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The Editors Guild of India releases a statement urging Republic TV to act responsibly and Mumbai Police to not victimize journalists
media22 Oct 2020, 15:43

Hansa Research files a suit against Republic TV for using its report without consent
Hansa Research files a suit against Republic TV for using its report without consent
Hansa Research agency claims that Republic TV did not check with it about the veracity of the document used under its name. The agency sent a notice to Republi...
media22 Oct 2020, 13:21

India’s E&M industry expected to grow at a CAGR of 10.1% to reach US$55 billion by 2024: PwC India Report
India’s E&M industry expected to grow at a CAGR of 10.1% to reach US$55 billion by 2024: PwC India Report
As per the report, OTT sector will directly benefit from the closure of cinemas, as some film studios choose to fast-track new releases to home video platforms...
media22 Oct 2020, 08:00

ZEE Entertainment restructures organisation; ropes in Rahul Johari as President - Business, South Asia
ZEE Entertainment restructures organisation; ropes in Rahul Johari as President - Business, South Asia
Rahul Johri has been appointed as President – Business, South Asia and will be responsible for leading the integrated Revenue and Monetization team. Rahul was ...
media21 Oct 2020, 09:30

Durga Puja and Navratri is finally here, but are advertisers excited?
Durga Puja and Navratri is finally here, but are advertisers excited?
While Durga Puja/Navratri is here, this year, the festivites are subdued. Brands are therefore excercising caution in where and how much they spend in the next...
media20 Oct 2020, 10:56

The rise and rise of radio
The rise and rise of radio
The last few months have reaffirmed the power and impact of radio. Abraham Thomas, Chief Executive Officer, Reliance Broadcast Network Limited writes how radio...
media15 Oct 2020, 14:30

Oppo India becomes the top advertiser during IPL season 13: Report
Oppo India becomes the top advertiser during IPL season 13: Report
As per TAM's Sports report titled, ‘Commercial Advertising in IPL Season 13’, Oppo India is the largest advertiser on IPL with 5% ad volume. Dream11 has emerge...
media15 Oct 2020, 12:41

BARC to stop publishing weekly individual ratings for all news channels
BARC to stop publishing weekly individual ratings for all news channels
BARC board's tech committee will be reviewing and augmenting the current standards of measuring and reporting the data of niche genres. This exercise is expect...
media12 Oct 2020, 10:51

IPL team sponsorship crosses ₹500 crore mark this year: GroupM’s ESP Properties
IPL team sponsorship crosses ₹500 crore mark this year: GroupM’s ESP Properties
IPL finally made its comeback a little later than the usual schedule, causing a storm within the sponsors, fans and players. Even though the pandemic has seen ...
media9 Oct 2020, 10:52

As Sony Pictures Networks India completes 25 years, NP Singh writes a letter celebrating its journey so far
As Sony Pictures Networks India completes 25 years, NP Singh writes a letter celebrating its journey so far
Sony Entertainment Television was launched on October 8, 1995. From one channel, they have became a 24-channel network with a digital OTT service SonyLIV, a fi...
media8 Oct 2020, 10:24

Uday Shankar to step down as President, Walt Disney Company (APAC), Star & Disney India
Uday Shankar to step down as President, Walt Disney Company (APAC), Star & Disney India
Uday Shankar will step down from his position of President, The Walt Disney Company APAC and chairman, Star & Disney India, effective as of December 31, 2020. ...
media1 Oct 2020, 17:23

It is a six! Dream11 IPL 2020 week 1 surpasses all its previous viewership records
It is a six! Dream11 IPL 2020 week 1 surpasses all its previous viewership records
269 million viewers watched IPL in its opening week. It garnered 60.6 billion viewing minutes across 7 matches and 25 channels.Indian Premier League 2020 has s...
media1 Oct 2020, 13:08

