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13 May 2021 Volume 70 Issue No:64

iWorld | eNews

James Murdoch & Uday Shankar go the SPAC way to fund new venture  
Former top Disney executive Uday Shankar and Lupa Systems founder and CEO James Murdoch are getting on the special purpose acquisition company (SPAC) rush. Months after joining forces for a new media and tech venture, the dynamic duo is looking to raise $345 million for the same.  
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iWorld | OTT

Lionsgate Play eyeing collaborations to get ahead in Indian market: Rohit Jain  
In December 2020, Hollywood studio Lionsgate rolled out its independent video streaming app Lionsgate Play here and later expanded its presence in Indonesia. Distribution, payment mechanism.  
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iWorld | OTT

upGrad introduces online 'Study Abroad' program  
The Covid-19 pandemic played spoilsport with people's plans to seek higher education at foreign universities. With the crisis showing no signs of abating soon, would-be-students are re-evaluating their priorities or are in quandary on how to fulfil their desire to "study abroad".  
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iWorld | OTT

YouTube breaks out $100 mn creator fund to push Shorts space  
The competition in the short video ecosystem has been heating up for some time now, and YouTube has just upped the stakes with the announcement of a creators fund. Dedicated exclusively for those who create short form video content, the YouTube Shorts Fund is a $100 million pot that will be distributed over the course of 2021-2022.   
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Television | TV Channels

Covid aid: Zee Bangla Cinema says 'we're there for you' with amraachhi.org  
Zee Bangla Cinema, in association with its digital partner Mind and Matter, has launched a website named Amra Achhi (amraachhi.org) which means 'We are there' to provide all Covid-related help to people in West Bengal.   
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Television | TV Channels

Milagrow founder Rajeev Karwal loses battle against Covid  
Milagrow Robots founder & chairman Rajeev Karwal died of Covid-19 on Wednesday morning after he was on ventilator support for almost a week. He was known for his contribution to the Indian electronics and technology space.   
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Television | TV Channels

Cartoon Network's family fun time with Best Summer Ever campaign  
Kids' entertainment channel Cartoon Network has rolled out the Best Summer Ever campaign for kids and parents, which aims to transform homes into the ultimate destinations for exciting adventures that could be enjoyed with the entire family.    
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Press Releases
» NBA welcomes free vaccination drive for journalists
» Zee Cinema bags 7 awards across categories at ACEF 10th Global Customer Engagement Forum and Awards, Primetime Awards 2020 and Global Digital Marketing Excellence Awards 2021
» News18 Madhya Pradesh/ Chhattisgarh launches a new show with doctors "Corona Par Baat, Doctors Ke Saath"
More News From Indian Television
CINTAA urges producers to follow Covid SOPs, says lapse could impact the whole unit
The Cine and Television Actors' Association (CINTAA) has urged producers to follow standard operating procedures (SOP) during the shooting and production stages to protect actors from Covid-19. The request from CINTAA comes at a time when several actors have tested positive for Covid, and some of them have even succumbed to the deadly virus..................... Read More...
US Network NBC drops broadcast of 2022 Golden Globes
US television network NBC has announced that it will drop its broadcast of the Golden Globes ceremony in 2022. The decision comes after the Hollywood backlash over the lack of diversity and the ethics of the Hollywood Foreign Press Association (HFPA), whose members vote on the annual awards for film and television......................................................... Read More...
The Q India promotes Krishna Menon as COO
The QYOU Media Inc has appointed Krishna Menon as the COO of its Hindi language youth-oriented channel The Q India, available in over 100 million TV households and to over 612 million OTT and mobile users.................................................. Read More...
More Indian Stories From Elsewhere
»   Johnson Controls appoints Vijay Sankaran as CTO
»   U.S. removes Xiaomi from blacklist, reversing late China jab by Trump
    Source: ET Telecom
»   Amazon Fire TV Cube: Home entertainment gets new voice
»   Jio continues to lose active subscribers
    Source: Financial Express
»   A Startup Takes a $292 Million Swing at Building Wireless Broadband
»   TRAI Data - Bharti Airtel Wins More Market Share Across Categories: ICICI Securities

Source: Bloomberg Quint

»   'No piracy in entertainment': Salman Khan takes commitment from fans to watch 'Radhe' on right platform
»   Exclusive: ISRO turns savior amid India's COVID-19 battle, supplying O2, gas tanks, technology

Source: DNA India

»   Bundesliga shortlists buyers for partial rights sale, sources say
    Source: HT
»   Netflix, Disney, Amazon plan streaming world domination, but meet resistance
    Source: Livemint
»   Coal India carbon emissions less than 1 per cent of India's in FY20
    Source: BS
»   India's geo imaging satellite launch delayed due to rising COVID-19 cases
    Source: Business Insider
»   ITV's Carolyn McCall on tokenism fears, Black Lives Matter and why educating boards isn't 'woke'
    Source: Yahoo News
»   Mobile coverage and fixed broadband availability across UK
    Source: Telecom Lead
»   Government approves Rs 18,100 crore PLI scheme for promoting ACC battery manufacturing
    Source: Free Press Journal
More International Stories From Elsewhere
»   Premier League set for £4.5bn new TV deal with Sky, BT and Amazon
»   Online safety bill 'a recipe for censorship', say campaigners
    Source: The Guardian
»   Dax Shepard Is Moving His Podcast Exclusively to Spotify This Summer
»   Why NFT Sales in the Music Business Are Still the Wild West — and How It Might Be Tamed
    Source: Variety
»   Vitalik Buterin donates $1 billion worth of 'meme coins' to India COVID Relief Fund
»   AWS releases tool to open source that turns on-prem software into SaaS
    Source: Techcrunch
»   TiVo Pays $18.5 Million at Auction to Buy MobiTV
»   Amazon Prime Video Scores Deal to Stream 16 WNBA Games
    Source: Next Tv
»   Discovery CEO says SVOD success won't end its TV-bundle role
»   TiVo wins MobiTV auction with $18.5M bid
    Source: Fierce Video
»   Weekly Cable Ratings: Fox News Sweeps Primetime, Total Day Charts
»   Comcast, Charter Eye Wireless-Broadband Double Play
    Source: Multichannel News
»   TiVo and Roku enter MobiTV auction process
»   Sky Ticket in Germany added to more Fire devices
    Source: Broadband Tv News
»   Local TV Stations Produced More News Than Ever in 2020, RTDNA Finds
»   FCC's Rosenworcel Calls on Broadcasters to Spread Broadband Word
    Source: Tv Technology
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