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19 April 2021 Volume 70 Issue No:45

Cable TV | LCO

Emergency plan in place, cable operators are prepared to counter Covid  
During the Covid2019 outbreak last year, cable operators in India served the country's entertainment and infotainment needs as an essential service. It was not easy to operate in a lockdown for an industry that involves huge on-ground operation as well as close contact with consumers.  
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Television | Production House

IFTPC urges Maharashtra govt to allow TV, film post-production  
Days after the Maharashtra government shut down all film and television shoots in the state to combat the spread of Covid2019 infections, the Indian Film and Television Producers Council (IFTPC) has beseeched the Shiv Sena-led ruling dispensation to at least permit post-production work in the studios to help the industry get back on its feet. 
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iWorld | OTT

Amazon Prime hits 200 million subscribers  
Amazon Prime, which comprises the e-commerce giant's video streaming service, has reached a userbase of 200 million, an increase of over 50 million post the outbreak of the Covid2019 pandemic, revealed Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos in a letter to shareholders.  
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Television | TV Channels

Krishna Prasad named The Hindu's group editorial officer  
The Hindu Group Publishing, which owns The Hindu, The Hindu BusinessLine, Frontline, and Sportstar, has appointed Krishna Prasad as the group editorial officer. Prasad is the former editor-in-chief of Outlook magazine, and former editor of Vijay Times, a Times of India publication.   
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Television | TV Channels

Star India retains media rights for Pro Kabaddi League  
Star India's association with the Pro Kabaddi League (PKL) is set to continue as it has retained the League's media rights for the next five seasons (2021-2025). Mashal Sports, the organising company of the PKL, successfully concluded the auctions for media rights on 15 April. 
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iWorld | OTT

'Cruising Legends' rides again on MX Player, top brands hop on  
MX Player is bringing back an award-winning travel show for another ride – Cruising Legends: Dawn Patrol will see four biking legends quench their thirst for wanderlust and undertake a journey to the easternmost part of India, Arunachal Pradesh, to witness the country's first break of dawn.  
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Press Releases
» IPL lovers can watch Tamil Cinema in a brand new format on 'Thirai Premier League'
» Zee Bangla took the digital route to celebrate this years' Poila Boishakh
» Zee Biskope world television premiere of Babli Ke Baraat
» MNX celebrates cricket season with MNX Super League
More News From Indian Television
BARC week 14: Lizol leads the brands list
The Broadcast Audience Research Council (BARC) of India has released its data for top advertisers and brands for the period between 3 April and 9 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 14 of 2021. ........................................................... Read More...
D Tamil undergoes rebranding, launches two new shows
Celebrating the auspicious occasion of the Tamil New Year and underscoring the focus on culturally relevant content that is family oriented, Dதமிழ் (D Tamil) unveils the brand-new avatar of the channel with a redesigned logo and a slew of wholesome entertainment............................................................. Read More...
Star India clocks nearly 10 bn viewing minutes for IPL 2021 opener
Star India network has clocked 323 million total impressions for the opening match of IPL 2021. Although the curtain raiser between defending champions Mumbai Indians and Royal Challengers Bangalore received 42 per cent higher viewership than 2019, it ticked lower viewership than the 2020 edition of the league.............................................................. Read More...
More Indian Stories From Elsewhere
»   Cyber-attack on UK varsity affects Teams, Zoom learning
»   Andhra develops app to monitor Covid vaccination
    Source: ET Telecom
»   Pay-TV industry to reach $12.3 bn revenue in India by 2025: Report
»   Elon Musk assures affordable internet via SpaceX Starlink to be fully mobile by end of this year
»   Govt launches a beta portal for 'trusted' telecom gear makers
    Source: Livemint
»   About a dozen OAN employees have quit in recent months as some staffers don't believe the stories run on air, report says
»   Aircel, RCom lenders may challenge NCLAT order on spectrum as they may lose Rs 60,000 crore
    Source: Business Insider
»   Airtel Xstream Box Can Be Availed By Existing Fiber Users
»   BSNL Bharat Fibre vs JioFiber 300 Mbps Plan, Which Is Better
    Source: Telecom Talk
»   Former PTI Sports Editor K Jagannadha Rao passes away
    Source: TOI
»   Why is there debate in the USA over who can play women's sports?
    Source: Indian Express
»   European soccer split: Elite clubs threaten breakaway league
    Source: India Tv News
»   Star India retains Pro Kabaddi league broadcasting rights for the next 5 years
    Source: Techno Sports
More International Stories From Elsewhere
»   13 million in the UK tune in for live TV coverage of Prince Philip's funeral
»   Netflix expected to signal the end of the Covid TV streaming boom
    Source: The Guardian
»   Amazon Cancels Plans for 'Lord of the Rings' Massively Multiplayer Game
    Source: Variety
»   India's Razorpay raises funds at $3 billion valuation ahead of Southeast Asia launch
»   Once VMware is free from Dell, who might fancy buying it?
    Source: Techcrunch
»   Sky News searches for free-to-air future for Alan Jones, Andrew Bolt
    Source: SMH
»   SK Telecom Launches 5G-based Disinfection Robot
    Source: Korea Biz Wire
»   Letter: EU broadcasters must be free of state coercion
    Source: FT
»   Broadcasting Bill Critical, Must Be Fully Supported – Dame
    Source: News Ghana
»   Retired broadcaster Bernie Pascall of Parksville inducted into CFL Hall of Fame
    Source: Times Colonist
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