19 March 2019 | Volume 70 - Issue No: 100 Facebook Twitter YouTube YouTube

Television | TV Channels

Kids prefer home-grown content, feature films on TV

The TV industry is growing and so is kids' viewership. Since 98 per cent of India is still single TV homes, co-viewing is extensive and leads to better targeting options while demand for localised content and regional content are a boon to creators. Broadcast Audience Research Council (BARC) India unravelled its findings on 'Catching the youngest viewers' at FICCI Frames 2019 held on the third day of the event.
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Television | TV Channels

Analysis: Latest news television trends and consumption patterns
After Telecom Regulatory Authority of India's (TRAI) tariff order has come into effect, consumers across the country have been complaining about a hike in cable bill. To keep them satisfied, DTH operators are waving off Network Capacity Fee (NCF). Now, Airtel Digital TV has joined the league of operators who have removed the NCF on free-to-air (FTA) channels following Tata Sky, Dish TV and Sun Direct.
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DTH | DTH Operator

Airtel Digital TV, Dish TV merger talks on
Sunil Bharti Mittal-led Bharti Airtel is not only scaling up its business in the broadband segment but is also trying to cement its presence in the DTH sector. Mittal has started talks with Dish TV to merge Airtel Digital TV with the leading DTH player.
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- Stocks in the news: Dish TV, Mindtree, Jet Airways, Gruh Finance and DHFL
- Trai extends comments deadline on porting costs review paper
  Source: ET
- DTH service provider, D2h unveils curated regional language SD and HD packs
- Over 31,000 film reels at NFAI lost or damaged: audit body
  Source: Indian Express
- HC dismisses cable TV operators' petition
  Source: New Indian Express
- Airtel Digital TV initates merger talks with Dish TV to create world's biggest DTH company
  Source: Business Today
- OTT platforms set to gain from TRAI's new DTH regime: Study
  Source: TOI
- IPL 2019: RCB partners Israeli sports tech firm to enhance fan engagement
  Source: Inside Sport
- RCom scraps telecom asset sale to Reliance Jio
  Source: Livemint
- PayU India exposes multiple users' card details: report
  Source: Medianama
- Ambani Thanks Richer Brother After Making Payment to Avoid Jail
  Source: Bloomberg Quint
  Myspace loses all content uploaded before 2016
  UK digital minister raises concerns over use of live streaming

Source: The Guardian

  Netflix Won't Be Part of Apple's Video Service, CEO Reed Hastings Confirms
  iHeartMedia Promotes Angel Aristone to Executive VP of Communications

Source: Variety

  Kevin Tsujihara is stepping down as Warner Bros CEO
  Y Combinator bets on the booming podcast industry

Source: Tech crunch

  ESPN Secures PPV Distribution Rights for UFC Events
  Kazerman Tapped for Advanced Advertising Post at Discovery

Source: Broadcasting Cable

  Comcast blends NBCU, Sky advanced ad tech for global sales pitch
  Pixelworks' Qualcomm deal could improve HDR video streaming on phones

Source: Fierce Video

  Sky and NBC bring together advanced advertising platforms
  Asia Pacific OTT to generate $48 billion

Source: Broadband Tv News

  Sports & Entertainment Influencer Series Kicks Off At 2019 NAB Show
  Hitachi-Comark, Triveni Agree On Reseller Deal For ATSC 1.0, 3.0 Tech

Source: Tv Technology

  NCC Media Expands into Online Digital Ad Sales

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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VBS 2018: E-gaming's impact in next wave of OTT consumption
Television | TV Channels
LimeRoad rewards loyal customers with new gold membership programme
Television | TV Channels
Kubrra Sait to host an interactive Bollywood quiz show on Facebook
iWorld | OTT
Vodafone Idea & Zee Entertainment add a new dimension to content partnership
iWorld | OTT
The digital content boom - trends in 2019
DTH | DTH Operator
Dish TV India's 'All in One Pack' for Hindi heartland consumers
Television | Production House
Goquest Media Ventures picks up drama content from China, Thailand, Taiwan
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