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Daily Post 03-02-2014

Monday 3rd February 2014
COVER STORY
Will Hindi GECs migrate to mid-tier packages?
Leading broadcast networks have initiated talks with MSOs and DTH operators to shift their Hindi GECs from base pay pack to a mid-tier package. The proposal faces challenges, including those of carriage fees and viewership loss. TVP finds out why the time is not ripe yet for such a radical move.
MAIN STORIES
IRS 13: Media agencies agree on ‘glaring errors’ but say too early to trash the report

Media agencies accept the data needs validation but wait for more clarity even as representatives of INS and MRUC meet on Monday; 18 leading publications…
Gujarat HC pulls up govt, TRAI, and MSOs for failing to file replies
Peeved at the repeated delay, the two-member bench comprising told the Union Government, TRAI and MSOs that it will proceed to final hearing in the case if…
OTHER STORIES
‘Fear Factor’ to now talk in regional languages
Jharkhand HC dismisses DTH ops’ plea against entertainment tax
M&E stocks face the bear onslaught
Gauhati HC asks Assam power distribution company to relook at cable ops’ demands
MTV enables offline connect to Rock The Vote on Twitter
Eros backs Phantom Films and Anushka Sharma’s ‘NH 10’
NGC revs up seven-figure sponsorship deal with Fiat UK
PVR gains in Q3 from consolidation of operations with Cinemax
NGC to kick start second season of ‘Covershot’ in April
Big Magic Bihar and Jharkhand launch Police Files 2
Polimer TV ropes in J Sekhar as CEO
Sky, HBO expand partnership
‘Trinny And Susannah’s Makeover Mission India’ returns to TLC on 10 Feb
Growth in products drive BSKyB’s performance in the first half of fiscal
Viacom Q1 profit up 16%, revenue slips 4%
CNN-IBN gets back ‘Leader Talk’ with Rajdeep Sardesai
Rajshekar Patil joins TBWA India as creative director
NBCUniversal and Comcast partner to launch suite of advertising products
comScore expands cross-platform measurement service
BSkyB secures WWE for five more years
WWE app surpasses 10 mn downloads
You On Demand expands relationship with Disney to offer movies on demand via mobile in China
INDIA STORIES
Traditional media must evolve: Vineet Jain

Media: A paradigm shift

Broadband Internet needs attention: Sunil Abraham

‘Her’ and ‘Captain Phillips’ take top Writers Guild Awards

Source: Livemint

Google to make ‘strategic’ investments in Android, Chrome

Facebook to boost spending 80 pct to $2.5 billion this year

Music by the sea awakens a new artistic spring

Source: Financial Express

A weekend wSithout TV entertainment

Source: Bangalore Mirror

New Zealand Cricket to earn over $35 million in broadcast rights from India tour

Facing competition, Maharashtra has big plans for Film City

Facebook battles to stay young and coolWill eBay India be able to get its mojo back to keep abreast with Snapdeal & Flipkart?

Source: Economic Times

Facebook launches Twitter-like ‘reshare’ feature with new ‘FB Paper’ app

Apple faces $840-mn claims over e-book deals

Social media activism: Think before you advertise

Yusuf Pathan, Corey Anderson could emerge the priciest players in IPL 2014

Source: Business Standard

After Walmart, Amazon lobbies in US for Indian FDI

Nielsen: India ranks second in consumer confidence in Q4

Source: HIndu Business Line

Yash Raj Films launches Bengali YouTube channel

Madhuri Dixit launches music of ‘Gulaab Gang’ co-starring her old arch-rival Juhi Chawla

Source: DNA

Bollywood stars switch channels to TV

Source: Hindustan Times

Rithvik Dhanjani & Asha Negi win Nach Baliye 6

Source: Times of India

Ranveer Singh wants to be directed by Aditya Chopra

TV’s hit couple Rithvik and Asha Negi win ‘Nach Baliye 6

Source: Indian Express

GLOBAL STORIES
NBTC expects TV advertising costs to drop, industry to grow

Source: The Nation

Cable TV mogul looks to add Formula One to sports bag

Source: New York Post

‘Darth Vader’ of cable TV finds media empires strike back

Source: Telegraph.co.uk

Rhemia Broadcasting Group rebrand to Rhema Media

Source: Voxy

Viacom takes MTV Spain to pay-TV platform

Source: Rapid TV News

Kan. bill would outlaw public broadband service

Source: Sacramento Bee

Chinese Epic ‘Monkey King’ Tops Worldwide Chart With $46 Million Globally

‘Amazing Spider Man 2’ Super Bowl Trailer Swings Into Action

Source: Hollywood Reporter

Ditch the CRTC? Let’s think again

Source: The Globe and Mail

Eleanor Catton’s The Luminaries to be made into TV mini-series

Source: Sydney Morning Herald

Comcast going for gold in 2014 Olympics coverage

Source: The Intelligencer

Turnbull hints at shift in TV ownership laws

Source: The Australian Financial Review

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