches Agreement With Nielsen for Ratings
  Carr Praises Court Decision Not to Block 5G Order

Source: Broadcasting Cable

  Brexit: Discovery moves European HQ to Amsterdam
  No relaunch for CanalPlay

Source: Broadband Tv News

  Thune Heads Communications Subcommittee
  'New' Fox Says it Won't Bid For Regional Sports Nets

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
Vh1 Supersonic Arcade treats Bengaluru to the beats of downtempoElectronica King – Bonobo
iWorld | OTT
Amazon.in announces Amazon Great Indian Sale
Television | TV Channels
VIVO Pro Kabaddi Season VI, Pushes Boundaries with Innovative Brand Integrations
MAM | Marketing
Duff & Phelps Launches Celebrity Brand Valuation Report 2018
MAM | Marketing
Dentsu Impact Digital ropes in Binodan Sarma as VP
DTH | DTH Operator
TATA Sky ShortsTV acquires much acclaimed short films from Terribly Tiny Tales
MAM | Marketing
LOTS Wholesale Solutions opens third store in India
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