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11 June 2021 Volume 70 Issue No:89

DTH | DTH Operator

Binge app sees traction from non-metros- DAS 2, DAS 3 cities: Tata Sky's Pallavi Puri  
Pay TV meanders along in India, even as the near future will expectedly watch digital adoption accelerating at a rapid pace of disruption. The legacy direct-to-platform (DTH) players are taking note of the shift in consumer habits to keep up with the trend. Tata Sky has been one such player to embrace streaming services to retain consumers.  
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iWorld | OTT

Zee5 set to launch in US on 22 June  
In what could be its biggest launch till date, Indian streaming platform Zee5 is all set to enter the United States market on 22 June. With this, the platform has set the stage for its rapid growth in a market that has over 5.4 million diaspora audiences with a deep cultural and language connection to its content. 
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iWorld | OTT

Bollywood should explore superhero films with long-term licensing: Cosmos-Maya's Anish Mehta  
Anish JS Mehta started his career as an accounts executive in 2003, and over time, he has managed to reach new heights. In 2010, he became the chief operating officer of Cosmos-Maya, a leading animation studio in India. 
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iWorld | OTT

Netflix launches online store to offer products curated from popular shows  
Streaming giant Netflix has taken its retail ambition a step ahead with the launch of an online store. Netflix.Shop that will offer curated products based on its content.  
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Regulators | People

Justice Sikri to chair grievance redressal board for digital publishers under IAMAI  
The Internet and Mobile Association of India (IAMAI) announced on Thursday that former Supreme Court Justice Arjan Kumar Sikri will chair the Grievance Redressal Board (GRB), formed as a part of the Digital Publisher Content Grievances Council (DPCGC).   
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Television | Production House

Juggernaut Productions all set to begin work on its first international mini-series  
Taking a strategic step towards international partnerships, IN10 Media Network's production arm, Juggernaut Productions has joined hands with the UK based Nucleus Media Rights, a fast-growing television production and distribution company, and creator Brendan Foley, for the international mini-series, Mark Twain in India.  
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Television | TV Channels

Melissa Lim to lead kids' content acquisitions at WarnerMedia  
WarnerMedia has appointed Melissa Lim as the new head of content acquisitions and co-productions for its kids' networks in Asia Pacific, which include POGO, Cartoon Network and Boomerang.  
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iWorld | OTT

Voot Studio partners with German Broadcaster Deutsche Welle  
Voot's brand solutions arm, Voot Studio, has partnered with German international broadcaster, Deutsche Welle, to stream the progressive series 'HER- Women in Asia'. The series is based on the inspiring real-life transformational stories of women from the Asian sub-continent.  
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Press Releases
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More News From Indian Television
How television can increase time spent viewing with interactivity
With streaming video services like Netflix, Amazon, Disney+Hotstar, and Zee5 grabbing a majority of the headlines, and becoming the flavor of the moment, many believe that linear television in India is losing its moxie..................... Read More...
PE firm CVC Capital proposes to buy out ATP, WTA tennis tours
Changes may be afoot as far as broadcasting rights of professional male and female tennis calendars are concerned if reports emerging over the past two days are to be believed. Sky News first reported that Luxembourg headquartered private equity firm CVC Capital Partners is in unconfirmed talks with the Association of Tennis Professionals (ATP) and the Women's Tennis Association (WTA) to buy a 15 per cent stake into a new entity One Tennis which will combine their two itineraries............... Read More...
Get a jab, industry urges staff, workers as it resumes operations
With the second wave of the pandemic beginning to show signs of a slowdown, organisations across the country are gearing up to welcome their employees back to the office. But with the threat of a third wave looming large, they are taking no chances and making arrangements for their employees to get vaccinated on time. .................... Read More...
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»   IT Rules: HC asks govt to file counter affidavit on T M Krishna's challenge
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    Source: Business Today
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»   Billionaire Drahi's BT Fiber Bet Is $3.1 Billion 'Curveball'
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»   Apple confirms hiring of Ulrich Kranz, former CEO of EV company Canoo
»   Macron says G7 countries should work together to tackle toxic online content
    Source: Techcrunch
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»   ACA Connects: It Could Take $179 Billion to Future Proof Broadband
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»   Altice becomes the largest shareholder in BT
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»   BIA: Local TV Revenues Hit $19.7 Billion in 2020
»   Netflix Has Launched Its Own Online Store
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