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3 March 2021 Volume 70 Issue No:06

Television | TV Channels

As broadcast industry recovers, why is the English genre lagging behind?  
There's no denying that 2020 was a rocky year for broadcasters, as the Covid2019 pandemic shut down filming, fresh programming grew scarce and ad revenues slowed to a trickle. Now, as the industry is on the course to recovery, it has emerged that one single TV genre fared worse than the others.  
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Television | TV Channels

News genre witnessed 27 per cent rise in viewership in 2020: BARC  
In the year of the Coronavirus, there were several other events and developments that made news across the 52 weeks of 2020. Once families were locked-in within their homes, news channels became a window to the anxious world outside for a majority of the Indian citizenry.  
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Television | TV Channels

TRP scam: Bombay HC grants bail to Partho Dasgupta  
After spending well over two long months in police custody, former CEO of the Broadcast Audience Research Council (BARC) Partho Dasgupta has finally been granted bail by the Bombay high court, the Bar and Bench reported.  
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iWorld | Broadband

Elon Musk's internet service Starlink all set for India foray  
Tech mogul Elon Musk's satellite-based internet service Starlink is coming to India and pre-bookings are already open. Starlink is now available for a price of $99, or roughly Rs 7,200. Any user can go and check the availability of the services in their area through Starlink's website. The company has clarified that this amount is refundable.  
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iWorld | OTT

Amazon Prime Video apologises unconditionally for Tandav  
Amid the blazing row over its recent show Tandav, Amazon Prime Video has apologised "unconditionally" to viewers whose sentiments were hurt by certain scenes. Additionally, the objectionable scenes were either removed or edited, the company stated.  
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Cable TV | LCO

MIB grants registration to 6 MSOs in Jan-Feb, 100 MSOs in 2020  
The ministry of information and broadcasting (MIB) has granted registration to six new multi-system operators (MSOs) in the first two months of 2021, and 100 MSOs overall in 2020.  
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Television | TV Channels

Rajya Sabha TV & Lok Sabha TV merged into Sansad TV  
Lok Sabha TV and Rajya Sabha TV have been merged into one channel called Sansad TV. With the merger, Rajya Sabha TV CEO Manoj Kumar Pandey's role has been terminated. Retired IAS officer Ravi Capoor has been appointed as the chief executive officer of the channel with immediate effect.  
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More News From Indian Television
Our fiction & non-fiction shows will hold the fort against IPL: Colors' Manisha Sharma
A handful of people confined together in a building for days on end, with little to no contact with the outside world. Call it lockdown or the premise of Colors' marquee property Bigg Boss, whose season 14 dropped in October 2020................................. Read More...
Meesho calls on women entrepreneurs to take the social commerce dip
Social commerce platform Meesho has launched a new TVC to create awareness about the wide range of products available on the platform for micro-entrepreneurs to choose from, share with their customers and make earnings towards their small-scale businesses........................................... Read More...
Getting a kick out of sneakers
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More Indian Stories From Elsewhere
»   Facebook Oversight Board changes timeline rules for action on case appeals
»   Twitter tackles COVID-19 vaccine misinformation with labels, strike policy
    Source: ETTelecom
»   IBM releases Cloud Satellite for any environment
»   ITU-APT Foundation India asks DoT to free 60 Ghz band, partly licence 70 Ghz band
    Source: ET
»   Hong Kong Activists return to court, continue arraignment on subversion charges
»   TRP scam: Bombay high court grants bail to former BARC CEO Partho Dasgupta

Source: HT

»   Overstepping, says I&B ministry after Manipur DM books journalist under new social media guidelines
    Source: India Today
»   Entertainment Society of Goa (ESG) reopens refurbished ESG Multiplex to public
    Source: India Tv News
»   Elon Musk's Starlink Satellite Internet Service Coming To India, Here's How To Pre-order
    Source: Republic World
»   Amazon Prime Video apologizes over 'Tandav' row
    Source: Livemint
»   Half of telecom spectrum sold goes to Reliance Jio at Rs 57,122 crore
    Source: BS
    Source: The Times Hub
»   Mike Pearl, former ESPN production executive, dies at 77
    Source: ESPN
»   Jio partners with Firework to offer video stories feature on Jio KaiOS
    Source: CNBCTV18
»   TDSAT dismisses petition seeking Rs 90 lakh from Zee Entertainment as outstanding licence fee
    Source: India Legal Live
More International Stories From Elsewhere
»   BBC Three to return as broadcast channel next year
»   Meghan granted £450k interim payment in Mail on Sunday privacy case
    Source: The Guardian
»   Jake Gyllenhaal Has Always Been a Theater Kid
    Source: Variety
»   Sequoia Capital India's Surge invests $2M in sales engagement platform Outplay
»   Proptech startup States Title, now Doma, going public via SPAC in $3B deal
    Source: Techcrunch
»   Vizio Aims for Some of That Roku-like Magic with IPO
»   Syndication Ratings: 'Live,' 'Phil' Tie for Talk Lead
    Source: Next Tv
»   FuboTV adds over 92,000 subscribers in Q4
»   Sony PlayStation moves further away from video
    Source: Fierce Video
»   Virginia Governor Ralph Northam Signs Privacy Law
»   Comcast: Streaming Accounted for 71% of Downstream Traffic Last Year
    Source: Multichannel News
»   Virgin TV 360 available to all subscribers
»   ANGA COM goes online for 2021
    Source: Broadband Tv News
»   NEP Buys VISTA Worldlink to Boost Centralized Production Capabilities
»   VUit Taps Dunaway as VP of Affiliate Relations, Content Development
    Source: Tv Technology
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