Hotstar gets $153-mn cheque from Star India and Star US to take on competitors

Payal Ganguly

Video streaming platform Hotstar, which is priming for digital rights to broadcast the upcoming Indian Premier League, has raised ....

15 March, 2019

Paytm balloons to super app, walks in Flipkart's footsteps

Payal Ganguly

Paytm-owner One97 Communications has launched a customer loyalty programme called Paytm First comprising offers on its own services ....

5 March, 2019
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Data localisation in focus as govt unveils draft e-commerce policy

Payal Ganguly

The Indian government has issued a draft national e-commerce policy that aims to regulate cross-border data flow, fight piracy ....

25 February, 2019

Online streaming companies may adopt self-censorship

Kavya Kothiyal

Global streaming players such as Netflix, Hotstar, Reliance Jio and others are likely to adopt a voluntary censorship code, said ....

28 December, 2018

Flashback 2018: Partnerships, regional content boost growth in India's OTT space

Payal Ganguly

As data prices and device costs for smartphones have fallen, India has emerged as a key market for over-the-top (OTT) content, ....

27 December, 2018

Amazon rolls out India audio book service in beta

Anand J

Amazon has launched the beta version of its audio book service Audible in India, with the subscription starting at Rs 199 per ....

8 November, 2018
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Netflix India posts net profit in first year of producing local content

Kavya Kothiyal

The Indian unit of Netflix, the world’s largest online video streaming company, has turned in a net profit in the first ....

30 October, 2018

Short videos in local languages are making a splash on Indian content platforms

Payal Ganguly

After a stint at social networking giant Facebook, Abhishek Inumella and his college friends teamed up to launch Samosa Labs in ....

25 October, 2018

Flipkart takes aim at Amazon Prime with new loyalty programme

Reuters

Indian online retailer Flipkart will be launching its second loyalty programme later this month, a move aimed at boosting customer ....

1 August, 2018

Netflix says it's 'way behind' Hotstar in India, will upgrade local avatar

Anand J

Streaming giant Netflix said that in India it was far behind video-sharing site YouTube and Star's video-streaming platform, ....

17 July, 2018
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Netflix turns to Bollywood to take on Amazon Prime in India

Reuters

Netflix Inc premiered its first original series in India in a sheen of Bollywood glitter on Wednesday, upping the stakes in its ....

5 July, 2018

Amazon India introduces monthly subscription for Prime membership service

Binu Paul

E-commerce giant Amazon.com Inc. has rolled out a monthly subscription plan for its paid membership service ‘Amazon Prime’ ....

22 June, 2018

A peek at Amazon Prime Video's global viewership numbers

Reuters

Amazon.com Inc’s top television shows drew more than 5 million people worldwide to its Prime shopping club by early 2017, ....

15 March, 2018

Amazon's Prime Video ropes in head of streaming rival Voot to lead India ops

Anand J

E-commerce giant Amazon's Prime Video has roped in the head of rival Voot to lead its video streaming operations in India, ....

13 March, 2018

Amazon to ramp up regional video content in battle with Netflix in India

Reuters

Amazon.com Inc’s video service will look to add more regional content in India, two company executives said, as it competes ....

12 March, 2018

Digital music is booming in India but players can't afford to be one-hit wonders

Binu Paul & Anand J

In a matter of hours last Wednesday, music streaming services in India suddenly came under the spotlight.  First, ....

5 March, 2018

Amazon ties up with US record company ahead of Prime Music launch

Anand J

Amazon India on Wednesday announced a deal with Warner Music Group (WMG) to bring the US publisher's catalogue to customers ....

14 February, 2018

From Amazon to MakeMyTrip, Indians are finally signing up for paid subscriptions

Shweta Sharma

Fancy a daily peg? There’s a startup in Bengaluru that offers a free drink every day for an entire month. Or if you prefer, ....

12 February, 2018

Amazon claims first successful drone delivery in just 13 minutes

Priya Singh

Amazon completed its first successful drone delivery last week in Cambridge in flat 13 minutes of placing the order. The delivery ....

15 December, 2016

Amazon offers better customer experience than Flipkart: Forrester report

Binu Paul

The Indian arm of the US-based online retailer Amazon has been able to offer better customer experience (CX) than its home-grown ....

3 November, 2016

India's e-commerce story is just beginning, will continue investing: Amazon

Binu Paul

Claiming a significant three-foldĀ jump in sales in the month of October from last year, e-commerce heavyweight Amazon said it ....

1 November, 2016