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08 May 2021 Volume 70 Issue No:60

Movies | Hindi

Filmmakers' hopes dashed again as second Covid wave runs rampant  
The Indian film industry was beginning to show signs of a feeble revival early this year. As restrictions eased and Covid cases declined, people began returning to the theatres to relive the cinematic experience.  
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Television | TV Channels

BCCI to incur loss of Rs 2500 crore if IPL's called off: Sourav Ganguly  
Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) president Sourav Ganguly has revealed that the governing body will incur a loss of Rs 2,500 crore should the suspended Indian Premier League (IPL) 2021 be called off for good.  
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Television | TV Channels

Guest column: 'Digital Drive,' not 'Cover Drive', is the best shot for the future of cricket  
Let's face it - globally cricket is not the most popular sport. The ICC, cricket's global governing body of cricket was founded in 1909 in Lords. In its 110+ years of existence, it has managed to create only 12 full-time member countries competing in Test cricket. Currently, cricket suffers from three major problems.  
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Television | Production House

No more TV & film shoots in Goa, govt enforces 15-day lockdown  
With one of the highest rate of Covid2019 infections in the country, Goa chief minister Pramod Sawant on Friday announced a state-wide curfew in the state from 9 May to 23 May. According to government data, Goa has recorded a positivity rate of 41 per cent, which has surpassed the infection rates in Delhi as well as Mumbai.  
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Television | TV Channels

ViacomCBS adds 6 million global subscribers to reach 36 million mark  
ViacomCBS added six million new streaming subscribers in the first quarter of 2021, reaching a total of 36 million global streaming subscribers said the company on Friday, while reporting financial results for the quarter ended 31 March.  
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Television | TV Channels

Star Movies garners record viewership in week 17: BARC  
Star India's English films channel Star Movies is a popular destination for television audiences who love to watch Hollywood movies. The latest BARC data suggests that Star Movies has garnered a record viewership over the past couple of months.  
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iWorld | OTT

This Mother's Day, Great Learning helps women reboot their career  
In a bid to encourage mothers to re-start their careers and return to work, ed-tech company Great Learning has rolled out the second edition of the #HerFreshStart campaign, this Mother's Day.  
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Press Releases
» News18 Madhya Pradesh/ Chhattisgarh launches a new show with doctors "Corona Par Baat, Doctors Ke Saath"
» Biiggbang Amusement announces its first collaboration with Assorted Motion Pictures with the award-winning film, Rikshawala
» HDFC Life Partners with Sportskeeda for IPL 2021
More News From Indian Television
Our aim is to always create screen agnostic content: Viacom18's Anu Sikka
The pandemic has been an epoch changing event for most adults, but it has also had a significant impact on children, too. A year of being confined to their homes later, the world is no longer their oyster, but has shrunk to the small screen – their window to the unseen and unknown domain outside. ......................................................... Read More...
IPL 2021: Star India garners cumulative reach of 352 million in 26 matches
After a span of two years, the Indian Premier League (IPL) kicked off on home soil with much pomp and show during the quarter when it's routinely played. However, with the alarming peak in Covid cases across the country, the Board of Cricket Council India (BCCI) came under intense pressure to suspend the tournament.......................................................... Read More...
Game on: PUBG returns as Battlegrounds Mobile India
It's 'winner winner, chicken dinner' time again as popular mobile gaming phenomenon PUBG is all set to make a comeback in India, in a new avatar. The game's South Korea-based developer Krafton has officially announced the relaunch of the game, now rebranded as Battlegrounds Mobile India.................................................... Read More...
More Indian Stories From Elsewhere
»   Meity says Intermediary Guidelines will not be used to break encryption
»   Apple awards $410 million to laser firm II-VI, to create 700 jobs in US
    Source: ET Telecom
»   Vanraj Bhatia, musician whose jingles were the soundtrack of '80s, '90s, dies
»   China's rocket out of control but risk of damage low, say experts
    Source: HT
»   Laxmi Ratan Shukla Confirms Donating Entire IPL 2021 Salary To COVID-19 Relief Efforts
»   Bangladesh Zero In On Broadcaster Solely For Home Matches Against India; Details Revealed

Source: Republic World

»   SpaceX's Starlink website can now be read in French as the satellite internet network expands worldwide
»   3 Chinese telecom carriers will be delisted from NYSE after losing appeals over a Trump-era investment rule

Source: Business Insider

»   Sports Ministry to spend Rs 73.14 lakh on Olympic-bound sailors' European training stint
    Source: Indian Express
»   BSNL introduces virtual assistant BAVA for customer queries and payment of bills
    Source: India Today
»   Pakistan's Opposition leader Shahbaz Sharif allowed to travel abroad for medical treatment
    Source: New Indian Express
»   Vaibhav Global trades ex-split; stock zooms 19%, scales new high
    Source: BS
»   Samsung and Ericsson Ink Deal for Cellular Patents, Ending Licensing Dispute
    Source: Telecom Talk
More International Stories From Elsewhere
»   Noel Clarke accused of sexual harassment on Doctor Who set
»   Fox News made me do it: Capitol attack suspect pulls 'Foxitis' defense
    Source: The Guardian
»   Roku Paid $98 Million for This Old House Ventures
»   Swizz Beatz and Timbaland Talk Verzuz's Next Phase, Triller Partnership — and Future Concert Series? (EXCLUSIVE)
    Source: Variety
»   Walmart's Flipkart to cover insurance for all sellers in India and waive additional fees
»   Tiger Global is betting that more schools are going to share future student earnings
    Source: Techcrunch
»   Fox Orders Country Music Drama 'Monarch'
»   Primetime Ratings Thursday: Growing 'Grey's' Guides ABC
    Source: Next Tv
»   Wolk's Week In Review: NBCU may gift its RSNs to Peacock, NewFronts round-up thus far
»   AMC Networks grows streaming revenue by 14% in Q1
    Source: Fierce Video
»   Cable Nets Pay Homage to AAPI Heritage Month
»   Rural CBRS Wireless Broadband Pilot Project Unveiled
    Source: Multichannel News
»   Sky Media launches pilot Shoppable Ads campaign
»   OTT drives Russian pay-TV growth
    Source: Broadband Tv News
»   NextGen TV Goes Live on Six Grand Rapid TV Stations
»   Avid, Dolby Develop Pro Tools Dolby Atmos Training Course
    Source: Tv Technology
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