14 December 2019 | Volume 70 - Issue No: 23 Facebook Twitter YouTube YouTube

Regulators | People

I&B ministry gets new secretary in Ravi Mittal
There's change at the top of the Ministry of Information and Broadcasting (I&B). The appointments committee of the cabinet today approved the appointment of Ravi Mittal as the I&B secretary.  Mittal will replace outgoing secretary Amit Khare who has been shifted to the department of higher education as secretary.
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Television | TV Channels

K Madhavan to head all Star TV businesses; Uday takes charge of Hotstar
Ten years ago when Uday Shankar was looking for a professional to be his deputy in Star India, he looked outside and roped in Sanjay Gupta a long term Hindustan Lever professional. Circa 2019,  Shankar did not look for an external executive to replace Gupta who is slated to move onto Google as its country head close to the end of this month.
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Regulators | I&B Ministry

India has 11.7 cr cable TV subscribers: I&B minister
Replying to a question in the Lok Sabha, the Information and Broadcasting minister Prakash Javadekar said that there are 11.7 crore cable TV subscribers in India as on 30 November 2019. The ministry has accumulated the data through seeding data available from MSOs/LCOs.
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Regulators | I&B Ministry

I&B ministry seeks change in language for credits in Indian films
Should titles and credits in feature films in Indian languages be shown in English?. That's what the Ministry of Information And Broadcasting (I&B) would like to get the industry's feedback on.
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- Geo-targeting in 'Bharat' is the next big wave for TV in India

Source: ETBrand Equity

- Anita Praveen appointed as additional secretary in telecom department
  Source: ETTelecom
- K Madhavan is Star-Disney India head, Uday Shankar to oversee Hotstar
  Source: BS
- Big feather in ISRO cap! Over Rs 90 cr spike in Forex from satellite launch in FY19
  Source: Zee Biz
- Top bureaucratic reshuffle by Centre to see new heads at I&B, higher education
  Source: Livemint
- R Subrahmanyam Transferred To Social Justice Ministry
  Source: Bloomberg Quint
- NBCUniversal CEO Steve Burke to step down next year
  Source: Reuters
- Onida and Amazon launch new Fire TV with Alexa built-in
  Source: Asian Age
- New Consultation Paper to Patch NTO Will Not Make Major Changes: Trai Advisor
  Source: Telecom Talk
- Tata Sky Takes On Airtel Digital TV: To Launch XStream Like Android Set Top Box, Here Are All The Features
  Source: Swarajyamag
- Uday Shankar highlights Hotstar's contribution as IPL records its highest worth
  Source: Inside Sport
  Firm to build Hollywood-style studio in UK and spend $180m on productions
  George Soros hedge fund makes £16m bet against Daily Mail owner shares

Source: The Guardian

  NBC News Digital Workers Form New Union
  Ivanka Trump Reportedly Set to Speak at CES 2020
  Rakuten TV Preps New AVOD Channels and Originals for 2020 (EXCLUSIVE)

Source: Variety

  Grading the final tech IPOs of 2019
  This Week in Apps: Apple Arcade's new franchise, Fortnite takes on Google Play, the Disney+ app footprint

Source: Techcrunch

  ITI, CTA Buoyed by Trump Talk of China Trade Deal
  Primetime Ratings: Big Drop For Football on Fox

Source: Broadcasting Cable

  Announcing the Great TV Research Summit - Call for Speakers
  NBCU CEO Burke plans to depart in 2020 - report

Source: Fierce Video

  A+E Networks launches new OTT channel on Samsung TV Plus
  ABS-CBN files $4m piracy suit in US

Source: Broadband Tv News

  CBS Announces Launch Of CBSN Minnesota

Source: Tv Technology

  Groups Push for Rehearing of Net Neutrality Decision
  AT&T TV to Roll Out in February, Drive Fiber Penetration, Telecom Says

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
Movies NOW gives its viewers 100 reasons to celebrate this festive season with 100 Mania
Television | TV Channels
SpotlampE 2019 special smashup only on SpotlampE, 9XM, 9X Jalwa & 9X Tashan.
Television | TV Channels  
CNBC-TV18's #CNBCTV18Tweetathon trends among 10 top twitter campaign  
Television | TV Channels
CNBC-TV18 commences the 15th year of India Business Leader Awards, launches 'Leadership Collective'

Television | TV Channels

Sony SAB's Baalveer ranks 7th on Google's most searched TV shows in 2019
Television | TV Channels
BARC Week 49: Across genres list shared equally by Hindi and South Indian GECs
Cable TV | LCO
BARC week 49: Zee TV grabs second position on pay platform
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