The Prime Minister on Friday urged the nation to observe a day of social distancing “Janta Curfew” and add strength to the fight against COVID-19. Its Mid-day and the country is under complete lockdown, it heartening to see the people of India coming together at this time of crisis.
— Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) March 19, 2020
A few quotes from the M&E industry
Rahul Namjoshi, COO, My FM – says on “Janta Curfew”.
“It is time we, as an Industry, give our full-fledged attention to our PM’s clarion call and support “Janta Curfew” this Sunday. Being a socially responsible radio network and looking at the gravity of the situation we, at MY FM, have decided to go live all day from home. Our RJs will be live through the day from home for all our listeners across 30 cities. There will be song requests, games, interviews, updates, contests and a lot of action all day long. At 5pm we will playout “Samaan ka Siren – Special Mashup Song”. We will leave no stone unturned to keep our listeners entertained, updated and refreshed while they stay at home.”
So join us this Sunday, stay safe, stay indoors and do remember ” Bina Mile.. Sath Ladein”.
Eros Now on the increase in platform’s engagement during the current lockdown situation owing to COVID19 – Ali Hussein, CEO, Eros Now Said:
“In the era of social distancing and limiting exposure to the external world, consumers and viewers are turning to forms of digital entertainment and Eros Now is playing its part. We have seen an increase of 200% in paid subscribers on a daily basis and App Annie shows a 78% increase in daily traffic on the platform. We have also launched a global campaign Eros Now #Staysafe campaign wherein consumers can access 2 months of free Eros Now subscription if you subscribe prior to 31Mar 2020. We would like to wish the health and safety of all in these uncertain times.”
Sudhanshu Vats, Group CEO & MD, Viacom18:
In lieu of Hon’ble PM Shri @narendramodi ji's call for social distancing and appreciating efforts of all those providing essential services in our fight against #COVID19, today, the entire @viacom18 family will #PauseForACause, Cheer and Applause, at 5 pm. #jantacurfew22march pic.twitter.com/oV0guuLMfo
— Sudhanshu Vats (@Sudhanshu_Vats) March 22, 2020
Mr. Kishan Jain, Director at Goldmedal Electricals said, “ The government’s decision to provide a boost to the electronics manufacturing sector in India is commendable especially considering the current business scenario. The decisions taken by the Union Cabinet will further help Indian electronic companies through measures announced such as a production-linked incentive scheme (PLI) for promoting manufacturing of electronic components and semiconductors SPECS) and Electronics Manufacturing Clusters (EMC) 2.0. We are confident that the government’s assurance of providing a financial incentive of 25 per cent on capital expenditure for the identified list of electronic goods and components, will not only enable India to become the electronics manufacturing hub of the world but also provide a fillip to its ‘Make in India’ programme. All of these steps are going to provide a much needed boost to the sector and help homegrown companies like Goldmedal Electricals expand their business capabilities further.”
Mr. Parag Naik, CEO & Co-Founder, Saankhya Labs said, “We welcome the government’s move to boost the electronics manufacturing segment in India. Amidst the current business environment, the decisions taken by the Union Cabinet to support manufacturing in India’s semiconductor segment will augur well for Indian electronic companies. Measures announced such as a production-linked incentive scheme (PLI) for promoting manufacturing of electronic components and semiconductors SPECS) and Electronics Manufacturing Clusters (EMC) 2.0 are going to provide a much needed fillip to the sector. We hope that the government’s assurance of providing a financial incentive of 25 per cent on capital expenditure for the identified list of electronic goods including electronic components and semiconductors, enable India to become the semiconductor manufacturing hub of the world. This will also benefit indigenous companies like Saankhya Labs by enhancing their business capabilities enabling them to grow and expand further.”