Friday, November 15, 2019

YuppTV Wins Best Streaming Service of the Year Award in ASBU BroadcastPro Awards 2019

The ASBU BroadcastPro Summit & Awards highlighted a touchstone agenda, setting out a bandwidth for change and honouring the sector’s top performers
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Nine years ago, the BroadcastPro Summit & Awards first created a unique and dynamic forum for knowledge sharing and collaboration between broadcast professionals in the Middle East and North Africa. Now meticulously evolved by CPI Trade Media, the 2019 edition, held on November 13 at Habtoor Grand, Dubai Marina, featured a remarkably rich debate on the key issues impacting the sector, bringing together more than 200 of the industry’s top professionals - and concluding with a glittering awards gala celebrating the market-makers and creative talents who push the bar ever-higher.

Partnered by the Arab States Broadcasting Union, the event has consistently aimed to provide an objective, rich and comprehensive industry fact file - and the latest iteration tackled a spectrum of the most avid key debates. Across a sequence of six vibrant panels, there was a focus on the trends impacting Content - whether in terms of quality or the role of analytics; the all-important topic of IP and the routes to implementation; a discussion around migrating broadcast operations to the Cloud; Esports and broadcasting, and perceptive dialogue on the role of women executives. The Summit closed with a fascinating panel discussion on how CEOs are looking to revisit their business model to harvest the new world of digital ad spend and the upcoming collaborations intended to drive better synergy and lower costs.

While the evening Awards gala has long been a diary-date of note for the industry’s stellar personalities, every award is underpinned by rigorous metrics and the presence of an expert judging panel – a professionalism attracting entries from across the GCC and North Africa and informing an extremely broad range of awards categories. The 18 awards also reflect the growing impact and needs of a digital agenda and recognize the Champions of the transformation pulling broadcasters in its wake.

Commenting on the day’s success, Raz Islam, Managing Director of CPI Trade Media, commented: “The event has now become the ‘magnetic north’ of a sector at the epicentre of wholesale change - and here in the Middle East, broadcasters are finding highly innovative approaches as they reach new levels of creativity and customer appeal. We are honoured to reflect and help those changes and create a day that is both technically valuable and a first-class networking opportunity.”

Vijaya Cherian, Editorial Director and Editor of BroadcastPro ME - the event’s brand platform and parent publication - added: “Our aim is always to be as close as possible to the issues and debates in the sector and to provide a relevant, well-informed commentary. It’s inspirational to see how the event has evolved over nine years and become a forum where first-to-market ideas are openly discussed amongst the industry executives best-empowered to deliver solutions at the forefront of the broadcast agenda.”

The Award winners

• SPACE INITIATIVE OF THE YEAR 2019 - Orbital Space Kuwait &Bassam Alfeeli
• PRODUCTION HOUSE OF THE YEAR - Nomad
• ANIMATED WORK OF THE YEAR - Zeez Animation for Brq& Bana
• SPORTS INITIATIVE OF THE YEAR - Special Olympics and Abu Dhabi Media
• OUTSTANDING OTT PRODUCTION OF THE YEAR - Vuclip for Zodiac
• STREAMING SERVICE OF THE YEAR – YuppTV
• BEST VIDEO INITIATIVE ON A SOCIAL MEDIA PLATFORM - Awaan, Dubai Media Inc.
• DIGITAL STRATEGY OF THE YEAR -Tooli and Arabsat
• FACTUAL ENTERTAINMENT OF THE YEAR – Nat Geo Abu Dhabi/Fox Networks Group for Reach for the Stars
• BROADCAST SERVICES PROVIDER OF THE YEAR -Twofour54
• BROADCASTPRO ME INNOVATIVE PROJECT OF THE YEAR - Blink Studios for Toyota Saudi Select Mobile App
• MENA TRENDSETTER OF THE YEAR -Sharjah Media City (Shams) and Art Format Lab
• RADIO INITIATIVE OF THE YEAR -Nisaa Broadcasting Radio Company
• OUTSTANDING INITIATIVES FROM A DISTRIBUTOR -Advanced Media
• OUTSTANDING LIVE EVENTS PRODUCTION – 7 Production
• TECH INNOVATION OF THE YEAR - Sponix Tech
• BROADCAST PROJECT OF THE YEAR - Sky News Arabia
• OUTSTANDING CREATIVITY IN VIDEO PRODUCTION – SOCIALEYEZ
• WOMAN OF THE YEAR IN MENA BROADCAST - Zahra Zayat, VP MENA, Yupp TV

