29 November 2020 15:14

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As it’s correctly said, food is the way to win anyone’s heart. During celebrations and festivals, it is one of the biggest forms of entertainment that binds the family together. When it comes to the Bhojpuri heartland, there’s nothing better than Litti Chokha that makes occasions special.

Litti Chokha is not just a dish but the identity of the region. It has proved its worth even beyond the boundaries of the country. Be it in the reel or real life, Litti Chokha has been celebrated as the authentic avatar of Bhojpuri cuisine. Keeping the festivities rolling beyond Chhath, ZEE Biskope curates Nestle Munch & Fortune Kachi Ghani Mustard Oil co-present Litti Chokha Diwas on 27 November for its extended family – the ardent viewers.

Rejoicing the delicacy, the brand launches yet another series of category first - an anthem and an animation video that narrates Litti Chokha ki kahani unhi ke zubani (self-narration by Litti Chokha). The video personifies Litti & Chokha where Litti is a popular, self-made woman who is in love with Chokha. However, Chokha – a Casanova has switching loyalties which disappoints Litti. Nevertheless, they both know that they complete each other and are madly in love with.

While the video depicts the love between the couple Litti & Chokha, it’s now time for viewers to also show their love for their favourite dish. Viewers are invited to share how do they enjoy Litti Chokha in different ways. Whether they enjoy it with chilli sauce instead of green chutney, or when catching up with friends, with families on special occasion or on dates, as an evening snack or on breakfast, the authentic version or a self-invented variation. They need to share the message, their photo with their favourite Litti Chokha along with their name and location on the brand’s Whatsapp number 9169315016 within 7 December. The best entries will be featured on ZEE Biskope TV & social platforms.

Amarpreet Singh Saini, Business Head, ZEE Biskope and BIG Ganga said, “Extending the festive extravaganza, Litti Chokha Diwas will be ZEE Biskope’s first initiative in the food categorythat takes the hyper local Bhojpuri entertainment through the gastronomical filter. The Litti-Chokha anthem blended with the animation video is yet another category first catered to the youth audience in their preferred way. It projects the brand’s obsession in consumer centrism, bringing alive the cultural vibrancy of the region and establishing the channel as a truly movie plus brand.”

Staying true to traditions, ZEE Biskope brings together their audience’s love for this traditional snack and their merriment during festivals. As a channel known to provide a heavy dose of flavour in its programming all around the year, the flavorsome initiative of ‘Litti Chokha Diwas’ witnesses the earthiness of Bhojpuri culture in an offering that binds the entire region together.

Get set to revel in an ocean full of Bhojiwood blockbusters only on Zee Biskope available on Airtel (channel no 663), Tata Sky (channel no 1120), DEN Bihar(channel no 840), DEN Jharkhand (channel no 839), DD Free Dish (channel no 31), d2h (channel no 859), Dish TV (channel no 1555), Siti Cable (channel no 214) and Darsh Digital (channel no 189). It’ll soon be available on all other major cable platforms.

The digital games industry is now at an inflection point in India, and the growth of online games in India is an indication of the immense interest level among consumers in India.

This sentiment was echoed by speakers at the 3rd edition of GATO, a digital sports and gaming conference, organised by the Internet and Mobile Association of India (IAMAI).

Referring to the regulatory hurdles, Sai Srinivas, Co-Founder and CEO of MPL said that it is time for the industry to come together and raise awareness about the games and look at other ecosystems in the world and how they have managed the hurdles.

In his address, Manish Agarwal, CEO of Nazara Technologies said India requires a National School of Gaming to build an ecosystem of talent and skills in the field of gaming technology which India currently lacks. He further addressed the market dynamics of the gaming industry in India, by saying that it is ‘largely untapped’ however there are certain bottlenecks which governments and stakeholders have to work together in reducing and supporting growth for the overall industry.

Jonathan Taylor, Content Partnerships and Business Development- Stadia at Google discussed about the future of gaming and about Stadia. Stadia has revolutionised the way people play games, as one does not require an expensive console to play their favourite games. With the advent of cloud community, consumers have the option to play their games on laptops, desktops, phones and tablets giving almost 2 billion people the opportunity to experience gaming in Stadia. Jonathan also mentioned that the company is experimenting on IOS gameplay and actively adding games in Stadia ecosystem.

