Big ventures like RRR and KGF: Chapter 2 raked in Rs 902 crore and Rs 1,000 crore at the domestic box office, becoming the highest grossers of 2022 so far, and also helped in taking the contribution of films from the south to 50 percent in the overall revenue pie.
A new genre of films from southern India — epic, big-budget, over-the-top action flicks, some of them served with a dollop of toxic masculinity and gory violence — are increasingly dominating the country’s $24 billion media and entertainment market, and in some cases, making their mark beyond India.
The multiplex operator which has around 450 screens is also looking to use funds to launch more screens. Carnival Cinemas plans to open 100 screens, in which the company had partially invested before coronavirus outbreak.
The streaming service’s mobile plan has been successful in India and is being replicated in other countries.
Ultimate Kho Kho marks the debut investment of Badshah who is keen on investing in more sports properties.
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As part of the collaboration, Amazon Prime Video will provide access to advertisement-free subscription service AMC+ and AMC's streaming service Acorn TV on Prime Video Channels in India on a subscription basis.
In 2021 and so far this year, only 10 percent films have recovered the production cost and emerged successful at the box office, from 35-40 percent during pre-COVID times. Analysts say this story will change only if the release window for films on OTT platforms are restored to eight weeks from the current four.
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Only the US NFL ranks higher than IPL in terms of per match value.
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The platform saw its paid users grow significantly in the last two years from 0.8 million in 2020 especially after the launch of its one of the most popular properties Scam 1992 which brought to the platform around 22 million viewers.
Zee Entertainment's streaming platform ZEE5 is increasing investments in Telugu content by 3x this year.
During IPL 2022, celebrity-led advertisements on TV recorded 54% share, down from 57%. Last year, celebrity-endorsed ads had seen 19% increase in share over season 13 of IPL in 2020 when share of celebrity endorsed ads was 48%.
Esports, a growing sports category in India, is seeing increased acceptance, especially with its inclusion in the 2022 Asian Games. Esports viewership on digital media is at 17 million. It is expected to surpass 85 million unique viewers in India by 2025, according to an EY-FICCI report.
BCCI plans to use the money to strengthen the domestic cricket structure in India starting from the grassroots and spruce up facilities across India and enrich the overall cricket-watching experience.
Disney+ may find it difficult to scale up streaming use base. Falling TV viewership will lengthen the time necessary to recoup investment and may hit margins of Star, said analysts.
Auction for IPL's digital rights was fierce as it went for rebidding when Disney Star challenged Viacom18 with a counter bid of Rs 49 crore per match which was surpassed by Viacom18 that closed the bidding with Rs 50 crore per game. On the broadcast rights front, Disney Star won the rights at Rs 57.5 crore per game.
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The overall base price of the media rights is estimated at Rs 32,890 crore. This is expected to rise to Rs 50,000-60,000 crore.
Social media metrics like the number of followers, engagement rates, and average like comments ratio have become critical in endorsement decisions by brands.
JetSynthesys gaming startup Jetapult will work on an invest-and -operate model to acquire gaming studios in India and international markets including South-East Asia, Middle East, South America, Australia, and New Zealand.
The six-team franchise-style league will be played over a 34-match schedule in the UAE.
The Ultimate Kho Kho League, which was initially scheduled to launch in 2020, was rescheduled to last year because of Covid. But the league did not have a strong window because of the IPL and was postponed again to this year.