Hotstar most popular OTT video platform in India: Counterpoint survey

Payal Ganguly

Hotstar’s focus on cricket partnerships has helped propel it to the pinnacle of India's over-the-top (OTT) video content ....

19 June, 2019

Viacom18 hires Shaadi.com exec to run streaming platform Voot

Binu Paul

Broadcaster and digital content provider Viacom18 Media Pvt. Ltd has appointed Gourav Rakshit as chief operating officer of digital ....

3 May, 2019
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Indians to hit media spend limit of $32 by 2021: Assocham-PwC study

Anirban Ghoshal

India's per-person spend on media and entertainment will hit a limit of $32 by 2021 as nominal Gross Domestic Product (GDP) ....

1 April, 2019

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

IAMAI releases code of conduct for OTT players

Payal Ganguly

A day after media reports said that the Internet and Mobile Association of India (IAMAI) has drafted a self-regulation code for ....

17 January, 2019

Myntra CEO Ananth Narayanan steps down, Amar Nagaram takes over

Binu Paul

Ananth Narayanan has quit as the chief executive of Flipkart-owned fashion e-tailers Myntra and Jabong, ending months of speculation. Narayanan ....

14 January, 2019
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Paytm to enter crowded OTT space, forms content partnerships

Payal Ganguly

Digital payments company Paytm is entering the over the top (OTT) space with video partnerships, a report in The Economic Times ....

14 January, 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

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

After building Hotstar, Ajit Mohan will now have to rebuild Facebook in India

Anirban Ghoshal & Anand J

Sometime last year, Hotstar chief executive Ajit Mohan took to Facebook to write about a new feature of his video-streaming service. ....

26 September, 2018
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Facebook appoints Hotstar CEO Ajit Mohan as India MD

Anirban Ghoshal

Social networking giant Facebook said on Monday that it has appointed Ajit Mohan, currently chief executive officer of local video ....

24 September, 2018

Flipkart in talks to pick up a stake in Hotstar: Report

Kavya Kothiyal

Homegrown e-commerce giant Flipkart has held discussions with video streaming service Hotstar to buy a stake in the Star India ....

17 September, 2018

Why Hotstar thinks its revenue model can keep video streaming rivals at bay

Reuters

Indian video streaming service Hotstar sees its blended revenue model that relies on both subscription fees and ad sales as a ....

17 August, 2018

What's behind Hotstar and Flipkart's new ad platform

Anand J

Homegrown e-commerce giant Flipkart and video streaming service Hotstar have joined hands to launch a new advertising platform ....

20 July, 2018

Exclusive: Video platform The Viral Fever raises $6 mn in fresh funding

Vijayakumar Pitchiah

The Viral Fever (TVF), an over-the-top (OTT) platform which creates original video content, has raised an additional $6 million ....

20 July, 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

Can MX Player help Times Internet stream its way past Hotstar, Netflix?

Dearton Thomas Hector

In June 2008, as the world was on the cusp of the worst financial crisis in eight decades, media conglomerate Bennett, Coleman ....

11 July, 2018

Times Internet buys MX Player for $147 mn to build video streaming platform

Dearton Thomas Hector

Times Internet Ltd (TIL), the digital business arm of media conglomerate Times Group, is planning a foray into video streaming ....

28 June, 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

Star India makes strategic investment in media tech startup Zapr

Disha Sharma

21st Century Fox-owned broadcaster Star India Pvt Ltd has picked up a minority stake in Bangalore-based media tech company Zapr ....

7 March, 2017

Amazon bets big on Prime Video, invests over $75 mn in India so far

Binu Paul

US-based ecommerce giant Amazon Inc has invested about Rs 500 crore (around $75 million) on its video streaming service Amazon ....

8 February, 2017