20 March 2019 | Volume 70 - Issue No: 1 Facebook Twitter YouTube YouTube

Television | TV Channels

ARG Outlier Media writes to TRAI, accuses News18 India of flouting landing page directive

ARG Outlier Media Asianet News, which owns channels like Republic TV, Republic Bharat among others, has accused TV18 Broadcast Ltd of flouting Telecom Regulatory Authority of India's (TRAI) 3 December 2018 directive to broadcasters and distribution platform operators (DPO).
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iWorld | OTT

MX Player's Gautam Talwar on content plans and digital measurement currency
The latest OTT entrant Times Internet-owned MX Player recently entered the space with five original series on the back of an ad-supported business model. To keep consumers engaged, it aims to launch five to six shows each quarter. While the platform is already working closely with advertisers, it will also venture into branded content soon.
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iWorld | OTT

Netflix CEO Reed Hastings on competition and content creation in India
With Amazon flexing its muscle and soon to be Disney-owned Hotstar in the fray, the Indian OTT market is super competitive and exciting, feels Netflix CEO Reed Hastings. "There is also lots happening on Amazon, and on Hotstar, which is now going to be owned by Disney... It's a super competitive, exciting market," he was quoted as saying by news agency IANS.
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Special | Event coverage

Cinema content producers still discovering audience taste
The Indian movie industry is one of the richest in the world and its content has been gaining patrons worldwide. But producers still believe that the industry doesn't have the pulse of audience preference.
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- Demerger to help Reliance monetise infra assets, focus on Jio business: Deven Choksey
- Rationalisation of telecom levies will propel investments: Trai Chairman
- CEC meets with social media heads on Model Code
  Source: ET
- AIADMK to push Centre for reservation in the private sector
  Source: New Indian Express
- Viacom warns customers its channels may stop airing on DirecTV
  Source: Zee Biz
- Jio DTH effect: Airtel Digital TV may rule DTH market with 61 per cent share if it merges with Dish TV
  Source: India Today
- Tata Sky Customers Now Spoilt For Choice: DTH Provider Introduces 10 Smart Packs For Regional Content
  Source: Swarajyamag
- New age platforms bring paradigm shift in broadcasting: A Surya Prakash
  Source: DD News
- Jair Bolsonaro signs deal to open base to US satellite launches; appeals for warm relations with Donald Trump
  Source: Times Now News
- 'Mukesh bailing out Anil may be watershed moment in their relationship'
  Source: ETTelecom
- BCCI declines Star Sports' request to allow political advertisements during IPL 2019: Report
  Source: Scroll
  Facebook and YouTube defend response to Christchurch videos
  UK media tokenistic in its attitude to diversity, says Trevor Phillips

Source: The Guardian

  Beleaguered Chinese Tech Firm Huawei Seeks Content for Expansion Into Southeast Asia
  Songtrust's New Chief Strategy Officer, Joe Conyers III, Slams Streaming Services' CRB Appeal

Source: Variety

  The top 10 startups from Y Combinator W19 Demo Day 1
  These ad execs have a venture fund they'd like to sell you

Source: Tech crunch

  Viacom Warning Viewers About AT&T Blackout
  Maureen FitzPatrick Named Executive Producer of 'Access,' 'Access Live'

Source: Broadcasting Cable

  Hulu's ad revenues will reach $2.7B by 2021, eMarketer says
  Frankly debuts Express Video workflow for livestreaming, clip editing

Source: Fierce Video

  Disney closes 21st Century Fox acquisition
  Reed Hastings: Netflix will not join Apple TV service

Source: Broadband Tv News

  Common Cause Petitions To Stop Nexstar, Tribune Merger
  ACA Seeks Modifications To Broadcast Carriage Election Rules

Source: Tv Technology

  Charter Doles Out Credits as Part of NY AG Settlement

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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VBS 2018: E-gaming's impact in next wave of OTT consumption

Television | TV Shows

"ABBY AWARDS 2019" announces the illustrious Master Jury for the Creative ABBY's
MAM | Marketing
1700 Mumbaikars cycle to raise awareness for mental health
MAM | Marketing
ZEEL launches an exclusive campaign for its english cluster #WhereIsMyChannel
iWorld | OTT
Hotstar to disrupt online video subscriptions with Hotstar VIP
iWorld | OTT
Netflix declines being part of Apple TV service
iWorld | Social Media
IPRS grants music license to Google for India
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