Netflix India grows FY19 revenues four-fold; expenses shoot up 700%

Shashank Didmishe

An aggressive focus on original and localised content seems to have caused a huge jump in expenses at Netflix India, the domestic ....

11 November, 2019

Google India appoints former Star, Disney head Sanjay Gupta as country manager

Tanmay Tiwary

Sanjay Gupta, whose aggressive push to get cricket content on Hotstar helped the platform grow exponentially, will now be joining ....

8 November, 2019

Hotstar revenue rises two fold to Rs 1,112 cr in FY19; losses widen

Shashank Didmishe

Novi Digital Entertainment, which owns the video streaming platform Hotstar, has posted a two-fold increase in its revenue for ....

6 November, 2019

Zomato starts video streaming, to launch 18 original shows

Supriya Roy

Restaurant aggregator Zomato has joined the ranks of video streaming services Netflix, Amazon Prime and Hotstar with the launch ....

16 September, 2019

Enterprise Tech Dispatch: Quantum computing gets a leg-up from Germany, Apple's war with Netflix

Anirban Ghoshal

While frontier technologies such as AI (artificial intelligence), cloud computing, blockchain and IoT (internet of things) are ....

11 September, 2019

India’s OTT video consumption rides mobile wave

Payal Ganguly

Content consumption is moving to smaller screens as the Over-The-Top (OTT) digital video market grows in India.  The content ....

6 September, 2019

I&B ministry wants certification of streaming platform content; Flipkart launches Hindi interface

Team TC

The ministry of information and broadcasting is looking into certifying content streamed on online platforms. Ecommerce giant ....

4 September, 2019

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 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

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

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

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


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