24 January 2019 | Volume 70 - Issue No: 56 Facebook Twitter YouTube YouTube

iWorld | OTT

Punit Goenka on ZEE5's content play, TRAI tariff order and ZEEL's search for a strategic partner

The Subhash Chandra-owned media conglomerate Zee Entertainment Enterprises Limited (ZEEL) reported robust growth in third quarter of FY 19, beating analysts' expectations. Apart from the stellar growth in both domestic and international advertising revenue, ZEEL's over-the-top (OTT) platform ZEE5 maintained its forward march posting healthy monthly active subscriber numbers.
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Television | TV Channels

Times Network international biz head Naveen Chandra moves on
Times Network's international business head Naveen Chandra has stepped down and will be serving his last day on 28 February. He confirmed the news to Indiantelevision.com. Chandra has been associated with Times Group for over 16 years.
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Television | TV Channels
DD India to reposition as English channel; digital platform to launch before elections
Even as all the private media houses are gearing up for the general election, public broadcasters Doordarshan and All India Radio (AIR) are not lagging in their attempts to make hay out of the most lucrative season for news channels.
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iWorld | Telecom
Vodafone Idea board approves raising Rs 25K crore by rights issue
Vodafone Idea Limited has intimated the stock exchanges that its board of directors has considered and aprroved the offer and issue of fully paid-up and/or partly-paid up equity shares of the company and/or other securities convertible into equity shares of the company, including but not limited to, compulsorily convertible debentures, for an amount aggregating up to Rs. 25,000 crore.
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- Court passes injunction against cable TV blackout
- Isro's PSLV-C44 to lift off imaging satellite on Thursday
  Source: TOI
- TRAI launches app for DTH, cable TV viewers; select your channels and find out your total bill
  Source: Financial Express
- OTT cos, internet bodies question regulation logic
  Source: ET
- India had 1.031 billion active mobile connections in November 2018: TRAI
  Source: Medianama
- Viacom buys television streaming service for $340 million
  Source: Times Now News
- Comcast Shares Rise Most in Six Years as Broadband Fuels Growth
  Source: BQ
- TRAI's new rules for DTH, cable TV: Case against Tata Sky, others adjourned to January 28
  Source: Indian Express
- Amazon to Soon Take on DTH and Cable TV With Its Prime Video Channels Service in India
  Source: My Mmartprice
  Venezuela: Trump recognises opposition leader as president
  Michel Barnier says opposing no-deal Brexit will not stop it in March

Source: The Guardian

  Verizon Media Laying Off 800 Employees, or 7% of Staff in AOL and Yahoo Group
  Discovery Hires Amazon's Avi Saxena as CTO of Direct-to-Consumer Unit, Will Open Seattle Office

Source: Variety

  A former Bessemer Venture Partners principal just closed his own $30 million fund, and here's how
  Oracle says racial discrimination lawsuit is 'meritless'

Source: Tech Crunch

  Hulu lowers price to $5.99/month but raises price of live TV
  Viacom buys ad-supported video service Pluto TV for $340M

Source: Fierce Video

  Vodafone Germany selects Metrological for GigaTV apps and OTT experience
  EXCLUSIVE: Amazon to take action against German regulator

Source: Broadband Tv News

  Comcast Lost $743 Million on Xfinity Mobile in 2018
  Netflix Raises Prices as Consumer Subscription Spending on OTT Tightens

Source: Multichannel

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
MNX announces 'King of Hollywood'
MNX, Hollywood's wild child, launches its biggest property 'King of Hollywood', starting December 17, 2018, Monday to Friday @9pm. MNX, the channel that resonates with the youth through its stylish, edgy, fast-paced, new-age, premium content has crafted the property, 'King of Hollywood' with an aim to find the biggest Hollywood movie buff of all time.
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IPG Mediabrands India CEO Shashi Sinha in a fireside chat with ITV founder and CEO Anil Wanvari
Television | TV Channels
&pictures invokes the feeling of Indian-ness by 'Saluting the Heroes of India' this Republic Day
Television | TV Channels
Discovery pays tribute to the Armed Forces with Republic Day special line-up
Television | TV Channels
This Republic Day, feel inspired and entertained by SPN's English Cluster
Regulators | TRAI
Tata Sky vs TRAI: Delhi High Court adjourns matter to 28 January
Television | TV Channels
Sudhanshu Vats on Rishtey's content strategy, challenges and Viacom18's latest show
Television | TV Channels
Shilpa Shetty joins Network18 as national revenue head - display - business news cluster
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