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20 January 2021 Volume 70 Issue No:70

iWorld | OTT

Vidnet 2021: Content diversification to define future of Indian OTTs  
It's undeniably the heyday of the youthful and dynamic Indian OTT landscape. After going from strength to strength in the past two-three years, it is now the fastest growing streaming market and is on course to becoming the biggest.  
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iWorld | OTT

Vidnet 2021: Local flavour drives OTT growth in MENA region  
Consisting of 22 countries, speaking at least four different languages, and lined with a growing South Asian diaspora, the MENA region is one of the most diverse parts of the world rooted in traditions and culture.  
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iWorld | OTT

Vidnet 2021: Technological advancements are a two-way street  
The unprecedented growth and breakthrough of OTT platforms in Coronavirus-struck 2020 has been undeniably unprecedented. Streamers worldwide have reported a huge spike in traffic, with folks shelling out bucks hand over fist to keep themselves entertained in the age of social distancing.  
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iWorld | OTT

OTT summit Vidnet returns with first virtual edition's flagship OTT summit Vidnet is back with its latest edition. Like other large industry summits in the post-pandemic era, Vidnet is also going virtual this year. Contiloe has come on board as the supporting partner, Bitmovin and Pallycon are the technology partners; miptv and mipcom are the community partners.  
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MAM | Marketing

Why marketers are quite unfazed by lack of TV news TRPs  
The temporary halt that the Broadcast Audience Research Council (BARC) put on the issuance of the television rating point (TRP) of news channels three months ago is not bothering the marketing fraternity much.  
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Television | TV Channels

Zee 24 Ghanta gears up for West Bengal polls coverage  
Zee 24 Ghanta has announced a comprehensive programming line-up to bring "encyclopaedic coverage" of the West Bengal Assembly elections to its viewers. The robust program schedule comprises of 13 new shows spanning over 2,700 hours.   
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Television | TV Channel

Warner Music signs distribution deal with Sky Digital India  
Warner Music India has struck an exclusive distribution agreement with Punjabi music content consortium and aggregator Sky Digital India.  Distribution of Sky Digital's repertoire outside India will be handled by ADA, Warner's independent artist and label services division, while Warner Music India will handle distribution within the country.  
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Press Releases
» RB relaunches Colin with the added benefit of germ removal
» Bottle Openers wins the digital mandate for the Jaipur Literature Festival 2021
» Gas-O-Fast is all set to rule the market with new marketing strategies for 2021
» Care Health Insurance (CHI) ropes in Divyenndu Sharma to narrate the benefits of Care Shield via a series of TVC
More News From Indian Television
#Forecast2021: Rural consumption to rule the roost, says Parle's BK Rao
In 2020, marketers learnt to grapple with unforeseen challenges elicited by the lockdown, and they are prepared to handle such circumstances, incase of another such instance in the future (hopefully not)........................................... Read More...
Zee Tamil all set for Mahasangamam festival till March 2021
Zee Tamil is starting off the new year with fresh and innovative content strategies across all its segments, with a number of surprises up its sleeve. The channel has planned Mahasangamam episodes across various shows, which has gained a lot of popularity and traction among audiences.............. Read More...
Ticket To Hollywood brings 'Jumanji: The Next Level' in the language of your choice
In one of the biggest festive offerings on television for 2020, Zee's newest pan-network property, 'Ticket To Hollywood' enthralled a whopping 29 million viewers with  the premiere of Vin Diesel's Bloodshot across 12 channels and in ten languages............................................... Read More...
More Indian Stories From Elsewhere
»   Republic illegally used Doordarshan's DTH platform, says Congress
»   'Ex-CEO of BARC can use influence if he's granted bail'
»   Survey at least 5 lakh homes to rate viewership, stop rigging: Panel
    Source: TOI
»   Senior Doordarshan Official Found Dead in Itanagar, Heart Attack Suspected
»   Saudi Arabia Allows Broadcast By Qatar-based BeIN Sports TV Channel
    Source: News18
»   Halt global 5G networks roll out until safety is confirmed: Expert
    Source: ETTelecom
»   TRAI Chairman: 'Open RAN will present opportunities'
    Source: Indian Express
»   'Tandav' team agrees to change controversial parts after complaints, I&B intervention
    Source: Livemint
»   BBC apologises for incomplete India map after complaint by Labour Party MP
    Source: BS
»   Gilat signs cellular backhaul deal in Mexico
    Source: Telecom Lead
»   Explained: Space Situational Awareness (SSA) Control Centre launched by ISRO
    Source: Jagranjosh
»   Even in 1938, US media companies had stepped in to silence the hate speech of a public figure
    Source: Scroll
»   FIR Against Amazon Prime's 'Mirzapur' for Depicting UP District in 'Bad Light'
    Source: The Wire
»   TRP scam: Partho says no TV channel, advertiser has complained
    Source: Free Press Journal
More International Stories From Elsewhere
»   BBC faces financial 'uncertainty' due to reliance on licence fee – report
»   Biden administration 'to declassify report' into Khashoggi murder
    Source: The Guardian
»   Wattpad to Be Acquired for $600 Million by Korean Parent Company of Webtoon
»   Drake Officially Becomes First Artist to Pass 50 Billion Spotify Streams
    Source: Variety
»   Podchaser raises $4M to build a comprehensive podcast database
»   Netflix's 'Shuffle Play' feature will roll out to all users worldwide this year
    Source: Techcrunch
»   Disney Exec Pay Drops as Incentive Payouts Vanish
»   Netflix Global Subscribers Climb Above 200 Million Mark
    Source: Next TV
»   Netflix crosses 200M subscribers after Q4
»   Charter backs off push to get FCC data cap rules lifted early
    Source: Firece Viideo
»   Cable Center Unveils Five-Year Plan
»   BET Renews 'Tyler Perry's Sistas' for Third Season
    Source: Multichannel News
»   BBC iPlayer starts year with record week
»   Media Distillery recruits Chris Tooke
    Source: Broadband Tv News
»   FCC Modifies DTS Rules for ATSC 3.0 Flexibility
»   Supreme Court Probes Broadcast Dereg Arguments
    Source: TV Technology
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