19 August 2019 | Volume 70 - Issue No: 27 Facebook Twitter YouTube YouTube
DTH | DTH Operator
Airtel plans special box for full converged entertainment & broadband
Sunil Mittal-led Bharti Airtel is significantly upping its direct-to-home (DTH) and broadband business. The leading telecom player is looking at bringing a box which will offer a full converged entertainment as well as the capacity to deliver broadband.
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Television | Production House

Balaji Telefilms aims to break even consolidated business by end of FY20
Balaji Telefilms Ltd (Balaji Telefilms) is hoping to break even its consolidated business by the end of the ongoing financial year. While the recent partnership of its digital arm ALTBalaji with ZEE5 will work as a key contributing factor, good movies and better cost control environment for television segment will also help the content powerhouse to achieve its aim by 31 March 2020.
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iWorld | OTT
OTT and digital are becoming mainstream for advertisers: MXPlayer's Abhishek Joshi
With five original web-series, Times Internet-owned over-the-top (OTT) service MX Player made its grand entry in the highly contended Indian market. While the new entrant in the market has gained enough traction within six month of its launch, the platform has kept an eye on the most promising opportunity in the ecosystem, the regional belt.
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- Govt to clarify on applicability of FDI policy on digital media
- Jio threat looms over DTH providers
  Source: ET
- Jio Effect: Hathway 100Mbps Plan Priced at Rs 699, Play Box Android TV Box Available at Rs 899
  Source: News18
- Doordarshan News Anchor Neelum Sharma Passes Away; Netizens Offer Condolences
  Source: Filmi Beat
- Arasu Cable cuts NCF to ₹35/month vs ₹130 by Tata Sky, Airtel Digital etc
  Source: Ultra News
- Tata Sky DTH makes changes to its curated packs, increases pricing, and more
  Source: BGR
- Trai Will Bring Constructive Changes in DTH Tariff Regime: Here are the Areas in Question
  Source: Telecom Talk
- Airtel Digital TV To Launch Chromecast Like XStream Smart Stick, To Be Integrated Into New XStream App
  Source: Swarajyamag
- TRAI pulls up broadcasters, distributors for misusing new tariff mechanism
  Source: New Indian Express
- RSS affiliate SJM calls for ban on Chinese telecom products; says 5G play should be 100% indigenous
  Source: Business Today
  Ben Wheatley to direct zombie-pensioner TV satire on divided Britain
  BBC using strong-arm tactics over iPlayer, say independent producers

Source: The Guardian

  Disney Plans UFC Broadcast for FX

Source: Variety

  RedDoorz raises $70M to expand its budget hotel network in Southeast Asia
  The mainstream media have still not learned the lessons of Gamergate

Source: Techcrunch


New OTT channel from Nitro Circus


Altice channels still on Free, for now


Source: Broadband Tv News

  Jack Whitaker, legendary CBS Sports announcer, has died at 95

Source: CBS News

  Global Telecom approves VEON's offer to acquire $2.3B assets

Source: Egypt Today

  Hulu Is Rapidly Becoming a Force in Pay-TV

Source: Fool

  Nepal Telecom sees a 42 per cent dip in annual profit

Source: Commsmea

  Democrats urge FCC to delay T-Mobile-Sprint merger vote

Source: Fox Business

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: Fireside Chat with Siju Prabhakaran
Movies | Hindi
Get ready for a blockbuster date with 'Saturday Premiere Nights' at 8 only on &pictures

DTH | DTH Services

The Entertainment Industry Celebrates Tata Sky's 13th Birthday with Chimp&z Inc's #TataSkyTeraHai
MAM | Marketing

Webchutney co-founder &CEO, Sidharth Rao reveals the incredible stories of India's most successful digital entrepreneurs in his first book, 'How I Almost Blew It', published by Westland

MAM | Marketing

Peter England Joins Forces with the Upcoming Bollywood Movie 'Mission Mangal' To Style Akshay Kumar
Television | TV Channels
DSPORT aims to build strong Indian connect with new wrestling entertainment show
Television | TV Channels
Sony Pictures Networks India takes a lead with its 'Freedom of Entertainment' initiative
Television | TV Channels
Agencies should add news genre to regular planning: Network18's Karan Abhishek Singh
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