Video streaming services like Netflix, Hotstar suspend HD streaming on cellular networks
The digital services also decided to lower the bitrates to 480p, which will put less stress on telecom networks as India goes under 21-day lockdown and people are confined to their homes. This has caused an unprecedented surge in mobile internet consumption.
Streaming in the time of Covid-19: YouTube follows Netflix, limits quality to SD for beating bandwidth stress
YouTube changes come into effec...
21-day lockdown: Streaming platforms suspend HD, ultra-HD services until April 14
All companies from the digital industry have decided upon t...
Music Industry hit hard by Coronavirus; smaller labels face existential threat
The Indian Music Industry (IMI) said that its members have started to suffer on account of drastically reduced cashflows as film releases have been stalled and public performances revenues have dried due to cancelled music events and F&B outlets being shut.
Isolation time, fun time: Amazon Prime Video, ZEE5 make some content free for users; BookMyShow's 'Live From HQ' to feature live gigs
Prime Video has also switched to SD streaming till April 14.
Amazon Prime Video to cut streaming bitrates to mitigate network congestion amid higher consumption
The Cellular Operators' Association of India (COAI) has written to the government urging issuance of instructions to streaming platforms like Netflix, Amazon Prime Video, and others to initiate measures that will ease pressure on network infrastructure, which is needed for "critical" functions at this juncture.
Corona hits Disney+, streaming service launch delayed in India
The official rollout of the service was slated to happen on March 29.
Discovery launches curated video streaming service in India
The app is first of its kind service from Discovery globally, where ‘Discovery Plus’ will have aggregated and curated content across 40+ genres.
'The Gambler', Grammy award winner & country music icon Kenny Rogers passes away at 81
The Houston-born performer with the husky voice and silver beard sold tens of millions of records.
Cooking, reading, listening to nature: Twitterati share moments at home during 'Janta Curfew'
Proposed by Prime Minister Narendra Modi to contain the spread of novel coronavirus, the "self-imposed curfew" inspired people to stay indoors from 7am till 9pm and spend some quality time with their families.
Vin Diesel working on debut album with 'original great music'
The actor said that his four-year-old daughter walks around the house singing his songs.
Turn up the music: Vijay Shekhar Sharma shares his work-from-home playlist
Sharma's Spotify playlist has 10 instrumental covers.
'High School Musical' star Vanessa Hudgens apologises for insensitive coronavirus comments after backlash
The actor had previously said, "People are gonna die. Which is terrible".
After making history at Oscars, 'Parasite' director Bong Joon-Ho wants to make a musical
'Parasite' was the first non-English language film to earn the best picture trophy.
Under self-quarantine: Suchitra Krishnamoorthi's daughter returns from Boston, Irrfan Khan's son back from London
Actress Shabana Azmi has also decided to self-quarantine.
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