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How India tuned into Hotstar to watch IPL 2016

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A 100 million people watched the Indian Premier League (IPL) this year on video over-the-top (OTT) platform Hotstar, with 61% of the viewers watching the cricket tournament on their mobiles. Launched last February during the ICC Cricket World Cup, Star India Pvt Ltd-owned Hotstar has seen a steady i...

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HT Media’s digital business revenue jumps, loss narrows in Q4

HT Media Ltd, the publisher of dailies Hindustan Times and Mint and related websites, on Thursday reported a 32% rise in revenue and a narrower loss for its digital business in the fourth quarter of the financial year 2015-16. Consolidated revenue of the digital business for the January-March quarte...

26 May, 2016 | More »

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

Over the past couple of years several companies have launched over-the-top (OTT) video platforms in India, including major international players such as Netflix. Television and film production company Balaji Telefilms Ltd is set to be the latest to roll out an OTT platform. To be launched by unit AL...

23 May, 2016 | More »

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Trai mulls ways to offer free internet without violating net neutrality norms

Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (Trai) has floated a consultation paper that explores models through which service providers would be able to offer free data within the net neutrality framework, months after barring platforms like Facebook’s Free Basics and Airtel Zero under its differential...

20 May, 2016 | More »

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Why Careers360 now wants to guide the foreign university aspirant

For every student who dreams about studying in Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) or Indian Institute of Management (IIM), there are many more who dream of going abroad to study. According to the Indian Students Mobility Research 2015 report by education research firm MM Advisory Services, the tot...

18 May, 2016 | More »

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Exclusive: OTT platform ZengaTV scouts for strategic investor

Over-the-top (OTT) video streaming platform ZengaTV is actively scouting for a strategic investor as it looks to raise funds to acquire international content and strengthen its position in an increasingly crowded market. Shabhir Momin, co-founder of Zenga Media Pte. Ltd, under which ZengaTV is house...

4 May, 2016 | More »

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Exclusive: BCCL’s Brand Capital picks stake in two Indian tech unicorns

Media conglomerate Bennett, Coleman and Company Ltd (BCCL) has picked a small stake in two Indian technology ‘unicorns’ through its ad-for-equity investment arm Brand Capital, expanding its exposure to digital business beyond its in-house arm Times Internet. For full report click here...

2 May, 2016 | More »

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

Ronnie Screwvala, one of India’s best-known media entrepreneurs, has exited digital content platform Arré barely a year after announcing the venture as he feels the segment is in its infancy in India and over-the-top platforms have yet to figure out a viable business model. Screwvala, who set up ...

28 April, 2016 | More »

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Prime Focus to form JV with Hong Kong firm for VR business, exits VFX venture

Media services firm Prime Focus Ltd has signed an agreement to sell its 30% stake in loss-making visual effects (VFX) service firm Digital Domain-Reliance, LLC to its partner Digital Domain Holdings Ltd (DDHL) for $30 million. The move will allow the firm to invest more in advertising and virtual re...

28 April, 2016 | More »

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How women entrepreneurs are smashing the glass ceiling

Eighty rupees was all it took a group of women five decades ago to start a business that is now a household name in India. Not many will be able to recall the names of those seven women but the story of Lijjat papad is perhaps the most outstanding example of women entrepreneurship in India. [&hellip...

27 April, 2016 | More »

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