23 August 2019 | Volume 70 - Issue No: 31 Facebook Twitter YouTube YouTube
iWorld | OTT
Flipkart's video content play to gain customers will depend on content quality and pricing
Ever since Flipkart announced its entry into India's booming video streaming space, it's been the talk of the town. The Walmart-owned e-commerce platform will open it up for Flipkart Plus loyalty program members in a fashion similar to Amazon Prime Video.
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Television | TV Channels

BARC week 33: DD India returns to second rank in English news
Pubcaster Doordarshan's English news channel DD India has been ranked second or better for 10 weeks across 21 weeks starting week 13 to week 33 of 2019 (Saturday, 10 August 2019 to Friday, 16 August 2019, week or period under review).
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Television | TV Channels
BARC week 33: Sony SAB moves to second position on pay platform
Sony SAB has grabbed the second position in week 33 of BARC India ratings on pay platform with 614,772 weekly impressions (000). Last week Zee TV was seen at the second position which has moved down to third position. Even Sony Entertainment Television has moved at fourth position from fifth in last week. Colors has moved down to fifth position from fourth in last week.
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Television | TV Channels
NDTV interim CEO Suparna Singh resigns
NDTV interim CEO Suparna Singh has resigned with immediate effect, the media firm informed in its BSE filings. Suparna Singh has informed the company that she will step down from her responsibilities as Interim CEO with immediate effect,” NDTV said in a regulatory filing.
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- Ravi Shankar Prasad dials FM Nirmala Sitharaman for telecom relief
- Anil Agarwal's Twin Star Tech not to bid for RCom assets
  Source: ET
- Pakistan warns cable operators against airing Indian channels
- Chandrayaan-2 sends photo of Moon from 2,650 kms away
- ICC appoints Jonathan Hall as its General Counsel
  Source: India Today
- Hathway follows Tata Sky to charge Rs 153 as NCF for secondary connection: Here is how it will affect you
- Tata Sky HD set-top-box and Binge bundle offer with 6 months free subscription available for Rs 4,999

Source: BGR

- Hathway zooms 97%, Den Networks 50% in 7 days on Jio Fiber rollout plan
  Source: BS
- OTT platforms like Netflix, Hotsar threaten cable TV in India: Report
  Source: New Indian Express
- NDTV interim CEO Suparna Singh resigns

Source: Financial Express

- 20 TV shows that Prime members can watch for free right now on Amazon Prime Video
  Source: Business Insider
- Airtel to offer Android set-top-box, free TV to counter Reliance JioFiber
  Source: Business Today
- Swiss telco Sunrise fights to save $6.4 billion Liberty deal
  Source: Reuters
  Channel 4 is battling 'Netflix and porn', says its chief executive
  Boris Johnson aping Vladimir Putin's media strategy, says Channel 4 news chief

Source: The Guardian

  Ann Sarnoff Formally Takes Reins of Warner Bros. as CEO
  News Corp Is Developing Knewz, a Service That Would Aggregate News Content Without 'Bias'

Source: Variety

  FCC approves $4.9B in funding for rural broadband improvements
  HP CEO steps down, citing 'family health matter'

Source: Techcrunch


Primetime Ratings: NBC, Fox Share Wednesday Crown


Fox News Signs Sarah Huckabee Sanders


Source: Broadcasting Cable

  Comscore lays off 8% of workforce
  Comcast Spotlight hires former Google exec

Source: Fierce Video

  Disney cuts down Sky Deutschland offer
  Towercom wins DTT licence

Source: Broadband Tv News

  SCTE Cable-Tec Expo to be Keynoted by FedEx Exec
  Trump to Press Macron on Digital Services Tax

Source: Multichannel

  Mediaset files complaint against Vivendi

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: Gauging the might of market
MAM | Marketing
Consumer Confidence of Indians ebbs in August 2019: Thomson Reuters-Ipsos PCSI

MAM | Marketing

Perfetti Van Melle India expands Center fresh brand portfolio with launch of Center fresh 3 Layer Gum

Television | TV Channels

Emmy nominated series Pose all set to premiere on Star World

Television | TV Channels

'Man Vs Wild with Bear Grylls & Prime Minister Modi' emerges as the TV show of the year
Television | TV Channels
Budweiser 0.0 partners with Star Sports for the 2019/20 season of the premier league
iWorld | OTT
ZEE5 announces season 2 of flagship franchise Rangbaaz
Regulators | TRAI
CBI books NDTV promoters for FDI violations: report
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