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8 March 2021 Volume 70 Issue No:10

Special | Event Coverage

International Women's Day: 'Wonder Women 100' list to be unveiled today  
Women have made tremendous strides over the years to achieve equal representation in the workplace. Many have broken the glass ceiling and risen to the top despite all odds. This International Women's Day, will recognise 100 such talented and outstanding women executives and professionals from the world of advertising.  
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Cable TV | LCO

Indian pay TV ecosystem yet to optimise HD viewing opportunity  
Industry leaders have emphasised over and over again that despite recent developments and change in consumer preferences, pay TV will continue to coexist with over-the-top (OTT) platforms. On the other hand, the need for a sustainable business model is also undeniable amid the rapid flux in the media and entertainment industry.  
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Television | TV Channels

'Potential to undermine media freedom': Editors Guild on new IT rules  
The Editors Guild of India has raised concerns about the Indian government's new Information Technology rules, saying they will "fundamentally alter" and put "unreasonable restrictions" on digital media.  
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Television | TV Channels

Vivo IPL 2021 returns home, will begin in Chennai from 9 April  
The stage is finally set for one of the biggest cricketing events to begin. The Indian Premier League (IPL) governing council has announced the schedule for Vivo IPL 2021 to be held in the country from 9 April.  
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Television | TV Channels

Republic TV playing victim, can't seek transfer of TRP scam probe: Mumbai police  
The Mumbai police has charged that Republic TV, embroiled in the fake TRPs scandal, is trying to play "victim" and attempting to transfer the probe to the CBI while it is not named an accused before the trial court.  
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Television | TV Channels

Delhi HC stays PCI's order regarding ad in Hindustan newspaper  
The Delhi high court stayed a directive passed by the Press Council of India (PCI) to government departments, which had effectively stopped government advertisements in some editions of the Hindi daily, Hindustan.  
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iWorld | eNews

NPCI & SBI Payments partner to launch RuPay SoftPoS  
National Payments Corporation of India (NPCI) has partnered with SBI Payments to announce the launch of RuPay SoftPoS for millions of Indian merchants. This innovative solution has the capability to transform NFC enabled smartphones into merchant point of sale (PoS) terminals for the retailers.  
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Press Releases
» SUN TV Network announces 'Evaru Meelo Koteeswarulu' on Gemini TV
» Empowering women with extra-ordinary short films on ShortsTV
» Five of the Best Netflix Tips in 2021
More News From Indian Television
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.................................. Read More...
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......................................... Read More...
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................................... Read More...
More Indian Stories From Elsewhere
»   US-based media streaming firm Jungo TV bets big on India market, launches Jungo Plus app
»   Antivirus software pioneer McAfee charged by US with cryptocurrency fraud
    Source: ETTelecom
»   Zoom shots and blackouts: When the two Houses came home
»   Doubts about new IT rules are groundless
    Source: Indian Express
»   CNN and New York Times Plan Documentary Series on Rupert Murdoch
»   Absa Group Deputy CEO Dies After Battling Covid-19

Source: Bloomberg Quint

»   David Simon, George Pelecanos heading back to HBO for limited series
»   DoT to issue demand notes to telecom firms on upfront payment for spectrum bought in auctions
    Source: New Indian Express
»   ISRO Likely To Launch 'game Changer' Satellite On March 28, Will Monitor India's Borders
    Source: Republic World
»   OTT rules and no 'upload filter'
    Source: Financial Express
»   Govt to refresh laws before 5G rollout
    Source: Livemint
»   DishSMRT HUB Offers Smart TV Experience for Only Rs 2,499
    Source: Telecom Talk
»   Doctors should prescribe generic medicine to help poor patients, says Javadekar
    Source: ANI News
More International Stories From Elsewhere
»   ITV aims to cash in after bagging Harry and Meghan television gold
»   Facebook faces US investigation for 'systemic' racial bias in hiring
    Source: The Guardian
»   Praava Health raises $10.6M to increase access to quality healthcare in Bangladesh
»   9Unicorns increases its investment corpus to Rs 500 crore & announces the second close of its fund at Rs 200 crore
    Source: Techcrunch
»   COVID-19 Bill Passes Senate With $17 Billion Broadband Investment
    Source: Multichannel News
»   Journalists Rebel at NewsNation, a Newcomer in Cable News
    Source: NY Times
»   Quotes of the Week: New Amsterdam, WandaVision, Golden Globes and More
    Source: TV Line
»   Viewers continue to lose out in dispute between NESN and YouTube TV
    Source: Boston
»   CNN and New York Times Plan Documentary Series on Rupert Murdoch
    Source: Bloomberg
»   US pay-TV providers lose 5MN subs in 2020
    Source: Rapid Tv News
»   From chalkboard to microphone: Former coaches like Doug Snyder stay in the game through broadcasting
    Source: The Morning Call
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