yupptvYuppTv and Discovery are the latest two companies to have reportedly purchased bid documents for the upcoming media rights auction of the Indian Premier League (IPL) T20 cricket tournament. Both, Discovery and YuppTV's spokespersons have confirmed the purchase of the documents.

The last date for purchase of bid documents is 24 August. The bidding process will conclude on 28 August and results are scheduled to be announced the same day. Times Internet Ltd, Reliance Jio Infocomm Ltd, GroupM, Twitter, Amazon India, Facebook had bought the documents earlier.

asianetStar India’s Malayalam flagship GEC will air the second European Malayalam film award - Anand TV Film Awards 2017 on Sunday, 13 August, between 1830 and 2230 hours. The awards were distributed in a glittering function held recently at O2, Apollo, Manchester, UK. Several prominent persons from the film industry and socio-cultural spheres were present on the occasion says the channel.

The on-air event is powered by mobile band Vivo. Asianet has roped in Mr. White Shirts, Enchanter, Janson Dothies, Bima Jewellers, Unibic Cookies, Big Bazzar, Jockey, and Josco Jewelers as sponsors.

ddregionalWhen almost all the broadcasters -- Indian and foreign -- have an OTT platform of their own, how could India's own pubcaster be left behind. Although it's a tad late, but it's never too late. Prasar Bharati is drafting a plan to foray into digital broadcast even as the public broadcaster plans to revamp prime-time content on Doordarshan for which several ideas are in the works.

Prasar Bharati CEO Shashi Shekhar Vempati told FE that, instead of viewers watching linear content, DD Kisan, for example, could be transformed into a digital platform such an on-demand app – which would permit farmers to view content on the move, and would also help them get information on farming subjects.

zeetvTwo Hindi GEC channels from the Zee Entertainment Enterprises Limited (Zeel) Network topped the ratings among the six Hindi GEC channels that were present in the latest Broadcast Audience Research Council of India (BARC) top 10 channels Across Genre list (All India (U+R) : 2+ Individuals). Zeel’s flagship Hindi GEC Zee TV (pay TV) and its free to air (FTA) channel Zee Anmol scored 704.522 million impressions and 693.027 million impressions respectively for week 30 of 2017 (Saturday, 22 July 2017 to Friday, 28 July 2017). The channels were ranked second and third, just after the Sun TV Network’s Tamil GEC flagship channel – Sun TV which scored 989.709 million impressions and retained its pole position.

santhorashortfilmtvThe Germany-based Santhora Media has launched the first 24H Tamil shortfilm channel in HD on Lyca TV. Named Santhora Shortfilm TV, the channel will be playing selected Shortfilms made by talented artists around the World. Currently the channel is playing shortfilms unscheduled, but work is going on to air shortfilms based on a TV-schedule. Shortfilm producers are welcome to submit their movies to Santhora Shortfilm TV through their email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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