iWorld

“I am delighted that PM has given preference and priority to digitise India:” Ratan Tata

https://www.indiantelevision.com/sites/default/files/styles/smartcrop_800x800/public/images/internet-images/2015/07/03/Untitled-1_0.jpg?itok=E8rXnmkt

MUMBAI: In a marquee philanthropic move, Tata Trusts has teamed up with Google India to take internet closer to women of rural India with its ‘Internet Saathi’ initiative. The move comes at a time when India is celebrating ‘Digital India Week’.

The initiative has been built on the philosophy that it is important to digitise the entire country and not just a particular geography or gender.

Tata Group chairman Ratan Tata at the time of launch of the initiative said, “It’s a privilege for us (Tata Trusts) to join hands with Google, a company I vastly admire because of the way it has digitised billions of people with its broad connectivity.”

Tata further added, “It took 7 to 10 years for India to popularise telephone, but today, right from a pan wala to a rickshaw driver, there are millions using the mobile phone. They can buy a prepaid sim and use the device and that has helped in enhancing their self respect and has brought education and knowledge closer to them. Such is the power of internet. I am delighted that our Prime Minister (Narendra Modi) has given preference and priority to digitise India.”   

India is a booming market when it comes to mobile phones and wireless internet. “It’s absolutely unbelievable. No one thought India would have so many mobile phone users who are now gradually transforming into smartphone consumers. It’s very essential for women in rural India to earn their livelihood and be self dependent. I hope this initiative takes internet closer to them and takes commerce closer to them. I wish luck to Google, Intel and my colleagues at Tata Trusts,” he concluded. 

Latest Reads

https://www.indiantelevision.com/sites/default/files/styles/340x340/public/images/tv-images/2020/12/05/netflix-ind.jpg?itok=Kgz5cQk2
StreamFest is here for Indians to 'Netflix & Chill'

KOLKATA: The much-hyped Netflix StreamFest is finally here. The global streaming giant is offering Indian users free access to its vast content portfolio during this weekend (5-6 December). "At Netflix, we want to bring the most amazing stories from across the world to all fans of entertainment in...

iWorld Over The Top Services
https://www.indiantelevision.com/sites/default/files/styles/340x340/public/images/tv-images/2020/12/04/mx-player-series-marathi_0.jpg?itok=0lL2p7vY
Wife wishes for ‘upgraded’ husband in MX Player’s exclusive Marathi series

NEW DELHIA: MX Player is now streaming yet another exclusive Marathi web series titled Baykola Hava Tari Kay (What a Wife Wants). The comedy web series includes actors like Shreya Budge, Aniket Vishwasrao, Nikhil Ratnaparkhi, and others. The series is an MX Exclusive and Mirchi Play original. This...

iWorld Over The Top Services
https://www.indiantelevision.com/sites/default/files/styles/340x340/public/images/tv-images/2020/12/04/sonyliv.jpg?itok=4bkVeR9V
India-Australia tour doubles up viewership on SonyLIV

The India tour of Australia is underway and is making waves in a cricket-worshipping nation such as ours. Post a rough start, the Men in Blue are back to winning ways and have garnered a remarkable response on SonyLIV.

iWorld Over The Top Services
https://www.indiantelevision.com/sites/default/files/styles/340x340/public/images/tv-images/2020/12/04/sons-of-the-soil_1.jpg?itok=XELesrdn
Sons of the Soil: Jaipur Pink Panthers drops on Amazon Prime Video

The highly anticipated docu-series Sons of the Soil: Jaipur Pink Panthers has finally debuted on Amazon Prime Video. The five-episode series, directed by British director Alex Gale, stars the players from Pro Kabaddi League’s Jaipur Pink Panthers team, alongside Abhishek Bachchan, the team owner.

iWorld Over The Top Services
https://www.indiantelevision.com/sites/default/files/styles/340x340/public/images/tv-images/2020/12/04/dic.jpg?itok=8FESTLZi
Discovery+ introduces India-special original shows

Launched earlier this year, Discovery+ is all set to up the ante by foraying into original programming for the India market.

iWorld Over The Top Services
https://www.indiantelevision.com/sites/default/files/styles/340x340/public/images/tv-images/2020/12/04/dis.jpg?itok=4hb5myxQ
Disney+ Hotstar collaborates with MediaMath

Disney+ Hotstar has collaborated with MediaMath to enable advertisers and agencies to measure reach and frequency on the OTT platform’s programmatic inventory in a trusted, and brand-safe environment.

iWorld Over The Top Services
https://www.indiantelevision.com/sites/default/files/styles/340x340/public/images/tv-images/2020/12/02/lionsgate-play.png?itok=pkI3PuAO
Lionsgate Play enters Indian streaming arena with SVoD model

Another global player makes its official foray in India with the rollout of Lionsgate Play. After running on partnerships for more than a year, Lionsgate has now introduced its independent streaming service.

iWorld eNews
https://www.indiantelevision.com/sites/default/files/styles/340x340/public/images/tv-images/2020/12/02/studio_bodhi.jpg?itok=vkkOLmWG
Studio Bodhi is newest entrant in regional OTT space

Mumbai: Covid2019 has given a huge fillip to the OTT industry. There is a massive surge in the audiences on these platforms and viewers are consuming more content than ever, thus creating a huge requirement for fresh content. The acceleration in the rate of content adoption and growing demand for...

iWorld Over The Top Services
https://www.indiantelevision.com/sites/default/files/styles/340x340/public/images/tv-images/2020/12/02/zx.jpg?itok=8PtJLTKt
22nd DigiCon6 Asia awards: India’s Neeraja Raj bags Asia silver

At the 22nd DigiCon6 Asia Awards, which recognises and rewards talented creators throughout the region, India’s Neeraja Raj bagged Asia silver for her submission - Meow or Never - in the category of best animated technique.

iWorld Over The Top Services

Sign up for our Newsletter

subscribe for latest stories

* indicates required