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23 Sep 2021 Volume 70 Issue No:75

Television | TV Channels

The whys and wherefores of the Zeel-SPNI merger proposal  
After days of conjectures fueled by boardroom battles, Zee Entertainment Enterprises Ltd (Zeel) pulled off a tour de force early on Wednesday announcing the company's plans for a mega-merger with arch-rival Sony Pictures Networks India (SPNI).  
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MAM | Marketing

How brands can take the sustainability leap  
Rising global temperatures and environmental degradation has left the world on the cusp of major climate change. The slow, yet discernible impact of these changes has been seen across all major sectors, leading brands to make a conscious choice to protect the environment while catering to their consumers' needs.  
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Movies | Hindi

Viacom18 Studios, Dharma Productions ink four-film distribution deal  
Viacom18 Studios on Wednesday announced its partnership with Dharma Productions on four Hindi films meant for theatrical, broadcast, and streaming distribution.  
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iWorld | Telecom

Government names K Rajaram as new telecom secretary  
The central government has appointed K Rajaram as the new telecom secretary, according to a report by Economic Times. Rajaram is a Tamil Nadu cadre 1989-batch Indian Administrative Service (IAS) officer, currently working as an additional secretary in the Department of Economic Affairs (DEA).  
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iWorld | OTT

Netflix acquires Roald Dahl Story Company  
Netflix has acquired the Roald Dahl Story Company (RDSC) in what is believed to be one of its largest deals recently. The acquisition builds on the partnership the two companies started three years ago to create a slate of animated TG series.  
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Television | TV Channels

Vipul Nagar appointed as Colors Gujarati business head  
Viacom18 has announced the appointment of Vipul Nagar as business head for Colors Gujarati. In his new role, Nagar will be responsible for managing the overall business and operations for Colors Gujarati and Colors Gujarati Cinema and report to Viacom18 head of regional entertainment (Bangla, Odia, Tamil and Gujarati clusters) Rajesh Iyer, said the company in a statement on Wednesday.  
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Press Releases
» Zee Hindustan concludes 'Udaan: Dare to Dream' event
» SAP, TV9 Network join hands to empower and celebrate India's SMEs
» News18 Assam-North East launches 'Rising Sports: Shining Northeast' campaign
» News18 HSM's 'Hindi Ke Samrat' contest receives overwhelming response
More News From Indian Television
Zeel board approves merger proposal with SPNI
There was speculation that the investor action against the promoter family at Zee Entertainment Enterprises would force the board to take some action. And it has: early this morning Zeel announced that the board has approved a merger proposal between Sony Pictures Networks India (SPNI) and India's largest troubled media entity............ Read More...
Neilsen announces 'Impressions-First Initiative' for cross-platform measurement
Nielsen has announced that it will take the lead on an "Impressions First Initiative" to support an industry-wide move to impression-based buying and selling in local markets across the US. The move to impressions will occur in conjunction with the integration of broadband-only (BBO) homes into Nielsen's local measurement metrics in January 2022........... Read More...
I&B minister Anurag Thakur meets Netflix chief Reed Hastings
Minister of information and broadcasting Anurag Thakur met with Netflix co-founder and chief executive officer Reed Hastings for a discussion on Tuesday. Thakur presented Hastings with a copy of the holy book Bhagvad Gita during the meeting.......... Read More...
More Indian Stories From Elsewhere
»   Facebook wraps up deals with Australian media firms, TV broadcaster SBS excluded
»   Gautam Mehra joins ProfitWheel as co-founder
    Source: ETTelecom
»   Formula One to shrink Monaco Grand Prix into three days
    Source: TOI
»   Telecom package opens door for new investments: Vodafone Idea MD
    Source: Indian Express
»   Man arrested from south Kolkata for running illegal telecom installation

Source: New Indian Express

»   Easy to Understand The Anger at England's Refusal to Tour Pakistan: Paul Newman

Source: News18

»   Information and broadcasting minister Anurag Thakur to inaugurate first Himalayan film festival on Friday
»   Isro likely to miss 3 key missions despite reducing targets
    Source: HT
»   Media stocks in focus post Zee-Sony deal; shares advance up to 25%
»   AI chairman Rajiv Bansal appointed aviation secy, K Rajaraman telecom secy
    Source: BS
»   Yes Bank urges Dish TV to hold EGM, revamp board
    Source: Livemint
»   Zee Agrees To Merge With Sony Pictures Networks India, Fusing Legacy Media Giants
    Source: Medianama
»   21 Hidden Roku Tricks for Streaming Success
    Source: PCMag
»   Wi-Fi range extenders with an ethernet port on Amazon India
    Source: Digit
»   Michael Holding Is Leaving Behind a Legacy of Minimalist Commentary and Impeccable Values
    Source: The Wire
»   Telecom Operator Arrangements Critical to Disney+ Hotstar
    Source: Telecom Talk
More International Stories From Elsewhere
»   Netflix acquires works of Roald Dahl as it escalates streaming wars
»   Britons getting less tolerant of racist language on TV, Ofcom finds
    Source: The Guardian
»   Facebook CTO Mike Schroepfer to Step Down Next Year
»   Snapchat Reduced Spotlight's $1 Million-per-Day Payout Because of Flood of 'Copycat' Videos, Says CEO
    Source: Variety
»   Crypto asset management platform Cobo bags $40M Series B
»   India's Oyo to file for $1 billion IPO
    Source: Techcrunch
»   Why Newsy Over-the-Air Won't Look Like Cable News
»   Sara DeWitt To Lead PBS Children's Media
    Source: Broadband Tv News
»   Cisco pumps another round of funding into CDN provider Qwilt
»   Comcast debuts XiOne streaming device for global subscribers
    Source: Fierce Video
»   FCC Extends Lifeline Waivers
»   Comcast's Brian Roberts: Scale, Sports Matter
    Source: Multichannels News
»   DAZN-BT Sport deal within weeks
»   Viaplay to expand to more markets
    Source: Broadband Tv News
»   Paramount+ and Showtime Launch Bundled Offerings
»   Execs from AWS, Cisco and Discovery to Speak at AIMS IP Oktoberfest
    Source: Tv Technology
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