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4 April 2020 Volume 70 Issue No:18
Television | TV Channels
ViacomCBS buys 49% of Miramax  

ViacomCBS will acquire a 49 per cent stake in Miramax, the Los Angeles-headquartered entertainment company which has been into production and distribution of films and TV shows.


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Television | TV Channels  
Balaji Telefilms' Ekta Kapoor foregoes one-year salary for workers  
Balaji Telefilms joint managing director and creative head Ekta Kapoor will give up her one-year salary, Rs 2.5 crore, to ensure that her workers will not suffer due to the ongoing lockdown caused by the COVID-19 pandemic.  
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iWorld | OTT  
Netflix to contribute $1 mn to the Producers Guild of India Relief Fund  
In response to the shutdown of film and TV production in the country since last month, which left thousands of crew and cast without jobs, streaming giant Netflix has announced a contribution of $1 mn (approximately INR 7.5 crore) to the Producers Guild of India (PGI) Relief Fund.  
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Television | TV Channels  
Star Plus' nine-month long tryst with 'Kahaan Hum Kahaan Tum'  
Production of shows across TV and OTT has halted due to the lockdown. While there is no way to predict when normal functioning will resume, GECs are filling airtime with re-runs of popular shows from the past.  
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Television | TV Channels  
BARC week 12: Colors grabs second position on pay platform and urban market  
Colors grabbed the second position in week 12 of BARC India ratings in the urban market as well as on the pay platform. For more than three consecutive weeks, Sony SAB led the urban market and pay platform.  
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Press Releases
» In another humanitarian gesture, Deltin Group pledges its support towards Goa's fight against COVID19
» ShopClues' Essentials Delivery Goes Contactless; Cancels Cash-on-Delivery payment mode
» Tattvan launches a new initiative "Swastha Samarth" for all amid lockdown
» ZEE LIVE's Supermoon launches "Live to Home" on ZEE5
More News From Indian Television
News channels report highest ever viewership gain in week 12 post lockdown
The overall news genre has reported the highest ever weekly viewership so far this year in the week 12 (21-27 March) of Broadcast Audience Research Council (BARC) India as compared to the previous week (14-20 March), courtesy the lockdown....................... Read More...
EPIC On brings season 2 of 'IQ Panga'
EPIC On – India's Storytellers is ready to host a more exciting and challenging Season 2 of the daily digital quiz, IQ Panga, to engage audiences across age-groups on the platform.. ................ Read More...
Broadcaster trio commits $50 mn of ad inventory to promote vital public health messages
Three of the world's biggest international broadcasters have come together to donate free airtime to public health bodies for the promotion of messages to combat the global coronavirus health crisis. BBC Global News, CNN International and Euronews have committed a combined inventory worth up to $50 million. ............... Read More...
More Indian Stories From Elsewhere
»   Airtel expands content deal with CuriosityStream to cover DTH service
»   Tata Sky Recharge: DTH Operator Introduces Emergency Balance Credit Service
    Source: ET
»   Ramayan re-run breaks TRP records, garners highest ratings for a Hindi GEC show since 2015
»   Buniyaad and Shrimaan Shrimati back on Doordarshan. Know telecast time and other details
    Source: India TV News
»   Coronavirus and space technologies: Satellites to fight with COVID-19!
»   Coronavirus: GoM reviews overall situation across India as country battles sudden surge in COVID-19 cases
    Source: Financial Express
»   Covid-19 Impact: Radio sector reels under crisis; AROI seeks support from govt
»   Telecom operators to track people under quarantine in Chandigarh
    Source: Hindustan Times
»   China to launch communications satellite named after Wuhan
    Source: New Indian Express
»   Mukesh Ambani's Reliance Industries will add ₹25,000 crore to its mammoth pile of debt
    Source: Business Insider
»   Cable TV Subscribers in West Bengal Will Not Face Disconnection
    Source: Telecom Talk
»   COVID-19: Telecom majors offer extra talktime, extend validity to provide relief
    Source: ANI News
»   Lobby seeks relief measures for telecom sector amid virus crisis
    Source: Livemint
More International Stories From Elsewhere
»   Coronavirus support loophole leaves many UK film and TV staff without pay, say MPs
»   UK media outlets told not to promote baseless 5G coronavirus theories
    Source: The Guardian
»   HBO Will Stream 500 Hours of Free Programming, Including Full Seasons of 'Veep,' 'The Sopranos,' 'Silicon Valley'
»   Reed Midem Extends MipTV Online Plus Platform For Extra Week
    Source: Variety
»   FCC enacts $200M telehealth initiative to ease COVID-19 burden on hospitals
»   HBO makes some top shows, movies and documentaries free to stream on HBO NOW and HBO GO
    Source: Tech Crunch
»   Verizon Giving Subscribers Free Premium Channels
»   Usage of TV Continues to Increase, According to Nielsen
    Source: Broadcasting Cable
»   Deeper Dive—What's T-Mobile's video strategy now that Sprint's done?
»   Comcast Xfinity X1 gets the Hulu app
    Source: Fierce Video
»   Frontier Maps Out Restructuring Plan
»   FCC Proposes $6 Million Fine Against TracFone
    Source: Multichannel
»   Avid Delays NAB News to Concentrate on Pandemic
»   FCC Proposes Opening Entire 6 GHz Band for Unlicensed Use
    Source: Tv Technology
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