02 December 2019 | Volume 70 - Issue No: 12 Facebook Twitter YouTube YouTube

Television | Production House

Director's Kut Productions' Rajan Shahi on exploring new genres, spin offs and challenges of running daily shows
Director's Kut Productions is known for producing family drama shows like Jassi Jaisi Koi Nahi, Sapna Babul Ka... Bidaai, Yeh Rishta Kya Kehlata Hai. But this year the company tried its hand in the comedy genre with the show Baavle Utaavle for Sony SAB.
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iWorld | OTT

Preventing content piracy in the cloud era
Sacred Games Season 2, an original Indian series by Netflix, ended up being one of the many victims of rampant content piracy in India. The series was available on illicit websites and other digital mediums on the internet even before the original content was made available.
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Television | TV Channels

English News ratings plunge to a new low in week 47
After the previous week's uptick, due to the Ayodhya and other Supreme Court of India verdicts, English News viewership plunged to a new nadir in 2019 in week 47. The combined weekly impressions of the Top 5 English News channels in week 47 of 2019 (Saturday, 16 November 2019 to Friday, 22 November 2019.
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- Jio boxed into corner; CII, FICCI join cause to seek relief for telcos
- Low tariff regime over, telcos up rates by 40-50%

Source: ET

- Centre sets up fact-checking unit to check fake news related to govt and its policies
- Soma Roy Burman appointed 24th Controller General of Accounts: 1986-batch ICAS officer has served in Home Affairs, Information and Broadcasting ministries
  Source: First Post
- TV18 Broadcast, Network18 Media jump on buzz Ambani may sell news assets
- Zee Entertainment extends fall on resignation of independent directors
  Source: BS
- India to get its second spaceport, land acquisition work begins in Tamil Nadu
  Source: TOI
- Rani Mukerji on being selective with projects: Has to be special to leave my daughter at home
  Source: Times Now News
- Facebook Removes Seven U.K. Tory Party Ads After BBC Complaint
  Source: Bloomberg Quint
- Tata Sky Customers Can Reduce Their Monthly Rental By Optimising Their Plans
  Source: Telecom Talk
- Nagaland CM inaugurates Multi Media Exhibition at World War II museum
  Source: News On Air
- Zee Entertainment CEO Punit Goenka says board has hired independent agency to examine his compensation and terms of contract
  Source: CNBCTV18
- ITU allocates new spectrum for 5G services with riders
  Source: ETTelecom
  Boris Johnson still not agreeing to Andrew Neil interview
  Gogglebox pulled over Salmond sexual assault case contempt fears

Source: The Guardian

  Singapore's MM2 to Launch Streaming Service M Play
  Viu Streaming Platform to Carry Discovery Shows in Asia

Source: Variety

  SoFi founder Mike Cagney's already well-funded new startup is raising another $100 million
  Ockam raises $4.9 million in seed funding to make it easier for developers to secure and scale their IoT apps

Source: Techcrunch

  Major strategic shift at Telefónica
  Half of Europe's VOD content is British

Source: Broadband TV News

  Marcus Riley To Direct Content Strategy For Nine Scripps Stations
  CBS, Viacom Merger To Close On Dec. 4

Source: Tv Technology

  Standard Media Buys Nine Stations for $59.2M

Source: Multichannel

  Tories threaten Channel 4 after ice sculpture takes PM's place in debate

Source: The Guardian

  Amazon in talks with ISPs over possible Premier League streaming problems

Source: TV Beurope

  Comcast Uses 'E.T.' in Spot to Urge Families to Connect

Source: Broadcasting Cable



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
ZEE Hindustan - Now also in Tamil and Telugu
Television | TV Channels
LF presents MasterChef Australia season 8 now in hindi
iWorld | OTT  
ZEE5 unveils their december - binge holidays calendar  
Television | TV Channels
ShortsTV celebrates one year of bringing the best short films to India

iWorld | OTT

Reimagining SonyLIV: the story begins
Television | TV Channels
BARC week 47: Star Plus replaces Sony SAB as pay platform leader
iWorld | OTT
SPI International and DocuBay announces content distribution partnership
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