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Dish TV Rs 1,000 cr rights issue critical for business survival: Official
​​ Dish TV is facing competition from the rapid growth of new distribution platforms like OTT and increased penetration of the free DTH platform of public broadcaster Doordarshan, and needs funds to upgrade and convert all its existing STB into smart boxes offering multiple services, the official, who wished not to be named, said.

OTTs to make their debut on International Film Festival of India
American filmmaker Martin Scorsese along with critically acclaimed Hungarian director Istvan Szabo, will be conferred the Satyajit Ray Lifetime Achievement Award.

IBDF re-elects K Madhavan as president
“I am humbled by the trust and faith IBDF members have reposed in me to lead the foundation for a second term,” Madhavan said. “We are at an interesting crossroad where the combination of consumer, regulatory and technology trends is remodelling the media landscape and ecosystem."

India must implement a policy framework around data protection for esports: FEAI
“As the immediate three-point agenda, we must firstly work towards maintaining the centrality of players and consolidating a talent pool in the country under a professional structure,” said Rajani Navani, Founder, JetSynthesys.

Zee-Invesco dispute: Bombay HC to pronounce order on Oct 26


Some broadcasters exploiting a-la-carte pricing of TV channels, will keep strict watch: TRAI
Telecom regulator TRAI Friday said some broadcasters are exploiting the freedom available for a-la-carte pricing of TV channels and warned that it will keep a "strict watch" on them and not shy away from taking action in the "larger interest" of consumers and the sector.

Exclusive: Invesco is seeking control over ZEE board and sabotage merger with Sony, alleges Punit Goenka
In his affidavit in the NCLT, Goenka has called out Invesco for its malafide intent of removing him for not agreeing to a merger deal proposed by the investor.

Shortform content grows 1.37x in terms of monthly active users since June 2020, says report
Shortform content has grown 1.37x in terms of the monthly active user (MAU) and 1.1x in terms of daily active users from June 2020, when Chinese app TikTok was banned in India, a report said.

Bombay HC reserves order in ZEE's civil suit challenging legality of Invesco’s requisition notice
Appearing for ZEE, senior advocate Gopal Subramanium argued that the requisition brings illegality since the shareholders have not taken prior approval from the Ministry of Information and Broadcasting (MIB), and it is also in the violations of various rules and guidelines of SEBI, MIB and the Competition Commission of India (CCI).

Zee vs Invesco: HC asks Zee to call EGM, assures on allowing time to contest outcome


DC Comics, Superman trolled for showing Kashmir as 'Disputed’ region in new animated film
In the short 23-second clip, allegedly from the film ‘Injustice’, Superman and Wonder Woman are seen destroying military hardware including aircrafts in Kashmir. Subsequently, a voice-over said, “In ‘disputed Kashmir’, Superman and Wonder Woman destroyed every piece of military equipment, declaring it an ‘arms-free’ zone.”

ZEE to consider EGM notice after Bombay HCs assurance on allowing time to contest outcome
The court, while making such a suggestion also asked the parties to propose a date and name of some neutral chairperson to conduct the EGM.

Film exhibition business will be back to the pre-Covid level in 3-4 months: PVR chairman Ajay Bijli
Ajay Bijli, in an interview with ET, also said that PVR is not looking at any acquisitions right now. "We have to be very careful; we're just getting out of the pandemic, and you know the company has to ensure that our balance sheet is strong and we have to make sure that revenues start coming in, before we take any decisions."

Dolly Khanna buys this media stock amidst speculations over takeover by Adani Group
Earlier, there were speculations in the market that Gautam Adani-led Adani Group may acquire NDTV. However, NDTV promoters have shunned the rumours.

OnMobile Global announces new leadership structure; names Sanjay Baweja as MD, Global CEO
Baweja was associated with OnMobile Global Ltd as an Independent Director on the Board from September 2015 till May 2020 and as Chief Financial Officer since June 2020.


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