Boardroom biggies at Mumbai Marathon: Tata Sons, FB, Viacom bosses put their best foot forward
The various events — short distances included — had more than 55,000 participants.
Viacom18, MTV Staying Alive Foundation collaborate to roll out MTV Nishedh
The initiative will focus on fostering healthier attitudes and beh...
Netflix signs output deal with Viacom18’s Tipping Point
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Broadcasters miffed at TRAI’s new caps on channel pricing
Indian television stations have sought to reverse the order a day after TRAI announced new caps on pricing and bouquet discounts. In the amended rules, announced after three-and-a-half months of consultation, the Telecom regulatory Authority of India (Trai) has reduced the cap on MRP of TV channels that are part of a bouquet by 37% to Rs 12 from Rs 19.
Viacom18 launches subscription VOD service for kids
Priced at Rs 99 per month and Rs 799 per year, the service is first subscription service from the broadcast network. Certified by Early Childhood Association (ECA), VOOT Kids will be available to download on iOS and Android Play Store.
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.
HC admits pleas of broadcasters, Trai gets a week to respond
Admitting petitions from (IBF) and top broadcasters, the two-judge bench of justice SC Dharmadhikari and justice RI Chagla, allowed Trai, to respond within a week. The court will hear the matter on January 22.
Digital marketing company Social Beat gets three new EVPs
Founded in 2012, Social Beat enables businesses to build their brands and achieve business results via the digital medium. Avinash Shenoy, Pratiksha Sinha and Tuhina Bapuli will be joining their leadership team as EVP for Mumbai and Bengaluru.
Broadcasters set to drop MRP of flagship entertainment channels in festive season
ZEE on Friday dropped the MRP of six of its GECs – Zee TV, Zee Marathi, Zee Bangla, Zee Telugu, Zee Kannada and Zee Sarthak — to Rs 12 per month for every individual channel as part of a ‘Festive Bonanza Offer’.
Viacom18 taps Gourav Rakshit to head Voot
Rakshit will join as COO of Viacom18 Digital Ventures, a position that was vacated by Gaurav Gandhi last year, who joined Amazon Prime Video as country manager.
Broadcasters show solidarity against TRAI
Top Indian broadcasters – Star & Disney India, Zee Entertainment Enterprises (ZEE), Sony Pictures Networks India (SPN), Viacom18, Discovery Communications, Turner International, ETV and TV Today Network –shared a stage on Friday showing solidarity against the Telecom Regulatory Authority of India’s latest amendments to broadcast sector tariff order.
As consumers give internet videos the snap of Thanos, podcasts look at a comeback
The growth of podcasts and spoken-word audio is similar to growth of aspen.
Viacom18 taps Radio Mirchi COO Mahesh Shetty as sales head
Shetty comes with over two decades of experience in marketing, sales and general management across media and FMCG sectors.
Broadcasters miffed with Trai’s amendments to tariff order
In the amended rules, announced after three-and-a-half months of consultation, the Trai has reduced the cap on MRP of TV channels that are part of a bouquet by 37% to Rs 12 from Rs 19. It has also brought back the analogue-era ‘twin conditions’, which limit broadcasters from offering more than 33% discounts on channel bouquets.
Viacom18 sets ambitious targets for Voot; to launch 30 Originals, Voot Kids this fiscal
Voot, which clocks around 40-50 million MAUs at present, is targeting 100 million MAUs by end of FY2019-20.
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