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Daily Post 08-03-2014

Saturday 8th March 2014
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COVER STORY
CCI rejects Dish TV’s abuse of dominance complaint against MSOs
Competition Commission of India has rejected DTH operator Dish TV’s complaint against six MSOs. The material and information presented on record shows that Dish TV’s allegations do not pertain to abuse of dominance by any one of the MSOs in a specific geographic region, the fair trade regulator…
MAIN STORIES
T20 WC: Ten Sports eyes $20 mn ad rev from the Pakistani market 
Taj Television, which has taken the broadcast rights for ICC T20 World Cup for the Pakistani market, is eyeing ad revenue of $18-20 mn from the event. This is…
Reliance MediaWorks’ promoters to spend upwards of Rs. 251 crore in buying back shares
Kick-starting the delisting process, the promoters of Reliance MediaWorks have fixed the floor price at Rs. 48.65 per share for the public shareholders to sell….
News of the day:
MTV and HUL partner to launch MTV Films
OneAlliance, IMCL end dispute
Infotech Enterprises to acquire US firm Softential
Top Stories This Week:
Interview of Tata Skt MD and CEO Harit Nagpal – “We are in the business of trading in content, not transponders”
Dish TV out to get cable TV subscribers with new sub-brand Zing
Hindujas get HITS licence, to invest $100 mn in the venture
Hathway Cable plans content game
MSOs expect content costs to ease and carriage to climb
News channels to face the brunt as TRAI dilutes the role of content aggregators
TRAI looking into issues faced by MSOs and LCOs: Parmeswaran
MSOs may feel the pinch as TRAI gets SC permission to revise tariff
Indian M&E sector grows 12% to touch Rs. 920 bn in 2013: Ficci-KPMG
UK market changes for Indian broadcasters, BSkyB launches Asian add-on pack for first time
Zee TV rides on to No. 2 on the back of ‘L’il Masters’, ‘Cine Awards’
TVP analyses slot-wise performance of Hindi GEC shows
Star Gold acquires rights to 18 films, to go slow on future buys
Star Pravah’s game plan to regain leadership
The Rakesh Jhunjhunwala Week
Delhi HC adjourns Kantar case till 11 July
Former TRAI chairman JS Sarma is no more
MSM Discovery channels go dark on IMCL across India
INDIA STORIES
Reliance MediaWorks’ promoters make delisting offerReliance Jio’s innovation head Arvind Rao quits

Samsung’s ad-free music service ‘Milk Music’ to take on Apple’s iTunes

Instagram signs deal, pegged at $100 million, with major ad agency

SC to take cognisance of IPL scam report on March 25

BJP unveils slogan for 2014 polls; ads draw inspiration from Atal Bihari’s campaign tagline

Source: Economic Times

Community radio helps them beat boredomSource: Hindu

MTV seals movie deal with HUL

InCable to increase subscriber base by 20% through HITS technology

Privacy groups ask US FTC to halt Facebook-WhatsApp deal

CCI rejects Dish TV’s complaint

Source: Business Standard

IPL spot-fixing: SC defers case hearing to 25 March

Source: Livemint

Rajnikanth-starrer ‘Kochadaiiyaan’ will be a game-changer for Indian films, says…Facebook, WhatsApp deal: US FTC told to halt acquisition

Source: Financial Express

‘Gulaab Gang’ launches its mobile game‘Youngistaan’ is out of trouble

Source: Indian Express

I will never endorse fairness creams: Aamir KhanSource: Hindu Business Line Aishwarya Rai, Vidya Balan most searched on GoogleSource: Hindustan Times
GLOBAL STORIES
RTL to Launch Pay TV Channel GEO in GermanySource: Variety

TV licence dodgers could no longer face prosecution under radical new Government plans

Source: Mirror.co.uk

NBCU Changes Upfront Schedule To Present All Entertainment Nets In One WeekSource: Deadline.com

WWE Expects New Cable-TV Deal by Early May, CFO Says

Source: Bloomberg

Cartoon Network head stepping down
Source: Advanced Television

Another Big Shakeup in Atlantic Media’s National Journal Group

Source: Ad Week

Nielsen Taps Four for Senior Marketing and Communications PositionsChina to Decentralize Censorship Process for Local Films

Source: Hollywood Reporter

Cable News Channel Pulls Plug on ShowTurner Management Shakeup Claims a Casualty

Source: TV Week

Janine Gibson to return to UK as deputy editor of The GuardianTwitter attracts more ads, but rates tumble 67%

Source: Media Week

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