23 February 2019 | Volume 70 - Issue No: 81 Facebook Twitter YouTube YouTube

iWorld | OTT

ErosNow targets subscriber base of 5 cr; fuels Eros International growth

Eros International Plc (Eros International) reported its strongest quarterly performance ever over two year for the three months ended 31 December 2018 (Q3 2019). The company in its investor release says that it closed Q3 2019 with a paying subscriber base of 15.9 million or 1.59 crore.
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Television | TV Channels

Star Sports 1 Bangla to be launched by 31 March
Star India is all set to cater to the Bengali audience's craving for sports action. Star Sports 1 Bangla will launch or before 31 March 2019. The broadcaster released its rate card after amendments on 21 February 2019 and added the regional sports channel in several bouquets.
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iWorld | Broadband
Broadband internet subscriber growth rate slowed down in December 2018
Month-on-month (MOM) broadband internet subscriber growth in December 2018 (Dec-18) was the second lowest in 2018 at just 66.5 lakh (6.65 million, 0.665 crore) subscriber additions or 1.3 percent as compared to the immediate trailing month - Nov-18.
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Television | TV Channels

Times Now strengthens primetime with Padmaja Joshi's appointment
Times Now, the English news channel from Times Network has strengthened its primetime band with the appointment of Padmaja Joshi as presenter. In her role, Padmaja will present the primetime show The Newshour at 10 pm on Times Now and will closely work with the editorial leadership team in setting the news agenda for the channel.
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- TIMES NOW ropes in Padmaja Joshi as primetime anchor
- India, South Korea sign 6 pacts; to step-up cooperation in infrastructure, combating global crime
  Source: ET
- Soccer-British broadcaster ITV to show La Liga games until end of season
- Swedish entertainment group MTG sells Nova TV to Bulgarian investor
  Source: Reuters
- TRAI Issues Directions to Broadcasters as Well as Cable TV And DTH Operators on Channel Genres And Listing
  Source: News18
- Netflix, Amazon Prime and Hotstar are making sure box office registers don't ring
  Source: Business Insider
- Everybody Makes Podcasts. Can Anyone Make Them Profitable?
  Source: Bloomberg Quint
- Star India new Sports and English movies channels packs announced
  Source: BGR
- Cricket only survivor as OSN shuts its sports genre network
  Source: Inside Sport
- SpaceX rocket launched carrying Israel's first lunar lander
  Source: Financial Express
- Telecom department plans to revive BSNL and MTNL
  Source: New Indian Express
- IOC bars India from hosting sports events
  Source: TOI
  Michael Jackson estate suing HBO for $100m over tell-all documentary
  What should we expect from Marvel's new TV universe?

Source: The Guardian

  Twitter Co-Founder Evan Williams Steps Down From Company's Board
  Smosh Acquired by Rhett & Link's Mythical Entertainment

Source: Variety

  Japanese internet giant Recruit has a new $25M blockchain fund
  Rakuten's Viber chat app plans to charge to operate chatbots in controversial move

Source: Tech Crunch

  Pai: FCC Working on New ATSC 3.0 Orders
  Witnesses Named for House Privacy Hearing

Source: Broadcasting Cable

  Roku Q4 revenue jumps 46% as the company reaches 27M active accounts
  Altice USA lost 15,000 video subscribers in Q4

Source: Fierce Video

  MTG confirms Nova TV sale

Source: Broadband Tv News

  2019 NAB Show's Streaming Summit Sets Agenda
  UNC-TV Using Next Gen TV Tools To Assist First Responders

Source: Tv Technology

  T-Mobile's Legere: Confident Sprint Deal Approved By June
  HBO Releases 'Barry' Second Season Trailer

Source: Multichannel

  Ofcom publishes draft broadcast licences in event of no-deal Brexit
  BBC trials live radio over 5G

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
Ola and Cadbury Dairy Milk Silk join hands with Vertoz for a memorable Valentine's Day
Television | TV Channels
Serum Institute of India launches the biggest immunisation awareness drive - 'Swasth Immunised India' in association with Network18
Television | TV Channels
DSPORT to telecast UK's biggest wrestling series - WOS Wrestling in India
MAM | Marketing
National Geographic India launches campaign 'Planet or Plastic?'
Television | TV Channles
HBO to premiere 'Band Of Brothers' by year-end in Asia
Television | Production House
Applause Entertainment announces new comedy drama 'Mannphodganj'
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