Netflix to release over 40 Indian originals in 2021
While Netflix remains a premium service, it has a much smaller subscriber base in the country compared to rivals Disney+Hotstar and Amazon Prime Video. Netflix announced its largest ever content slate on Wednesday, comprising 15 series, 13 films, four comedy specials, three documentaries and a reality series.
Zee Entertainment Enterprises Ltd. shares up 1.84% as Nifty gains
A total of 585,702 shares changed hands on the counter till 11:13AM (IST).
Amazon Prime Video tenders unconditional apology for 'Tandav'
"Amazon Prime Video again deeply regrets that viewers considered certain scenes to be objectionable in the recently launched fictional series 'Tandav'. This was never our intention, and the scenes that were objected to were removed or edited when they were brought to our attention," Amazon Prime said in a statement.
9X Media ropes in Alok Nair as chief revenue officer
“The pandemic has created disruption across all industries. It hastened the inevitable changes in the way people consume and engage with media and content,” said Guha. “At 9X Media, we have geared up to embrace the new reality and tap the opportunities hidden in the heap of adversities. The on-boarding of Alok is a key step in our strategy to re-imagine and create value-rich experiences for our ever growing base of customers.”
SC refuses to entertain plea challenging decision to make FASTag mandatory
A three-judge Bench of Chief Justice SA Bobde, Justice Bopanna and Justice V Ramasubramanian asked the petitioner to approach the Delhi High Court and granted the petitioner liberty to withdraw the plea.
Reliance Entertainment partners with director Ribhu Dasgupta for joint venture to produce films
The first film under the joint venture, Film Hangar, is Dasgupta's upcoming directorial, "The Girl on the Train". An adaptation of the 2015 best-selling novel of the same name by Paula Hawkins, the thriller stars Parineeti Chopra, Aditi Rao Hydari, Kirti Kulhari and Avinash Tiwari
Behind the Stock: Why Zee’s filmy umeedein get no takers on D-Street
Zee Entertainment’s capital investment in the movie business is being seen as misallocation of capital.
Shares of Zee Entertainment Enterprises Ltd. rise as Nifty gains
On the technical charts, the 200-day moving average of the stock stood at Rs 190.32.
Saudi Arabia halts entertainment as coronavirus surges
The kingdom suspended "all events and parties" including weddings in banquet halls or hotels for 30 days, the interior ministry said in a statement released by the official Saudi Press Agency.
Big Hit and BTS have always grown together upon mutual trust and respect: Global CEO, Lenzo Yoon
We shared all the joys and sorrows together, from performing at a small venue in Korea to touring stadiums worldwide, topping the Billboard Hot 100 chart and being nominated for a Grammy. Big Hit and BTS have always grown together upon mutual trust and respect, and will continue to do so, says Global CEO.
Sunil Doshi, Rainshine Entertainment join hands to start Manzar Studios
With the launch, the studio has acquired remake rights of high-concept IPs like ‘At the End of the Tunnel’ and ‘4X4’. Manzar Studio’s focus will be to trans-create and adapt these contemporary stories for India as feature films, series/shows, animated content, etc.
Eros STX appoints Rajitta Hemwaani as business head of music
Hemwaani previously worked at 9X Media, where she was the senior vice president and chief content officer for the last 4 years. She has also worked at companies like Universal Music Group, Star TV Network, The Times of India Group, Tips Films and Reliance Entertainment.
2021: Bollywood is betting on some big releases but the OTT threat looms large now
OTT platforms got a boost due to the lockdown as people had much less to do at home. With growing TV and OTT viewership, will the charm of the big cinema be permanently replaced?
WWE launches mobile game in India in partnership with JetSynthesys
A high-octane vehicular combat game, it combines mobile action, sports and racing, allowing players to choose from an expansive roster of WWE Superstars and Legends including Roman Reigns, Undertaker, John Cena, Jinder Mahal and others.
Multiplexes, theme parks in Maharashtra yet to get entertainment tax refund
Under the state’s tourism policy, the state government had waived off entertainment tax — then at 15% — in order to incentivise theme parks and multiplexes. However, after GST was introduced in July 2017, the entertainment tax was subsumed and an 18% GST was levied.