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18 June 2021 Volume 70 Issue No:95

Regulators | I&B Ministry

MIB amends Cable TV Rules for redressal of broadcast-related complaints  
The Centre has amended the Cable Television Network Rules to provide for a three-layer statutory mechanism for the redressal of consumer's complaints relating to the content broadcast by TV channels.  
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Television | TV Channels

May'21 ad volume 64% higher than last year : BARC  
Television continues to stay strong and resilient as a medium of advertising amid the second wave of the pandemic. Despite a marginal dip in April 2021, ad volumes in May 2021 have witnessed a 64 per cent growth as compared to May 2020, said Broadcast Audience Research Council (BARC) in its latest THINK report for May, 2021. 
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Television | TV Channels

DB Corp q4 PAT grows by 158 %, circulation revenue dips  
Print media company, DB Corp Limited (DBCL), which is home to flagship newspapers – Dainik Bhaskar, Divya Bhaskar, Divya Marathi and Saurashtra Samachar has announced its financial results for the quarter ended 31 March, 2021. 
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iWorld | OTT

Nazara Technologies to acquire gaming agency Publishme  
Nazara Technologies Limited announced that it has signed a binding term sheet to acquire a majority stake in Arrakis Tanitim Organizasyon Pazarlama San. Tic. Ltd. Sti (Publishme), the largest mobile game publishing agency in the Middle East and Turkey.  
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iWorld | Social Media

Snapchat premieres new Creator Shows with Anushka Sen & Vir Das  
Snap has announced the launch of its first local and original Indian Creator shows produced by Qyuki and featuring television actress Anushka Sen and comedian Vir Das.  
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Television | TV Channels  
IPRS launches #KNOWYOURMUSIC campaign ahead of World Music Day  
The Indian Performing Right Society Limited (IPRS) and Dolby Laboratories have come together ahead of the World Music Day on 21 June, to launch the #KNOWYOURMUSIC campaign highlighting multiple genres of Indian music and creating a more engaged audience.  
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Press Releases
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More News From Indian Television
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. ..................... Read More...
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. ............... Read More...
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. ..................... Read More...
More Indian Stories From Elsewhere
»   Vodafone Idea launches eSIM facility for postpaid customers in Kolkata
»   Television prices likely to rise 3-4% in June: Industry players
»   Meiji Yasuda J1 League 2021: Sony Pictures Networks India acquires broadcast rights
    Source: ETTelecom
»   Dream Sports Foundation supports 3,500 needy sport professionals during pandemic

Source: ET

»   Govt amends Cable TV network rules
»   US Open to allow 100% fan capacity this year

Source: Indian Express

»   New 'iCarly' Tests Streaming Viewers' Appetite for TV Nostalgia
»   Top Bahrain Telecom Firm Is Said to Weigh Saudi Dual Listing
    Source: Bloomberg Quint
»   IOA ropes in MPL Sports Foundation as Principal Sponsor for Tokyo Olympics
    Source: Times Now News
»   SpaceX Plans To Launch New GPS Satellite For Space Force Using Falcon 9 Rocket
    Source: Republic World
»   Chinese firms not given login details of govt's trusted telecom products portal
    Source: Financial Express
»   DD Sports to broadcast ICC World Test Championship along with Star
    Source: Livemint
»   NBSA Rebukes Times Now, News 18 & Suvarna for Tablighi Coverage
    Source: The Quint
»   WTC final LIVE broadcast: ICC's mega broadcast plan, India vs New Zealand live streaming starts today in 195 countries
    Source: Inside Sports
»   China-backed hackers RedFoxtrot targeted defence research, telecom in India, US firm finds
    Source: The Print
More International Stories From Elsewhere
»   Government may privatise Channel 4 'as soon as next year'
»   Italian broadcaster under fire over leaked footage of cable car crash
    Source: The Guardian
»   Elizabeth Banks Signs Audible First-Look Podcast Deal, Starting With Her Show About Sexuality (EXCLUSIVE)
»   Netflix's Reed Hastings Wants to See HBO Max on Nielsen's Streaming Leaderboard
    Source: Variety
»   Spotify acquires Podz, a podcast discovery platform
»   Following lawsuits, Snapchat pulls its controversial speed filter
    Source: Techcrunch
»   Google Play Movies & TV Store App Exits Roku
»   Nielsen Streaming Ratings: Zack Snyder's 'Army of the Dead' on Netflix Leads a Rather Lifeless Week for the U.S. Streaming Biz
    Source: Next Tv
»   Meet the 6 final FierceVideo 2021 Emerging Leaders
»   Roku, Starz execs break down the new world of distribution
    Source: Fierce Video
»   NTIA Releases New Broadband 'Need' Map
»   Analyst Says It's Time to Take Cable Wireless Seriously
    Source: Multichannel News
»   Illegal IPTV Widespread in the Nordics
»   MasMovil wins Euskaltel takeover approval
    Source: Broadband Tv News
»   Streaming News Pioneer Christy Tanner to Exit CBS
»   Samsung Electronics, UC Santa Barbara Demo 6G Prototype
    Source: Tv Technology
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