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17 October 2020 Volume 70 Issue No:88

Television | TV Channels

A forgettable 10 days for the news broadcasting industry  
This past week saw news channels become the breaking news. It all started with the Mumbai police commissioner Param Bir Singh claiming to have uncovered a TRP rigging con. Matters came to a head when BARC decided to hit the pause button on weekly news channel ratings.  
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Television | TV Channels

No cause too small for Covid2019 warrior Chhitra Subramaniam  
At the peak of the Covid2019 pandemic, actor Sonu Sood was hailed as a messiah by media and public alike, with good reason. Where the government was getting panned for its handling of the crisis and the distress of migrant workers.  
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Regulators | MIB

DPIIT issues clarification on 26% FDI in digital media  
While significant growth in media is coming from digital media consumption, the government amended the foreign direct investment (FDI) policy last year. As a part of the reform, it had announced an approval of  26 per cent FDI in digital media. However, there was a lack of clarity about the niggling details.   
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Television | TV Channels

BARC week 39: Colors bags second spot on pay platform & urban market  
Colors displaced Sony Sab to bag the second spot on pay platform in Week 40 (Saturday 3 October 2020 to Friday 9 October 2020) of Broadcast Audience Research Council of India (BARC) data. Sony Entertainment Television slipped down to sixth position in pay platform and urban market.  
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Movies | Hindi

PVR Pictures to release Mel Gibson's Force of Nature  
Theatres are opening their doors again and PVR Pictures has geared up to ensure moviegoers have an exciting and safe viewing experience. The multiplex chain is all set to release Hollywood star Mel Gibson's action-thriller Force of Nature on 23 October.  
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Press Releases
» COLORS Tamil brings to life the vibrant celebration of Navarathri with an all new mini-series – Nalam Tharum Navarathri
» Catch the latest episodes of the new socially-distanced Shark Tank – Season 12 in India on the same day as the US, exclusively on Voot Select
More News From Indian Television
Network18 promotes Smriti Mehra as CEO-business news cluster
Network18 has elevated Smriti Mehra, currently COO - business news to  CEO - business news cluster.  With this announcement, Smriti will drive the cluster to its next level of operational excellence and bolster the offerings of CNBC-TV18, CNBC Awaaz and CNBC Bajar............ Read More...
Discovery marketing head Vednarayan Sirdeshpande quits
Discovery marketing head Vednarayan Sirdeshpande has called it quits at the network. He will exit the company at the end of this month. Back in 2016, Sirdeshpande started his journey with the broadcaster as marketing and audience development director. He was elevated as original content and marketing director in 2017................ Read More...
BARC week 40: Flipkart, Amazon enters top brand list
The Broadcast Audience Research Council (BARC) of India has released its data for top advertisers and brands for the period between 3 October to 9 October 2020. The data reflects the top 10 advertisers and brands across genres in India television, 2+ Individuals, NCCS All demonstrating ads that were inserted the most in the 40 week..................... Read More...
More Indian Stories From Elsewhere
»   Airtel issues Nxtra securities to Carlyle affiliate
»   Telcos stop issuing delivery reports on bulk SMSes, companies fret

Source: ET Telecom

»   Chennai turning into data centre hub, 6 firms bet Rs 12,000 crore investment
»   TRP scam: News channel ratings paused for 3 months
    Source: TOI
»   Marseille Coach Villas-Boas Criticizes Broadcaster Mediapro
    Source: News18
»   Hathway Cable Q2 results: Reports net profit of Rs 52.33 crore
    Source: ET
    Plan to skill govt employees in cyber security, forensics over next 2-3 years
    Source: Indian Express
»   DoT urges space department, defence to vacate spectrum for 5G services
    Source: Financial Express
»   3 months, no rating for news channels - blessing in disguise or another reason to rave & rant?
    Source: India Tv News
»   IT panel scrutinizes challenges in media, TRP controversy
    Source: Livemint
»   Supreme Court issues notice in case to regulate streaming platforms like Netflix
    Source: Medianama
»   BSNL and MTNL Services Made Mandatory for Public Departments of India
    Source: Telecom Talk
»   Broadcaster body led by Rajat Sharma lauds BARC news rating pause, Arnab-headed NBF slams it
    Source: The Print
More International Stories From Elsewhere
»   Twitter down: social media platform suffers global outage with users unable to post
»   YouTube announces plans to ban content related to QAnon
    Source: The Guardian
»   Studio71 Names Adam Boorstin, Matt Crowley Co-CEOs as Former Chief Reza Izad Gets Kicked Upstairs
»   Goldman Sachs Veteran Andy Gordon Joins RedBird Capital as Partner
    Source: Variety
»   With 'absurd' timing, FCC announces intention to revisit Section 230
»   Nvidia will power world's fastest AI supercomputer, to be located in Europe
    Source: Techcrunch
»   Peacock Picks Up Most New Streaming Subscribers
»   NBC Criticized for Putting Trump Town Hall Against Biden
    Source: Next Tv
»   Evoca fires up 4K over-the-air channel via ATSC 3.0
»   Nielsen adds YouTube into Total Ad Ratings for connected TV
    Source: Fierce Video
»   AT&T: Taking a Mulligan on Media
»   Simington FCC Confirmation Hearing Set
    Source: Multichannel News
»   Amazon could broadcast Champions League in Italy
»   Sony launches Apple TV app on smart TVs
    Source: Broadband Tv News
»   FCC Officially Moves into New Headquarters
    Source: Tv Technology
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