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15 July 2020 Volume 70 Issue No:07

Television | TV Channels

TV9 Bharatvarsh CEO Barun Das fires back at NBA  
The young and wiry-looking Barun Das is in a pretty belligerent mood. The CEO of Associated Broadcast Networks that runs the No 2 news channel in India TV9 Bharatvarsh has responded to the allegations that have been hurled against its meteoric rise by the News Broadcasters Association (NBA) to the Broadcast Audience Research Council (BARC).  
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Television | TV Channels

TV9 Network to shut English news channel News9 to focus on digital medium  
With the huge audience shift from television to digital, staying relevant in the broadcast industry is challenging. With that goal, TV9 is all set to venture into the digital medium for its English news. In a fireside chat with founder, CEO and editor in chief Anil Wanvari.  
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Television | TV Channels

News Broadcasters Association calls for third-party enquiry into BARC ratings  
News Broadcasters Association (NBA) president Rajat Sharma in his letter to BARC chairman wrote that the members of the NBA board feels extremely let down by the ratings body. Sharma's letter to BARC is regarding the unusual ratings of TV9 Bharatvarsh.   
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iWorld | Broadband

Wired broadband subscriber base sees turnaround in March; ACT keeps expanding  
The number of broadband subscribers reached 687.44 million at the end of March with a monthly growth rate of 0.93 per cent, slower rate compared to February. While it stood at 681.11 million at the end of February, it grew at 1.15 per cent that month.  
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Television | TV Channels  
Larger networks takeover free Across Genres list as Star Utsav tops All Platforms  
Among the bigger networks that have channels feature in Broadcast Audience Research Council of India (BARC) weekly lists of Top 10 Channels on All Platforms, on the Pay and Free Platforms are DD, Network18/TV18/Viacom18 (or simply Viacom18) Star India, Sony Pictures Networks India (SPN), The Sun TV Network (Sun Network), and Zee Entertainment Enterprises Ltd (Zeel).  
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Press Releases
» Zee TV actors connect with fans in a virtual celebration as fresh episodes of their shows kickstart on television
» Paytm Insider announces its new theatre initiative, 'Front & Centre'
» Wiggles launches India's first 100% alcohol-free sanitizer for pets
» POGO sets airdate for new homegrown original Titoo – Har Jawaab Ka Sawaal Hu
More News From Indian Television
Flipkart Video strengthens focus on nonfiction interactive content
Flipkart Video, the in-app video platform on Flipkart is continuing to carve a niche in the nonfiction genre, offering differentiated, interactive content, which is mobile-first......................................................... Read More...
Whistling Woods International to stream short films made by its students on Disney+ Hotstar
Whistling Woods International (WWI), film, communication, and creative arts institute, announced its collaboration with Disney+ Hotstar. With this association, viewers of Disney+ Hotstar can now stream entertaining and thought-provoking short films created by the students of WWI................................................. Read More...
Amazon Prime Video inks exclusive deal with Zakir Khan
Amazon Prime Video today announced an exclusive deal with one of India's most popular comedians, Zakir Khan (Haq Se Single, Kaksha Gyarvi, Chacha Vidhayak Hai Humare)................................................ Read More...
More Indian Stories From Elsewhere
»   Dish TV lenders invoke pledged shares, sell 3.85 cr shares
»   High Court gives Trai, operators six weeks to show progress in curbing pesky calls
    Source: ETTelecom
»   File affidavit on commercial communication senders on telecom network: HC to Trai in Paytm plea
»   NCLAT directs Bharti Airtel, Bharti Hexacom to pay ₹112 crore to Aircel
    Source: Livemint
»   Hathway Cable & Datacom Ltd up for third consecutive session
»   Covid-19 will unlock new ways for fan engagement: La Liga India head
    Source: BS
»   Comcast bets on ads with launch of Peacock streaming service
»   Saudi Arabia permanently cancels licence of Qatar's beIN Sports
    Source: Reuters
»   Huawei says UK 5G ban 'disappointing' and 'politicised'
    Source: ETTelecom
»   Facebook has a new way of installing fiber-optic cable in the form of robots
    Source: India Tv News
»   Want 1Gbps Internet From SpaceX Starlink Satellites? Sign Up For The Beta Test With Your Address
    Source: News18
»   State sports ministers brief Rijiju on roadmap for post COVID-19 resumption
    Source: HT
»   Fox host Tucker Carlson called racist posts written by his disgraced top writer 'wrong' and announced he's going on a 'long-planned' vacation amid scandal
    Source: Business Insider
»   Sports Ministry diktat to remove me as Hockey India President because of my name' Mushtaq Ahmad
    Source: Inside Sport
More International Stories From Elsewhere
»   Removing offensive shows will be exception not rule, says Channel 4 boss
»   ITV chief: I wouldn't say no if my children wanted to go on Love Island
    Source: The Guardian
»   Sony Pictures Forms Film 'Incubation Lab' With Jeron Smith, CEO of Steph Curry's Unanimous Media
»   Spotify Launches in Russia and 12 New European Markets
»   Peacock is the latest streaming service to skip Roku and Amazon Fire TV
»   NBCUniversal's streaming service Peacock officially launches tomorrow
    Source: Techcrunch
»   Tractor Supply Sponsoring Turner Sports' 'The Arena'
»   HBO Max Orders Series From 'SNL's Michael Che
    Source: Next Tv
»   Quibi dodges patent infringement injunction over 'Turnstyle' tech
»   CommScope extends its patent licensing deal with TiVo
    Source: Fierce Video
»   OTI to Candidates: Restore Net Neutrality Rules
»   NAB, APTS: Tech Has No Unlicensed Use 'Rights'
    Source: Multichannel
»   A+E Networks UK moves EMEA broadcast operations to the cloud
»   BTN webinar to discuss the scaling of streaming services in the cloud
    Source: Broadband Tv News
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