15 October 2019 | Volume 70 - Issue No: 75 Facebook Twitter YouTube YouTube

iWorld | OTT

Content creators discuss binge-worthy content at Vidnet 2019
Binge-watching has become synonymous to over the top (OTT) platforms and content. Indiantelevision.com's summit Vidnet 2019 had an interesting panel discussion on creating binge-worthy content. The panel was moderated by Indiantelevision.com founder CEO and editor-in-chief Anil Wanvari while MX Player CEO Karan Bedi, House of Cheer founder & CEO Raj Nayak, Vikatan Group managing director B Srinivasan and Viniyard Films founder Ashvini Yardi were the panellists.
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Regulators | I&B Ministry
DPIIT seeks MIB views on issues regarding 26% FDI in digital media sector
As the cabinet recently amended the foreign direct investment (FDI) policy allowing 26 per cent overseas investment in digital media with government approval, the Department for Promotion of Industry and Internal Trade (DPIIT) has sought the views of the Ministry of Information and Broadcasting on issues raised by certain stakeholders over the new policy.
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Television | TV Channels
BARC India's oversight committee finds process accurate and unbiased
While Broadcast Audience Research Council (BARC) India had appointed an oversight committee in June 2019 to review its data validation and outlier policy which identifies and eliminates outliers including reach outliers, the two-member committee led by Nakul Chopra and Praveen Tripathi has successfully submitted its report to the board.
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Cable TV | LCO
GTPL Hathway appoints Anil Bothra as CFO
GTPL Hathway Ltd has appointed Anil Bothra as its chief financial officer with effect from 14 October 2019. Bothra is a chartered accountant, company secretary and a cost accountant who brings with him rich experience in finance & commercial domain across different industries.
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- DPIIT seeks I&B Ministry's views on issues raised on 26% FDI in digital media sector
- Identifying India-specific 5G use cases critical: Trai chairman
  Source: ET
- DTH and Cable TV Subscribers Will Get Popular Channels at Rs 7 Less After Broadcasters Slash Prices
- Tata Sky Yet to Join the Hybrid Set-Top Box Operators List: Is it Too Late?

Source: Telecom Talk

- Dish TV is Now Offering Android TV Powered SMRT Hub Hydrid Set Top Box
  Source: News18
- Den Networks firms up after good Q2 results
  Source: BS
- 'Peak TV' Might Also Mean Peak Employment in Hollywood
  Source: Bloomberg Quint
- John Oliver mocked WarnerMedia's upcoming Netflix competitor, HBO Max, on his HBO show
  Source: Telecom Talk
- John Oliver mocked WarnerMedia's upcoming Netflix competitor, HBO Max, on his HBO show
  Source: Business Insider
  Source: Digit
  Bear Grylls strikes deal to form new adventure TV production firm

Source: The Guardian

  Electric Entertainment Launching OTT Channel Electric Now (EXCLUSIVE)
  Universal Music Group's Jay Frank Remembered: 'He Was One Step Ahead of Everybody'

Source: Variety


Hulu rolls out 4K content to Xbox One, with Amazon Fire TV and others coming 'soon'


Uber lays off another ~350 across Eats, self-driving and other departments


Source: Techcrunch

  Latin Grammy Nominee Yatra Headlines Univision-Nissan Tour
  Scripps Names Jaromin GM at WKBW in Buffalo

Source: Broadcasting Cable

  Comcast moves TCM to sports package, angers subscribers

Source: Fierce Video

  BritBox reveals tech partners
  Russia completes ASO

Source: Broadband Tv News

  HBO, Sarah Silverman to Develop Late Night Series Pilot
  Sanders Says He Would Break Up 'Conglomerates' Like Disney/21st Century Fox

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 oscarĀ® 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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