12 October 2019 | Volume 70 - Issue No: 73 Facebook Twitter YouTube YouTube

Television | TV Channels

Star India announces festive offer for a-la-carte channels
In keeping with the festive spirit, Star India announces 'Tyohar ka Upahar', a promotional offer for its 16 a-la-carte channels including its popular channels -- Star Plus, Maa TV, Star Jalsha, Vijay, Asianet and Hungama TV. The festive offer prices will be available with immediate effect.
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Television | TV Channels
BARC week 40: Star Plus slips to third position, SET continues to lead in urban market
In the week 40 of BARC India ratings, the leading Hindi GEC Star Plus slipped to third position, last week the channel was seen at second position but the channel continues to hold first position on pay platform. In the urban market, Sony Entertainment Television and Colors were seen at first and second position respectively.
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iWorld | Telecom
India Ratings and Research says R-Jio's tariff hike to support industry ARPU
India Ratings and Research (Fitch Group) believes Reliance Jio Infocomm Ltd's (R-Jio; 'IND AAA'/Stable) decision to start charging Rs 0.06/minute through top-up vouchers on outgoing voice calls to other networks would improve its average revenue per user (ARPU) by about Rs 9 and EBITDA by 15 per cent to 18 per cent in FY20, assuming that usage/calling pattern remains the same and the zero interconnect usage charge (IUC) regime is postponed beyond its scheduled date of 1 January 2020.
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DTH | DTH Operator
Dish TV India launches an entire new range of 'Smart Connected Devices'
Strengthening its technology product portfolio, Dish TV India Ltd., world’s largest single-country DTH Company, today launched a complete range of smart devices, an internet enabled Android based HD Set Top Box and Voice enabled Alexa Built-in smart kit.
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Television | TV Channels
Bringing alive the adventure of Roadies, Viacom18 Consumer Products and Work With Fun launches 'Café Roadies'
Celebrating the robust legacy of one of India's longest-running reality shows, Viacom18 Consumer Products in association with 'Work With Fun' announced the launch of 'Café Roadies' in Noida today. The café will be a social pad for those who take inspiration from the road less travelled while they unwind over hearty meals and drinks with their troupe.
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- I&B Ministry meets OTT stakeholders to discuss regulation
- Broadcasters set to drop MRP of flagship entertainment channels in festive season
  Source: ET
- Dish TV launches new range of 'smart connected devices'

Source: ETBrandEquity

- Airtel shuts down 3G network in Haryana
  Source: ETTelecom
- Tata Sky and Other DTH Operators Oppose Trai on Issue of Separate Registration Fee for Platform Services
- Trai Decisions That Have Impacted the Prepaid and DTH Subscribers in the Past 12 Months
  Source: Telecom Talk
- Telecom secretary says no plan to shut down BSNL
  Source: Livemint
- Trump Can't Rely On Cable News Running His Rallies In Full Anymore
  Source: Bloomberg Quint
- Disney Takes Hotstar to Global Markets, Launches it in Key Markets
  Source: News18
- Festive offer: Star to Zee TV, broadcasters cut a-la-carte channel prices
  Source: BS
- Tata Sky HD Multi TV connection price slashed by Rs 400: All you need to know
  Source: BGR
  Facebook paid just £28m tax after record £1.6bn revenues in UK
  Extinction Rebellion takes aim at BBC as arrests mount

Source: The Guardian

  Apple CEO Tim Cook Defends Decision to Withdraw Hong Kong Protest App
  Microsoft's Mixer Streaming Service Loses Its Two Co-Founders

Source: Variety


VC Brad Feld on WeWork, SoftBank, and why venture firms may have to slow down their pacing in 2020


Cryptocurrency's bad day continues as the SEC blocks Telegram's $1.7 billion planned token sale


Source: Techcrunch

  Shepard Smith Steps Down at Fox News
  Eutelsat Could Reconsider C-Band Alliance Exit

Source: Broadcasting Cable

  AT&T approached by Apollo about DirecTV-Dish spinoff deal
  CBS-owned Network 10 licenses You.i TV's Engine One

Source: Fierce Video

  James Murdoch buys into Vice Media
  Virgin Media Ireland launches Smart Home packs

Source: Broadband Tv News

  Virgin Media Ireland launches Smart Home packs
  ESPN, Samsung Team On 4K College Football Broadcasts

Source: Tv Technology

  FTC Chair Naming New Competition Bureau Chief

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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Tele-Wise Tamil 2019: Gauging the might of market
MAM | Markerting
Sourav Ganguly believes 'ATK will be the real DADA' in the new Star Sports regional campaign
MAM | Markerting
Pidilite unveils maiden TVC for its tile adhesive brand Roff
MAM | Markerting
Wunderman Thompson (WT) India has a thumping win at Facebook's Thumbstoppers Summit '19

Television | TV Channels

From oscar® winners alex gibney and steven spielberg, discovery's timely new series why we hate debuts sunday october 20 in india

iWorld | OTT

MX Player expands its content library and announces a two channel partnership with IN10 Media Network
Television | TV Channels
Star and Disney India commit to reduce usage of single-use plastics across their offices
Regulators | Trai
TRAI organises international training programme on 'Emerging Trends in Broadcasting' with ITU
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