12 September 2019 | Volume 70 - Issue No: 48 Facebook Twitter YouTube YouTube

Technology | Hardware

SugarBox Network's seamless offline video delivery tech, ZEE5 integration & monetisation plans
While data revolution has catalysed the emergence of over-the-top (OTT) platforms and e-commerce services in the last two-three years, there are still challenges existing in the ecosystem regarding data speed and patchy internet connectivity.
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iWorld | OTT

ALTBalaji COO Sunil Nair steps down
ALTBalaji chief operating officer (COO) Sunil Nair has stepped down from his current position. However, he will be serving the Ekta Kapoor-led OTT platform till 30 September. After nearly 4 years of association with ALTBalaji, he has resigned from his role as the COO to pursue new adventures.
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Regulators | Trai
TRAI extends deadline for comments on draft Telecommunication Services Interconnection Regulations
Telecom Regulatory Authority of India has extended the last for receipt of written comment on its draft Telecommunication (Broadcasting and Cable) Services Interconnection (Addressable Systems) (Amendment) Regulations, 2019 from 9 September to 16 September.
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- Apple is fighting an uphill battle with Apple TV+
- Home broadband war begins as Airtel takes fight to Jio with own fibre plan
- I&B ministry announces accessibility standards for the hearing impaired
  Source: livemint
- Brazil Senate committee passes telecoms modernization bill
- Egypt to start work on $2.4-billion telecom network for first phase of new capital city

Source: Reuters

- OCA add three sports to Hangzhou Asian Games programme for 2022
  Source: TOI
- Private channels to air news, shows with sign language
  Source: Indian Express
- Isro lost Chandrayaan-2 lander Vikram contact 400 metres above Moon, not 2.1 kms
  Source: India Today
- Tata Sky and Dish TV Chart Out Innovative Plans to Tackle Reliance JioFiber
  Source: Telecom Talk
- Sling TV vs. FuboTV: We broke down how the 2 streaming services compare in pricing and packages
  Source: Business Insider
- CommScope to provide set-tops to SKY Perfect JSAT
  Source: Telecom Lead
- Premier League extends hunt for CEO to 'politician type' executives
  Source: Inside Sport
  Lyra McKee anthology to show 'subtlety and courage' of murdered reporter
  Robert Frank: the outsider genius whose photographs laid bare America's soul

Source: The Guardian

  Quibi Inks Deal With BBC for Daily International News Show
  Spotify's Chief Accounting Officer Luca Baratta Is Out

Source: Variety


Mark Hurd, the co-CEO of Oracle, is taking a leave of absence, citing health reasons


Uber plans to keep defending independent contractor model for drivers


Source: Techcrunch

  Better Broadband Mapping Needs Granularity, Shapefiles, Industry Leaders Tell Hill
  ABC News Offers Phil Hartman Special Sept. 19

Source: Broadcasting Cable

  Premier Sports brings LaLiga channel to UK & Ireland
  ProSiebenSat.1 and Vodafone trial addressable advertising via HbbTV

Source: Broadband Tv News

  Tubular Labs Unveils New Metrics For Social Video

Source: Tv Technology

  Comcast to Close 2-Year-Old, $10M Fort Collins Call Center
  Anthem Chief Weathers Layoff Firestorm

Source: Multichannel

  Consortium secures €2 million EU funding for 5G remote production project

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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Tele-Wise Tamil 2019: Gauging the might of market
MAM | Marketing
POPxo strengthens its position as a Content-Community-Commerce platform; launches private label of skin, bath & body, and hair products
Television | TV Channels
Star World all set to #Reunite your family with MasterChef Australia Season 11
MAM | Media & Advertising
Stories that (Pod)cast a spell

MAM | Marketing

Amagi announces 1,000-channels broadcast monitoring facility
Television | TV Channels
Times Network clarifies that Faye D'Souza has not resigned

Television | TV Channels

Epic launches wildlife and quiz shows to attract new viewers to the channel
Television | TV Channels
Sun TV Network focusing on achieving pre-NTO viewership in every single market
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