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05 May 2021 Volume 70 Issue No:57

Television | TV Channels

IPL 2021 in limbo, will it get a follow-on?  
With the ongoing edition of the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2021 suspended indefinitely due to the devastating second wave of Covid2019, the fate of the rest of the tournament now hangs in the balance.  
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Movies | Hindi

From IPL to Euro 2020: 5 major sports events suspended due to Covid  
When the first positive case of coronavirus infection was reported in Wuhan, China in late 2019, no medical expert in the world thought that this infectious disease will emerge as a global pandemic.  
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Television | TV Channels

Concerns about fake news on the rise in India: Ormax report  
Two out of three news consumers consider fake news a major challenge facing the country's news organisations, showed the latest report released by media consulting firm Ormax Media.  
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Television | Production House

Yash Raj Films offers to sponsor vaccines for 30,000 FWICE workers  
As the Covid2019 crisis worsens, Yash Raj Films (YRF) has offered to sponsor vaccines for all members of the Federation of Western India Cine Employees (FWICE) through its charitable arm, the Yash Raj Foundation.  
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Television | TV Channels

After Odisha, UP and Tamil Nadu declare journalists as frontline workers  
After Odisha, now Uttar Pradesh has declared journalists as frontline workers to be given priority in the ongoing vaccination drive and also directed authorities to allot separate centres for them where they can be inoculated.  
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iWorld | OTT

Koo's 'Talk to Type' eases the way for regional language creators  
Twitter's Indian alternative Koo has rolled out the Talk to Type feature so anybody who wants to share their thoughts can now do so easily without having to type. They can speak their thoughts out loud and the words will show up on the screen.  
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iWorld | eNews

Asianet News Media & Entertainment hires Nachiket Pantvaidya as MD  
Asianet News Media & Entertainment Pvt Ltd (AMEL) has roped in media veteran Nachiket Pantvaidya as managing director. AMEL has multiple digital brands in its portfolio including, etc and serves consumers in multiple languages.  
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Press Releases
» Biiggbang Amusement announces its first collaboration with Assorted Motion Pictures with the award-winning film, Rikshawala
» HDFC Life Partners with Sportskeeda for IPL 2021
» ZEE Biskope Made a Clean Sweep at ACEF 10th Global Customer Engagement Awards
» What is the Difference Between Bitcoin and Ripple?
More News From Indian Television
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............................................................ Read More...
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............................................................. Read More...
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. ...................................................... Read More...
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    Source: ET Telecom
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    Source: Financial Express
»   Vaccine to be free in Chandigarh, 30,000 doses likely by May 15

Source: TOI

»   Myanmar announces ban on satellite TV as security threat

Source: HT

»   Discovery Reaches New Streaming Carriage Deal With Hulu Live
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»   Longtime Milwaukee Bucks broadcaster Jim Paschke to retire at season's end
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»   SpaceX says more than 500,000 people have ordered or placed a deposit for its Starlink internet service
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More International Stories From Elsewhere
»   Top BBC stars paid thousands to host private events
»   Donald Trump returns to social media with glorified blog
    Source: The Guardian
»   Reddit Outage: Site Experienced Widespread Technical Problems for About an Hour
»   Zooming With the Stars: Startup Bright Launches Ticketed Live-Video Events With Celebs and Creators
    Source: Variety
»   Investors cheer as Lyft's Q1 revenue didn't fall as much as expected
»   A new YouTube feature will make its connected TV ads more shoppable
    Source: Techcrunch
»   Sinclair Expands 'National Desk' to Evening News Time Slots
»   NATPE Adds Four Members to Board of Directors
    Source: Next Tv
»   WOW! tv+ adoption still small, CEO says
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    Source: Fierce Video
»   Cable One Closes $2.2 Billion Hargray Deal
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    Source: Multichannel News
»   Global pay-TV to gain 15m subs
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    Source: Broadband Tv News
»   NEP Rolls Out New 4K Mobile Unit, Supershooter 5
»   May 5 Is Tower Technician Appreciation Day
    Source: Tv Technology
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