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

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
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IAMAI drafts code of compliance for self-regulation by OTT players

Payal Ganguly

A code of self-regulation for online video streaming platforms drafted by the Internet and Mobile Association of India (IAMAI) ....

16 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

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
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How Facebook gave Netflix, others 'special access' to user data

Reuters

Facebook Inc let some companies, including Netflix and Airbnb, access users’ lists of friends after it cut off ....

6 December, 2018

Indian OTT market to grow 10 times to $5 bn by 2023: BCG

Payal Ganguly

India's over-the-top (OTT) content market is projected to expand at a faster pace than global growth in the next few years ....

21 November, 2018

Live-streaming app LiveMe banks on Indian content studios to drive monetisation

Payal Ganguly

Chinese live-streaming app LiveMe is betting on its content studios in India to generate more local videos and help it make money ....

14 November, 2018

Netflix plans to make 17 more original productions in Asia

Reuters

Netflix Inc. plans to make 17 more original productions in Asia as it seeks to boost international subscriber numbers, Chief Content ....

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

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

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

With GigaFiber, can Reliance Jio conquer the entire broadband, TV ecosystem?

Anirban Ghoshal

Earlier this month, Mukesh Ambani took the stage at Reliance Industries’ annual general meeting to announce the impending ....

24 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