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Manoj Bajpayee Wins the Best Actor at the 67th National Film Award for Bhonsle
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Manoj Bajpayee Wins the Best Actor at the 67th National Film Award for Bhonsle

New Delhi: Manoj Bajpayee the co-producer and the lead actor of “Bhonsle” won the National Film Award for the Best Actor category. The winners of the National Film Awards were announced today in Delhi. The National Film Awards is the most prominent film award ceremony in India. Manoj Bajpayee has also won two National Film Awards in the past.  Manoj Bajpayee in Bhonsle Bhonsle is a movie produced by Golden Ratio Films, Manoj Bajpayee Productions, Promodome Motion Pictures and Saurabh Gupta. Golden Ratio Films is a Film Production and Distribution arm of the renowned Singapore-based Media Investment entity, Vistas Media Capital (VMC). The movie revolves around a police constable played by Manoj Bajpayee who lives in a chawl and wants to extend his service. Set in the backdrop is the ...
JBL PartyBox On-The-Go and PartyBox 310 are Here to Make Your Holi More Vibrant
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JBL PartyBox On-The-Go and PartyBox 310 are Here to Make Your Holi More Vibrant

Bengaluru: Portable, powerful and ready to party, the JBL PartyBox On-The-Go and PartyBox 310 are here. Just in time for Holi, make your celebrations louder, vibrant and more colorful with the powerful JBL Pro Sound which also comes with a light show that syncs to the music, even if your dance moves don’t! Adding to all the excitement is when you get to sing along all your favorite songs with the JBL wireless mic. The models feature rechargeable batteries and are designed for maximum portability with either a shoulder strap or smooth-glide wheels to make it easier than ever to take the party wherever you want to go. “JBL’s PartyBox Series has become the go-to speakers for our consumers for any gatherings, events, or parties. We are delighted to receive such a heart-warming response ...
Sony Pictures Networks India Signs Broadcast Deal with Ultimate Kho Kho
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Sony Pictures Networks India Signs Broadcast Deal with Ultimate Kho Kho

Sony Pictures Networks India (SPNI) has signed an exclusive multi-year TV & Digital broadcast deal with India’s first professional Kho Kho league -Ultimate Kho Kho and strengthened their commitment towards bringing fast paced “edge of the seat action” to their audience in the Indian subcontinent.  Scheduled to kick-start in 2021 with a goal to captivate audiences and sports enthusiasts, Sony Pictures Networks India and Ultimate Kho Kho will bring forth this home-grown sport in its new avatar under the lenses of sports technology and innovations, that will guarantee high-octane games exclusively across SPNI’s network sports channels and their dedicated OTT platform SonyLIV which will allow viewers to watch the Ultimate Kho Kho ‘on the go’. “Ultimate Kho Kho will bring ba...
VOOT Select Hits a Landmark Milestone of  One Million Paying Subscribers
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VOOT Select Hits a Landmark Milestone of One Million Paying Subscribers

Launched with the brand promise of ‘made for stories’ that are differentiated and compelling, Viacom18’s premium SVoD offering VOOT Select has emerged as the fastest growing Indian OTT platform to hit a landmark milestone of  one million active direct paying subscribers in less than a year of launch.  The newest kid on the block has in a short period of time emerged as a formidable game changer by creating disruptive and innovative viewing experiences through fresh stories and category defining initiatives.  Digital first strategies like 24 hours before television windowing of network content, high decibel immersive experiences, International content and multi award winning originals have all been growth drivers for the platform.  Despite being launched at the cusp of the global health...
Baazi Games Paves the Way for Online Gaming in India
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Baazi Games Paves the Way for Online Gaming in India

Indian online gaming industry has seen unprecedented growth in the last few years and has been estimated to grow further at a CAGR of 22.1 percent between FY18-23. The proliferation of low-cost smartphones and high-speed internet facilities amongst the urban and rural population is one of the major growth drivers. Real money games have started penetrating the Indian market and have seen the entry of several industry players. Navkiran Singh, Founder & CEO at Baazi Games chats with MediaCatalyst. Here is what he has to say. What is Baazi Games all about and how has the journey been so far? Baazi Games is a disruptive entity in India’s nascent online gaming industry, that was launched in the year 2014 to make online gaming as rewarding as it is entertaining. Our constant ...
We want to optimize the way data is transacted on the internet globally says SugarBox CEO and CO-Founder Rohit Paranjpe
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We want to optimize the way data is transacted on the internet globally says SugarBox CEO and CO-Founder Rohit Paranjpe

More and more users are switching to digital services from using different OTT platforms to e-commerce, e-learning, news sites and many more. However, data availability, reliability and affordability has always been a problem. At the forefront of revolutionizing availability, affordability, and reliability of digital services, SugarBox is here to solve the last mile connectivity problem. Infused with 522 Cr investment by Zee and present in 9 cities, this tech start-up is here to empower the Next Billion users worldwide. Mr. Rohit Paranjpe, CEO and Co-founder - SugarBox In an exclusive interview with MediaCatalyst, Mr. Rohit Paranjpe, CEO and Co-founder - SugarBox dwells on the journey of SugarBox, the impact of COVID-19 pandemic, the company strategy and on how SugarBox is comm...
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The Impact of COVID-19 on The Future of Entertainment Industry

Author: Abhayanand Singh, CEO - Golden Ratio Films & Chairperson - Singapore South Asian International Film Festival. For the most part of 2020, COVID-19 has dominated the headlines. The virus has brought businesses and the world economy to a grinding halt. Uncertain about employment, many have become wary of unnecessary expenditure. Despite the slowdown, however, there is a steady increase in consumers’ appetite for one thing: content. Confined to their homes, people are turning to their electronic devices for entertainment. The irony is that while there is an increase in demand, the entertainment industry itself has come to a standstill. Film Industry To stem the rising number of COVID-19 cases, India enforced a lockdown from March 25 that extended till June. Since then,...