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9 April 2020 Volume 70 Issue No:22
iWorld | OTT
OTT: The new kid in town for brands to reach their TG  
OTT consumption has been on a steep upward curve in India for the last three years. Now, after the country has entered a lockdown phase, taking social life out of lives, the media and entertainment industry is suddenly abuzz with a new wave of growth.  
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Cable TV | LCO  
Cable subscription collection sees 80% drop due to COVID-19  
Cable operators have been facing problems in the collection of subscription fees since the third week of March as restrictions on social distancing started. Moreover, the countrywide lockdown has caused them more distress.  
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Cable TV | LCO  
Inside SITI Networks' effort to grapple with COVID-19 crisis  
All of a sudden, our normal life has gone for a toss with the mandatory stay-at-home in place in order to fight the COVID-19 pandemic. As all physical options of communication, entertainment are now out of reach, traditional TV, online content, and the internet have emerged as a boon.  
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Cable TV | LCO  
I&B ministry urges state/UT govts to ensure uninterrupted cable services  
The ministry of information and broadcasting (MIB) has requested the state and the union territories to make necessary arrangements for uninterrupted services of cable operation. Although cable services have been included under essential services, some cable operators are facing issues to run operations due to the ongoing lockdown.  
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Television | TV Channels  
Cricket veterans find October most suitable for IPL 2020  
The Indian Premier League (IPL) has been the talk of the town ever since it was cancelled for the first time on account of the COVID-19 pandemic. Cricket enthusiasts and all the stakeholders, including the brands associated with the league, are eagerly awaiting an outcome: postponement or an outright cancellation.  
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Cable TV | LCO  
IMCL launches innovative packages for subscribers to stay connected  
IndusInd Media and Communications Ltd (IMCL), the media vertical of the global Hinduja Group, has implemented a slew of innovative products and solutions to help its Local Cable Operators (LCOs) and its millions of subscribers across India to ensure access to quality content amid the COVID-19 lockdown.  
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Press Releases
» Perfect Relations introduces 24x7 War Room for clients Amid COVID 19 crisis
» #ARM Worldwide COVID19 campaign, #WorkForDoctors served more than 10000 doctors, India Post to support it
» Kellogg's brings delicious twist to the breakfast table with 21 lip-smacking recipes for 21-stay-at-home days
» Pocket Aces' Loco upgrades its product offerings
More News From Indian Television
Production houses keep their faith as they weigh impact of COVID-19
The iconic 'Lights, camera, action' has been temporarily silenced across the world. The COVID-19 pandemic is wreaking havoc on the once-thriving media and entertainment industry, stymieing its smooth functioning, at least for the time being....................... Read More...
Story Ink, Locomotive Global Inc acquire screen adaptation rights for 'The Making of Star India'
India is getting its very own version of Mad Men on the life and times of the broadcasting world. The meteoric rise of Rupert Murdoch's Star India during the satellite boom of the 1990's will now be the base for an upcoming digital drama series................. Read More...
ZEEL to offer financial relief to 5000+ daily wage earners
Media & Entertainment Powerhouse ZEE Entertainment Enterprises Ltd (ZEEL), as part of intensifying its fight against Covid-19, has committed to offer financial relief to over 5000 daily wage earners, working directly or indirectly for the company in its overall production ecosystem. ............... Read More...
More Indian Stories From Elsewhere
»   Shoaib Akhtar proposes India-Pakistan series to raise funds to combat COVID-19
»   Sterlite Tech grows its global patent portfolio to 358
»   COVID-19: Tottenham manager Mourinho admits breaking government rules
    Source: ANI News
»   INS wants Sonia Gandhi to withdraw statement asking for ban on govt ads in media
»   COAI seeks clearance of ₹20,000 crore PSU dues
    Source: Livemint
»   TN hospital discharges man who tested positive for coronavirus: Cops launch manhunt
»   Omar Lulu confirms film with Mammootty
    Source: The News Minute
»   ISRO further delays launch of GISAT-1 satellite due to COVID-19 lockdown
    Source: Times Now News
»   Airtel to see 13% CAGR revenue growth by FY22; industry data traffic up 20-25% during lockdown: Report
    Source: ETTelecom
»   IMCL Introduces Special Plans for Cable TV Subscribers Amidst Lockdown Period
    Source: Telecom Talk
»   Ramayan actor Arun Govil requests fans for support against Twitter impersonator, shares video
    Source: India Tv News
»   Ofcom warns ITV over Piers Morgan's 'combative' presenting style as channel escapes penalty
    Source: Yahoo News
»   Broadcasters' outfit warns against suspending govt TV advertisements
    Source: Mumbai Mirror
»   Can FIFA save soccer during coronavirus crisis with an economic bailout?
    Source: ESPN
»   Tata Sky, Airtel, Dish TV Offering Free Services Channels: Learn Cooking, Dancing, Fitness For Free During #Lockdown
    Source: Trak
»   Star Sports 1 Tamil asks viewers to chose what they wish to see
    Source: Inside Sport
More International Stories From Elsewhere
»   Channel 4 cuts content budget by £150m as virus hits ad revenues
»   Jewish Chronicle and Jewish News to close and staff laid off
    Source: The Guardian
»   Disney Plus Hits 50 Million Subscribers, Disney Says
»   Pluto TV Launches Free-Streaming Service in 17 Latin American Countries
    Source: Variety
»   LinkedIn has no plans to make COVID-19 related layoffs from now until end of fiscal year
»   Airbnb rolls out new features aimed at its next big bet: longer-term stays
    Source: Tech Crunch
»   JW Player Using Comscore to Screen Content for Brands
»   Nexstar Stations Air Virtual Town Hall With Arkansas Governor
    Source: Broadcasting Cable
»   Industry Voices—Ring: Can regional sports networks pivot to direct-to-consumer?
»   No NFL could spell cord cutting chaos for cable: study
    Source: Fierce Video
»   Google Taiwan Cable STA Gets Nod Under Last 'Team Telecom' Review
»   OTI: FCC Needs to Open Purse to Close Broadband Gap
    Source: Multichannel
»   German home-shopping channels remain in SD on Astra
»   Strong growth for ER-Telecom
    Source: Broadband Tv News
»   Broadcasting Via Smartphone: Some Tips & Techniques
    Source: Tv Technology
»   Live TV viewing up 64 per cent during lockdown
»   Pixit Media appoints head of workflow development
    Source: Tvb Europe
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