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Daily Post 03-07-2014

Thursday 3 July 2014
COVER STORY
How Anil Ambani and Namit Malhotra are planning to turn Prime Focus into a VFX leviathan
Prime Focus’ enlarged entity will have the merged film and media services biz of Anil Ambani’s Reliance MediaWorks. The promoters of Prime Focus will own 33.5% and RMWL 30.2% stake in the company. On top of that is the open offer for a further 26%, opening the door for a possible delisting of…
MAIN STORIES
Boost for domestic manufacturing as govt classifies STBs as telecom equipment

The decision is expected to help domestic manufacturers produce STBs at competitive rates by availing tax exemptions. Phases III and IV of cable TV…
New state Telangana to have another news channel
After launching 6TV last year, LCGC Broadcasting India is launching another Telugu news channel for the newly created state of Telangana. The new channel will…
OTHER STORIES:
MIB gives 15 days notice to TV channel applicants to send replies
Mumbai police arrests two LCOs in Digicable-Hathway case
Colors gets Anupam Kher to bring alive the human face of stardom
TRAI to hold open house on 4 July on commercial subscriber tariff
Hathway ties up with Eros to launch online movie streaming service
More marketers plan to increase budgets for Twitter than for Facebook: Survey
Google crowned strongest company brand 2014 by FutureBrand
Quick Heal awards creative duties to Thoughtshop Advertising
Cricket Australia appoints M&C Saatchi as lead creative agency
Discovery Science showcases ‘Sinkhole: Swallowed Alive’
FX announces new show ‘ Sex&Drugs&Rock&Roll’
NGC, Nat Geo Wild’s new global show ‘Urban Jungle’ explores Mumbai
Fox Networks, Gail Berman set up production firm The Jackal Group
Google acquires music streaming service Songza
Amazon adds thriller ‘Hysteria’ to its third pilot season
Yahoo resurrects ‘Community’ TV show
INDIA STORIES
Do not to sign any new FTAs for next 5 years: Anirudh Dhoot

Simmtronics to produce STBs under own brand; investing Rs 30cr

Reliance MediaWorks & PFL merge global film services biz

Facebook turns to ‘missed call’ ads to boost India revenue

India is a priority market for Facebook, says Sandberg

Source: Business Standard

Govt classifies set-top boxes as telecom equipment to spur production

Narendra Modi draws Twitter, Facebook deeper into government

Google buys music streaming service Songza

Facebook seeks India revenue boost with ‘missed call’ ads

Source: Livemint

Prime Focus to get rs 120 cr from Reliance Capital

Media and entertainment cos expect to pursue acquisitions in the next year: EY

Reliance Group to merge entertainment arm with Prime Focus

Government moves on set top boxes to help domestic industry: Prakash Javadekar

PM draws Twitter, Facebook deeper into government

Source: Economic Times

Facebook keen on e-governance services

Reliance MediaWorks takes stake in Prime Focus

Source: Hindu Business Line

Govt must now push for phase 3&4 of digitisation: Sun Group

Source: Moneycontrol.com

Reliance MediaWorks, Prime Focus to combine global film biz

UK opens probe into Facebook’s psych experiment

Source: Financial Express

Anupam Kher on his new show: Tried level best to get Amitabh Bachchan

Shah Rukh Khan conferred with top French award

Source: Indian Express

Nostalgia reigns as cinema hall gets makeover

Source : Hindu

England-India games to be telecast in Australia

Source: ESPNcricinfo

GLOBAL STORIES
TV’s Untapped Potential As A Digital Business

Source: Forbes

Sony signs a deal with Klick Push to sell you products with songs

Source: VentureBeat

Polish cable TV operator offers to buy 33 pct of telecom Netia

Source: Reuters

Facebook Buys LiveRail to Grow Its Video Ad Business

Source: Ad Week

France: E. Leclerc chain enters pay-TV

upc cablecom buys Geneva fibre network

ESPN Player launches Lacrosse channel

Source: Advanced Television

‘Community’ Revival: Sony Exec Talks Studio Persistence, Movie Odds

Box Office: Melissa McCarthy’s ‘Tammy’ Opens to $1.3M Tuesday Night

Source: Hollywood Reporter

World Cup Continues to Set Ratings Records

Is CNN Turning It Around in the Ratings?

Source: TV Week

Sky Media hires Unilever’s Rachel Bristow to lead commercial partnerships

Facebook faces ICO questions over ‘social experiment’

Source: Media Week

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