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30 September 2020 Volume 70 Issue No:73

Regulators | Trai

PD Vagehla to replace RS Sharma as TRAI chairperson  
The speculation about who is going to head the Telecom Regulatory Authority of India has finally ended. When chairman Ram Sewak Sharma's term ends on 30 September, into his shoes will step PD Vaghela a 1986-batch Gujarat cadre IAS officer.  
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Television | TV Channels

Viacom18's global push with international animation series  
Entertaining kids on television is not a child's play. Many an Indian broadcaster will agree. But Viacom18 owned Nickelodeon India has managed to do it well by bringing to life iconic characters like Motu Patlu, Gattu Battu, Shiva and Rudra amongst several others.  
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iWorld | OTT

How OTT platforms stay innovative in a cluttered market  
As OTT platforms are making all the necessary moves to keep the users hooked, these players are realising that innovation is the key mantra to achieve this objective. To keep up with the pace with which users are adapting to streaming services, most of the players in the ecosystem are scaling up their offerings.  
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Special | Event Coverage

Industry leaders to discuss tips on enhancing virtual shopping experience in new normal  
It's no new news that the impact of Covid2019 has been massive on digitisation and virtual properties. With people stuck at home, everything from studies to work, to shopping has moved online and this has given the e-commerce industry a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to get new consumers on board and hook them to their apps and websites.    
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DTH | DTH Operator

Tata Sky introduces a new age feature Smart Guide  
Reinforcing its commitment towards building customer centric innovations, Tata Sky, India's leading content distribution and Pay TV platform has introduced 'Smart Guide' –a new-age feature that enables each customer to discover and consume content on television in a smart way.  
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Press Releases
» The Kitchen Is Set Ablaze Once More As Famed Reality Show MasterChef Australia Season 8 Airs Weekdays On Zee Café
» HistoryTV18 investigates the world's most inexplicable mysteries on 'The UnXplained with William Shatner'
» Kapil Sharma and Sony YAY! collaborate to give a festive treat to all Honey Bunny fans
» MevoFit launches Bold Fitness Band and Smartwatch in India
More News From Indian Television
News18's extensive programming for Bihar assembly elections
As the excitement builds up for the upcoming assembly elections in Bihar, the first amidst the Covid2019 pandemic, major political parties are gearing up for a fierce battle. Capturing the latest happenings from ground zero, News18 Network's News18 India and News18 Bihar-Jharkhand, have lined-up extensive programming..................................................................................... Read More...
ALTBalaji seeing rapid uptake in tier II & III cities during post-Covid period
Going beyond the initial metro syndrome, over-the-top (OTT) platforms in India are seeing massive adoption in tier II, tier III cities, and even in rural areas. The massification is happening faster than it was predicted courtesy to content in Indian languages, better bandwidth, easier payment options...................................................................... Read More...
BARC is not keen to take part in industry rivalry: Sunil Lulla
Eight years ago India's viewership monitoring agency Broadcast Audience Research Council (BARC) was born. Its conception was the result of an unhappy industry and several Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) interventions that resulted in the  shutting down of viewership ratings as an industry currency by Tam Media Research. ......................................................... Read More...
More Indian Stories From Elsewhere
»   Weibo owner Sina to be taken private by CEO in $2.6 billion deal
»   NTT to take full control of wireless unit NTT Docomo for $38 bn: Report

Source: ETTelecom

»   Italy's Serie A faces 500 million euros revenue shortfall, says league boss
»   English football structure faces 'collapse', ministers warned
    Source: TOI
»   They're trying to stop me, says unhappy Lewis Hamilton
»   PD Vaghela to succeed Sharma as chairperson of TRAI
    Source: Indian Express
»   Your Tata Sky STB Will Now Offer Personalized Content Recommendations Including Live TV Channels
    Source: News18
»   BrandWagon Conclave 2020: Why the pay-per-view model is here to stay on television
    Source: Financial Express
»   Harsha Bhogle, Shane Warne Engage In Twitter War Of Words After Rajasthan-Punjab Game
    Source: Republic World
»   Elon Musk's SpaceX will launch another 60 Starlink internet satellites into Earth's orbit tonight
    Source: Bloomberg Quint
»   Trai, DoT differ on registration of internet-based other service providers
    Source: Livemint
»   Tata Sky to Revise EPG Numbers of Over 20 Bengali Channels
    Source: Telecom Talk
»   The Indian Premier League Goes International Amid COVID Crisis - An Analysis
    Source: Live Law
»   Megha Tata elected President of IAA India Chapter
    Source: Free Press Journal
»   Attempts being made to project a nationalist channel as anti-national - Sudarshan TV to govt
    Source: The Print
More International Stories From Elsewhere
»   Lenny Henry: next BBC chair should recognise importance of diversity
»   Panel show host complains of 'black' label used across TV
    Source: The Guardian
»   Roku Unveils Redesigned $100 Ultra Streaming Box, Will Add Ability to Stream HBO Max via Apple AirPlay
»   Trump Administration Likely Exceeded Legal Authority With TikTok Ban, Judge Rules
    Source: Variety
»   N26 hires Adrienne Gormley as its new chief operating officer
»   A quarter of US adults now get news from YouTube, Pew Research study finds
    Source: Techcrunch
»   Discovery Tops Sustainability Index
»   Univision Poll Show's Biden's Lead in Florida Narrowing
    Source: Next Tv
»   Peacock adds downloads for offline viewing
»   Netflix price increase could be coming soon, analyst says
    Source: Fierce Video
»   M7 Group outlines CEE satellite strategy
»   Teleste staff face further layoffs
    Source: Broadband Tv News
»   Streaming Industry to Cross $100B in Revenue by 2025 (Report)
»   Pebble Beach Taps David Kicks as VP of Sales for North America, LATAM
    Source: Tv Technology
»   FCC Extends Telehealth Program Purchase Deadline
    Source: Next TV
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