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  • New OTT guidelines: You can Netflix and chill but OTTs have their work cut out Feb 26, 2021 09:43 PM IST

    New OTT guidelines: You can Netflix and chill but OTTs have their work cut out

    While many say that the new norms will lead to a level playing field, there are still many clarifications that are needed.

  • ‘Dance with Madhuri’ gets a COVID shot Feb 26, 2021 05:53 PM IST

    ‘Dance with Madhuri’ gets a COVID shot

    Madhuri Dixit shares how her online app got a boost during lockdown. The app saw a 5x growth in the last 10 months. In the last 100 days, the user base has grown to 300,000, and 70 percent digital revenue comes from abroad. The actress and her husband are now looking for investors.

  • Govt creates a 3-layer mechanism to check OTT content but no blanket censorship Feb 25, 2021 05:08 PM IST

    Govt creates a 3-layer mechanism to check OTT content but no blanket censorship

    Video streaming platforms will be able to classify their content under different ratings.

  • ‘Made in Korea, watched by world’: Netflix plans $500 million South Korea budget Feb 25, 2021 12:15 PM IST

    ‘Made in Korea, watched by world’: Netflix plans $500 million South Korea budget

    Netflix, the California-based streaming giant, has identified South Korea as one of its keys to its success in the massive Asian market. It plans to spend on local content to boost subscribers.

  • Now, India will see local versions of Suits, Saturday Night Live thanks to this co-production deal Feb 24, 2021 08:28 PM IST

    Now, India will see local versions of Suits, Saturday Night Live thanks to this co-production deal

    NBCUniversal Formats, a division of Universal Studio Group, has signed a co-production deal with Banijay Asia to remake shows like Suits for the Indian audience.

  • ShemarooTV bets on its first original Jurm Aur Jazbaat to get more viewership, ad revenue Feb 24, 2021 07:48 PM IST

    ShemarooTV bets on its first original Jurm Aur Jazbaat to get more viewership, ad revenue

    Free-to-air (FTA) channels, which depend on library content, have started investing in originals. While Dangal TV launched around five originals in 2020-21, ShemarooTV has launched its first original Jurm Aur Jazbaat.

  • Spotify celebrates 2 years in India | A look at the insight and trends that it has seen in the past two years Feb 23, 2021 05:19 PM IST

    Spotify celebrates 2 years in India | A look at the insight and trends that it has seen in the past two years

    Audio streaming platform Spotify has been in India for the past two years. With Spotify, it is easy to find the right music or podcast for every moment – on your phone, computer, tablet and more. Spotify nears 350 million users driven by India, as per reports. There are millions of tracks and episodes on the audio streaming platform.

  • Netflix launches automatic downloads feature Feb 22, 2021 09:29 PM IST

    Netflix launches automatic downloads feature

    The company, which competes with services like Amazon Prime Video and Disney+Hotstar in India, said users will always be in control of how much content is downloaded to their device.

  • Live stream and earn money on this made-in-India video sharing platform Feb 22, 2021 03:53 PM IST

    Live stream and earn money on this made-in-India video sharing platform

    Four months back Bolo Indya did a soft launch of its Bolo-Live feature where content creators can connect with their followers during their live streaming session and earn gifts.

  • Kareena Kapoor Khan-Saif Ali welcome son, Taimur now has a baby brother Feb 21, 2021 11:28 AM IST

    Kareena Kapoor Khan-Saif Ali welcome son, Taimur now has a baby brother

    Kareena Kapoor and Saif Ali Khan welcomed their first child, son Taimur on December 20, 2016.

  • After a dry spell, FY22 may become one of the best years for India film industry Feb 20, 2021 03:39 PM IST

    After a dry spell, FY22 may become one of the best years for India film industry

    Theatrical release of around 17 Bollywood films has been announced so far, including big ventures like Ranveer Singh's 83 and Jayeshbhai Jordaar, Akshay Kumar's Bell Bottom, Ranbir Kapoor's Shamshera, and Ajay Devgn's Maidaan.

  • Eeb Allay Ooo!: An absurd but poignant tale of a monkey chaser that hits home Feb 20, 2021 11:36 AM IST

    Eeb Allay Ooo!: An absurd but poignant tale of a monkey chaser that hits home

    Shardul Bhardwaj's Anjani dresses up as langur to protect the high and mighty from troublesome monkeys in a film that shines light on the gig economy, migrant workers and the class divide.

