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30 March 2020 Volume 70 Issue No:13
Television | TV Channels
IPL 2020 on the brink of cancellation  
As the pandemic Covid-19 keeps spreading unabated, the hope of even a delayed Indian Premier League (IPL) 2020 is fading away. Even as the BCCI has been tight-lipped about the richest cricket tournament in the world, a report in Indian Express says that the entire event is likely to be cancelled.  
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Television | TV Channels  
Advertisement on regional channels grew by 13 per cent in 2019  
Regional channels are witnessing an astounding growth rate in recent times. In 2019, regional channels received 13 per cent more advertising compared to national channels. As per the recently-released FICCI-EY report 2019.  
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Television | TV Channels  
News broadcasters seek advertising support to manage increased Covid-19 coverage  
News broadcasters are leading the battle against COVID-19 and have emerged as the most essential source of news and information during the lockdown. Now, they are seeking support from the media fraternity in terms of advertising.  
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iWorld | OTT  
Rising consumption of OTT content in the times of COVID-19  
Our world is tranforming. With its 1.34 billion population, India is actually sitting on a ticking bomb ready to explode, if things are not taken in control swiftly and efficiently. By far, it is pegged at doing things well and WHO plus the entire world is observing India closely to set an example in a scenario when it doesn't have the best of healthcare crises systems in place.  
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Television | TV Channels

Overall increase in media consumption on account of COVID-19: Kantar study  
As the world struggles with the COVID-19 pandemic, there has been an increase in media consumption across all in-home channels, says a study by data, insights and consulting company Kantar.  
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Press Releases
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» As PM Modi announces pan-India lockdown to fight coronavirus, doctors on VMate tell what we should do
» IPRS announces emergency relief package for its members
More News From Indian Television
BARC week 11: Zee Biskope leads in Bhojpuri market
In the regional space of week 11 of BARC India ratings, Zee Biskope grabbed the leading position in the Bhojpuri market. The channel jumped from third position to first. Zee's other regional channel Zee Punjab is also leading in the Punjabi market this week..................... Read More...
Over 10 mn paid for OTT video subscriptions in 2019: FICCI-EY report
The Indian media and entertainment industry has moved beyond the era where consumers are not willing to pay for premium content online. Although the number of paying consumers remains low compared to overall users, the growth is visible, according to FICCI-EY 2020 report............... Read More...
COVID-19 to impact 2020 ad rev estimates: FICCI-EY report
The rapid spread of COVID-19 has fractured the whole world, particularly hitting India's economy, which could have a drastic impact on the predicted advertising revenues for 2020, says FICCI and EY India's media and entertainment report 2020............. Read More...
More Indian Stories From Elsewhere
»   COVID-19: Google CEO Sundar Pichai announces over USD 800 million to support SMBs, crisis response
»   Bouygues Telecom backs down on partial unemployment plans, says union
»   UK broadband providers lift data caps during coronavirus crisis
    Source: ET Telecom
»   Italian minister to propose extending sports ban to whole of April - paper
»   Trump brags about high TV viewership of coronavirus briefings
    Source: Reuters
»   Turkish World Cup hero Recber hospitalised with coronavirus
    Source: TOI
»   Covid-19: Belarusian Premier League draws fans' attention, invites strings of new broadcast deals
    Source: India Today
»   Ramayan on DD: Best way to keep India's elderly indoors or show the young TV beyond Netflix?
    Source: The Print
»   Coronavirus effect: TRAI grants six weeks additional time to telcos to file monthly, quarterly reports due in April
    Source: Financial Express
»   Tokyo organisers eye July 2021 for delayed Olympics: Reports
    Source: HT
»   COVID-19: Major broadcasters make these entertainment channels free for public
    Source: India Tv News
»   Coronavirus: ISRO to design ventilators, oxygen canisters, make hand sanitisers
    Source: Livemint
»   These 4 Pay TV Channels Will Be Available for Free During Lockdown
    Source: Telecom Talk
More International Stories From Elsewhere
»   Media scrutiny of No 10's Covid strategy is more important than ever
»   Jodie Whittaker: thanks, Doctor Who, for top tips from self-isolation
    Source: The Guardian
»   'Tiger King' Ranks as TV's Most Popular Show Right Now, According to Rotten Tomatoes
»   Google Removes Infowars Android App From Online Store Over Coronavirus Misinformation
    Source: Variety
»   The Station: Bird and Lime layoffs, pivots in a COVID-19 era and a $2.2 trillion deal
»   Divesting from one facial recognition startup, Microsoft ends outside investments in the tech
    Source: Tech Crunch
»   FCC Signals Openness to Pandemic-Driven Waivers of Ownership Regs
»   New Episodes of 'The Late Show' on CBS March 30
    Source: Broadcasting Cable
»   WOW! CEO Elder Hospitalized with COVID-19
»   DHS Expands List of Essential Communications Workers
    Source: Multichannel
»   8 Korean dramas to tune into during COVID-19 isolation
    Source: Gulf News
»   Fox Sports to televise live Madden NFL 20 esports tournament
    Source: Tech Spot
»   Drew Brees Offered MNF Broadcasting Job & Can Start When He Retires
    Source: ESPN
»   Ohio's PBS stations offer at-home learning during time of COVID-19 pandemic
    Source: WKYC
»   ESPN and CBS Should Broadcast Full Masters Coverage From 2019 During Masters Week
    Source: The Big Lead
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