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Daily Post 23-06-2014

Monday 23 June 2014
COVER STORY
“M&E space will see consolidation in the near future”
Digitisation and 12-minute ad cap will lead to consolidation in M&E sector, says MSM CEO NP Singh. In an interview, he talks about the launch of new channels, revival plans of SET, sports rights and the company’s growth strategy. Regarding acquisition of Maa TV, he says talks have revived.
MAIN STORIES
UPA govt denied licence to Malayalam TV channel due to links with RSS, says Javadekar
I&B minister Prakash Javadekar said that the ministry will expedite Janam TV’s
application.
‘We are providing cost-effective STB solutions tailored for the Indian market’
“The big opportunities we see in 2014 are in STB – DTH and cable mostly, with some terrestrial and IPTV, access,” says Rajiv Kapur.
OTHER STORIES:
MSOs hold fort while ZEEL sizzles
Sudhanshu Vats’ wish list to I&B Minister
MIB keen to strengthen distribution of children’s films
CNN-IBN lines up Budget-special programming ‘Budget of Hope’
SAB TV promoters up stake, infuse Rs 709.2 mn till now
ET Now and Capgemini unveil ‘Super Techies Show 3’
Godrej and Whistling Woods collaborate to launch branded music videos
Discovery Kids to launch kids investigative series ‘Sally Bollywood 2’
AXN to launch Season 4 of ‘Teen Wolf’
Globo’s telenovelas reach Pakistan for the first time
Warner Bros takes full control of Shed Media Group 
Natl Geo Channels Intl greenlights news shows from London content hub
BBC’s global news audience records 265 mn people a week
IOC awards rights for Olympics in Japan
Rupert Murdoch pushing for immigration reform in the US
Macy’s appoints Nick’s SpongeBob SquarePants as 2014 holiday ambassador
Google’s Nest Labs to buy Dropcam for $555 million
Google buys video advertising firm mDialog
Axel Springer takes 20% stake in French startup Qwant.com
Google buys video advertising firm mDialog
INDIA STORIES
Indian music gets 10% revenue from caller tunes abroad

DD, pvt channels should collaborate, says Javadekar

In India, social networks get users, not money

Google’s Nest to buy security startup Dropcam for $555 mn

India bags 27 metals at Cannes Ad Fest

EPL to get a better shot at wooing fans in India

Google considering investment in new sea cable: WSJ

India to clock fastest Facebook user growth globally in 2014

Source: Business Standard

Eros International Media: Buy

Kisan TV channel likely to be launched soon

Source: Hindu Business Line

Inside the Network18 takeover

Media freedom curtailed during UPA regime: Javadekar

World Cup television coverage breaks viewing records: FIFA

Google considering investment in new subsea cable: report

Telecom investors must watch Reliance Jio more than budget

Source: Livemint

Prasar Bharati mulling ‘krishi’ channel for farmers

Government keen on promoting children’s films: Prakash Javadekar

Samyukta Iyer and Janvi Parekh bag India’s first-ever silver at the Young Lions at Cannes

India to clock fastest Facebook user growth globally in 2014

Source: Economic Times

Google’s Nest Labs to buy Dropcam for $555 million, says report

From ‘Dhoom 3’, ‘2 States’ to ‘Holiday’, Rs 100-cr box office collections club getting crowded

Source: Financial Express

Maksim Chmerkovskiy bids goodbye to ‘Jhalak Dikhhla Jaa’

Amitabh Bachchan plays a cameo in ‘Ghoomketu’

Source: Indian Express

Cinemas remove Sri Lankan film after threat

Source : Hindu

Ranvir Shorey follows Drashti Dhami, exits Jhalak Dikhhla Jaa?

Source: DNA

GLOBAL STORIES
TV drama tax credit helps put UK in the global game

Source: The Guardian

Danville may play spoiler role in cable companies’ mega merger

Source: Central Kentucky News

MTRCB commends cable channel’s self-regulation on ‘Walking Dead’ series

Source: Inquirer.net

TrueVisions to have internal rating system

Source: The Nation

Ex-Sony man Singer joins General Harmonics

Survey: Men more likely cord-cutters

Source: Advanced Television

Disney’s ‘Newsies’ to End Hit Broadway Run

Jeff Robinov Finds Financing From China’s Fosun International

Source: Hollywood Reporter

YouTube, Netflix headed to some cable set-top boxes around the globe

Source: Afterdawn

Channel 20 deal will bulk up TV ad buys, watchers say

Source: Crain’s Detroit Business

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