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04 May 2021 Volume 70 Issue No:58

Television | Production House

From Maharashtra to Punjab, how TV industry is navigating Covid's second wave  
The second wave of Covid2019 that is wreaking havoc in India has reshaped the way in which television shows are made and broadcasted. As several states including Maharashtra have suspended the shooting of TV shows due to the surge in Covid cases, producers are now choosing states like Punjab to complete the filming of ongoing projects.  
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Movies | Hindi

Covid second wave pushes multiplexes' recovery to next fiscal: CRISIL  
Multiplexes across the country are set to log operating losses for the second straight fiscal as localised lockdowns, night curfews and other restrictions to contain the resurgence of Covid2019 infections will keep occupancies low for the next few months, according to CRISIL ratings. 
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Television | TV Channels

MP, Odisha & Bihar declare journalists frontline workers; Centre still mum  
As the second wave of Covid2019 continues to wreak havoc in India, the states of Madhya Pradesh, Odisha, and Bihar have declared journalists as frontline workers, so that the media community can avail prioritised vaccination against the deadly pathogen.   
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iWorld | OTT

IPL 2021: KKR v RCB match postponed as players test Covid positive  
The IPL match between Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR), and Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) that was scheduled to be played on3 May has been postponed, as two KKR players have tested positive for Covid2019.   
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iWorld | OTT

Amazon Prime Video drives 'LOL- Hasse Toh Phasse' promotions with Pac-Man game  
Amazon Prime Video is all set to add to the excitement of the launch of the it's original series LOL- Hasse Toh Phasse, as the chaotic and fun madhouse transforms into a PAC-MAN maze. The streaming service has rolled out a limited edition Pac-Man game as a part of a consumer engagement campaign for the unscripted comedy reality show.  
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iWorld | eNews

Treat yourself every month with Trell's #IMEMYWEEK campaign  
Homegrown social commerce platform Trell has come up with a week-long #IMEMYWEEK campaign featuring lucrative deals on notable brands on the app. The campaign, that will run in the first week of every month, commenced on 1 May and will be running till 7 May, so as to enable its customers to treat themselves during their pay week.  
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Press Releases
» A Guide to Subtitling and Dubbing of Indian Films Abroad
» Original homegrown comedy 'Lambu-G Tingu-G' sets the ball rolling for 'All New POGO'
» "Masti aur hungame ki poori guarantee" with the World Television Premiere of Coolie No.1 on Zee Cinema
» Forget 4K! HDR Is The New Buzzword
More News From Indian Television
Zee Kannada strengthens afternoon band with 'No.1 Sose'
With people in Karnataka cloistered in their homes due to the second wave of Covid2019, Zee Kannada has rolled out a new drama series — No.1 Sose to keep the fresh content flowing............................................................. Read More...
India in great position to create content using new tech: Streambox's Bob Hildeman
With the rise of premium content in India, content creators, studios, production houses are embracing new age technology. US based video technology company Streambox is eyeing this emerging need with its innovative solutions............................................................ Read More...
SonyLIV elevates Amogh Dusad as head - business operations
Over-the-top (OTT) platform SonyLIV has elevated Amogh Dusad as head - business operations. Back in 2019, when the platform embarked on its transformation journey, Dusad was given the position of head – programming and new initiatives, digital business at Sony Pictures Networks India........................................................ Read More...
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