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10 July 2020 Volume 70 Issue No:03

Regulators | Trai

Difficult to balance consumer interest with stakeholder objectives: TRAI's RS Sharma  
Telecom Regulatory Authority of India chief RS Sharma, on Thursday, demystified myths and impressions about the regulation of the sector in a panel discussion at FICCI FRAMES 2020.  
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Television | TV Channels

News consumption, ad volumes on a high in the first half of 2020: BARC+Nielsen  
As India enters in unlock 2.0, news channels look at the brighter side, both in the terms of viewership and advertisements, reveals the tenth edition of BARC+Nielsen weekly report on media consumption habits in the covid period.   
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Television | TV Channels

Hindi GECs see 8% growth in non-prime slots: BARC-Nielsen  
Hindi GEC saw eight percent growth in non-prime time slots in 2020 as compared to 2019, revealed the tenth edition of BARC-Nielsen data. However, there is a dip of two per cent in prime time shows. Kids non-prime time shows saw a growth of 32 per cent and in prime time shows it is 28 per cent.  
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iWorld | Social Media

Chinese apps saw drop in usage post Galwan; ban sealed fate: BARC-Nielsen  
India on 29 June banned 59 Chinese mobile applications amidst a border stand-off with its neighbouring country. The government cited national security for banning these apps and included popular apps like TikTok, SHAREiT, UC Browser and WeChat.  
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Television | TV Channels  
BCCI accepts Rahul Johri's resignation  
Rahul Johri's day at Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) is set to end as his resignation as the chief executive officer has been accepted. Reportedly, Johri floated his resignation letter in December and the board accepted it on Thursday, 9 July.   
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iWorld | OTT

Sony Pictures Networks appoints Himanshu Bhagat as AVP marketing for digital business  
Sony Pictures Networks India (SPN) has appointed Himanshu Bhagat as digital business associate vice president marketing. Bhagat will manage the digital marketing function for revamped SonyLIV 2.0.   
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Press Releases
» It is 'Wedding Week' on Zee Telugu!
» Jumanji: The Next Level Leaps To The Top Spot As The Biggest Simulcast Premiere on &flix and Zee Cinema
» Star Squared PR wins PR mandate for 'The Sports School'
» It's a match! Tinder and Pocket Aces team up to show how people are Dating In 2020 in the new format 'FilterCopy Mini'
More News From Indian Television
Tata Sky Binge+ customers to get access to premium ZEE5 content
The bouquet of content offerings on Tata Sky Binge+ got a major thrust as Tata Sky extended its partnership withZEE5, for its Android enabled smart Set-top box that provides content from linear Live Television and a host of OTT apps onto a TV....................................................... Read More...
Discovery Plus to add 5 exclusive titles in the month of July
Discovery Plus, India's first aggregated real-life entertainment streaming app, which offers of thousands of hours of exclusive content across 40+ genres including Science, Adventure, Military, Survival, Food and Lifestyle, is further augmenting its content portfolio with five new titles this July.............................................. Read More...
SonyLIV strengthens its live sports portfolio
Mexican waves, boisterous applause and an edge of the seat adrenaline; the joy of witnessing live sports is unmatchable. This monsoon, SonyLIV augments its offerings with back to back sporting spectacles starting 8 July 2020............................................. Read More...
More Indian Stories From Elsewhere
»   Telcos push Trai to lower SUC levy on shared spectrum
»   Oppo India's Sumit Walia quits
»   Local telecom vendors eye consortiums to bag BSNL 4G order
    Source: ETTelecom
»   Government assures support, minimal regulation to M&E sector
»   No regulatory burden on broadcasters, say officials
    Source: Livemint
»   ISRO to launch Amazonia-1 satellite of Brazil onboard PSLV next month
»   Tata Sky Binge+ partners with ZEE5 to strengthen OTT offering
    Source: Financial Express
»   80 unpaid AIR RJs serve notice to Prasar Bharti
»   Beware of 'tower'ing tales by conmen: TRAI
    Source: Telangana Today
»   Nepal's cable TV operators switch off signals of Indian news channels except Doordarshan
    Source: New Indian Express
»   In Karad, municipal school uses local cable TV network to air classes for students
    Source: Indian Express
»   Laying the perfect pitch: There is a need to recognise and regulate eSports in India
    Source: Financial Express
»   Telecom Italia excludes Huawei from 5G gear tender in Italy, Brazil: Report
    Source: BS
»   Brazil Telecom Surf Group Is Planning an IPO
    Source: Bloomberg Quint
»   Govt Determined To Censor Netflix, Amazon Prime, Hotstar, Zee5, AltBalaji & Other OTTs In India
    Source: Trak
»   MP Shashi Tharoor Issues Legal Notice To Kairali TV For Allegedly Associating Him With Prime Suspect In Kerala Gold Smuggling Case
    Source: Live Law
More International Stories From Elsewhere
»   BBC in row with No 10 over decision to restrict free TV licences
»   The Crown to be extended for sixth season on Netflix
    Source: The Guardian
»   Sony Invests $250 Million in 'Fortnite' Maker Epic Games for 1.4% Stake
»   U.S. Investigating Whether TikTok Violated Rules on Child Privacy
»   Apple just released the first iOS 14 beta to everyone
»   Founding partner Hjalmar Winbladh is leaving EQT Ventures
    Source: Techcrunch
»   Peacock to Become Exclusive U.S. Streaming Home to UK's Premier League
»   ViacomCBS Blasts Nielsen Out-of-Home Ratings Delay
    Source: Next Tv
»   Amazon tunes in OTA TV channels through Fire TV Cube
»   Deeper Dive - Sling TV is having a moment
    Source: Fierce Video
»   Eshoo Pushes FCC Broadband Plan 2.0
»   ViacomCBS Scores Additional UEFA Champions League Rights
    Source: Multichannel
»   Christina Sulebakk to head HBO Europe
»   Lithuania bans Russia Today
    Source: Broadband Tv News
»   Matt McConnell Takes on CEO Role at MediaKind
»   FCC Rejects Second Petition to Stay C-Band Order
    Source: Tv Technology
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