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    'Tandav backlash to be end of India's creative dream'

    On Thursday, a team of the Uttar Pradesh police reached the residence of Ali Abbas Zafar, director of the political web series ‘Tandav’ that was recently released on Amazon Prime Video, to serve him a notice to appear before the investigation officer in Lucknow on January 27.

    Originals on OTT platforms witness 133% jump in engagement: Mi India report

    The study evaluates the consumption patterns of over 5 million consumers across 25+ content partners to show that the originals and web series segment witnessed a record 133% jump in engagement.

    Sunil Doshi, Rainshine Entertainment join hands to start Manzar Studios

    With the launch, the studio has acquired remake rights of high-concept IPs like ‘At the End of the Tunnel’ and ‘4X4’. Manzar Studio’s focus will be to trans-create and adapt these contemporary stories for India as feature films, series/shows, animated content, etc.

    Up to 2,000 sporting events could be remotely produced in the near future: Tata Communications

    Tata Communications cited a report that said that on an average, people signed up with at least three new OTT platforms during lockdown. Netflix alone had 16 million new subscribers during the lockdown.

    Zee5 taps former Netflix executive Nimisha Pandey to head Hindi Originals

    Pandey, who assumed the officer on Monday, will report to Punit Misra, President - Content and International Markets, ZEE. Prior to Zee5, Pandey was associated with Netflix as the Director for International Originals.

    Online gaming industry seeks self-regulatory body for governing sector

    "The online skill gaming industry has tremendous potential to provide a healthy, responsible form of entertainment. Given the significant overlap between fantasy sports and other games of skill, we believe that Niti Aayog's draft paper should include the broader skill gaming industry,” Bhavin Pandya, Co-founder and CEO, Games24x7 said.

    India among fastest growing markets; will continue to invest in local content, expanding reach: Amazon Prime Video

    APV, which has recently partnered with Airtel to bring a mobile-only plan (a global first) for Indian users, competes with platforms like Netflix, Disney+Hotstar, Zee5 and others in the country.

    James Murdoch, Uday Shankar team up for new venture

    James Murdoch and Uday Shankar had worked together building Star India, prior to its sale as part of the merger of 21st Century Fox and The Walt Disney Company.

    Covid Effect: Artistes don the teaching hat

    Performance artistes hemmed in by the social distancing norms that severely crimped public festivals and live performances, are now going online to teach others.

    Eros STX appoints Rajitta Hemwaani as business head of music

    Hemwaani previously worked at 9X Media, where she was the senior vice president and chief content officer for the last 4 years. She has also worked at companies like Universal Music Group, Star TV Network, The Times of India Group, Tips Films and Reliance Entertainment.

    Tamil Nadu allows cinema theatres to run with 100% capacity

    Tamil Nadu allows cinema theatres to run with 100% capacity

    In a major relief to the cinema exhibition sector, the Tamil Nadu government on Monday lifted the 50% cap on occupancy, which was in place since November last year, when the state first allowed the theatres to resume operations.

    IPAB allows IPRS to collect royalties from FM Radio Stations for its members

    IPAB allows IPRS to collect royalties from FM Radio Stations for its members

    The tribunal, headed by chairman Justice Manmohan Singh and technical members N Surya Senthil and SP Chockalingam, pronounced the judgement on December 31st, last year.

    Short films create big impression amid pandemic blues

    Short films create big impression amid pandemic blues

    Even as economic activity stalled, social distancing meant no group engagements – no dining out, no travel and no movies. In India, according to trade analysts, the film industry lost at least ₹8,000 crore in revenue in 2020 due to lockdown restrictions.

    Bollywood pins hope on 2021 as films big and small await theatrical release

    Bollywood pins hope on 2021 as films big and small await theatrical release

    ​​Big-budget movies that could not releases in the year gone by plan to make their way to theatres in 2021 where they will have to fight for space with the new films of the year.

    When the silver screen went dark: Bollywood counts its losses in year of pandemic

    When the silver screen went dark: Bollywood counts its losses in year of pandemic

    On a yearly basis, total Hindi films earnings would have been about Rs 3,000 crore but they stand at Rs 500-600 crore only. So bollywood have lost out on making at least Rs 1,700-2,000 crore.

    Music record label Tips Industries, Facebook ink global licensing deal

    Music record label Tips Industries, Facebook ink global licensing deal

    Tips Industries chairman and managing director Kumar Taurani said the deal with Facebook will allow millions of Facebook and Instagram users across the world to add Tips' music to their stories and videos.

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