18 May 2019 | Volume 70 - Issue No: 50 Facebook Twitter YouTube YouTube

iWorld | OTT

7% Netflix viewers may cancel subscription after Disney+ launch

After dominating the digital entertainment space for the last few years, Netflix's reign is now being challenged by upcoming Disney+. The direct-to-consumer platform of Walt Disney Co has been even touted as a "Netflix killer". However, a recent survey is showing that the new entrant will not pose a great threat to the Reed Hastings-led streamer after its debut.
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iWorld | Telecom
Airtel, Vodafone Idea's user base plunges after minimum recharge plan rollout
Two leading telecom operators, Vodafone Idea Ltd (VIL) and Airtel have faced a significant reduction in user base after the rollout of minimum recharge plans. The companies took the step to clean up low-paying subscriber base for focusing on higher average revenue per user (ARPU).
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Television | TV Channels
Star ReImagine Awards 2019: Netflix wins 'best creative digital', Bisleri bags 'best creative TV'
After a successful first edition, the Star Re-Imagine Awards returned this year in a bigger and better avatar with Bisleri (Best Creative TV) and Netflix (Best Creative Digital) bagging top honours. Showcasing excellence in creativity (Best Creative on TV and Best Creative on Digital), these campaigns were broadcast on TV and Digital during the recently concluded, VIVO IPL 2019 on Star Sports Network.
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Television | TV Channels
Avinash Kaul promoted to broadcast CEO in Network18 restructuring
In a new development, the Network18 group has elevated some of its executives to new positions with Avinash Kaul being promoted to Network18 broadcast CEO. Kaul was named chief operating officer last year, taking over the sales responsibilities later in the year.
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- TRAI mulls regulating apps streaming TV channels
- Telecom woes: BSNL expects normalcy in liquidity position by September quarter
  Source: ET
- OTT services beat TV in customer satisfaction in India
- 'Big Bang Theory' exits TV airwaves with emotional episode
  Source: BS
- Netflix takes on 'Mission Runway' with unique competition collection co-hosted by Routine Survey neatly-known person
- Amazon now sells flight tickets in India
  Source: National times
- Tata Sky Brings Streaming Apps & TV to Fire Stick For Rs 249
  Source: The Quint
- Lions Gate offered to sell Starz to CBS for $5.5 billion: sources
  Source: Reuters
- Delhi High Court nullifies TRAI order; bans long term plans for DTH users
  Source: BGR
- Realme 5G devices will be ready before network services in India start, says CEO
  Source: Indian Express
- BSNL partners Google to expand WiFi footprint in India
  Source: ETTelecom
  Times editor defends paper's coverage of transgender issues
  Facebook job offers 'shunned by top talent after data scandal'

Source: The Guardian

  Google Is Shutting Down Its Jump VR Video Program
  Relix Live Music Conference Puts Spotlight on Gender Parity, Privacy

Source: Variety

  Amazon leads $575M investment in Deliveroo
  Under the hood on Zoom's IPO, with founder and CEO Eric Yuan

Source: Tech Crunch

  'Who Wants to be a Millionaire' to Conclude After This Season
  The CW Prepares for Life After Netflix Deal

Source: Broadcasting Cable

  Deeper Dive - Takeaways from the Pay TV Show
  Limelight Networks opens 100th PoP, says global capacity has increased 40%

Source: Fierce Video

  German commercial broadcasters reject Vodafone's concessions
  Super RTL selects 3SS for Kividoo SVOD relaunch

Source: Broadband Tv News

  TNT, TBS Brands to Evolve Content Under WarnerMedia

Source: Multichannel

  WarnerMedia Touts Scale, Results for Advertisers

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
News18 India brings 100 hours of General Elections coverage; non-stop programming from May 19th till 23rd
Television | TV Channels
e-Digital Partners with MyBox to bring Amazon Alexa Services in Set-Top Boxes
MAM | Marketing
smartwater, the perfect accomplice for original thinkers
Television | TV Channels
ShemarooMe app now available on Apple TV

DTH | DTH Operator

Online sensation Lisa Mishra signs exclusively with VYRL Originals

iWorld | OTT

ZEE5 lines up a Mega May for its Global viewers with Skyfire, Yours Truly, Thiravam and more
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