As per Online Video Forecasts 2018, online video watching is increasing in India. Talking about global consumption, the report said globally consumers will spend an average of 67 minutes a day watching online videos this year, up from 56 minutes in 2017.
The Hindi news channel Tez is hosting the TV Today Network’s new-age digital brand TheLallantop.com as a full-fledged show. As per company sources, the Show is a ‘breath of fresh air’ presenting the news in a witty, straightforward manner. The choice of words in a digitally inspired storytelling format is sure to engage the viewers.
To capture the diaspora market having a taste for Odia content, the All India Radio has launched a multimedia web radio service in an Odia language on 15 July.
The cost of adding new customers in the USA is much more for the streaming service Netflix than in other countries, according to media analyst firm Ampere Analysis.
The media rights of the Spanish soccer league La Liga, which was earlier held by Sony Pictures Networks India (SPNI), has been grabbed by the social media giant Facebook for 4 years.
The subscribers of the leading over the top (OTT) platform YuppTVwill be able to enjoy the cinema hall like experience, as the OTT player as announced that its select movie titles will be available in Dolby Audio, an advanced surround sound experience.
The leading OTT arm of Balaji Telefilms, ALTBalajiwill invest up to Rs 500 crore over the next three years to create more original content. The decision is crucial as global OTT platforms like Netflix are investing hugely on original Indian content.
The leading OTT platform Amazon Prime Video may soon add F1 TV Channel, as Formula One is in talks with it to make the channel reach 100 million subscribers globally.
Kids learning app are getting popular, and many new players are cashing in on the boom. Recently, Ultra Media and Entertainment has also launched six such apps aimed at kids. The educational and infotainment apps are Preschool & Nursery Rhymes, Nursery Rhymes Top 70, 100 Marathi Balgoshti, Kids Stories English, Bangla Kids stories & Songs, and Rhyme Time.
The leading mobile game developer of India, the Mumbai-based Nazara Technologies Ltd has bought 27.42% minority stake in Crimzon Code, digital entertainment company.
To help online video creators and publishers, the video analytics marketing company Vidooly has launched an initiative in India and South East Asia. Under the new initiative, Vidooly will identify and assist video content creators to create the next generation of online video stars.
To cash in on the ever growing number of Hindi net users, the E-commerce company Infibeam has partnered with Network18 Group to launch an online financial platform moneycontrol.ooo in Hindi. The service will be available on multiple digital platforms including web and mobile.
The popular over the top (OTT) platform Eros Now, which is owned by Eros International, has launched in Sri Lanka on Dialog Axiata. The users will be able seamlessly browse through over 20,000 hours of original Indian content in over 10 languages.
Indian viewers will get to see country’s first 4K TV series on Netflix. The first Indian original series of the US based OTT giant ‘Sacred Games’ will be launched on July 6.
According to a Bank of America Merrill Lynch (BofAML) survey, the partnership between telecom operators and broadcasters or content producers for OTT platforms is a hot proposition today. The study gives credit to Reliance Jio which has not only disrupted the market but also changed the rules of the game by reinventing the mobile phone as a mass entertainment device.
ALTBalaji, India’s largest platform for original and exclusive digital content, is now streaming its first ever daily show ‘Dil Hi Toh Hai’. The OTT platform will stream a new episode every Tuesday toSaturday at 10:30PM. By leveraging the digital rights of this show, Balaji Telefilms and ALTBalaji have become game changers in the Indian media and entertainment industry.
Now, the kids shows of ChuChu TV will be available in South Korea, as the YouTube kids channel has inked a deal with South Korea’s leading Internet Service Providers and video on demand (VoD) platform SK Broadband.
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