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Daily Post 10-03-2014

Monday 10th March 2014
COVER STORY
AXN’s focus on tent-pole properties and 15% rev growth plan in 2014
Building on tent-pole properties, airing shows closer to the screenings in the US and creating slots on Saturdays and Sundays with new episodes will be AXN’s thrust areas in 2014. TVP also lists out the challenges the channel faces this year.
MAIN STORIES
MSM weighing options on Animax
Animax faces an uncertain future and MSM has given the channel 12 months of breathing space. One of the options considered is converting it into a kids channel.
Women’s safety takes centre stage on TV
Television in India is increasingly being dominated by shows revolving around women’s safety and their empowerment.
OTHER STORIES
Satyamev Jayate’s social media explosion
OneAlliance issues disconnection notice to Reliance Digital TV
CCI rejects Dish TV’s abuse of dominance complaint against MSOs
Rajiv Vaidya steps in as India CEO of Spuul, Prakash Ramchandani gets global role
Tata Sky adds Baby TV and ZeeQ to its kids bouquet
Instagram inks $100mn ad deal with Omnicom
Atul Khatri bags CEOs Got Talent crown
9X Jalwa packages Bollywood into ‘Fatafat Films’
Consumers spend nearly 159 hours watching video each month: Study
RTL Group’s fiscal profit surges to 948 million euros
Walt Disney and Shanghai Media ink co-production deal for Chinese market 
BBC’s lesson to DD – shut unviable TV channels and prepare for digital era
News anchor Martine Dennis joins Al Jazeera English
Infotech Enterprises to acquire US firm Softential
Yahoo! acquires Vizify
Netflix announces plans for TV show ‘From Dusk Till Dawn’
Comcast gobbles up web-video start-up FreeWheel
INDIA STORIES
There is no tax holiday to encourage industry: Ramesh Sippy

Dish TV rolls out ZING in Odisha to tap regional viewers

Cinema advertising rides on digitisation wave

InCable to roll out HITS technology

Facebook’s Instagram said to sign $50-mn Omnicom ad deal

Facebook-WhatsApp deal may face detailed CCI scrutiny

Google could be fined up to $5 bn for misusing market dominance

Source: Business Standard

‘300’ rises above ‘Mr. Peabody’ to capture weekend box office

Yahoo! debuts new-look website in Asia; endless scrolling and read-it-later options added

Source: DNA

Samsung introduces free streaming radio service

Facebook’s Instagram said to sign $50 million Omnicom ad deal

The World Wide Web turns 25

Source: Livemint

Aamir Khan files police complaint against ‘defamatory’ campaign on social media

Cinépolis may invest Rs 800 crore in Indian operation by 2017

SRS Cinemas in expansion mode, celebrates spirit of womanhood

BJP ads to go on air soon, with Prasoon Joshi songs

Source: Economic Times

Aamir Khan lodges complaint with Mumbai police

Bharti Singh to make Marathi debut

Source: Times of India

Kim Kardashian crosses 20 million followers on Twitter

Flipkart sales run rate hits USD 1 bn

Source: Financial Express

Aamir Khan lodges complaint against false allegations on ‘Satyamev Jayate’

Housewife Ragini Makkhar wins ‘India’s Got Talent 5’

Source: Indian Express

Brett Ratner ventures into Cable TV Production

Source: Newstrack

Aishwarya Rai is the most searched Indian woman on Google

Source: Hindustan Times

GLOBAL STORIES
Channel 4 buys UK rights to the TV adaptation of Fargo

Source: The Guardian

A Look at What the Broadcast TV Networks Have in Store for 2014-15

Source: Ad Week

As Newspaper Revenues Decline, Print Media Stocks Rise

Source: Mashable

Comcast challenges Disney’s tourism hold

Source: SBS

Barely Keeping Up in TV’s New Golden Age

Source: New York Times

PayWizard, Conax boost multiscreen monetisation

Source: Advanced Television

Shanghai Media Group Says Disney Deal Will Boost Its Quality Content Options

All3Media’s Farah Ramzan Golant to Address Banff World Media Festival

Source: Hollywood Reporter

Viewers quit big box for on-demand TV on their tablets

Source: Irish Independent

Aereo Shuts Down in Denver and Salt Lake City

Source: MultiChannel News

Hellas Sat, Arabsat to jointly exhibit at CABSAT

Source: DigitalProductionME.com

‘Gravity’ director Alfonso Cuaron breaks onto TV with sci-fi show ‘Believe’

Source: Toronto Sun

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