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1 March 2021 Volume 70 Issue No:04

Television | TV Channels

Aaj Tak launches #AajTakSabseTez campaign with classic art deco styled films  
The nation's undisputed No.1 news channel for 20 years, Aaj Tak marks the 20 year milestone in signature 'Sabse Tez Style'. Bold and gripping, the new campaign #AajTakSabseTez is a satirical take on the current news environment in the country.  
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Television | Production House

Decline in appointment viewing doesn't mean a show isn't doing well: Nikul Desai  
Nikul Desai is mainly known for directing non-fiction shows like Comedy Circus, Rising Star, and his latest venture, Taare Zameen Par. He began his career under the supervision of his paternal uncle Vipul D Shah, the co-founder of Optimystix Entertainment.  
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DTH | DTH Operator

Prasar Bharati raises reserve price of MPEG-4 slots to Rs 50 lakh  
Prasar Bharati has amended the policy guidelines for DD Free Dish slots. According to new guidelines, the reserve price for MPEG-4 slots have been fixed at Rs 50 lakh per annum. Earlier, the reserve price was Rs 5 lakh per annum.  
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Satellites | Satellite Launches

PSLV C-51 lifts off with Brazil's first indigenously made satellite  
The Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO) on Sunday launched Brazil's first indigenously made satellite, Amazonia-1, onboard its old warhorse PSLV from Satish Dhawan Space Centre in Sriharikota, Andhra Pradesh. It is also ISRO's first space mission of 2021.  
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iWorld | Social Media

PM Modi, Virat Kohli & Rahul Gandhi lead Twitter engagements in January  
Social media analytics platform Twitteet has released its latest analytics report of January 2021 based on Twitter engagement of key personalities. Prime minister Narendra Modi topped the overall Indian Twitter engagement rankings with a massive engagement crossing 80 lakh.  
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iWorld | OTT

Binge on the most watched OTT shows in the US  
Cricket is about to get a boost like never before. The International Cricket Council (ICC) today announced that for the first time ever 541 pathway event matches across three ICC World Cups will be live-streamed globally in partnership with IMG.  
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Telesion | Production House

Julie Pizzi named president, Bunim/Murray Production  
Veteran producer and long-time executive Julie Pizzi has been named president, Bunim/Murray productions. The news was announced by Endemol Shine Holdings president and CEO & Banijay chairman of the Americas Cris Abrego.  
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Press Releases
» 'Discovering Odisha - India's Best Kept Secret' to air on WION
» DLF Avenue gets festive for its One-year Anniversary
» Dreamcast hosts JLF, World's Largest Literature Festival, on their Virtual Event Platform
» Romedy Now presents the Indian television premiere of popular teen-drama film 'The Sun Is Also A Star'
More News From Indian Television
New GEC shows rollout to boost advertisers' sentiments?
Although Bigg Boss 14 couldn't garner the expected TRPs, it has been in the news ever since its launch. The controversial reality show concluded on 21 February after three months of regaling viewers with high drama and antics.................................. Read More...
Centre sets 5 mn users as threshold for significant social media intermediaries
The government laid down new rules for social media platforms on Thursday, making a distinction between social media intermediaries and significant social media intermediaries. In a gazette notification, the government has specified five million registered users in India as the threshold for significant social media intermediaries........................................... Read for significant social media intermediaries........................................... d More...
Airtel Digital to buy 10% stake in Tata Group-led Ferbine
Bharti Airtel's wholly-owned subsidiary Airtel Digital is all set to buy 10 per cent in Tata Group's Ferbine Pvt Ltd for Rs 50,000 cash. With this, the telecom major has joined the race to own a stake in the pan-India umbrella entity (PUE) which has been formed to rival the National Payments Council of India (NPCI). .................................. Read More...
More Indian Stories From Elsewhere
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    Source: ETTelecom
»   MP govt to seek right to take criminal action against controversial web series
»   Russia launches space satellite Arktika-M to monitor climate in Arctic
    Source: HT
»   Odisha to host Indian Women's League this year
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Source: TOI

»   It's about sharing of profits, says I&B min Prakash Javadekar as Australia makes Big Tech pay for news
»   New BSNL broadband and landline customers to get free 4G SIM card, details
    Source: India Today
»   How new IT rules will change the internet in India
»   Response to 4G auction may set tone for 5G reserve price
    Source: Livemint
»   Kerala dismisses reports on excluding private hospitals from vaccination
    Source: BS
»   MHA New Covid-19 Guidelines: Latest orders that will remain in place from March 1 to 31
    Source: Times Now News
»   I&B Ministry, IIT Bombay join hands to develop gaming centre
    Source: Telangana Today
»   Telecom spectrum auctions to commence today, all you need to know
    Source: DNA India
»   Schalke in meltdown: Entire sporting staff sacked as club sets unwanted Bundesliga record
    Source: ESPN
»   ISRO successfully launches Brazil's Amazonia 1 satellite, along with 18 other passenger satellites
    Source: News On Air
»   Reasons You Should Switch to a Fiber Broadband Connection Right Away
    Source: Telecom Talk
More International Stories From Elsewhere
»   BBC and RFU 'strongly condemn' online abuse sent to Sonja McLaughlan
»   Elisabeth Murdoch funds film school for TV talent that says no to nepotism
    Source: The Guardian
»   How to Watch the 2021 Golden Globes Online
»   Post Malone Pays Tribute to the Wide World of Pokemon in P25 Music Virtual Concert
    Source: Variety
»   Autonomous drone maker Skydio raises $170M led by Andreessen Horowitz
»   Justworks' Series B pitch deck may be the most wonderfully simple deck I've ever seen
    Source: Techcrunch
»   Daniel Kaluuya Gets First Golden Globe
    Source: Next Tv
»   Deeper Dive—AT&T sold DirecTV but could still score on Dish tie-up
»   AMC Networks grows streaming subscribers by 157% in Q4
    Source: Fierce Video
»   FCC's Jessica Rosenworcel Salutes First Black FCC Chairs
    Source: Multichannel News
»   Giving old televisions a new lease of life
    Source: Fortune India
»   Broadcasting And Cable TV Market Size 2021 | Global Industry Share, Trends, Growth Insights, SWOT Analysis by Top Key Vendors and Forecast to 2027
    Source: Bisouv
»   AT&T spinning off DirecTV after losing millions of customers
    Source: Whas11
»   How the Pandemic Stalled Peak TV
    Source: NY Times
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