01 December 2022 05:22



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BGR.in , India’s leading digital platform for all news on technology, will host the BGR Gaming Awards - Season 2 on 30th September, 2022 starting from 10 am to noon.

The virtual award show will bring together leading players, influencers, platform owners, publishers, and brands from the Indian gaming industry to network, share knowledge and explore opportunities and challenges in this lucrative industry.

Gaming industry is one of the fastest-growing industries in India. The industry is projected to exceed $5 billion by 2025. Internet affordability and growing smartphone penetration in the country points to a bright prospec for the industry. The second edition of the awards ceremony aims to recognize and uphold creative and technical excellence in the Indian Gaming Industry and to celebrate the very best businesses and individuals who are driving the multi-million dollar gaming industry forward.

The award show will host panel discussions, followed by the felicitation ceremony. Additionally, a live game tournament specially added to attract players from across India, striving to recognize and celebrate voices who improve the wellbeing of the community and elevate voices that represent the future of the medium.

Commenting on the initiative, Shridhar Mishra, CRO- Digital said “The pandemic was a renaissance for the gaming industry, providing a new platform for its growth, changing people’s perspectives, and making people to believe there is a career in the field as a viable prospect and we are witnessing that it’s thriving and heading in the right direction. Hence, organizing this event is just the first step to celebrate the people who have delighted the world of gaming through their invaluable contributions & achievements.”

Sharing similar sentiments, Puja Sethi, Group Editor, Zee Digital said, “It’s a pleasure to bring this latest edition of BGR Gaming Awards 2022. This year’s event will be covering a great number of industries talking points from a wide variety of jury. With the addition of the gaming tournament, we also have the perfect opportunity to demonstrate the talent of everyone in the gaming industry.”

The event will be virtually hosted on BGR.in & India.com and on their social media handles.

India Today Group has continued to outshine the competition on its unstoppable journey as the nation's leading multi-platform news medium becomes Number 1 as per Comscore digital viewership reach for streaming news platform.

As per the Comscore Videometrix MultiPlatform Report for July 2022, India Today Group tops the rankings list with a digital viewership of 98.6k in the streaming video attribute of News/Information Streaming ranked category.

The No. 1 position is a direct result of the Group’s focus at constantly innovating and servicing its trusted viewership base in the digital ecosystem.

The India Today Group's enormous success can be attributed to its strategy of emphasising video, being strong on mobile, and making sure it has a strong social media presence and ranks at the top of YouTube, Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter. In the Comscore Videometrix MultiPlatform Report for July 2022, the India Today Group tops the charts by over 15,000 points beating Times Internet Ltd (83k), Network18 (79k), and ABP News on YouTube (73k) by a distance.

The Group's multiplatform products have had enormous success, which can be credited to its strengths in mobile, video and social media, and to be the most popular brand on YouTube, Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter.

Mathrubhumi is hosting a media event on September 28 in Uday Palace Convention Centre, Kowdiar Gardens, Thiruvananthapuram.

Managing Director of Mathrubhumi, M V Shreyams Kumar, who will deliver the presidential address elaborated on why the centurion institution was associating with the international event: “World News Day is a global campaign to display support for journalists and their audiences organized by the Canadian Journalism Foundation and WAN-IFRA’s World Editors Forum. By associating with this event, organised as a part of Mathrubhumi’s centenary celebrations, we intend to reinforce our identity as the custodian of credible and fact-checked journalism”.

Media mavens, eminent journalists and owners will deliberate on the way ahead for practitioners of credible journalism in our age of disruption. The subject is Sacred Facts: Media in a post-Truth world. The chief guest N Ram, former Chief Editor of The Hindu and the doyen of Indian journalism, will deliver the inaugural address. The keynote speech of the first session on Fact punch: Curated media and its challenges, is by Arun Shourie, former Editor of The Indian Express. The event will start at 10 a.m. with a welcome address by Devika Shreyams Kumar, Vice President-Operations, Mathrubhumi. Arun Ram, Resident Editor of The Times of India, Tamil Nadu; Ruben Banerjee, former Editor of Outlook; senior journalist Seema Chisti and Vaishna Roy, Editor of Frontline are the discussants; with Varghese K George, Resident Editor of The Hindu, Delhi moderating the session.

