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23 January 2021 Volume 70 Issue No:73

iWorld | OTT

Vidnet 2021: Aggregation of video streaming platforms to pick up soon  
The three to four-year-young digital video entertainment industry has shown a massive boom in popularity, gaining prominence quicker than any other medium ever did. The right circumstances backed by the right technological and socio-economical interventions pushed the envelope for this impressive trajectory they are treading.  
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Television | TV Channels

TRP scam: Times Network to take legal action against BARC  
L'affaire TV ratings continues. In yet another sudden turn in the TRP manipulation case, the Times Network is gearing up to take legal action against the Broadcast Audience Research Council (BARC) for allegedly colluding with Republic TV to misreport viewership ratings and giving the channel "undue advantage."   
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Television | Production House

The small screen's growing romance with VFX  
Visual effects-laden shows have always captured audience interest on television, be it mythological serials like Ramayana or Jai Shree Krishna or the earliest superheroes shows like Shaktimaan.  
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Television | TV Channels

Hero ISL sees uptick in viewership, fans keep the momentum high  
Cricket is indeed big in India. Globally, however, it's football and football all the way, and the willow game has a long way to go before it catches up with it.  In India, in times of Coronavirus and cricket, soccer has been holding its own, especially with the seventh India Super League (ISL 7) 2020 scoring more than pleasing viewership numbers.  
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DTH | DTH Services

DTH gains 1 lakh subscribers, Tata Sky extends market share  
The DTH sector has added 120,000 new users in July-September quarter to reach the total active subscriber base of 70.70 million. Leading player Tata Sky beat out competitors to once again emerge as the most favoured brand, while also extending its market share to 32.58 per cent from 32.09 per cent in the previous quarter.  
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iWorld | OTT

Data theft case: CBI files FIR against Cambridge Analytica  
The central bureau of investigation (CBI) has filed an FIR against UK-based political consulting firm Cambridge Analytica for alleged illegal harvesting of personal data in India. It has also booked Global Science Research (GSRL) for its involvement in the same case.  
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MAM | Print

Edtech ad volumes on print grew massively in 2020: TAM  
Covid2019 impacted nearly every advertising medium apart from digital. Be it television, print, outdoor or experiential, ad volumes across all these mediums took a hit as the brands were uncertain about future projections at that point.  
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iWorld | OTT

Chennai tops entertainment consumption with 73% viewership: Disney+Hotstar  
The unprecedented rise in the consumption of OTT content, specifically during the lockdown period, has massively contributed to the growth of the sector. Interestingly, most of the platforms have realised and acknowledged a huge spike in content consumption and time spent from the regional markets.  
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Television | TV Channels

Republic Media to run exclusive series on Indian armed forces 'India's Braves' around Repubic Day  
As India gears up for the celebration of its 72nd Republic Day, Republic Media Network has lined up an exclusive broadcast series from the valley of Kashmir. Republic Media Network's senior consulting editor - strategic affairs major Gaurav Arya (retd.) is all set to take viewers across the world to the frontline at Handwara.  
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Press Releases
» Enterr10 Network's Bhojpuri Cinema celebrates Republic Day with 'Farz'
» Betterplace appoints Pitchfork Partners as their strategic communication consultant
» Hamdard Laboratories launches twelve new Unani medicines
» Anushka Shetty starrer 'Nishabdam' to premiere on Zee Telugu
More News From Indian Television
Vidnet 2021: Fairer margins needed for SVoD to boost ARPUs
The Indian OTT space is booming, more and more platforms are cropping up every day, leaving viewers spoilt for choice. It has also become a crowded and rather skewed market, where out of approximately 70 players, two or three bigwigs take the lion's share of subscribers and revenue due to their deep pockets in terms of content and marketing............................................ Read More...
Saregama PAT triples in third quarter of FY 2021
Indian music label and movie studio Saregama India Ltd (Saregama) reported more than 200 per cent (201.5 per cent) Y-o-Y (year-on-year) growth in consolidated net profit after tax (PAT) for the quarter ended 31 December 2020 (Q3 2021, quarter or period under review) as compared to the corresponding year ago quarter Q3 2020................. Read More...
Decoding what Truecaller's #ItsNotOk campaign is all about
Buzz goes the phone and your heart lurches. The device that was once your friend, ally, confidant, in front of which you used to grin and preen, scares you now. You're scared to pick it up, to read the passive-aggressive............................................. Read More...
More Indian Stories From Elsewhere
»   Jio Platforms Q3 net profit up 15.5% on quarter; user churn rose due to 'malicious' campaign
»   Global chip shortage hits China's bitcoin mining sector
    Source: ETTelecom
»   Fox News Foes Face Uphill Fight to Get Cable Network Dropped
»   NBC to Shut Sports Network as Cord Cutting Squeezes Cable
    Source: Bloomberg Quint
»   Isro likely to launch rocket dedicated to private satellites on February 28
    Source: TOI
»   Elon Musk targets telecom for next disruption with Starlink internet
    Source: HT
»   Fox News got crushed in the Inauguration Day ratings, falling 77% from 2017
    Source: Business Insider
»   Want to be a Hollywood player? Covid and streaming have changed all the rules
    Source: Livemint
»   'Tandav' controversy: UP Police records statements of director Ali Abbas Zafar, two others
    Source: DNA India
»   CM Jagan assures 24x7 unlimited internet in all villages
    Source: DC
»   Film Industry Delegation Meets Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman Ahead Of Union Budget
    Source: Business World
»   Upgrad appoints ex-Disney chief Zubin Gandevia as CEO
    Source: Free Press Journal
»   Justice Gita Mittal Appointed As First Woman Chairperson Of Broadcasting Content Complaints Council
    Source: Live Law
More International Stories From Elsewhere
»   Prince Harry says social media misinformation is threat to democracies
»   Netflix paid £3.2m in tax on £940m of UK subscription revenue
    Source: The Guardian
»   Ticket Brokers Agree to Pay $3.7 Million in Scalping Settlement
»   U.S. Consumers Now Pay $47 Monthly for Streaming Services — Up 24% Since COVID Hit, Survey Finds
    Source: Variety
»   Drupal's journey from dorm-room project to billion-dollar exit
»   Boston Globe will consider people's requests to have articles about them anonymized
    Source: Techcrunch
»   Disney Plus' 'Soul' Ranked No. 1 for Christmas Week Streaming, Nielsen Says
»   Tom Brokaw Announces Retirement at NBC News
    Source: Next TV
»   Older Americans are increasingly cutting the cord
»   Wolk's Week in Review: Netflix passes 200M users, Happy times in FAST-land
    Source: Firece Viideo
»   Rebecca Slaughter Named Acting FTC Chair
»   AT&T Close to Selling DirecTV Minority Stake to TPG: Report
    Source: Broadband Tv News
»   Ekstraklasa signs Balkan TV deal
»   Netflix paying record UK tax
    Source: Broadband Tv News
»   NBCSN Sports Channel Nixed by NBCUniversal
»   Tom Brokaw to Retire from NBC News
    Source: Broadband Tv News
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