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6 March 2021 Volume 70 Issue No:09

Cable TV | MSO

VBS 2021: The way forward for linear TV ecosystem  
The debate of over-the-top (OTT) platforms versus pay TV has been centre stage in media and entertainment conversations over the last couple of years. More recently, the subject has died down as the industry reached the conclusion that both linear TV and on-demand TV will co-exist in India for a long time, unlike the markets in the west.  
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Television | TV Channels

TRP scam: Interim relief to Arnab Goswami extended till 16 March.  
The Mumbai police has told the Bombay high court that its assurance of not taking any coercive action against Republic TV's editor-in-chief journalist Arnab Goswami in the TRP scam case will continue till 16 March, news agency PTI reported on Friday.  
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iWorld | OTT

SC grants interim protection to Amazon Prime Video's Aparna Purohit  
The Supreme Court on Friday granted interim protection from arrest to Amazon Prime Video's India originals head Aparna Purohit in the FIR registered by Uttar Pradesh police in connection with the web series, Tandav.  
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MAM | Marketing

Jaguar Land Rover to lay off a third of India workforce  
Tata Group-owned Jaguar Land Rover (JLR) is undertaking its biggest ever retrenchment drive in its India operations, slashing its workforce by nearly a third, according to a report by Business Today.  
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MAM | Media and Advertising

Facebook's Dave Rolfe moves to WPP as global head of production  
WPP has appointed Dave Rolfe to the new role of global head of production, WPP and Hogarth. Rolfe, who was most recently head of production for global business marketing at Facebook, will be based in Hogarth Worldwide, WPP's creative production arm.  
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MAM | Media and Advertising

Chingari celebrates woman power with #SheGotSpark  
Homegrown short-video sharing platform Chingari is celebrating women power with its distinctive campaign #SheGotSpark. Find women from every walk of life as they share their courageous stories of proving themselves via their videos.  
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MAM | Media and Advertising

Ahead of Women's Day, Reebok says 'It's A Man's World'  
British-American footwear and clothing company Reebok has launched its latest campaign titled 'It's A Man's World' in association with MADWOMEN, an all-female creative collective. The campaign unveiled in the run-up to Women's Day, featuring two collections comprising six iconic sneakers, aims to celebrate individuality.  
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MAM | Marketing

Khud Bane Ho Toh, Greenply Banta Hain salutes the resilient human spirit  
Furniture manufacturer Greenply Industries has launched a new set of TV campaigns Khud bane Ho Toh, Greenply Banta Hain, which celebrates the resilience of human spirit and highlights the journey of every self-made individual, from humble beginnings, sobering failures to their path of greatness.  
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Press Releases
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» Republic Bangla's promotional blitz ahead of launch
» A BLUNT STORY launches sustainable sandals that call out the elephant in the room - petrochemicals
» Quess Corp separates Chairman and MD roles, appoints new CFO
More News From Indian Television
News18 India gears up for West Bengal elections with 'Sabse Bada Dangal'
With days left for the crucial West Bengal assembly elections, television news channels are gearing up to shore up viewership on their poll coverage. Amid the intense competition, News18 India has announced an array of programming under its election based viewer engagement campaign 'Sabse Bada Dangal' for the upcoming polls................................. Read More...
Why Havells' new ceiling fan is actually a 'Feeling Fan'
Leading FMEG Havells India has rolled out a new advertisement campaign for its technologically advanced ceiling fan category. Conceptualised by Mullen Lintas Delhi, the campaign "It's not just a fan, it's a 'Feeling Fan'" showcases IoT (Internet of Things) enabled smart features like voice control through smart devices,......................................... Read More...
Nat Geo signs Colgate, Citroen & HDFC as sponsors for 'Women of Honour: Destination Army'
National Geographic India has roped in three key sponsors — Colgate, Citroen, and HDFC for its upcoming Women's Day special documentary titled Women of Honour: Destination Army that features women in the Indian Armed Forces.................................. Read More...
More Indian Stories From Elsewhere
»   Huawei bags Rs 300 crore network contract from Bharti Airtel
»   Microsoft testing xCloud gaming service in super resolution
    Source: ETTelecom
»   Johnson & Johnson approval gives Canada a 4th vaccine option
»   Delhi, Mumbai top picks to host global sports events
    Source: Livemint
»   NFL's TV Negotiations Turn Into New Front in Streaming Wars
»   China's 7,500-Mile Undersea Cable to Europe Fuels Internet Feud

Source: Bloomberg Quint

»   K'taka ministers move court against airing of 'defamatory content'
    Source: HT
»   Freedom House report dubbing India as 'partly free' is misleading, incorrect: Centre
    Source: India Today
»   'Follow Guidelines on Media Trial': Bombay HC to Marathi Channels
    Source: The Quint
»   Fox News will bounce back from ratings dip by being 'loyal opposition' to President Biden, CEO says
    Source: Business Insider
»   OTT: A case for a govt-industry joint governance model in India
    Source: BS
»   Sports Minister Kiren Rijiju calls for greater corporate participation to make sports a vibrant industry
    Source: Times Now News
»   Arsenal declare £47m in losses as coronavirus pandemic threatens club's finances even further
    Source: Goal
More International Stories From Elsewhere
»   Mail on Sunday must publish front-page Meghan statement, court rules
»   Downing Street spent £2.6m refurbishing No 9 as media centre
    Source: The Guardian
»   Reddit Hires Former Snap CFO as It Mulls IPO
»   Berlin's 2021 European Film Market: Surprisingly Solid, if Not Stellar
    Source: Variety
»   Dan Siroker's new startup Scribe automates Zoom note-taking
»   Tesla has closed its forums to launch a social platform and fans are not happy
    Source: Techcrunch
»   Dish Dropping NBC RSNs as it Bets on Sports Wagering
»   'Supergirl' Final Season on The CW March 30
    Source: Next Tv
»   Media+Tech Innovation Challenge pitches Comcast's future
»   Wolk's Week in Review: Roku buys Nielsen's linear addressable unit, Paramount+ launches
    Source: Fierce Video
»   SEC Charges AT&T, Three Execs With Selectively Providing Info to Wall Street Analysts
»   Scripps TV Slates Implicit Bias Training Special
    Source: Multichannel News
»   New Paramount+ streaming service goes live
»   Viaplay secures more UEFA rights for Poland
    Source: Broadband Tv News
»   Man Charged With Stealing C-SPAN Gear During Capitol Riot
»   FCC Employees Cite 'Poor Performance' Issues in Federal Survey
    Source: Tv Technology
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