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12 April 2021 Volume 70 Issue No:39

iWorld | OTT

Edtech newbie Practically sets 1 million users as next milestone  
2020 has broken all the barriers for edtech players in India, especially the start-ups. With educational institutes being shut for most of the year, a number of new players have gained momentum in their growth journey. Investment by venture capital (VC) in e-learning firms has quadrupled between January and November reaching $1.8 billion.  
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Television | Production House

Get crew members tested for Covid, IFTPC urges TV producers  
With no slowdown in sight in the number of Covid2019 cases in Maharashtra, the Indian Films and Television Producers Council (IFTPC) has urged all television producers to conduct RT-PCR/antigen tests of crew members working on ongoing projects.  
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iWorld | OTT

Transition from print to digital is inevitable in comic industry: CBAM summit  
The comic book industry is a well-recognised part of Indian popular culture, having produced many familiar cultural icons like Suppandi, Chacha Chaudhary, Tenali Raman, Detective Moochhwala, Shikkari Shambhu, Mayavi, and Akbar-Birbal.  
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iWorld | OTT

Crime thrillers can take Indian entertainment global: writer-creator Piyush Jha  
Post the Covid2019 outbreak, the Indian entertainment industry witnessed revolutionary changes as OTT platforms gained massive popularity among audiences. OTT originals which were primarily confined to western countries landed on Indian shores.  
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iWorld | OTT

Shreyas Talpade's new OTT platform Nine Rãsã is here  
Another OTT platform enters the booming ecosystem with actor-producer Shreyas Talpade's video streaming service Nine Rãsã. The new streamer stands out on the back of its content dedicated to different performing arts and theatre. 
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iWorld | OTT

Telugu OTT Aha fosters female entrepreneurs with 'Women In Focus' initiative  
Taking a leaf out of their upcoming women-centric original web series 11th Hour, Telugu OTT platform Aha has partnered with We Hub - India's first state-led incubator for women entrepreneurs backed by the government in Telangana - to kickstart aha X We Hub: Women In Focus initiative that aims to promote and foster women entrepreneurship by setting up a revolving fund. 
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Television | TV Channels

Sony Pictures Sports Network to broadcast WrestleMania 37  
Sony Pictures Sports Network (SPSN), the exclusive home of WWE in India, announced the broadcast destination for WrestleMania 37, the global pop-culture extravaganza featuring WWE Superstars from across Raw, SmackDown, and NXT divisions.  
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Press Releases
» The 74th BAFTA Awards to stream exclusively on SonyLIV
» 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
More News From Indian Television
BARC week 13: Reckitt leads advertisers list
The Broadcast Audience Research Council (BARC) of India has released its data for top advertisers and brands for the period between 27 March and 2 April 2021. The data reflects the top 10 advertisers and brands across genres on India's television, 2+ Individuals, NCCS. All demonstrating ads that were inserted the most in week 13 of 2021........................................................ Read More...
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........................................................... Read More...
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.......................................................... 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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