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Facebook In Talks To Produce Original TV-Quality Shows

Facebook In Talks To Produce Original TV-Quality Shows: Report


The company is expected to release episodes in a traditional manner, instead of dropping an entire season in one go like Netflix Inc and Amazon.com Inc, WSJ reported.

Facebook Inc is in talks with Hollywood studios about producing scripted, TV-quality shows, with an aim of launching original programming by late summer, the Wall Street Journal reported on Sunday.

Facebook In Talks To Produce Original TV-Quality Shows


The social networking giant has indicated that it was willing to commit to production budgets as high as $3 million per episode, in meetings with Hollywood talent agencies, the Journal reported, citing people familiar with the matter.

Facebook is hoping to target audiences from ages 13 to 34, with a focus on the 17 to 30 range. The company has already lined up "Strangers", a relationship drama, and a game show, "Last State Standing", the report said. 

Facebook could not be immediately reached for comment.

The company is expected to release episodes in a traditional manner, instead of dropping an entire season in one go like Netflix Inc and Amazon.com Inc, WSJ reported.

The company is also willing to share its viewership data with Hollywood, the report said.

Apple Inc hired co-presidents of Sony Pictures Television, Jamie Erlicht and Zack Van Amburg, earlier this month, to lead its video-programming efforts.

Apple began its long-awaited move into original television series last week, with a reality show called "Planet of the Apps", an unscripted show about developers trying to interest celebrity mentors with a 60-second pitch on an escalator.

The company's future programming plans include an adaptation of comedian James Corden's "Carpool Karaoke" segment from his CBS Corp show that will begin airing in August.



 

Title: Facebook in Talks to Produce Original TV-Quality Shows  - Report

Description: Company is expected to release episodes in a traditional manner, instead of dropping an entire season in one go like Netflix Inc and Amazon.com Inc, WSJ reported. 

 


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What Priyanka Chopra Posted After Being Trolled

What Priyanka Chopra Posted After Being Trolled For Wearing Dress To Meet PM Modi


NEW DELHI: Actress Priyanka Chopra met Prime Minister Narendra Modi in Berlin on Tuesday. The 34-year-old actress is currently promoting her debut Hollywood film Baywatch in Berlin and attended the premiere in the night. Priyanka's meeting with PM Modi received criticism on social media as Twitter thought that the actress 'wasn't properly dressed to meet a national leader.' "Priyanka, you were sitting with the Prime Minister of our country. You should have at least had the basic sense of covering your legs," read one of the comments. However, Priyanka Chopra seems unperturbed and wrote a cryptic message on Instagram. "Legs for days... #itsthegenes with @madhuchopra nights out in #Berlin," she captioned an image of herself with her mother. In the picture, Priyanka looks chic in a slit denim dress while her mother wears a short skirt.

What Priyanka Chopra Posted After Being Trolled 
Priyanka Chopra with mother Madhu Chopra in Berlin (Courtesy: priyankachopra)
"Priyanka Chopra met Prime Minister Narendra Modi in Berlin on Tuesday. Her meeting with PM Modi received criticism on social media as Twitter thought that the actress 'wasn't properly dressed to meet a national leader'"
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HIGHLIGHTS

  1. "You should have at least covered your legs," read one of the comments
  2. "Legs for days. It's the genes," Priyanka captioned her post
  3. Priyanka is currently promoting Baywatch in Berlin
Here are Priyanka's pictures from her meeting with PM Modi.
Priyanka Chopra totally rocked Baywatch's Berlin premiere on Tuesday night. She wore a short cream shimmer dress by Marc Jacobs. The actress was accompanied by her co-stars Dwayne Johnson and Zac Efron. The actors also met David Hasselhoff, the original Mitch Buchannon, who played the protagonist in the show Baywatch.

Baywatch released on May 26 and the film hits Indian theatres on June 2. Priyanka plays antagonist Victoria Leeds in the film. Meanwhile, the actress is also seen in American television series Quantico, which is in its third season.

Baywatch is directed by Seth Gordon and also stars Alexandra Daddario and Kelly Rohrbach.

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CBSE declares class XII results – Raksha Gopal tops

CBSE declares class XII results – Raksha Gopal tops

The Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) on Sunday released the class 12 Board examination results.
Raksha Gopal from Noida, tops with 99.6 per cent marks. The pass per cent in the CBSE Class XII exam falls to 82 per cent from 83.05 per cent last year.
CBSE declares class XII results – Raksha Gopal tops

Meanwhile, HRD Minister Prakash Javadekar speaks to the toppers in all three streams of Science, Commerce and Humanities.

“The pass per cent in the CBSE Class XII exam falls to 82 per cent from 83.05 per cent last year.”

