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4 August 2020 Volume 70 Issue No:24

Television | TV Channels

"India is not yet developed to venture into TV pay model": Sri Adhikari Brothers' Markand Adhikari  
15 September 1959 saw a small transmitter and a makeshift studio in a corner of Delhi give birth to terrestrial television. Decades later in 1990, India saw the arrival of private television channels.  
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Television | TV Channels

"Outdated measurement system promoting dramatic reporting on news channels": ABP Network's Avinash Pandey  
Recently, came out with a story on the aftermath of the untimely demise of Bollywood actor Sushant Singh Rajput and the media circus that followed sharing crucial details of his reported suicide.  
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Movies | Hindi

Saregama IP boosts profits despite revenue fall in first quarter  
India music label and movie studio Saregama India Ltd (Saregama) reported 100 times growth in consolidated profit after tax (PAT) at Rs 22.01 crore for the quarter ended 30 June 2020 (Q1 2021, quarter or period under review) as compared to the Rs 0.22 crore for the corresponding year ago quarter Q1 2020.  
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iWorld | Social Media

Microsoft in talks with ByteDance to acquire TikTok in the US  
Tech giant Microsoft yesterday confirmed that it has held talks with Chinese technology company ByteDance to acquire its social app TikTok in the US. Microsoft said in a statement that it will keep working with the US government on a deal and intends to conclude talks by 15 September.  
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Press Releases
» OkCupid rolls out new product feature Stacks
» Facebook introduces official music videos in India
» BIG Ganga brings Kajri Utsav, a perfect culmination to its Saawan Celebration
» ZEE 24 Kalak Leads Gujarati News Genre
More News From Indian Television
IPL, festive season expected to push up ad rev for GECs
After almost four months of hiatus, advertising spend is slowly inching up on TV, especially GECs, which saw shows resume some weeks ago. Experts suggest that whenever consumer behaviour sees a shift, advertising spends have also adjusted.................................................................. Read More...
Defence ministry says armed forces-themed movies, shows need its NoC
Censorship by any external regulatory body is something streamers and viewers in India are averse to. But there is at least in one area where they might have to yield to clipping scissors: how they depict the defence and armed forces in their shows and films................................................................. Read More...
IPL governing council clears UAE as venue; Vivo as sponsor
So, the Indian Premier League is moving to the UAE after all. All that it awaits is the official government go-ahead, which is likely to come in the next couple of days or so.  The IPL's governing council green signaled the holding of the world's most premium cricket tournament in the UAE on Sunday from 19 September to 10 November...................................................... Read More...
More Indian Stories From Elsewhere
»   Doordarshan prepares for a two-day mega coverage of the Ayodhya Ram Temple event
»   Trai sends further queries to Voda idea, Airtel on premium plans
    Source: ET
»   Citing ALT Balaji show, Defence Ministry asks govt to require NOC for army-related content: Report
»   Digitised credits to AI: Tech-related provisions in National Education Policy 2020
    Source: Medianama
»   INVIDI Technologies and Tata Elxsi expand partnership
»   South African telecom operator Telkom launches life insurance business
    Source: BS
»   Mobile companies commit Rs 11,000 cr investment under PLI scheme: ICEA
»   Trump says will ban TikTok in US amidst reports of Microsoft in talks to buy Chinese-owned app
    Source: ET Telecom
»   Trai gives Airtel, Vodafone Idea time till Aug 10 on priority plan queries
    Source: Zee Biz
»   Trai gives Bharti Airtel, Vodafone Idea time till August 10 on priority plan queries
    Source: Financial Express
»   After a month-long ban, Nepal resumes airing Indian news channels
    Source: India TV News
»   Cipla sees 3 big exits from top management of India business
    Source: CNBC TV18
»   Tata Sky Set-Top Boxes Now Available in 4 Variants for New Users
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    Source: Telecom Talk
More International Stories From Elsewhere
»   No 10 criticised over drive to recruit White House-style spokesperson
»   Media to be banned from Republican convention due to coronavirus restrictions
    Source: The Guardian
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»   Big Sports Fail To Deliver As Fox News Tops Summer TV Ratings Mark Joyella Mark Joyel
    Source: Forbes
»   As threats to the company mount, TikTok pushes back
»   Sequoia has hired a second partner in Europe: Revolut product lead George Robson
    Source: Techcrunch
»   SAG-AFTRA Reaches Three-Year Deal on TV Animation
    Source: Variety
»   Mixed fortunes for Russian DTH market
    Source: Broadband TV News
»   No Half Measures for Cable Stocks
    Source: Multichannel
»   Some sports teams explore facial-recognition tech, hope it will help with contactless admission
    Source: Fox News
»   How the Media Could Get the Election Story Wrong
    Source: NY Times
»   Industry Voices - Nason: An uncertain future for vMVPDs
    Source: Fierce Video
»   Nepal's DTH Operator DishHome Restarts Airing All Indian News Channels
    Source: Latestly
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