05 December 2019 | Volume 70 - Issue No: 15 Facebook Twitter YouTube YouTube

iWorld | Telecom

Bharti Airtel to raise up to $3 billion
The board of directors of telecom player Bharti Airtel Ltd approved the telecom operator's proposal to raise up to $3 billion in account of the issue of overdue fees it owes the government.
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Television | TV Channels

Shashi Sumeet Productions eyes regional market & digital in 2020
Back in 2015, Shashi Sumeet Productions was featured in the 'Limca Books of Record' for running back to back shows in primetime slots on various Hindi GECs. Now, the company is aiming to create a similar trend in the regional space. It has already made its move by entering Kannada, Telugu and Bangla markets this year and going forward in 2020 the company will also produce shows for Telugu and Malayalam markets.
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Regulators | TDSAT

Final TDSAT order on Raghav Bahl's plans to launch Bloomberg Quint expected on 9 Dec
The final TDSAT order on Horizon Satellite Services' petition, seeking a name change for its TV license to 'Bloomberg Quint,' is expected on December 9. Horizon Satellite Services, that owned licenses of two news and current affairs TV channels, was acquired by Quintillion Business Media Private Ltd (QBM), a joint venture between Raghav Bahl and Bloomberg in a 74:26 partnership.
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Television | TV Channels

Charge sheet filed against seven for manipulating BARC viewership data
In a first, a charge sheet is filed against seven accused in Hyderabad for allegedly manipulating BARC viewership data to benefit two Telugu news channels. The cases were registered against the accused after BARC filed FIR at West Marredpally Police Station, Hyderabad. The accused were connected with two news channels in Andhra Pradesh and Telangana region.
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- TDSAT order on Bloomberg Quint's TV channel name change on December 9
- Facing competition, telcos ask Trai to set up floor price for data tariffs
  Source: BS
- ISRO to launch surveillance satellite on Dec 11
- Fox to Use Amazon Web Services for Cable, Satellite Broadcasts

Source: ET

- Himesh Reshammiya replaces Anu Malik as judge on Indian Idol season 11
  Source: Times Now News
- New Zealand win MCC's Spirit of Cricket award for exemplary show of sportsmanship during World Cup final
  Source: New Indian Express
- PSG President Nasser Al-Khelaifi Quizzed By Swiss Authorities On Fresh Bribery Allegations
  Source: Republic World
- Steamy scenes of web show make way to porn sites
  Source: The Quint
- Hong Kong's Lam to visit China and meet Xi on Dec. 16: Cable TV
  Source: Reuters
- Tata Sky Removes 11 Channels From Free-To-Air List; Only 150 Channels Now Available For You
  Source: Trak
  Channel 4 cleared of bias for replacing PM with ice block in debate
  Sky to create 2,000 jobs with new Elstree TV and film studio

Source: The Guardian

  Google Founders Resign From Alphabet Leadership, Sundar Pichai Becomes CEO
  Genius Media Sues Google for Allegedly Stealing Lyrics

Source: Variety

  AWS launches new local zone in LA
  SoftBank pours $100M into Mexico's Konfio

Source: Techcrunch

  HBO Max Lines Up 1-Hour Comedy Specials
  Jackson Promoted to GM of Nexstar Tri-Cities Operations

Source: Broadcasting Cable

  AT&T CFO addresses company's shifting video strategy
  Discovery said Food Network Kitchen launched with 'zero' consumer issues

Source: Fierce Video

  SBE President Wayne Pecena Comments On The Passing Of John Lyons
  Dalet Galaxy Five To Support Newsroom For North American Broadcaster

Source: Tv Technology

  TiVo Integrates Amazon Prime Video App Into U.S. Pay TV Set Tops
  Reisbeck to Head HR for Comcast's Effectv Unit

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: Unlocking a story's Potential
Television | TV Channels
&pictures' premieres 'Badla' on 7th December
Television | TV Channels
Gaana launches shows and podcasts in multiple languages
Television | TV Channels  
COLORS 'WEAVES' with India for a stronger tomorrow  
MAM | Marketing
One Take Media Co. (OTMC) Picks Rights for Boonie Bears: The Adventurers 2

Television | TV Channels

Endemol Shine Group appoints top screenwriter for 'The Ibis Trilogy'
iWorld | OTT
Netflix available in more than 300 mn pay-TV households
Television | TV Channels
Discovery Kids launches second edition of 'Little Singham Squad'
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