Sunday, 3 July, 2022
TopicDisney Hotstar

Topic: Disney Hotstar

‘Asia a great proxy for other markets’ — Netflix on fixing its subscription crisis

Streaming platform to curb spending, while maintaining investments in Asian market, producing local films and creating partnerships with wireless operators to reach potential customers.

Masoom is Boman Irani’s OTT debut, but it would be better as a family drama than crime thriller

Masoom boasts of a stellar cast, but the fault ultimately lies with its weak, loophole-ridden plot.

Loss of IPL streaming rights could cost Disney+ around 20 million subscribers

Cricket has been a big driver of customer acquisition for Disney+, so the company may now struggle to reach its goal of 260 million global subscribers by 2024.

Hotstar’s Rudra is tailored to fit Ajay Devgn’s persona. But its villains steal the show

Devgn's portrayal of an ‘unconventional’ cop is at its intense best in Hotstar's Rudra. It adds to his role in Singham, Sunday, Insaan and Gangajal.

Hotstar’s ‘Get Back’ is an 8-hour journey into The Beatles. But they could’ve let it be

Peter Jackson’s eight-hour-long, three-part documentary is like overdosing on doughnuts; eventually, you’ll ask yourself why you didn’t stop at three.

‘Billions’ doesn’t have too many fans. But it is everything you need to know about America

What happens in a show that’s Goliath-vs-Goliath? Enter ‘Billions’, a show inspired by the prosecution of hedge fund manager Steven A. Cohen by Preet Bharara.

On Camera

YourTurn

Representational image of a protest against rise in prices of fuel and LPG, in Kolkata | ANI

You thought inflation’s high in India? Data shows at least 100 countries doing worse

Lebanon faces worst inflation rate in the world, followed by Zimbabwe and Sudan, according to 'Trading Economics', which sources data from governments.

Defence

A Sikorsky S-76D chopper | Credit: Twitter/@PawanHansLtd

Pawan Hans chopper crash not an anomaly, doesn’t bode well for govt-owned firm’s disinvestment

Crash that killed 4 one of several Pawan Hans chopper accidents in last few decades. These incidents, coupled with losses, operational issues & legal hurdles, may delay disinvestment.

Moral, political & ideological questions on Maharashtra: 1st is simplest to answer, 3rd trickiest

What is Shiv Sena’s ideology? We might say it’s been a convenient mix of extreme ethnic chauvinism & unforgiving Hindutva. Within the second, the party retained space to manoeuvre.
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