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08 Dec 2021 Volume 70 Issue No:37

iWorld | OTT

How short video apps took media brands to masses in 2021  
"It came, it saw, it conquered..." the statement perfectly describes the meteoric rise of ByteDance-owned short video app TikTok in India. Such was the momentum created by it that by December 2020 – that just six months after TikTok was banned - the market was flooded by its Indian counterparts with Dailyhunt's Josh leading the pack.  
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Television | TV Channels

TV Brand Fest 2021: Brands share mantras for enhancing market share through TV.  
Day two of the five-day TV Brand Fest summit being organised by saw brands discuss their experience, with regards to increasing the market share while using Television as a communication tool.    
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Television | TV Channels

MIB took action against 139 cases of obscene/violent TV content since 2018: Anurag Thakur  
Since 2018, the ministry of information and broadcasting (MIB) has taken action against 139 cases on content related to obscenity and violence on TV, I&B minister Anurag Thakur told the Parliament on Tuesday during the winter session.  
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Regulators | I&B Ministry
Prasar Bharati not closing any Akashvani radio station in India: Anurag Thakur  
Prasar Bharati is not closing any Akashvani radio station in India, the minister of information and broadcasting Anurag Thakur told the Parliament on Tuesday. Thakur was responding to concerns regarding the closure of radio stations across different parts of the country that have been in the news for the last couple of years.  
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iWorld | OTT
GUEST COLUMN: How to combat streaming piracy with OTT's broken protocol?  
With vast sums of money to be made, it's not surprising that streaming pirates are continually upping their game to keep their highly profitable illegal businesses afloat.  A recent global study conducted by Ampere Analysis for Synamedia found that sports streaming piracy alone is worth over $28 billion.  
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Press Releases
» Aaj Tak returns with latest edition of 'Agenda Aaj Tak'
» Republic Media Network concludes first 'India Economic Summit'
» News18 India wins 'Most Admired Brand of the Year' at ACEF Asian Leaders Awards
» ManoramaOnline unveils its Christmas 2021 campaign
More News From Indian Television
TV Brand Fest 2021: Marketers relook at TV ad spends in times of disruption
The media industry and the economy saw an unprecedented level of disruption post-lockdown phase. As marketers went back to the drawing board to scrutinise their media spend, TV advertising moved from strength to strength commanding the highest share of advertising spends........ Read More...
HBO Max India onboards Arjun Nohwar as country GM
WarnerMedia-owned streaming service platform HBO Max has brought Arjun Nohwar on board as country general manager (GM) for India. Nohwar was last associated with Uber as APAC director and regional GM. He led Uber’s SaaS business across the Asia Pacific region, targeting companies as well as consumers directly...... Read More...
Star Sports launches campaign for PKL 8 with MS Dhoni
Star India, the official broadcaster of Vivo Pro Kabaddi League season 8, has unveiled its campaign #JoBhidegaWohBadhega, starring Indian cricketer MS Dhoni. After a two-year hiatus, Vivo Pro Kabaddi League season 8 will start airing from 22 December onwards on Star Sports network and Disney+ Hotstar ......... Read More...
More Indian Stories From Elsewhere
»   U.S. officials to boycott Beijing Olympics over rights 'atrocities'
»   Nokia to supply its O-RAN fronthaul solution to NTT DOCOMO
»   Apple's Tim Cook signed $275 bln deal to placate China: Report
    Source: ET Telecom
»   Now, Trai tells Elon Musk's Starlink not to solicit business without licence
    Source: ET
»   Govt spent nearly Rs 1,700 cr on ads in print and electronic media in last 3 years
    Source: TOI
»   Acer Ultra HD Smart TV review: More entertainment, less price
    Source: India Today
»   MS Dhoni bats for 'Le Panga' attitude among fans in Pro Kabaddi League Season 8 campaign
    Source: HT
»   ESA Inks Deal With Airbus For New 'Ariel' Satellite To Hunt For Hidden Exoplanets
    Source: Republicworld
»   Allow port out SMS facility irrespective of tariff offer: Trai to telcos
»   Route Mobile launches Payment as a Service - Click2Pay
    Source: BS
»   RIL forms production JV with Abu Dhabi co
    Source: Livemint
»   Blocking WarnerMedia-Discovery Deal Won't Fix Streaming
»   Comcast Leads Cable Stocks Lower With Weaker Broadband View
    Source: Bloomberg Quint
»   Dish TV Turning Recharges Into a Fun Experience
    Source: Telecom Talk
»   PCB and PTV settle broadcast dispute outside of court with PMO assistance
    Source: ESPN
»   BSNL starts distributing live TV via IPTV in Kerala
    Source: Ultra News
More International Stories From Elsewhere
»   French police arrest man in connection with Jamal Khashoggi killing
»   Andrew Neil threatens to sue Jennifer Arcuri after tweet about Epstein
    Source: The Guardian
»   Roku Channel Adds 11 Vevo Linear Streaming Channels
»   Senate Confirms FCC Chair Jessica Rosenworcel, First Woman to Lead Agency, for New Term
    Source: Variety
» CEO Vishal Garg apologizes to current employees for 'blundering' of mass layoffs; SPAC delayed
»   AWS opens 'top secret' western region for US government customers
    Source: Techcrunch
»   Sen. Thom Tillis Signals Hold on Gigi Sohn's FCC Nomination
»   Jane Campion Western-Romance Film 'Power of the Dog' Rides to No. 1 on Netflix's 'Global Top 10'
    Source: Broadcasting Cable
»   ViacomCBS sets South Korea expansion for Paramount+
»   AT&T calls Discovery-WarnerMedia antitrust concerns 'unfounded'
    Source: Fierce Video
»   Instagram Unveils New Youth Protections in Advance of Senate Hearing
    Source: Multichannel News
»   Ofcom issues regulatory framework for advertising on video-sharing platforms
»   Pay-TV grows in Croatia
    Source: Broadband Tv News
»   Senate Confirms Rosenworcel to a New FCC Term
»   Telstra Broadcast Services Joins the SRT Alliance
    Source: Tv Technology
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