25 June 2019 | Volume 70 - Issue No: 81 Facebook Twitter YouTube YouTube
iWorld | OTT
OTT platforms can't be compared to broadcasting services: SPN
Sony Pictures Networks India (SPN) has again batted for the policy of forbearance for the fullest potential growth of the OTT industry. The broadcaster has also strongly advocated that OTTs providing content/media cannot be brought within the ambit of substitutability with broadcasting service.
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Television | TV Channels
BARC week 24: Dangal regains pole position across genres
Enterr 10 TV's Hindi GEC Dangal regained first place in Broadcast Audience Research Council of India (BARC) weekly list of top 10 channels in week 24 of 2019  (Saturday, 8 June 2019 to Friday, 14 June 2019, week or period under review) after a short hiatus. The channel had been placed second in the list in the previous week.
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Regulators | I&B Ministry

MIB cancels licences of 4 STV Enterprise channels
The Ministry of Information and Broadcasting (MIB) recently cancelled the licences of STV Enterprises' four channels Punjab Today, STV Haryana News, STV Jammu-Kashmir News and STV UP News (STV-Rajasthan) that were mentioned under the news category.
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Television | TV Channels

English GEC genre emerges as most benefitted in Chrome DM week 25
English GECs genre has grown by 5.16 per cent in week 25 of Chrome Data Analytics and Media. In this genre, Comedy Central channel gained the highest OTS with 30.7 per cent in HSM excluding less than 6 metros markets.
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Regulators | Trai

TRAI may look at "finetuning" new tariff order
The Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) may look at "finetuning" the new tariff order for cable and broadcasting sector to address any "aberrations", as per a news report by Economic Times. However, the regulatory body won't rush into this without adequate data backup.
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MAM | Marketing

IMCL's HITS platform gets 16 new PayServices
One Take Media Co (OTMC)  has launched 16 new Pay Platform Services on NXT Digital , the Headend-In-The-Sky (HITS) platform ofIndusInd Media & Communications Ltd. (IMCL) – available to subscribers across India.
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- TRAI is Now Open to Making Changes to Cable TV Tariff Order, And Bring Subscription Costs in Control
- NaMo TV Not on I&B's Channels List, it was 'Platform Service' Offered by DTH Operators: Govt
- I-League Clubs Announce They Will Take Legal Route if AIFF Wields Axe on Them
  Source: News18
- DAZN records 950% year on year revenue growth
- BSNL relies on sports content for Hotstar Premium broadband plan
  Source: Inside Sport
- Nepal: Foreign TV channels taken off-air for a day to protest new legislation
- Trai seeks views on free spectrum allotment worth Rs 98,520 cr to Railways
  Source: BS
- DishTV, Tata Sky, Airtel Digital TV: Comparing DTH offers, curated and regional packs
  Source: Indian Express
- ACT Stream TV 4K First Impressions: Aims to Replace Standard Set-Top Box in Your Home
  Source: Telecom Talk
- Dutch telecom suffers major outage in Netherlands
  Source: Reuters
- Dish TV teams up with Kaltura for Watcho, its OTT platform
  Source: BGR
- BSNL Broadband Plan Superstar 300 Brings Free Subscription to Hotstar Premium
  Source: The Hans India
  Mike Pompeo didn't raise Jamal Khashoggi murder in meeting with Saudi king
  News Corp tabloid the Herald Sun offers journalists cash bonuses for clicks

Source: The Guardian

  YouTube Hires Consultant Martin Kon as VP of Strategy
  First Media Names Chris Athanassopoulos CFO, Jocelyn Johnson as SVP of Brand

Source: Variety

  Watch SpaceX's spectacular first Falcon Heavy night launch live
  Comscore raises $20M with an option to bump it to $50M, in a bid to rebuild its digital measurement business

Source: Techcrunch

  AT&T Hires Sarnoff to Head Warner Bros.
  LiveRamp to Buy Data Plus Math for $150M

Source: Broadcasting Cable

  Tubi says it has more than 20M monthly active users
  Viacom plans BET+ subscription streaming service

Source: Fierce Video

  Alexa integrated into Netgem TV boxes
  Telekom Romania targets mobile sector

Source: Broadband Tv News

  AFCCE Announces New Leadership Team

Source: Tv Technology

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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Winners at Indiantelevision.com's Brandvid Awards 2019 - Shemaroo Entertainment Ltd.
MAM | Marketing
Splash into awesomeness this rainy season with MOCHI

MAM | Marketing

IMCL's HITS platform gets 16 new PayServices

MAM | Marketing

Bharatmatrimony bags superbrand 2019 recognition
iWorld | OTT
Netflix testing pop-out video player

Television | TV Channels

Win big in this Cricket World Cup with Bajaj Finserv's #EMINetworkPowerplay

iWorld | OTT

India vs Pakistan: Hotstar clocks highest-ever single day reach of 100 million
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