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23 April 2021 Volume 70 Issue No:49

Television | TV Channels

Asianet News drives Covid awareness as anchors appear on air with masks on  
In an attempt to raise awareness among the general public regarding the usage of face masks to combat the spread of Covid2019, Asianet News anchors have been using face masks while on air over the past few days.  
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iWorld | VOD

Short video platforms rise with Bharat positioning  
The star of user-generated content was on the rise in India due to TikTok, only to be abruptly curtailed when the government banned the Chinese-origin app. Now, nearly a year after TikTok's exit, a number of homegrown short form video platforms have emerged to plug the gap. 
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DTH | DTH Operator

Subhash Chandra denies rumors related to Dish TV India  
Dish TV India promoter and managing director Jawahar Goel has offered a substantial portion of his equity in the DYH operator as security for the credit facilities availed by Essel Group (Subhash Chandra Group).  
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iWorld | Social Media

Delhi HC dismisses WhatsApp, Facebook pleas against CCI order  
The Delhi high court on Thursday dismissed the plea filed by Facebook and WhatsApp challenging the Competition Commission of India (CCI) order directing a probe into its controversial new privacy policy. The court said it found no merits in the petition and refused to quash the CCI probe.  
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iWorld | OTT

Disney inks massive deal with Sony to stream 'Spiderman' & other films  
After months of see-sawing and multiple rounds of negotiations, Disney has signed a deal with Sony Pictures that will allow Disney+ to stream Spiderman and other Marvel properties in the United States after they play on Netflix. 
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iWorld | Social Media

Twitter APAC VP Maya Hari lands global role  
Consumer spending on video in the Asia Pacific (APAC) region grew nine per cent in 2020 to reach $58.3 billion in aggregate, according to a new analysis and research released by Media Partners Asia. 
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Television | TV Channels

Cartoon Network greenlights 'Lamput' season 4 & 'Lamput Meets Tuzki' special  
Cartoon Network has announced three new originals which are currently under various stages of development and production. These new originals will feature four animated icons, and it includes the development of a short-form Tom and Jerry pilot. 
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Press Releases
» Sony BBC Earth launches 'Earth Champions', an initiative to celebrate real life Earth heroes
» Sony Pix emerges as the #1 English movie channel in FY 21
» Sony Pictures Networks joins hands with SayTrees for a greener planet
» Enter a den of crime with BBC World Service's 'The Lazarus Heist' podcast
More News From Indian Television
Chingari focuses on Marathi market with Kadak Entertainment team-up
Popular video-sharing app Chingari has entered into an agreement with Kadak Entertainment in a bid to affirm its presence in the Marathi regional market. ............................................................ Read More...
Sanchita Roy takes over as head of strategy at Havas Media Group India
Havas Media Group India has strengthened its leadership team with Sanchita Roy taking over as head of strategy on Thursday Roy had joined the group as head of west to manage the overall Mumbai operations in 2020 and carries over 19 years of experience in media planning and strategy. 
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Carat India appoints Dipika Bhasin as executive vice president
Dentsu International's media agency Carat India has brought on Dipika Bhasin as executive vice president. In her new role, Dipika will lead the agency's north and east offices, drive growth in these regions, and focus on developing and managing Carat's senior client relationship. She will report into Carat India CEO Anita Kotwani............................................................. Read More...
More Indian Stories From Elsewhere
»   Ericsson core profit beats forecast, patent fight casts shadow
»   Etisalat partners Nokia to launch 5G network in the UAE
    Source: ET Telecom
»   Merger of TV18 Broadcast, Hathway, Den Networks into Network18 called off
»   TV18 Broadcast Q4 PAT soars 77% to Rs 251 cr
    Source: BS
»   Qatari-Funded Turkish Soccer League Set to Take Hit from Piracy
»   Europe's Rebel Soccer League Collapses After Fans Force Exit
    Source: Indian Express
»   Second wave puts a tailspin on sporting events
    Source: New Indian Express
»   Salman Khan's 'Radhe' to arrive in cinemas and OTT on the same day
    Source: Livemint
»   Sun Direct Introduces Economy, Value, Super and Khushi Packs
    Source: Telecom Talk
»   SpaceX: There Was No Near-Collision Between Starlink and OneWeb Satellites
    Source: PC Mag
»   Merger of TV18 Broadcast, Hathway Cable and Den Networks with Network18 Media cancelled
    Source: CNBCTV18
More International Stories From Elsewhere
»   Hong Kong court convicts journalist who investigated metro attack
»   Guardian Media Group to voluntarily return £1.6m of furlough money
    Source: The Guardian
»   Drake, Jeff Bezos Invest in Overtime: Sports Media Startup Raises $80 Million
»   Snapchat Powers Up to 280 Million Daily Users in Q1, Spotlight Tops 125 Million Monthly Users
    Source: Variety
»   Forerunner's Eurie Kim will share why she invested in Oura on Extra Crunch Live
»   Fraud prevention platform Sift raises $50M at over $1B valuation, eyes acquisitions
    Source: Techcrunch
»   Oscar Telecast Commercials Sold Out, Disney Advertising Says
»   Court TV Sees Record Audience for Derek Chauvin Verdict
    Source: Next Tv
»   Sling TV stakes itself to DraftKings betting channel, offers $50 credit
»   Sony dives back into streaming video, but only in Poland
    Source: Fierce Video
»   IBC 2021 will have the feel of a rock concert
»   Strong start to New Year by Orange
    Source: Broadband Tv News
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