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3 June 2020 Volume 70 Issue No:70

Television | Production House

Industry needs to handhold to come out of this crisis  
The film and television producers are gearing up to restart shooting in the wake of guidelines issued by the Maharashtra government and the easing of lockdown restrictions. Film and TV post-production activities in Tamil Nadu, Kerala, Karnataka and Telangana have also resumed, albeit with restrictions.  
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Regulator | i&B Ministry

I&B ministry extends deadline to submit comments on draft policy guidelines for uplinking, downlinking  
The ministry of information and broadcasting (MIB) has extended the time till 7 June for submitting suggestions or comments on draft policy guidelines for uplinking and downlinking of television channels. MIB published the guidelines on 30 April.  
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Television | TV Channels

TV Today Network cites tepid growth, less revenue for discontinuing Delhi Aaj Tak  
Recently, TV Today Network announced that the transmission of its Hindi news channel Delhi Aaj Tak (DAT) will be discontinued from the midnight of 30 June 2020. Speculations on the reasons for the closure were rife.  
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Television | Production House

Film, TV directors' association requests Maharashtra govt for changes in shooting guidelines  
The Indian Film & Television Directors' Association (IFTDA) has sent a letter to the Maharashtra government seeking the removal of certain clauses in the guidelines for resuming shooting of films, OTT shows, and television serials as they are difficult to be adhered to.  
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Press Releases
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More News From Indian Television
Malaysia-based Astro woos Tamil diaspora with more HD content
Malaysia-based Astro has added more Tamil HD content on the platform including Zee Tamil HD, Star Vijay HD, Colors Tamil HD. The Chakravarthy Pack will be offering premium content to over 300,000 Tamil households in Malaysia................................................ Read More...
Dish TV asks Yes Bank to get MIB go-ahead on its share acquisition
Last Friday, YES Bank informed the stock exchanges that it had acquired 24.19 per cent stake in direct-to-home (DTH) operator Dish TV India Ltd. The latter said on Monday that the disclosure filed by the bank regarding the acquisition contains certain incorrect facts................................... Read More...
We are in the race to build a niche product, not to increase user numbers: Aditya Pittie
"We are not in the race of having x million DAUS or MAUS or active users. We are in the race of building a niche product." IN10 Media Network managing director Aditya Pittie is pretty much clear about where he wants to position the network's OTT business in an ever-growing market. ................................ Read More...
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    Source: BS
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»   Spain's Mediapro partners with TF1 to form soccer channel in France
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»   Google pulls 'Remove China Apps' from Play Store
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    Source: Techcrunch
»   AMC Networks, Weather Sign on With OpenAP
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»   AT&T defends HBO Max's exclusion from data caps
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»   Comcast Names Armstrong EVP and Treasurer
»   FCC's Starks: Policymakers Must Be More Inclusive
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»   APTS Voices Support for 'Broadcast Internet'
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