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26 Nov 2021 Volume 70 Issue No:27

DTH | DTH Service

There needs to be a level playing field: Tata Sky CEO Harit Nagpal on Free Dish issue  
Harit Nagpal, the MD and CEO of India's largest Pay TV distributor - Tata Sky is known to be a vocal man. Time and again, he has used several platforms and occasions to bring the industry's concerns to the notice of the government and regulators.  
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iWorld | OTT

Indian content producers see uptick in revenues from online video platforms  
The production of local originals in India is heating up and giving a boost to the creative economy. Online video platforms are expected to invest heavily into local original content to ensure robust paid subscriber growth.  
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Cable TV | LCO

Free Dish grows by 11 per cent across rural, urban households: Chrome DM  
Chrome Data Analytics & Media has announced the results for its bi-annual subscriber establishment survey (SES) and released a November report based on a Pan India ground survey conducted between April to June, 2021.  
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Television | TV Channels
NBCUniversal launches DreamWorks, E! Entertainment in India  
NBCUniversal International Networks and Direct-To-Consumer (DTC) on Thursday announced the launch of DreamWorks and an E! Entertainment branded zone for Jio subscribers in India.  
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iWorld | Telecom

Satellite remains an essential element of video distribution: AVIA  
The Asia Video Industry Association (AVIA) hosted its annual satellite industry forum on 18 November as a virtual conference. The forum opened with a look at satellite trends and forecasts post-Covid with Quilty Analytics senior analyst Caleb Henry.

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iWorld | OTT

Saregama inks music licensing deal with Chingari  
Music label Saregama has inked global music licensing deal with homegrown short-format app Chingari. As part of the deal, the entire catalogue of the music label will be made available on Chingari, allowing users to create innovative content using the robust music library of over 130K songs in diverse Indian languages

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iWorld | OTT

Disney+ Hotstar launches LEAP program for agencies  
Disney+ Hotstar has announced the launch of LEAP - An educational program for agency planners on advertising solutions and online video marketing on Disney+ Hotstar. Through this program, agencies will gain in-depth knowledge and expertise in planning and executing strategic digital campaigns. The first session of LEAP goes live on 25 November with team Dentsu India.

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Press Releases
» Zee 24 Taas to host 'Udaan - Dare to Dream'
» iTV Network launches NewsX Kannada news portal
» List of documents to carry when riding a bike
» News18 India launches special campaign 'Saans Lene Do'
More News From Indian Television
PubNation summit 2021: Tracking the next big surge
The last 18 months saw the publishing industry adapting to several new trends, leading the way to new business models and use of the latest technology. Data became the new currency, and aggressive efforts were made to mine this data to gauge the audience behaviour that also went through a constant change during this unprecedented time........ Read More...
HITS combines flexibility of DTH and reliability of cable: NXT Digital CEO Vynsley Fernandes
Headend-in-the-sky (HITS) combined the flexibility and quality of direct-to-home (DTH) services and the reliability and pricing of cable television, said NXT Digital managing director and chief executive officer Vynsley Fernandes on Wednesday. NXT Digital is the only HITS operator in India and Fernandes is bullish on the prospects of video and broadband aggregation using HITS technology...... Read More...
Prime Video's Gaurav Gandhi, Disney+ Hotstar's Sunil Rayan on growing SVOD in India
After the windfall of 2020, the streaming industry saw consumers' on-demand content consumption patterns getting more and more well-entrenched and diversified in 2021. As exaggerated trends rationalised, players in the OTT.......... Read More...
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