  • India vs England series: Day one of first Test match reached 26 million TV viewers Feb 19, 2021 02:18 PM IST

    India vs England series: Day one of first Test match reached 26 million TV viewers

    The first India vs England Test registered 3.8 million average minute audience, according to data provided by the Broadcast Audience Research Council India. The cricket match clocked a reach of 26 million viewers

  • YRF’s Bollywood line-up for 2021 cheers exhibitors Feb 18, 2021 05:45 PM IST

    YRF’s Bollywood line-up for 2021 cheers exhibitors

    Yash Raj Films has set the ball rolling for good times ahead with some much-awaited films that are likely to draw audiences back to theatres

  • From Sooryavanshi to Hollywood and regional films, PVR Pictures will offer over 30 movies in 2021 Feb 17, 2021 07:39 PM IST

    From Sooryavanshi to Hollywood and regional films, PVR Pictures will offer over 30 movies in 2021

    PVR would be releasing 15 foreign language titles and 8-9 Hindi films over the next 12 months. As for Tamil, Telugu, Malayalam, and Kannada again about 7-8 films we will be releasing.

  • Screening struggles: The most gripping films at the virtual Sundance festival Feb 14, 2021 06:23 PM IST

    Screening struggles: The most gripping films at the virtual Sundance festival

    Individual or collective struggles for a better life made for the most affecting movies at the 2021 edition of the festival.

  • Telugu OTT aha is another feather in the cap of language-specific streaming platforms Feb 14, 2021 01:27 PM IST

    Telugu OTT aha is another feather in the cap of language-specific streaming platforms

    The platform has onboarded as many as 10 lakh paid subscribers within a year

  • Sony Sports records over 100 million viewers for India tour of Australia, to offer lot more cricket in 2021 Feb 12, 2021 07:11 PM IST

    Sony Sports records over 100 million viewers for India tour of Australia, to offer lot more cricket in 2021

    To watch the test matches between India and Australia, as many as 75 million viewers tuned into Sony Sports channels.

  • Marvel removes anti-Semitic content featuring jewellery shop with star of David from Hulk comic Feb 10, 2021 08:42 PM IST

    Marvel removes anti-Semitic content featuring jewellery shop with star of David from Hulk comic

    After the Hulk comic was published last week, many readers had raised an objection to the part where the character Joe Fixit entered a jewellery store named ‘Cronemberg’s Jewery’, with Jewish symbol - Star of David – on the window.

  • India vs England series: Disney+Hotstar ropes in 9 sponsors, Dream11 becomes co-presenting sponsor Feb 10, 2021 01:41 PM IST

    India vs England series: Disney+Hotstar ropes in 9 sponsors, Dream11 becomes co-presenting sponsor

    A Disney+ Hotstar spokesperson said, “Advertiser interest has been at an all-time high for the India versus England series which is being played in India.”

  • Raj Kapoor's son Rajiv Kapoor dies at 58 Feb 09, 2021 02:14 PM IST

    Raj Kapoor's son Rajiv Kapoor dies at 58

    Neetu Kapoor, the wife of late actor Rishi Kapoor- Rajiv's elder brother, was the first to confirm the news on Instagram.

  • On a lighter note: Makers of Comicstaan to launch 25 stand-up specials this year on OTTs Feb 08, 2021 04:24 PM IST

    On a lighter note: Makers of Comicstaan to launch 25 stand-up specials this year on OTTs

    As the trend catches on and streaming platforms turn to comedies, the intensifying competition has made it clear that only original content will work

  • It's 100% in theatres yet no sign of release of Sooryavanshi, 83. Here's why Feb 07, 2021 01:05 PM IST

    It's 100% in theatres yet no sign of release of Sooryavanshi, 83. Here's why

    Theatres in India can now operate without any restrictions on the number of audiences yet only Salman Khan's Radhe has announced the release date. Why aren't makers of other big Bollywood films announcing the release dates? Read on

  • Not just tickets, BookMyShow now lets you buy, rent movies. But can it beat the OTTs? Feb 05, 2021 04:45 PM IST

    Not just tickets, BookMyShow now lets you buy, rent movies. But can it beat the OTTs?

    The pay per view model is a bold experiment and much will depend on the content it offers. Some experts predict a growing traction

  • Now, authors and composers to get royalties from radio broadcasters Feb 04, 2021 09:33 PM IST

    Now, authors and composers to get royalties from radio broadcasters

    Intellectual Property Appellate Board upheld the rights of IPRS and its lyricist, music composer and music publisher members, to claim royalties in respect of the broadcast of lyrics and music underlying sound recordings by FM radio stations in India.

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