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  • New classification, including Adult rating, for OTT platforms such as Netflix and Amazon Prime Feb 25, 2021 01:46 PM IST

    New classification, including Adult rating, for OTT platforms such as Netflix and Amazon Prime

    Government sets "classification rating" to describe content and advise discretion for viewers of films and serials shown on streaming platforms such as Netflix, Amazon Prime and Disney+Hotstar.

  • New IT rules: Self-regulating body must govern digital publishers and online distribution platforms Feb 25, 2021 01:30 PM IST

    New IT rules: Self-regulating body must govern digital publishers and online distribution platforms

    The self-regulating body must be an independent body constituted by such publishers or their association, said the Information Technology (Guidelines for Intermediaries and Digital Media Ethics Code) Rules, 2021, a copy of which Moneycontrol reviewed.

  • Contemplating 'some action' on regulating OTT platforms, Centre tells SC Feb 16, 2021 02:59 PM IST

    Contemplating 'some action' on regulating OTT platforms, Centre tells SC

    The ministry had earlier told the top court in a separate case that there is a need to regulate digital media and that the court may first appoint a committee of persons as amicus before laying down guidelines with respect to the regulation of hate speech in the media.

  • MakeMyTrip raises $200 million through zero percent interest bond Feb 05, 2021 08:03 PM IST

    MakeMyTrip raises $200 million through zero percent interest bond

    MakeMyTrip reported a correction in the bookings during the last quarter of 2020 which had witnessed a steep fall following the pandemic and the subsequent lockdown earlier during the year.

  • More digital premieres of Hollywood, Bollywood films as Eros Now launches pay per view model Jan 28, 2021 09:06 PM IST

    More digital premieres of Hollywood, Bollywood films as Eros Now launches pay per view model

    While Eros Now is starting with Hollywood content slate, the OTT platform will also get around eight to 10 Bollywood ventures this year.

  • 'Tandav' makers say they will make changes to web series following controversy Jan 19, 2021 08:18 PM IST

    'Tandav' makers say they will make changes to web series following controversy

    In an official statement, the team reiterated that they had no intention to hurt anyone's sentiments.

  • Parliament Panel discusses 'reasonable curbs' on OTT platform content: Report Jan 14, 2021 01:01 PM IST

    Parliament Panel discusses 'reasonable curbs' on OTT platform content: Report

    CBFC members made a case for the need for “moving from censorship to certification” as a “more relevant” method

  • COVID-19 impact | OTT platforms to up budgets by 25-30% this year Jan 11, 2021 06:02 PM IST

    COVID-19 impact | OTT platforms to up budgets by 25-30% this year

    Streaming services are estimated to have spent more than Rs 5,100 crore in India last year.

  • OTTs set to launch more shows in 2021, invest more in regional content Jan 10, 2021 01:19 PM IST

    OTTs set to launch more shows in 2021, invest more in regional content

    Over-the-top (OTT) platforms are expected to launch more than 400 originals in 2021 as compared to less than 200 titles last year.

  • Lionsgate to bring its own independent video streaming app to India: All you need to know Dec 02, 2020 06:04 PM IST

    Lionsgate to bring its own independent video streaming app to India: All you need to know

    Priced at ₹99 a month and ₹699 a year, the app will curate not just Hollywood titles for its Indian audience, but also produced original content.

  • Venture Catalysts leads Rs 8.5 crore investment in dialect OTT startup STAGE Nov 27, 2020 12:04 PM IST

    Venture Catalysts leads Rs 8.5 crore investment in dialect OTT startup STAGE

    Vinay Singhal, Founder of STAGE said the investment would help the platform increase their rate of content creation and scale distribution to hit the next two million users.

  • Free Netflix in India: Netflix StreamFest to let you watch videos without subscription on December 5-6; check details Nov 20, 2020 01:23 PM IST

    Free Netflix in India: Netflix StreamFest to let you watch videos without subscription on December 5-6; check details

    Non-subscribers in India will be able to watch all films, series, documentaries and reality shows available on Netflix during the two-day 'StreamFest', the content streaming giant has said.

  • OTT platforms, online portals to face stricter censorship laws as govt brings them under I&B ambit Nov 11, 2020 11:20 AM IST

    OTT platforms, online portals to face stricter censorship laws as govt brings them under I&B ambit

    Online streaming portals like Netflix, Hotstar and Amazon Prime will now be subject to the same censorship rules as that of television.

