13 August 2019 | Volume 70 - Issue No: 23 Facebook Twitter YouTube YouTube
Television | TV Channels
Tamil TV faces the challenge of attracting younger audiences
TV viewership is growing in the regional market and TV broadcasters do not fear the OTT threat. Instead, regional players are looking at attracting younger audiences to television. Tele-Wise Tamil 2019, which was organised by Indiatelevision.com on 6 August 2019, gave the industry a platform to discuss the issues faced in the regional market.
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Television | Production House

Eros International reports lower numbers for Q1 2019
Indian film and media company Eros International Media Ltd (Eros) reported a 15.9 percent decline in consolidated net sales/income from operations (Op Rev) for the quarter ended 30 June 2019 (Q1 2020, quarter or period under review) as compared to the corresponding year ago quarter Q1 2019 (y-o-y).
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DTH | DTH Operator
DD Free Dish fills up 3 vacant MPEG-2 slots
Public service broadcaster Prasar Bharati has allotted vacant slots to three channels on its direct-to-home (DTH) platform DD Free Dish in the 41st e-auction. According to media reports, the pubcaster has garnered Rs 21.69 crore in the latest round of e-auction.
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Television | TV Channels

TV Today revenue and profits up in Q1 2019
TV Today Network Ltd (TVTN) reported 30.5 percent and 27.3 percent y-o-y growth in consolidated revenue from operations (Op Rev) and consolidated profit after tax (PAT) respectively for the quarter ended 30 June 2019 (Q1 2020, quarter or period under review) as compared to the corresponding year-ago quarter Q1 2019).
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- Reliance Jio's set-top-box to accept broadcast cable TV signals from local cable operators
  Source: ETTelecom
- Chandrayaan-2 to reach moon's orbit on August 20: ISRO
- Nokia may withdraw support to BSNL over payment dues
  Source: ET
- TV channel selection to get easier; TRAI developing this new app for cable TV, DTH customers
  Source: Financial Express
- CBS shareholders to get slight premium from Viacom deal: sources
  Source: Reuters
- Discovery becomes first channel to support all South Indian languages
  Source: Ultra News
- SITI Networks' All-Round Performance in Q1FY20 - Subscription Revenue Surges 36 Percent Y-O-Y & 29 Percent Q-O-Q
  Source: Business Wire India
- TRAI Plans to Develop Apps to Help DTH, Cable Subscribers With Channel Selection
  Source: News18
- People of J&K welcomes abrogation of article 370: I&B Minister Javadekar
  Source: DD News
- BookMyShow eyes expansion, targets stake in sports leagues
  Source: Inside Sport
  Jade Goody, reality TV and the vilification of the working class
  Sue Crockford obituary

Source: The Guardian

  Shira Knishkowy to Join Spotify's Communications Team
  Verizon Sells Tumblr to Company That Owns WordPress

Source: Variety

  PopBase launches its platform for social media stars to share and monetize their work
  Huawei's new OS isn't an Android replacement… yet

Source: Techcrunch

  Gray's Howell Named B&C's 2019 Broadcaster of the Year
  'Jerry O' Hopes to Bring Stations Its Brand of Funny

Source: Broadcasting Cable


U.S. pay TV providers lost over 1.5M subscribers in Q2, Leichtman says


Comcast Advertising hires fuboTV exec as new CFO


Source: Fierce Video

  KPN leads decline in Dutch TV subs; Ziggo losses slow down
  T-Mobile doubles Czech TV base

Source: Broadband Tv News

  Will C-Band Survive The Latest Spectrum Grab?
  Vitec's Sommer Joins IABM Board Of Directors

Source: Tv Technology

  Cisco Cable Access Chief Holobinko Quietly Exits Amid Major Strategic Shakeup

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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Tele-Wise Tamil 2019: Fireside Chat with Siju Prabhakaran
MAM | Marketing
Forevermark unveils a series of six short films telling the incredible journey of moving giants

MAM | Marketing

Perfect way to celebrate Raksha Bandhan with Havmor
MAM | Media and Advertising

U GRO Capital Ltd announced Mr. Navin Puri as an Independent Director

iWorld | Broadband

Jio and Microsoft announce alliance to accelerate digital transformation in India
Television | TV Channels
SITI Networks' subscription revenue surges 36% y-o-y, ARPU grows 2x
iWorld | OTT
ZEE5 curates & creates special content this independence day
iWorld | OTT
ZEE5 partners with Videotex international
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