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Netflix mulls licensing deals, local content to drive growth in India

Tuesday, October 18, 2016 | More »

Netflix Inc. may look at licensing deals and produce more local language content in India, as the world’s largest independent video streaming company looks to strengthen its presence in an increasingly crowded market. The US-based company entered India in January and competes with nearly a dozen o...


HomeShop18 records 17% transaction growth in Q2

  Mukesh Ambani-controlled Network18 Media & Investments Ltd’s online ventures HomeShop18 and BookMyShow registered marginal growth in the second quarter even as the group reported a widened consolidated net loss. For the three months period ended September 30, the company posted consolid...

17 October, 2016 | More »


How India tuned into Hotstar to watch IPL 2016

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...

6 June, 2016 | More »


Chatsworth, ITW invest in digital sports broadcast network Veqta

Early stage venture capital firm Chatsworth Management and sports management company ITW Consulting Pvt. Ltd have made a seed round of funding worth $500,000 (Rs 3.4 crore) in sports-focused digital broadcast network Veqta, it said in a statement. The firm had earlier received initial-stage backing...

20 May, 2016 | More »


Star India ropes in top Hulu executive Varun Narang for Hotstar

Broadcast network Star India Pvt Ltd has hired Varun Narang, a former executive with US-based online video streaming service Hulu, to head the product and technology division for its online streaming services Hotstar. Hotstar was launched on February 1, just two weeks before the 2015 World Cup to of...

20 July, 2015 | More »


Cricket World Cup breaks digital viewership records, sets stage for ad spending to shift to apps

With 14 million downloads and a combined audience of 87 million unique users between Starsports.com website and its Hotstar app, it appears India’s sports-viewing has quietly turned the corner when it comes to digital usage. “Success in the last two months has given us confidence that India is...

17 April, 2015 | More »


Star India buying movies-related publication Screen; to make it digital-only property, boost Hotstar

Broadcast network Star India Pvt Ltd has entered into an agreement to acquire the Indian Express Group’s Screen brand, the weekly movie entertainment publication, for an undisclosed amount, according to a press release. As part of the deal, Star India will get exclusive ownership of the Screen...

10 March, 2015 | More »