26 June 2019 | Volume 70 - Issue No: 82 Facebook Twitter YouTube YouTube
iWorld | OTT
IAMAI requests TRAI to recognise OTT services as "digital applications"
The Internet and Mobile Association of India (IAMAI) has reiterated that the term over-the-top (OTT) does not justify the innovation in the digital applications at the application layer. In its submission on counter comments to the OTT communication services consultation paper by industry body Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) it has asked the regulator to recognise OTT communication services as 'digital applications'.
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MAM | Marketing
M&E thought leaders, HR heads to kick off first Media HR Summit
The first edition of Indiantelevision.com's Media HR Summit kicks off today with a stellar line up of thought leaders from India's media and entertainment industry. ith 'Building human capital in a disruptive world' as its theme, the day-long conference is an endeavour to delve deep into the challenges the M&E industry faces today and understand how corporate and HR leaders are steering their companies into the future as they seek to attract, develop and retain talent.
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iWorld | OTT

Netflix ropes in Aashish Singh as director, original film
Streaming giant Netflix continues to keep its foot on the pedal when it comes to arming its India team with some serious talent. The latest high-profile addition to the streamer's stable is Aashish Singh, who has been roped in as director, original film. "We can confirm that Aashish Singh has joined Netflix as Director, Original Film," the company told Indiantelevision.com.
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Regulators | I&B Ministry

MIB permits Star India to rename Movies OK as Star Gold 2
The Ministry of Information and Broadcasting (MIB) has granted Star India permission to rename Movies OK as Star Gold 2. In March, Star India bagged the licence for its Star Gold 2 HD channel. Earlier, it had also got the approval to rename Star Movies Kids and Star Movies Kids HD to Star Sports 1 Bangla and Star Sports 1 Marathi.
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- Zinnov Says the Media & Entertainment Market, Currently Pegged at USD 1.7 Tn, Will Grow to Touch USD 2.4 Tn by 2023
- IOC president cautions against profit-driven sports events
- Indian tv channels taken off air in Nepal to protest against bill
  Source: BS
- TRAI extends deadline for comments on interconnection paper
  Source: Inside Sport
- Reliance raises USD 1.85 billion in long-term loan
  Source: ETTelecom
- 'Kabir Singh': Doctor files complaint to stop screening of the Shahid Kapoor-starrer
  Source: TOI
- Situation in West Bengal Nothing Less Than Emergency, Says Prakash Javadekar
  Source: News18
- BSNL, MTNL may get revival package as govt steps in to ease cash crunch
  Source: Financial Express
- Star Sports to broadcast Wimbledon 2019 LIVE in India
  Source: Inside Sport
- Reliance Jio GigaFiber Readies For Rumoured August Launch As It Tweaks Jio 4G Voice App For Fixed Line Service
  Source: Swarajyamag
  Treatment of Jeremy Kyle Show guests likened to 'Roman Colosseum'
  Why did the media downplay the latest sexual assault allegation against Trump?

Source: The Guardian

  Topic Hires Viceland's Gena Konstantinakos as VP, Development and Video Programming
  New York City Public Libraries Drop Kanopy Free Movie-Streaming Service

Source: Variety

  Twitter's underrated Lists feature finally gets some attention

Source: Techcrunch

  SCTE Books Tech Writer David Pogue for Cable-Tec Expo
  'Good Talk with Anthony Jeselnik' Begins on Comedy Central September 6

Source: Broadcasting Cable

  Video piracy costs the U.S. $29B per year, study says
  SpotX ad inventory added to Mediaocean's platform

Source: Fierce Video

  Maximo Ibarra resigns as KPN CEO to run Sky Italia
  TF1, France Télévisions, M6 submit Salto project at French competition authority

Source: Broadband Tv News

  Comcast Enables Robocall Blocking for Xfinity Mobile

Source: Multichannel

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.
iWorld | OTT
Panorama studios international and PVR pictures collaborate to distribute films in india

iWorld | OTT

Snap study finds Indians have amongst the largest groups of friends in the world, but Gen Z is starting to buck the trend

Television | TV Channels

BBC News Chinese content now live on Yahoo Hong Kong platforms
Television | TV Channels
Sony Pictures Networks India acquires the exclusive media rights for World Cup Kabaddi 2019

iWorld | OTT

Amazon Prime Video to bring 14 new titles in 9 languages

Television | TV Channels

English GEC genre emerges as most benefitted in Chrome DM week 25
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