Monday, 3 October, 2022

Topic: television

You thought OTT is king? Think again. Survey says 70% find ‘value for money’ in good old TV

Indian audiences prefer TV services' 'bouquet of channels', although there's room to enhance consumer welfare, says survey by think tank Broadband India Forum & NGO CUTS Internationals.

Not just Layer’r Shot—Indian brands are banking on ‘spit and run’ publicity

The low cost and high impact strategy is fast becoming the go-to for brands looking to establish themselves in a saturated market.

Young women to grandmothers, why everyone is watching ‘Anupama’, forget the hiccups

Anupama on StarPlus has become one of the highest-rated Hindi shows in recent times and has nearly 600 episodes.

EA’s FIFA wasn’t just a PC game. It gave birth to a generation of football fans in India

FIFA title represented a culture around football. Something beyond the 90-minute match, especially when you were thousands of miles away from the roaring arenas.

‘Nationalist’ snakes, progressive values: why Naagin 6, Anupamaa are dominating Hindi TV

Women still rule Hindi TV but their roles have drastically changed. Anupamaa and Naagin 6 might be poles apart, but it shows an interesting trend.

Shark Tank has a winning formula. And it’s taken over TV primetime from soap operas

Such has been the impact of the Shark Tank India that BoAt co-founder Aman Gupta’s “hum bhi bana lenge" has even made it to Zomato’s Twitter page.

Flop Show — Jaspal Bhatti’s 1989 satire spared no one, and the common Indian loved it

The satire in Jaspal Bhatti’s Flop Show, which made a comeback during the lockdown last year, remains relevant three decades later. And its comedy is still (largely) just as funny.

Thank god for Netflix and Vir Das. India’s craving comedy and satire, but TVs are a no-go

Clearly, producers and channels know something we don’t — that Indians don’t watch TV to be amused or elevated.

BPL, India’s former favourite TV brand is making a comeback. Thanks to Reliance

Launched in 1963, BPL had its peak in the '90s, when the company was selling more than a million TV sets in India a month.

Bigg Boss 13 winner, actor Sidharth Shukla dies of heart attack at 40

Shukla had starred in several television shows but became a household name with 'Balika Vadhu'. He had made his Bollywood debut in 2014 with 'Humpty Sharma Ki Dulhania'.

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Over 38% inmates in Indian jails are OBCs, 10% increase in a decade, study finds

Religious minorities, specifically Muslims and Sikhs, have been overrepresented among prison inmates for years now, but there have been some shifts in the last decade, NCRB data shows.
A man counts Indian currency notes inside a shop in Mumbai, India | Reuters/Francis Mascarenhas

RBI tells state refiners to reduce dollar buying in spot market, contain sharp fall in rupee

RBI has ensured that $9 billion has been made available at overseas branches of some Indian banks for the country's three state-run refiners to tap, according to sources.


Naval Group & IIT Goa signing agreement to extend partnership on 28 September | Twitter @navalgroup

France’s Naval Group, IIT Goa extend R&D deal for underwater surveillance, submarine imaging

Agreement will act as catalyst for improving analysis of data collected by underwater sensors through application of neural systems & AI.

India’s hijab supporters will lose even if they win SC battle. Because the real war is political

In a highly polarised time, cornered minorities tend to lean back and protect the roots and fundamentals of what is so dear to them. Politically, it can often be a bad trap.