24 August 2019 | Volume 70 - Issue No: 32 Facebook Twitter YouTube YouTube
Regulators | Trai
TRAI's tariff related consultation paper draws concern from IBF
The IBF notes with some concern the issues raised for consultation by TRAI in the Consultation Paper issued on 16th August 2019 (CP). These issues strike at the very heart of the new MRP based tariff regime which TRAI made effective from 1st February 2019 (NTO).  It is fair to say the implementation of the NTO has resulted in massive changes in the distribution landscape.
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Television | TV Channels

DD Kashir sees 50% increase in viewership from J&K between 5-16 August
After the abrogation of article 370 in Jammu and Kashmir, there have been speculations all over the media about communication blackout in the valley. Commenting on the issue, Prasar Bharati CEO Shashi Shekhar Vempati said between 5 to 16 August, Kashmir's TV channel DD Kashir saw 50 per cent increase in viewership from the Jammu and Kashmir region citing BARC data.
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DTH | DTH Operator
Tata Sky introduces HD set top box and Binge bundle offer at Rs 4,999
After the formal announcement of Reliance Jio Fiber plans, other DTH operators are also taking measures to face the upcoming challenge. DTH operator Tata Sky has introduced an attractive offer for consumers.
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iWorld | Broadband
Airtel offers up to 1,000 GB free data on broadband plans
After Jio announced its upcoming broadband plans, other players have also announced changes in their own. Airtel broadband is now offering its basic plan with 200GB additional data. The entertainment plan offers 500GB of additional data and the premium plan offers 1,000 GB of additional data that comes with a validity of six months.
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- Vodafone now the fastest 4G network in Delhi-NCR: Ookla
- Tata Sky discontinues all Lite packs; to shut down Gurus and Karaoke by August 31
  Source: BGR
- India's 5G pricing reasonable: Telecom regulator
  Source: ETTelecom
- Violations in INX Media Deal Not Brought to Notice of FIPB: Ex-DEA Secy Told ED

Source: News18

- Pakistan warns cable operators against airing Indian channels
  Source: The Week
- Hasbro's Push Into Media Shines Light on Other Film and TV Takeover Targets
  Source: Bloomberg Quint
- Sunrise revenue drops as CEO Olaf Swantee looks for Liberty deal

Source: Telecom Lead

- AFC names ex-New Zealand Cricket GM as commercial director
  Source: Inside Sport
- Tata Sky Providing 13 Semi-Annual Packs to New Customers Purchasing SD Set-Top Box
  Source: Telecom Talk
- Broadcasters oppose TRAI's second move to make TV channels cheaper
  Source: Ultra News
  The political interview is not dead – but it is on life support
  Jeremy Kyle set for TV return, says ITV boss

Source: The Guardian

  Peter Loehr to Spearhead Asia Expansion of Genies Avatar Venture (EXCLUSIVE)
  Warner Music Group Partners With Audiomack

Source: Variety

  Confirmed: Disney is making an Obi-Wan series with Ewan McGregor

Source: Techcrunch


Second Circuit Joins Courts Who Agreed to Stream Argument


Sinclair Closes Acquisition of Regional Sports Networks


Source: Broadcasting Cable

  AT&T TV falls short of 'radically reshaping' the concept of television
  Quibi loses key executive ahead of 2020 launch

Source: Fierce Video

  Ekstraklasa launches OTT platform
  UPC Polska boosts internet speeds

Source: Broadband Tv News

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

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: Gauging the might of market
Television | TV Channels
BKT scores global agreement with LaLiga

iWorld | OTT

Special episode of man v/s wild, featuring pm Modi on Netflix
MAM | Marketing
Likee creates guinness world record for its Independence Day campaign

Television | TV Channels

Witness the women in music dominate the 2019 Video Music Awards, exclusively on Vh1
Television | TV Channels
BARC week 33: Vimal Elaichi Pan Masala top brand
Television | TV Channels
Football fans gear up for Serie A, the top-tier Italian football league on Sony Pictures Sports Network
Television | Production House
Hasbro to acquire Entertainment One for approx $4 bn
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