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24 Sep 2021 Volume 70 Issue No:76

iWorld | OTT

Amazon launches Prime Video Channels in India; names Chaitanya Divan as head  
Amazon has taken a giant leap transforming into a super app aggregator as it announced the launch of Prime Video Channels in India. Starting 24 September, Prime members will have the option to watch global and local binge-worthy content including shows, movies, reality TV.  
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Television | TV Channels

Zee-Sony entity to generate close to $2 billion in revenue  
Zee Entertainment Enterprises Ltd (Zeel) on 22 September announced its plans for a merger with Sony Pictures Networks India (SPNI). The merged entity will be the largest media and entertainment player in India with a scale close to $ two billion in revenue. In an investor call on Wednesday, Punit Goenka, who has been proposed as the managing director and chief executive officer of the merged entity for a period of five years.  
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iWorld | Telecom

Reliance Jio added 6.5 million mobile subscribers in July: Trai  
Reliance Jio added 6.5 million mobile subscribers in July, according to the latest data shared by the Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (Trai). Airtel added 1.9 million mobile subscribers and Vodafone Idea lost 1.4 million subscribers, the telecom regulator said. BSNL lost 1.01 million subscribers as well. MTNL and Reliance Communication lost a few thousand subscribers.  
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Television | TV Channels

Star Sports unveils ICC Men's T20 World Cup official anthem  
Star Sports, in association with ICC, has released an official anthem called "Live the Game" for the ICC Men's T20 World Cup. The campaign is conceptualised by Star's creative team and it highlights how the game of cricket transcends boundaries to bring fans across the globe together.  
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Television | TV Channels

Sony Yay! unveils its content lineup for festive season  
Sony Yay!, the kids' entertainment channel under Sony Pictures Networks India (SPNI), has announced to serve audiences 140 hours of fresh content during the festive season including six shows and eight telemovies.  
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Television | TV Channels

The Q to premiere MX original show 'Aashram' on TV  
The Q has partnered with MX Player to bring its critically and commercially successful original series "Aashram" to television. The first season of the show will air on 11 October at 8:30 p.m from Monday to Friday followed by the second season. Directed by Prakash Jha, the crime thriller features Bobby Deol, Tridha Choudhury, Aditi Sudhir Pohankar and Anupriya Goenka in the lead roles.  
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Press Releases
» Zee Ganga begins its new journey with superstar Nirahua in Varanasi
» 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
More News From Indian Television
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)............. Read More...
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. The titles which are part of this deal are in various stages of production and are expected to release over the next 18- 24 months............ Read More...
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). He takes over the role of telecom secretary as his predecessor Anshu Prakash retires on 30 September........... Read More...
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»   Media stocks in focus post Zee-Sony deal; shares advance up to 25%
»   AI chairman Rajiv Bansal appointed aviation secy, K Rajaraman telecom secy
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    Source: Medianama
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    Source: The Guardian
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    Source: Techcrunch
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»   Execs from AWS, Cisco and Discovery to Speak at AIMS IP Oktoberfest
    Source: Tv Technology
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