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  Motorola to offer 50% off on accessories purchased at Moto Hub in Chennai
Posted by: nairrk - 9 hours ago - Forum: Deals - No Replies

Motorola to offer 50% off on accessories purchased at Moto Hub in Chennai

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Motorola has opened up a new Moto Hub in Chennai. It is the 17th hub set up by the company in India and aims to strengthen its offline retail presence. As an inaugural offer in the Chennai hub, Motorola is offering 50 percent off on Motorola accessories purchased along with a Motorola smartphone.

Sudhin Mathur, Managing Director, Motorola Mobility India said, “Retail will continue to be an important part of our strategy as we usher into the new year and we will continue to expand and invest in the same to ensure that we are available wherever our customers want us.”

The motor hub store will house the entire portfolio of Motorola devices, including the online exclusives like Moto e4+, Moto C+, Moto X4. As per the latest IDC report, Motorola has been ranked as the third largest smartphone player in the country with nine percent market share of the total shipments in the July-September 2017 quarter.


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  India’s spot 109th in mobile internet speed and 76th for fixed broadband: Ookla
Posted by: nairrk - 9 hours ago - Forum: Mobiles and General Telecom News - No Replies

India’s spot 109th in mobile internet speed and 76th for fixed broadband: Ookla November Speedtest

NEW DELHI: India has ranked 109th in the mobile internet speed and 76th for fixed broadband speed globally, according to Ookla’s November Speedtest Global Index. India recorded average mobile download speed of 7.65 Mbps in the beginning of 2017.

By the end of the year, the average mobile download speed increased to 8.80 Mbps as of November, recording 15% increase. According to the report, fixed broadband speeds increased dramatically seeing a jump of about 50% where in January average fixed broadband download speed was 12.12 Mbps, which rose to 18.82 Mbps by November.


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  Asianet to air ‘Kasthooriman’ from 11 Dec
Posted by: nairrk - 9 hours ago - Forum: Regional Channels - No Replies

MUMBAI: Malayalam GEC Asianet will launch a family drama ‘Kasthooriman’ on 11 December. The show will every Monday- Saturday at 8.30 pm.

The show features a new star cast along with popular actors Ambarish, Praveena, and Raghavan as the lead.

It revolves around three girls Kavya, Keerthi and Kalyani and their life journey and the struggles to maintain their family legacy which is the ancestral property Kalakshetra.


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  tar Gold Select HD partners select DTH ops to showcase ‘Mughal-E-Azam’
Posted by: nairrk - 9 hours ago - Forum: (English / Hindi) Music & Movie Channels - No Replies

Star Gold Select HD partners select DTH ops to showcase ‘Mughal-E-Azam’ in colour, B&W

[Image: Star-Gold-Select-HD.jpg]MUMBAI: Hindi movie channel Star Gold Select HD has partnered with select direct to home (DTH) operators to create a special add-on service for magnum opus ‘Mughal-e-Azam’.

As part of the association, the movie, which will be showcased on the platform on 17 December at 1 pm, will be available for viewing in colour as well as black & white (B&W) mode on the add-on service.

Star India Hindi movie cluster head and GM Hemal Jhaveri stated, “Taking movie-watching experience to the next level, we have lined up an innovation that will give our viewers the choice to watch Mughal-E-Azam in either colour or black and white. A special add-on service has been created on select DTH operators where the movie will be showcased in its original black & white avatar as well.”

The broadcaster has also created a marketing campaign to commemorate the airing of the film. The channel has invited artists from across the world to recreate iconic posters of Mughal-E-Azam in their respective illustration and painting styles.

Mughal-e-Azam is a 1960 Indian epic historical drama film directed by K. Asif and produced by Shapoorji Pallonji.

Starring Prithviraj Kapoor, Dilip Kumar, Madhubala, and Durga Khote, the movie follows the love affair between Mughal Prince Salim and Anarkali, a court dancer. Salim’s father, Emperor Akbar, disapproves of the relationship, which leads to a war between father and son.

