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Video streaming app Dekkho raises seed funding

Monday, December 26, 2016 | More »

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Video streaming platform Dekkho, run by Baadl Technologies Pvt Ltd, has raised $1.2 million (Rs 8.1 crore) from seven angel investors in its seed round of investment. The startup did not reveal the names of these investors. The company was founded by former Booz Allen Hamilton consultants Tanay Desa...

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Amazon unveils Prime Video in India, aims to take on Netflix

US-based ecommerce giant Amazon Inc launched of its video streaming service Amazon Prime Video in India. It will offer Amazon Prime members in India, a selection of “new release Bollywood and regional Indian blockbusters, Hollywood movies and day-after-broadcast of US TV shows and kids’ programm...

14 December, 2016 | More »

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Can Amazon combat Netflix and local rivals in India’s crowded video-streaming market?

Amazon.com Inc is launching its video streaming service Amazon Prime Video—which is currently available only in the US, the UK, Germany, Austria and Japan—in India, as part of a global rollout to expand the service 200 countries. The development was first reported by The Wall Street Journal. “...

18 November, 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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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 »

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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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What does Netflix’s entry mean for other internet TV companies in India

So far Indian audiences have been able to watch only a handful of Netflix original content. That is now going to change with the US on-demand video streaming service entering India. But as Indian viewers lap it up, the bigger question is what does the entry of this internet TV network giant mean for...

7 January, 2016 | More »

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Netflix launches in India; basic monthly subscription at Rs 500

Netflix Inc, the world’s largest independent video streaming company, has launched its service in India as part of a wider international expansion. It has positioned itself as a premium player with its subscription fees much higher than its local peers. Although the move is not expected to immedia...

7 January, 2016 | More »

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Netflix gears up for India launch, pricing strategy may hold the key

Netflix Inc, the world’s largest video streaming company, may soon spread its wings to India. The Hindu Business Line, which reported the development first by quoting unnamed sources, said that Netflix may announce its India launch at the Consumer Electronic Show in Las Vegas later this week. For ...

4 January, 2016 | More »

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Mobile video apps gear up for the big fight

As popular over-the-top (OTT) video global brands such as Netflix, Hulu, HBO GO/Now and Amazon Prime eye India, an intense, early battle is underway to grab audiences. From Hotstar to Sony Liv, Ditto TV, Hungama, Vuclip, Eros Now, Spuul, Hooq, Indian audiences are already awash in choices. Just last...

20 November, 2015 | More »

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