16 March 2019 | Volume 70 - Issue No: 98 Facebook Twitter YouTube YouTube

Television | TV Channels

ZEEL likely to sell 20% to Sony Corp

Japanese multinational conglomerate Sony Corp is in advanced talks with Subhash Chandra-promoted Zee Entertainment Enterprises Ltd (ZEEL) to buy a stake in the firm. As the company has been struggling to raise funds to pay huge debt, Chandra is looking to sell 20-25 per cent stake.
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iWorld | OTT

Amazon Prime Video is India's most-viewed OTT platform in February
Amid a large number of OTT platforms, Amazon Prime Video was the most-viewed one in India for the period between 12 February and 3 March. A survey done by market research and analysis company Velocity MR has revealed the high popularity of the international player, which is leaving no stone unturned to make big fortune in the country.
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iWorld | OTT

Star India, Star US pump Rs 1,066 crore in Hotstar
Hotstar, the leading over-the-top (OTT) platform in India, has received fresh funding ahead of IPL. Star India and Star US holdings have pumped in Rs 1,066 crore ($153 million) into Novi Digital Entertainment, which runs Hotstar.
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Television | TV Channels

English movies most benefitted genre in Chrome week 10
With an 8.99 per cent growth, the English movies genre has marked the highest opportunity to see (OTS) in week 10 of Chrome Data Analytics and Media. In English movies, Movies Now gained the highest OTS with 30.5 per cent in six metro cities.
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iWorld | Social Media

Facebook chief product officer Chris Cox, WhatsApp head Chris Daniels step down
Social media giant Facebook has announced the departure of two high profile executives. The company's chief product officer Chris Cox and its messaging app WhatsApp head Chris Daniels are leaving. In the last two years, the firm has lost several top notch executives.
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- Jio to speed up 5G rollouts to widen technology gap with Airtel, Voda Idea
- Share market update: Media shares mixed; Den Networks jumps 3%
  Source: ET
- Qatar's beIN threatenss suit over AFC soccer rights
- Bezeq's TV unit to switch to internet from satellite services
  Source: Reuters
- Tokyo Olympics 2020: Sony wins broadcast rights in India, subcontinent
- Doordarshan adopts guidelines for gender sensitive programming
  Source: Livemint
- NATO takes Huawei security concerns seriously: Stoltenberg
- India can host Special Olympics, says SO Bharat's National Sports Director
  Source: BS
- CBS adding 2 AAF games to network schedulee
  Source: ESPN
- DirecTV to Hike Prices After Owner AT&T Promised Cheaper Bills
  Source: Bloomberg Quint
- International donors pledge $7 billion aid for Syria in 2019: European Union
  Source: Times Now News
- BSNL to take Rs 5,000 cr soft loan to stay afloat
  Source: DNA India
- LCO Subscribers Start Moving to DTH Platforms After Witnessing Subpar Implementation of Trai Mandate
  Source: Telecom Talk
  BBC's well-received history of Ireland
  We can't afford to let local news fade away

Source: The Guardian

  Amazon's Alexa Wins Award at iHeartRadio Music Awards
  Sony/ATV Chief Slams Streaming Services' 'Incredibly Disappointing' Copyright Appeal

Source: Variety

  Facebook loses CPO Chris Cox and WhatsApp VP Chris Daniels
  Lee Fixel is leaving Tiger Global

Source: Tech crunch

  Fox's Shep Smith Receives Zeidenberg Award
  Senators: FCC Should Diversify Broadband Mapping Data Sources

Source: Broadcasting Cable

  Editor's Corner - AT&T's new full DirecTV satellite streaming packages raise a lot of questions
  Comcast's X1 video platform now available to business subscribers

Source: Fierce Video

  Rakuten TV launches 8K and adds 30 new territories
  Israel's Yes to drop satellite for OTT

Source: Broadband Tv News

  C-SPAN Offers Highlights From 40 Years Of Broadcasting
  AWS Launches Media Services Compatibility Program

Source: Tv Technology

  Rutledge Sees 2018 Pay Rise 5%
  Tubi, AVOD's Most Eligible M&A Target, Acquires 'The Bachelor'

Source: Multi Channel

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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VBS 2018: E-gaming's impact in next wave of OTT consumption
iWorld | OTT
TVF's Tripling Season 2 with Drivezy gears up for launch
Television | TV Channels
Content makes social media influencers popular
Specials | Event Coverage
Mr. Sunil Gavaskar launches the So Sorry Gully Cricket app by India Today
Television | TV Channels
Republic Network becomes the largest news network with 184 million reach
Television | TV Channels
Sony Pictures Networks India and Olympic Channel to broadcast Olympic Games Tokyo 2020
Television | TV Channels
General Election Special: News18 India's Bhaiyaji Kahin to travel across the Country
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