The biggest news in the media space last week was on the media rights of the Indian Premier League. Thanks to lack of official communication and attendant speculation, social media had a field day before the actual winners and bid amounts were announced.
Viacom18 bagged the digital rights for IPL for the period between 2023 to 2027 and Rs 20,500 crore while Disney Star claimed the television rights for Rs 23,575 crore.
Another news that captured social media’s imagination was the shutting down of Internet Explorer.
From the entertainment sector, Akshay Kumar’s Samrat Prithiviraj which flopped massively, Rajinikanth’s upcoming film ‘Jailer’, Kamal Haasan’s Vikram box office collection trended last week.
Meantime, K-Pop band BTS’ disbanding was not to be.
Here’s a round up of some social media posts from the week gone by.
— VK ☁️ (@Suprvirat) June 13, 2022
Viacom18 bags digital rights with its winning bid of Rs 23,758 cr. India has seen a digital revolution & the sector has endless potential. The digital landscape has changed the way cricket is watched. It has been a big factor in the growth of the game & the Digital India vision.
— Jay Shah (@JayShah) June 14, 2022
— Sun Pictures (@sunpictures) June 17, 2022
My juniors are so sweet, asking me for leave to attend an interview. 😉😁 pic.twitter.com/gcBELHIuAG
— Sahil (@s5sahil) June 15, 2022
— RJ RaJa (@rajaduraikannan) June 17, 2022
BTS IS NOT DISBANDED
BTS, a world-renowned Korean choir, has decided to split. They made the announcement at a party marking the ninth anniversary of their band’s music career.
— eTunes (@eTuneslk) June 17, 2022
My uncle came to tell me that bts “split up” cuz he saw it on the news. This is what’s so frustrating. Media twisting their words and not even listening to what the boys were actually saying.
— HYYH🃏🪐⁷ ᴾʳᵒᵒᶠ (@Daraaa_Liza) June 17, 2022