16 December 2019 | Volume 70 - Issue No: 24 Facebook Twitter YouTube YouTube

Specials | Year Enders

2019: The year industry got hit in the gut
The year of churn. Gut-wrenching churn like the industry has never experienced before. That's how the media and entertainment history books will describe the year 2019. CEOs of media companies had to develop cast-iron stomachs to see it through.
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Satellites | Satellite Operators

ISRO sees rise in third party satellite launches
The Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) is slowly but surely making its mark as far as its satellite launch services are concerned. Consider: in 2018-19 it pocketed Rs 324.19 crore courtesy its launch capabilities as against Rs 232.56 crore in the year before. That's a decent 35 per cent plus growth in income from launches.
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Television | TV Channels

Sony SAB brings 'Khushiyon Wala New Year' contest for viewers
Sony SAB has been spreading happiness all across the country. Based on its deep understanding of the pulse of real India, Sony SAB, one of the leading Hindi General Entertainment Channels in India, has steadily created a niche for itself through captivating shows and characters, all geared towards bringing a smile to people's faces.
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Television | TV Channels

Colors Tamil ropes in six sponsors for 'Kodeeswari'; premiere on Dec 23
Colors Tamil and Studio Next are all set to premiere the all-women edition of 'Kodeeswari' from December 23 at 8 pm onwards every Monday to Friday. The show has also roped in brands like Nippon Paint, Arun Excello and RIN along with Kotak Mahindra Bank as Banking Partner and Tamil Matrimony App and Helo App as Special Partners. 
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- Isro's PSLV turns money-spinner: Forex earnings rise by Rs 90 crore in '18-19
- Will recruit 300 coaches for 29 sports, says Punjab sports minister

Source: TOI

- Retail, telecom help RIL beat Indian Oil to be number one player by revenue
  Source: BS
- Trai issues new guidelines for mobile number portability: All you need to know
  Source: Indian Express
- Norway's Telenor to continue using Huawei equipment for 5G
  Source: ETTelecom
- Islands Development Agency to develop Andamans under optical fibre cable project
  Source: India Today
- Rajya Sabha Forms Committee To Study And Ban Porn Content On Websites And Social Media
  Source: India Times
- BSNL wants govt to pay its Rs 5,000-crore AGR dues
  Source: Financial Express
- Tata Sky Binge vs Airtel Xstream Stick vs d2h Magic: Prices, subscription and bundled streaming services compared
  Source: BGR
- Information having national importance should reach people fast, says Prasar Bharti CEO
  Source: News On Air
- Citizenship Act protests: Editors Guild seeks withdrawal of I&B Ministry advisory to TV channels
  Source: Scroll
- How streaming, diversity, #MeToo shaped TV decade of change
  Source: Asian Age
  Boris Johnson threatens BBC with two-pronged attack
  We can't fight fake news without saving local journalism

Source: The Guardian

  PewDiePie Announces He's Taking a Break From YouTube in 2020
  NBC News Digital Workers Form New Union

Source: Variety

  Uber all set to sell UberEats' India business to Zomato
  Spotify spent a lot of money on podcasting, so it wants you to start listening, please

Source: Techcrunch

  NHK World Japan to Launch on DirecTV
  CBS Stations, CBS Interactive Launch CBSN Minnesota

Source: Broadcasting Cable

  Australia Calling: A look at 80 years of Radio Australia and ABC international broadcasting

Source: ABC Net

  Sky Deutschland loses Champions League rights
  Canal+ secures top 16 Europa League matches

Source: Broadband Tv News

  Arsenal-Man City Fixture Removed By Chinese Broadcaster After Mesut Ozil Comment

Source: 90min

  OTT Churn 9x Higher Than Pay TV, Parks Says
  Knapp Signs Off at FCC

Source: Multichannel

  LG Uplus to invest 2.6 tln won after takeover of No. 1 cable TV operator

Source: The Investor



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
Star Movies premieres Bohemian Rhapsody on 15 Dec
Television | TV Channels
Sony PIX introduces weekday multilingual slot 'Mind It!'
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

DocuBay partners with smart TV solutions provider Zeasn
iWorld | OTT
ZEE5 partners with FreeCharge
Cable TV | LCO
VBS 2019: Broadcast industry dwells on TRAI consultation paper, NTO impact and way forward
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