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14 June 2021 Volume 70 Issue No:91

iWorld | OTT

OTT industry working on compliance with new IT rules  
The new regulations introduced for over-the-top (OTT) platforms continue to draw controversy. This time for the delay caused by OTT platforms and digital news publishers in ensuring full compliance with the Information Technology (Intermediary Guidelines and Digital Media Ethics Codes) Rules, 2021.  
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iWorld | OTT

Zee5 strikes up partnership with TVF  
OTT platform Zee5 has announced a content partnership with TVF (The Viral Fever). After introducing Radhe: Your Most Wanted Bhai and Friends: The Reunion last month, the platform has now amped up its existing robust content library with more content of inherently Indian stories that resonate with entertainment seekers across the country. 
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Cable TV | LOC

Cable operators take steps to ease vaccination process for staff  
Despite the imminent health risks, the cable industry employees have continued to work on the frontlines all through the pandemic. Now with vaccination drives in full swing across the country, leading cable operators, too, are taking a step ahead and getting their employees inoculated. 
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Regulators | I&B Ministry

No exemption for mainstream media from new IT rules, says MIB  
The ministry of information and broadcasting has refused to grant an exemption to the digital news content of mainstream television channels and print media from the ambit of the new IT Rules, 2021 and asked all the digital news publishers and the OTT platforms to comply with the new rules without any misapprehensions.  
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Television | TV Channels

BARC week 22: Star Plus continues to reign pay platforms  
Hindi general entertainment channel (GEC) Star Plus continues to maintain its hold on the top position in the list of channels on the pay platform, according to the Broadcast Audience Research Council of India (BARC) for Week 22 (29 May to 4 June).   
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Regulators | I&B Ministry

I&B ministry prohibits Hope TV's broadcast for a month  
The ministry of information and broadcasting has directed all multiple system operators (MSOs) and local cable operators (LCOs)  not to broadcast Hope TV, a Christian lifestyle channel for 30 days.  
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More News From Indian Television
TRAI introduces new regulations for technical compliance of CAS & SMS
In a bid to put an end to content piracy in the pay TV ecosystem, the Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) on Friday amended the interconnection regulations 2017, incorporating a framework for technical compliance of CAS & SMS...................... Read More...
Sponsors jittery, as Covid casts a shadow over Tokyo Olympic 2020
As the countdown begins for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics, brands sponsoring the mega sports event are treading cautiously. The growing public opinion against the games has compelled brands to reconsider their move to go full throttle with their gaming-linked advertising.............. Read More...
NBF members comply with new IT rules
The News Broadcasters Federation has stated that all its current members duly complied with requirements of the 25 Feb issued Information Technology (Intermediary Guidelines and Digital Media Ethics Code) Rules, 2021 ("IT Rules, 2021") by providing required information of their entities..................... Read More...
More Indian Stories From Elsewhere
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»   No exemption to mainstream media from new IT rules: Government
    Source: ETTelecom
»   US' Viasat seeks approval to switch on satellite broadband services

Source: ET

»   KSNDMC to launch wireless public broadcasting system for disasters on pilot basis

Source: TOI

»   Before Online Streaming & Binge-Watching Became The Norm, These 12 TV Shows Used To Be Our Jam!
    Source: India Times
»   Slipping on space-launch? India's satellite customer base shrinking considerably
»   Satcom spectrum: Jio makes a pitch for auction, Bharti Airtel tight-lipped
    Source: Financial Express
»   Here's Why Apple Still Uses the Lightning Port in 2021
»   RailWire Broadband Plans Can't Compete With Airtel, Jio, Vi and BSNL
    Source: Telecom Talk
»   I&B Ministry prohibits broadcast of Hope TV for 30 days over logo, payment issues
    Source: New Indian Express
»   'Totally Safe And Secure': IT Ministry Refutes Report Of Data Breach Into NIC Email System
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»   Cyber security training platform Immersive Labs closes $75M Series C led by Insight Partners
»   UBS investment makes Byju's the most valuable startup in India
    Source: Techcrunch
»   AT&T's Stankey Confirms CNN Plus Launch — How, Oh How Can He Screw This Up?
»   Peacock to Stream Remaining Stanley Cup Semifinal Games
»   Magna Sees National TV Ad Sales Up 5% on Stronger Prices
    Source: Next Tv
»   Former Dallas Cowboys Star Reportedly Auditioned For CBS
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»   Long underrepresented in film and TV, Latinos are falling further behind
    Source: LA Times
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