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26 Jan 2022 Volume 70 Issue No:78

Television | TV Channles

News channels data blackout could devalue TV ratings as a currency  
The news genre relies more heavily on TV ratings than others, argued industry stakeholders during a virtual webinar organised by on Tuesday, highlighting that a major part of their revenues comes from advertising and discontinuation of TV ratings has impacted their ability to customise content, distribution and negotiate fair rates with advertisers.  
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DTH | DTH Operator

Tata Sky rebrands to Tata Play to reflect its expanded business interests  
DTH and pay TV platform Tata Sky has announced a new name and identity – Tata Play as it expands its business interests beyond direct-to-home services. The company's services include a 100 per cent fiber network that has been renamed to Tata Play Fiber. Its aggregator app Tata Play Binge offers content from 13 OTT platforms through various bundled offerings.  
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Television | TV Channles

TV ad volume soars in 2021, Oct-Dec records highest quarterly growth since 2019: Barc India  
The television ad volume recorded significant growth in 2021, beating the previous year's performance, according to the latest data released by the Broadcast Audience Research Council (Barc). The total ad volume in October-December 2021 was in fact recorded to be the highest during a quarter since 2019, as per the data.  
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Television | TV Channles

Zee Group expands across South India; launches four regional news channels  
Expanding its footprint across South India, Zee Group on Tuesday announced the launch of four digital news channels - Zee Tamil News, Zee Kannada News, Zee Malayalam News and Zee Telugu News to cater to the tech-savvy young viewers in the southern market.  
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Television | TV Channles

Avik Chatterjee appointed as director-emerging sports at Star Sports  
Disney Star India has appointed Avik Chatterjee as director-emerging sports at Star Sports, according to his LinkedIn profile. "I'm happy to share that I'm starting a new innings in my career as director - marketing at Star Sports (The Walt Disney Company)!" Chatterjee said in a LinkedIn post.  
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iWorld | OTT

AT&T rolls out fastest consumer broadband at 2-gig, 5-gig speeds  
Telecommunication giant AT&T has rolled out the fastest consumer broadband services at new multi-gig speeds of 2-gig and 5-gig for its fiber customers across parts of the network's footprint.  
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Press Releases
» News18 India to telecast 'Mahapoll' ahead of assembly elections
» News18 Rajasthan & MP/CG launch 'Vaccine Kavach Ko Na Nahi' campaign
» Zee Ganga set to bring latest season of 'Memsaab No 1'
» India Ahead consolidates youth connect starting with poll-bound Uttar Pradesh
More News From Indian Television
Trai directs DPOs to comply with provisions of interconnection regulations
The Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (Trai) has directed all distribution platform operators (DPOs) to ensure compliance with the provisions of the interconnection regulations pertaining to the listing and display of TV channels on the electronic programme guide (EPG)......... Read More...
Netflix launches 'Take Ten' initiative to support emerging filmmakers
Netflix on Monday announced the launch of 'Take Ten,' a short film workshop and competition, that aims to discover and support emerging filmmakers from diverse backgrounds in India....... Read More...
PVR Q3 results: Revenue surges 5.3x QoQ, 36% below pre-Covid levels
Multiplex chain PVR has reported a revenue surge of 5.3 times QoQ and approximately nine times YoY to Rs 5.9 billion in the third quarter ending 31 December 2021. ........ Read More...
More Indian Stories From Elsewhere
»   Saurabh Varma and Utpal Acharya launch 'Content Engineers' a new age film and digital studio
»   EU reimposes $89 mln antitrust fine against Telefonica, Portugal Telecom
    Source: ETTelecom
»   Tata Sky is now Tata Play, firm drops brand name after 18-year-run
»   Uday Shankar, James Murdoch plan to pick up nearly 40% in Viacom18, Reliance to retain majority stake
    Source: ET
»   STL wins INR ~170 crore deal for building a Unified Network Management System for PGCIL
    Source: TOI
»   Made the retirement announcement too soon, says Sania Mirza
    Source: India Tv News
»   Zuckerberg Claims Meta's AI Supercomputer Will Be World's Fastest In 2022
    Source: India Times
»   ISRO chief calls on Jitendra Singh, discusses Gaganyaan programme
»   Telcos seek spectrum allocation via auction only, satellite players oppose
    Source: BS
»   Why 'Yellowstone' is streaming on Peacock and airing on Paramount Network
    Source: Business Insider
»   Airtel's preferential issue likely to get strategic investor onboard
    Source: Livemint
»   YouTube's CEO Says the Company Will Explore NFT Features for Video Creators
    Source: Bloomberg Quint
»   DPIFF CEO Abhishek Mishra made an Official announcement at Press Conference
    Source: DC
»   IHS buys 2,115 telecom towers in Brazil for $315 mn
    Source: Telecomlead
»   Does the Modi Government Have an Endgame for the Vodafone-Idea Headache?
    Source: The Wire
More International Stories From Elsewhere
»   Oatly ads banned by UK watchdog over 'misleading' green claims
»   Adam Boulton: Sky News faces 'existential' crisis as TV habits change Third Mexican journalist killed this year as press corps faces murder crisis
    Source: The Guardian
»   YouTube Head of Gaming Ryan Wyatt Is Exiting to Join Crypto Firm Polygon
»   Daniel Mac, Star of Viral 'What Do You Do for a Living?' TikTok Series, Signs With CAA
    Source: Variety
»   Maybe creator funds are bad
»   If the $40B Nvidia-Arm deal is dead, what does it mean to big tech M&A?
    Source: Techcrunch
»   NBCU Returning to Radio City For 2022 Upfront Presentation
»   Five Stations Launch NextGen Broadcasts in Green Bay
    Source: Broadcasting Cable
»   Verizon loses another 69,000 video subscribers in Q4
»   CBS News expands and rebrands streaming service
    Source: Fiercevideo
»   FCC, Transportation Stakeholders Square Off in Court Over 5.9 GHz Spectrum
»   Altice USA Promotes Keith Bowen to President, Altice News & Advertising
    Source: Multichannel News
»   Amazon extends growth trajectory as Netflix stalls
»   Discovery+ to launch in summer via Sky Deutschland
    Source: Broadband Tv News
»   NextGen TV Comes to Green Bay
»   CableLabs Spotlights 10G Tech Advances Designed to Boost Broadband Speeds by 100X
    Source: TV Technology
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