19 June 2019 | Volume 70 - Issue No: 76 Facebook Twitter YouTube YouTube
iWorld | OTT
Content choice drives Indians' subscription to multiple OTT platforms
OTT subscription fatigue is a myth in India for now. While subscribing to multiple OTT services, Indian subscribers rely on content as the driving force. There are three primary reasons for this - demand for more content options (42 per cent), satisfying the content needs for an entire family (42 per cent) and all content not being available on one single OTT service (42 per cent).
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Television | TV Channels
Kannada KBC to air on Colors Kannada starting 22 June
Viacom18 has taken over where Star India left off – the Kannada version of Kaun Banega Crorepati – Kannadada Kotyadipathi or KK will start airing on Viacom18's flagship Kannada GEC Colors Kannada and its HD counterpart Colors Kannada HD starting Saturday 22 June.
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Regulators | I&B Ministry

I&B Ministry advises TV channels to show caution with children in reality shows
The Ministry of Information and Broadcasting (MIB) has issued an advisory to TV channels that show dangerous stunts via reality shows. The MIB said it noticed that several dance-based reality TV shows portray young children performing dance moves originally done by adults in movies and other popular modes of entertainment.
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DTH | DTH Operator
Dish TV reduces STB rate; offers 1-month free subscription
DTH player Dish TV is looking at various ways to stay strong in the market. The latest move is to reduce the price of its set top boxes. Dish TV has slashed the rate of its most premium STB. Now, Dish TV NXT STB will be available for Rs 1590, which is Rs 50 less than the previous cost.
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Television | TV Channels
Youth genre emerges as most benefitted in Chrome DM week 24
Youth genre has grown by 5.61 per cent in week 23 of Chrome Data Analytics and Media data. In this genre, MTV channel gained the highest OTS with 86.9 per cent in HSM excluding less than 1 lakh markets.
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- National Anthem in cinemas likely to stay 'optional'
- Airtel 4G reaches Lakshadweep Islands
  Source: ET
- SAT stays SEBI order of two year ban against NDTV chief Pranoy Roy and Radhika Roy
  Source: TOI
- I&B issues advisory to TV channels over portrayal of children in reality shows
  Source: Livemint
- Comcast partners with Charter, Cox to advance targeted advertising
  Source: Reuters
- Plea wants TV channel restrained from telecasting Bigg Boss-III
  Source: New Indian Express
- Trai is the judge and Trai is the jury!
  Source: Financial Express
- Dish TV slashes price of HD set-top box in India, free monthly subscription and additional discount coupons also available
  Source: India Today
- TV18 Broadcast India Upgrades its Newsgathering Operations with Over 100 LiveU LU600 HEVC Units
  Source: The Week
- HC moved against telecast of Kamal Haasan's Bigg Boss Tamil
  Source: India Tv News
- iTV Network hosts India Next Conclave 2019, discusses 100 days agenda of Modi 2.0
  Source: NewsX
- Chandrayaan-2 Begins Journey From ISRO Satellite Centre Bengaluru To Sriharikota As India Returns To Moon
  Source: Swarajyamag
  Jeremy Kyle refuses to appear before MPs' reality TV inquiry
  How writing about a goldmine cost a top reporter his job

Source: The Guardian

  Charles Caldas To Step Down as Merlin CEO
  Vice Media Digital Makeover Triggers Traffic Slide

Source: Variety

  Atlassian's co-CEO Scott Farquhar will join us at TC Sessions: Enterprise
  Amazon expands air cargo fleet with 15 more planes, will have 70 planes by 2021

Source: Techcrunch

  CBS Readying Viacom Offer
  Jay Howell Named GM at KCBS-KCAL

Source: Broadband Tv News

  NCC Media teams with OpenAP for audience-segmented ad buying
  Dish builds Netflix, livestreaming TV into its Evolve TV service for hotels

Source: Fierce Video

  ProSiebenSat.1 and Discovery launch German streaming service Joyn
  Servus TV Deutschland joins Zattoo

Source: Broadband Tv News

  RTDNA Unveils 2019 National Murrow Awards
  Cable Access TV Can Restrict Access

Source: Tv Technology

  J. J. Abrams Closes on Mega-Deal With WarnerMedia

Source: Multichannel

  Densitron appoints new MD

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
Television | TV Channels
Star World all set to premiere 'Succession', a show that is gonna explode

iWorld | Social Media

#INDvPAK becomes the most tweeted about ODI on Twitter with 2.9 million Tweets

DTH | DTH Operator

Saregama reinvents Carvaan with hundreds of Podcasts
Television | TV Channels
Hotstar appoints Sudhir Mantena as VP growth

iWorld | OTT

Hungama appoints Tapan Sharma as the vice president for integrated media sales

Television | TV Channels

'Kannadada Kotyadipathi' now on COLORS Kannada
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