17 January 2019 | Volume 70 - Issue No: 50 Facebook Twitter YouTube YouTube

Regulators | TRAI

Major broadcasters against further regulation of OTT communication services

Major broadcasters including Star India, Sony Pictures Networks India (SPN), Times Network are clear they do not favour any further regulatory intervention on over-the-top (OTT) communication services. All three players have clearly depicted their view that OTTs should not be seen as a substitute of TSPs.
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Television | TV Channels

MTV to up its game in 2019 with new format shows
After claiming to have doubled its viewership in 2018, MTV is all set to up its game by launching the eighth season of MTV Unplugged, a singing show, on 26 January, 8 pm onwards. Royal Stag Barrel Select and MTV have collaborated to present the program.
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Television | TV Channels
Privé Unscripted to offer thought-provoking content from BBC
ZEEL's premium English movie channel - &PrivéHD - is all set to telecast its new offering from the BBC library- Privé Unscripted. It brings not just movies inspired by real life but life itself showcased in all its raw and unscripted glory. The content from ZEEL's association with BBC Studios, Privé Unscripted will première on television on 21 January 2019, 11 PM onwards.
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Television | TV Channels
Hindi Movies most benefited genre in Chrome DM week 2
With a growth of 0.93 per cent as compared to last week (1), the Hindi movies genre marked the highest opportunity to see (OTS) among all categories in week 2 of Chrome Data Analytics & Media. In the Hindi ovies genre, Rishtey Cineplex gained the highest OTS with 95.1 per cent in HSM excluding the less than 1L-market.
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Regulators | TRAI
MIB may nod in favour of self-regulation code for online video streamers
An upswing in online streaming platforms in India has drawn attention of authority as well as stakeholders on regulation. As per industry sources, most of the major players have agreed to a code of self-regulation that may receive an endorsement from the Ministry of Information and Broadcasting (MIB).
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- Bengaluru: Cable operators threaten blackout on January 24
- State govt's educational channel to have 17 programmes featuring students, teachers
- Chandigarh: DTH firm fined Rs 8,000 for increasing monthly charges without request
  Source: TOI
- New DTH, Cable TV plan: Paid channels too included in Rs 153 pack; TRAI base pack has all this
  Source: Financial Express
- Iran journalist arrested in US: Employer
  Source: Times Now News
- Prasar Bharati forms new guidelines for DD Free Dish
  Source: ET
- Trai ticks off Tata Sky for lack of customer support on new regulations
  Source: Indian Express
- Vishal Bhardwaj on national anthem in cinema halls: The technical glitch is fixed
  Source: India Today
- ICC opens online portal for public screening requests of World Cup 2019
  Source: Inside Sport
- Iran says it will be ready for new satellite launch in a few months
  Source: Reuters
- Tenda showcased innovative networking solutions at cable TV show 2019
  Source: Asian Age
  Iranian state television anchor arrested after flying into the US
  Steve Carell to star in Netflix comedy based on Trump's space force

Source: The Guardian

  Microsoft Hints at Mixed Reality Update for Mobile World Congress
  Sinclair Enters Streaming Arena With Entertainment Bundle and Local Channels

Source: Variety

  US will reportedly seek criminal case against Huawei for stealing tech secrets
  Shutdown could delay challenge of FCC's net neutrality rollback

Source: Tech Crunch

  beIN Launches Website Targeting Alleged Massive TV/Web Pirate
  Nickelodeon Taps DeBenedittis as Head of Programming

Source: Broadcasting Cable

  Comcast 'hedging its bets' with upcoming streaming service, analyst says
  FuboTV sees rise in viewing hours on connected TVs

Source: Broadband Tv News

  OTE to sell Telekom Albania
  NeuLion-Based Streaming Service Launches

Source: Broadband Tv News

  Trump Nominates Ex-FCC Enforcer LeBlanc to Privacy Board
  Netflix Loses 8% of Consumers with $1 Price Increase: Study

Source: Multichannel

  Barcelona FC sets up its own audiovisual production company

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
Pro Volleyball League players present Mumbai team jersey to Sunil Gavaskar
Television | TV Channels
Nikhil Sangha's Happy Anniversary has a powerful social message for all
iWorld | OTT
Buzzoka launches Influencer Driven Instagram Ad Film Service
iWorld | OTT
Amazon Prime Music introduces innovative Hands Free Feature to enjoy music using voice on its mobile app
iWorld | OTT
Netflix raises US prices for the first time since 2017
Regulators | I&B Ministry
MIB may nod in favour of self-regulation code for online video streamers
Television | TV Channels
Den reports lower numbers for third quarter
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