The results can be accessed online at www.results.nic.in, www.cbseresults.nic.in and www.cbse.nic.in.
Earlier, the CBSE requested students and parents not to visit the Board office for collection of results as they would only be available online.
Although there is no official statement, sources at CBSE said that the Board would follow the moderation policy as directed by the Delhi High Court. The Court had ordered the continuation of the moderation policy that the Board has been following, saying it was unfair to students who had registered for the exam when the policy was still in place.
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Where does the buck stop in Kumble saga

Anil Kumble: Where does the buck stop in Kumble saga?


MUMBAI: The BCCI is clearly dealing with a flawed contract with regards to the position of India’s national coach, given that it has to call for fresh applications for the role despite Anil Kumble doing phenomenally well.

Where does the buck stop in Kumble saga
Through no fault of his, there is a possibility that Anil Kumble may not remain coach of the Indian team after Champions Trophy. (BCCL image)


Highlights

  1. The BCCI has called for fresh applications for the position of coach for the national men’s team
  2. Current coach Anil Kumble’s tenure expires at the conclusion of the Champions Trophy
  3. TOI had reported on Thursday that a section of board administrators weren’t very happy with Kumble’s set of demands
The BCCI, on Thursday, called for fresh applications for the position of coach for the national men’s team, allowed Kumble a direct entry into the process and announced that the three-member cricket advisory committee would look into the process of selecting India’s coach for the next term.

The last time that the advisory committee came together to pick the national coach – zeroing in on Kumble – the BCCI had prepared a contract that said the coach’s term would be for a period of one year, following which a fresh set of applications would be called for. Kumble’s contract ends with the conclusion of the ICC Champions Trophy and stipulates – without any performance clause – that the board has to call for applications once again.

A top source in the Board administration told TOI: “What can we do if the contract is drafted that way? Either there should been a longer term awarded to the coach or there should have been a performance-based clause. Now, if BCCI doesn’t follow that contract, they’ll be accused of not following what’s written in black and white. If they follow it, they’re accused of not being fair to Kumble.”

His ‘demand’ for pay-hikes and his proposal that the coach should also be playing the role of a national selector notwithstanding, Kumble the coach has been tremendously successful with the Indian team.
In the last one year, under Kumble, India has won everything there was to win – which included five Test series, a one-day series and a T20I series.

So, how exactly is the advisory committee going to be comfortable looking at any other candidate except for the former legspinner, who has clearly been successful? The advisory committee – comprising Sachin Tendulkar, Sourav Ganguly and VVS Laxman – has clearly been put in a spot of embarrassment, given that the three have to ‘take a call’ on their former teammate despite the fact that his cricketing achievements as coach have been very good.

“The advisory committee can only look at it from a cricketing perspective, and there’s no doubt that their choice will once again be Kumble. How do they justify doing away with him? So, essentially, it is for the BCCI to suggest where they’re going with this?” a source in the know of things said.

TOI had reported on Thursday that a section of board administrators weren’t very happy with Kumble’s set of demands. One individual said it smacked of unionism while another admitted that the coach was on a ‘sticky wicket’.

If indeed it is about Kumble’s ‘demands’, the BCCI has clearly been unfair in putting the ball in the advisory committee’s court, considering they’re only going to look at things from a cricketing perspective.

“It has been suggested to the BCCI that going forward, they should have a long-term contract in place to avoid such embarrassment in the future,” an official said, adding “right now, it’s only the procedure that’s being followed.”

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Telangana tops in tax growth

Telangana tops in tax growth – KCR says bifurcation helped get more revenue



Hyderabad: Telangana state has topped the country with 17.82 per cent growth in tax revenues, thanks to improved tax collections from key revenue-earning departments such as commercial taxes, excise, stamps and registration, sales, transport and mines.

Telangana tops in tax growth
“Chief Minister K. Chandrasekhar Rao said these figures have once again proved that Telangana is the richest state in the country.”

According to the figures released by the Comptroller and Auditor General (CAG) till February of 2016-17 fiscal (April-February), TS earned Rs 39,183 crore against Rs 33,257 crore during the same period in 2015-16.
Chief Minister K. Chandrasekhar Rao said these figures have once again proved that TS is the richest state in the country. TS has registered 17.82 per cent growth in income generated through primary taxes and 17.81 per cent growth through all taxes.
In addition to the above taxes, the transport sector and other taxes, the state earned Rs 42,564 crore in 2016-17 against Rs 36,130 crore last year, recording 17.81 per cent growth.
Mr Rao said that during the Telangana movement he had said several times that Telangana would be a rich state if it was separated from AP and he has been proved right. He congratulated the officers and staff of tax earning departments for their good performance.
“Since there is an expected rate of growth in the income, we will take forward the welfare programmes in the state with renewed vigour and confidence,” Mr Rao said.


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