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Weekly Post 29-03-2014

Saturday 29 March 2014
TVP Exclusives
Govt asks DTH operators to cough up Rs 20.7 bn as licence fee dues
Even as the case is pending in the Supreme Court, the government has sent notices to all the six private DTH operators asking them to cough up the pending licence fee dues within the next 15 days. The total amount claimed is a whopping Rs 2,066 crore. Dish TV will have to pay Rs 625 crore and Tata…
Bansal picks up 36% in 9X Jhakaas; 9X Media to shift channel to subsidiary arm INX Music
Sandeep Bansal picks up 36% in Marathi music channel 9X Jhakaas. 9X Media to shift 9X Jhakaas to subsidiary arm INX Music, which already houses Punjabi music channel 9X Tashan…
Interview of Gaurav Banerjee – ‘We need to find ways of making primetime bigger and more impactful’
In his first interview after taking charge of Star Plus? business, Gaurav Banerjee talks about how the channels substantive shift has been propelled by the….
Other Top stories of the week
ETV plans to launch a Punjabi news channel
Guarded elation for a cable TV chief executive
IndiaCast to launch separate feed of Colors for APAC
Pix’s key strategic initiatives in 2014
Kings XI Punjab to stay profitable amid challenges, says Mohit Burman
Lionsgate enters Indian market, to co-produce ‘Warrior’ in Hindi with Endemol
BARC to begin commercial deployment of audio watermarking technology
After broadcasters, MHA asks MSOs to give details for security clearance
Broadcasters eye Rs 150 crore windfall from election ad spends
Hathway Cable expands into Bengaluru with Docsis 3.0 broadband service
Siti Cable open to acquisitions, plans to seed 6 mn STBs in Phases III and IV
Ad and content firm launches Bengali channel Orange TV targeted at youth
Star Sports tests the waters with ad-free service on Tata Sky
Hathway Cable and Star Sports battle it out over DAS deals
Reliance MediaWorks’ promoters to cough up Rs 314.76 crore to buy out public shares
Hathway Cable bets big on HD service
Sony Liv inks distribution deal with Box TV
MIB issues advisory to Colors regarding content of ‘Bigg Boss’
MIB issues warning to Amrita TV for airing ‘A’-rated film
INDIA STORIES
I&B seeks over Rs 2000 crore from DTH companies as license feeTop IPL advertisers like Vodafone, Idea set to spend big after Supreme Court reliefCandy Crush brings IPO market back to earth

I&B Ministry seeks Rs 2k cr in licence fee from 6 DTH cos

Online retailers like Flipkart, Jabong and Quikr spending massively on television ads

Source: Economic Times

IPL ad revenue may get hit for a six

BCCI says apex court’s interim order is acceptable

JWT buys Social Wavelength

Source: Hindu Business Line

HUL takes the Bollywood route for product launchGavaskar to steer BCCI through IPL 7 as SC sidelines SrinivasanAamir Khan writes to EC, clarifies he is not supporting AAP Nadella is breaking Microsoft out of WindowsSource: Livemint

Vikram Johri: TV’s values and ours

IPL 7 on track, Sunil Gavaskar interim BCCI President

Despite IPL mess, Brand Dhoni unscathed for now

Source: Business Standard

Clarity on IPL 7 revives advertising buzz around the tournamentBCCI bats for MSD, says skipper didn’t lie on Meiyappan
:Source: Financial Express
Rajshree Thakur to quit hit TV show Maharana Pratap?Supreme Court makes Sunil Gavaskar BCCI chief for IPL, no role for N SrinivasanSource: Indian Express
HDFC Sec maintains ‘Buy’ on Dish TV
Source: Myiris.com
Journalists, media under attack from hackers – Google researchersSource: FirstPost
GLOBAL STORIES
Jake Silverstein Named Editor of New York Times MagazineComcast’s Cohen Defends Time Warner Cable Deal
L.A. TV Stations Successfully Test Sharing One ChannelSource: Ad Week
Maker Studios’ First Deal With Cable TV Brings Bart Baker to Music ChoiceSource: MashableCBS May Create Its Own Internet-TV Service to Challenge Aereo

Source: Bloomberg

Spain: 9 DTT channels will close in May
Streamed ads now more expensive than cableSource: Advanced Television
Spot the Lawsuit in This 2011 James Marsden-Russell Brand FilmHow Georgia Toppled Louisiana in Attracting TV ProductionsSource: Hollywood Reporter
Syfy Announces Return of SeriesOne Down, One to Go for ‘GMA’ as the ABC Morning Show Tries to Lock In Its On-Air LineupSource: TV Week Microsoft launches programmatic video networkDCM and D&AD unveil best film-inspired adsSource: Media Week

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