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

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

Jio, Paytm support lawful interception of messages on OTT platforms

Payal Ganguly

Telecom company Reliance Jio and Alibaba-backed digital wallet firm Paytm are in favour of lawful interception of messages sent ....

10 January, 2019

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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Can music streaming apps hit the right notes in India with specialised content?

Payal Ganguly & Shweta Sharma

Swedish music streaming app Spotify will soon launch in India as it closes negotiations with leading music labels, according to ....

29 November, 2018

Dailyhunt banks on Bharat to fuel the content platform’s immersive video ambitions

Payal Ganguly

News and content aggregator Dailyhunt is planning on upending the entertainment industry with high-quality bite-sized video content ....

27 November, 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

Telecom regulator mulls framework for WhatsApp, other OTT services

Payal Ganguly

The country’s telecom regulator has issued a consultation paper to explore a regulatory framework for over-the-top (OTT) ....

13 November, 2018
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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

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

Gurgaon firm uses AI to tell brands when you aren't paying attention to ads

Anirban Ghoshal

The next time you watch a video advertisement on your mobile phone, there may be more than meets the eye. A Gurgaon-based over-the-top ....

8 March, 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

OTT video platform YuppTV raises $50 mn

Team TC

Emerald Media, a pan-Asian platform established by KKR for investing in the media and entertainment sector, has acquired a ....

12 October, 2016

How India tuned into Hotstar to watch IPL 2016

Anushree Bhattacharyya,

A 100 million people watched the Indian Premier League (IPL) this year on video over-the-top (OTT) platform Hotstar, with 61% ....

6 June, 2016

Paid users, not downloads, matter for OTT platforms: Balaji Telefilms' Nair

Anushree Bhattacharyya,

Over the past couple of years several companies have launched over-the-top (OTT) video platforms in India, including major international ....

23 May, 2016

Chatsworth, ITW invest in digital sports broadcast network Veqta

Binu Paul

Early stage venture capital firm Chatsworth Management and sports management company ITW Consulting Pvt. Ltd have made a seed ....

20 May, 2016

Why Ronnie Screwvala exited Arre and what it means for the OTT segment

Anushree Bhattacharyya,

Ronnie Screwvala, one of India's best-known media entrepreneurs, has exited digital content platform Arré barely a year after ....

28 April, 2016