16 January 2019 | Volume 70 - Issue No: 49 Facebook Twitter YouTube YouTube

DTH | DTH Operator

DD Free Dish to resume e-auctions: Key highlights of revised policy

The Prasar Bharati Board on Tuesday gave a green signal to e-auctioning of DTH slots on DD Free Dish. The public broadcaster will resume the allocation of slots based on a revised policy, confirmed Prasar Bharati (PB) CEO Shashi Shekhar Vempati without revealing any further details like the registration date. He thanked the Board, MIB secretary Amit Khare and minister Rajyavardhan Singh Rathore for their support.
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Cable TV | LCO

Den reports lower numbers for third quarter
Indian cable distribution network and broadband internet services (broadband) provider Den Networks Ltd reported 6 per cent drop in consolidated operating revenue numbers for the quarter ended 31 December 2018 (Q3 2019, quarter or period under review) as compared to the corresponding year ago quarter (y-o-y, Q3 2018).
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Regulators | TRAI
Tata Sky vs. TRAI: Case, argued partly by DTH operator, adjourned to 23 January
DTH operator Tata Sky's ongoing court battle with the TRAI and its new tariff regime, in which Bharti Telemedia-owned Airtel Digital TV and Sun Direct are a part, has been adjourned by the Delhi High Court to January 23 with arguments being inconclusive.
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Television | TV Channels
Ad, subscription revenues drive Zeel numbers up for third quarter
The Subhash Chandra led Zee Entertainment Enterprises Limited reported 17.9 percent year-on year (y-o-y) growth in operating revenue at Rs 2,166.77 crore for the quarter ended 31 December 2018 (Q3 2019, quarter or period under review) as compared to the Rs 1,838.07 crore for the corresponding year ago quarter Q3 2018.
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Television | TV Channels
Disney's Marvel HQ to offer fresh content
The Walt Disney Company India is making some changes to its newly renamed channel Marvel HQ. To attract viewers, the chanel will undergo a content change. The channel aims to transport viewers into the world of epic storytelling told through inspiring characters and will reach out to kids 9+ (boys and girls) introducing them to the world of Marvel and also bring in youth and audiences who are fans of Marvel animation and the movies.
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Television | TV Channels
TV18 boosts Network18 numbers for third quarter
Mukesh Dhirbhai Ambani's media arm, Network18 reported improved numbers for the quarter ended 31 December 2018 (Q3 2019, quarter under review) as compared to the corresponding year ago quarter Q3 2018). The company reported 13 percent y-o-y growth in consolidated revenue for Q3 2019 at Rs 1,475 crore as compared to Rs 1,267 crore in Q3 2018.
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- Zee Entertainment net profit up 50.5% to Rs 562.76 crore in December quarter
- Army Day 2019: Anushka Sharma, Anupam Kher, Anil Kapoor, and more salute Indian soldiers for their bravery
  Source: Times Now News
- I&B may endorse self-regulation code for online video players
- DD Science, India Science channels launched
  Source: ET
- How to reduce your TV bill on Airtel DTH, Tata Sky, Dish TV, cable operators after new TRAI order
- Jio 4G download speed dips in Dec but still tops chart; Idea top in upload: Trai
  Source: Livemint
- Netflix's Simplicity Is Its Secret Weapon
  Source: Bloomberg Quint
- Kerala: I&B staffer becomes first woman to reach Agasthyakoodam peak
  Source: Indian Express
- TRAI backtracks after offering pay channels for Rs130, fails to issue corrected circular
  Source: TOI
- TV18 expects some headwinds due to Trai unbundling order
  Source: CNBCTV18
- Premier League opens Asia-Pacific office in Singapore
  Source: Inside Sport
- Iran satellite fails to reach orbit in US-criticized launch
  Source: BS
  Gillette #MeToo ad on 'toxic masculinity' gets praise – and abuse
  The papers on Brexit: betrayal, pragmatism or a leap of faith

Source: The Guardian

  Roku Removes Infowars Channel Following Backlash
  Snap CFO Tim Stone to Leave Company

Source: Variety

  Box hires former SAP exec as chief information security officer
  AWS makes another acquisition, grabbing TSO Logic

Source: Tech Crunch

  CEI Fires Opening Appeals Court Shot at FCC Charter-TWC Conditions
  'Extreme Makeover' Reborn on HGTV

Source: Broadcasting Cable

  Nielsen reports surge in 'over-the-air' homes in the US
  Diederik Karsten leaves in Liberty Global reorg

Source: Broadband Tv News

  FOX NFL SUNDAY To Be Inducted Into NAB Broadcasting Hall Of Fame
  NeuLion-Based Streaming Service Launches

Source: Tv Technology

  Barr Shares Skepticism of Huawei, ZTE Tech
  Hargray Agrees to Buy USA Communications Alabama Assets

Source: Multichannel

  UKTV Play gets an upgrade

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
Television | TV Channels
DSPORT to telecast marquee european tour events in india
MAM | Marketing
Worldwide media owned timesknowledge.in launches a new india-centric section – 'know india'
iWorld | OTT
Amazon Prime Video drops the full title track of upcoming Prime Original Series Four More Shots Please!
iWorld | OTT
iWorld | OTT
ZEE5 maintains momentum with 56.3 mn MAU in third quarter
Television | TV Channels
PM Narendra Modi's interview with ANI News garners 5.9 mn impressions
Television | TV Channels
ZEE5 bridges boundaries to #ShareTheLove with Pakistan, Bangladesh
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