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TV to shun reality show crowds, isolate units for shoots

NEW DELHI, May 1 -- The suspension of all production indefinitely since mid-March with no fresh content amid the coronavirus-led lockdown has thrown Indian television industry into a state of uncertai... Read More


Comedian Vir Das plans to up his digital comedy content game

NEW DELHI, May 1 -- Actor and stand-up comic Vir Das is looking at scaling up digital comedy content through video and podcast productions for his company, Weirdass Comedy. Close on the heels of Netfl... Read More


Veteran actor Rishi Kapoor no more

NEW DELHI, April 30 -- Veteran Hindi film actor Rishi Kapoor breathed his last at the HN Reliance Hospital in Mumbai on Thursday. The 67-year-old had battled cancer for more than a year and was admitt... Read More


TV viewership loses steam as India gets used to lockdown

New Delhi, April 30 -- Television viewing lost some steam in the sixth week of the covid-19 disruption with viewership showing only a 31% rise compared to the pre-covid period. The viewership rose 40%... Read More


Television viewership cools to 31% in week six of lockdown

New Delhi, April 30 -- Television viewing lost some steam in the sixth week of the covid-19 disruption with viewership showing only a 31% rise compared to the pre-covid period. The viewership rose 40%... Read More


Video streaming services amp up dubbing, localization amid covid-19

NEW DELHI, April 29 -- Going to theatres may seem like a distant dream for most movie-goers in India now but video streaming services are leaving no stone unturned to make sure home entertainment matc... Read More


Irrfan Khan, actor extrordinaire, passes away at 54 battling cancer

New Delhi, April 29 -- Actor Irrfan Khan, diagnosed with a rare form of cancer in 2018, passed away at the Kokilaben Dhirubhai Ambani Hospital in Mumbai today. He was 54. In a career spanning almost ... Read More


'In-home entertainment will become popular after covid'

New Delhi, April 28 -- A sharp decline in advertising revenue during the covid-19 crisis is affecting broadcasting companies even as the nationwide lockdown boosts television viewership. In an intervi... Read More


Trai moots review of BARC structure, data collection methods

NEW DELHI, April 28 -- The Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (Trai) has suggested reviewing the structure and methodology of television ratings monitoring agency, Broadcast Audience Research Counc... Read More


Cinema owners panic as filmmakers eye OTT premieres

New Delhi, April 27 -- Opting for a digital release may seem like a smart choice for filmmakers in this time of a lockdown. However, film theatre owners, their integral business partners for long, are... Read More