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Netflix

How we watch and pay for entertainment will never be the same after Covid-19

The rise of Netflix and inspired copycat services has made studios and cable programmers shift some focus to streaming apps & away from theaters and traditional TV audiences.
Attendees sign up for the Disney+ streaming service during the D23 Expo 2019 in Anaheim, California | Photographer: Patrick T. Fallon | Bloomberg

Disney+ delays Indian debut after IPL postponement due to coronavirus

Walt Disney chairman Bob Iger had earlier announced that the Disney streaming service would be launched in India the same day IPL was set to start.
A Zee5 logo seen displayed on a smartphone. | Photo Illustration: Rafael Henrique | SOPA Images | LightRocket via Getty Images

How Zee5 plans to win the Indian streaming battle against Netflix, Disney

Netflix & Disney are spending millions of dollars to grab viewers in India. But Zee5 has a plan to defend its turf and gain market share.
A laptop computer screen displaying the Netflix homepage | Chris Ratcliffe/Bloomberg

Netflix faces the heat as Disney+ & Apple TV+ step up competition

Its unlikely that Netflix subscribers will cancel in droves but the competition will curb its ability to raise prices & create a more volatile rate of churn.
Attendees sign up for the Disney+ streaming service during the D23 Expo 2019 in Anaheim, California | Photographer: Patrick T. Fallon | Bloomberg

Disney+ app outpaces rival streaming platforms in its first 2 months

Since its release in November, Disney+ app was downloaded 41 million times and generated almost $100 million in user spending — 4 times more than HBO Now app earned in the same time.

Why it’s time to break up the Disney empire

Disney is willing to lose money in order to generate market power that the company can later use, often against consumers.
The world premiere of StarWars: TheRiseOfSkywalker on 17 December

Disney bets on nostalgia to win back ‘Star Wars’ fans

Marketing for ‘Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker’ plucks the nostalgia strings and plays up the fact that there won’t be another film for years.
Attendees sign up for the Disney+ streaming service during the D23 Expo 2019 in Anaheim, California | Photographer: Patrick T. Fallon | Bloomberg

Disney+ could bring peace to the disruptive landscape of streaming services

As Disney+ gains clout thanks to its child-friendly model, its competitors will be forced to clean up their acts and put in place more safeguards.
A still from 'Lion King'

What Lion King shows how children react to their parent’s death

Immediately after his father’s death, Simba displays a range of grieving emotions, from self-blame and anger to profound sadness.
Netflix

Netflix, Amazon crowd out latecomers in the video streaming industry

With US market near saturation, growth even for giants like Netflix is likely to come from overseas.

On Camera

Budget 2020 is now useless. Modi govt must present a new one

Covid has ensured Modi govt won’t meet 20% growth in tax collection target. That would be a terrible assumption to make in a pandemic-hit economy.

Can schools & students be trusted with Covid norms or should classes begin as curve flattens?

Over two lakh parents across India have opposed the Ministry of Home Affairs’ plan to reopen schools in July.

Defence

Union Defence Minister Rajnath Singh | Photo: ANI

Chinese troops present in sizeable numbers at LAC, India has done what’s needed: Rajnath

Defence Minister says India and China perceive LAC differently, leading to regular jostling; Beijing ‘should seriously deliberate’ and resolve the issue amicably.

The Chinese are so predictable, Modi & Shah should’ve seen them coming on 5 August 2019

India should’ve anticipated the Chinese appearance in Ladakh, even the timing of it, when the status of Jammu & Kashmir was changed.