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01 August 2020 Volume 70 Issue No:22

iWorld | OTT

Sukesh Motwani on creating 'The Gone Game' during the pandemic  
Voot's upcoming series The Gone Game explores how the spread of Covid2019, besides its health ramifications, has taken an emotional toll on people's lives. The series is produced by Bodhi Tree Multimedia co-founder Sukesh Motwani and is directed by Nikhil Nagesh.  
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iWorld | Social Media

YouTube's ad revenue growth slows down in Q2, subscription revenue sees good growth  
In the pandemic-hit period, Google-owned YouTube's advertising revenue declined in the Q2 of 2020 compared to the previous quarter. It has raked $3.81 billion for the quarter up from $3.60 billion in the year-ago period but lower than $4.04 billion in Q1.   
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Television | TV Channels

BARC India COO Romil Ramgarhia resigns  
BARC India COO Romil Ramgarhia has put down his papers. He joined the organisation in 2014 as a chief business officer and was elevated to COO role about two years back. "Romil Ramgarhia has resigned from the services of BARC India effective 31 July 2020," shared BARC India.  
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Movies | Hindi

Impact of Covid2019 on the advertising and film industry  
The entire film fraternity was shaken with effect to the complete lockdown declared by the Indian prime minister in mid-March 2020. Industry people who were otherwise engaged 24X7 now focussed on the 21-day countdown.  
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Television | TV Channels

ABP Network to shift from FTA to pay  
The news network which recently decided to reposition its brand identity from ABP News Network to ABP Network is also bringing a change to its business model. ABP Network chief executive officer Avinash Pandey said that the network will soon go pay from its current free-to-air (FTA) model.  
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Press Releases
» BIG Ganga brings Kajri Utsav, a perfect culmination to its Saawan Celebration
» ZEE 24 Kalak Leads Gujarati News Genre
» Amazon India launches its new campaign - 'Inn Dibbon Mein Kya hai?'
» Mainstream TV is offering "Balcony Ticket" with Pay and Watch possibilities – THE FIRST OTT PLATFORM TO OFFER PAY PER VIEW MODEL.
More News From Indian Television
Jio topline almost triples as op rev climbs in Q1-20
Mukesh Dhirubhai Ambani's largest start-up in the world Reliance Jio Infocomm Ltd (Jio Infocomm) saw standalone operating revenue climb 33.7 percent to Rs 16,557 crore for the quarter ended 30 June 2020 (Q1 2020, period or quarter under review) as compared to the Rs 12,383 crore for the corresponding year ago quarter Q1 2020................................................................. Read More...
"Looking at creating multinational co-funded and co-financed content": Applause Entertainment's Sameer Nair
Many believe this is the golden age for content creators. Applause Entertainment is one of those at the forefront of creating digital content today. However, the company's ambition isn't just restricted to India but rather a global audience. Some of the recent names that can be credited to the Sameer Nair-run company are Hostages, Criminal Justice, Rasbhari, Hasmukh, The Office, etc. ..................................................... Read More...
Colors replaces Zee TV in week 29 of BARC India ratings
Colors channel made a comeback and replaced Zee TV at the third spot on the pay platform in week 29 of 2020 ( Saturday 18 July 2020 to Friday 24 July 2020) of Broadcast Audience Research Council of India (BARC) data.  Dangal, which was at seventh spot for many weeks, slipped down to ninth position in the urban market.. ...................................................... Read More...
More Indian Stories From Elsewhere
»   Airtel betting big on cable operator partnership model to expand home broadband in smaller towns
»   Reliance Jio-Facebook has right building blocks to create WeChat-like 'Super App': Report
    Source: ETTelecom
»   Canceled College Sports Games Put Millions on the Line for ESPN
»   ViacomCBS Enlists SpongeBob to Help Fight Its Streaming Rivals
»   Zimbabwe Billionaire Struggles to Sell Telecom Asset
    Source: Bloomberg Quint
»   Saudi-backed group ends takeover interest in Newcastle United:Report
    Source: HT
»   Cognizant June quarter income down 29% to nearly ₹2,701 crore
    Source: Livemint
»   Mayank Agarwal Becomes 1st Indian Cricketer To Promote NBA Restart, Sports Lakers Jersey
    Source: Republic World
»   National Policy on Education 2020: 5+3+3+4 System for Schools, No Fixed Streams, Single Regulator for Higher Education
    Source: Jagran Josh
»   Industry Reactions On New National Education Policy (NEP 2020)
    Source: Business World
»   Portugal telecom operators to block Huawei from core 5G network
    Source: Telecom Lead
»   Co-founder of CNN dead
    Source: Telegraph India
More International Stories From Elsewhere
»   Sky sees £575m fall in revenue as sport is hit by Covid-19 lockdown
»   Oprah Winfrey honors Breonna Taylor with September magazine cover
    Source: The Guardian
»   ITV Hub Looks Beyond 'Love Island' to Homegrown Originals
»   Apple Enjoys Blowout Third Quarter, Sales Up 11%
»   CBS All Access adds 3,500 new episodes before rebranding in 2021
»   Lyft expands its rental business with Sixt partnership
    Source: Techcrunch
»   NBCU Announces 10M Signups for Peacock
»   Ellen DeGeneres Apologizes to Staff in Letter
    Source: Next Tv
»   Amazon's AVOD audience reach grows to 40M
»   CBS All Access bulks up on more ViacomCBS shows
    Source: Fierce Video
»   Pandemic Pressures Comcast Q2
»   Sarah Barnett to Depart AMC Networks
    Source: Multichannel
»   Report: "Canal Plus refuses to pay its dues to French cinema"
»   UK SVOD slows after Disney+ surge
    Source: Broadband Tv News
»   Pearl TV Expands ATSC 3.0 Webinar Series
»   News Tech Summit 2020: Building A New Newsroom
    Source: Tv Technology
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