22 May 2019 | Volume 70 - Issue No: 53 Facebook Twitter YouTube YouTube

iWorld | OTT

Saregama Yoodlee Films' Siddharth Anand Kumar on digital content strategy, theatrical releases & more

Saregama's Yoodlee Films is betting big on content-driven films by collaborating with over-the-top (OTT) platforms. While the production house is streaming six of its films on Netflix, it has also struck a deal with another leading platform, Hotstar.
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iWorld | OTT
Broadband internet subscriber rate picked up in March 2019
India added 1.307 crore (13.07 million, 103.7 lakh) subscribers in the month ended 31 March 2019 (Mar-19, month or period under review) according to Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) telecom subscription data. This translates to 2.37 percent growth as compared to 1.90 percent growth (1.02 crore, 10.2 million, 102 lakh subscriber additions ) in the month of Feb-19, which was the slowest growth since Aug-18.
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Television | TV Channels
Kids genre emerges as most benefitted in Chrome DM week 20
Kids genre has grown 3.83 per cent in week 20 of Chrome Data Analytics and Media. In this genre, Nickelodeon Junior gained the highest OTS with 77.5 per cent in All India 1 Lakh+ 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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Movies | Hollywood
"Hollywood Stars" - Behind TheScenes
Marvel's latest superhero flick Avengers: Endgame has taken the Indian box office by storm, minting Rs. 157 crore within three days of release, easily raking in the highest opening weekend for a Hollywood film in the country so far. Popularity of Hollywood movies is on rise in India. And the audiences love Hollywood stars for their larger than life figure.
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- Alternative to cable TV: Industry eyes hybrid linear on-demand video OTT services
- Cable operators body puts an entry cost; recommends minimum net worth of Rs 20 crore for MSOs
  Source: ET Brand Equity
- It's up to government to take a call on Huawei issue: Trai
  Source: BGR
- Your TV bills could go down soon as TRAI looks to adjust broadcasting tariffs
  Source: India Today
- Airtel, Shemaroo tie up to launch 'The Horror TV' subscription service
  Source: ET Telecom
- Users revive dead cable connections in poll, WC season
  Source: TOI
- Mukesh Ambani's Jio yet to dethrone Vodafone, Bharti as India's top telco; 9 crore users to go
  Source: Financial Express
- NaMo TV Goes Off Air As Lok Sabha Elections Come To An End
  Source: BoomLive
- ISRO successfully launches earth observation satellite RISAT-2B
  Source: ET
  Lauren Dolgen Exits as BuzzFeed Studios Boss After a Year
  Snap Fills Out Senior Ranks With CFO, HR Chief Appointments

Source: Variety

  Maisie Williams' talent discovery startup Daisie raises $2.5 million, hits 100K members
  Why is Facebook doing robotics research?

Source: Tech Crunch

  Pluto TV Adds The Young Turks Network
  FCC's O'Rielly 'Inclined' to Approve T-Mobile-Sprint Deal

Source: Broadcasting Cable

  OTT monitoring and compliance market set to explode
  Dish buys BSS satellites from EchoStar for $800M

Source: Fierce Video

  Ampere: local players beat Netflix in Nordics

Source: Broadband Tv News

  Rohde & Schwarz Grow U.S. Broadcast & Media Team By Three
  EditShare Announces New Investor And CEO

Source: Tv Technology

  Randi Schatz Named VP, Market Leader of 'B&C' and 'MCN'
  Nickelodeon Sets June Date for 'Are You Smarter Than A 5th Grader' Premiere

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 Channels
National Geographic announces an epic production to chronicle the world's largest election
iWorld | Telecom
ZEE5 launches tamil original web series 'Thiravam'
MAM | Marketing
Ipsos India ropes in Rhuta Wekhande as CFO
Television | TV Channels
TIMES NOW deploys breakthrough innovation for Counting Day LIVE
Regulators | TRAI
TRAI open house session: Telcos demand 'same stringent rules', adequate checks on competing OTTs

Television | TV Channels

Republic TV OTT feed gets 19.8 mn watch minutes on Election 2019 exit poll day

Regulators | TRAI

TRAI may bring OTTs carrying TV channels under licensing framework
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