  • India emerges as world's fastest-growing OTT market: PwC report Oct 22, 2020 04:09 PM IST

    India emerges as world's fastest-growing OTT market: PwC report

    Since the COVID-19 pandemic led to a shut down of movie theatres and cinemas globally, OTT platforms have seen obvious gains from this.

  • Theatres were shut, but this company sold tons of popcorn during the lockdown Oct 06, 2020 03:30 PM IST

    Theatres were shut, but this company sold tons of popcorn during the lockdown

    Binge-watching drove sales of popcorn to a new high for Popcorn & Company, helping it to easily surpass its full-year sales in FY20 in just six months

  • Not opportune time to suggest comprehensive regulatory framework for OTT services: TRAI Sep 14, 2020 05:42 PM IST

    Not opportune time to suggest comprehensive regulatory framework for OTT services: TRAI

    OTT services refer to applications and services that are accessible over the internet and ride on an operator's network. Skype, Viber, WhatsApp and Hike are some of the popular and widely-used OTT services.

  • From social media to video OTTs, more Indians are consuming content in their local languages Aug 05, 2020 10:06 PM IST

    From social media to video OTTs, more Indians are consuming content in their local languages

    According to a survey conducted by WATConsult, 29 percent of the users watch and browse content on Facebook in their local languages, making it the most popular choice of social media platform.

  • India's data consumption on OTT grows nearly 950% during lockdown Jul 30, 2020 10:34 AM IST

    India's data consumption on OTT grows nearly 950% during lockdown

    Data consumption on OTT and video on demand (VoD) platforms rose by 249 percent during March and April, as against February 2020.

  • Sushant Singh Rajput's Dil Bechara released: Where to watch for free and other details Jul 24, 2020 02:51 PM IST

    Sushant Singh Rajput's Dil Bechara released: Where to watch for free and other details

    Sushant Singh Rajput's last movie Dil Bechara released on OTT platform Disney+ Hotstar tonight. Check where you can watch it for free.

  • For Gulabo Sitabo, is the deal with Amazon Prime just right? Jun 14, 2020 10:57 AM IST

    For Gulabo Sitabo, is the deal with Amazon Prime just right?

    Indian films are now opting for OTT premieres instead of theatrical releases. Amitabh Bachchan and Ayushmann Khurrana-starrer 'Gulabo Sitabo' was released across 200 countries and in 15 languages by Amazon Prime.

  • Disney+ Hotstar to stream Chacha Chaudhary series comprising 52 episodes Jun 12, 2020 07:00 PM IST

    Disney+ Hotstar to stream Chacha Chaudhary series comprising 52 episodes

    "We are excited about Chacha Chaudhary boarding the OTT platform for the first time which will give an opportunity for the complete family to relive, entertain and engage with Chacha & Sabu," said P Jayakumar, CEO of Toonz Media Group.

  • 'Pataal Lok' raises many serious questions but answers none Jun 07, 2020 07:22 AM IST

    'Pataal Lok' raises many serious questions but answers none

    The new series on Amazon Prime is commendable for its tight plot and sharp script, but raises audiences' cynicism by a few degrees.

  • HBO Max is here to take on Netflix. Is it too late? May 27, 2020 03:24 PM IST

    HBO Max is here to take on Netflix. Is it too late?

    AT&T’s streaming platform goes live on May 27. At $15 a month, it’s more expensive than its rivals and comes at a time when household income is dropping.

  • Few direct to digital releases will not impact theatrical business much, says Carnival Cinemas CEO May 16, 2020 06:47 PM IST

    Few direct to digital releases will not impact theatrical business much, says Carnival Cinemas CEO

    Mohan Umrotkar, CEO, Carnival Cinemas believes that producers who have taken the direct digital route to release films may have done so due to financial pressure.

  • Manisha Koirala's Netflix film ‘Maska’ could have been better with more spice, less sugar Mar 30, 2020 10:25 AM IST

    Manisha Koirala's Netflix film ‘Maska’ could have been better with more spice, less sugar

    Watch 'Maska' without expecting a moon and you would be fine with what plays on the screen.

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