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OTT video platform YuppTV raises $50 mn

Wednesday, October 12, 2016 | More »

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Emerald Media, a pan-Asian platform established by KKR for investing in the media and entertainment sector, has acquired a significant minority stake in YuppTV for $50 million (Rs 332 crore). YuppTV is an over-the-top (OTT) video platform for South Asian content offering live TV, catch-up TV and mov...

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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 »

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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 »