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Sony, RIL’s TV18 may form joint venture for entertainment business

Sony will own a majority 51% stake in the proposed JV, while TV18 will own the remaining 49%. As part of the deal, the two companies will transfer 100% of SPN, 51% of TV18’s share in Viacom18 (US entertainment conglomerate Viacom Inc owns 49% in Viacom18) and 100% of Jio Studios business to the new entity, one of the sources said.

We don’t see ourselves coming into this market to compete with Indian media: NYT Global CEO Mark Thompson

​​In a freewheeling chat with ET’s Vinod Mahanta & Gaurav Laghate, the 62-year-old Thompson talked about The New York Times’ transformation journey, battle between publishers and platforms and of course, NYT’s running fight with Donald Trump.

What newspapers say when their front pages say nothing at all

This was when Viktor Yanukovych was president and a law was proposed to make defamation a criminal offence. In response, several Ukrainian dailies, including Kyiv Post, ran virtually blank front pages to protest against the proposed law.

J&K told to act against broadcast of ‘anti-India’ content

According to ministry officials, in the absence of internet, several religious channels from Iran, Turkey, Saudi Arabia, Malaysia and Pakistan were making way to TV sets in Kashmir through the local cable operators.

Trai wants to cap DTH platform offers

In the new recommendations issued on Wednesday, Trai has capped the total number of platform services to 3% of the total channel carrying capacity of the DTH player, subject to a maximum of 15 such channels.

Lodestar UM retains Rs 500 crore Mahindra & Mahindra media business after 4-month pitch

As part of the mandate, Lodestar UM will continue to handle the media duties across all media touch points, including core and specialised media—digital, listening centre, content, and out of home (OOH)—across all Mahindra businesses like personal vehicles, commercial vehicles, farm equipment sector, trucks, real estate, finance, and corporate.

Trai seeks industry views on interoperable set-top boxes

The sector regulator thinks that the lack of interoperability of STBs between different service providers - cable and direct-to-home (DTH) operators - has compromised competition in the pay TV market and has been a major hindrance to technological innovation, improvement in service quality, and the overall sector growth.

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Trai starts consultation on making TV set-top-boxes interoperable

The sector regulator of the view that the lack of interoperability of STBs between different service providers – cable and direct-to-home (DTH) operators – has not only compromised the competition in the Pay-TV market but also a major hindrance to technological innovation, improvement in service quality, and sector growth.

Stream engine: What goes on behind delivering content on OTT platforms

Behind the smooth content delivery on OTT platforms lies a superfast and smart technological production, starring encryption, cloud, compression, CDN & decoding. As Ali Hussein, CEO of Eros Now, puts it: “Amid content and marketing, tech is the underdog that ensures a sublime consumer experience.”

ISL opening day viewership doubles on Star Sports, Hotstar

The opening match played in Kochi on October 20th, between arch rivals Kerala Blasters FC and ATK, clocked 1.2 TVR among urban India (M15+AB), the broadcaster said. The viewership growth on Hotstar over last season was almost 97%.

Radio Kashmir renamed All India Radio

Radio Kashmir renamed All India Radio

With Thursday seeing two new Union Territories of Jammu and Kashmir and Ladakh come into being, putting into effect the reorganisation of the erstwhile state, radio stations too have been renamed.

Firework looks to build a war chest to compete with TikTok, YouTube in India

Firework looks to build a war chest to compete with TikTok, YouTube in India

Firework, a California-based company, is focused on what it calls premium user-generated content. It is looking raise $20 million in India, as it gets ready to battle it out in the fiercely competitive domestic market.

Lotte India relaunches its iconic coffee toffee brand

Lotte India relaunches its iconic coffee toffee brand

The Chennai-based company has rolled out a targeted nationwide marketing campaign for the coffee toffee’s comeback 'Coffy Bite' to stay relevant and increase its overall market share in $1.5 billion Indian confectionary market.

Sony renews media rights deal with Australian Open for 3 years

Sony renews media rights deal with Australian Open for 3 years

As the exclusive television and digital rights holder for India and the subcontinent, SPN will provide more than 200 hours of coverage for each edition of the Australian Open.

BARC India’s committee on outlier policy finds process fair, accurate

BARC India’s committee on outlier policy finds process fair, accurate

As per the report, the current process is “accurate and unbiased” and recommended BARC India to continue to follow the process as it is.

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