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7 April 2020 Volume 70 Issue No:20
iWorld | OTT
Lockdown binge-watching a boon for OTT  
This unprecedented crisis called COVID-19 has turned out to be a blessing in disguise for OTT platforms. With people locked indoors, the only refuge has been their smartphones, giving way to, possibly, the next wave of growth for OTT companies.  
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Television | TV Channels  
News channels undertake moment marketing on PM's clarion call  
News channels across genres cashed in on prime minister Narendra Modi's clarion call to light a lamp as a collective show of resistance to fight the COVID-19 pandemic, by broadcasting special programmes or participating directly in the initiative.  
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Television | TV Channels  
Sony Pictures Networks pledges Rs 100 million to film, TV daily wage earners  
Sony Pictures Networks India (SPN) will contribute Rs 100 million to support daily wage workers in the media and entertainment industry, in response to the nationwide lockdown to contain the widespread impact of the COVID-19 pandemic.  
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iWorld | OTT  
MX Player inks content deal with Paramount Pictures, Sony Pictures Television India  
MX Player, a home-grown OTT platform, has inked a content deal with international studios like Paramount Pictures and Sony Pictures Television India, becoming the first platform to do so.   
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iWorld | OTT  
ALTBalaji partners with PayPal  
ALTBalaji, one of India's leading homegrown OTT platforms, has joined hands with popular payment gateway PayPal, to ensure its audiences non-stop entertainment and offering them a host of convenient payment experiences.  
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Television | TV Channels  
9X Jalwa now available on DD Free Dish  
9X Media's all-time hits Bollywood music channel 9X Jalwa is now also available on India's only free direct-to-home service DD Free Dish. 9X Jalwa can be viewed on DD Free Dish at LCN #64.  
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Press Releases
» Viviana Mall live streams music performance
» In a bid to help the underprivileged & frontline workers, GOQii launches 'Health Quiz Karona'
» On the eve of World's Health Day, IPRS CreativeShala to host a LIVE session on Coping with anxiety and creative block!
» 'World from Home' with Koffee with Karan Binges 12 hours a Day only on Star World
More News From Indian Television
The show must go on! When news anchors broadcast live from homes
The COVID-10 pandemic has virtually thrown every aspect of human life out of gear. The television media, in particular the news genre, teetered on the brink of breakdown in the face of an unprecedented lock-down. But, as they say, the show must go on....................... Read More...
Moonbug eyes the Indian kids' content market
Kids-focussed entertainment company Moonbug is betting big on the Indian market with its wide bouquet of appealing kid fare for pre-school children. The company – which acquires, creates and distributes content for kids – is in active discussions with some of the leading platforms in India. ............... Read More...
Sony Pictures Network premieres film promoting positivity amid COVID-19 pandemic
'Stay at home', 'stay safe', 'wash your hands', 'work from home', 'maintain social distancing' are the statements that one hears these days. In these tough circumstances, stalwarts of the Indian film industry have come together with a unique short film, Family, to spread the message that social distancing and staying-at-home can be made more productive. ............... Read More...
More Indian Stories From Elsewhere
»   ITI contributes Rs 64 lakhs to PM-CARES fund for fight against Coronavirus
»   Japanese telco Rakuten Mobile to use drone to carry out base station inspection
»   Apple supplier Foxconn's sales down 7.7% in March
    Source: ETTelecom
»   Trai NTO 2.0 Implementation Might Affect TV Segment Revenues
»   Airtel Home Plans Combining Multiple Services Under One Bill Launched: Check Prices
    Source: Telecom Talk
»   Lockdown Dairies: Radio Mirchi introduces a creative challe ge for listeners
    Source: TOI
»   Rejoice, cricket lovers! DD Sports to broadcast highlights of India's matches from 2000s
    Source: India Tv News
»   Govt ropes in industrial leaders for tech approach to corona fight
    Source: Indian Express
»   Barcelona slashes staggering wage bill to survive corona lockdown
    Source: Hindustan Times
»   9 Free Online Learning resources by MHRD for school students and for competitive exams like NEET, JEE
    Source: Times Now News
»   PB seeks content, BCCI says take it
    Source: Pune Mirror
»   Mobile recharges are the latest victim of the lockdown, down by 35%
    Source: Business Insider
»   Indian Ministers, MPs To Take 30% Pay Cut For One Year
    Source: Bloomberg Quint
»   UPDATE 3-U.S. agency rejects group's request to probe Trump coronavirus broadcasts
    Source: Reuters
»   Telangana CM KCR tells PM Modi to extend 21-day lockdown
    Source: The News Minute
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
»   Iflix Asian Streamer Cuts Jobs as Coronavirus Adds to Debt Woes
»   Top Tabloid Exec Dylan Howard Out at American Media Inc. (EXCLUSIVE)
    Source: Variety
»   FCC shoots down petition to label Trump's coronavirus broadcasts as hoaxes
»   Airbnb turns to private equity to raise $1 billion
    Source: Tech Crunch
»   Streaming Platform Quibi Has Launched
»   Comscore Launches Faster Local TV Ratings Service
    Source: Broadcasting Cable
»   Charter raises minimum wage for all employees to $20/hour
»   Q&A: Hulu's chief architect talks scaling the platform
    Source: Fierce Video
»   Will T-Mobile Soon Offer 'Hulu on Us,' Too?
»   Legislators Push for $2B in Broadband Bucks
    Source: Multichannel
»   ViacomCBS buys Ananey Communications
»   Marc Welinski joins Qwest TV
    Source: Broadband Tv News
»   Coronavirus puts NBC Sky World News channel on hold
»   French TV giants join forces on #Alamaison linear channel
    Source: Tvb Europe
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