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Some of the most funny moments at glitzy award ceremonies

It is time for faux pas, controversies and outrageous comments as the season for music and movie awards kicks off with the Golden Globes and the Oscar nominations.A look at some of the most memorable and funny moments at the glitzy award ceremonies.Taylor Swift was in the middle of her acceptance speech for Best Female Video during the 2009 MTV Video Music Awards when Kanye West jumped on stage. "Yo Taylor, I'm really happy for you, I'ma let you finish, but Beyoncé had one of the best videos of all time! One of the best videos of all time!" he declared.

Prime Video will double down on investment on content in India: Jeff Bezos

Ahead of Bezos’ visit, the Competition Commission of India (CCI) had launched a investigation into Amazon and its competitor FlipKart to look at allegations of deep discounting and discrimination against small sellers.

Viacom18, MTV Staying Alive Foundation collaborate to roll out MTV Nishedh

The initiative will focus on fostering healthier attitudes and behaviours and removing the stigma surrounding several health-related issues. At the heart of the campaign is a 13-episode series reflecting the trials and tribulations faced by many young people in India today, using themes of love, ambition, family and health to deliver inspirational story.

HC admits pleas of broadcasters, Trai gets a week to respond

Admitting petitions from (IBF) and top broadcasters, the two-judge bench of justice SC Dharmadhikari and justice RI Chagla, allowed Trai, to respond within a week. The court will hear the matter on January 22.

'Mukkabaaz' over Anurag Kashyap movie

The BJP has slammed filmmaker Anurag Kashyap for seeking grant for two of his movies from the Uttar Pradesh government but ET has found that it was the Yogi Adityanath government which approved the script of 'Mukkabaaz', making it eligible for a grant, and had earlier approved 'Saand Ki Aankh' for tax-free status.

Broadcasters show solidarity against TRAI

Top Indian broadcasters – Star & Disney India, Zee Entertainment Enterprises (ZEE), Sony Pictures Networks India (SPN), Viacom18, Discovery Communications, Turner International, ETV and TV Today Network –shared a stage on Friday showing solidarity against the Telecom Regulatory Authority of India’s latest amendments to broadcast sector tariff order.

New YouTube rules on kids’ content to hit creators’ revenue

YouTube rolled out new rules across the globe starting Monday, disabling personalised ads, comments, notification, live chat & other features on “made for kids” videos.

Karnataka moots mini digital screens to promote low-cost Kannada movies

The draft, notified by the home department, which regulates exhibition of cinema, proposes mini theatres or mini digital theatres with a seating capacity of 199 seats or below, over a floor area of at least 4,000 sq ft.

Indians watched more than 2,200 movies in theatres in 2019: Report

The Hollywood blockbuster "Avengers: Endgame", a superhero film with stars like Robert Downey Jr., Chris Evans, Mark Ruffalo, Chris Hemsworth, Scarlett Johansson, Jeremy Renner and Brie Larson, emerged as the number one choice among moviegoers in India. About 50 per cent of tickets sold for "Avengers: Endgame" were for Hindi, Tamil and Telugu. At the peak of bookings, the film saw 1400 tickets sold per minute on Paytm.

Broadcasters miffed with Trai’s amendments to tariff order

In the amended rules, announced after three-and-a-half months of consultation, the Trai has reduced the cap on MRP of TV channels that are part of a bouquet by 37% to Rs 12 from Rs 19. It has also brought back the analogue-era ‘twin conditions’, which limit broadcasters from offering more than 33% discounts on channel bouquets.

Facebook says Watch emerges as preferred platform for fans to connect with creators

Facebook says Watch emerges as preferred platform for fans to connect with creators

The social media giant said Facebook Watch has a wide range of shows to offer which appeal to a diverse Indian audience. The company added that users have virtually connected around videos through interactive features such as comments, shares, reactions, polls, Groups, messages and Watch Parties on Facebook Watch.

How Netflix changed the way we watch TV

How Netflix changed the way we watch TV

In the not-so-distant past, TV viewers were forced to wait a week for the next installment of their favorite shows, parceled out by networks in half-hour or hour-long increments. Fast forward to 2019, when media and tech companies are subverting that schedule and the majority of viewers using U.S. TV streaming services watch an average of four hours of content in one sitting, according to Deloitte. To understand how we got here, look at Netflix.

Lack of digital measurement is industry’s collective failure: DAN’s Ashish Bhasin

Lack of digital measurement is industry’s collective failure: DAN’s Ashish Bhasin

Bhasin, who is also the chairman of Dentsu Aegis Network India, was elevated to the APAC role in September this year. Measurement is one big area of his concern, Bhasin told ET. “It surprises me that for an industry where everybody is talking digital, we haven’t yet agreed on a common currency or metrics.”

Tamil Nadu cable operators switch off Zee channels over discounts

Tamil Nadu cable operators switch off Zee channels over discounts

As per multiple local cable operators (LCOs) in Tamil Nadu, Arasu Cable and SCN have switched off ZEE’s channels from their platform, while VK Digital has removed Zee Tamil from the base pack and changed its placement on its service. The issue, operators say, is related to dispute over discounts. The timing is crucial as ZEE is launching a Tamil movie channel, Zee Thirai, in the market.

Subscription box cos sending surprise boxes sprout up across India

Subscription box cos sending surprise boxes sprout up across India

GeekCrate is a company that ships out a very special dazzling box to geeks in India who love comics, television, movies, gaming and anime.

ZEE expands regional portfolio with 4 new TV channels

ZEE expands regional portfolio with 4 new TV channels

The four new channels include – Punjabi general entertainment channel Zee Punjabi and three movie channels - Zee Biskope (Bhojpuri), Zee Thirai (Tamil) and Zee Picchar (Kannada). The company said that while the company has a reach of over 800 million people across India, almost 650 million is through non-Hindi offerings.

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