iWorld

BBC seeks out new digital ideas for collaboration in India

http://www.indiantelevision.com/sites/drupal7.indiantelevision.co.in/files/styles/smartcrop_800x800/public/images/tv-images/2017/04/10/BBC%20%281%29.jpg?itok=-9RK95f-

MUMBAI: The BBC World Service is creating opportunities for Indian digital and tech companies as it expands services on mobile platforms in the region. Interested companies will then have a few weeks to work on their proposal and submit their idea.

The BBC’s expansion this year will reach all across India with the launch of new TV and digital services in Punjabi, Gujarati, Marathi and Telugu, while current services in Tamil, Hindi and English will be enhanced. Further to this, the BBC’s base in New Delhi will become its biggest outside the UK.

The BBC has been leading in digital innovation across new story formats and platforms in India - this has included a WhatsApp coverage feed during the 2014 Indian Elections and the use of LINE for BBC Hindi content. It is now looking to expand its digital experimentation and collaboration in an exciting new project powered by the BBC’s digital innovation team Connected Studio.

There will be three events this month to kick off the search for experienced digital companies with great ideas, as follows:

19 April, Gurgaon: http://bit.ly/2nCOE6x

21 April, Hyderabad: http://bit.ly/2nquETG

25 April, Bangalore: http://bit.ly/2nROHOa

Details will be presented to attendees at the events and BBC experts will available.

This initiative continues the BBC’s investment in digital innovation across Asia. Information on past Connected Studio briefs and the innovative ideas that were prototyped and built with small digital companies across Africa and Asia is available here.

BBC Connected Studio is an open innovation programme that explores and develops new digital ideas for BBC Online. It works closely with the wider digital and creative industries, sharing tools, assets and expertise to meet specific digital briefs from teams across the BBC.

Latest Reads

http://www.indiantelevision.com/sites/drupal7.indiantelevision.co.in/files/styles/340x340/public/images/tv-images/2018/01/24/love.jpg?itok=OTQWudBY
Plan date night in with love per square foot, on Netflix this Valentine’s Day

Netflix completes the ultimate date-night package of flowers, candles and hearts on Valentine’s Day, bringing love to everyone’s screens with quirky romantic comedy Love Per Square Foot.

iWorld Over The Top Services
http://www.indiantelevision.com/sites/drupal7.indiantelevision.co.in/files/styles/340x340/public/images/tv-images/2018/01/24/reed_0.jpg?itok=zQonr8pQ
Pleased with India progress, says Netflix's Reed Hastings

Netflix CEO Reed Hastings today announced that he was pleased with the progress his streaming powerhouse was making in India. Speaking to Sanford C Bernstein senior research analyst Todd Michael Juenger during a Q4 2017 earnings interview, Hastings said, "We are very pleased with the progress that...

iWorld Over The Top Services
http://www.indiantelevision.com/sites/drupal7.indiantelevision.co.in/files/styles/340x340/public/images/tv-images/2018/01/24/ewta.jpg?itok=lNlBBXYW
Shweta Jain joins Amazon Internet Services

Former NDTV senior vice president of software solutions Shweta Jain has joined Amazon Internet Services as head of media and entertainment services for South Asia.

iWorld Over The Top Services
http://www.indiantelevision.com/sites/drupal7.indiantelevision.co.in/files/styles/340x340/public/images/tv-images/2018/01/24/culture.jpg?itok=zxpAVbwo
Culture Machine adds a new category to the leader board for publishers across India

With the beginning of the New Year, India’s largest digital media company, Culture Machine has made an addition of ‘Food’ category to the existing established leader board for publishers in India.

iWorld Over The Top Services
http://www.indiantelevision.com/sites/drupal7.indiantelevision.co.in/files/styles/340x340/public/images/tv-images/2018/01/24/ali.jpg?itok=YMAhXFif
Eros Digital ropes in former Google exec Ali Hussein as COO

Kishore Lulla-Rishika Lulla Singh-run Eros Digital is muscling up. The digital content streaming and distribution company has signed up former Google and You Tube executive Ali Hussein as chief operating officer (COO). Rishika Lulla Singh is the CEO of the company.

iWorld Over The Top Services
http://www.indiantelevision.com/sites/drupal7.indiantelevision.co.in/files/styles/340x340/public/images/tv-images/2018/01/24/money.jpg?itok=149os_Fn
Moneycontrol becomes India’s first financial platform to launch a dedicated section on Cryptocurrency

MUMBAI: Moneycontrol, India’s leading financial platform, has introduced a dedicated section on Cryptocurrency, as discussions around virtual currencies gain prominence in India’s financial markets. By virtue of this move, moneycontrol becomes India’s first financial platform to offer an...

iWorld eNews
http://www.indiantelevision.com/sites/drupal7.indiantelevision.co.in/files/styles/340x340/public/images/tv-images/2018/01/23/chanpreet.jpg?itok=kJP74MtU
Chanpreet Arora appointed CEO of Vice Media India

Vice Media India has a new sheriff in town. Chanpreet Arora has been appointed as the CEO of the company and is working from the Vice office in Delhi.

iWorld Over The Top Services
http://www.indiantelevision.com/sites/drupal7.indiantelevision.co.in/files/styles/340x340/public/images/tv-images/2018/01/23/Salil_Kapoor.jpg?itok=Vnf7S5Vp
Hooq to maintain its Hollywood focus in India

MUMBAI: Content differentiates the platform and hook the consumers. To become a differentiator, VoD platform Hooq differentiated its offering by not diluting its energy into various verticals.

iWorld Over The Top Services
http://www.indiantelevision.com/sites/drupal7.indiantelevision.co.in/files/styles/340x340/public/images/tv-images/2018/01/22/amazon.jpg?itok=6wIkDXEO
Amazon Prime Music ties up with Saregama

Amazon announced its partnership with Saregama to stream the label’s catalog of 117,000 tracks on Amazon Prime Music when the ad-free music streaming service launches in India.Saregama has one of the largest and the most coveted Indian music selections across multiple Indian languages. It offers a...

iWorld Over The Top Services

Latest News

Load More

Sign up for our Newsletter

subscribe for latest stories