11 December 2019 | Volume 70 - Issue No: 20 Facebook Twitter YouTube YouTube

Cable TV | LCO

VBS 2019: Media industry leaders to discuss challenges facing the industry
The much-anticipated Video and Broadband Summit (VBS) 2019 will be held today in Mumbai with participation from prominent media networks, broadcast distributors, media and advertising agencies, consultancy services, OTT platforms, media monitoring firms, as well as government regulatory bodies.
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iWorld | OTT

Hotstar decodes the online video consumer, unveils India Watch Report 2019
Technology changes swiftly. However, sometimes, the market receptiveness for these changes is even faster. Take for instance some of the revelatory insights thrown by the latest 'India Watch' report by Hotstar. Consider the fact that Lucknow, Pune and Patna consume more video data than Hyderabad, Bengaluru and Kolkata.
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Television | TV Channels

BARC India appoints Mahendra Upadhyay as chief information officer
Broadcast Audience Research Council (BARC India), the largest TV measurement company in the world has appointed Mahendra Upadhyay as the chief information officer. Upadhyay is a seasoned professional with 18 years of experience in telecom, banking, retail and media & advertising industries with expertise in data value chain i.e. Ingestion-Insights-Analytics-Auto AI.
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Television | TV Channels

Music genre becomes top gainer in Chrome DM week 49
Music genre has become the top gainer in week 49 of Chrome Data Analytics and Media data. The genre grew by 1.86 per cent. In this genre, 9XM channel gained the highest OTS with 92.7 per cent in HSM excluding <1 lakh market. OTS is the actual census-based percentage connectivity of a channel spread across 81 million homes, as reported by Chrome DM, across analogue cable, digital cable, and DTH.
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- Signals are clear: DTH operations of Airtel, Dish TV may merge
- Share market update: Media shares decline; ZEEL down 3%
- Uday Shankar hopes telecom tariff hike not to roil data intake

Source: ET

- IIMC alumni write to I & B ministry, condemns fee hike of institute
- Isro begins countdown for 50th PSLV launch, rocket to carry spy satellite
  Source: India Today
- Amazon acquire Champions League broadcast rights in Germany
- Trai issues revised MNP process notice; new norms effective from Dec 16
  Source: BS
- Streaming Service Quietly Gathers More Subscribers Than HBO Now
  Source: Bloomberg Quint
- Netflix, Amazon, Hulu Dominate This Year's Golden Globes
  Source: The Quint
- Tata Sky Watch Provides Live TV and OTT Content for Free to Subscribers
  Source: Telecom Talk
- OTT: Regional content gains ground on Hotstar
  Source: Financial Express
- India calls for Speedier Expansion of International Solar Alliance
  Source: DD News
- DoT clears Rs 1,500 crore to BSNL, BBNL to pay dues to vendors
  Source: ETTelecom
  Amazon breaks into Champions League with German deal
  Saatchi isn't working: ad agency crisis deepens as directors and co-founder quit

Source: The Guardian

  AT&T's Xandr Works for Closer Ties With WarnerMedia
  Facebook's Portal TV Gets Amazon Prime Video, FandangoNow, Sling TV, Deezer

Source: Variety

  Zetwerk, an 18-month-old Indian B2B marketplace for manufacturing items, raises $32M
  An iOS bug in AirDrop let anyone temporarily lock-up nearby iPhones

Source: Techcrunch

  Plus-Size Love Show 'Hot & Heavy' Starts on TLC Jan. 7
  ANA Warns Against Major COPPA Overhaul

Source: Broadcasting Cable

  CuriosityStream now has more than 10.5M paid subscribers
  AMC Networks' SVOD services pass 2M subscribers

Source: Fierce Video

  Job cuts as NENT Group expands streaming
  Norway highest spender on streaming content

Source: Broadband Tv News

  Padden: C-Band Carriers Should Get 100% Of Spectrum Proceeds
  NEP Moving West Coast Base To Los Angeles

Source: Tv Technology

  Fox News Begins December at Top of Cable Ratings Charts
  ANA Warns Against Major COPPA Overhaul

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
The biggest hollywood blockbusters will take over star movies in september
The big India festive season has started and everyone is gearing up with their plans to celebrate it in the best possible avatar. When it comes to grand celebrations and larger than life content offering, no one does it better than Star Movies – the leading Hollywood destination of India.
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Vidnet 2019: Creators' Track: Conversations with Bard of Blood's Creators
Television | TV Channels
Shemaroo Entertainment launches ComiCon
Television | TV Channels
&flix brings the #FlixFirstScreening of 'Jumanji: The Next Level'
Television | TV Channels  
Zee Telugu to premiere 'Dhrusti' on 15 Dec  
Television | TV Channels
Times Network announces its signature event Times Network India Economic Conclave 2019

Television | Production House

Banijay Asia partners with The Natural Studios to explore action-adventure genre
Television | TV Channels
JOP Network's journey from curating content to running 3 pay channels
Regulators | Trai
TRAI extends time to receive comments on STB interoperability consultation paper
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