Over 80 million users used Cricbuzz in the first 10 days of this IPL season
Over 80 million users used Cricbuzz in the first 10 days of this IPL season
This year's IPL came as a respite to eager fans who have had to await a long absence of cricket. As a result, Cricbuzz has also saw a significant jump in users...
media30 Sep 2020, 13:26

Digital advertising spends set to overtake TV spends by FY21: KPMG Report
Digital advertising spends set to overtake TV spends by FY21: KPMG Report
The 12th edition of KPMG's report on the Media & Entertainment sector examines the performance of the industry during a particularly challenging period. The re...
media25 Sep 2020, 14:15

E-commerce sales for mobile phones that are above 15,000 have doubled up: Report
E-commerce sales for mobile phones that are above 15,000 have doubled up: Report
48% of e-commerce sales came from mobiles and accessories during December’19 to August ‘20. Sales of mobile phones above 15,000 has doubled during the unlock p...
media25 Sep 2020, 13:18

A new player in the game: How 5 developments in the gaming industry influence marketing
A new player in the game: How 5 developments in the gaming industry influence marketing
The gaming industry has been very responsive to the shifting consumers needs which has led to a widening of its consumer base. Gaming is no longer just for kid...
media25 Sep 2020, 10:52

Has working remotely led to a dearth of good IPL ads this year?
Has working remotely led to a dearth of good IPL ads this year?
As the industry copes with the after-effects of the lockdown, which had paralyzed the logistics and production involved in making ad films, communication aroun...
media24 Sep 2020, 10:00

How Spotify is ensuring brands can make the most of its advertising offerings
How Spotify is ensuring brands can make the most of its advertising offerings
Audio has undoubtedly played a critical role in the journey of so many brands over the years. While it had lost a bit of its relevance with the advent of telev...
media22 Sep 2020, 18:38

IPL shatters its previous viewership records on its opening match as 200 million people tune in to watch Dream11 IPL 2020
IPL shatters its previous viewership records on its opening match as 200 million people tune in to watch Dream11 IPL 2020
Jay Shah, BCCI Secretary took to Twitter to share the numbers. He wrote, “Highest ever opening day viewership for any sporting league in any country- no league...
media21 Sep 2020, 14:05

hoichoi adds 13 million cumulative subscribers in 3 years with 40% of its direct revenue coming from International users
hoichoi adds 13 million cumulative subscribers in 3 years with 40% of its direct revenue coming from International users
hoichoi Reveals 2x growth in revenue in the past year and looks to continue to do so in coming years. Will soon revamp its Mobile & TV apps and website - unvei...
media17 Sep 2020, 16:57

Royal Challengers Bangalore to pay tribute to COVID Heroes during Dream11 IPL
Royal Challengers Bangalore to pay tribute to COVID Heroes during Dream11 IPL
RCB team will be spotted wearing #MyCovidHeroes Tribute Jersey through the season. Tribute Jerseys to be auctioned to support Give India Foundation.We are livi...
media16 Sep 2020, 12:36

How the digital revolution is leading the path to revival of the television industry
How the digital revolution is leading the path to revival of the television industry
As online video streaming services are spreading like wildfire and becoming an important part of people's lives, the television industry is also witnessing a d...
media16 Sep 2020, 10:00

Brick & mortar won’t lose its importance; it’ll need to be ‘reimagined’ to meet a new demands, desires and expectations: Beth Ann Kaminkow, Global CEO, Geometry
Brick & mortar won’t lose its importance; it’ll need to be ‘reimagined’ to meet a new demands, desires and expectations: Beth Ann Kaminkow, Global CEO, Geometry
The retail world is expected to see an overhaul in a post-Covid world and retailers will need to embrace technology to meet dynamically evolving consumer needs...
media15 Sep 2020, 13:43

