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1 April 2020 Volume 70 Issue No:15
Television | TV Channels
Despite viewership growth, DD needs to overcome content, advertising challenges  
India's public broadcaster, Prasar Bharati, is one of the largest public broadcasters in the world. It got a big boost with DD Free Dish that enabled it to reach into the interior parts of the country where pay channels didn't have much headway.  
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iWorld | OTT  
Disney+ Hotstar to go live from 3 April  
Star India has announced the upgrade of Hotstar to Disney+ Hotstar will take place on 3 April 2020. With a fresh new look and enhanced user interface, Disney+ Hotstar brings together the magic of Disney's storytelling and the scale and technological expertise of Hotstar, giving users an unparalleled video streaming experience.  
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Television | TV Channels  
Sony Sab continues as most watched pay TV Hindi GEC across genres  
Sony Pictures Network India (SPN) Sony Sab continued as the most watched pay TV Hindi GEC in week 11 of 2019 (Saturday, 14 March 2020 to Friday, 20 March 2020, week or period under review). The channel had replaced Viacom18's flagship Hindi GEC Colors which until recently had been the most watched Hindi GEC for a few weeks in 2020.  
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Regulators | I&B Ministry  
I&B min seeks donation of one day's salary to PM-CARES fund  
The ministry of information and broadcasting has appealed to all its officers, staff, including media units, autonomous bodies, and PSUs to contribute their one day's salary to the Prime Minister's Citizen Assistance and Relief in Emergency Situation (PM-CARES) Fund to aid the government's effort to fight the coronavirus pandemic.  
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iWorld | OTT  
IN10 Media inks content partnership deal with ZEE5  
IN10 Media, a network with diverse offerings in the media and entertainment sector, has announced its two-channel content partnership deal with ZEE5. With this partnership, ZEE5 users will have easy access to IN10 Media's infotainment channel EPIC TV, and youth-centric, 24-hour music channel ShowBox.  
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Press Releases
» mCaffeine partners with Clinikk to provide free medical facilities for the employees and their families in the current COVID-19 pandemic
» The Big Stack Poker University joins hands with 9Stacks to produce professional poker players
» Team INOX Unlocks Imagination During The 21-Day Lockdown
» Blaupunkt now offers the suite of Audio Products on its official website
More News From Indian Television
Italy's regional public service broadcaster RAS goes live with Synamedia virtualized DCM
Italy's regional public broadcaster RAS has gone live with Synamedia virtualized Digital Content Manager (DCM) as it prepares to migrate from DVB-T SD/HD to DVB-T2/HEVC HD services by June 2022....................... Read More...
Star Movies to air bouquet of children's film
Star Movies will air some of the most beloved and critically acclaimed children films such as - Cars 2, The Incredibles, Baby's Day Out, Coco, Ice Age: The Meltdown. The Lion King, Frozen, Ferdinand, Finding Nemo, Zootopia. The Jungle Book, Planes: Fire & Rescue, Beauty and The Beast, The Good Dinosaur, Rio................ Read More...
Zee Bangla brings back 8 old shows to entertain viewers
Starting 30 March, Zee Bangla is bringing back some of its iconic shows: Ek Akasher Niche, Agnipariksha, Amar Durga, Dweep Jwele Jai, Bhootu, Goyenda Ginni, Sa Re Ga Ma Pa, and Mirakkel in order to keep its viewers entertained.............. Read More...
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    Source: Telecom Talk
»   Microsoft says Skype users surge 70% amid coronavirus outbreak
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»   Can lemon, turmeric prevent coronavirus? I&B launches Twitter handle to bust fake news
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    Source: Hindustan Times
»   Government launches dedicated Twitter handle for COVID-19 updates
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»   Coronavirus-scarred China says no resumption of major sports events
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»   Telcos take steps to keep users from losing call, SMS services after TRAI request
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»   BSNL, MTNL issue over Rs 10,000 crore for VRS employees
    Source: The News Minute
»   Penalty For DTH, Cable If They Don't Show 25 DD Channels; These 6 TV Serials Will Re-Run On Doordarshan!
    Source: Trak
More International Stories From Elsewhere
»   TV licence fee could be replaced by broadband levy, says BBC
»   Johnson rehires election chief to sharpen coronavirus messaging
    Source: The Guardian
»   New Date Set for Disney Plus Hotstar Launch in India
»   NewFronts 2020 Digital Marketing Series Postponed to June
    Source: Variety
»   Xerox drops $34B HP takeover bid amid COVID-19 uncertainty
»   Maybe we shouldn't use Zoom after all
    Source: Tech Crunch
»   AXS to Air Episodes of 'Live From Daryl's House'
»   CNN's Chris Cuomo Tests Positive for Coronavirus
    Source: Broadcasting Cable
»   Daytime video streaming up 40% during COVID-19 crisis: Conviva
»   Roku OS 9.3 updates search and voice control functions
    Source: Fierce Video
»   NCTA Launches Broadband Network Performance Dashboard
»   FCC Extends Broadcasters' Kids, Programming Reports
    Source: Multichannel
»   Travelxp 4k to leave Astra
»   Digi slams Hungarian 5G decision
    Source: Broadband Tv News
»   Pandemic Brings TV to the Forefront
    Source: Tv Technology
»   RAS migrates with Synamedia, nanocosmos shrinks latency and more
    Source: Tvb Europe
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