“As the destination of scrupulously curated, meaningful stories on television, we couldn’t have found a more suitable film than Mughal-E- Azam, the greatest story ever told on celluloid, to be showcased on our channel,” said Jhaveri.


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  ALTBalaji offers subtitles for its original shows in three regional languages
Posted by: nairrk - 9 hours ago - Forum: IPTV - No Replies

[Image: alt-balaji-logo-main.jpg]MUMBAI: Balaji Telefilms-owned digital platform ALTBalaji is offering its original Hindi shows in regional languages Malayalam, Telugu, and Tamil.

The platform will offer original shows with subtitles in the three regional languages.

ALTBalaji, which launched with seven original shows, has 12+ original shows available on the platform apart from the regional stand-up comedy and content for kids.

Some of the original shows on the platform include ‘Karrle Tu Bhi Mohabbat’, ‘Dev DD’, ‘Bewafaa Sii Wafaa’, ‘Romil AND Jugal’ and ‘The Test Case’.

Commenting on the move, ALTBalaji CMO Manav Sethi said that the consumption from the non-Hindi speaking market (HSM) has been growing where people watched these shows with subtitles.

“We also noticed traffic coming from states and cities where these languages are predominant. Then we started to integrate the “potential” universe from marketing PoV to “consumption” universe and that’s when interesting patterns and trends started to emerge. At that point we started to invest in creating these stories in languages apart from Hindi as there is latent willingness to consume and pay for it too,” he added.

Sethi also noted that the platform’s Tamil show ‘Maya Thirrai’ also got traction not just from the South but also from Singapore and Malaysia, which has sizeable Tamil population. ALTBalaji’s original Bengali show Dhimaner Dinkaal’s trailer garnered traction from Dhaka.

ALTBalaji is planning to launch original shows in the next 4-6 quarters.


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  Google Maps to offer real-time notifications on transit mode soon: Report
Posted by: nairrk - Yesterday, 02:03 PM - Forum: Technology & Web Services - No Replies

Google is reportedly planning to add real-time notifications on transit mode pretty soon. Through this new feature, users will be able to get a real-time update when they are on a transit journey.

According to a report by TechCrunch, users will get updates on the Google Maps app, similar to what we have seen in the driving mode. Further, the Maps will have live guidance and one will be able to start and end the transit journey. Users can search for the destination they want to go and then tap ‘start’ button at the bottom of the screen. This will give details about the journey and one will updates as they walk or ride on local buses and trains, the report adds.

Interestingly, the feature will also remind the users to get off the bus or train as they get close to their destination. Further, users will get notifications on the lock screen, just like they get it when they are in driving mode. This would be a handy feature for those who want to explore new places or want to know the fastest route information of public transport before planning their journey.

Google has already introduced a new motorcycle mode in Maps in India. With this option, the two-wheeler drivers will be able to know the best suitable route and more accurate time to reach their destination.

Earlier, there are four type of travelling preferences in the application, including the Car, Public Transport, Walk and Cabs. And now with the new option, the motorcycle mode sits between the Car and Public Transport. The feature is currently introduced for India only, as there are a maximum number of Bike users in the country. Other than this, the feature will also alert users in case of any roadblock or parking-related issues near the person's destination.


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  Hindi GECs launched seven new shows in November
Posted by: nairrk - Yesterday, 09:44 AM - Forum: (English / Hindi) Fashion, Lifestyle & Entertainment Channels - No Replies

[Image: SET-Star-Plus-Zee-TV-Sab-TV-Colors-main.gif]MUMBAI: Hindi general entertainment channels (GEC) launched seven shows in the month of November. The new shows were launched in fiction as well as non-fiction format and in diverse genres ranging from drama, historical to comedy.

Colors launched the most number of shows at three while Sony Entertainment Television (SET), Star Plus, Zee TV and Sab TV launched one show each.

