OTT players oppose DCCC regulation model
OTT players including Netflix, Amazon, MXPlayer, Zee, AltBalaji and Arre believe it is adequate to have companies redressing complaints on their own and there is no need to have DCCC.
'Consumer is the king and slave': Imtiaz Ali says OTT an enabler to bring cultures closer, movies no longer have boundaries
The increased dem...
Self-regulation model may work for OTT companies: Govt
The government has said it does not have powers to regulate internet content, but sugg...
Entertainment industry’s future is digital-first, says Viacom Group CEO Sudhanshu Vats
The Viacom18 MD said that launch of Voot Select has been yet a milestone in the 'digital-first' direction.
Always connected: Indians consume over 11GB data daily, spend 70 mins a day on OTT platforms
4G constitutes 96 per cent of the total data traffic consumed across the country.
Regulating OTT players complicated: Trai
Trai has realised that it is no longer a financial arbitrage issue between telcos and apps, but one of security and lawful interception. There is also an absence of a global example of similar rules and the regulator needs to factor in clauses in the upcoming data protection law and social intermediary guidelines before making any recommendations.
Urgent need for states to align policy with 'Right of Way' rules: TAIPA
Some metropolitan cities like Hyderabad and Bengaluru have already seen cellular network data consumption increase by 70 per cent since the lockdown began, the Tower and Infrastructure Providers Association(TAIPA) said.
Marketing in the era of digital revolution
As India becomes digital-savvy, consumer dynamics have evolved more rapidly than any of us imagined.
Payback in talks with grocery, cab hailing, OTT platforms
According to Payback officials, the platform has a GMV exceeding Rs 1 lakh crore, with a sales increase of 7.5% in the previous year. In India for a decade, Payback follows a calendar year.
Telcos to gain from more data use as callers may shift to OTT apps
“In a plan with voice tariff hiked and data price being same, calling will shift to OTT,” International Data Corporation’s India research director Navkendar Singh said, adding that voice-over-OTT apps using WiFi for connectivity could also rise, as WiFi connectivity at home and public places expands.
Talk like an American: Business of accent training
A sharp uptick in business dealings with American clients is driving growth in the business of accent training. The demand for US accenttrained corporate employees has been high since 2017, says Salman Ansari, CEO of Talent Resourze, a company that provides accent training. Demand has been growing at 15% for the last two years, according to Ansari.
In a smarter India, idiot box suffers a jolt
Industry executives said consumers shifted to consuming content on their smartphones and postponed upgrade of their existing television sets in urban and semi-urban areas with the popularity of over-thetop (OTT) services like Netflix, Amazon Prime and Hotstar. In rural India, poor sentiments largely impacted demand, much like most other consumer goods.
Is the OTT experiment paying off? Kajol & Ajay Devgn say audiences have evolved, ROI depends on quality content
The power couple of Bollywood, Kajol and Ajay Devgn shared their opinions on the growth of OTT (over the top content) platforms in India at ...
Bhumi Pednekar talks Ranveer, gaining weight & OTT platforms at the Times Network's IEC 2019
Actress Bhumi Pednekar, best known for her versatile roles in films like 'Dum Laga Ke Haisha' and 'Shubh Mangal Saavdhan', spoke her heart o...
Stream engine: What goes on behind delivering content on OTT platforms
Behind the smooth content delivery on OTT platforms lies a superfast and smart technological production, starring encryption, cloud, compression, CDN & decoding. As Ali Hussein, CEO of Eros Now, puts it: “Amid content and marketing, tech is the underdog that ensures a sublime consumer experience.”
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