16 November 2019 | Volume 70 - Issue No: 02 Facebook Twitter YouTube YouTube

iWorld | OTT

Disney+ crosses 10 mn subs within days of launch
Disney's much-anticipated OTT platform Disney+ has signed up 10 million subscribers within days of its launch on 12 November, from just a few international markets of Canada, USA, and the Netherlands, and in spite of the technical glitches consumers endured on the day of its launch.
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iWorld | OTT

Indian OTT audience: Young, urban and male-dominated
India has seen a healthy growth of OTT audience in the last few years. Yet, brands and OTT service providers know very little about the demographics of their fast-increasing audience. How many are they in number, where do they exist, how do they watch, which genres of content do they prefer, are all important questions that can help in decision-making in the areas of content selection, target audience choice, media planning, market research and brand communication.
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Television | TV Channels
Viacom tops earning estimates in Q4; reports revenues of $3.43 billion
Viacom Inc topped earnings estimates in its fourth quarter earnings reporting revenues of $3.43 billion. The company adjusted earnings of 79 cents per share in the quarter. Revenues of the company surpassed Zacks Consensus Estimate by 0.4 per cent and earnings per share beat the Zacks Consensus Estimate by 3.9 per cent. The company's domestic advertising revenue rose 6 per cent for the quarter and 1 per cent for the full year.
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Television TV Channels
Nickelodeon launches #Khulkebolo campaign for Children's Day
What is the most beautiful thing about kids? It is their innocence which is often lost as they grow older. Embracing this innocence and honesty of kids, this Children's Day, Nickelodeon India has launched the campaign - #Khulke Bolo - encouraging kids to be themselves and speak openly without any fear and filter.
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- Looking at self-regulation model for OTT industry: I&B secretary Amit Khare
- India all set to put a human in space in its 75th year of Independence, former ISRO Chairman
  Source: Livemint
- Tata Sky Binge Will Offer ZEE5 Subscription for Free On Top of Other Services
- Dish TV Adds 42,000 New Subscribers in September Quarter, Overall User Base Reaches 23.94 Million
  Source: Telecom Talk
- Quality content, leveraging rich cultural diversity will bring its rewards: Broadcast regulator
  Source: ETTelecom
- Isro has mechanism to deal with cyber security issue: Kasturirangan on hacking threat alert

Source: TOI

- 13.8 million Americans watched President Donald Trump's impeachment hearing: Nielsen
  Source: India Today
- AIFF secures DSport as Hero I-League broadcasters for three years
  Source: BS
- Airtel India CEO Gopal Vittal on operational performance
  Source: Telecomlead
- U.S. impeachment hearing TV audience less than for Kavanaugh or Comey - Nielsen data
  Source: Reuters
- Is Your TV Service a Streaming, Confusing Mess, Too?
  Source: Bloomberg Quint
- DD Free Dish back to growth after boycott by Star, Zee, Sony & Colors
  Source: Ultra News
  'Climate of fear': Nigeria intensifies crackdown on journalists
  Mexico's human rights chief draws fury for asking if journalists have been killed

Source: The Guardian

  Ted Sarandos Says Disney Plus Launch Changes 'Nothing' for Netflix
  Jax Media Soars by Amplifying Unique Voices of Auteur TV

Source: Variety

  AWS confirms reports it will challenge JEDI contract award to Microsoft
  Microsoft announces its xCloud streaming service and a truckload of new games are coming in 2020

Source: Techcrunch

  Fox News Tops Impeachment Hearings Ratings
  Moody's Warns HBO Max Price Tag Might Be Too High

Source: Broadcasting Cable

  Traditional pay TV providers lost nearly 2M subs in Q3, Kagan says
  Pluto TV claims 20M monthly active users

Source: Fierce Video

  New market structure assisted Vodafone-Ziggo venture
  European Union cable revenues hit all-time high

Source: Broadband Tv News

  Viacom Earnings Drop Before Merger With CBS
  Verizon Introduces 'Stream' OTT Player
  Vest Joins WarnerMedia

Source: Multichannel

  'Live TV is dead' claims analyst
  EBU confirms 41 countries for Eurovision

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
The biggest hollywood blockbusters will take over star movies in september
The big India festive season has started and everyone is gearing up with their plans to celebrate it in the best possible avatar. When it comes to grand celebrations and larger than life content offering, no one does it better than Star Movies – the leading Hollywood destination of India.
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Vidnet 2019: Creators' Track: Conversations with Bard of Blood's Creators
Television | TV Channels
HBO and HBO HD to premiere 'Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald' on Nov 16
Television | TV Channels
Sony MAX's 'Box Office' film festival offers a special line-up of South Dubbed Cinema

Television | TV Channels

COLORS' to air Children's Day Special show on Nov 16
iWorld | OTT
ZEE5 Global's subscription revenue grows with their Festive Pack Offer
iWorld | OTT
Amazon Prime Video unveils Children's Day special line-up
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