9 November 2019 | Volume 70 - Issue No: 97 Facebook Twitter YouTube YouTube

iWorld | OTT

Netflix rides Japanese anime wave with original content
Netflix has found a way to stave off competition from upcoming streaming giants Disney and Apple. The company is betting on Japanese anime such as Ultraman and Eden. According to a report in Mint, Netflix is also eyeing award-winning anime from Studio Ghibli such as Spirited Away and My Neighbor Totoro.
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Television | TV Channels
Hungama launches 'Hungama Kids' with 2000+ minutes of short-format content
Hungama, India's leading digital entertainment company has launched Hungama Kids, a platform for kids, parents and teachers to access content created and curated specifically for them. The destination will provide a comprehensive learning experience for children of all age-groups, teachers and parents by offering relevant and targeted content across diverse academic and parental topics.
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Television | TV Channels
CNBC-TV18 launches show 'LIFE ETC.'
CNBC-TV18, one of the leading business news channels in the country is launching a new weekly show titled 'LIFE ETC.'.  The show is an attempt to understand and highlight the mind and driving force behind the young and aspirational entrepreneurs of the startup ecosystem in an interactive, fun and light-hearted manner.
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Television | TV Channels
Star and Disney head Sanjay Gupta to join Google as new Country Manager
Sanjay Gupta, who steered Star and Disney India growth by expanding its digital footprint and acquisition of broadcasting rights for critical sporting events,  has stepped down and is expected to join Google India as its country manager and vice president of sales and operations.
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- Netflix CEO Vows to Spend Even More on Content
- 22,000 employees opt for BSNL VRS plan in 2 days
  Source: ETTelecom
- Jio Set-Top Box Said to Be Offering More Than 150 Live TV Channels Without Cable TV Connection
- New KFON Project Worth Rs 1,548 Crore Will Provide Broadband, Fibre and Wi-Fi Connectivity to 20 Lakh People
- Why Tata Sky Has Not Launched a Hybrid Set-Top Box Yet and Why It Does Not Need To
  Source: Telecom Talk
- Discovery Looks to Create Its Own Hulu by Taking Channels Online
- Intelsat Pitch to Sell U.S. Airwaves Sparks Fight Over Spoils
- ITV's Netflix Rival BritBox Launches as Streaming War Heats Up
  Source: Bloomberg Quint
- 'Lion King' lifts Disney earnings as streaming costs stay under budget
- LGBTQ characters on U.S. television at all time high

Source: Reuters

- IUC row: Trai schedules open house discussion on November 15
  Source: ET
- Govt approves Rs 10.7L spent on sports event
  Source: TOI
- Kerala to provide free high-speed internet connections to the poor
  Source: India Today
- Radio to remain powerful medium of communication, says AIR News Pr DG Ira Joshi
  Source: News ON Air
- BARC Ratings: Sony TEN, WWE dominate in sports genre
  Source: Inside Sport
  BritBox: 'inappropriate' classic UK TV shows to be kept off service
  Media plans drawn: the battle to influence the UK electorate

Source: The Guardian

  Viacom's Pluto TV Hires YouTube TV Exec Fran Hazeldine as SVP of Marketing
  BritBox Launches in U.K. With New Deal for Content From Channel 4

Source: Variety

  T-Mobile sugar-coats Sprint merger with promises of free data - but only if it's approved
  Ubiquiti combines router and Wi-Fi access point with UniFi Dream Machine

Source: Techcrunch

  NAB Joins FCC in Challenging Third Circuit
  CBA's Pitsch: FCC C-Band Auction Could Mean Legal Delays

Source: Broadcasting Cable

  After the demise of FX+, network finds new streaming home on Hulu
  Nielsen splits into two public companies

Source: Fierce Video

  Wholesale revenues boost Telekom Romania
  Liberty Global records significant subscriber losses

Source: Broadband Tv News

  STELAR Renewal Proposed With New STAR Act

Source: Tv Technology

  Comcast Opens Flex to Modems and Gateways Purchased at Retail
  Black News Channel Delays Launch to 2020

Source: Multichannel

  Deluxe appoints CEO Eric Cummins

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
Television | TV Channels
ABP News Network No. 1 on Counting Day of Maharashtra and Haryana, Vidhan Sabha 2019: BARC
Television | TV Channels
News18.com marks 7.49 million visits during elections

Television | TV Channels

Viacom18 to telecast 'Yugpurush' across its network on November 10
iWorld | OTT
Apple TV+ original series 'Servant' to premiere on November 28
Television | TV Channels
Discovery Channel to air its first ever short-form series 'Feelin' Alive' till December 22
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