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23 June 2021 Volume 70 Issue No:99

iWorld | OTT

Zee5 rolls out in the US, announces Canada as another focus market  
Zee5, owned by Zee Entertainment Enterprises Ltd (Zeel) has forayed into the US market on Tuesday eyeing over five million South Asia diaspora audiences. The service has been priced at $6.99 per month, and at $84 per year. The streaming platform also announced a special discount for the student community, with the monthly pack priced at $4.99 instead of $6.99.  
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Television | TV Channels

TRP Scam: Mumbai Police names Arnab Goswami as accused in chargesheet  
Nine months after registering an FIR in the Television Rating Points (TRP) scam, the Mumbai Police on Tuesday submitted the chargesheet naming Republic TV's editor-in-chief Arnab Goswami as an accused. 
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iWorld | OTT

RTL Group, Talpa Network merge to create a strong Dutch cross-media group  
RTL Group and Talpa Network have signed agreements to merge their broadcasting and affiliated media businesses in the Netherlands and create a strong Dutch cross-media group. As the competition with global tech platforms grows, the merger will allow the combined group to step up investments in local content, technology, and data. 
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iWorld | OTT

Koo inks partnership with CleverTap to engage more users  
Homegrown micro-blogging platform Koo has announced its partnership with CleverTap, a SaaS-based mobile marketing company. The decision follows a steady success of Koo's partnership with CleverTap for their first product, Vokal.  
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iWorld | OTT

Netflix inks major streaming deal with Steven Spielberg's studio  
Streaming giant Netflix Inc has clinched a major deal with Academy Award-winning filmmaker Steven Spielberg for his Amblin Partners production company to supply multiple movies a year.   
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Television | TV Channels  
TCCL implements ATEME's Titan Live solution for its cable TV platform  
ATEME on Tuesday announced that Thamizhaga Cable TV Communication Pvt Ltd (TCCL), one of the largest cable distribution companies in India, has chosen to implement its TITAN Live solution for their cable TV platform.  
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Press Releases
» Actor Mona Singh to return as host with &TV's Mauka-E-Vardaat
» ZEE BISKOPE announces World TV Premiere of Blockbuster Prem Pyaar Mein
» ZEE MPCG launches new conversation series 'Chhattisgarh Ki Baat'
» Times Network announces 2nd Edition of Living Room Conclave - India Health Mission
More News From Indian Television
No such transaction being undertaken, Zeel refutes reports of merger
Putting speculation to rest, the entertainment giant Zee Entertainment Enterprises Ltd (Zeel) on Monday said, there are no merger talks underway with Viacom18, as reported by a leading English daily........................ Read More...
Sa Re Ga Ma Pa Lil Champs returns to Zee Marathi after 12 years
Zee Marathi is all set to bring a new season of Sa Re Ga Ma Pa Lil Champs after 12 years. The iconic singing reality show has not only leveraged the power of music in uplifting young kids, but also marked a valuable contribution to the growing talent in the entertainment industry................... Read More...
Republic Network appoints Kishan Cheranda as EVP - Head Distribution & International Business
Republic Media Network on Monday appointed Kishan Cheranda to take charge of the distribution and International Business for the Network. Cheranda’s previous role was with Turner International (Warner Media) as head of Distribution......................... Read More...
More Indian Stories From Elsewhere
»   Sky Italia challenges DAZN-TIM Serie A deal on antitrust grounds
»   Israel's Bezeq fires up fibre optic speed after slow start
    Source: ETTelecom
»   Gaming as a career is booming! Rising demand for VFX and animation experts
»   Delhi Sports University first VC appointed

Source: India Today

»   Trudeau's Party Passes Bill to Regulate Social Media, Streaming
»   U.K. Weighs Selling Channel 4 Amid Shakeup of Streaming Rules

Source: Bloomberg Quint

»   Spielberg to make movies for Netflix, as firm looks for quality content
»   Germany hosts Hungary as sports, politics mix at Euro 2020
    Source: BS
»   Egyptian TikTok influencer to appeal 10-year trafficking sentence
    Source: Indian Express
»   TRP case charge sheet names Republic TV head Arnab Goswami as accused
    Source: HT
»   'Satellite offices': How Tata Group companies plan to bring in new workplace models
    Source: Livemint
»   10 Things in Politics: Matt Gaetz and Fox News broke up
»   Elon Musk's SpaceX could offer global Starlink satellite internet coverage by September, its president says
    Source: Business Insider
»   Introducing South Asian talent to mainstream media with TV Chaar: Heima Khan
    Source: DNA India
»   Could Peyton Manning be the lead analyst for Amazon Prime Video?
    Source: Sports Keeda
»   Ministry of I&B gives hilarious spin to The Family Man 2 scene to spread awareness on masks
    Source: Kalinga Tv
More International Stories From Elsewhere
»   Ministers will push to privatise Channel 4 in TV shake-up
»   Lord Frost: we can't stop EU cutting amount of UK content on European TV
    Source: The Guardian
»   Jemele Hill, Spotify Ink Deal to Launch Podcast Network Centered on Black Women
»   Amazon Bid for MGM to Get FTC Antitrust Review (Report)
    Source: Variety
»   Daily Crunch: Transmit Security's $543M Series A is one for the record books
»   Viva Republica, developer of Korean financial super app Toss, raises $410M at a $7.4B valuation
    Source: Techcrunch
»   Randy Rainbow Shines Brightly at Pride TV Summit
»   Byron Allen's Entertainment Studios Launching Show with Judge Lauren Lake
    Source: Next Tv
»   Tubi lends support for Unified ID 2.0 open-source identity solution
»   Comcast, DirecTV get behind new addressable ad push
    Source: Fierce Video
»   FX Orders 'Class of '09' Drama Series
»   Sinclair Targets $400 Million in Cash Flow, 4.4 Million Subscribers for Its Big Sports Streaming Service
    Source: Multichannel News
»   GIGAEurope concerned over lack of trust in tech
»   News UK holds talks over BT Sport stake
    Source: Broadband Tv News
»   Free Steaming Platform VUit Builds Content Offering
»   FCC Gives Alaska More Time for Digital Transition
    Source: Tv Technology
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