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19 May 2021 Volume 70 Issue No:69

Television | TV Channels

Cyclone Tauktae damages TV shooting floors, add to producers' woes  
As cyclone Tauktae wreaked havoc all along the western coast of India, along with it mauled Mumbai's famed television industry. Gale-like winds and incessant rain battered not only homes and offices all through Sunday night and Monday, they also tore through TV production sets in different locations in Mumbai and its outskirts.  
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iWorld | OTT  
Streaming war intensifies, as Amazon eyes MGM studios  
US tech giant Amazon is in talks to acquire the "Bond studio" MGM to bolster its ambition in the streaming media, according to reports. The mega-deal is being orchestrated by Amazon Studios and Prime Video senior vice president Mike Hopkins, along with MGM board chairman Kevin Ulrich.  
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iWorld | eNews

French groups TF1 and M6 propose merger  
Fierce competition forces alliances upon nations, people, and companies. As it is doing in the media and entertainment globally today. Close on the heels of the announcement of the merger between AT&T's Warner Media and Discovery, reports of another fusion between two media groups in France have emerged. The two in question are TF1 and M6 (pronounced Seez) groups.  
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iWorld | OTT

Now blockchain & NFTs come to TV  
For all those naysayers and fence-sitters, it is here and it is now. Blockchain and cryptocurrency are coming to the broadcast television business. US TV network Fox has announced the formation of a new non-fungible token (NFT) company called Blockchain Creative Labs.  
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DTH | DTH Operator

Airtel reports growth for DTH, home broadband segment in Q4  
Airtel Digital TV, Bharti Airtel's direct-to-home (DTH) segment has reported Rs 767.3 crore revenue in q4 FY21 compared to Rs 603.5 crore in the corresponding quarter of the previous financial year, clocking a 27 per cent year-on-year growth.  
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Television | TV Channels

Nickelodeon collaborates with Google to launch Nickelodeon Ludo  
Ludo is one of the most popular games enjoyed by people across all age-groups. The lockdown saw a resurgence of Ludo as people remained indoors and looked for virtual means for entertainment. Catching up on the trend, Nickelodeon teamed up with Google and launched Nickelodeon Ludo.  
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Television | Production House

Planet Marathi hires journalist Jayanti Waghdhare as AVP, Social Media  
Planet Marathi on Tuesday has appointed senior journalist Jayanti Waghdhare as its AVP, Social Media. Waghdhare has previously worked with Zee Media Corporation Limited.   
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Press Releases
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» 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
More News From Indian Television
AT&T and Discovery agree to merge media assets, form new streaming giant
Paving the way for a blockbuster merger and acquisition deal, AT&T and Discovery Inc. have agreed to combine their media assets. The new company formed as part of the deal will be led by Discovery president and CEO David Zaslav. The move will create the world's second-largest media company by revenue after Disney......................... Read More...
Clubhouse for android to arrive in India this Friday
Android users in India can finally come out of Clubhouse FOMO as the invite-only audio chat is debuting on Friday, after a week it launched the beta version in the US. As the start-up’s android expansion continues, it will roll out in Japan, Brazil, Russia on Tuesday, followed by India and Nigeria on Friday.............................................................. Read More...
From Army of the Dead to Solos: Five must-watch OTT shows to enjoy this week
Post the coronavirus outbreak, the OTT platforms in India have witnessed a rapid surge in popularity. As people remained confined to their homes, they turned to the streaming platforms to binge watch some of their favourite shows and films..................................................... Read More...
More Indian Stories From Elsewhere
»   Vietnam shuts industrial parks housing Foxconn plants after COVID-19 outbreak
»   COAI urges govt to remove fake messages on social media linking Covid-19 to 5G
    Source: ET Telecom
»   I-T raid hits cable TV operations in Tripura
»   Sports Ministry approves Rs 2.5 Lakh for COVID-stricken former powerlifter Joseph James
»   Dish TV lenders invoke pledged shares, sell 5.11 crore shares in open market
    Source: TOI
»   80% Of Airtel Revenues Come From 20% Of Customers: Gopal Vittal
»   One Week Before Unofficial Deadline, Most OTT Streaming Services Not Compliant With IT Rules

Source: Medianama

»   'Two Bombs and One Satellite': China eyes space race from Moon to Mars and beyond

Source: India Today

»   Saudis put World Cup every 2 years back on FIFA's agenda
    Source: India Tv News
»   Free e-Learning platforms developed by the Government of India
    Source: Times Now News
»   IPL 2021 Broadcast Chief Has Special Request For Gautam Gambhir, KKR Team Management
    Source: Republic World
»   Watch SpaceX's Starlink satellites zoom across the night sky over the UK, looking like a chain of fairy lights
    Source: Business Insider
»   Pandemic may delay 5G rollout in India, says Airtel CEO
    Source: Livemint
»   Cable Billionaire Malone May Take $280 Million Hit on AT&T-Discovery Deal
    Source: Bloomberg Quint
»   Amazon may buy film giant MGM for $ 9 billion
    Source: The Hans India
»   Films releasing directly on OTT are not "eating into" television viewership says ZEE's Ruchir Tiwari
    Source: AFAQS
More International Stories From Elsewhere
»   Israeli TV reporters face attacks and threats from Jewish extremists
»   Bangladeshi journalist arrested and charged over alleged document theft
    Source: The Guardian
»   J.J. Abrams' Bad Robot Games Raises $40 Million in New Funding
»   Variety Wins Webby Award for Best Entertainment Website
    Source: Variety
»   Google launches the first beta of Android Studio Arctic Fox
»   Android TV OS reaches 80M monthly active devices, adds new features
    Source: Techcrunch
»   Discovery Taking on Broadcast Nets in Upfront with Premiere
»   Univision Sets Addressable Beta Tests With Vizio, Dish
    Source: Next Tv
»   Google claims over 80M active Android TV devices
»   2021 Emerging Leaders - Roku's Nicole Fencel
    Source: Fierce Video
»   National Geographic Offers Video Trailer for 'The Hot Zone: Anthrax'
»   Convergence Says OTT Revenue Rose 35% in 2020, Linear TV Revenue Fell 6%
    Source: Multichannel News
»   TF1 and M6 to merge, creating major new French media group
»   Vodafone loses German TV customers
    Source: Broadband Tv News
»   Island TV Turns to PlayBox Neo for Playout Needs
»   Broadband Providers Add 1 Million New Subs in Q1
    Source: Tv Technology
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