23 July 2019 | Volume 70 - Issue No: 5 Facebook Twitter YouTube YouTube
Regulators | Trai
TRAI recommends no minimum entry net worth for MSO registration
The Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) has recommended that there is no need to fix a minimum entry-level net worth for MSO registration. Moreover, it also added that there is no basis for introducing minimum net worth classification based on the area of operation for MSOs.
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iWorld | OTT
Paying OTT subs to reach 30-35 mn by 2021, only 2x growth in ad revenue
Digital media is set to overtake filmed entertainment in India this year in terms of revenue. While TV will retain its pole position as the largest segment, digital will also overtake print by 2021 to reach $5.1 billion, according to a report from FICCI and EY report on 'How a billion screens can turn India into a media and entertainment powerhouse'.
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iWorld | Broadband
Reliance GigaFiber may launch on 12 August
Reliance Jio is likely to announce the launch of its massive fibre network operations at its annual general meet on 12 August, according to a report by The Hindu. Jio GigaFiber will offer home broadband, entertainment and IoT solutions.
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iWorld | OTT
VOOT Kids licenses children's content from Oxford University Press
Viacom18 Media Pvt. Ltd's digital arm Viacom18 Digital Ventures has gone live with India's most inclusive kids' entertainment and fun learning OTT application: VOOT Kids.  Catering to the digitally native kids' ecosystem, VOOT Kids is all set to redefine entertainment and pedagogy through a diverse and multi-genre content offering across Watch, Read, Listen and Learn segments.
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- Lack of 5G spectrum for commercial use may push up auction prices
- Vodafone Idea offers subscribers exclusive access to ZEE5 Theatre
  Source: Livemint
- BSNL won't survive without PMO intervention: SNEA President
  Source: ETTelecom
- Vodafone-Idea partners with Zee5 to offer customers access to Zee5 Theatre
  Source: Indian Express
- NFL's Cowboys extend reign atop Forbes' most valuable teams list
  Source: Reuters
- Chandrayaan-2 launch highlights: Isro chief hails historic day for India
  Source: BS
- TRAI rescues small cable operators, says no net worth rule needed
  Source: Ultra News
- Trai Submits Recommendations to I&B Ministry On Entry level Net-worth Requirement of MSOs
  Source: Telecom Talk
  Motsi Mabuse to join Strictly Come Dancing judging panel
  Internet advertising to grow at slowest rate since 2001 dotcom bust

Source: The Guardian

  UK to toughen telecoms security controls to shrink 5G risks
  Huawei reportedly helped North Korea build out 3G network in secret

Source: Techcrunch

  FCC's Pai Proposes to Expand 'Written' Hearings
  Amazon Spent $8.1M on TV to Push Prime Day

Source: Broadcasting Cable


Amazon Prime Video is now available via Virgin TV


Disney+ gets starring role in company's Marvel Phase Four plans


Source: Fierce Video

  YouTube brings in music-switching feature
  Ethiopian pubcaster committed to Eutelsat deal

Source: Broadband Tv News

  NFTS to open new Leeds hub

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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Speakers at Indiantelevision.com's Media HR Summit 2019 Lara Balsara Vajifdar
Television | TV Channels
Discovery's first of its kind show 'Capital Police - Beyond the Khaki' captures Delhi Police live in action

Television | TV Channels

Insight TV, 4K UHD producer and channel provider, partners with monster energy for india, The Fast Life

MAM | Marketing

Raho real, raho proud- 'Asli Burger' aka zinger
Television | TV Channels
A+ E Networks | TV18 elevates Arun Thapar to president - content & communication
Regulators | I&B Ministry
MIB demands confirmation from MSOs regarding carriage of all DD channels
Regulators | Trai
TRAI floats consultation paper on KYC of DTH set top boxes
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