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27 February 2021 Volume 70 Issue No:04

Television | TV Channels

Aaj Tak launches #AajTakSabseTez campaign with classic art deco styled films  
The nation's undisputed No.1 news channel for 20 years, Aaj Tak marks the 20 year milestone in signature 'Sabse Tez Style'. Bold and gripping, the new campaign #AajTakSabseTez is a satirical take on the current news environment in the country.  
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Television | TV Channels

New GEC shows rollout to boost advertisers' sentiments?  
Although Bigg Boss 14 couldn't garner the expected TRPs, it has been in the news ever since its launch. The controversial reality show concluded on 21 February after three months of regaling viewers with high drama and antics.  
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Regulators | I&B Ministry

Centre sets 5 mn users as threshold for significant social media intermediaries  
The government laid down new rules for social media platforms on Thursday, making a distinction between social media intermediaries and significant social media intermediaries. In a gazette notification, the government has specified five million registered users in India as the threshold for significant social media intermediaries.  
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DTH | DTH Operator

Airtel Digital to buy 10% stake in Tata Group-led Ferbine  
Bharti Airtel's wholly-owned subsidiary Airtel Digital is all set to buy 10 per cent in Tata Group's Ferbine Pvt Ltd for Rs 50,000 cash. With this, the telecom major has joined the race to own a stake in the pan-India umbrella entity (PUE) which has been formed to rival the National Payments Council of India (NPCI).  
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DTH | DTH Operator

India keeping tabs on law to make big tech pay for news: Javadekar  
The government yesterday introduced sweeping rules to regulate streaming services, online news outlets and social media firms, a move that has the country's digital media ecosystem in a flutter.  
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Television | TV Channels

ICC & IMG ink mega deal to livestream 541 matches across 3 World Cups  
Cricket is about to get a boost like never before. The International Cricket Council (ICC) today announced that for the first time ever 541 pathway event matches across three ICC World Cups will be live-streamed globally in partnership with IMG.  
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iWorld | Social Media

Twitter users will soon be able to charge followers for premium posts  
Twitter has unveiled a new product that enables users to charge followers for access to special content, as it explores more ways to make money from avenues other than advertising.  
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MAM | Media and Advertising

NXTDigital elevates Vynsley Fernandes to MD & CEO  
Hinduja Group's media vertical NXTDigital has elevated Vynsley Fernandes to the position of managing director and CEO and inducted him into the boards of the media groups' subsidiary companies comprising OneOTT Intertainment, IN Entertainment  and IndusInd Media & Communications – in line with his role of overseeing the media businesses of the group.  
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Press Releases
» 'Discovering Odisha - India's Best Kept Secret' to air on WION
» DLF Avenue gets festive for its One-year Anniversary
» Dreamcast hosts JLF, World's Largest Literature Festival, on their Virtual Event Platform
» Romedy Now presents the Indian television premiere of popular teen-drama film 'The Sun Is Also A Star'
More News From Indian Television
Tata Sky's new brand purpose: 'To make tomorrow better than today'
DTH operator Tata Sky has unveiled its new brand purpose with the statement - 'Tata Sky exists to make tomorrow better than today for family and home.' As the industry leader, Tata Sky is now present in over 22 million households across the country................................. Read More...
Knives out: Fast food chains revert to roasting in new ad campaigns
For the most part, it appears that the worst of the pandemic is behind us. Vaccination programmes have been rolled out on a war footing in most countries, active caseloads have gone down and the economy, too, is showing signs of revival. People have resumed most of their pre-Covid leisure activities, be it travelling or eating out........................................... Read More...
FarEye ropes in Dropbox's Suvrat Joshi as chief product officer
Logistics SaaS platform FarEye has roped in Suvrat Joshi as its chief product officer (CPO). He will drive the product vision and accelerate the company's global product expansion with key focus on the customer's needs................................... Read More...
More Indian Stories From Elsewhere
»   MediaTek chips to drive India's 5G, IoT dream
    Source: ETTelecom
»   Airtel to seek shareholders' nod to issue 3.64 cr shares to LMIL for Bharti Telemedia deal
»   Telcos look beyond mobile services, up digital game, say analysts
    Source: Indian Express
»   Uber, Amazon Pay partner to install safety screens in 40,000 autos
»   Isro lining up launch of India's geo imaging satellite GISAT-1

Source: BS

»   Black News Channel Reloads With Talk Focus, Morning Show
»   Starlink Broadband Is Coming To India Next Year, And You Can Reserve Now For $99
    Source: News18
»   India's space PSU NSIL prepares to compete with SpaceX; inks new launch deals
    Source: TOI
»   Fake-news matter will be heard by new bench, says Delhi HC after adjourning hearing
    Source: New Indian Express
»   Telecom sector revenues back at pre-Jio levels
    Source: HT
»   Will Films Like '83' & 'Sooryavanshi' Revive Theatre Businesses?
    Source:Tthe Quint
»   Telangana, AP gear up for next phase of COVID-19 vaccination, 1.5 crore people eligible
    Source: The News Minute
»   Responsibility Of Channel's Owner To Ensure Programme Does Not Violate Cable TV Rules: Centre Tells Delhi HC
    Source: Business World
»   Stage set for the launch of Amazonia-1 satellite of Brazil onboard PSLV on Sunday
    Source: Financial Express
»   Media Dialogues: BARC CEO Sunil Lulla defends relevance and future of the agency
    Source: CNBCTV18
More International Stories From Elsewhere
»   US finds Saudi crown prince approved Khashoggi murder but does not sanction him
»   UK culture secretary warns Facebook after news ban in Australia
    Source: The Guardian
»   Music Streaming Revenues Cross $10 Billion Mark Fueled by Double-Digit Growth in 2020
»   Sony Pictures to Distribute DVDs for Lionsgate Under Multiyear Pact
    Source: Variety
»   With $62.5M in debt financing, Road Runner Media puts digital ads behind commercial vehicles
»   Yelp puts trust and safety in the spotlight
    Source: Techcrunch
»   Nexstar Broadcast President Tim Busch To Retire June 1
»   Spring 2021 TV Premiere Dates
    Source: Next Tv
»   Deeper Dive—AT&T sold DirecTV but could still score on Dish tie-up
»   AMC Networks grows streaming subscribers by 157% in Q4
    Source: Fierce Video
»   Social Video Spotlight: 'WandaVision', 'Mandalorian' Tops for Disney
»   What's On This Weekend in TV Sports (Feb. 27-28)
    Source: Multichannel News
»   AT&T to spin off DirecTV
»   WDR rents Astra transponder for regional windows in HD
    Source: Broadband Tv News
»   Germany's Media Broadcast to Test 5G TV Production
»   MLB.TV Slides Onto YouTube TV
    Source: TV Technology
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