Disney+ Hotstar on-boards 11 other key sponsors and announces its advertisers for Dream11 IPL
Disney+ Hotstar on-boards 11 other key sponsors and announces its advertisers for Dream11 IPL
Scheduled to begin on September 19, the Dream11 IPL has on-boarded 11 key sponsors. Disney+ Hotstar also announced its list of key advertisers. Disney+ Hotstar...
media14 Sep 2020, 16:54

Zee Entertainment Enterprises Limited launches Marathi Music Channel Zee Vajwa
Zee Entertainment Enterprises Limited launches Marathi Music Channel Zee Vajwa
ZEEL has launched a new Music Channel called Zee Vajwa. Zee Vajwa, Kshann Gaajwa is its tagline.Zee Entertainment Enterprises Limited (ZEEL) has announced its ...
media9 Sep 2020, 10:00

Why this is a good time for advertisers to start spending on OOH
Why this is a good time for advertisers to start spending on OOH
The Out-of-home industry has been severely impacted by the pandemic with the months of April, May and June seeing almost zero business. However, with the count...
media4 Sep 2020, 16:46

Star Sports has sold out 75% of its inventory for Dream11 IPL 2020
Star Sports has sold out 75% of its inventory for Dream11 IPL 2020
Dream11 , Phone Pe, Amazon , Byju’s are the co-presenting sponsors, Polycab, USL, Coca Cola, ITC, Mondelez, Kamla Pasand, Rummy Circle, AMFI and P&G its associ...
media22 Oct 2020, 15:43

Hansa Research files a suit against Republic TV for using its report without consent
Hansa Research files a suit against Republic TV for using its report without consent
Hansa Research agency claims that Republic TV did not check with it about the veracity of the document used under its name. The agency sent a notice to Republic TV before filing the suit. Hansa Resea...
media21 Oct 2020, 09:30

Durga Puja and Navratri is finally here, but are advertisers excited?
Durga Puja and Navratri is finally here, but are advertisers excited?
While Durga Puja/Navratri is here, this year, the festivites are subdued. Brands are therefore excercising caution in where and how much they spend in the next few days. However, things are gradually...
media15 Oct 2020, 12:41

BARC to stop publishing weekly individual ratings for all news channels
BARC to stop publishing weekly individual ratings for all news channels
BARC board's tech committee will be reviewing and augmenting the current standards of measuring and reporting the data of niche genres. This exercise is expected to take around 8-12 weeks including v...
media8 Oct 2020, 10:24

Uday Shankar to step down as President, Walt Disney Company (APAC), Star & Disney India
Uday Shankar to step down as President, Walt Disney Company (APAC), Star & Disney India
Uday Shankar will step down from his position of President, The Walt Disney Company APAC and chairman, Star & Disney India, effective as of December 31, 2020. The announcement was made by Rebecca Cam...
media30 Sep 2020, 13:26

Digital advertising spends set to overtake TV spends by FY21: KPMG Report
Digital advertising spends set to overtake TV spends by FY21: KPMG Report
The 12th edition of KPMG's report on the Media & Entertainment sector examines the performance of the industry during a particularly challenging period. The report reveals that digital advertising sp...
media25 Sep 2020, 10:52

Has working remotely led to a dearth of good IPL ads this year?
Has working remotely led to a dearth of good IPL ads this year?
As the industry copes with the after-effects of the lockdown, which had paralyzed the logistics and production involved in making ad films, communication around IPL has not been very impressive this ...
media21 Sep 2020, 14:05

hoichoi adds 13 million cumulative subscribers in 3 years with 40% of its direct revenue coming from International users
hoichoi adds 13 million cumulative subscribers in 3 years with 40% of its direct revenue coming from International users
hoichoi Reveals 2x growth in revenue in the past year and looks to continue to do so in coming years. Will soon revamp its Mobile & TV apps and website - unveils a sneak peek of the new user interfac...
media16 Sep 2020, 10:00

