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21 Jan 2022 Volume 70 Issue No:74

Television | TV Channels

VBS 2022: Over-regulation could impede pay-TV industry's growth in near-term  
Over-regulation could impede the pay-TV industry's growth in the near term, especially amid rising competition from the OTT platforms, and DD Free Dish's expanding territories, highlighted industry stakeholders at the Video and Broadband Summit (VBS) 2022 on Wednesday.  
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Cable TV | LCO

Important to have a product portfolio that can stand the next decade of digital growth: NxtDigital CEO  
NxtDigital has upskilled 30-35 per cent of its workforce in digital technology, in addition to making a complete shift to the pre-paid model through enabling digital payment mechanisms, said MD and CEO Vynsley Fernandes as he talked about the company's transformation from a cable company into a digital platforms company.  
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iWorld | OTT

Netflix ends 2021 with 222 million global subscribers  
Netflix has announced its financial results for the fourth quarter of 2021. The company reported revenue of $7.7 billion registering a growth of 16 per cent year-on-year. The streaming giant added 8.3 million global paid subscribers in Q4 bringing its paid memberships up to 222 million at the end of 2021.  
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Cable TV | MSO

Hathway Cable reports gross revenues of Rs 455 cr for Q3 FY22  
Hathway Cable and Datacom Ltd posted its third-quarter financial results for FY 2022. The company reported its gross revenue at Rs 455 crore an improvement of three per cent year-on-year.  
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Television | TV Channels

Disney forms international content group, Rebecca Campbell to lead  
The Walt Disney Company is creating a new hub for international content under the direction of international content and operations chairman Rebecca Campbell.  
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Television | TV Channels

Viacom18 to launch its first NFT marketplace Fully Faltoo  
Viacom18's youth, music and English entertainment (YME) cluster is all geared up to set its foot in the rapidly growing digital space of non-fungible tokens (NFTs) with the announcement of The NFT marketplace, set up by - a pioneer and innovator of NFT Technologies, will go live globally on 14 February.  
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Press Releases
» Zee Ganga set to bring latest season of 'Memsaab No 1'
» India Ahead consolidates youth connect starting with poll-bound Uttar Pradesh
» News18 India's special campaign urges people to get fully vaccinated
» Zee Biskope announces programming lineup for New Year
More News From Indian Television
DD Free Dish emerged as enabler of competitiveness in M&E industry: Prasar Bharati CEO
With a presence in over 40 million households, DD Free Dish has emerged as an enabler of competitiveness in the media and entertainment industry, said Prasar Bharati CEO Shashi Shekhar Vempati on Wednesday, highlighting the stupendous growth recorded by the platform in recent years........... Read More...
After edtech & fintech, now is time for media-tech: Anuj Gandhi at VBS 2022
After the edtech and fintech, it's time for India to now witness the rise of media-tech, said M&E consultant and industry veteran Anuj Gandhi while decoding the post-pandemic future of the industry at the 18th edition of the Video & Broadband Summit 2022 (VBS) organised by on Wednesday....... Read More...
Vodafone loses 1.89 mn subs in Nov; Jio, Airtel post strong gains: Trai
Reliance Jio added 2.01 million and Bharti Airtel added 1.31 million wireless subscribers in November 2021 according to subscription data by Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (Trai). Vodafone Idea lost 1.89 million subscribers during the same period, the data revealed....... Read More...
More Indian Stories From Elsewhere
»   NBCUniversal says coverage during Beijing Olympics to include 'geopolitical' issues
»   Microsoft faces challenge cleaning up Activision Blizzard's culture
    Source: ETTelecom
»   OneWeb, Hughes sign 6-year pact to provide satellite broadband services in India
»   Satcom companies will have a valid play in India; to complement telecom networks: Nelco CEO
    Source: ET
»   Govt unveils plan on closure, merger of film media units
»   Dedicated Sat for Tatasky in advanced stages of testing
    Source: TOI
»   Fact Check: Animation video circulated as Indian satellite's collision with International Space Station
    Source: India Today
»   Havells net profit down 12.7% to Rs 305.82 crore in third quarter
    Source: BS
»   Telecom Italia Plans to Revive Open Fiber Network Deal
    Source: Bloomberg Quint
»   Airline companies have nothing to fear from India's 5G plans: Experts
    Source: BT
»   Tata Sky Services That Are Currently Trending Under Rs 100
    Source: Telecom Talk
»   Syed Modi International LIVE: No LIVE broadcaster but Syed Modi International gets sponsorship deals with Dream11 & Adani Group
    Source: Inside Sport
»   UK's plan to freeze TV licence fees sparks debate on the value of public broadcasters
    Source: Scroll
More International Stories From Elsewhere
»   PM-supporting pork pie front page puzzles Sun pundits
»   Facebook's second life: the unstoppable rise of the tech company in Africa
    Source: The Guardian
»   Netflix 'Open' to Licensing Big Video Game Titles
»   Omnific Takes Control of Hong Kong VFX Firm Marvel Digital to Accelerate NFT Output (EXCLUSIVE)
    Source: Variety
»   Peloton CEO acknowledges corrective actions, denies 'halting all production' of bikes and treadmills
»   Spotify still tops other music services, but its market share declined
    Source: Techcrunch
»   Peacock To Launch Local News Channels From NBC-Owned Stations
    Source: Broadcasting Cable
»   LocalBTV hopes to launch in 100 markets by the end of 2022
»   DistroTV adds Spanish-language channels, expands into Latin America
    Source: Fierce Video
»   Apple TV Plus Gives Greenlight to Godzilla, Monsterverse Series
»   Charter CMO Jon Hargis, EVP Field Operations Tom Adams to Retire
    Source: Multichannel News
»   Covid delays new O2 TV platform
»   Disney reaches 179m streaming subs, creates new content hub
    Source: Broadband Tv News
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