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07 Dec 2021 Volume 70 Issue No:36

Television | TV Channels

TV Brand Fest 2021: Marketers relook at TV ad spends in times of disruption  
The media industry and the economy saw an unprecedented level of disruption post-lockdown phase. As marketers went back to the drawing board to scrutinise their media spend, TV advertising moved from strength to strength commanding the highest share of advertising spends.  
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iWorld | OTT

HBO Max India onboards Arjun Nohwar as country GM  
WarnerMedia-owned streaming service platform HBO Max has brought Arjun Nohwar on board as country general manager (GM) for India. Nohwar was last associated with Uber as APAC director and regional GM. He led Uber's SaaS business across the Asia Pacific region, targeting companies as well as consumers directly.  
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Television | TV Channels

Star Sports launches campaign for PKL 8 with MS Dhoni  
Star India, the official broadcaster of Vivo Pro Kabaddi League season 8, has unveiled its campaign #JoBhidegaWohBadhega, starring Indian cricketer MS Dhoni.  
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Television | TV Channels
Sony India premiers new show – 'Dhadkan Zindaggi Kii'  
Sony Entertainment Television (SET) is celebrating women from all walks of life with its latest finite series, 'Dhadkan Zindaggi Kii'. Starring Additi Gupta, Rohit Purohit and Vidyut Xavier in the lead roles, the show traces Dr Deepika's journey, who continues to defy stereotypes in her personal and professional life to fulfil her dreams of becoming a successful surgeon.  
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iWorld | OTT
Disney+ Hotstar appoints Parita Razdan as head of growth strategy and Ops  
Disney+ Hotstar has appointed Parita Razdan as head of growth strategy and Ops. She begins her new role in December. She was previously vice president, pricing and customer intelligence at Star TV Network for three years. Prior to joining Star India.  
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Television | TV Channels

Viacom18 appoints Siddharth Sharma as EVP - sports  
Viacom18 has appointed Siddharth Sharma as executive vice president (EVP) – sports. Previously, Sharma was with The Walt Disney Company-owned Star Sports network as senior vice president. He joined Star Sports as AVP in 2013 and was elevated to the position of vice president - head of Kabaddi (content and production) in 2015. "As I end my 8.5 years journey at Star Sports.
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Press Releases
» Aaj Tak returns with latest edition of 'Agenda Aaj Tak'
» Republic Media Network concludes first 'India Economic Summit'
» News18 India wins 'Most Admired Brand of the Year' at ACEF Asian Leaders Awards
» ManoramaOnline unveils its Christmas 2021 campaign
More News From Indian Television
Regional TV channels ride the growth wave, show surge in ad volume
The month of October registered the highest advertising volumes for the year 2021 on TV, as per Broadcast Audience Research Council (Barc) India. But what also remained significant was the growth story scripted by the regional language channels........... Read More...
IN10 Media's Epic readies for brand makeover starting 16 December
IN10 Media Network's premier infotainment channel Epic is all set to undergo a brand makeover and offer a slate of new programming starting 16 December. The new brand positioning will carry the vision of 'Soch Se Aage' – highlighting the channel's vision to forge a 'future of infotainment'....... Read More...
Sun TV most watched channel in week 47: Barc
Toppling Star Plus, Sun TV became the most watched channel in Broadcast Audience Research Council (Barc) week 47 (20 to 26 November). The channel garnered weekly AMAs of 2783.24 ('000s). It was at the second position last week with 2694.33 AMA.......... Read More...
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    Source: BS
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More International Stories From Elsewhere
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    Source: The Guardian
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    Source: Techcrunch
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    Source: Broadcasting Cable
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»   Vivacom buys Bulgarian operator
»   KPN to expand fibre network
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