Brick & mortar won’t lose its importance; it’ll need to be ‘reimagined’ to meet a new demands, desires and expectations: Beth Ann Kaminkow, Global CEO, Geometry
Brick & mortar won’t lose its importance; it’ll need to be ‘reimagined’ to meet a new demands, desires and expectations: Beth Ann Kaminkow, Global CEO, Geometry
The retail world is expected to see an overhaul in a post-Covid world and retailers will need to embrace technology to meet dynamically evolving consumer needs and expectations. Beth Ann Kaminkow, th...
media15 Sep 2020, 13:43

Disney+ Hotstar on-boards 11 other key sponsors and announces its advertisers for Dream11 IPL
Disney+ Hotstar on-boards 11 other key sponsors and announces its advertisers for Dream11 IPL
Scheduled to begin on September 19, the Dream11 IPL has on-boarded 11 key sponsors. Disney+ Hotstar also announced its list of key advertisers. Disney+ Hotstar today announced Dream11 as the co-prese...
media22 Oct 2020, 13:21

India’s E&M industry expected to grow at a CAGR of 10.1% to reach US$55 billion by 2024: PwC India Report
India’s E&M industry expected to grow at a CAGR of 10.1% to reach US$55 billion by 2024: PwC India Report
As per the report, OTT sector will directly benefit from the closure of cinemas, as some film studios choose to fast-track new releases to home video platforms. OTT video in India is expected to see the largest gain and reach 5.2% by 2024,...
media22 Oct 2020, 08:00

ZEE Entertainment restructures organisation; ropes in Rahul Johari as President - Business, South Asia
ZEE Entertainment restructures organisation; ropes in Rahul Johari as President - Business, South Asia
Rahul Johri has been appointed as President – Business, South Asia and will be responsible for leading the integrated Revenue and Monetization team. Rahul was associated with the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) as its first CE...
media20 Oct 2020, 10:56

The rise and rise of radio
The rise and rise of radio
The last few months have reaffirmed the power and impact of radio. Abraham Thomas, Chief Executive Officer, Reliance Broadcast Network Limited writes how radio has reinvented itself, acclimating to the demands of listeners whilst extending the boundaries of content ...
media15 Oct 2020, 14:30

Oppo India becomes the top advertiser during IPL season 13: Report
Oppo India becomes the top advertiser during IPL season 13: Report
As per TAM's Sports report titled, ‘Commercial Advertising in IPL Season 13’, Oppo India is the largest advertiser on IPL with 5% ad volume. Dream11 has emerged as the top brand, which moved up by 5 positions to achieve 1st place in advertising than last year. After...
media12 Oct 2020, 10:51

IPL team sponsorship crosses ₹500 crore mark this year: GroupM’s ESP Properties
IPL team sponsorship crosses ₹500 crore mark this year: GroupM’s ESP Properties
IPL finally made its comeback a little later than the usual schedule, causing a storm within the sponsors, fans and players. Even though the pandemic has seen a direct impact on the sports sponsorship market, IPL continues to carve a niche...
media9 Oct 2020, 10:52

As Sony Pictures Networks India completes 25 years, NP Singh writes a letter celebrating its journey so far
As Sony Pictures Networks India completes 25 years, NP Singh writes a letter celebrating its journey so far
Sony Entertainment Television was launched on October 8, 1995. From one channel, they have became a 24-channel network with a digital OTT service SonyLIV, a film production arm, SPN Productions, and a content creation studio, Studio NEXT. ...
media1 Oct 2020, 17:23

It is a six! Dream11 IPL 2020 week 1 surpasses all its previous viewership records
It is a six! Dream11 IPL 2020 week 1 surpasses all its previous viewership records
269 million viewers watched IPL in its opening week. It garnered 60.6 billion viewing minutes across 7 matches and 25 channels.Indian Premier League 2020 has surpassed all its previous viewership and ad volume records this year. In the ope...
media1 Oct 2020, 13:08

