22 January 2019 | Volume 70 - Issue No: 54 Facebook Twitter YouTube YouTube

Specials | Year Enders

Sony Pictures Networks' sports cluster's year in review, road ahead

In the tough two-horse race of Indian sports broadcasting, Sony Pictures Networks has had a slight edge over Star India when it comes to football events, while the latter holds the sway in Indian cricket. Currently, the NP Singh-led network is in charge of premier football properties like La Liga, Serie A, UEFA Champions League, UEFA Europa League, FA Cup and UEFA Super Cup. 
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Television | TV Channels

Ad volume for cricket up by 16% in last 2 years
Sports viewership has undergone a transformation, with the burgeoning interest in sports other than cricket. While the gentleman's game still commands most eyeballs (69 per cent), other sports contributed around 31 per cent of the overall viewership in 2017. Of this, Star India's Pro Kabaddi League (PKL) scooped up approximately 50 per cent of the viewership.
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Television | TV Channels
Zeel channels most watched Hindi entertainment channels across genres
Zee Entertainment Enterprises Ltd (Zeel) Hindi GEC channels – the free to air (FTA) Zee Anmol and flagship Zee TV were the most watched Hindi entertainment – be it GEC or Hindi movies channels, in Broadcast Audience Research Council of India (BARC) weekly list of top 10 channels across genres for week 2 of 2019.
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Television | TV Channels
New English news channel Harvest TV to launch on Republic Day
As the general elections are inching closer, media veterans are set to launch several news ventures. Harvest TV is expected to be the first off the blocks. The English news channel, which has congressman Kapil Sibal as one of its promoters, is set to go on air from 26 January, according to a report by 'ThePrint'.
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Television | TV Channels
Republic Media Network elevates Vikas Khanchandani as Group CEO
In a major announcement on the eve of the expansion of Republic Media Network, it has announced the induction of Bhaksar Das as group president and the elevation of Vikas Khanchandani as group CEO Republic Media Network.
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- IBM in 5G talks with Indian telcos, enterprises
- Israel's BCom considers private offering of 8 mln shares
  Source: ETTelecom
- Supreme Court admits Trai plea against TDSAT predatory pricing order
- Don't grant extension for migrating to new tariff regime: NBA to TRAI
  Source: BS
- Rising global stature of ISRO: 45 countries to be trained in making nano-satellites
  Source: Financial Express
- TRAI's New Rules For Cable, DTH: Will a Rollout Mired in Legal Battles Delay Affordable TV Subscriptions?
  Source: News18
- New tariff regime will reduce cable TV bills significantly: Trai chief
  Source: TOI
- SPNI gets MIB nod to add to more channels to Sony Ten bouquet
  Source: Inside Sport
- Indian startup Sports Flashes becomes world's biggest sports radio
  Source: ET
- Ola's financial push to drive growth, applies for NBFC licence
  Source: Times Now News
  Simon Mayo joins new classical radio station after BBC exit
  BBC Radio 4 controller Gwyneth Williams announces departure

Source: The Guardian

  Dax Shepard, Bobby Bones, 'Breakfast Club' Among iHeartRadio Podcast Awards Winners

Source: Variety

  Thanks to Hulu, Disney lost $580 million last fiscal year
  Canada's Telus says partner Huawei is 'reliable': reports

Source: Tech Crunch

  BlackBerry making its HEVC patents available through Velos Media

Source: Fierce Video

  Byron Allen: A Media Mogul Unleashed
  Robert Greenblatt: A TV Change Agent

Source: Broadcasting Cable

  Netflix surges in Poland
  Spas Rusev targets Telekom Romania

Source: Broadband Tv News

  ITV could sell South Bank studios for £150 million

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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IPG Mediabrands India CEO Shashi Sinha in a fireside chat with ITV founder and CEO Anil Wanvari
Television | TV Channels
Star Sports unveils new campaign "Cricket Ka Asli King Kaun" for India's tour of New Zealand
Television | TV Channels
Start your weekend right with NBA 'saturday morning live'
iWorld | OTT
Q brings eccentricity and oddity to hoichoi with Taranath Tantrik
iWorld | e-commerce
Snapdeal celebrating Republic Day with 5-day sale
iWorld | Broadband
Jio continues wireless broadband domination, adds 8.8 mn subs in Nov
Specials | Event Coverage
Inside ZEEL's ambitious new bet on Zee Studios Originals
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