Headlining the list of show launches was SET and Swastik Productions’ high-budget historical drama ‘Porus’ on 27 November. The show, which airs Monday to Friday at 8.30 pm, narrates the story of King Porus, who fought against Alexander the Great in the battle of the Hydaspes and was the biggest obstacle to Alexander’s ambition to conquer the Indian subcontinent. ‘Porus’ has been written and directed by Swastik Productions’ Siddharth Tewary.

While both SET and Swastik have invested in the show, the intellectual property (IP) of the show has been retained by Swastik barring the India broadcast rights, which rests with SET.

Colors launched two new non-fiction properties ‘Rasoi Ki Jung Mummyon Ke Sung’ and ‘Entertainment Ki Raat’ and one fiction show ‘Laado’.

The culinary game show, which launched on 12 November, airs every Sunday at 1 pm. Hosted by Rithvik Dhanjani, Chef Ranveer Brar is the judge of blind-tasting and whoever wins the blind tasting is the winner of the episode. The show will feature celebrity guests like Karishma Tanna, Rashami Desai, Ali Asgar and Shalmali Kholgade.

Colors also premiered ‘Entertainment Ki Raat’ on 18 November. The show, which airs every Saturday-Sunday at 10 pm, replaced channel’s suspense drama ‘Dev’ which was produced by Peninsula Pictures.

Produced by Urban Brew Studios, ‘Entertainment Ki Raat’ is divided in three segments with a guest celebrity for every episode. The first segment features Aditya Narayan rapping and taking digs at the guests. The next round sees Raghu Ram and RJ Malishka grill the guest with a Q&A round whereas in the final segment actor Ravi Dubey hosts stand-up comedy.

On the fiction front, Colors brought back its fictional drama ‘Na Aana Is Des Laado’ for a second season after the hiatus of almost five years. The second season titled ‘Laado 2’ premiered on 6 November. The show, which airs every Monday to Friday at 9.30 pm, replaced Shashi-Sumeet Productions romantic drama ‘Dil Se Dil Tak’, which got pushed to 10 pm.

‘Laado 2’ takes the legacy of the show forward showcasing the progress of its renowned character Ammaji. Produced by Dhaval Gada and Shankutalam Telefilms, the new season features Meghna Malik, Shashank Vyas, Avika Gor, Palak Jain, Adhvik Mahajan and Kanwar Dhillon in the lead role.

Zee TV premiered the sixth season of its popular dance reality show ‘Dance India Dance’ from 4 November. Hosted by Amruta Khanvilkar, the sixth season marks the return of popular actor-dancer Mithun Chakraborty as the Grand Master. The season also marked the debut of acclaimed dancer-choreographer Mini Pradhan as a judge alongside Marzi Pestonji and Mudassar Khan. Season 6 has also upped the ante by bringing onboard industry stalwarts of the stature of Saroj Khan, Farah Khan, Shiamak Davar, Chinni Prakash and Pt. Birju Maharaj amongst others who will give new challenges to the contestant. The show airs every Saturday- Sunday at 9 pm.

Star Plus launched a fiction drama ‘Ikyawann’ on 13 November which airs every Monday to Friday at 8:30 pm. The show replaced drama series ‘Chandra Nandini’. Produced by Panorama Entertainment, the show stars Namish Taneja and Prachi Tehlan in the lead role.

The show is set in Ahmedabad and revolves around a diffident girl, Susheel (Tehlan) who is the 51st child of the Parekh family. She is brought up under the care of four fathers and hence is tomboyish in nature. Her carefree way of living becomes a matter of worry for her four fathers when it comes to finding a suitor.

Satya, on the other hand, is bullied at the college. Satya and Susheel’s path crosses and they eventually fell in love with each other. The story follows their journey as they fall in love and try to find a way out of their own personal problems.