Over 80 million users used Cricbuzz in the first 10 days of this IPL season
Over 80 million users used Cricbuzz in the first 10 days of this IPL season
This year's IPL came as a respite to eager fans who have had to await a long absence of cricket. As a result, Cricbuzz has also saw a significant jump in users and traffic.IPL 2020, one of the most awaited events finally started on 19th Se...
media25 Sep 2020, 14:15

E-commerce sales for mobile phones that are above 15,000 have doubled up: Report
E-commerce sales for mobile phones that are above 15,000 have doubled up: Report
48% of e-commerce sales came from mobiles and accessories during December’19 to August ‘20. Sales of mobile phones above 15,000 has doubled during the unlock period. With the ease of lockdown and Freedom Day Sales, e-commerce sales for mob...
media25 Sep 2020, 13:18

A new player in the game: How 5 developments in the gaming industry influence marketing
A new player in the game: How 5 developments in the gaming industry influence marketing
The gaming industry has been very responsive to the shifting consumers needs which has led to a widening of its consumer base. Gaming is no longer just for kids, and this presents a huge opportunity for marketers. Sandeep Balani, Head of I...
media24 Sep 2020, 10:00

How Spotify is ensuring brands can make the most of its advertising offerings
How Spotify is ensuring brands can make the most of its advertising offerings
Audio has undoubtedly played a critical role in the journey of so many brands over the years. While it had lost a bit of its relevance with the advent of television, the increasing popularity of music and audio streaming apps are opening u...
media22 Sep 2020, 18:38

IPL shatters its previous viewership records on its opening match as 200 million people tune in to watch Dream11 IPL 2020
IPL shatters its previous viewership records on its opening match as 200 million people tune in to watch Dream11 IPL 2020
Jay Shah, BCCI Secretary took to Twitter to share the numbers. He wrote, “Highest ever opening day viewership for any sporting league in any country- no league has ever opened as big as this.”Dream11 Indian Premier League 2020 created hist...
media17 Sep 2020, 16:57

Royal Challengers Bangalore to pay tribute to COVID Heroes during Dream11 IPL
Royal Challengers Bangalore to pay tribute to COVID Heroes during Dream11 IPL
RCB team will be spotted wearing #MyCovidHeroes Tribute Jersey through the season. Tribute Jerseys to be auctioned to support Give India Foundation.We are living in a new normal and the idea of Heroes in the field has got redefined in the ...
media16 Sep 2020, 12:36

How the digital revolution is leading the path to revival of the television industry
How the digital revolution is leading the path to revival of the television industry
As online video streaming services are spreading like wildfire and becoming an important part of people's lives, the television industry is also witnessing a digital revolution. Although the viewing habits are on the cusp of a change, it w...
media14 Sep 2020, 16:54

Zee Entertainment Enterprises Limited launches Marathi Music Channel Zee Vajwa
Zee Entertainment Enterprises Limited launches Marathi Music Channel Zee Vajwa
ZEEL has launched a new Music Channel called Zee Vajwa. Zee Vajwa, Kshann Gaajwa is its tagline.Zee Entertainment Enterprises Limited (ZEEL) has announced its entry into the regional music space with the launch of its Marathi music channel...
media9 Sep 2020, 10:00

Why this is a good time for advertisers to start spending on OOH
Why this is a good time for advertisers to start spending on OOH
The Out-of-home industry has been severely impacted by the pandemic with the months of April, May and June seeing almost zero business. However, with the country slowly opening up, things are starting to move and a lot of hope also rests on the festive season. We ta...
media4 Sep 2020, 16:46

Star Sports has sold out 75% of its inventory for Dream11 IPL 2020
Star Sports has sold out 75% of its inventory for Dream11 IPL 2020
Dream11 , Phone Pe, Amazon , Byju’s are the co-presenting sponsors, Polycab, USL, Coca Cola, ITC, Mondelez, Kamla Pasand, Rummy Circle, AMFI and P&G its associate sponsors. Both the number of advertisers and the amount of ad spends is higher than usual this year. Th...