The post lunch session from 1.45 - 3.15 p.m., will be on Counter Media: Narratives, lapses in reporting and self-criticism, to be moderated by N P Ullekh, Executive Editor of Open Magazine. The keynote address is by Rajdeep Sardesai, Consulting Editor at India Today TV. Panellists include senior journalist Hari S Kartha; Madhyamam Editor V M Ibrahim; social media activist Kiran Thomas, M G Radhakrishnan with Asianet News as Group Editorial Advisor and media critic Adv. Sebastian Paul.

The concluding session from 3.45 - 5.15 p.m. will be on The way forward: Is fact-based journalism a winning proposition? featuring Avinash Pandey, CEO, ABP Network; Kairali TV Managing Director John Brittas MP; Dhanya Rajendran, Editor-in-Chief of The News Minute; Boom Fact Check Managing Editor Jency Jacob and B Srinivasan, Managing Director of Ananda Vikatan. While the keynote speech will be delivered by The Indian Express Executive Director Anant Goenka, the session will be moderated by Mayura Shreyams Kumar, Director-Digital Business, Mathrubhumi.

All three sessions will be followed by audience-discussants interaction.

Monday, 26 September 2022 00:00

ZEE Bangla Cinema unveils new brand identity

To mark a successful decade of entertaining Bengali movie lovers

New tagline – ‘Hok Na Ektu Magic!’ brings out the power of movies to make every day magical

Line-up of latest Bangla blockbusters throughout this festive season

World Television Premieres of acclaimed movies ‘Aparajito’,’Savings Account’, ‘Abar Kanchanjangha’’, ‘Mini’, ‘Shrimati’, ‘Kolkatar Harry’ and many more starting from 24th September

ZEE Bangla Cinema, India’s leading Bengali-movie channel will commemorate its decade-long journey with a new brand identity. Unveiled in time for the upcoming festive season, the evocative all-new brand identity highlights how movies have the power to make everything magical! Serving a daily dose of magic potion that takes viewers to a world where possibility takes front seat and reality takes a backseat! ZEE Bangla Cinema’s new tagline – ‘Hok Na Ektu Magic’, echoes this brand purpose.

ZEE Bangla Cinema’s new identity was revealed during the World Television Premiere of the blockbuster of the year, ‘Aparajito – The Undefeated’ starring Jeetu Kamal and Saayoni Ghosh, directed by Anik Datta.

For today’s evolved audiences who consume a range of genres, ZEE Bangla Cinema has also revealed a powerful line-up of star-studded blockbuster Bengali movies that will premiere on the channel through the festive season. Starting 24th September, ‘Notun Cinema Proti Robibaar’ will bring ‘World Television Premieres’ every Sunday. This first-of-its-kind programming will see the channel achieve a milestone of telecasting ‘World Television Premieres’ on every week, rather than only once in a month.

Commenting on the announcement, Mr. Samrat Ghosh, Chief Cluster Officer – East, ZEE Entertainment Enterprises Ltd. (ZEEL) said, “Bengali cinema has always held a special place in the history of Indian films. From its beginnings in the 1920s, Bengali cinema has achieved global acclaim and popularity. From Satyajit Ray, Mrinal Sen to our contemporary filmmakers today, Bengali cinema has always been a creative powerhouse. It is an honor for us to celebrate this love for cinema and magic on the occasion of ZEE Bangla Cinema completing 10 successful years of entertaining viewers. As one of the leading and most-loved channel in the Bangla movie-entertainment category, we cater to the audiences’ varied preferences with a special content curation. ‘Notun Cinema Proti Robibaar’ will strengthen our market share as we aggressively widen our movie library and bring the best of movie content for our viewers.”

