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9 April 2021 Volume 70 Issue No:37

Television | Production House

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.  
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Movies | Hindi

FCAT abolished, filmmakers criticise government's decision  
It was on April 7 that the government decided to abolish the Film Certification Appellate Tribunal (FCAT) with immediate effect. The statutory body was formed in 1983 to hear appeals from filmmakers against the rulings by the Central Board of Film Certification (CBFC). FCAT has played a crucial role in releasing several films which were initially banned from screening by the CBFC.  
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iWorld | OTT

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.  
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iWorld | OTT

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.  
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iWorld | OTT

MX TakaTak hops on IPL bandwagon partnering with 7 teams  
Homegrown super app MX TakaTak has become the official short form video partner for seven Indian Premier League (IPL) teams – namely, Delhi Capitals, Kolkata Knight Riders, Mumbai Indians, Punjab Kings, Rajasthan Royals, Royal Challengers Bangalore and Sunrisers Hyderabad. 
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iWorld | OTT

Viacom18 hires ex Vice Media India CEO Chanpreet Arora, Vineet Govil to strengthen digital arm  
In key leadership appointments, Viacom18 has brought on Chanpreet Arora as AVoD (Voot) business head, and Vineet Govil as chief technology officer of its digital ventures vertical. In her new role, Arora will drive Viacom18's streaming platform Voot and lead partnerships that are key to the OTT's overall growth. 
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iWorld | OTT

Zee5 Global unveils fresh content line-up for April  
As we wind up the first quarter of the year, Zee5 Global has unveiled a fresh new line-up of content. Viewers can choose from a variety of Zee5 Originals, television shows, and non-fiction shows to enjoy their summer at home.  
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Press Releases
» Q India hits goal of 100 Million TV homes
» MN+ brings alive the magic of Oscars with 'Academy Club'
» Sportskeeda becomes the 2nd Largest Sports Website in India - Source: Comscore
» &flix Celebrates superheroes with its new music video 'Awesome In Disguise'
More News From Indian Television
BBC Studios taps Phil Hardman as SVP & general manager - Asia
BBC Studios will align the key markets of India, southeast Asia, Japan and Korea in a group to be led by Phil Hardman as the new SVP & general manager - Asia, BBC Studios. The appointment was announced today by BBC Studios EVP - APAC Jon Penn, as he outlined a simpler, more agile APAC structure to help drive future growth in the region....................................................... Read More...
One day to go: Are marketers excited to cash in on the IPL 2021 craze?
As the country slowly descends into the second wave of the pandemic, a sudden sense of bleakness is on the rise among the populace. More and more people are trying to stay at home because of partial lockdowns, night curfews......................................................... Read More...
MIB directs private TV channels to spread Covid awareness
After showing strong signs of flattening the curve, India is again struggling to bring Covid2019 to heel. On 6 April, the country recorded more than 1,15,000 positive cases; a strong indication that the pandemic has returned with a vengeance. ....................................................... Read More...
More Indian Stories From Elsewhere
»   BSNL employees fear tower subsidiary to spur privatisation
»   Next victim of chip shortage will be your home internet router
    Source: ET Telecom
»   JioFiber offering extra 30 days of validity on annual broadband plans: All the details
»   Maharashtra raises alarm: stocks running out, may have to pause Covid vaccination
    Source: Indian Express
»   Reliance Entertainment group CEO Shibasish Sarkar to step down
    Source: Live Mint
»   How to Activate DND on Reliance Jio, Airtel and Vodafone Idea
    Source: Telecom Talk
»   Myanmar junta limits internet, seizes satellite TV dishes
    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
»   Vaccine industry has sacrificed billions of dollars to support the nation: Adar Poonawalla
    Source: ET
»   Airtel XStream, JioFiber, Excitel 100 Mbps and 300 Mbps broadband plans detailed
    Source: India Today
»   This aerospace engineer's firm saves fishermen's lives using satellite tech

Source: BS

»   McConnell Downplays Need For Aid To Home State's Government
    Source: News18
»   All OTT Services, Channels For Free? Samsung TV Plus Service Will Now Let You Do In India
»   SITI Broadband 200Mbps plan at Rs 899: Details, competition and more
    Source: BGR
More International Stories From Elsewhere
»   Actor Thandiwe Newton reclaims original spelling of her name
»   How will Law and Order reflect the reckoning with police portrayals?
    Source: The Guardian
»   Disney Branded TV's Lauren Kisilevsky Upped to Senior VP of Original Movies
»   ViacomCBS International to Acquire WarnerMedia's Chilevisión, Expanding Footprint in Latin America
    Source: Variety
»   MLB streaming: How to watch your team's 2021 baseball season without cable
»   AT&T TV review: Great for sports fans and cable addicts, but expensive
    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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