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18 January 2021 Volume 70 Issue No:68

Specials | Forecast

#Forecast2021: TV advertising may see biggest growth in five years  
Indian television made a round trip to hell over the course of 2020, but the new year seems like the beginning of a positive era for the industry, as far as its stature as the primary advertising medium is concerned.  
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iWorld | OTT

Guest column: How OTT platforms can keep customer churn at bay  
The breakneck speed of OTT growth currently underway across the globe, improvements in internet speeds, and the addition of improved technology have been advantageous for millions of users to gain access to content on the go.  
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Regulators | I&B Ministry

Amazon Prime Video's Tandav makers get I&B ministry summons?  
It began with a bunch of trollers on social media fretting that the latest and much touted digital original from Amazon Prime Video Tandav had treated Hindu deity Shiva poorly in a scene a couple of days ago.  
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iWorld | eNews

Puneet Tripathi joins Times Internet programmatic division  
The Mumbai police counsel in the Republic TV channel vs Mumbai police case, related to alleged rigging of TRP by the former, showed strong objection to the enforcement directorate (ED) appearing in the court. Appearing on behalf of the police department, senior advocate Kapil Sibal asserted that only the Mumbai police has the jurisdiction to investigate the case.   
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Television | TV Channels

Partho Dasgupta hospitalised after WhatsApp chat with Arnab Goswami leaked  
Former BARC India CEO Partho Dasgupta has been admitted to JJ Hospital after his sugar level fell extremely low. He is in the ICU now. The development comes after the Mumbai police released over 500 pages of WhatsApp messages purportedly between Dasgupta and Republic TV editor-in-chief Arnab Goswami.  
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iWorld | Social Media

WhatsApp delays its privacy policy update  
WhatsApp is having an extremely eventful start to 2021. It began with a massive furore over its new privacy policy that was set to be implemented from 8 February this year. The overwhelming criticism has forced the messaging app to take a step back and in the latest development, it has delayed the switchover to the updated policy.  
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Press Releases
» AFC announces Sportradar as Official Video and Data Distribution Partner for Major AFC Competitions from 2021 to 2028
» Zee Picchar celebrates Sankranti with Picchar Suggi, 34 Premieres in 11 Days
» 'What Killed Maradona?' Exclusive Investigation Reveals What Fuelled and Destroyed One of the World's Greatest Players
» PEDIGREE is India's most trusted dog food brand
More News From Indian Television
Shemaroo's Ibaadat app gets a revamp
With everything going digital in 2020 combined with the lockdown in most countries, going to the Masjid was tough. Shemaroo came up with a solution for that – the Ibaadat app.  ......................................... Read More...
#Throwback2020: The year of reinvention in production
The Covid2019 crisis has engendered a paradigm shift across all walks of life and it is believed that there's no going back to "normalcy" even after the deadly virus is dealt with. This also holds true for the media and entertainment industry............. Read More...
BARC week 1: Dettol Antiseptic Liquid leads the brand list
2020 started off with industry hopes pinned on a robust double-digit growth. Instead, it left the Indian marketing and advertising industry in shambles. Educated estimates peg the sector to have clocked only a one-two per cent growth over 2019 numbers, with traditional advertising taking the biggest hit, slumping into the negative zone............................................. Read More...
More Indian Stories From Elsewhere
»   'Huawei to open its biggest flagship store in Saudi Arabia'
»   Google to remove sync support from 3rd-party Chromium browsers
    Source: ETTelecom
»   Veteran actor Biswajit Chatterjee conferred 'Indian Personality of the Year' award at IFFI
»   Film stars descend virtually as 51st IFFI begins with precaution amid COVID-19 pandemic
    Source: India Tv News
»   #ArnabChatGate: Did Republic TV get undue favour from I&B ministry?
    Source: TOI
»   I&B ministry summons Amazon Prime India officials after controversy over Tandav
    Source: HT
»   IFFI Makes Error In Credit & Synopsis Of Satyajit Ray Film 'Sonar Kella', Apologises Later
    Source: Republic World
»   5G: The game changer of India's digital dream
    Source: Times Now News
»   Australia unlikely to fully reopen borders in 2021 as virus cases slide
    Source: Livemint
»   Technology enables fluid lifestyle across cities, generations
    Source: Telangana Today
»   Road map soon for OTT players like Netflix, Zee 5 to help make content code 'clearer'
    Source: The Print
»   Sushant Singh death coverage: Bombay HC to give verdict tomorrow on petitions against 'media trial'
    Source: Scroll
More International Stories From Elsewhere
»   Beyond noir: Nordic content of all shades is on its way to Netflix
»   Media's libertarian Covid sceptics under fire from senior Tory
    Source: The Guardian
»   After Twitter Banned Donald Trump, Election Misinformation Online Plunged Dramatically
»   Before TikTok Inspired a Rising Tide for Sea Shanties, the Beach Boys Charted One of Their Own
    Source: Variety
»   GitHub's head of HR resigns in light of termination of Jewish employee
»   Original Content podcast: Martin Scorsese and Fran Lebowitz have a good time in 'Pretend It's A City'
    Source: Techcrunch
»   FCC Warns About Using Radio Services to Coordinate Illegal Activity
    Source: Multichannel News
»   BBC Sport set to broadcast League of Legends' 2021 UKLC Spring Split
    Source: Esports Insider
»   Inauguration TV special to feature Lin-Manuel Miranda, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar
    Source: The Hill
»   Streaming Services in Norway
    Source: Life In Norway
»   5G Rivals Face an $81 Billion Tab After Spectrum Buying Spree
    Source: WSJ
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