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Daily Post 15-01-2014

Wednesday 15th January 2014
COVER STORY
RBNL, CBS JV split; Big Magic to expand with regional variants
Anil Ambani-promoted Reliance Broadcast Network Ltd and global media conglomerate CBS Studios have ended their joint venture that lasted over three years and rolled out three entertainment channels in India. The divorce marks the exit of CBS from the Indian market. RBNL to focus on expanding Big…
MAIN STORIES
TV18 readies to launch Gujarati biz news channel CNBC Bazaar

The first possible date of launch TV18 is looking at is before March-end. Other launches include MTV Indies and first.biz.com. Rishtey will be officially…
Regulatory framework must for orderly growth of broadcast sector: Manish Tewari
I&B has been trying to put in place a comprehensive regulatory framework to provide a level playing field to all the constituents in the past 14 months, says…
OTHER STORIES
Phases III and IV of digitisation not on hold: I&B minister
India will require 140 mn STBs to achieve full digitisation: I&B secretary
Disney UTV’s 2014 movie slate spans across multiple languages
Esha Media Research launches grievance mechanism tool
Sony Liv to live stream Ind-NZ cricket series
Golden Globe telecast draws strong viewership in the US
Shahid Kapoor, Farhan Akthar to host the 15th IIFA Weekend and Awards in Florida
Big FM and Max Life Insurance launch storytelling show for children
US Supreme Court to hear case against Aereo
European Commission investigates deals between US film studios, European pay-TV services
Google makes its second largest buy, snaps up Nest Labs for $3.2 bn
ZIRCA Digital Solutions ropes in Anand Thakur as national sales head
Facebook acquires social start-up Branch Media
YEARENDER
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English movie genre one of the biggest gainers post digitisation
How Hindi GECs found order in 2013
TRAI forces the agenda in 2013
2013 at a glance
2013: Music channels hunt for the right formula
2013: The LMO Onslaught
FM radio learns to live in an inactive year
I Want To Break Free…
2013: Sports channels begin to challenge the traditional rules
2013 sets trend for lifestyle channels
English movie channels change gears in 2013
INDIA STORIES
Shortcomings in current TV viewership ratings system: Manish Tewari

Google buys ‘smart’ thermostat maker Nest for $3.2 bn

Source: Livemint

Network18 to launch Gujarati business news channel ‘CNBC Bazaar’, online pink paper

Esha Media bags contract from Canadian broadcaster

Install more FM towers to reach out to cellphone users: Prasar Bharti CEO

Advertising will look up in 2014 and may grow by about 8-10%: Thomas Puliyel

Google’s Motorola to launch Moto X in Europe

Apple to relaunch 8GB version of iPhone 4 in India as sales lag

Source: Economic Times

MTV showcases 2014 ‘Artists to Watch’ across TV, digital platforms

Source: Reuters India

Waive service tax till GST rollout: Dish TV

Esha Media gets contract from Canadian broadcaster

Facebook grabs social network Branch

Source: Hindu Business Line

Subhash Ghai’s school faces uncertain future

I&B ministry nod for 70 multi-system operators

Network18 to launch Gujarati business channel, online pink paper

The man behind Alibaba’s eventual IPO

RCom plans to upsell with a blast from the past

Source: Business Standard

Not box office, TV show decides stardom: Shah Rukh Khan

Source: Hindustan Times

Golden Globe Awards draws best TV audience in 10 years

Tata Docomo partners with Micromax to launch bundled offers

Source: Financial Express

‘Bhaag Milkha Bhaag’ and ‘Ram-Leela’ dominate awards night

20th Annual Life OK Screen Awards: List of winners

Source: Indian Express

‘Gulaab Gang’ trailer crosses 1.5 million hits

Telecom companies wage dongle wars

Source: DNA

Mahesh Manjrekar to remake Kaksparsh in Hindi and Tamil with Arvind Swamy and Tisca Chopra

Source: Times of India

GLOBAL STORIES
Sundance Channel Set To Beam Into Middle East and North Africa

Source: Variety

Quebec’s Cogeco expects some US cable acquisitions down the road

Source: The Globe and Mail

Time Warner Cable rejects merger offer from Charter

Source: fox6now.com

Viacom to Launch Customized Kids’ TV Channel

Source: Wall Street Journal

Canadians double down on pay TV, online streaming

Source: CBC.ca

Spain: TV stations’ last chance to stop DTT closure

Source: Advanced Television

Analyst: TV Ad, Ratings Trends Hurting Hollywood Stocks

Nordic World to Buy Dutch Format Group Absolutely Independent

Blockbuster Sells Mexico Stores for $31 Million

Source: Hollywood Reporter

Disney/ABC Shuffles Lineup as Longtime Exec Announces Retirement

Source: TV Week

Time Inc. Names New Technology Chiefl

Source: Ad Week

With Blockbusters Gone, TV, Indie Films Rule L.A.: Report

Source: Back Stage

TV will always play a part of Cadbury campaigns, says activation chief

Source: Media Week

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