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24 June 2021 Volume 70 Issue No:01

Television | TV Channels

Shark Tank to get an Indian adaptation, set to air on Sony TV  
Critically acclaimed business-themed reality TV series Shark Tank is all set to get an Indian adaptation. The show will be aired on Sony TV, the channel has announced. The popular series produced by StudioNext shows entrepreneurs making business presentations to a panel of investors or 'Sharks' who decide whether to invest in their company or not.  
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Regulators | I&B Ministry

HC issues notice to Centre over media firms' plea against IT rules  
The Madras high court has issued a notice to Centre over a plea filed by the Digital News Publishers Association (DNPA) against the Information Technology (Intermediary Guidelines and Digital Media Ethics Code) Rules 2021. 
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Movies | Hindi

Team 'Pagglait' reunites for a three-film deal  
Following the success of "Pagglait", Balaji Telefilms' Ekta Kapoor and Sikhya Entertainment's Guneet Monga have joined hands to sign director Umesh Bist for a three-film deal. The Netflix film released in March was Sikhya Entertainment and Balaji Telefilms' first co-production. 
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iWorld | OTT

ZEE5 to launch new series 'Dhoop Ki Deewar' on 25 June  
The countdown to the launch of Zindagi's third original web series 'Dhoop Ki Deewar' has begun. The new series will be launched on 25 June and its episodes will premiere every Friday at 12 noon, ZEE5 announced on Wednesday.  
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Television | Production House

Producers Guild & Times Now settle civil suit over defamatory remarks  
The Producers Guild of India has announced that it has settled the civil suit filed against Times Now over alleged "irresponsible, derogatory and defamatory remarks" against the film industry.  
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iWorld | Social Media  
HC refuses to stay CCI notice to WhatsApp against its new privacy policy  
In a major setback for Facebook-owned WhatsApp, the Delhi high court on Wednesday refused to stay the Competition Commission of India's (CCI) notice to the US-based social media giant seeking information for a probe into its controversial new privacy policy.   
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iWorld | OTT  
Voot bags streaming rights for Maratha Cricket League T20  
Viacom18 backed video-streaming platform, Voot is set to collaborate with India's first cricket reality show, Maratha Cricket League T20 as its exclusive streaming partner.   
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Press Releases
» ZEE Biskope set to launch 'Talent Camera Action' season 2
» 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'
More News From Indian Television
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......................... Read More...
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.................... Read More...
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............... Read More...
More Indian Stories From Elsewhere
»   Telekom Austria may consider Huawei, ZTE for 5G networks: COO
»   Department of Telecommunications allocates 5G trial spectrum to MTNL
»   Plea in Kerala High Court seeks ban on WhatsApp
    Source: ETTelecom
»   Iran likely had failed rocket launch, preparing for another

Source: ET

»   Fund shortages hurt Andhra's sports infra: CAG

Source: TOI

»   Times Now settles case with producers, says won't air defamatory content
»   New IT Rules breach law and gag free speech: 13 key news media firms move Madras HC
    Source: Indian Express
»   PM Modi to interact with participants of Toycathon 2021 today
»   Pandemic delays big-ticket launches by Isro this year
    Source: HT
»   UK to regulate online streaming giants in media shake-up
»   Elon Musk-backed Starlink likely to provide global coverage around September
    Source: Livemint
»   Vi announces voice, data benefits for low income users
    Source: India Tv News
»   Grahan in trouble, SGPC demands ban on web series on 1984 anti-Sikh riots
    Source: India Today
»   This stock rose 37% in a week, hit 52-week high today
    Source: BT
»   Centre allows BPOs with common telecom resources serve worldwide
    Source: BS
»   Sports Illustrated Brand Comes to Online Betting in License Deal
    Source: Bloomberg Quint
»   Tougher piracy controls, Centre's certification power — what film certification bill changes
    Source: The Print
»   Voot partners with Maratha Cricket League T20 to stream the tournament exclusively in India
    Source: AFAQS
More International Stories From Elsewhere
»   Hong Kong's Apple Daily, symbol of pro-democracy movement, to close
»   The Guardian view on privatising Channel 4: it makes no economic sense
    Source: The Guardian
»   YouTube Wins Key Copyright Ruling by Top European Court
»   John McAfee, Antivirus Software Creator Awaiting Extradition, Found Dead in Prison at 75
    Source: Variety
»   NFT marketplace startup Rarible closes $14.2 million Series A
»   You can share tweets directly to Instagram Stories now
    Source: Techcrunch
»   Peacock App Finally Comes to Amazon Fire TV
»   ViacomCBS Taps Tanya Giles as Head Streaming Programming Officer
    Source: Next Tv
»   Peacock finally launches on Amazon Fire TV
»   Netflix, Disney+ could face stiffer SVOD regulations in the U.K.
    Source: Fierce Video
»   Sinclair CEO Chris Ripley Denies $23 Price Tag on RSN Streaming Offering (Report)
»   Weekly Cable Ratings: TNT Tops Primetime; Fox News Rules in Total Day
    Source: Multichannel News
»   UK government driving Channel 4 privatisation
» enters Bulgarian TV market
    Source: Broadband Tv News
»   Telefonica Spain Taps Harmonic for Movistar+ Streaming Service
»   Overhead 12K Blackmagic Camera Used on ABC's `Station 19'
    Source: Tv Technology
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