14 September 2019 | Volume 70 - Issue No: 50 Facebook Twitter YouTube YouTube

iWorld | OTT

Zomato forays into online video space, to launch 18 original shows
The streaming war is not limited to media houses anymore. From e-commerce apps to online cab-ride services are also jumping on the band-wagon to keep consumers engaged. Now, food delivery app Zomato has announced its foray into web streaming with 18 original shows over the next three months.
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Regulators | I&B Ministry

I&B Minister asks broadcasters to make shows accessible to the hearing-impaired
The Ministry of Information and Broadcasting has announced the implementation of accessibility standard for TV programmes for persons with hearing impairment from 16 September 2019.
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DTH | DTH Operator
Sun Direct offers 155 channels for Rs 130 network capacity fee
DTH operator Sun Direct is now allowing subscribers to select up to 155 channels for a monthly network capacity fee of Rs 130/- plus applicable taxes.
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- JioFiber 4K Set-Top Box: What Makes it a Differentiator in the Market?
- Trai Aims at Reducing Monthly TV Bills by Implementing These Changes to Tariff Regime
  Source: Telecom Talk
- Ravi Shankar Prasadd launches maritime communication services in India
- Hathway offering 50Mbps broadband plan for extremely low price, unlimited data part of benefits

Source: India Today

- Centre's ₹ 50-crore boost for sports infrastructure in J&K
- Sporty Solutionz launches WrestlingTV; sport's 1st digital platform
  Source: Inside Sport
- Huawei plans selling access to its 5G tech: Report
  Source: ETTelecom
- I&B notice to Viacom18 over serial 'spreading distorted religious info'
  Source: Indian Express
- Reliance Jio, Bharti Airtel shun Chinese companies for 5G trials
  Source: BS
- Airtel Digital TV launches 'all channels pack' at Rs 1,675 per month
  Source: BGR
- TV industry worried as piracy of channels rises 300% under new regulatory framework
  Source: CNBCTV18
- TiVo signs several deals to improve entertainment experience
  Source: Telecom Lead
  How Turkish TV is taking over the world
  Danish project aims to plant 1m trees across nation in TV fundraiser

Source: The Guardian

  MoviePass Shuts Down, With Parent Company Citing Failure to Raise Funds
  Nickelodeon Star JoJo Siwa Gets Her Own Dance-Tour Mobile Game (EXCLUSIVE)

Source: Variety


Disney CEO Bob Iger resigns from Apple's board of directors


J.J. Abrams and Bad Robot sign exclusive deal with WarnerMedia


Source: Techcrunch

  Iger Quits Apple Board Amid Streaming Wars
  Primetime Ratings: ABC Wins With Dem Debate

Source: Broadcasting Cable

  Disney recruits Microsoft for cloud production, distribution projects
  Charter updates on rollout of Spectrum Guide

Source: Fierce Video

  SES Microsoft deal "a game changer"
  M7 Group and Panasonic team up for smart TV services via HbbTV OpApp

Source: Broadband Tv News

  Meredith, Dish Agree On Multi-Year Distribution Deal
  Comcast, Cable TV Companies Sue Maine Over A La Carte Law

Source: Tv Technology

  Orby TV Hitches Ride with Eutelsat to Launch New Satellite TV Service

Source: Multichannel

  Disney Plus launches in the Netherlands

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
Specials | IBC
IBC19, Amsterdam: 'Red Bee Media builds hybrid media cloud environment with Cisco and 7fivefive'
Television | TV Channels
Witness the legendary duo Detective Lowrey and Burnett on a mission! &flix is set to air the fast-paced action-comedy Bad Boys II this Sunday
MAM | Marketing
Spurt in internet usage to Drive Digital Marketing in India

Technology | Software

Harmonic Powers Sky Italia OTT Services
iWorld | Social Media
BookMyShow's campaign around the movie Dream Girl Creates a Stir on Social Media

Regulators | Trai

TRAI extends deadline for comments on consultation paper to review NTO
Television | TV Channels
BARC week 36: Harpic comes into 2nd place
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