15 January 2020 | Volume 70 - Issue No: 48 Facebook Twitter YouTube YouTube

iWorld | OTT

OTT platforms should focus more on retention: VOOT's Akash Banerji
As more and more users are flocking to over-the-top (OTT) platforms, the contenders in the race are getting aggressive about acquiring new users. Viacom18's digital arm VOOT has garnered 100 million monthly active users amid this fierce competition.
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Television | TV Channels
TV18 net profit up by 40% in Q3 FY 20
TV18 Broadcast has reported a 40 percent year-on-year (YoY) growth in its consolidated net profit at Rs 205.16 crore for Q3 FY19 from Rs 146.96 crore in the previous year. Its consolidated operating revenue stood at Rs 1,425 crore in Q3 FY20 against Rs 1,275 in Q3 FY19. TV18 chairman Adil Zainulbhai said, "Our emphasis on delivering value to the consumer, expanding the partner ecosystem and raising profitability were the primary milestones during the past quarter."
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Television | TV Channels
Sports genre becomes top gainer in Chrome DM week 1 of 2020
Sports genre has become the top gainer in week 1 of 2020 of Chrome Data Analytics and Media data. The genre grew by 8.48 per cent. In this genre, DD Sports channel gained the highest OTS with 98.6 per cent in all India 1 lakh+ market. OTS is the actual census-based percentage connectivity of a channel spread across 81 million homes, as reported by Chrome DM, across analogue cable, digital cable, and DTH.
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Regulators | TRAI
Bombay HC grants no interim relief in IBF's NTO case; matter posted for 22 Jan
After the broadcasters moved to Bombay High Court on Monday, the high court has issued notice to the Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) for filing response. The matter has been listed for next hearing on 22 January. No interim relief till the next hearing. The Indian Broadcasting Foundation (IBF), along with other broadcasters, had filed a writ petition in the court against TRAI.
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MAM | Marketing

One Take Media Co brings Unique Kids Animation Show - Detective Meow
OTMC has acquired the rights for Detective Meow - a 3D Animation series (2018 production) with 146 Episodes of 13 mins each , available for distribution in SAARC Nations. What makes Detective Series such favourites among Kids ?Unlike superheroes who are mostly born with unusual gifts or powers, detectives - no matter what age they are, are smart, intelligent, inquisitive and solve mysteries. Detective Meow is one such series based on events at a circus in a small town full of joy.
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- New broadcasting framework for consumer protection: Trai
- Vodafone Idea tweaks rights issue objective after 2-year spectrum payment moratorium
  Source: ET
- Amendments to new tariff framework for cable services more consumer friendly: Trai
- HC verdict on free streaming of sports events on Prasar Bharti's OTT platforms on Monday
  Source: TOI
- Production House Files Plaint Against 'illegal' Telecast Of 'Darbar' On Cable TV
- Goons Attack Republic TV Crew At Jamia, Union Minster Javadekar Condemns Act
  Source: Republic World
- Trai Says New DTH Rules Are Good For Both Consumers and Broadcasters
- Tata Sky Smart Channel Packs Offer Entertainment and Other Channels For Less than Rs 100
  Source: Telecom Talk
- MI5 dismisses UK-US relationship fears over Huawei: FT

Source: ET Telecom

- ISRO's first launch of 2020 will ensure Indians settled abroad can continue to watch Tata Sky, Star channels and more
  Source: Business Insider
- Pay TV revenue in India to touch $15 billion by 2024: Report
  Source: Live Mint
- Joint Venture between SK Telecom and Sinclair Broadcast Group Launches ATSC 3.0 Next Gen Broadcast Solutions Business in U.S.
  Source: IT News Online
- Cable TV Operators Seeking New Amendments From TRAI: Report
  Source: Gizbot
  William and Harry deny 'offensive and potentially harmful' story
  Journalists quit Iranian state broadcaster over crash cover-up

Source: The Guardian

  U.S. Home Entertainment Market Topped $25 Billion in 2019, With 63% Coming From Streaming
  Celebrity Researcher Brené Brown to Launch Podcast About Unlocking Emotion at SXSW

Source: Variety

  Google brings IBM Power Systems to its cloud
  Another former Kleiner partner launches a fund; this time it's Lynne Chou O'Keefe with Define Ventures

Source: Tech Crunch

  Helen Swenson Named VP of Content at Spectrum News NY1
  Ad Execs Plan to Spend More on ESPN, HGTV

Source: Broadcasting Cable

  Amazon wants to sell streaming ads outside Fire TV
  ITV in talks with BT for Champions League games

Source: Broadband TV News

  Sinclair, SK Telecom Team On NextGen TV Venture
  Antennas Direct Acquires Indoor Antenna Maker Mohu

Source: TV Technology

  Mike Rogers Heads New C-Band Auction Advocacy Group
  Ad Execs Plan to Spend More on ESPN, HGTV

Source: Multichannel

  Denmark, Sweden "lead esports viewing in Europe"
  Gareth Wildman, Andy Taylor join Timeline

Source: TV Beurope



Movies | Hindi
PVR to launch first 12-screen property in Delhi
Banking on rising theatrical revenues, PVR, one of India's biggest multiplex chain, will launch its first 12 - Screen Superplex at Vegas Mall, Dwarka, New Delhi, on Monday.
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Movies | Hollywood
The biggest hollywood blockbusters will take over star movies in september
The big India festive season has started and everyone is gearing up with their plans to celebrate it in the best possible avatar. When it comes to grand celebrations and larger than life content offering, no one does it better than Star Movies – the leading Hollywood destination of India.
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VBS 2019: Fireside chat with JioFiber president Anuj Jain

Television | TV Channels

Big Ganga creates history - IBFA 2019 highest ever rated programme in the category
MAM | Marketing
One Take Media Co brings Unique Kids Animation Show - Detective Meow
MAM | Marketing
Bola Tha Na' - A catchy and relatable ­anthem by Beck's Ice Packaged Drinking Water for millennials

Regulators | TRAI

Bombay HC grants no interim relief in IBF's NTO case; matter posted for 22 Jan
iWorld | OTT
Eros Now brings season 2 of 'Metro Park'
Television | TV Channels
Zee Tamil unveils Pongal special programming line-up
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