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10 April 2021 Volume 70 Issue No:38

Television | TV Channels

From digital to DD Free Dish: All about The Q's unique proposition  
It won't be a stretch to describe The Q India channel as a jack of all trades. A Hindi GEC at its core, it also offers digital programming from social media stars and leading digital video creators. On the back of this, it has become one of India's fastest growing youth entertainment brands reaching 4.4 Gross Rating Points (GRP) according to  Broadcast Audience Research Council (BARC) data for February 2021.  
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Regulators | TRAI

TRAI extends deadline for submissions in satellite-based connectivity paper  
The Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) has extended the deadline for stakeholders to submit their suggestions on satellite-based connectivity for low-bit rate applications to 23 April. The telecom regulator had floated a discussion paper on 12 March seeking views to make satellite communications more affordable in the country. 
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Television | TV Channels

Big FM onboards as official radio partners of Rajasthan Royals  
It's that time of the year again, which cricket fans have been waiting for with bated breath. The 14th edition of the Indian Premier League (IPL) is here and the excitement is palpable. Radio channel Big FM has partnered with the IPL team Rajasthan Royals for the second consecutive year as its official radio partner.  
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Television | TV Channels

Court dismisses Mumbai cop's defamation plaint against Arnab Goswami  
A Mumbai sessions court has dismissed the defamation complaint filed by deputy commissioner of police of Mumbai Abhishek Trimukh against Republic TV editor-in-chief Arnab Goswami, his wife Samyabrata Ray Goswami, and ARG Outlier Media.  
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iWorld | Social Media

Twitter to spotlight the best cricket campaigns with League of Brands  
With the commencement of the Indian Premier League (IPL 2021), microblogging site Twitter is kick-starting League of Brands on 9 April. It will highlight outstanding cricket campaigns by brands on the service throughout the upcoming season. 
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Movies | Hindi

ShortsTV & BookMyShow Stream bring home the Oscars magic  
After the much-awaited announcement of Oscar 2021 nominations last month, film enthusiasts in India can now watch this year's Academy Award contenders for short films from the comfort of their homes. 
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Mam | Media And Advertising

GroupM India assigns new roles to Vinit Karnik and Karthik Nagarajan  
In a bid to bolster its core leadership, GroupM India has elevated and assigned new responsibilities to GroupM business head - entertainment & sports practice (ESP) Vinit Karnik and Wavemaker India chief content officer Karthik Nagarajan.  
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Mam | Media And Advertising

Upstox urges us to take the first step towards investing  
Days after announcing its association with the 2021 edition of the Indian Premier League (IPL), Ratan Tata-backed brokerage firm Upstox has rolled out a new campaign, Start Karke Dekho, that aims to promote better financial participation in the country.  
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Press Releases
» Colors Tamil brings Direct Television Premiere of 'Sarbath'
» BBC News Gujarati now live on Jio TV
» Q India hits goal of 100 Million TV homes
» MN+ brings alive the magic of Oscars with 'Academy Club'
More News From Indian Television
YuppTV bags digital broadcasting rights for IPL 2021
In a noteworthy win for the South Asian content devoted OTT platform, YuppTV has acquired the digital broadcasting rights for Indian Premier League (IPL) 2021. With this, the online content provider will enable cricket fans in close to 100 countries to witness and enjoy all the live action of the 60 T20 matches slated for the fourteenth edition of the cricket league....................................................... Read More...
Zee TV's Aparna Bhosle on changing the content game in television
Traditional television broadcast has long been a staple of entertainment. But as the fast-growing internet and over-the-top (OTT) video platforms make inroads into the consumer market, more and more people are beginning to cut the cord and move to a digital viewing experience.......................................................... Read More...
Dish TV's Watcho surpasses 25 mn subscribers
Dish TV India's OTT Watcho has surpassed 25 million subscribers, a new milestone for the platform that provides snackable and on-the-go entertainment. Watcho has brought a unique assortment of delectable content such as Sarhad, The Jail Plan, Jaalsaazi, 4 Thieves, Love Crisis and Ardhsatya......................................................... Read More...
More Indian Stories From Elsewhere
»   Morgan Stanley India Infrastructure acquires stake in iBus for Rs 150 crore
»   Xiaomi, OPPO's in-house 5G chipsets may arrive this year: Report
    Source: ET Telecom
»   Telco bundles to contribute 50% to online viewers by 2023
»   Reliance Entertainment group CEO Shibasish Sarkar to step down
    Source: Live Mint
»   Trai extends deadline to Apr 23 for submissions in satellite-base connectivity paper
»   Vaccine industry has sacrificed billions of dollars to support the nation: Adar Poonawalla
    Source: ET
»   JioFiber offering extra 30 days of validity on annual broadband plans: All the details
    Source: Indian Express
»   How to Activate DND on Reliance Jio, Airtel and Vodafone Idea
    Source: Telecom Talk
»   To squeeze transport staff, Govt lets private players loose
    Source: New Indian Express
»   Tech, broadband companies in India oppose SpaceX's Starlink India preorders: Report
    Source: Medianama
»   Earthquake: National Center for Seismology sets up more quake-recording instruments around Delhi
    Source: Financial Express
»   Best 5 cheap Fiber broadband plans in India: Rs 399 broadband plan from JioFiber is best
    Source: India Today
»   US approaching China from position of patience, not in hurry: White House

Source: BS

»   BSNL Users Won't Have to Pay Installation Charges on New Connections: Details
    Source: Telecom Talk
»   SITI Broadband 200Mbps plan at Rs 899: Details, competition and more
    Source: BGR
»   Investing in FY22: Kotak Securities suggests 7 stocks with up to 37% upside
    Source: CNBC TV18
More International Stories From Elsewhere
»   The next Big Brother? How The Circle breathed new life into reality TV
»   Them review - racist horrors lurk behind white picket fences
    Source: The Guardian
»   Variety Wins 20 Awards, Including Best Entertainment Website, at National Arts and Entertainment Journalism Awards
»   Prince Philip: BBC Sets Up Complaints Line For 'Too Much TV Coverage' of Duke's Death
    Source: Variety
»   Peacock TV: What to know to stream WWE WrestleMania and everything else
»   MLB streaming: How to watch your team's 2021 baseball season without cable
    Source: CNet
»   FCC Reveals First Group of Emergency Broadband Benefit Providers
    Source: TV Technology
»   What's on TV This Week: 'Hemingway' and 'The People v. the Klan'
    Source: NY Times
»   Report: Meredith considering selling local TV stations
    Source: The Hill
»   Russia builds up massive military arsenal in Arctic, new satellite images show
    Source: NY Post
»   Satellite imagery shows work underway to free ship Ever Given in the Suez Canal
    Source: CNBC
»   Given the dire allegations against him, Matt Gaetz is very well-insulated
    Source: Washington Post
»   Biden's plan to fix America's broken internet, briefly explained
    Source: Vox
»   Satellite manufacturer LeoStella eyeing opportunities in U.S. defense market
    Source: Space News
»   Adtran unit targets 'ultra-low-density' broadband markets
    Source: Fierce Telecom
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