Talking about the channel’s revamped brand identity, Mr. Jalaluddin Mondal – Chief Channel Officer of ZEE Bangla Cinema and Head Marketing – East said, “As ZEE Bangla Cinema completes a decade of passion for Bengali cinema, we decided to celebrate and build on our love for cinema by giving our viewers a brand-new experience. The new brand identity is accompanied by a slew of new initiatives to delight our viewers. A new slot strategy with each slot featuring films curated on the basis of audience demand and the genres they love is just the beginning. The icing on the cake is the most talked about and latest Weekend Television Premieres for the ultimate weekend experience. As we enter a new decade, we will create Movie++ experience with special music and movie events to cater to the Bengali lover for literature, music and culture.”

Talking about the new brand identity, Mr. Kartik Mahadev, Chief Marketing Officer, Content SBU – ZEE Entertainment Enterprises Ltd. (ZEEL) said, “Zee Bangla Cinema has always championed the power of cinema as an inspiring and binding medium that creates unforgettable moments of magic around the television. Our new brand identity is our way of celebrating this intrinsic bond with every Bengali movie lover. As we complete a decade, we promise to keep bringing the magic of Bengali cinema alive for our viewers in every moment of their lives as expressed in our new brand thought ‘Hok Na Ektu Magic!’. The design of the new brand identity expresses the ‘Golden Circle of Special’ that curates’ moments of magic every day brought alive through a vibrant color play that is nuanced for the category and region. The refreshed design aesthetics will not only enhance the visual appeal, but will facilitate intuitive content discovery creating an immersive experience”

Teradata recognized as a Fast Track FinTech, moves up 7 places in ranking

Teradata announced that it has ranked #30 on the 2022 IDC FinTech Rankings, moving up seven places from the previous year’s ranking. This annual vendor ranking represents the leading hardware, software, and technology service providers to the financial services industry. Vendors are ranked based on 2021 calendar year revenues attributed to financial services and FinTech industries. This is the 3rd consecutive year Teradata has been named on the list, underscoring the company’s ongoing commitment to help financial institutions successfully execute their digital transformation initiatives by leveraging the full power of data analytics.

IDC Financial Insights publishes a comprehensive report about the year's findings that is available to view or download from http://www.idc-fi.com.

“In today’s macroeconomic climate, a new approach to data and analytics is essential as businesses across the financial sector contend with global regulation and compliance measures, rising security concerns, and a shift from delivering generalized products to tailored services” said Jacqueline Woods, Chief Marketing Officer at Teradata. “The future of financial services is built on data-driven capabilities that enable one-to-one financial experiences; the IDC FinTech Rankings recognize Teradata’s critical role in helping the industry achieve this future through rapid digital transformation, powered by analytic insights.”

The Fortune 500-style ranking categorizes and evaluates the top global providers of financial technology based on 2021 calendar year revenues and the percentage of those revenues exclusively attributed to financial institutions, including banks, capital markets firms, and insurers or directly to fintech solution providers for hardware, software, and/or services. These providers supply the technological backbone of the financial services industry, an industry in which IDC forecasts worldwide spending on IT across the globe to be $590 billion (USD) by 2025.

With 15 of the top 20 global banks as customers, Teradata’s strong and growing presence in the financial services sector will be bolstered by the recent launches of Teradata VantageCloud Lake, its first product based on all-new, next-generation cloud-native architecture, and ClearScape Analytics, the company’s significantly expanded, industry-leading in-database analytics.

With the introduction of Teradata VantageCloud Lake, financial services organizations will have greater ability to innovate by quickly spinning up ad hoc, exploratory, and departmental analytic workloads, enabling them to be nimbler and more experimental without giving up the governance and cost controls for which they depend on Teradata. And with ClearScape Analytics, financial services customers can rapidly activate massive amounts of data to solve complex business challenges and create an environment designed for emerging AI/ML applications. These data-driven applications will be ever more critical for forecasting, auditing, anomaly detection, and experimentation.

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