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14 May 2021 Volume 70 Issue No:65

iWorld | OTT

Disney+ paid subs hit 103.6 mn, Disney+Hotstar accounts for around $34.5 mn subs  
With a higher-than-ever growth of streaming services in the last year, The Walt Disney Co.'s (Disney) direct-to-consumer venture Disney+ has also grown quickly to surpass 100 million subscribers.  
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Television | TV Channels

Times Group chairman Indu Jain succumbs to Covid  
Times Group chairman Indu Jain passed away on Thursday night due to Covid-related complications. She was 84. The group owns the Times of India and other newspapers.  
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iWorld | OTT

After year-long ban, TikTok India head Nikhil Gandhi quits  
TikTok Middle East, Turkey, Africa (META), and south Asia head Nikhil Gandhi has quit, according to media reports. Gandhi joined TikTok in 2017 as India and south Asia CEO. He was redesignated to his current position in January 2021.  
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iWorld | OTT

SVOD subscriptions in India to triple by 2026  
SVOD subscriptions in India will almost triple between 2020 and 2026 to 155 million, thus representing 10 per cent of the world's total, according to a report published in Digital TV Research.  
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iWorld | Social Media

Twitter launches state-specific Covid updates to aid patients, families  
Microblogging platform Twitter has launched new state-specific Covid-19 pages in the country that surface the latest tweets from people asking for SOS resources, as well as those offering help.  
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Television | TV Channels

Zee Telugu celebrates 16th anniversary with Zee Mahotsavam  
Zee Telugu has completed 16 years in the industry. The channel began its journey on 18 May 2005, and since its inception, it has been curating compelling content that matches the tastes and preferences of a varied palette of viewers and has carved a special place in the hearts of Telugu audiences.   
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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
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...................... Read More...
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........................................................... Read More...
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".................................................. Read More...
More Indian Stories From Elsewhere
»   Final leg of Huawei CFO extradition hearings set to resume in August
»   Italy's regulator asks TikTok for further action on users aged under 13
»   Samsung raises non-memory chip investment target as S.Korea announces bigger tax breaks
    Source: ET Telecom
»   Thane and Pune on top in giving shots to 18+, Mumbai pushed to number 3
»   Neeraj Chopra, other Indian javelin throwers to miss Muller GP.
    Source: TOI
»   Premier League clubs renew UK TV deals, skip auction
»   Action being taken on GOM communication report, says Govt

Source: HT

»   TRAI flags concerns over tariff validity, seeks comments on recharge system
»   Ramesh Powar returns as India women's team coach

Source: Indian Express

»   Jio tops in 4G download speed, Vodafone in upload in April: Trai
    Source: ET
»   Google wins cloud deal from SpaceX for Starlink internet service
    Source: Livemint
»   Jio tops in 4G download speed, Vodafone in upload in April: Trai
    Source: BS
»   Disney's streaming growth slows as pandemic lift fades, shares fall
    Source: Yahoo News
»   Stanford athletes sue university in hopes of saving 11 sports set to be eliminated
    Source: ESPN
»   Juniper Networks to Expand Networks for Telecom Egypt
    Source: Telecom Talk
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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