Survey reveals 61% Indians suffer mental health-related issues under lockdown

MUMBAI: Covid2019 has been the biggest impending crisis in the current era and has given rise to the new normal way of surviving, both personally and professionally. With uncertainty clouding over nations across the globe, economies have come to a standstill and India has been no different. Companies have been forced to adopt the “survival of the quickest and the smartest” mantra, while the economy struggles to come back to normalcy. With individuals restricted with the four walls of their homes, mental health has taken a severe hit.

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South Indian channels brace for production resumption

MUMBAI: After an extraordinary lull of two months, during which the entire TV production activity came to an abrupt standstill ravaging advertising revenues in its wake, general entertainment channels (GECs) in some south states soon can air fresh content. While the Karnataka government has given approval for resuming indoor shooting of serials to begin from 25 May, the Kerala government has responded favourably to the TV producers’ request.

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Are producers and cinemas heading for showdown on OTT release?

MUMBAI: Nothing compares a theatrical experience: the sprawling screen, overall ambience, high-quality surrounding sound system, the cheering (and sometimes jeering!) crowd, and the overall immersive experience it provides. The pure joy of being there just cannot be supplanted with any other medium. But, the Covid2019 pandemic has necessitated the need for other means of movie release: OTT.

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Vijay TV donates Rs 75 lakh to producers

MUMBAI: Tamil-language GEC Vijay TV has provided a relief amount of Rs 75 lakh to the production workers who produce content for the channel. Two content producers have thanked Vijay TV for the gesture. In separate social media posts, they have expressed gratitude to the channel for providing financial help to distressed producers who have been out of work since the lockdown.

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Aangan Trust, 82.5 Communications highlight lockdown domestic abuse

MUMBAI: For most people, home is a safe haven and a comfort zone but it is not the same for everyone. In fact, during the lockdown, there has been a surge in domestic cases. Sections like women, children and the elderly faced violence of unspeakable proportions.

Recently a report released by India’s National Commission for Women (NCW) stated that it registered 587 domestic violence complaints between 23 March and 16 April, a significant surge from 396 complaints received in the previous 25 days between 27 February and 22 March.

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Brands should focus on creating content that fits their space

MUMBAI: Every individual during the lockdown is trying to master one or the other skill.  But they are not realising that it is okay to ignore the pressure of productivity. Apparently, productivity is not a synonym for safety, health or sanity. This point was raised by Oaktree founder Gaurav Kapur during a webinar discussing the business of content in a post-Covid world, hosted by The Advertising Club Bangalore.

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Total TV viewership grows by 24% in week 18: BARC India & Nielsen

MUMBAI: Total TV viewership has grown by 24 per cent in week 18 over pre- Covid2019 period and recorded 1.1 trillion viewing minutes. The highest viewership was recorded in week 13, post which there has seen a gradual drop, though it’s still significantly higher than Pre COVID levels. TV viewership is still higher than pre-Covid levels, according to the edition 8 of BARC India & Nielsen.  

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CNBC-TV18, CNN-News18 to launch ‘Global Dialogues: The COVID-19 Impact & Beyond’

MUMBAI: CNBC-TV18 and CNN-News18 has joined forces to launch a marquee series, ‘Global Dialogues: The Covid-19 Impact & Beyond’. The series will feature eminent industry leaders across sectors in conversation with Shereen Bhan on CNBC-TV18 and Zakka Jacob on CNN-News18. 

The aim is to bring to fore fresh thinking, insightful research and enriching conversations, they will shed light on the disruptions, solutions and India’s role & relevance in the post Covid2019 World.

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