21 August 2019 | Volume 70 - Issue No: 29 Facebook Twitter YouTube YouTube
Regulators | TRAI
TRAI tweaking new tariff order could trigger turmoil in broadcasting sector
The latest consultation paper (CP) from the Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) has created quite a stir in India's broadcasting sector. Titled 'Tariff-related issues for broadcasting and cable services', the CP is essentially an admission from the regulator that its new tariff order (NTO) failed to deliver the desired results.
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Regulators | TRAI

TRAI tariff order impacted uptake of niche channels: KPMG
Even as TRAI is mulling over changes to its existing tariff order, a report by KPMG, India's Digital Future, highlighted that niche channels were affected especially due to lesser focus on such channels in broadcaster packs. "The uptake of niche channels has suffered in the new regulatory environment as broadcasters focused on creating packs that ensured pick-up of their GEC and movie channels with DPOs building on top of them with FTAs at their disposal.
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iWorld | OTT
Digital segment projected to reach Rs 386 billion by FY22: KPMG
The digital segment of the India media and entertainment industry is projected to reach Rs 386 billion by FY22 from Rs 173 billion in FY19. The burgeoning sector is set to overtake print media and be behind TV within the same period, according to India's Digital Future, a report by KPMG. By FY24, the digital market will be half that of TV in the Indian economy.
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MAM | Marketing
TV ad volumes in Q2-19 witnessed 10% rise: TAM
TV ad volumes saw an indexed increase of 10 per cent in Q2-19 as compared to Q1-19, a recent TAM data report reveals. Personal care/personal hygiene became the top category increasing its percentage share in TV ad volumes by 2 per cent. The top category from Q1-19 was food & beverages, that slipped to second spot following a dip of 1 per cent in ad volumes.
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Television | TV Channels
Viacom18 partners with Film Heritage Foundation for the 5th Film Preservation & Restoration Workshop India 2019 to save our cinematic heritage
Till a few years ago, most people were not aware that films needed to be preserved and that India had lost a colossal amount of our film heritage due to our ignorance of film preservation and restoration. Viacom18, India's youngest Media & Entertainment company and Film Heritage Foundation have been partnering for 4 years now.
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- Broadcasters wary of Trai decision on review pricing
- Apple TV+ set for November launch in challenge to Netflix, Amazon Prime
  Source: Live Mint
- Good news for Young Professionals! I&B ministry invites applications for multiple vacancies with Rs 6 lakh salary
- WhatsApp traceability: Supreme Court refuses to stay Madras HC proceedings
  Source: Financial Express
- Mobile Number Portability increased 3.8% in June 2019: TRAI
- Vodafone Idea and Airtel lost 15.6M active connections in June 2019, 983.7M active mobile connections in India: TRAI
  Source: Medianama
- After Chandrayaan, ISRO planning missions to Sun, Venus & Mars in next few years

Source: ET

- DTH players to face profit issues due to TRAI guidelines
  Source: Telecomlead
- Reliance Jio adds 82.6 million subscribers in June; Vodafone-Idea loses 41.45 million

Source: BT

- Despite ban, Zakir Naik's Peace TV continues to reach millions
  Source: India Today
- Apple Targets Apple TV+ Launch in November, Weighs $9.99 Price After Free Trial
  Source: Bloomberg Quint
- Disney streaming service to launch in Canada, Netherlands in November
  Source: Reuters
- Broadcasters wary of Trai decision to review pricing
  Source: CNBCTV18
- Tata Sky now offers 197 FTA channels and services with initial NCF of Rs 153
  Source: BGR
  Sky NZ fined for broadcasting clips of Christchurch massacre live stream
  'We all have to be laughing by 5.30am': how Radio 1's Greg James saved Breakfast

Source: The Guardian

  YouTube Reportedly to Stop Targeting Ads in Videos for Children
  Former Oculus Head of Mobile VR Max Cohen Leaves Facebook

Source: Variety

  DoorDash acquires autonomous driving startup Scotty Labs
  NASA confirms mission to Jupiter's moon Europa to explore its icy oceans

Source: Techcrunch


Bakish Could Get $31.5M Pay as CEO of ViacomCBS


Telemundo Names Production Fellows


Source: Broadcasting Cable

  Disney+ poised to launch absent Amazon Fire support
  Apple TV likely to debut at $9.99 a month in November

Source: Fierce Video

  First international rollouts announced for Disney+
  Net neutrality: ISPs are throttling Netflix traffic

Source: Broadband Tv News

  Ianniello, Bakish Reap Big Paydays in Viacom-CBS Merger
  HBO Max Grabs Soderbergh Film Starring Streep

Source: Multichannel

  Next Gen News Tech Takes Center Stage in Chicago
  LPTV Coalition Celebrates Opening of Repack Expense Window

Source: TV Technology

  Three launches 5G home broadband

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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Tele-Wise Tamil 2019: Fireside Chat with Siju Prabhakaran
MAM | Marketing
Zomato partners FarEye to gain logistics visibility & enhance restaurant compliance

MAM | Marketing

NDTV and Dettol launches Season 6 of Banega Swasth India

MAM | Marketing

Chtrbox launches Boombox, an open tool to shortlist India's celebs & mega influencers

MAM | Marketing

TVS Srichakra Ltd launches Brand TVS Eurogrip: Aimed At Millennials
iWorld | Broadband
Jio Fiber impact on multiplex business to be limited, will boost OTT
Television | TV Channels
BARC week 32: Kashmir, Article 370 abrogation pushes English news ratings up
iWorld | Broadband
Broadband subscriber growth improved in Jun-19
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