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25 February 2021 Volume 70 Issue No:02

Cable TV | LCO

GTPL Hathway looks to expand cable TV subs by over 50% in 3 years  
The debate surrounding the future of cable operators in India has become more pressing in the wake of the Covid2019 crisis, which spurred the growth of over-the-top platforms and emergence of deep-pocket content aggregators.  
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iWorld | OTT

Disney+Hotstar expected to end 2021 with over 50 million subscribers  
The growth of Disney+ has surpassed industry expectations globally and India has turned out to be the biggest contributor to its stellar performance. The streaming service is set to clock over $ 1.2 billion in revenue and 66 million paying subscribers in Asia Pacific (APAC) at the end of 2021, according to a report from Media Partners Asia (MPA).  
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Television | TV Channels

Karnataka HC directs action against TV, cable operators over issue of hanging cables  
The Karnataka high court has directed the state government authorities and Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike (BBMP) to take action against private internet, television and cable operators responsible for dangling electric, telephone and TV cables in the state capital.  
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iWorld | OTT

Netflix's new feature enables auto download of recommended content  
Along with content, user experience is taking centre stage gradually in the over-the-top (OTT) ecosystem. As users are now exposed to enormous content via a number of platforms, the OTT players are looking at introducing more features to make their experience better.  
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iWorld | OTT

Lionsgate Play launches its first Indian original  
Premium global streaming platform Starz, which launched its Lionsgate Play direct-to-consumer OTT app to a strong response in India last year, is partnering with Lionsgate Television (LGTV) on its first Indian original series, a remake of LGTV's critically-acclaimed, Golden Globe-nominated hit series Casual.  
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iWorld | Social Media

Reels now available for Instagram Lite users  
Instagram has just announced an update for the new Instagram Lite app – people will now be able to view Reels within the app. India is the first country where the feature to view Reels will be available to people.   
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Television | Production House

Banijay Asia strikes co-production deal with NBCUniversal Formats  
NBCUniversal Formats, a division of Universal Studio Group, has signed a co-production deal with Banijay Asia to adapt a number of its iconic, world-class formats in India.  
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Press Releases
» Zee TV launches Indian Pro Music League amidst a Glitzy Spectacle
» EdTech Brand- RoboGenius rebrands itself with new look
» Critically acclaimed movie 'Where'd You Go, Bernadette' to premiere on MN+
» &flix brings MCU's biggest movie of the year 'Black Panther'
More News From Indian Television
M&E sector to see 27% revenue growth in FY22: Crisil
The pandemic has led to a significant plunge in revenue for the media and entertainment sector during fiscal 2021 (FY21). After contracting 26 per cent in this financial year, M&E sector revenue is expected to rebound by 27 per cent to Rs 1.37 lakh crore in fiscal 2022 (FY22), according to the credit rating agency Crisil................................ Read More...
IAMAI seeks public consultation on draft guidelines for OTT platforms
While the Centre has indicated multiple times in the last few weeks that it has prepared a draft for governing OTT services, the streaming platform members of Internet and Mobile Association of India (IAMAI) have expressed dismay at the move......................................... Read More...
Nat Geo's Superfactories takes viewers into Oppo's India hub
Superfactories from National Geographic India will be taking viewers behind-the-scenes at Oppo's sprawling state-of-the-art factory in India. Premiering 27 February at 7 pm, the upcoming documentary will give an insight into the manufacturing process adopted by the company to produce millions of smartphones with their iconic designs to satisfy their loyal customers................................. Read More...
More Indian Stories From Elsewhere
»   Former Nokia CEO Rajeev Suri joins Inmarsat
»   Trai may consider lowering of 5G reserve price: Report
    Source: ETTelecom
»   Paramount+ Enters Streaming Race With 'Frasier,' 'SpongeBob'
»   Sky and Vodafone Say Virgin-O2 Merger Risks U.K. Telecom Market
    Source: Bloomberg Quint
»   Govt rules for online media to include takedown power
»   Elon Musk's Starlink to be game changer for telecommunications sector

Source: HT

»   OTT Platforms Thriving in Price Sensitive Indian Market as Data Penetration Grows
»   Trai Says Locally Made Telecom and Broadcast Gear Will Make India a $5 Trillion Economy
    Source: Telecom Talk
»   Airtel enters ad tech industry with Airtel ads; says users will receive relevant campaigns, not spam
    Source: TOI
»   Are 'The Muppet Show' Episodes Not On Disney Plus? Know Why They're Missing
    Source: Republic World
»   TRAI invites suggestions on encouraging R&D in telco, broadcasting sectors
    Source: BS
»   AEB and EBC Channels Now Exclusively Broadcast via Ethiosat at 57 degrees East
    Source: Business Wire India
»   Above 45 years old? Get paid Covid-19 shots from next week
    Source: Livemint
»   I&B Ministry asks BARC not to resume news ratings till committee's report examined
    Source: CNBCTV18
More International Stories From Elsewhere
»   Jamal Khashoggi: Biden faces calls to 'strike a blow' for Saudi human rights
»   Facebook over-enforced Australia news ban, admits Nick Clegg
    Source: The Guardian
»   Beleaguered Hong Kong Celebrities Change Channels
»   Netflix Turkey Originals Chief on Istanbul Office Launch and Shaping a Global-Facing Slate (EXCLUSIVE)
    Source: Variety
»   Pilot CEO Waseem Daher tears down his company's $60M Series C pitch deck
»   Paramount+ will cost $4.99 per month with ads
    Source: Techcrunch
»   SpotX Named SSP for Redbox Ad-Supported Streaming Content
    Source: Next Tv
»   CBS All Access, Showtime OTT reach 19.2M subscribers combined
»   Amazon's IMDb TV launches on Chromecast with Google TV
    Source: Fierce Video
»   Verizon Wireless Tops C-Band Bidders at Over $45 Billion
»   Showtime to Develop 'Ray Donovan' Feature Film
    Source: Multichannel News
»   LG opens up webOS to third parties
»   Pay-TV boost for Digi
    Source: Broadband Tv News
»   LG Now Licensing Its webOS Smart TV Platform
»   Scripps Board: Boehne to Retire as Board Chair, Williams to Succeed
    Source: TV Technology
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