As per a Germany-based data research firm Statista’s report - Digital Economy Outlook, over the top (OTT) or streaming video-on-demand services are a way ahead of TV in terms of customer satisfaction in India. Overall, India is at the third spot (52 per cent) when it comes to pay for content, after China and Brazil.
Priyanka Chaudhari has been appointed by global leader in OTT segment Netflix as director and senior counsel – IP, India. She will oversee IP, trademark and content issues.
From 17 May, all distribution platform operators (DPOs) will have to mandatorily carry DD Arunprabha on their platforms, as per order given by the ministry of information and broadcasting (MIB). The new channel is the 24th satellite channel from public broadcaster Doordarshan’s stable and was inaugurated by Prime Minister Narendra Modi on 9th February 2019.
The Best Creative Digital Award at the recently held first edition of the Star Re-Imagine Awards was given to the OTT platform Netflix.
The leading R&D house backed by Hero Electronix, MyBox Technologies which specializes in the research & development and manufacturing of STBs has partnered with Amazon. It has developed an Alexa kit for its STBs. The step will help in enabling the digital cable tv customers of e-Digital with voice-control.
On 16 May, the central government asked the Facebook owned Whatsapp to submit all India numbers and spyware details with the Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology (MeitY).
The leading infotainment media group Epic Television Networks has received two TV channel licenses from the Ministry of Information and Broadcasting (MIB).
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