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2 April 2020 Volume 70 Issue No:16
Regulators | I&B Ministry
Govt sets up COVID-19 Fact Check Unit to counter fake news  
In the wake of influx of misinformation that the government says is being spread through social media, the press information bureau of the ministry of information and broadcasting (MIB) has set up a portal, COVID-19 Fact Check Unit.  
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Television | TV Channels  
Wimbledon 2020 becomes latest sporting event to be cancelled due to Covid-19  
For the first time since World War II (1945), the Wimbledon Championships 2020 has been cancelled by a year amid rising concern of the novel Covid-19 pandemic, confirms All England Club Lawn Tennis Club (AELTC) in its official press statement.  
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Television | TV Channels  
NBSA advises news channels to use social media content after thorough verification  
The News Broadcasting Standards Authority (NBSA) has advised member broadcasters of the News Broadcasters Association (NBA) to verify any content used from social media platforms in their news programmes at the highest editorial levels before being telecast in the wake of the recent supreme court order regarding news related to Covid19 coverage.  
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Television | TV Channels  
NBA hails supreme court order to counter COVID-19 fake news menace  
The News Broadcasters Association (NBA) has welcomed the Supreme Court's decision of urging media to take up against fake news menace revolving around the novel coronavirus in social media. Supreme Court on 31 March had ordered that the media should report responsibly and weed out any fake news in social media while telecasting news on the Coronavirus crisis.  
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Television | TV Show  
Promax India Conference and Awards Show postponed  
Given the circumstances surrounding the outbreak of COVID-19 (coronavirus) and the future being uncertain in terms of timings, we have no choice but to postpone the Promax India Conference and Awards Show in Mumbai.  
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Television | TV Channels  
Nickelodeon franchise witnesses 20 per cent growth in weekly viewing minutes  
In this period of lockdown, the kids' category has seen a surge in viewership including the growth of the Nickelodeon franchise ratings, which have in fact fuelled the growth of the entire kid's category. The kids' genre has seen a 33 per cent growth by moving up to nine per cent share in total TV at 2+.  
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Press Releases
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More News From Indian Television
TikTok donates Rs 100 cr worth medical equipment in India
In the global fight against the spread of COVID-19, doctors and supporting medical staff are the heroes at the forefront of combating this pandemic. With companies coming forward to make contributions to fight the cause, social media giant TikTok has made a donation worth Rs 100 crore to the government of India....................... Read More...
NBA players go head-to-head in first-ever 'NBA 2K players tournament'
National Basketball Association (NBA), and National Basketball Players Association (NBPA) announced the "NBA 2K Players Tournament," an NBA 2K20 gameplay tournament between 16 current NBA players from 3 April on ESPN and ESPN2................ Read More...
Sony Pictures Networks India extents broadcast partnership with WWE by 5 yrs
Sony Pictures Networks India (SPN) and World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE) have announced a five-year extension agreement to broadcast weekly wrestling matches, buttressing the fact that wrestling is one of the most-watched non-cricket sports in India............... Read More...
More Indian Stories From Elsewhere
»   NFL On Nickelodeon Announcement Prompts Comical Reactions On Social Media
»   Arun Govil Back In Spotlight With 'Ramayan' Re-run, Here's A Look At His Net Worth
»   Jimmy Neesham Trolls ICC For Inexplicable KL Rahul-Virat Kohli April Fools' Day Post
    Source: Republic World
»   Uber launches 'UberMedic' service to help healthcare workers commute amid COVID-19
»   SEBI imposes Rs 1 crore penalty on Yes Bank's two promoter entities
    Source: The News Minute
»   Apple India ups iPhone prices by over 5%, courtesy GST hike
    Source: ETTelecom
»   Mobile network traffic flattening after initial surge fuelled by lockdowns, no need for added spectrum
    Source: Livemint
»   England don't win the 2005 Ashes
    Source: ESPN
»   Star Sports to re-run India's 2011 WC triumph on 9th Anniversary
    Source: Inside Sport
»   BSNL Launches Three Plans For Prepaid Customers; Offering Content From Eros Now
    Source: Gizbot
»   I&B Ministry asks IPR to counter fake news
    Source: Morung Express
More International Stories From Elsewhere
»   Evening Standard announces pay cut and furloughs after ad slump
»   Big Issue to be sold in stores for first time after street sales paused
    Source: The Guardian
»   Quibi Target of Injunction Request Seeking to Block Its Turnstyle Mobile Tech
»   T-Mobile Completes Sprint Takeover, Repeats Vow to Not Raise Prices for 3 Years
    Source: Variety
»   'Content network effect' makes TikTok tough to copy
»   In a significant change, Apple customers can now buy or rent titles directly in the Prime Video app
    Source: Tech Crunch
»   AT&T Names Kilar as WarnerMedia CEO
»   Kane Returns to KREM-TV as Executive News Director
    Source: Broadcasting Cable
»   DirecTV gets the Dodgers as AT&T, SportsNet LA end years-long standoff
»   Former Hulu CEO Kilar picked to lead WarnerMedia
    Source: Fierce Video
»   FCC Chairman Ajit Pai's 6 GHz Proposal Draws Crowd
»   NCTA: Industry Donating $100 Million of COVID-19 PSA Ad Time, Space
    Source: Multichannel
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