24 April 2019 | Volume 70 - Issue No: 29 Facebook Twitter YouTube YouTube

Regulators | Trai

TRAI tariff order: Regulator issues notice to Airtel Digital TV for flouting rules

Within a few days of directing six distribution platform operators (DPOs) to comply with all provisions of its new tariff order, the Telecom Regulatory Authority of India(TRAI) has issued a directive to Airtel Digital TV along the same lines. The regulator issued the notice to Airtel Digital TV after finding violation of rules of the new tariff order.
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Regulator | Trai

TRAI to finalise views on regulating OTT services by May end
The Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) is hoping to finalise its views on over-the-top (OTT) communication services towards the end of May. By then, the regulatory body will make clear its stand on the issue of bringing WhatsApp, Skype and others under the regulatory regime.
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Television | TV Channels

MPA report: media rights for Cricket to reach us$2 billion worldwide by 2021
Global media rights for cricket topped US$1 billion for the first time in 2018 and will likely top US$2 billion in 2021, according to a new report published today by Media Partners Asia (MPA). The report, called The Future of Cricket.
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iWorld | Broadband

Jio GigaFiber to offer broadband, landline, TV services for Rs 600
The upcoming disruptor in the wired broadband sector, Reliance Jio GigaFiber is expected to enter the market with a combination of broadband, landline, TV services priced at Rs 600 per month. According to a report by Mint, Jio will also be offering additional facilities along with the option to connect at least 40 devices to its smart home network for up to Rs 1000.
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iWorld | OTT

HOOQ to localise content for Indian audiences
HOOQ, Southeast Asia's largest video-on-demand service, today announced that it will be the world's first OTT service to localise its entire content library using machine learning and automated "smart dub" technology. HOOQ plans to localise English-language content for Indian audiences in Hindi, Tamil and Telugu by the end of 2019, to improve accessibility of content for the diverse Indian market.
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- Call drops, speed haunt telecom companies as data use rises
- TRAI pulls up Airtel Digital TV for non-compliance of new regulatory framework
  Source: ET
- Germany's 5G spectrum auction resumes after bids slowed before Easter
  Source: ETTelecom
- China uses US-made satellites for internal security, says report
  Source: BS
- Soon, You Will be Able to Change DTH Operators Without Having to Buy a New Set Top Box
  Source: News18
- All India Radio, Publication Division & Children's Film Society of India given Swacchta Pakhwada Awards-2019
  Source: News On Air
- JSW Sports is now a complete commercial enterprise: Mustafa Ghouse
  Source: Inside Sport
- For Rs 600, Jio Gigafiber will offer 100Mbps broadband, TV and landline connections: All you need to know
  Source: India Today
- Essel Group-backed ZipGo said to have suspended services
  Source: Livemint
- Motor Racing: Channel Four to broadcast W Series live in Britain
  Source: Reuters
  Disney Plus streaming site will not offer 'racist' Song of the South film
  Directors' Fortnight risks Cannes festival rupture by choosing Netflix film

Source: The Guardian

  Trump Meets With Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey After Complaining of Bias
  Snapchat Gains 4 Million Users in Q1 as Snap Beats Earnings Estimates

Source: Variety

  EBay beats with revenues of $2.6B and EPS of $0.67 as restructuring takes shape
  Group Nine hires Brian Lee to lead its commerce business

Source: Tech Crunch

  CBS Suspends CEO Search and Extends Ianniello's Pact
  Viacom's Gearing Up for the NewFronts - Here's What You Should Know

Source: Broadcasting Cable

  Amazon Prime launches on Virgin Media set-tops in U.K. ahead of Premier League streams
  Comcast hit with another TiVo patent lawsuit

Source: Fiercevideo

  Tivo adds new Comcast patent infringement
  Pavel Stantchev to head Hungary's TV2

Source: Broadband Tv News

  Fuse Media Files for Chapter 11 Bankruptcy Protection
  Pluto TV Launches Channel Featuring CNN Content

Source: Multichannel

  France Télévisions sub-licenses Olympic rights from Discovery

Source: Tvb Europe

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
MAM | Media and Advertising
American Tourister grants #Youraccesstotheworld with its fun new campaign
iWorld | OTT
Eros International's Andhadhun has grossed Over $43 million in china
iWorld | Social Media
Facebook unable to monitor content in all languages
iWorld | OTT
Disney's Kanan Dave to join digital agency Entropy
Television | TV Channels
Zee Media VP Mehraj Dube joins ABP News
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