Wednesday, November 13, 2019

Ted Talks India - Nayi Baat, Star Plus’ Inspiring Show is Back with the Second Season

Conceived in 1984, TED is an American media organization that provided a pedestal to share innovative ideas in the fields of Technology, Entertainment, and Design (TED). The conferences garnered massive support in the later years, and so extended its horizons to include fields of Science, Philosophy, Music, Religion, Philanthropy, Culture, Politics, and Academic Topics. Over the years, TED has gained a reputation as one of the most influential platforms to share ideas and it has spread all over the Globe.

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The show though highly popular among the netizens of metropolitans and cities is stranger to the common people. Star Plus, after many years of establishment of TED, has finally attempted to bring the show to the common audience. Naming the show TED Talks India- Nayi Baat and a slogan “Don’t Kill Ideas”, is being hosted by India’s most popular Actor Shah Rukh Khan.  The celebrity host brought in a good amount of audience to the show who are practically strangers to the concept of the conference.

The first season of the show has commenced on Star Plus on 10th December 2017, and much-celebrated personnel from various fields Javed Akhtar, Karan Johar, Sundar Pichai, Ekta Kapoor, Jasmeen Patheja, etc., have come on the show to present new ideas. It comprised of 8 episodes with different themes like Reimagining India, Power of Words, Badalte Rishtey, Power to Women, Wonder of Learning, etc. in each episode.

The second season of the show has begun on 2nd November 2019 with the same host. The show is predicted to be more popular than before since there is a blast in the raise of awareness in the common populace alongside the netizens. The show is being aired every Saturday and Sunday at 09:30 PM IST on Star Plus. YuppTV users living overseas can watch this show every weekend at the time of airing or catch it later in the catchup section. Check out the First four Episodes here
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Saturday, November 2, 2019

Witness the season Finale of Bigg Boss on Star Maa this Sunday

The most popular and most loved Telugu Reality Show is coming to an end this Sunday and Telugu audience all around the world are filled with mixed emotions. Bigg Boss season 3, being hosted Tollywood Actor Akkineni Nagarjuna has been ruling the Telugu audiences’ televisions for the past three months. It is a sad sight to see a show like this come to an end, but every end comes with a new beginning.
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Bigg Boss season 3 began with a bang on 21st July 2019, with Akkineni Nagarjuna as its host. The show commenced with 15 contestants namely, Rahul Sipligunj, Sreemukhi, Varun Sandesh, Ali Reza, Siva Jyothi, Baba Bhasker, Vithika Sheru, Mahesh Vitta, Punarnavi Bupalam, Ravi Krishna, Himaja, Ashu Reddy, Rohini Reddy, Jaffar Babu, and Hema. The show later introduced two more contestants Tamanna Simhadri and Shilpa Chakraborthy as Wild Card Entries.

The show was a hit from the beginning. Actor Nagarjuna’s hosting was also appreciated by the audience and the show had gained higher ratings than the previous 2 seasons. The mix-bag of contestants like Singers, Actors, Choreographers, TV Hosts, Journalists, made the show even more interesting even without the commoners. The audience witnessed many film stars visit the house in which the contestants lived in. Popular ones involve Ram Pothineni, Nidhi Agarwal, Vennela Kishore, Nani, Ramya Krishna, PV Sindhu, Varun Tej, Vijay Devarakonda, Tharun Bhasker, etc.

After many emotional evictions, the final count of the contestants came down to 5 and among these are Rahul Sipligunj who is a singer, Sreemukhi, a TV Show Host, Varun Sandesh, an Actor, Baba Bhasker, A Choreographer, and Ali Reza, A Television Actor. The winner will be decided by Public Votes and will be announced in the season Finale Episode that is going to be aired on Star Maa Television on Sunday at 06:00 PM IST. So, get ready for the most anticipated finale of Bigg Boss this Sunday.

Watch the Season Finale of Bigg Boss 3 on Star Maa Live on YuppTV from all the available regions. Download the YuppTV App on Smart Televisions, Smartphones, and other internet-enabled devices to watch Bigg Boss 3 Grand Finale from anywhere you wish.