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25 Sep 2021 Volume 70 Issue No:77

iWorld | OTT

hoichoi to double spending on content, announces 20 new shows  
The Bengali OTT platform hoichoi has bolstered its content library with as many as 20 new shows as it marked its fifth year in the streaming space. The streaming service brand recorded 2x growth in active monthly subscribers and now planning to double its investment in content to power the next phase of growth  
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Television | TV Channels

Fox Entertainment launches Unscripted Format Fund to identify IP for global market  
Fox Entertainment and in-house studio Fox Alternative Entertainment launched an international unscripted format fund to look for Intellectual Property (IP) for the global marketplace.  
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Television | TV Channels

TV ad volumes saw 17 per cent growth in August: Barc data  
TV ad volumes saw 17 per cent growth in August as compared to the previous month, according to the Broadcast Audience Research Council (Barc) India data. The month recorded the highest ad volumes on TV since the second lockdown in April with 158 million seconds.  
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MAM | Marketing

IAA India president Megha Tata set for second term  
The India chapter of the International Advertising Association (IAA) has unanimously re-elected Discovery Communications India-South Asia MD Megha Tata as president of the body. Tata, therefore, will be returned for the second term, announced IAA at its AGM held here on Friday.  
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DTH | DTH Operator

Yes Bank issues notice to Dish TV India calling for EGM  
Yes Bank has called for an extraordinary general meeting (EGM) of shareholders of Dish TV India Ltd, after the latter sought an extension on its annual general meeting (AGM) scheduled for 27 September.  
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Television | TV Channels

Colors set to bring 'Bigg Boss 15' on 2 October  
Colors, the Hindi general entertainment channel by Viacom18, has announced the return of  "Bigg Boss" for its 15th season starting on 2 October at 9:30 p.m.  
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MAM | Marketing

Practo names Rahul Dravid as brand ambassador  
Integrated healthcare company Practo has named Rahul Dravid as its first brand ambassador with a campaign marking its foray into secondary care services.  
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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
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, and documentaries............. Read More...
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............. Read More...
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........... Read More...
More Indian Stories From Elsewhere
»   Huawei smartphone revenue to fall at least $30-40 billion in 2021: Chairman
»   Huawei CFO Meng to appear virtually in Brooklyn federal court
    Source: ETTelecom
»   FIR filed against 'The Kapil Sharma Show' makers for showing actors consuming alcohol in courtroom scene
    Source: ET
»   Huawei executive to be freed after deal with US prosecutors
»   Sidharth Malhotra inaugurates the 1st Himalayan Film Festival with 'Shershaah'

Source: TOI

»   Proposed Sufi FM channel yet to become reality in J&K

Source: HT

»   IPL 2021: Dinesh Karthik reveals KKR were kind enough to pay for his excess baggage as he arrived from England
    Source: Times Now News
»   India inks pact for joint development of small satellite for Bhutan
    Source: New Indian Express
»   Ericsson brings 12 kg radio for easier 5G network deployment
    Source: Telecom Lead
»   Fibre Broadband Is Different from Traditional Connection, What to Know
»   COAI Happy With Recent Amendments In License Conditions
    Source: Telecom Talk
»   Airtel Beats Jio In Active Userbase: Airtel Has 25% More Active Users Than Jio!
    Source: Trak
»   DoT amends norms to allow active infra sharing among telcos, get satellite support via VSAT
»   DoT seeks TRAI's views on spectrum pricing, quantum ahead of 5G auction
    Source: Free Press Journal
»   High-speed HDMI 2.1 cables with 48 Gbps bandwidth on Amazon India
    Source: Digit
More International Stories From Elsewhere
»   Andrew Neil 'almost had breakdown' at GB News
»   Facebook 'overpaid in data settlement to avoid naming Zuckerberg'
    Source: The Guardian
»   Stephen King's 'Strawberry Spring' Podcast Enlists Poo Bear for Original Song, Score
»   'Sopranos' Season 1 Streaming Free on HBO Max to Promote 'Many Saints of Newark'
    Source: Variety
»   Yahoo has built a new calendar app called Day, and it's recruited the co-founder of Sunrise to design it
»   FCC showers schools across the US with $1.2B from Emergency Connectivity Fund
    Source: Techcrunch
»   'The View' Removes Two Hosts After They Test Positive for COVID-19
»   Matt Amodio Surpasses $1 Million on 'Jeopardy!'
    Source: Broadband Tv News
»   Streamers not quite ready to give up cable TV
»   Wolk's Week In Review: Roku launches on Shopify, Streaming rules the Emmys (again)
    Source: Fierce Video
»   What's On This Weekend in TV Sports (Sept. 25-26)
    Source: Multichannels News
»   Orange starts selling Skylink
»   Canal+ grows MultiChoice holding
    Source: Broadband Tv News
»   Atomos Names Estelle McGechie Its New CEO
»   Byron Allen's Allen Media Group Completes $70M Acquisition of WJRT-TV From Gray
    Source: Tv Technology
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