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Daily Post 22-01-2014

Wednesday 22nd January 2014
COVER STORY
MSOs get relief from Delhi HC in entertainment tax case
Delhi High Court orders state entertainment tax authority not to take any coercive measures against Hathway Cable, DEN and IMCL till final orders; hearing to resume on 13 March.
MAIN STORIES
Digitisation: MIB gets status report, says single deadline for Phase III and IV

The Information and Broadcasting Ministry is going ahead with the Phases III and IV of digitisation but has clubbed them under one deadline of 31 December 2014.
How Star Plus recreated the epic ‘Mahabharat’
Given the many interpretations of ‘Mahabharat’, it was not an easy task for Star Plus and Swastik Productions to recreate the epic saga for TV….
OTHER STORIES
Why is Star Plus stretching its fiction line-up to six days a week
Record labels vs music industry: The war intensifies
Star India bags Intl Hockey Federation rights for 8 years
MSOs move Delhi HC against entertainment tax order
ICC announces 3-part docu to push the ICC U19 cricket World Cup
L’Oreal Paris ropes in Katrina Kaif as brand ambassador for India
Verizon purchases Intel’s online assets
Google adds Impermium to portfolio
Dentsu completes acquisition of Aegis to create Dentsu Aegis Network
BBC Worldwide India ropes in Akhauri Sinha as COO content and production
Hero Hockey India League gets Radio Mirchi as radio partner
Conax displays portfolio of protection solutions at Convergence India
YEARENDER
A year of glorious uncertainties for kids channels
2013: A year of consolidation and localisation for sportscasters
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
Verizon deal may push US cable to offer online TV services

Amazon developing pay-TV streaming service: Report

Mobile advertising spends to reach $ 41.9 bn by 2017: Gartner

Companies back fresh talent to help them reach wider audience

Higher smartphone use rings in FMCG mobile ad growth

Source: Economic Times

Zee Entertainment Q3 net may rise 8% to Rs 210 cr: Poll

Source: Moneycontrol.com

TV: exploring patriotism or exploiting it?

Source: HIndustan Times

RBNL bets on original local content to drive TV business

Brands get busy on instant chat apps

Dow Jones CEO’s abrupt exit throws strategy into doubt

Source: Business Standard

Govt to amend cable TV laws to make operators fall in line

Sohail annoys ‘Comedy Circus’ makers by participating in Kapil’s show

Source: Times of India

Star India enters into partnership with International Hockey Federation

Sales of PCs tumble in Asia courtesy mobile devices: IDC

Source: Livemint

Apple brings educational content to India with iBooks Textbooks

Mobile ad spends to reach $ 41.9 bn by 2017: Gartner

Source: Financial Express

Aishwarya Rai Bachahan to make a comeback with Mani Ratnam film

Rajput outfit workers protest against Ekta Kapoor’s presence at the Jaipur Literature..

Source: Indian Express

eBay UK, Paypal & Zynga are bringing Bitcoin to the mainstream

Ranbir Kapoor’s ‘Jagga Jasoos’ to release after IPL next year

Source: DNA

ST powers STBs from MultiChoice

Source: CIOL

Star to telecast hockey league

Source: Hindu Business Line

GLOBAL STORIES
Broadcasters: TV more valuable than broadband

Source: Telegraph.co.uk

Viacom’s Branded Content Play Is the Latest Among Cable Giants

Source: Ad Week

Al Jazeera Expands Global Footprint With Turkish Digital Operation

Source: Variety

Comcast adds Barclays as adviser on Time Warner Cable deal-sources

Source: Reuters

Verizon to buy Intel’s TV business for undisclosed sum

Source: CNET

Discovery takes controlling interest in Eurosport

Source: Advanced Television

Paradigm Acquires 50-Percent Stake in Coda Music Agency

MiTu Network Signs Licensing Deal With AOL

Universal Film Head Jeff Shell Installs New CFO Rowan Conn

Source: Hollywood Reporter

HBO and Other Pay-TV Channels Are Shedding Customers, but Another Market Segment Is Booming

Source: TV Week

Disney On ‘Cloud 9’ With 5 Million Viewers For Original Movie

Source: Multichannel News

J.C. Mills Joins ICM Partners As International TV Agent

Source: Deadline.com

Telegraph Media Group drops editor roles in restructure

Source: Media Week

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