23 October 2019 | Volume 70 - Issue No: 82 Facebook Twitter YouTube YouTube

DTH | DTH Operator

DTH operators against imposition of further regulation on platform services
Major direct-to-home (DTH) operators spoke against the imposition of any registration fee or annual fee for the platform services (PS) offered by them. Tata Sky, Dish TV, Bharti Telemedia the holding company of Airtel Digital TV are of the view that as DTH operators already pay license fee and furnish bank guarantee.
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Television | TV Channels
Sony Yay's consolidation plan in regional markets

As per BARC India data, Sony Yay! continues to remain in the top three positions for the past few weeks. In week 41 the channel grabbed second position with 87898 weekly impressions (000s). The channel says its extensive plan starting from Dussehra to New Year has been one of the reasons in getting the top-three position.
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Television | TV Channels
English movie genre becomes top gainer in Chrome DM week 42
English movie genre has become the top gainer in week 42 of Chrome Data Analytics and Media data. The genre grew by 2.40 per cent. In this genre, Warner Brothers channel gained the highest OTS with 47.2 per cent in 6 metros market.
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DTH | DTH Services
DishTV's OTT app Watcho arrives on Amazon Fire TV
With an aim to offer engaging and differentiated content catering to young audiences across the country, Dish TV India Ltd, the world's largest single-country DTH company, has expanded distribution of its OTT app Watcho to Amazon Fire TV Stick. Effective immediately.
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Television | TV Channels
Partho Dasgupta quits BARC India; Sunil Lulla named CEO
Partho Dasgupta, the first chief executive officer of BARC India, a joint industry company between broadcasters, advertisers and agencies, today announced his plan to relinquish his position and move on.
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- Broadcasters Want License Fee and Cap on Platform Services for DTH Operators
- Airtel Xstream Box and Tata Sky HD Set-Top Box With Binge Service Are Comparable Offerings
- Dish TV Watcho App With Live TV Service Now Available on Amazon Fire TV Stick
  Source: Telecom Talk
- How Netflix, Hotstar, Amazon Prime changed couch potato habits
- Airtel wants fees on incoming calls from other networks till 2022

Source: Livemint

- Investor revolt torpedoes Swiss Sunrise's $6.4 billion Liberty Global deal
- FOREX-Euro steadies as dollar picks up gains on U.S., China trade deal optimism
  Source: Reuters
- India's decision on 5G companies should be independent: Huawei India CEO
  Source: ET
- Asian football final moved from N Korea after blacked-out match
  Source: BS
- How to activate DND in Idea mobile numbers
  Source: India Today
- India's telecom war could end super-cheap tariff structure soon
  Source: Business Today
- Telenor and NENT form JV to focus on pay-TV and broadband-TV
  Source: Telecomlead
- The Race Is On to Corner the Satellite Launch Market
  Source: Bloomberg Quint
  Royal experts question wisdom of Harry and Meghan documentary
  House Rules: Channel Seven ordered to pay compensation to reality show contestant

Source: The Guardian

  Already Signed Up for Disney Plus? Verizon Will Still Give 12 Months Free to Qualified Customers
  Quibi Orders Daily Gaming-News Series From Vox Media's Polygon

Source: Variety


Snapchat beats in Q3, adding 7M users & revenue up 50%


Drift CEO shares insights from 20+ years of startup experience


Source: Techcrunch

  CBS Orders Second Season of 'Evil'
  BET Promotes Orlando to New Music Strategy Post

Source: Broadcasting Cable

  Hulu now supports downloads for Android devices
  Amazon furthers AVOD push with app featuring CBS, Bloomberg news content

Source: Fierce Video

  Sunrise cancels UPC takeover assembly with consent from Liberty Global
  Viasat and Canal Digital to merge

Source: Broadband Tv News

  China Hotbed For New TV Dramas, Per Ampere
  Rural Groups Oppose STELAR Reauthorization

Source: Tv Technology

  House to Hold C-Band Hearing
  Nordic Entertainment, Telenor Partner for Satellite Venture

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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Vidnet 2019: Creators' Track: Conversations with Bard of Blood's Creators
MAM | Marketing
YES BANK wins Digital Payments Award at MEITY Startup Summit 2019
MAM | Marketing
News18 Tamil Nadu hosts third edition of Magudam Awards
MAM | Marketing
Fankind' announces the winner of their first campaign with actor Varun Dhawan

MAM | Marketing

CenturyPly pledges pink to encourage early detection of breast cancer

iWorld | e-commerce

Snapdeal traffic grows 61% in a year, now India's third-largest marketplace
iWorld | OTT
Struggling telco operator BSNL strikes content deal with YuppTV
iWorld | Broadband
Jio, Airtel led wireless broadband subscriber growth in Aug-19
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