Uday Shankar speaks on IPL and sports post-Covid2019

MUMBAI: It seems like nothing can put this journalist-turned-CEO down. Even as most would have been wringing their hands in despair following the disruption in the way business operates following the Covid2019 effect, Uday Shankar, the head honcho of Disney Star India, is taking things in his stride.

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Burger King India partners with Project Mumbai to salute frontline health care workers during Covid2019

MUMBAI: Standing in solidarity with the country’s coronavirus warriors, Burger King India extends support to frontline health care workers. Earlier this month, Burger King India partnered with Project Mumbai, a non-profit organisation, to distribute over 8,000 burgers to frontline doctors, nurses and other staff of hospitals in Mumbai. As part of this initiative, Burger King is delivering freshly prepared burgers to the medical staff of JJ Hospital, St. George Hospital, Cama Hospital and to the control room staff of Mantralaya.

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Likee releases a video with heart-touching Mother's Day message from those stuck in lockdown

New Delhi: Likee, the pioneering short video platform by Singapore-based BIGO Technology Pte Ltd, came up with a unique initiative to connect those, who were unable to visit their homes to celebrate Mother’s Day because of the national lockdown triggered by the Covid-19 pandemic, with their mothers. This initiative under #Likeedreams enabled them to share their messages for their mothers through Likee, which is among the most downloaded apps globally.

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Brands must identify, promote advocates for a better future

NEW DELHI: The ongoing Covid2019 crisis and lockdown is a difficult time for brands across the globe. Retail and D2C players are too faced with wide uncertainties as people are not willing to spend much. However, as per the Department of International Trade, UK, this time comes with a silver lining; as the consumers can’t go outside they have a lot of time in hand to explore, and brands, therefore, must pivot their focus from direct sales to focusing on digital customer engagement. 

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ITV virtual roundtable on seamless video experience today

MUMBAI: The latest roundtable in the Vidnet tech series being organised by will be held today, 12 May, at 5 pm. Powered by Bitmovin, the webinar will discuss the “challenges of ensuing seamless video experience during the Covid2019 pandemic & beyond.”

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Star India, Disney+Hotstar join hands with Project Mumbai in Covid2019 battle

MUMBAI: When the entire world is hobbled by a never-before-seen pandemic of this scale, what the world wants is an unwavering sense of camaraderie that is rooted in humanity. In such a crisis, people and organisations, transcending all man-made restrictions, help each other so as to put up a collective fight against the Covid2019 pandemic.

The country has already seen how the entertainment industry has come out to help those in need of succour.    

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Is television viewership petering out as India adjusts to lockdown?

BENGALURU: Television consumption in India seems to be petering out, according to Broadcast Audience Research Council of India (BARC)-Nielsen Reports. Of course, even in the sixth week and the second extension of the national lockdown to lockdown 3.0, television consumption is 29 per cent higher than during pre-Covid2019 periods. BARC and Nielsen have compared data for the pre-Covid2019 period with average numbers for Weeks 2 to 4 of 2020.

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Agency recovery to take at least 6 months: Havas Group CEO Rana Barua

NEW DELHI: Human beings are a creature of habit and it won’t take them long to get back to the routine once the lockdown is lifted, believes Havas Group CEO Rana Barua. In an exclusive interaction with, he, however, notes that the number of brands that a person usually relies on will drop drastically.

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