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19 June 2021 Volume 70 Issue No:96

iWorld | OTT

ALTBalaji subscription up by 42% y-o-y in FY21  
ALTBalaji seems to be driving the growth of Balaji Telefilms with a 42 per cent growth in subscriptions for FY21. The platform sold a total of 4.7 million subscriptions for the year, compared to Rs 3.4 million in FY20. Despite the speedy growth of ALTBalaji, overall financial performance for the year was impacted by the pandemic-led restrictions on the TV and movie business.  
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Television | TV Channels

Association of Regional TV Broadcasters of India merges with NBF  
The Association of Regional Television Broadcasters of India (ARTBI), on Friday merged with the News Broadcasters Federation (NBF), making NBF the largest body representing the business interests and editorial freedom of news television broadcasters in the country. 
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Mam | Marketing

Ronaldo's Coke snub kicks off a meme-fest  
What seemed like a simple act by Portugal footballer Cristiano Ronaldo of moving aside two bottles of Coke and replacing them with a bottle of water at a post-match presser quickly metamorphosed into a sponsors' nightmare at the 2020 Euro football league. For one, it cost the beverage giant a staggering loss of valuation pegged at $ four billion.  
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Mam | Marketing

ICC signs GoDaddy as official sponsor for WTC 2021  
GoDaddy on Friday announced its official sponsorship of the International Cricket Council (ICC) World Test Championship 2021. As part of the partnership, GoDaddy logo and GoDaddy Pro sub-brand logo will be promoted on in-stadia LED panels, along the sides of the boundary line and on the mid-wicket area on-ground.  
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iWorld | Social Media

HiPi launches on android, to be available for ioS soon  
Short video platform HiPi has announced a separate app in the user-generated content (UGC) market. After being a part of Zee5 as a beta version since its launch in 2020, 'HiPi ka naya adda' will now be available for Android users from 18 June and iOS users from 22 June.  
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Television | TV Channels  
Star Sports Select celebrates Wimbledon's return with new promo  
Star Sports Select, the official broadcaster of the premier Grand Slam event has launched a promo #GreatnessResumes that brings to the fore how the toughest setbacks lead to the greatest comeback. Wimbledon 2021 will be live and exclusive on Star Sports Select from 28 June- 11 July, 3:30 PM onwards.  
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Mam | Media And Advertising  
1702 Digital promotes Pranay Bhan to national creative director  
Integrated digital marketing company, 1702 Digital has promoted Pranay Bhan to the role of national creative director. Bhan will be responsible for elevating the creative wing of the agency and grooming mid-level talent along the way.  
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Press Releases
» ZEE MPCG launches new conversation series 'Chhattisgarh Ki Baat'
» Times Network announces 2nd Edition of Living Room Conclave - India Health Mission
» Indulge in a culinary bliss @ 8pm with world renowned celebrity chefs on Zee Zest
» Zee Chithramandir debuts as #1 free dish channel in Maharashtra
More News From Indian Television
MX TakaTak co-powers the ninth edition of Miss Diva
Promising users compelling content across categories, MX TakaTak on Friday announced its association with the ninth edition of Miss Diva as the Co-powered by Sponsor for this coveted pageant. The nationwide hunt to select representatives from across the country commenced on 11 June and aspirant divas can participate to transform their dreams into reality...................... Read More...
SPN secures dynamic John Doe injunction to protect copyright of India's upcoming series
Sony Pictures Networks India (SPN) has secured a Dynamic John Doe injunction order from the Delhi high court to protect infringement of copyrights for two of the upcoming international cricketing series. The order applies to India–Sri Lanka Men's International Series in July 2021 and the India–England Men's International Series in August and September 2021................ Read More...
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. The Cable TV Networks (Amendment) Rules, 2021 was notified in an official gazette on Thursday......................... 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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