Sab TV launched a cop comedy series ‘Partners – Trouble Ho Gayi Double’ on 28 November. Produced by Idea’s Entertainment Producer, the series feature comedy stalwarts like Johny Lever, Kiku Sharda and Vipul Roy. The show airs every Monday-Friday at 9.30 pm.

‘Partners – Trouble Ho Gayi Double’ revolves around the story of Inspector Manav Anang Desai, aka M.A.D and Inspector Aditya Dev who become cop partners at work to solve crimes together. Inspector Manav played by Kiku Sharda is a lazy and clumsy man but he thinks of himself as a very skilled and sharp police officer.

On the other hand, Inspector Aditya, enacted by Vipul Roy is an intelligent, strong and devoted policeman. The duo is forced into forming a partnership as a part of the Special Investigation Team headed by the Commissioner of Police, Gogol Chatterjee played by Johny Lever.


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  Videocon d2h issues notice to remove Neo Sports, Neo Prime from 1 Jan
Posted by: nairrk - Yesterday, 09:40 AM - Forum: Videocon D2H - No Replies

MUMBAI: Direct to home (DTH) operator Videocon d2h has issued a notice stating that it will remove sports channel Neo Sports (LCN 429) and Neo Prime (LCN 427) from its platform with effect from 1 January 2018.

The sports channels, which are part of Neo Sports Broadcast Network, broadcast events across sports like Football, Tennis, Golf, Racing sports, table tennis, and horse racing. However, the sports network lacks a driver property which makes it vulnerable when it comes to negotiating with distribution platforms.

Videocon d2h has issued another notice stating that Vaa Movies will be discontinued from the platform from 31 December.

Recently, the DTH operator had issued a notice to Shubh TV stating that the channel will be discontinued from the platform with effect from 27 December.


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  Idea launches new Rs 509 plan with 1 GB per day data offer. Here what else it offers
Posted by: nairrk - Yesterday, 08:59 AM - Forum: Cellular Services - No Replies

Idea Cellular has now announced yet another prepaid olan with 1 GB per day data offer with long validity.

The Rs 509 plan comes with 84 days validity which means you will end of getting 84 days of data for just Rs 509. However, it will be 3G data and not 4G.

Ofcourse, you will have unlimited local and STD calling facility, free roaming outgoing calls as well as 100 SMSes per day.

As per reports, Idea is also offering 1 GB of additional data for 28 days on this Rs 509 plan if you recharge your Idea prepaid account trough MyIdea app.

To further buttress the deal, the telecom operator has announced that subscribers will be eligible to get 100 per cent cashback on any recharges above Rs 300.

In comparision, Jio is offering the same benefits as that of Idea's new Rs 509 plan for just Rs 459. Jio has a Rs 509 plan as well which offers 2 GB data per day.

Vodafone also has a Rs 509 plan with similar benefits.


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  Airtel to connect 2,100 villages in Northeast India
Posted by: nairrk - Yesterday, 08:55 AM - Forum: Cellular Services - No Replies

Telecom major Airtel on Sunday said it will provide mobile connectivity in 2,100 uncovered villages and national highways in the northeastern states over the coming 18 months. This work is to be undertaken under an agreement with the Department of Telecom (DoT), a company release said.

“Bharti Airtel has signed an agreement with DoT and the Universal Service Obligation Fund (USOF) for provision of mobile services in identified uncovered villages and national highways in the northeastern states of Assam, Manipur, Mizoram, Nagaland, Sikkim, Tripura and Arunachal Pradesh,” the Airtel statement said.

As the largest operator in the northeastern states, Airtel will set up over 2,000 mobile towers and sites in unconnected pockets of the region to deliver telecom connectivity in over 2,100 villages over the next 18 months, it said.

For executing the project, Airtel would receive about Rs 1,610 crore from the DoT’s Universal Service Obligation Fund to provide telecom services in rural and remote areas, the statement added. The telecom giant said the infrastructure set up by it will also enable other service providers to offer services in a region characterised by tough terrain, as well as lower population density and connectivity.


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