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Former I&B minister accuses ministry of ‘crude censorship’

Former information and broadcasting (I&B) minister Manish Tewari on Tuesday termed the Centre’s removal of two films from an upcoming film festival as ‘extremely unfortunate’, and called out the ministry for practicing ‘crude censorship’. “A very crude censorship is being practised by the I&B ministry. This has never happened in the past,” Tewari told ANI,

ZEE Entertainment completes sale of TEN Sports to Sony

Zee Entertainment Enterprise (ZEEL) today said it has completed two-step sale of its sport business, TEN Sports Network, to Sony Pictures and received USD 36.32 million (about Rs 232 crore) in the second phase. In August last year, ZEEL had announced it would sell its sports channel Ten Sports to Sony Pictures Networks for USD

Facebook starts rolling out funded shows for ‘Watch’

Facebook has started to roll out funded shows on “Watch” — a redesigned video platform for creators and publishers. According to a report in Digiday late on Tuesday, Business Insider’s lifestyle brand Insider is debuting two new shows — “The Great Cheese Hunt” and “It’s Cool, But Does It Really Work?”. News and issues publisher

INX Media case: Karti Chidambaram appears before CBI for questioning

Karti Chidambaram, son of former finance minister P Chidambaram, on Wednesday appeared before the CBI in connection with a corruption case. Karti was directed by the Supreme Court to appear for questioning before the CBI. The agency wants to examine him in connection with a Foreign Investment Promotion Board (FIPB) clearance given to media group

Dish TV adopts TRAI tariff order; to offer channels on a la carte

Leading direct-to-home (DTH) player Dish TV has adopted the new tariff order of the Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) partly, in order to offer its subscribers a greater choice in selecting the channels they want to watch. The DTH company has launched ‘Mera Apna Pack’, wherein subscribers can curate their choice of channels. It

YouTube ‘Red’, Google Play Music to be merged

YouTube’s paid subscription service ‘Red’ will be eventually merged with Google Play Music to give way to a new service, media reports said. Google is planning to merge YouTube ‘Red’ — available in the US, Australia, New Zealand, Korea and Mexico — and Google Play Music to create a new streaming service, Lyor Cohen, YouTube’s

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