13 November 2019 | Volume 70 - Issue No: 98 Facebook Twitter YouTube YouTube

iWorld | OTT

We want VOOT Kids to be the go-to destination for parents: Viacom18's Saugato Bhowmik
Viacom18, after establishing its main OTT service Voot, is now entering the digital space for kids with VOOT Kids. The subscription-based app targets the age group of two to eight year olds. VOOT Kids, which is priced at Rs 99 per month and Rs 799 per year, houses content in seven different languages.
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Television | TV Channels

NDTV numbers down for Q2 2020
The Prannoy and Radhika Roy-led New Delhi Television Ltd (NDTV) reported consolidated loss of Rs 10.50 crore for the quarter ended 30 September 2019 (Q2 2020, quarter or period under review) as compared to a profit of Rs 0.58 crore for the corresponding year ago quarter Q2 2019 (y-o-y).
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Television | TV Channels
Sun TV reports flat PAT on 7% increase in revenue
The Kalanithi Maran-headed Sun TV Network Ltd (Sun TV) reported 5.9 percent y-o-y increase in consolidated operating revenue for the quarter ended 30 September 2019 (Q2 2020, quarter or period under review) as compared to the corresponding year ago quarter Q2 2019.
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Regulators | Trai
TRAI releases consultation paper on Interoperable Set Top Box
The Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) has released a consultation paper on interoperable Set Top Box (STB) for digital TV broadcasting services. A consultation paper is now issued with a view to elicit response from all the stakeholders for suggesting the best solution to implement the interoperability of STB.
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iWorld | OTT
Indians await eagerly as Disney+ launches in foreign markets
Walt Disney's OTT service Disney+ launched in the US, Canada and Netherlands today, even as there is no clarity on when its unmatchable content library, offering 500 films and 7,500 episodes of television, will be made available to Indian viewers through its Hotstar platform.
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MAM | Marketing
One Take Media Co. (OTMC) introduces Bablu Dablu - Cubs and Cubs2 to India
OTMC has acquired all media rights fornewest season, BABLU DABLU'sCubs-1 and Cubs-2 in India. It has 104 episodes of 13 mins each.
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- Interoperable Set-Top Boxes coming soon: You could change your DTH operator without buying new Set-Top boxes
- Shane Watson appointed president of Australian Cricketers' Association
  Source: India Today
- 'Chennai-Andaman submarine cable system project to be completed by 2020'
  Source: ET
- Telia's $957 million bid for Bonnier secures EU approval
  Source: ETTelecom
- NDTV posts Rs 10.27 cr loss in Sep qtr

Source: TOI

- Sri Lanka pass bill criminalising match-fixing, betting
  Source: Indian Express
- Opinion | One Step Forward, two steps back for telecom sector
  Source: Livemint
- Nets CEO David Levy Steps Down After Less Than Two Months
  Source: Bloomberg Quint
- Situation critical, says Vodafone CEO on future of operations in India
  Source: CNBCTV18
- Asianet Offering Cable TV Pack With 100 Channels at Rs 150 Along With Free Set-Top Box for New Users
  Source: Telecom Talk
- IFFI to star by short film dedicated to Manohar parrikar: Goa CM
  Source: ANI News
- Stars Sports business a work in progress: Uday Shankar
  Source: Inside Sport
- Role of AIR in nation-building highlighted on Public Service Broadcasting Day
  Source: News On Air
  Love Island and Rugby World Cup boosts ITV
  Newsquest bids for JPI to create UK regional press powerhouse

Source: The Guardian

  YouTube Taps Shana Tepper as Head of Entertainment Communications
  Former HBO Chief Richard Plepler Close to Signing Apple TV Plus Production Pact

Source: Variety

  HBO's former CEO said to be in talks with Apple TV+ for an exclusive production deal
  Facebook wants you to pay people on Messenger, Instagram and WhatsApp with Facebook Pay

Source: Techcrunch

  Plepler Near Deal With Apple to Start Production Company
  CBS to Create Channels for Viacom's Pluto TV

Source: Broadcasting Cable

  Discovery partners with Inscape for smart TV data
  Plex adds MGM movies to its ad-supported streaming service

Source: Fierce Video

  Liberty assets boost Vodafone performance
  A+E Networks names leadership team

Source: Broadband Tv News

  Papper To Explore TV Newsroom Social Media Trends In Upcoming Webinar

Source: Tv Technology

  Top U.S. Wireline Broadband Providers Surpass 100M Customers
  Top Execs Alterman, Levy, Kline Leaving Viacom After Merger

Source: Multichannel

  OTT market penetration hits 38 per cent
  Czech Television transitions to DVB-T2 with Synamedia

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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Vidnet 2019: Creators' Track: Conversations with Bard of Blood's Creators
MAM | Marketing
Desi Melodies collaborates with Likee to promote music video filhall
iWorld | OTT
Avengers: Endgame to stream on Hotstar Premium, Hotstar VIP from Nov 13

Television | TV Channels

NBA writes to Andhra CM to withdraw order on media
iWorld | OTT
Eros International Plc to release Andhadhun in Japan on november 15
Television | TV Channels
&pictures brings World Television Premiere of notebook on November 16
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