Monday, 8 August, 2022

Topic: television

Govt amends Cable TV Network Rules to redress complaints against content of programmes

The new rules stipulate a three-layer mechanism — self-regulation by broadcasters, self-regulation by self-regulating bodies and an oversight mechanism by the central government.

Coronavirus changed the UK’s TV viewing habit for good — new study

Coronavirus fundamentally changed people’s reasons for watching TV.

How we watch and pay for entertainment will never be the same after Covid-19

The rise of Netflix and inspired copycat services has made studios and cable programmers shift some focus to streaming apps & away from theaters and traditional TV audiences.

AI needs ‘edge computing’ to make everyday devices smarter

Edge computing will allow artificial intelligence to be taken to traffic lights, security cameras, home appliances—or even the odd space probe.

How SS Gill, former I&B secretary, visited Mexico and came back with the idea of ‘Hum Log’

The grand success of pro-development serial ‘Hum Log’ indicated the existence of a big market for well-made indigenous programmes in India.

There is a story more baffling than the CBI feud playing on primetime TV

The CBI drama is more confusing than the twists in the current plot of Zee's Kumkum Bhagya

Netflix is signing up enough subscribers for investors to keep faith

Netflix's third quarter results show 6.96 million new users even as it expects 9.4 million new customers in the final quarter of 2018.

J&K bans 30 TV channels, including Pakistani news outlets & religious programmes

Geo News, Dawn News and entertainment channels of ARY among those banned, cable operators feel the order is a threat to their business.

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After Mammootty and Mohanlal, who? Fahadh Faasil is the new poster boy of Malayalam cinema

Fahadh Faasil won’t play your garden-variety hero. He’s bending the norms, creating his own multiverse and getting pan-Indian acclaim.
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You thought power subsidy is a Delhi-Punjab problem? Check out Tamil Nadu’s power sector mess

RBI data shows Indian discoms owe power generation firms over Rs 4.5 lakh crore, almost a third of which is owed by Tamil Nadu, where power subsidy cost is twice that of food subsidy.


The Flying Dolphin — how a former Indian Navy submariner qualified as a commercial pilot 

Vivek Chaudhary retired from the Indian Navy in 2017 after serving on the  Short-Service Commission. After that, his dreams took flight. 

In Kashmir 3 years on, 3 positive changes, 3 things that should’ve happened & 3 that got worse

Kashmir as a crisis has fallen off our headlines and from the top of our collective minds. Which is precisely the most important change for the better.