22 February 2019 | Volume 70 - Issue No: 80 Facebook Twitter YouTube YouTube

Television | TV Channels

IAMAI suggests advertisers pay 0.25% of media spends to strengthen BARC measurement

Presenting counter comments to the Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) consultation paper on BARC TV viewership measurement, the Internet and Mobile Association of India (IAMAI) has said that advertisers can pay 0.25 per cent of their media spends for TV viewership measurement every year.
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Regulators | Trai

TRAI says TV industry saw 12.24% growth in FY 2018
While the global scenario reflects an impending death for TV in India soon, factors like rising OTT platforms and cheaper data rates, are also adding fuel to the fire. However, as per the Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) Annual Report 2017-18, the TV sector revenue in the country has recorded a growth of 12.24 per cent since last year.
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Television | TV Channels
KBS World channel enters India with Prasar Bharati's Free Dish
Korean Broadcasting System (KBS), the national public broadcaster of South Korea has signed an agreement with its counterpart Prasar Bharati to enter the Indian market with KBS World TV channel. 
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Regulators | Trai
Tata Sky favours multiple agencies for TV audience measurement
Tata Sky, one of the leading DTH operators in India has suggested Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) that there should be multiple rating agencies. The competition will bring in new technologies and new methods in analysis.
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Regulators | I&B Ministry
MIB gives licences to 6 new channels
The Ministry of Information and Broadcasting (MIB) gave licenses to six new channels in the month of January and February. The channels are Skystar Bangla, Skystar Telugu, PTC Music, PTC Punjabi, PTC Simran and Zee Classic. All the six channels are under non-news category.
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Regulators | Trai
TRAI vs Tata Sky: Delhi High Court adjourns case to 11 March
The Delhi High Court on Thursday adjourned Tata Sky's ongoing legal battle, in which Discovery,  Bharti Telemedia-owned Airtel Digital TV and Sun Direct are a part, with the Telecom Regulatory Authority of India(TRAI) and its new tariff regime to 11 March.
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- New DTH Rule: Confused with what to view and how much to pay? Here is how to pick your favourite channels
- Shemaroo doesn't want to create another web series: Shemaroo Entertainment CEO
  Source: Financial Express
- Airtel Digital TV exempts a number of channels from NCF slab
  Source: The Indian Express
- Shahid Afridi blasts IMG-Reliance decision to pull out of PSL, backs Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan's statement on terror
  Source: India Tv News
- La Liga flattered by reported Premier League interest in Javier Tebas
  Source: ESPN
- First Private Sector-Built PSLV Likely By 2020, Says L&T
  Source: Bloomberg Quint
- As US pushes to ban Huawei, UK considers softer approach
  Source: ETTelecom
- Govt plans Rs 8,500 crore VRS for MTNL, BSNL
  Source: TOI
- Data privacy a human right, tech cos can self-regulate: Microsoft's Satya Nadella
  Source: Medianama
- Data privacy a human right, tech cos can self-regulate: Microsoft's Satya Nadella
  Source: Medianama
- Dish TV India gains 7% as CLSA maintains buy, target at Rs 70
  Source: Money Control
- Sports Ministry, Osmania University sign MoU to train NSS officers
  Source: Telangana Today
- Star Sports launches the #BabySitting campaign ahead of the Australia's Tour of India
  Source: ETbrand Equity
  Page 3, puns and politics: has the Sun lost its shine?
  Fortnite maker pulls ads over YouTube 'paedophile ring' claimsue cinemas threaten Bafta boycott over Roma's awards success

Source: The Guardian

  Roku Aims to Top $1 Billion in Revenue in 2019, Beats Holiday Quarter Earnings Expectations
  Vice Media Taps Joe Simon as Chief Technology Officer (EXCLUSIVE)

Source: Variety

  DoorDash raises $400M round, now valued at $7.1B
  Nintendo's Reggie Fils-Aimé retires (and Bowser claims the castle)

Source: Tech Crunch

  Round Three of Six Nations Rugby on NBCSN, NBC Sport Gold
  Jon Stewart to Appear on Fox News Channel

Source: Broadcasting Cable

  Kaltura improves playback, adds HEVC support for its cloud TV platform
  Charter to sell $15/month TV channel package with no broadcast networks or sports

Source: Fierce Video

  Ziggo seeks €755,000 in damages from card-sharing pirate
  Bulgarian businessman "buys Nova TV"

Source: Broadband Tv News

  Broadband Helps Drive Q4 Growth at Altice USA
  Vermont Bans Chinese Tech From Government Info, Telecom Systems

Source: Multichannel

  FCC Schedules Vote For $1B Repack Fund Disbursement

Source: Tv technology

  Investment firm KKR acquires Germany's Tele Munchen
  Italy's RAI to launch 8K next year

Source: Tvb Europe

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
MNX announces 'King of Hollywood'
MNX, Hollywood's wild child, launches its biggest property 'King of Hollywood', starting December 17, 2018, Monday to Friday @9pm. MNX, the channel that resonates with the youth through its stylish, edgy, fast-paced, new-age, premium content has crafted the property, 'King of Hollywood' with an aim to find the biggest Hollywood movie buff of all time.
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VBS 2018: E-gaming's impact in next wave of OTT consumption
MAM | Marketing
ShortsTV Brings the '2019 Oscar® Nominated Short Films' to Indian Cinemas
Television | TV Channels
NewsX special weekend shows – 23rd & 24th february
MAM | Marketing
Procter & Gamble Announces Newest Commitment to Gender Equality Across the Indian Subcontinent, Middle East and Africa region
Television | TV Channels
GEC, regional channels' viewership to dip further this year due to IPL, Elections
Regulators | Trai
TRAI to take action against errant service providers
MAM | Media and Advertising
Praveen Kenneth launches 'Ek Desh, Ek Hum' platform
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