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3 Aug 2021 Volume 70 Issue No:32

Regulators | I&B Ministry

Licences of 204 private TV channels revoked in last four years : I&B minister  
The ministry of information and broadcasting has revoked licences of over 200 private TV channels during 2016-2020, union I&B minister Anurag Thakur told the Parliament on Monday.  
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Television | TV Channels

Case study: ABP News joins ActionAid to salute Covid heroes through special series –'Salaam Rakshak'  
The second Covid wave hit India with devastating consequences- there was a huge upsurge in cases accompanied by loss, despair, and heart-breaking scenes in homes and neighbourhoods across the country. But amid the gloom and chaos, if there was one silver lining it was the extraordinary humanitarian spirit of ordinary people. 
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Television | TV Channels

ZEE TV to launch new show 'Bhagya Lakshmi' on 3 August  
ZEE TV is all set for the launch of its new show 'Bhagya Lakshmi' on 3 August. The show will air every Monday to Saturday at 8.30 pm only on ZEE TV. Coming from the stable of Balaji Telefilms, 'Bhagya Lakshmi' follows the journey of Lakshmi through the changes that come in her life on moving to Mumbai from Punjab after her parents' demise. 
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Television | TV Channels

Wurl takes celebrity news channel Hollywire to India on Samsung TV Plus  
Wurl has partnered with celebrity news channel Hollywire to distribute and provide monetisation services for the digital channel globally. Most recently, Wurl has secured distribution for the service on Samsung TV Plus India, adding to previous launches facilitated by Wurl on Samsung TV Plus platforms in the United States, Mexico and Brazil.  
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Television | TV Channels  
ZEE TV organises vaccination camp for viewers from 3 August  
ZEE TV has always placed viewers on the highest pedestal over the past three decades and now to take one step further to ensure the safety of its viewers in the face of the COVID-19 pandemic, the network channel has organised a vaccination camp for citizens across multiple states to get their Covid vaccine shots.  
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iWorld | OTT  
UEFA partners with AVIWEST for Euro 2020 coverage across Europen  
Live video contribution solutions provider AVIWEST was appointed by the Union of European Football Associations (UEFA) to support selected off-venue events, including official team training and press conferences from Europe's biggest football show — UEFA Euro 2020 — using a bonded cellular ecosystem.  
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iWorld | OTT  
MX Player launches interactive film 'Balcony Buddies'  
Entertainment app MX Player in association with Amazon, exclusively premiered its second interactive film 'Balcony Buddies' to celebrate Friendship Day on 1 August. The film is an extension of e-tailing giant's 'Har Pal Fashionable' campaign.  
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Press Releases
» UP CM provides Rs 10 lakh aid to family of journalists who succumbed to Covid-19
» Bikano ropes in Chhota Bheem for launch of new snack range
» Nickelodeon to launch month-long campaign celebrating friendship day
» Team India gets a boost of confidence after easy ODI win
More News From Indian Television
Content Hub 2021: How OTTs met the burgeoning demand for content in 2020
Any talk of content in a post-pandemic world is incomplete without deliberating on the impact it has had on the OTT industry and vice versa. The fifth edition of the 'Content Hub 2021 - TV, Film, Digital Video, and Beyond' organised by Read More...
Why we need good news today!
The commonly-held belief is that if you turn on any news channel, you will be rattled by the high-decibel cacophony that has become common as garden amongst the invited on-air guests and anchors during prime time.............. Read More...
Times Network forays into Hindi news with a bid to create 'New India'
Making its foray into Hindi news, Times Network on Sunday launched its new channel, Times Now Navbharat HD. The new entrant is being spearheaded by Times Now's group editor Navika Kumar who will lead the editorial mandate and handle the overall management of the channel............... Read More...
More Indian Stories From Elsewhere
»   EU bolsters probe into Facebook buyout of Kustomer
»   Google to build its own 'Tensor' chip for new Pixel smartphone
    Source: ETTelecom
»   Prasar Bharati has invited EoI for establishing international channel: Govt
    Source: ET
»   ISRO to expand reach of navigation system globally: New draft policy
»   'Consider edu channel for differently abled': Bombay HC to I&B ministry, NCERT
    Source: HT
»   Licences of 204 private TV channels revoked during 2016-20, says Govt
»   Analysts expect Bharti Airtel's Q1 profit to halve QoQ; stable ARPU likely
    Source: BS
»   Pandemic impact: PMC bans Ganesh festival procession for 2nd consecutive year
    Source: Indian Express
»   Birla offers his stake in Voda Idea to govt
    Source: Financial Express
»   Six Cases Of Fake News Penalised In 2020, Action Taken Against 12 TV Channels For Showing False Programmes: I&B Ministry
    Source: Medianama
»   Rajya Sabha congratulates PV Sindhu for winning bronze medal at Tokyo Olympics
    Source: CNBCTV18
»   Rs 5.05 crore approved for kin of 101 journalists who succumbed to Covid: Govt
    Source: Yahoo News
»   Ericsson beats Nokia to win 5G radio deal from China Telecom and China Unicom
    Source: Telecomlead
»   AEW inks a massive Indian TV deal for Dynamite and Rampage
    Source: Sports Keeda
»   The future of monetisation of audio streaming
    Source: AFAQS
More International Stories From Elsewhere
»   Pegasus spyware found on journalists' phones, French intelligence confirms
»   Hollywood's Sunset Studio to open new base in Hertfordshire
    Source: The Guardian
»   Rupert Murdoch's News Corp to Buy Oil Price Information Service for $1.15 Billion Cash
»   Dolphin Entertainment, FTX Launching NFT Marketplace for Sports and Entertainment Brands (EXCLUSIVE)
    Source: Variety
»   Twitter partners with AP and Reuters to address misinformation on its platform
»   Novakid's investors bet $35M that it can teach kids English
    Source: Techcrunch
»   Byron Allen Closes $380 Million Acquisition of Stations From Gray
»   'The Lord of the Rings' on Amazon in September 2022
    Source: Next Tv
»   AT&T has finalized its deal to sell DirecTV
»   AMC+ and other niche SVODs growing faster than Netflix, Hulu
    Source: Fiercev Vdeo
»   Prentice Penny Inks Onyx Collective Deal
    Source: Multichannel News
»   Hertfordshire site for £700m movie studio
»   Iliad bids for UPC Polska
    Source: Broadband Tv News
»   Diversified Acquires HB Communications
»   Going Wild for Sony's PXW-Z450/Z750 Shoulder-Mount Camera
    Source: Tv Technology
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