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25 June 2021 Volume 70 Issue No:02

iWorld | Broadband

Jio Fiber acquires 2 mn new premises despite pandemic's blows  
The last year has played a crucial role in the surge of fixed-line broadband consumption, thanks to work from home and school from home routine followed by millions. After years of tepid growth, the industry got the much-needed push and one of the largest players, Jio Fiber seems to have cashed in on the trend.  
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iWorld | Telecom

Google, Jio unveil affordable smartphone JioPhone Next  
Reliance Industries Limited (RIL)'s telecom arm Jio democratised internet usage in India in 2016 with the launch of affordable 4G connections. The company did not limit itself to just telecom after its humongous success but transformed itself into a technology platform. 
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Television | TV Channels

Cartoon Network to introduce new tech-savvy superhero Ekans on 27 June  
Cartoon Network, a WarnerMedia Kids channel on Thursday announced the release of its first local sci-fi superhero CGI series, 'Ekans - Ek Se Badhkar Snake'. The all-new animated series will air on the channel starting 27 June, and thereafter from Monday to Friday, at 11:30am and 7:30pm. 
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iWorld | OTT

ZASH set to acquire remaining 20 % stake in TikTok rival Lomotif  
ZASH Global Media and Entertainment on Thursday announced it has agreed to acquire the remaining 20 per cent stake in the video-sharing platform, Lomotif. In February, ZASH entered into a definitive agreement to acquire a majority controlling interest in Lomotif.  
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iWorld | OTT

Disney+ Hotstar announces over 250 job openings  
Disney+ Hotstar has announced over 250 job openings across different levels and verticals to drive its next phase of rapid growth and transformation. The streaming platform plans to recruit multifaceted talent right from engineers to marketers and consumer growth personnel across client platforms, personalisation of video content, payments, and subscriptions.  
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iWorld | OTT  
Bolo Indya temporarily removed from Google Playstore  
Google has temporarily removed home-grown social media app Bolo Indya from Playstore following a copyright complaint made by music giant T-Series. The live-streaming platform has around 70 lakh users.  
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iWorld | Gaming  
Eurosport and GCN gear up for Tour de France 2021 coverage  
The iconic bike race speeds back onto screens this summer as the crème de la crème of cycling come together to battle for the yellow jersey. Capturing every stage, every sprint and every climb, Discovery-owned broadcaster Eurosport and its Global Cycling Network (GCN) are all set to live-stream 2021 Tour de France for viewers in more than 60 markets across Europe and Asia.  
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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
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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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..................... Read More...
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................ Read More...
More Indian Stories From Elsewhere
»   Deutsche Bank taps Oracle to simplify its IT, cut costs
»   IAMAI appoints Google India MD Sanjay Gupta as Chairman
    Source: ETTelecom
»   Madras HC notice to Centre on petition by digital media houses against new information technology rules

Source: TOI

»   Focus on 'toyconomy': PM's call to India's toy industry
»   DIGITAL INDIA! Prasar Bharati goes paperless: 577 Centers and 22,348 employees of DD, AIR adopt 100% e-Office operations; cut down paper expenditure by 45%

Source: Zee Biz

»   Electronics firm Foxconn, others among 29 register under telecom PLI
»   A billion Indians will get faster internet via Google Cloud and Jio: Pichai
    Source: BS
»   Sports Illustrated Brand Comes to Online Betting in License Deal
    Source: Bloomberg Quint
»   Era of Fear: Key News Media Firms Move Madras HC Against IT Rules
    Source: The Quint
»   INH News - the Hindi TV channel that promises to deliver genuine news
    Source: The Print
»   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
»   Amazon starts Fire TV broadband service in India
    Source: Ultra News
More International Stories From Elsewhere
»   Murdoch seeks to remove editorial independence rules at the Times
»   BuzzFeed valued at $1.5bn in deal to go public via special-purpose merger
    Source: The Guardian
»   WarnerMedia-Discovery: 'Compelling' Global Streaming Leader or Uncertain Gamble?
»   YouTube Unveils Slate of Tokyo Olympic Originals Featuring The Try Guys, Gabby Douglas and More
    Source: Variety
»   Instagram may soon let you post from desktop
»   Kayak co-founder Paul English just launched Moonbeam, a podcast discovery app
    Source: Techcrunch
»   Connected TV Grabs More Time Spent Watching: TVision
»   Tubi Teams Up with TikTok To Promote Nostalgic Shows
    Source: Next Tv
»   JW Player raises $100M to fund further product development
»   Comcast smart TVs could arrive later this year: report
    Source: Fierce Video
»   Sinclair CEO Chris Ripley Denies $23 Price Tag on RSN Streaming Offering (Report)
»   AMC Networks Greenlights 'Interview with the Vampire' Series
    Source: Multichannel News
»   BBC iPlayer trials 'Watch with friends' feature
»   Alain Weill to leave Altice France
    Source: Broadband Tv News
»   It's 'Go Digital or Go Dark' Time for LPTVs
»   The Switch Delivers Live HD Feeds of French Open
    Source: Tv Technology
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