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31 March 2020 Volume 70 Issue No:14
iWorld | OTT
Small, mid-budget movies may take OTT route before landing in theatres amid COVID-19 crisis  
A number of countries have come to a standstill along with major industries as the number of COVID-19 infections keeps increasing unabated. Theatres across India have shut down amid a 21-day-long lockdown and scheduled film releases in the country too are cancelled.  
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Television | TV Channels  
Viacom18 announces financial aid to production workers  
In the wake of the fast-spreading Covid-19, Viacom18 will financially support all daily-wage earners engaged with the production of all its original content across India, said a company release. The company will now make select content available for public broadcaster Doordarshan's viewers, thus keeping them entertained with the very best of stories.  
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Television | TV Channels  
Arnab Goswami decries efforts to stop BARC ratings, seeks MIB help  
News Broadcasting Federation (NBF) has sought the urgent intervention of union information and broadcasting minister Prakash Javadekar to prevent vested interests from stopping the publication of TV ratings.  
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Television | TV Channels  
Doordarshan brings back Shaktimaan  
After Ramayana, Doordarshan is all set to re-telecast another popular TV series Shaktimaan to entertain the masses who remain indoors on account of the ongoing lock-down caused by the Covid-19 pandemic.  
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iWorld | OTT  
Multi-territory video streaming service Hooq files for liquidation  
Multi-territory video streaming service Hooq said last week that it has filed for liquidation as giant players are looking more into streaming services and the competition intensifies across the globe.  
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Press Releases
» myUpchar promises profits from medicine e-commerce to PM CARES Fund
» Media Mantra bags Loom Solar's nationwide PR mandate
» Onsitego launches a fund to support service partners during COVID-19
More News From Indian Television
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...................... Read More...
Marketers, agencies adopt socialistic approach in times of Covid-19
One thing that the ongoing lockdown, imposed in view of the global pandemic of Covid-19, has managed to do is to drastically increase the digital consumption in India. As per a BARC report, launched Friday in association with Nielsen............... Read More...
Yuvraj Singh-backed Healthians joins hands with Likee to empower millions in fight against Coronavirus
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
»   Lava extends warranty period for 60 days
»   India's internet curbs in Kashmir hamper coronavirus fight
»   UK broadband providers lift data caps during coronavirus crisis
    Source: ET Telecom
»   Airtel extends prepaid validity, gives Rs 10 talktime to low income customers
»   Kotak Mahindra Bank, CEO commit Rs 50 cr to PM-CARES Fund
»   Standard Chartered commits $1 bn of financing to companies helping fight COVID-19
    Source: The News Minute
»   Mandatory for cable operators to carry 25 DD, RS and Lok Sabha TV Channels: I&B ministry
»   After Ramayan and Mahabharat, govt lines up other golden oldies for DD
    Source: TOI
»   Vaibhav Global Moves Up To Rank 132 In Fortune India's Next 500 List
»   Covid-19 Slowdown: News Broadcasters Federation Seeks Government Support
    Source: Business World
»   Standard General withdraws nominee to Tegna board
»   FEATURE-Sport-North American sports will return, but will the fans?
    Source: Reuters
»   TRAI to Telcos: Extend Prepaid Validity So Users Get Uninterrupted Services Amid Virus Lockdown
    Source: News18
»   TRAI Directive: Airtel, BSNL, MTNL extend talk-time of stranded low-end users
    Source: Financial Express
»   BSNL users, your prepaid SIMs won't be discontinued till April 20
    Source: India Tv News
»   Dr. Kumar Vishwas Sues Zomato India And Radio City Alleging Infringement Of His Magnum Opus
    Source: Live Law
More International Stories From Elsewhere
»   UK anti-fake news unit dealing with up to 10 false coronavirus articles a day
    Source: The Guardian
»   iHeartMedia's Bob Pittman Foregoes Salary as Company Furloughs Employees
»   Twitter Requires Fox News' Laura Ingraham to Delete Post With 'Misleading' Coronavirus Claims
    Source: Variety
»   Facebook deletes Brazil President's coronavirus misinfo post
»   Airbnb will pay hosts $250 million to help cover cancellations due to COVID-19Divesting from one facial recognition startup, Microsoft ends outside investments in the tech
    Source: Tech Crunch
»   'B+C' Local TV Awards
»   Daytime, Cable News Get Boost as TV Watching Booms
    Source: Broadcasting Cable
»   Vidgo drops cost of TV service to $30/month during COVID-19 crisis
»   TV broadcaster Tegna says coronavirus derailed acquisition talks
    Source: Fierce Video
»   FCC: C-Band Auction Still 'Go' for December
»   AT&T Boosting Hotspot Data for Customers
    Source: Multichannel
»   VOD market surges in Poland
»   Canal Plus in standoff with LFP
    Source: Broadband Tv News
»   C-Band Auction Still on for December, FCC Says
»   TV History: Grand Alliance Completes System Integration at Sarnoff Field Lab
    Source: Tv Technology
»   Streaming activity up 30 per cent worldwide in March
»   New dates announced for Tokyo Olympics
    Source: Tvb Europe
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