22 March 2019 | Volume 70 - Issue No: 2 Facebook Twitter YouTube YouTube

iWorld | OTT

Netflix testing Rs 250 mobile-only subscription in India

Giant video-streaming service Netflix is believed to be experimenting with a mobile-only subscription for a select group of users in India. Rs 250 per month is what the streamer is hoping to charge for its mobile-only plan, half of its Rs 500 entry-level subscription price in the country.
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iWorld | OTT

Airtel led broadband subscriber growth in Jan-19
The Sunil Mittal-promoted Bharti Airtel Ltd (Airtel) led broadband subscriber growth, both wired as well as wired internet, for the month ended 31 January 2019 (1 January 2019 to 31 January 2019, Jan-19) according to Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) data for the period. In Jan-19.
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iworld | Social Media

T-Series beats PewDiePie to become world's top YouTube channel
After a heavy battle of several months, music label and production house T-Series has finally overtaken PewDiePie to become the top YouTube channel. T-Series now has 90.52 million subscribers, a little above the Swedish YouTuber's 90.49 million.
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Television | TV Channles

Music genre most benefitted in Chrome DM week 11
Music genre has grown 3.93 per cent with the highest opportunity to see (OTS) in week 11 of Chrome Data Analytics and Media. In the Music genre, B4U Music gained the highest OTS with 84.7 per cent in in HSM excluding the less than 1L-market. OTS is the actual census-based percentage connectivity of a channel spread across 81 million homes, as reported by Chrome DM, across analogue cable, digital cable and DTH. 
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Specials | Event Coverage

Here are the winners of The Indian Telly Awards!
When indiantelevision.com's The Indian Telly Awards are held, the stars come out in style and in numbers. The glittering gala was held on 20 March 2019 in Mumbai and the presence of almost every known television star clearly demonstrated why indiantelevision.com's The Indian Telly Awards are referred to as Indian television's biggest and most entertaining awards.
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Television | Production House

Disney formally closes deal with Fox, massive layoffs expected
Walt Disney Co (Disney) has finally closed the deal with on its $71 billion acquisition of 21st Century Fox (Fox). In recent months, the acquisition received final approval from antitrust regulators across the globe. This merger will lead to thousands being fired, industry experts as well as several media reports speculate.
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- State to launch its first edu TV channel soon
- How Mukesh Ambani may reap rewards from brother Anil's telecom woes
  Source: TOI
- Netflix tests low-cost mobile-only subscription in India to grow its local base
  Source: ETTech
- PFC signs pact to acquire majority stake in REC for Rs 14,500 crore
  Source: Times Now News
- Pakistan decide not to broadcast Indian Premier League 2019 matches
  Source: India Today
- Satellites in Space to Finally Get Smartphone-Like Technology
  Source: News18
- Reliance Jio vs Vodafone Idea vs Airtel: Two TRAI 4G speed tests, two different winners
  Source: Financial Express
- TIM would consider TIM Brasil sale only with very good offer-source
  Source: Reuters
- Sports court delays Semenya verdict until April
  Source: BS
- Sports Streaming Site DAZN Thumps Monthly Users With 100% Price Hike
  Source: Bloomberg Quint
  Three men sentenced to total of 17 years over illegal Premier League streaming
  Facebook reviews live stream policy after Christchurch attack

Source: The Guardian

  Splice Raises $57.5 Million in Latest Funding Round
  MLB.TV Joins Lineup on Amazon's Prime Video Channels

Source: Variety

  How Amazon and Walmart are putting robots to work behind the scenes
  Veteran tech journalist Dan Frommer launches his own subscription publication, The New Consumer

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

  Greg Meidel Exits Twentieth Television In Wake of Disney-Fox Merger
  NAB Considers Microsoft White Spaces Proposals for Rural's Sake

Source: Broadband Tv News

  Comcast Unveils Xfinity Flex Streaming Platform

Source: Tv Technology

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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