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Daily Post 23-01-2014

Thursday 23rd January 2014
COVER STORY
Kantar takes TV rating issue to Delhi HC; ordered to file affidavit on shareholding
Kantar Market Research Services, the WPP company which is a 50% stakeholder in TAM, has filed a writ petition challenging govt’s TV rating agency guidelines. Delhi High Court Bench comprising Justice Manmohan directs Kantar to file an affidavit detailing its shareholding in TAM.
MAIN STORIES
Reliance Broadcast sets delisting price, promoters to spend Rs. 925 mn 
Reliance Broadcast Network fixes delisting offer price of Rs. 46.47 per share; promoters to spend minimum of Rs. 924.8 million towards acquisition of public…
ZEEL’s strong ad growth run continues, Q3 net up 10.5%
ZEEL’s Q3 ad rev up 34.3% even as it follows 12-minute ad cap; fresh investments on content and new channel launches to continue.
OTHER STORIES
India-SA series spikes ZEEL’s Q3 sports biz loss to Rs. 1 bn
TV18 Broadcast completes ETV stake acquisition
MSM gets Delhi HC interim order against parties giving live updates of India –NZ matches
Colors to test talent of celebs in ‘Mission Sapne’
ZEEL Q3 net up 10% to Rs. 2.14 bn, revenue up 26.5%
9X Media unveils third compilation with Universal Music
PlanetRadiocity forays into Kerala with Radio City Malayalam
Disney Channel brings back Mickey Mouse through short stories
International Tennis Premier League launched
Discovery to acquire controlling interest in Eurosport
News Corp to review Dow Jones’ institutional strategy
Exset launches DMS 2.0 for interactive pay-TV networks in emerging markets
SVOD growing faster than all other types of digital-video acquisition in the US
Apple, Samsung lead smartphone sales in the US
Verizon to acquire Intel Media
BBC Worldwide signs deal with KT to launch CBeebies SVOD service in South Korea
Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg to deliver keynote at Mobile World Congress
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
TAM partner challenges new TV rating normsNetwork18 finishes Rs 2,053-cr deal to acquire ETV stakes

Guidelines for TV rating agencies: HC asks Kantar to file affidavit

100% privacy difficult in digital age, says technology titans

Yahoo! users will be mostly mobile in 2014 says CEO Marissa Mayer

Facebook tests ad network business on other companies’ mobile apps

Online retailers rush to create applications, specialised tools to drive sales

Source: Economic Times

Pakistan imports illegal Dish TV from India but refuses to rid itself of ancient cable operators?

Source: The Express Tribune

IPL 7 likely to stay in India

A show for Vegetarianism on Sri Sankara TV

Yahoo is most-visited desktop website in US

Source: Times of India

TAM promoter challenges new TV ratings
ZEEL margins take a hit due to sports losses in Q3 FY14

TAM shareholder moves Delhi High Court against TV rating guidelines

Local content key for entertainment, decides Reliance Broadcast

Jai Ho: Cinemas unsure if Salman will enter 2014 with a bang

Sony to take on Star in the sports broadcasting space

Source: Business Standard

Kantar Media takes govt to court over TV ratings guidelines

Zee profit rises 10.5% to Rs.213.6 cr in Dec quarter

Yahoo big on desktops as world goes mobile

B. G. Mahesh: The techie behind Narendra Modi’s campaign

Source: Livemint

Dhoom 3 box office collections surge to over Rs 530 croreVerizon looks to expand TV services

Source: Financial Express

Salman Khan worried about the Box Office fate of ‘Jai Ho’Naseerudin Shah is entitled to his opinion on ‘Bhaag Milkha Bhaag’: Farhan Akhtar

Source: Indian Express

Amazon likely to launch live Internet TV serviceEmami lines up new products and razes up competition by hiking advertisement spends

Source: DNA

Wipro shuts mobile TV businessTelugu cinema icon ANR dead

Source: Hindu Business Line

GLOBAL STORIES
Disney Channel is Cable TV’s #1 Network in Prime in Total ViewersSource: Broadway World

OSN and ABS-CBN strengthen partnership, offer more channels

Source: Zawya

UTA Makes Big Move Into TV News With Acquisition Of N.S. Bienstock AgencySource: Variety

YouView customers gain access to Sony Entertainment Television

Source: Digital Spy

Big Cable Merger Jousting Enters Public Sniping PhaseSource: Business Week

Global pay-TV subscribers to top 1.1bn

Source: Advanced Television

Netflix Stock Rises 14 Percent, Bests Estimates With Quarterly EarningsSundance: Sony Pictures Classics Acquires Road Trip Comedy ‘Land Ho!’

Source: Hollywood Reporter

Leo Burnett Names Hedger Global Strategy Head
Source: Ad Week

ITV Orders Full Series Of Horror-Themed Game Show ‘Release The Hounds’

Source: Deadline.com

Iran broadcaster breaks rule over musical instruments played on TVSource: The Guardian

Total Media wins Epson’s European media account

Source: Media Week

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