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17 June 2021 Volume 70 Issue No:94

iWorld | OTT

Amazon Studios launches inclusion policy & playbook  
This is one production studio which is putting its money where its mouth is. And it should even get a nod of appreciation from the Indian ministries of information and broadcasting, electronics and information technology, and even education.  
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Television | TV Channels

Republic announces global service R. Global  
Many have tried. Most have failed. But the Arnab Goswami-led Republic Network is not letting that get in the way of its ambition to go global. On 16 June, it announced on Twitter that it is expanding its expanding Republic internationally with R.Global, without revealing whether it would be a TV channel or an online service or a streaming service. 
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Regulators | I&B Ministry

Tussle between Centre and Twitter intensifies  
The conflict between Twitter and the Indian government gets even murkier as the microblogging site has "failed to comply" with new IT rules. According to multiple reports, Twitter has lost its legal protection as an intermediary over non-compliance with the rules. 
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iWorld | OTT

Akamai Tech & AVIA partner for Asia Pacific Media Summit  
Where do you get 20 of the brightest minds in the media and gaming industry under one umbrella? Well, come 23 Jun 2021, they will be converging at the second virtual APAC Media Summit which global cloud technology and security leader Akamai is producing in association with the Asian Video Industry Association (AVIA).   
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iWorld | OTT

Zee5 unveils new brand campaign to promote Rs 499 subscription plan  
As Zee5 keeps adding new content to its portfolio, it is also revising its annual subscription package to get more eyeballs. It has priced down its annual subscription to Rs 499 from Rs 999 for a limited period.  
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iWorld | OTT  
SonyLIV appoints Sreedhar Reddy Komalla as Telugu Content head  
SonyLIV has appointed Sreedhar Reddy Komalla as Telugu Content head, Digital Business. In his new role, Reddy will primarily focus on leading the expansion plans of the Telugu vertical of SonyLIV for users across markets.  
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More News From Indian Television
Star Sports successfully launches Picture in Picture ad format during Roland Garros
The date: 10 June 2021. The event: the first of the women's semi-finals of the French Open between two debutantes Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova and Tamara Zidansek. The channel: Star Sports. The Russian seeded 31 in the world has just lost her first game to her competitor from Slovenia and the latter walks to her chair by the side of the court. ..................... Read More...
upGrad ties up with Star Sports for upcoming WTC finals
Higher ed-tech company upGrad on Tuesday announced its advertising tie-up with Star Sports for the upcoming ICC World Test Championship (WTC) finals: India Vs New Zealand and the 2021 Wimbledon Championship. ................ Read More...
Twitter appoints interim chief compliance officer in India
Microblogging site Twitter has appointed an interim chief compliance officer in line with the new IT rules which came into effect on 26 May. The company will share the details with the IT ministry soon, it said on Tuesday. ..................... Read More...
More Indian Stories From Elsewhere
»   Deutsche Telekom seeks investors to bankroll German internet overhaul: Sources
»   Vodafone, Amazon partner to launch 'edge computing' in UK
    Source: ETTelecom
»   China launches Shenzhou-12 shuttle carrying three astronauts, first crew to new space station
»   Jiofiber post-paid service to begin from today

Source: HT

»   As government doubles down on Twitter, scribes for spreading 'fake news', journalist organisations call it attempt to terrorise

Source: TOI

»   Dish TV board to meet next week to consider fundraising of up to Rs 1,000 crore
    Source: New Indian Express
»   Spain's La Liga Set to Entice Amazon, Others With Novel Tender
»   SK Telecom Plans $5 Billion Splurge to Become Korea's SoftBank
    Source: Bloomberg Quint
»   Post VRS, staff shortage: BSNL, MTNL seek to rehire the retired
    Source: Indian Express
»   GOP Operative's Pick For Broadcasting Board Prompts Concern
    Source: Republic World
»   TRAI launches TV Channel Selector web portal for people to check, modify subscription
    Source: Livemint
»   Sun NXT Records Over 40% Increase in Monthly Active Users
    Source: Telecom Talk
»   Jio Objects To TRAI Proposal To Give Fixed Line Broadband License Fee Concessions As DBT
    Source: Medianama
»   NBA Draft Combine 2021: All the Participants Revealed for June 21-27 NBA Draft Combine, Watch Live
    Source: Inside Sports
More International Stories From Elsewhere
»   Man charged after BBC journalist confronted by lockdown protesters
»   Sony Music buys UK podcast producer Somethin' Else
    Source: The Guardian
»   Starlight Media to Build Streaming Platform SYSM (EXCLUSIVE)
»   Facebook Will Start Serving Targeted Ads in Oculus VR Headsets
    Source: Variety
»   Tractable raises $60M at a $1B valuation to make damage appraisals using AI
»   Harry Stebbings turns up the volume on 20VC with new $140M fund
    Source: Techcrunch
»   Fox Wraps Strong Upfront With Ad Dollars Flowing to Tubi
»   Beta Survey: Discovery Big With Cord-Cutters, Streamers
    Source: Next Tv
»   Discovery exec talks about the arithmetic of a cable+streaming strategy
»   AMC hints at expanded distribution for AMC+
    Source: Fierce Video
»   Altice USA Sees More Edge-Outs in Future
»   GOP Expands Big Tech Target to Include Chinese Connections
    Source: Multichannel News
»   Simplestream secures £1m funding
»   French government makes DTT decree concessions
    Source: Broadband Tv News
»   NextGen TV: Howard University's WHUT To Serve As D.C. ATSC 3.0 Host
»   Gravity Media Uses EVS to Help Sports Officials Make the Right Call
    Source: Tv Technology
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