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Daily Post 19-07-2014

Saturday 19 July 2014
COVER STORY
ZEEL Q1 net slides 6.2% as expenses go up due to Zindagi launch
Zee Entertainment Enterprises posts consolidated net profit of Rs 2.1 bn, a 6.2% fall over the year-ago period. Ad revenue increases 17.4% while growth in domestic subscription income stays muted. The dip in net profit is reflective of incremental investments gone into the launch of the new channel…
MAIN STORIES
Siti Cable gets board nod to raise $100 mn via QIP
Siti Cable has got the board approval to raise up to Rs 600 crore through issuance of securities. On raising via QIP, Siti Cable CEO VD Vadhwa told…
Ten Sports to simulcast Commonwealth Games across three channels
Commonwealth Games will be simulcast across Ten Sports, Ten Action and Ten HD. There will also be Hindi commentary for some events. Besides, it will be…
TVP Exclusives:
How Star India plans to tap local advertisers on Star Plus and Star Gold
Reliance-RTL JV splits, Big RTL Thrill to rebrand
Soccer World Cup, sports broadcasting and the dream of a 9-year-old
TDSAT directs Sahara TV Network to clear IMCL’s carriage fee dues
IBF, DTH ops join as interveners in inflation-linked tariff hike case
TRAI:
Broadcasters see red in TRAI’s new tariff order for commercial subs; MSOs & DTH ops happy
Broadcasters can’t provide TV service directly to commercial subscribers: TRAI
TRAI reduces ceiling tariffs for domestic leased circuits to boost internet access
Other Stories of the Week:
Atlas Consolidated in $200 mn JV with former IMCL CEO Nagesh Chhabria
Police raids MSO 7 Star for carrying ‘unregistered’ channels
Sameer Nair joins Balaji Telefilms as Group CEO
Balaji Telefilms’ scrip rejoices, celebrates Sameer Nair’s arrival
Ad cap case adjourned to 25 September, interim relief to continue
Veteran journo Jehangir Pocha no more
Malayalam news channel TV New to launch on 14 July
Hathway raises borrowing limit to Rs 16 bn; gets nod to assist subsidiaries
Post Budget, M&E stocks falter
Private FM radio to broadcast AIR news in unchanged format: Prakash Jayadekar
Colors gains in a week of fall for Hindi GECs
MSM’s Sony Aath gets a leg up from soccer World Cup telecast
BAG Films promoters to consolidate holding, issue preferential warrants
Life OK takes a bold step with ‘Laut Aao Trisha’
Pix using innovative strategy to build engagement; grows HD reach
Ashvini Yardi and Akshay Kumar to launch their first TV show on Zee TV
MSM’s Liv Sports attracts 20 million page views during Fifa WC
‘Shastri Sisters’ to build 7 pm band for Colors
DB Corp Q1 net up 4%; radio sees strong growth in Q1
DEN names its football team as Delhi Dynamos, awards creative duties to Dentsu
INDIA STORIES
ZEEL revenues up 11.6% in Q1FY15

Has Riteish Deshmukh finally come of age?

Google’s Nikesh Arora to join SoftBank

Source: Business Standard

Leonardo DiCaprio teams up with Dustin Lance Black for TV biopic

Amazon rolls out ‘Netflix-for-books’ style service

Bipasha Basu, Sonam Kapoor bring the curtains down at IIJW

Rohit Bal displays his love for ivory at Indian Couture Week

Source: Economic TImes

Spot Light | Kaun Banega Crorepati

Hero MotoCorp named title sponsor of Indian Super League

Google revenue beats analyst estimates on robust ad demand

Alibaba said to plan US IPO after 1 September

Source: Livemint

Chennai turns hub for broadcast technology

Source: Deccan Chronicle

Zee Entertainment Q1 net profit down 6.26% at Rs 210.57 cr

Source: Financial Express

BSkyB prepares to roll the dice again with European expansion

Murdoch effect: Time Warner investors in dilemma

Source: Financial Express

‘F.I.R.’ in new avatar – with live audience

A R Rahman to receive honorary doctorate from Berklee

Source: Indian Express

Government set to unveil Hindi domain names on August 15

Source: Economic TImes

Zomato goes to Chile; plans Rs. 12-cr expansion

Source: Hindu Business Line

GLOBAL STORIES
Advertisers Pulling Back on Cable TV Spending

Source: Wall Street Journal

Sinclair Broadcasting Debuts American Sports Network

Source: Media Post

SEC Network reaches deal with Comcast Cable

Source: The Courier-Journal

How CNN Made a Cisco-Sponsored Web Series About Progressive Cities

Source: Ad Week

Copyright Office: Aereo not a cable company

Microsoft shuts down Xbox Entertainment Studios

Source: Advanced Television

Sandra Bullock Tupperware Movie Acquired by Sony Pictures

Box Office: ‘Dawn of the Planet of the Apes’ Dominates the Weekend’s Newcomers

Source: Hollywood Reporter

Disney Channel Readies Animated Special Based on One of the Most Popular Rides at the Disney Parks

‘ET’ Host Lands at ABC NewsSource: TV Week

Forbes family sells Forbes Media after 97 years

Channel 4 and Magnum Mini partner for ‘sweet’ 9pm film sponsorship

Source: Media Week

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