15 January 2019 | Volume 70 - Issue No: 48 Facebook Twitter YouTube YouTube

Regulators | TRAI

OTTs streaming live TV channels should mandatorily carry all Doordarshan channels, suggests Prasar Bharati

Public broadcaster Prasar Bharati has suggested to the Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) that certain norms be made mandatory for OTT providers, in order to bring them on a level playing field with TV broadcasters and not just limit their comparison to telecom service providers (TSPs).
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Specials | Year Enders

Sun continues to shine on its namesake broadcaster
Television penetration is high in South India about 95 per cent as compared to the national average of about 65 per cent. A little less than forty per cent of television viewership in India is from South India. According to a Sun TV Network investor presentation, the addressable television advertisement market for South Indian television broadcasters.
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Regulators | I&B Ministry
MIB restricts eligibility for temporary uplinking for non-news events
In a fresh notice, the Ministry of Information and Broadcasting (MIB) has laid out a new norm for temporary uplinking applications for live coverage of non-news and current affairs TV channels. Now, only those channels and teleport operators that are already permitted by the MIB will be eligible to apply for temporary permits. This notification comes into effect immediately.
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iWorld | OTT
Star India's ambitious foray into content with Hotstar Specials
Star India, the nation's storyteller and its most innovative content company across TV, Films & Sports, is ready with its next big leap in content on the back of its OTT, Hotstar. The company today announced the launch of Hotstar Specials, a bold and ambitious content foray featuring shows from India's most acclaimed storytellers. 
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- Me Too: Here's how Arshad Warsi reacted to Rajkumar Hirani's alleged sexual allegations
- Ishan Kishan to lead Board President's XI in a three-day warm-up game against England Lions
  Source: Times Now News
- Iran to Launch Two Satellites in 'Coming Days', Despite US Objection
- British Hacker Managed to Take Down Entire Country's Telecom Network With One Attack
  Source: News18
- Shivajirao Deshmukh passes away in Mumbai
  Source: TOI
- China completes first 5G-based 4K video transmission test
  Source: CGTN
- Maharashtra, AP and TN have the highest number of broadband connections in India
  Source: Medianama
- DoT defers deadline for testing telecom equipment again
  Source: Livemint
- NBCUniversal to launch streaming service in 2020
  Source: Reuters
- Telugu Hit 'C/O Kancharapalem' Enters The National Awards Race After Intervention From I&B Minister Col Rathore, Details Inside
  Source: Republic World
  Screen Actors Guild accuses Academy of 'intimidation' over Oscars ceremony
  Downton Abbey creator plots to make ITV hit out of forgotten novel

Source: The Guardian

  Norway Authorities Investigating Tidal 'Fake Streams' Claims
  Spotify Strikes Deal With India's T-Series

Source: Variety

  Sling TV rolls out free content to non-subscribers, initially on Roku

Source: Tech Crunch

  Benton Beefs Up Broadband Research Team
  Pallone Slams Pai for Declining Briefing

Source: Broadcasting Cable

  Verizon testing cloud gaming service, report says
  Sling TV launching free experience for Roku users

Source: Fierce Video

  Zegona secures Euskaltel funding
  African OTT TV revenues to reach $1 billion

Source: Broadband Tv News

  LiveU Inks $20M Lease With Sinclair
  Felipe Luna To Direct CALA Business Development For GatesAir

Source: Tv Technology

  Atlantic Broadband Offers Help for Gov't Workers During Shutdown

Source: Multichannel

  Investment in home-grown UK content by multichannel broadcasters hits £1.1 billion a year

Source: Tvb Europe

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
MAM | Marketing
TEDxYouth with the theme of 'Evol-YOU-tion' held at Oberoi International School
Television | TV Channels
Discovery Channel to premiere epic Docu-Drama 'First Man'
Television | TV Channels
&TV presents an unusual love story Main Bhi Ardhangini
iWorld | OTT
Television | TV Channels
EPIC channel announces exclusive programming line-up to honour soldiers
Television | TV Channels
Oscar Movies Bhojpuri enters regional top 5 in BARC week 1 2019
Television | TV Channels
Sony Sab to increase focus on fiction genre
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