21 May 2019 | Volume 70 - Issue No: 52 Facebook Twitter YouTube YouTube

Regulators | Trai

Telcos demand similar rules for OTT services

Telecom players have attacked OTT services such as WhatsApp and Facebook demanding that there be regulations on them similar to what they have to go through, as per a report by Mint. At the TRAI open house discussion on regulatory framework for OTT services.
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Television | TV Channels
Republic TV OTT feed gets 19.8 mn watch minutes on Election 2019 exit poll day
The Republic TV double exit poll show that was aired on 19 of May starting 4 pm set a new record in terms of traction and engagement witnessing a dramatic spurt leading to 19.8 million watch minutes. By way of reference, during the Karnataka Election Exit Poll, the overall English news genre (which is a set 6 TV channels) together achieved 13.5 million watch minutes.
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Television | TV Channels
NDTV reports profit post divestments and cost rationalisation
The Prannoy Roy and Radhika Roy-headed New Delhi Television Ltd -NDTV, reported profit after tax (PAT) for the year ended 31 March 2019 (FY 2019, year or period under review) of Rs 11.36 crore as compared to a loss of Rs 84.35 crore in the previous fiscal (FY 2018).
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Regulators | Trai
TRAI may bring OTTs carrying TV channels under licensing framework
The telecom regulatory authority of India (TRAI) may soon bring over-the-top (OTT) platforms carrying TV channels under a licensing framework similar to the one for broadcasters. OTT platforms run by broadcasters like Hotstar, Sony LIV, Zee5, Voot will feel the heat if it gets finalised.
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Television | TV Channels
BARC week 19: Dangal back as most watched channel; SET re-enters across genres list
Enterr 10 TV's Hindi GEC Dangal topped Broadcast Audience Research Council of India's (BARC) weekly list of top 10 channels across genres in week 19 of 2019 ( Saturday, 4 May 2019 to Friday, 10 May 2019, week under review). Sony Pictures Network India (SPN) flagship Hindi GEC Sony Entertainment Television (SET) re-entered BARC's weekly across genres list in week 19 of 2019.
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- Sony acquires broadcasting rights to 2019 FIFA events
- Outcome of board meeting of T.V. Today Network
  Source: BS
- Cable operators body bats for Rs 20cr entry-level net worth for MSOs
  Source: ET
- After DTH and cable, TRAI to regulate Hotstar, Amazon Prime, Netflix and other OTT platforms in India
  Source: India Today
- No Show Promoted Online Piracy As Much As Game Of Thrones, Most Pirated Show In History
  Source: India Times
- Tata Sky Binge at Rs 249 vs individual subscription of Hotstar, Amazon Prime Video subscription: Comparison
  Source: BGR
- NaMo on, NaMo TV gone: Channel disappears from all platforms as Lok Sabha election ends
  Source: India Today
- Dish to acquire BSS business from EchoStar for $800 mn
  Source: Telecom Lead
- IMG extends Premier League production contract
  Source: Inside Sport
- Wall St lower as tech stocks sell-off on Huawei fallout worries; Apple slumps 3%
  Source: Livemint
  Lauren Dolgen Exits as BuzzFeed Studios Boss After a Year
  Snap Fills Out Senior Ranks With CFO, HR Chief Appointments

Source: Variety

  Maisie Williams' talent discovery startup Daisie raises $2.5 million, hits 100K members
  Why is Facebook doing robotics research?

Source: Tech Crunch

  Pluto TV Adds The Young Turks Network
  FCC's O'Rielly 'Inclined' to Approve T-Mobile-Sprint Deal

Source: Broadcasting Cable

  OTT monitoring and compliance market set to explode
  Dish buys BSS satellites from EchoStar for $800M

Source: Fierce Video

  Ampere: local players beat Netflix in Nordics
  Edyta Sadowska to head nc+

Source: Broadband Tv News

  Rohde & Schwarz Grow U.S. Broadcast & Media Team By Three
  EditShare Announces New Investor And CEO

Source: Tv Technology

  Randi Schatz Named VP, Market Leader of 'B&C' and 'MCN'
  Nickelodeon Sets June Date for 'Are You Smarter Than A 5th Grader' Premiere

Source: Multichannel

  ODMedia launches in the UK

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
MAM | Marketing
Big B is India's most trusted personality: TRA Research
Television | TV Channels
CNN explores India's worst water crisis reported in history
MAM | Marketing
Bhuvan Bam's new video 'The Brighter Side' has a strong message for students
Television | TV Channels
SPN India brings marquee 2019 FIFA events to Indian football fans

iWorld | OTT

Viu and Keshet International sign a two show deal for Indian audience

DTH | DTH Operator

Tata Sky to allow different channels on additional set top box
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