17 August 2019 | Volume 70 - Issue No: 26 Facebook Twitter YouTube YouTube
DTH | DTH Operator
Independent TV to resume DTH service any day after 21 August
DTH operator Independent TV has extended the resumption of its service further. The operator has stated on its website that they expect to go live any day after August 21, next week. The network was supposed to resume its service from August 15 in its new ITV 2.0 avatar .
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Television | TV Channels

iTV Network gives additional charge to Varun Kohli, strengthens senior management team
With an envision towards growth expansion, iTV Network, India's fastest growing news and infotainment network today announced strengthening its senior management team. We are pleased to announce that Mr. Varun Kohli, CEO, ITV Network given additional responsibility for print companies.
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Regulators | Trai
Broadcasters, DPOs misused new tariff order to throttle market discovery of channel prices: TRAI
Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) on Friday issued a consultation paper on tariff related issues for Broadcasting and Cable services. The paper primarily discusses issues related to discounts given in the formation of the bouquets, ceiling price of channels for inclusion in bouquet, need for formation of bouquet by broadcasters and DPOs, variable NCF and discounts on long term plan.
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iWorld | VOD

Hotstar withdraws as an associate sponsor of IPL
Hotstar, Star India's online streaming platform, has withdrawn as an associate sponsor of the Indian Premier League (IPL). A BCCI source told India Today that there was an exit clause in the deal and Hotstar chose to exercise it. The deal was worth Rs 42 crores per year and IPL associate sponsorships are reported to be in the range of 40-80 crore rupees.
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iWorld | OTT
Paytm to offer content, news, short videos & live TV from September
Paytm will offer content, newsS, short videos and live television from September with an aim to increase its monthly active user base to 250 millions. Paytm senior vice-president Deepak Abbot told ET, "We are already seeing 27 million monthly active users on Paytm Inbox. Now that we are upgrading it to the next level with innovative use of content, we hope to get around 60-70 million new users."
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- Jio Set Top Box to use GigaFiber broadband for content strea ming: How is it different from Airtel, Tata Sky and others
  Source: India Today
- TRAI Plans to Develop Apps to Help DTH, Cable Subscribers With Channel Selection
  Source: News18
- JioFiber freebies may hit multiplexes, DTH players
  Source: ET
- Isro completes 50 years, phase-II to focus on future problems
  Source: TOI
- Prasar Bharti gives nod to Doordarshan restructuring
  Source: ETBrand Equity
- 'Jimmy Kimmel Live' hit with $395,000 fine over emergency tones in skit
  Source: Reuters
- Why Pakistan is not ready for 5G network investment
  Source: Telecom Lead
- COAI urges Trai to create consumer awareness on new framework for pesky calls
  Source: Livemint
- Telecom giants eagerly waiting for T-Fiber infrastructure in Telangana
  Source: New Indian Express
- Reliance Industries may buy more cable companies to aid JioFiber plans
  Source: BS
  Activision Blizzard Hires CAA Veteran David Messinger as CMO
  Screen Engine/ASI Acquires TicktBox, an Entertainment Marketing and Ticketing Startup

Source: Variety

  Fox News host compares migrants entering US to Nazis
  Facebook's crackdown on dangerous content in groups could backfire, experts say

Source: The Guardian

  Corey Weiner is taking over as CEO of mobile ad company Jun Group
  Media software Plex launches a new desktop app for Mac and Windows

Source: Techcrunch

  Drew Barrymore Shooting Talk-Show Pilot with CBS Television Distribution
  Cord Cutting Will Decelerate in Q3, Analyst Predicts

Source: Broadcasting Cable


Dale Earnhardt Jr. to miss NBC broadcasting gig after family survives fiery crash landing


Source: Fox News

  France Considers Relaxing Its Archaic Broadcasting Rules

Source: Bloomberg

  NBC Sports Gold Launches 'Figure Skating Pass' Service

Source: Multichannel

  Luke Bradley-Jones to run Disney+ in Europe

Source: Broadband Tv News

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
Movies | Hindi
Get ready for a blockbuster date with 'Saturday Premiere Nights' at 8 only on &pictures

DTH | DTH Services

The Entertainment Industry Celebrates Tata Sky's 13th Birthday with Chimp&z Inc's #TataSkyTeraHai
MAM | Marketing

Webchutney co-founder &CEO, Sidharth Rao reveals the incredible stories of India's most successful digital entrepreneurs in his first book, 'How I Almost Blew It', published by Westland

MAM | Marketing

Peter England Joins Forces with the Upcoming Bollywood Movie 'Mission Mangal' To Style Akshay Kumar
Television | TV Channels
DSPORT aims to build strong Indian connect with new wrestling entertainment show
Television | TV Channels
Sony Pictures Networks India takes a lead with its 'Freedom of Entertainment' initiative
Television | TV Channels
Agencies should add news genre to regular planning: Network18's Karan Abhishek Singh
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