16 October 2019 | Volume 70 - Issue No: 76 Facebook Twitter YouTube YouTube

Television | TV Channels

SPN's Neville Bastawalla on 'massification' of niche sports and Australian Open broadcast extension
Sony Pictures Networks India's (SPN) sports segment is highly focusing on niche segments and so Tennis Australia and SPN have extended their broadcast deal by three years at the official Australian Open 2020 media launch.
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Regulators | I&B Ministry
Network18 subscription revenue sees 43% YoY growth in Q2 FY20
Network18 Media and Investment has posted 43 per cent YoY growth in subscription revenue in Q2 2020, continuing the 48 per cent growth YoY witnessed in Q1. The company's digital revenues grew by 10 per cent YoY to Rs 46 crore. Sharp display advertising growth in News18.com (especially vernacular) boosted revenues even amidst a tepid environment.
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MAM | Marketing
E-commerce industry to spend an estimated Rs 2000 cr on marketing festive season sales
Festive season is the best part of the year for e-commerce companies and this year they have recorded 12 times growth in sales as compared to the past year despite the economic slowdown, industry insiders revealed to Indiantelevision.com. The e-commerce sector remained largely immune from the impact of the slowdown as the lucrative offers kept the purchase intent of the consumers intact.
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Television | TV Channels
Music genre is top gainer in Chrome DM Week 41
Music genre has become the top gainer in week 41 of Chrome Data Analytics and Media data. The genre grew by 1.01 per cent. In this genre, 9XM channel gained the highest OTS with 97.3 per cent in HSM excluding <1 lakh market.
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- Share market update: Media shares advance; Hathway Cable climbs 5%
  Source: ET
- Australian Open and SPN India extend broadcast partnership for India and the subcontinent

Source: ETBrand Equity

- Fibre to the home: Shared fibre infrastructure is key
- Vodafone now reportedly offers 190GB to new RED customers
  Source: Financial Express
- Subhash Chandra scrambles  to retain Zee reins amid VTB's stake sale talks
- Ericsson, Qualcomm complete first live 5G video call in India
  Source: BS
- Reduce taxes on telecom industry: Reliance Jio president
  Source: TOI
- North and South Korea Just Played a World Cup Soccer Qualifier. No One Saw It
  Source: Bloomberg Quint
- I-B Secretary Amit Khare takes additional charge of Secretary in HRD
  Source: Yahoo News
- 594.6 million broadband connections in India; most in Maharashtra, Andhra Pradesh and Tamil Nadu
  Source: Medianama
- After Other Major Broadcasters, Sony Pictures Announces Price Cut on Channels for DTH and Cable Subscribers
  Source: Telecom Talk
  Source: Digit
  Telegraph drops WH Smith water promo as pre-tax profits fall 94%
  'Ready to go to war?': full trailer for Oscar-tipped Fox News film Bombshell

Source: The Guardian

  LeEco Founder Jia Yueting Files for Bankruptcy in the U.S.
  Netflix Q3 Preview: The Calm Before the Streaming-Wars Storm?

Source: Variety


David Sacks's Craft Ventures just closed its second fund with $500 million


AMC Theatres launches its own on-demand streaming service


Source: Techcrunch

  LBI Media Emerges from Ch. 11, Names Markham CEO
  NFL's Packers Launch Streaming App for Connected TVs

Source: Broadcasting Cable

  Amdocs: 27% of U.S. consumers spend $100 or more per month on SVODs
  Dish Network sets deal to let INCOMPAS members resell its video products

Source: Fierce Video

  Vodafone TV set for Hungary
  Rakuten TV launches AVOD service in Europe

Source: Broadband Tv News

  Comark Inks Deal With Gaian Solutions To Offer 3.0 Revenue Generator Tests Suite
  CDSA Launches Content Protection Month

Source: Tv Technology

  A+E Promotes Hansen And Lovejoy to Senior VPs
  Orby TV Announces Partnership with Globecast

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
Savlon Swasth India Mission marks Global Handwashing Day with #TheHiddenMonsters
iWorld | OTT
Microscan launches Internet Service in Aurangabad
iWorld | OTT
Hinduja's group media vertical arm - ONEOTT Intertainment Limited wins TelecomLead.com Innovation Leaders award 2019

MAM | Marketing

Fashion Start-up redefines 'The Ideal Body' Trend with a Body Positivity Campaign

iWorld | OTT

Amazon Prime Video's Original -Jestination Unknown to premiere on October 18
iWorld | e-commerce
Flipkart announces the launch of 'Flipkart Video Originals'
Television | TV Channels
Endemol Shine India buys the rights for Richa S. Mukherjee's Kanpur Khoofiya Pvt. Ltd
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