18 September 2019 | Volume 70 - Issue No: 53 Facebook Twitter YouTube YouTube

iWorld | OTT

Amazon Prime Video's investments are reflective of long-term goals: Vijay Subramaniam
Amazon Prime Video has considered India as one of its key markets since it commenced its journey in the country almost three years ago. Initially, with less original content and more movies, it was usually conceived among consumers as a go-to place for movie buffs.
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iWorld | Social Media

Facebook and Instagram roll out music products in India
Facebook announced new ways for people in India to express themselves through music on Facebook and Instagram, with music stickers on Stories and other creative tools such as Lyrics on Instagram, Lip Sync Live, and the ability to add songs to their Facebook Profiles.
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Television | TV Channels
Star India appoints Nitin Bawankule as head of ad sales
Google country director – India Nitin Bawankule will be joining Star India as head of ad sales from October. Bawankule has around 25 years of experience combining digital, IT, telecom and consumer electronic space
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- Share market update: Media shares trade lower; Dish TV falls 4%
  Source: ET
- Sony acquires media rights for ninth edition of Rugby World Cup 2019

Source: ETBrandEquity

- You Broadband Starts Providing Fixed-Line Voice Calling Service to Counter JioFiber
- Tata Sky, Dish TV and D2h Offering Up to 150 Days of Free Service: Check Details
  Source: Telecom Talk
- Anurag Thakur announces cricket and sports academy for Leh
  Source: TOI
- Sun TV fined Rs 2.5 lakh for depiction of sexual assault in Kalyana Veedu
  Source: New Indian Express
- AT&T Is New. It Needs a New Type of CEO.
  Source: Bloomberg Quint
- Information and Broadcasting Ministry's reply sought on Mumbai blast convicts plea
  Source: The Hans India
- OTE Telecom opens books for 7-year bond issue
  Source: Reuters
- Trai tariff order drives 15m away from TV
  Source: DC
- A Return to the 1990s as Kashmiris Tune Into Radio News in Absence of Internet and TV
  Source: The Wire
  Slow digital services are marginalising rural areas, MPs warn
  Facebook teams up with police to stop streaming of terror attacks

Source: The Guardian

  Podium Publishing Taps Scott P. Dickey as Chief Executive Officer
  VENN Raises $17 Million to Launch a Cheddar-like TV Network for Gaming

Source: Variety


Pax Labs' Bharat Vasan is out as CEO


Boston-based DataRobot raises $206M Series E to bring AI to enterprise


Source: Techcrunch

  Benson Joins CBS as Chief Marketing Officer
  Cokie Roberts Has Died at 75

Source: Broadcasting Cable

  Subscriptions account for nearly 86% of consumer video spending
  NBCU names streaming service Peacock, sets original content and Olympics coverage

Source: Fierce Video

  NBC's streaming service is Peacock
  Michael Schuld new head of Deutsche Telekom's TV unit

Source: Broadband Tv News

  NAB's Pilot Seeking Proposals For AI-Inspired Innovation Challenge

Source: Tv Technology

  Comcast Gets Federal Circuit Win Against TiVo
  Stephenson: HBO Max is Not Netflix

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
Television | TV Channels
Rugby fans in India will enjoy extensive broadcast coverage of Rugby World Cup 2019
Television | TV Channels
Action-packed blockbuster 'Kabir Singh' to make its World Television Premiere this September on Sony MAX
Television | TV Channels
Designed to love your skin as much as you do – the new Gillette SkinGuard

MAM | Marketing

ManoramaMAX hits 5,00,000 users in 2 weeks
iWorld | OTT
How Netflix is Killing Traditional TV

iWorld | OTT

Netflix acquires global streaming rights of 'Seinfeld'
Television | TV Channels
Zee Cinemalu's rural focus and Telugu movie popularity
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