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14 January 2021 Volume 70 Issue No:65

Specials | Forecast

#Forecast2021: OTT magic will continue to hold sway  
Most industries had little cause for cheer last year, but the OTT business wasn't one of them. Engulfed by an outpouring of love and support, OTTs truly came into their own in 2020. These streaming platforms not only gained paid subscribers in big numbers, but became a staple of the Indian culture and lifestyle in the past year.   
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Television | TV Channels

How television set the stage for growth of digital platform brands in 2020  
For decades, television has remained a leading destination for brands looking to consolidate their growth in the market. Then came the digital and it opened floodgates to several other innovative avenues.  
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MAM | Marketing

Join industry thinktanks for the most comprehensive media outlook for 2021  
A sunrise sector for the Indian economy, the media and entertainment industry today stands on the cusp of a strong phase of growth. With changing user preferences and growing demand for good content, there lies ahead a plethora of opportunities ahead.  
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Television | TV Channels

SAT extends stay on SEBI order barring NDTV promoters to hold key posts  
The Securities Appellate Tribunal has extended the stay in operation against the SEBI order barring NDTV promoters Radhika and Prannoy Roy from holding key posts.  
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Cable TV | LCO

GTPL Hathway posts Rs 553 crore consolidated revenue for Q3  
Cable TV and broadband service provider GTPL Hathway reported its net profit rose 36.81 per cent to Rs 45.23 crore in the quarter ended 31 December 2020, as against Rs 33.06 crore for the same quarter in December 2019.  
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Television | TV Channels

MX Taka Tak's monthly active users up 150%  
MX Player's TakaTak is making inroads into the short form UGC video business fatafat. From 26 million installs in July 2020, the month it was launched post the ban on market leader Chinese-origin TikTok, it shot to 120 million installs by the end of December – an impressive growth of 360 per cent.  
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Press Releases
» Events industry veteran Jaswinder Singh joins TV9 Network
» Appy Pie launches Design, an innovative graphic design platform
» U&i ropes in John Abraham as its new brand ambassador
» Zee Telugu announces new show 'Sankranthi Samabaralu'
More News From Indian Television
SonyLIV returns with the second season of Gullak
Rickety walls, inquisitive neighbours, unending hassles yet limitless dreams; these define the dynamics of The Mishras who struck a chord upon their visit in 2019. With an IMDB rating of 9.1, Gullak Season 1 won accolades for its well-crafted characters, versatile performances and incredible direction........................................ Read More...
Dish TV India's OTT App WATCHO is set to enthrall its viewers with its new series 'The Jail Plan'
In line with its track record of providing unique and engaging content to its viewers, Dish TV India Limited, India's leading DTH Company announced the launch of its new web series 'The Jail Plan' on its OTT platform 'Watcho'............. Read More...
Flipkart's new subscription pack for affordable smartphone ownership
Homegrown e-commerce marketplace Flipkart, India's, has introduced a unique Flipkart SmartPack offering that enables millions of Indians to purchase new smartphones in an affordable manner........................................... Read More...
More Indian Stories From Elsewhere
»   Intel to replace CEO Bob Swan with VMware's Pat Gelsinger
»   Dropbox to layoff 11% of workforce, COO to step down
    Source: ETTelecom
»   Who are Egypt's 'TikTok girls' to be released from jail?
    Source: Indian Express
»   Telefonica sells telecom tower biz to ATC for $9.41 bn in cash
»   SK Telecom offers 30% cut in rate for online-only mobile plans
    Source: Telecom Lead
»   upGrad Appoints Ex-Disney Chief Zubin Gandevia As CEO For Asia Pacific Region
»   Rijiju Meets Representatives Of Sports Goods And Equipment Manufacturers With Eye On Strengthening Sports Ecosystem
    Source: BW
»   Approvals received for relevant downstream investments post FDI nod from DoT: Airtel
    Source: BT
»   Upcoming National Broadcast Policy To Clear Way For Cable TV Operators To Provide Broadband: Report
    Source: Medianama
»   Prasar Bharti clears air, rubbishes AIR stations closure rumour
    Source: Livemint
»   Sebi bans CNBC Awaaz show host Hemant Ghai, family members from capital markets
    Source: Free Press Journal
»   Half of America is Ready to Switch to Starlink Satellite Internet
    Source: PC Mag
More International Stories From Elsewhere
»   Daily Telegraph owner Sir David Barclay dies at 86
»   YouTube suspends Trump channel from uploading new content for seven days
    Source: The Guardian
»   Google Ad Exec Julie Eddleman Joins DoubleVerify
»   Roku Didn't Buy Quibi's Turnstyle Technology, Which Is Still Embroiled in a Legal Fight
    Source: Variety
»   Telegram blocks 'dozens' of hardcore hate channels threatening violence
»   Snapchat permanently bans President Trump's account
    Source: Techcrunch
»   ViacomCBS, Sinclair Sign New Affiliation Agreements
»   NATPE Names Iris Award Winners
    Source: Next TV
»   Nielsen debuts TVOD measurement service
»   Philo CEO weighs in on vMVPD price increases
    Source: Fierce Video
»   Telefónica sells tower division
»   Molotov starts international expansion
    Source: Broadband Tv News
»   CES 2021: Stage Set for NextGen TV Inflection Point
»   NAB's Smith: Capitol Riot Stresses Need for Transparency, Security for Press
    Source: Tv Technology
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