The conference saw interesting panel discussions on the upcoming trends on digital and e-sports. From monetization of the digital sports to the upcoming advertising regulations on online games, speakers shared their views on how gaming as industry is set to leapfrog and how consumers are wanting new innovations in the field of digital sports.

The conference had over 1000 registered delegates. Some of the speakers included Harsh Jain, CEO & Co-Founder, Dream 11, Gaurav Agarwal, Co-Founder, Gamezop; Ali Hussein, CEO, Eros Now; Naman Jhavar, SVP, Strategy & Operations, MPL, Pawan Awasthi, Head of Consumer Marketing – India, Nvidia, Sundar Raman, Former CEO, Reliance Sports; Porush Jain, CEO, SportsKeeda; Ranjan Navani, Vice Chairman and Managing Director, JetSynthesys among others.

Torbaaz marks the directorial debut of Girish Malik, and also stars Nargis Fakhri and Rahul Dev

Torbaaz is ready to soar high as it releases exclusively on Netflix on 11 December, 2020. The story of the journey of redemption and rising from personal tragedy, set in Afghanistan, is the first Sanjay Dutt release after his successful recovery from illness earlier this year.

Speaking about his Netflix debut, Sanjay Dutt said, “The story of Torbaaz is closely aligned with the reality of Afghanistan, and the beautiful depiction of cricket as a means of deliverance is as true for the children as it is for my character, Nasser Khan, who bounces back from personal tragedy. I am truly grateful for all the love and support that I have received over the past few months, and I am glad to be returning to the screen with this powerful film. We have a strong partner in Netflix and am glad that the film will reach discerning audiences around the world, where the story can resonate across boundaries.”

Synopsis of the film:

Torbaaz is the story of one man who rises above his personal tragedy and decides to transform the lives of few refugee camp kids who are on the path of destruction through the game of cricket.

Cast and crew information

Cast: Sanjay Dutt, Nargis Fakhri, Rahul Dev

Director: Girish Malik

Producers: Raju Chadha, Rahul Mittra, Girish Malik

Friday, 27 November 2020 00:00

Disney+ is Now Available in Latin America

It arrives in the region with an unrivaled proposal: more than 40 Disney+ Original Contents, 500 Movies, and 7,000 Episodes of Series. It will also Include more than 70 Latin American Original Productions that are Currently being developed in Brazil, Mexico, Argentina and Colombia.

Disney+ is now available in Latin America and across the Caribbean, ushering in a new era of entertainment for each family member. The launch of The Walt Disney Company’s subscription streaming service marks another chapter in its global expansion, and brings Latin American subscribers an exclusive and permanent access to a solid content proposal with innovative, creative and high-quality stories.

Disney+ is the exclusive home in Latin America for all the available content from Disney, Pixar, Marvel, Star Wars, and National Geographic, including globally-launched Original titles and a robust collection of local productions that reinforce The Walt Disney Company’s commitment with creating content and starring Latin American talent. As from today, Disney, Marvel, Star Wars, Pixar, and National Geographic content will only premiere and be permanently present on Disney+, with the exception of select tiles also appearing on Disney channels and in movie theaters.

The Disney+ Original catalogue features over 40 series, movies, shorts, and original documentaries, including The Mandalorian, the 7 Emmy®-award winning production that is the first live-action STAR WARS series, and The Walt Disney Studios’ movie LADY AND THE TRAMP, a live-action remake of the 1955 animated classic. Marvel productions, such as WandaVision and The Falcon and the Winter Soldier will soon follow. In turn, Latin American original productions include fiction series, talk shows, documentaries, live shows, and more with locally-relevant content and renowned talent from the region. 70 local productions are currently in different stages of production reinforcing the Company's commitment with producing local content developed by and for Disney+ by renowned production companies from Brazil, Mexico, Colombia, and Argentina, and starring acclaimed talent from the region. The platform also includes acquired productions that exclusively premieres on Disney+.

Finalists for most in-demand shows of 2020 announced for 16 categories .

Parrot Analytics, the global TV analytics firm, today announced the new format and finalists for the 3rd annual Global TV Demand Awards, a now-virtual festival hosted over five days beginning Monday, February 1, 2021 through Friday, February 5, 2021. The winning TV shows will be revealed in January 2021.

