18 January 2019 | Volume 70 - Issue No: 51 Facebook Twitter YouTube YouTube

iWorld | OTT

Netflix adds 8.8 million paid subscribers in Q4; stock falls as spending weighs on profits

Netflix in its Q4 earnings beat Wall Street expectation in terms of international subscriber growth but the same in its domestic market remains tepid. For the quarter, the online video platform reported 1.5 million domestic subscriber addition and 7.3 million new subscribers internationally.
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Television | TV Channels

Star Movies Kids is the new kid on the block
A few years ago Star India decided to hive off some bits of its repertoire and focus exclusively on its main GEC Star Plus and the emerging sports scenario. Surprisingly, the channel is now taking a new turn by targeting the youngest viewers. As per industry sources, the Uday Shankar-led network is all set to launch both SD and HD versions of Star Movies Kids.
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Cable TV | LOC
Karnataka may face day-long cable TV blackout on 24 January
Karnataka cable TV users are likely to face a blackout of TV channels on 24 January if the Karnataka State Cable Television Operators Association goes ahead with its intention to protest against the Telecom Regulatory Authority of India's (TRAI) new tariff order. The state has 60 to 70 lakh cable channel subscribers.
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iWorld | Broadband
Reliance Jio adds 27.9 mn subs in Q3; GigaFiber marks entry in 1400 cities
Mukesh Dhirubhai Ambani's juggernaut Reliance Industries Ltd (RIL) reported 50.7 percent growth in gross revenue for the quarter ended 31 December 2018 (Q3 2019, quarter or period under review) as compared to the corresponding year ago quarter. The company's operating result was 25.4 percent higher during the quarter under review as compared to the year ago quarter.
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Regulators | TRAI
TRAI asks Tata Sky to submit status report on tariff order implementation
Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) has asked direct-to-home operator Tata Sky to file a comprehensive status report on the implementation of its new tariff regime. The regulator's direction came after it received complaints from several Tata Sky consumers.
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- CBI arrests 4 SAI officials, including Director SAI, during ongoing raid over bribery charges
- Aamir Khan to be back on TV with Rubaru Roshni, drops the promo of the show - watch video
  Source: Times Now News
- ISRO to launch exclusive satellite to help MHA in securing Pak, Bangladesh borders
- India can lead in 5G deployment but investments in fibre infrastructure key: TRAI Chief
  Source: ET
- TRAI's new cable TV rules: Pay Rs. 130 for 100 free and pay channels
  Source: Gizbot
- Bouquet offers set to junk TV viewers' right to choose
  Source: TOI
- Netflix can 'continue to raise prices' amid new competition, says media mogul Barry Diller
  Source: Yahoo
- BES EXPO 2019 begins in New Delhi
  Source: DD News
- Prasar Bharati says live TV services must show DD channels
  Source: ETTelecom
- RIL Q3 net profit up 8.8% to Rs 10,251 cr on petrochem, retail, telecom
  Source: BS
  BBC criticised for sticking with football over PM's Brexit speech
  BBC executive on trial after Rotherham sex abuse victim's name revealed

Source: The Guardian

  Sony Shuts Down Crackle Latin America Business
  BritBox Subscribers Hit Half a Million

Source: Variety

  Walmart adds four grocery delivery partners
  Amazon shareholders want the company to stop selling facial recognition to law enforcement

Source: Tech Crunch

  Epix Grabs 'Laurel Canyon' Documentary
  Inscape Claims Viewing Data From 10M Connected TVs

Source: Broadcasting Cable

  CBS-Viacom merger a 'foregone conclusion' in 2019, analyst says

Source: Fierce Video

  Broadcast suspension row in Romania
  New website details extent of beoutQ piracy

Source: Broadband Tv News

  Searching For ATSC 3.0 At CES 2019

Source: Tv Technology

  Nickelodeon Taps DeBenedittis as Head of Programming
  FCC Spectrum Auction Gets Pumped

Source: Multichannel

  RT to take Ofcom to court

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
Zapak and Cartoon Network India partner to launch 'Ben 10 - Alien Run' mobile game
iWorld | OTT
Netflix releases the trailer for Soni
MAM | Marketing
Food Habits of Indians: Ipsos Study 74% Indians are content with their current body weight; 63% Indians are willing to eat a plant based substitute for meat The study busts myths about Indians
Television | TV Channels
Sony Entertainment Television makes Makarsankranti memorable for the commuters of Western Railway
Regulators | TRAI
TRAI asks Tata Sky to submit status report on tariff order implementation
Television | TV Channels
ZEE announces offer on Zee Family Packs, now at Rs. 39* per month
Television | TV Channels
Privé Unscripted to offer thought-provoking content from BBC
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