India’s leading news and local content discovery app Dailyhunt has partnered with the factual entertainment network Discovery Communications India (DCIN). This is a multi-year agreement, exclusive for the featured short-form content on Discovery Plus, will offer scalable monetisation opportunity to the two organisations.
To offer its audiences the choice to watch exclusive new content under the Hotstar Specials label, country’s leading video streaming platform Hotstar has launched a new subscription service ‘Hotstar VIP’ at Rs 365 per year.
According to FICCI-EY report ‘A Billion screens if opportunity’, the OTT platforms are getting good benefits with the implementation of the Telecom Regulatory Authority of India’s (TRAI) new pricing regime for TV broadcasting.
According to FICCI-EY report titled ‘A Billion screens if opportunity’, the Indian digital subscription revenue may touch Rs 5290 crore by 2021 up from Rs 1420 crore in 2018. The audio subscription will reach Rs 240 crore by 2021 registering a CAGR of 43%.
GoQuest Media Ventures, the independent content distributor, has partnered content producers from China, Thailand & Taiwan to bring their dramatic content to Vietnam OTT platforms.
Nestaway Assure, which is India’s first professional home maintenance subscription service, has partnered with over the top (OTT) platform ZEE5. The partnership will allow Nestaway to make the living experience in a rental house stress-free.
In Feb 2019, Amazon Prime Video stood at No. 1 position in OTT segment in India. It was the most-viewed platform in India for the period between 12 February and 3 March, as per a survey done by market research and analysis company Velocity MR.
Local content is ruling the markets in India as more and more people are having smartphones and cheaper data rates. According to a recent report from Alphabeta Strategy and economics, the paid video-on-demand (VoD) audience here spends 53% watch time on local content.
To use the original music in its content s such as videos, messages, stories and other creative content on Facebook and Instagram, the social media platform has partnered with T-Series Music, Zee Music Company and Yash Raj Films.
The leading video on demand (VoD) platform Hotstar has got a big fund boost from its parent company Star India and Star US Holdings. They have planned to pump in Rs 1066 crore into Novi Digital Entertainment, the operator of Hotstar.
As per wrestling entertainment platform WWE’s claims, its social media platforms have crossed 1 billion fans mark. Facebook alone has 501 million total likes. It has more fans than the NFL, NBA, Marvel, Nike and UFC. Instagram has 226 million total followers. It has more followers than FIFA World Cup, ESPN, HBO and NHL on Instagram.
The smartphone major Apple is planning to launch its upcoming TV streaming service on 25 March. As per media reports, the service will offer iPhone and iPad owners access to free original shows. It will also contain the option to sign up for other streaming services, like Starz and Showtimes.
Till the results of the upcoming general election are out, leading news channels, TV Today Network’s India Today TV and Aaj Tak will live stream for free in the United States (US).
Subscribers of the leading global OTT platform Amazon Prime Video will soon be able to watch their favourite TV channels without the need of cable TV or DTH.
Dream11, the leading sports gaming platform, has become the country’s first gaming platform to integrate with WhatsApp business solution. Now, the users of the gaming platform can opt for getting notifications and instant alerts on WhatsApp.
The media rights holder of the forthcoming IPL 2019, Star India expects 30 crore viewership from its video streaming platform Hotstar.
India’s first digital platform dedicated to streaming live sport and providing video-on-demand sports content, Veqta has been acquired by over the top (OTT) solutions provider MultiTV. It was previously owned by ITW Digital.
The newly launched Swedish music streaming platform Spotify has won the hearts of Indian users as it has added over one million users in just first week of its launch.
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