The 2021 Global TV Demand Awards Virtual Festival expands the award show to recognize 16 shows, adding four from the previous year. The new categories reflect the global content trends of 2020 to be more inclusive of regional genre television including Korean Dramas, Anime, and Latin American TV series.

As new platforms and TV formats emerge, we recognize the need to celebrate content that grabs the attention of global audiences, which is an increasingly difficult thing to achieve. With the evolved format of the Global TV Demand Awards Virtual Festival, we will speak directly to the talent, creators, and executives behind the most in-demand shows in the world and learn more about their journeys to the top of the charts,” said Rebekah Zabarsky, Executive Producer of the awards and Marketing Director at Parrot Analytics. “We are looking forward to tuning in alongside audiences and fans to celebrate the stories that kept us all company as we sheltered-in-place for most of 2020.”

The current finalists for each category are determined based on global TV demand data for the period January 1, 2020 – October 31, 2020. Winners will be revealed in January 2021 and will incorporate data from the full calendar year of 2020.

The list of categories for the 2021 Global TV Demand Awards includes:

World’s Choice (Most In-Demand TV Show in the World 2020)

Most In-Demand Adult-Animated Series of 2020

Most In-Demand Anime Series of 2020

Most In-Demand Children’s Series of 2020

Most In-Demand Comedy Series of 2020

Most In-Demand Documentary Series of 2020

Most In-Demand Drama Series of 2020

Most In-Demand Series That Ended on a High Note of 2020

Most In-Demand Historical Drama of 2020

Most In-Demand Horror Series of 2020

Most In-Demand Korean Drama of 2020

Most In-Demand Latin American Series of 2020

Most In-Demand Reality Series of 2020

Most In-Demand Series Debut of 2020

Most In-Demand Superhero Series of 2020

Most In-Demand Variety Series of 2020

The top five finalists for each category of the 2021 Global TV Demand Awards are as follows, in alphabetical order, and are subject to change. Winners and final rankings will be revealed in January 2021.

World’s Choice (Most In-Demand TV Show in the World)

Game Of Thrones
Stranger Things
The Mandalorian
The Walking Dead
The Witcher

Most In-Demand Adult Animation Series

BoJack Horseman
Family Guy
Rick And Morty
South Park
The Simpsons

Most In-Demand Anime Series

Attack On Titan
My Hero Academia
Naruto: Shippuden
One Piece

Most In-Demand Children’s Series

Masha And The Bear
PAW Patrol
Peppa Pig
Spongebob Squarepants
Star Wars: The Clone Wars

Most In-Demand Comedy Series

Brooklyn Nine-Nine
Modern Family
The Big Bang Theory

Most In-Demand Documentary Series

Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey
Cosmos: Possible Worlds
Planet Earth
The Last Dance
Tiger King: Murder, Mayhem and Madness

Most In-Demand Drama Series

Game Of Thrones
La Casa De Papel (Money Heist)
Stranger Things
The 100
The Walking Dead

Most In-Demand Series Ending on a High Note

How To Get Away With Murder
Marvel's Agents Of S.H.I.E.L.D.
Modern Family
The 100

Most In-Demand Historical Drama Series

Resurrection: Ertuğrul
The Crown

Most In-Demand Horror Series

American Horror Story
Castle Rock
Chilling Adventures Of Sabrina
The Twilight Zone

Most In-Demand Korean Drama Series

Crash Landing on You
Good Doctor
Reply 1988
Top Management

Most In-Demand Latin American Series

A Fazenda
A Praça É Nossa
El corazón nunca se equivoca
El Payaso Plim Plim: Un Héroe Del Corazón
Soy Luna

Most In-Demand Reality Series

America's Got Talent
Keeping Up With The Kardashians
MasterChef (AU)
RuPaul's Drag Race
Shark Tank

Most In-Demand Series Debut

Defending Jacob
Space Force
Star Trek: Picard
The Last Dance
Warrior Nun

Most In-Demand Superhero Series

Marvel's Agents Of S.H.I.E.L.D.
The Flash
The Boys

Most In-Demand Variety Series

Last Week Tonight With John Oliver
The Daily Show
The Late Show with Stephen Colbert
The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon

The 2021 Global TV Demand Awards: Virtual Festival will stream on demand for five consecutive days beginning Monday, February 1, 2021 through Friday, February 5, 2021 with new videos being published throughout each day.

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