Sunday, 3 July, 2022

Topic: Hotstar

Tigmanshu Dhulia’s The Great Indian Murder has just enough gas to keep you watching

The Great Indian Murder has the usual tropes of a tried-and-tested political drama with sparks that don't turn into a blazing fire.

Obsessed with true crime? Hotstar’s Only Murders with Steve Martin is the parody you need

Beware, crime show fans, Steve Martin and John Hoffman’s new show will make fun of you too.

It’s Pride Month and on Netflix, Hotstar, LGBTQ stories are growing. Here’s a checkout list

From Pose to Queer Eye to Ajeeb Daastaans — here's how LGBTQ community can Feel Good in Pride Month 2021.

Netflix, Amazon Prime, Disney+ Hotstar will self-regulate content through this ‘toolkit’

Internet & Mobile Association of India's road map will help implement the self-regulation code signed by 17 streaming platforms, and address issues flagged by govt.

Amazon Prime set to launch Rs 89/month mobile-only plan to combat Netflix, Disney Hotstar

Amazon, Netflix, YouTube & Walt Disney Co. are ramping up streaming services in India, and are plowing millions of dollars into creating original shows in multiple languages.

Govt’s OTT move aims to clearly define jurisdiction over content & platforms — I&B secy

I&B secretary Amit Khare said the decision to bring OTT platforms such as Hotstar & Netflix under the ministry was to ensure online and offline content is not treated differently.

Modi govt’s plan to regulate digital media can hobble a growing industry if not done well

Until now, government's regulation of Indians' viewing habit and preferences applied to film and TV, with concerns focussed on national security. Digital streaming is uncharted territory.

Consensus eludes Netflix, Amazon & others on tweak in self-regulation code sought by govt

Online streaming platforms are trying to forge a consensus on a govt suggestion that seeks to increase external oversight on grievances regarding content.

Disney+ is booming in India and could become its largest global market

The growth of Disney+, which launched a year ago, has far exceeded the expectations of both Wall Street and the company itself.

Coming soon on Netflix, Amazon, Disney+ Hotstar — warnings with smoking scenes

Govt is framing rules to ensure streaming platforms carry health warnings with smoking scenes as depicting tobacco consumption without them amounts to promotion.

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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.


Army personnel give military honours to the soldiers of Territorial Army's infantry 107 battalion who lost their lives in the Manipur Landslide, 2 July 2022, Siliguri | Credits: ANI Photo/ ANI Pic Service

A look at the Territorial Army — The Indian military’s task force hit by the Manipur landslide

The Territorial Army, a part-time military organisation for Indians who may have other jobs, is essentially a volunteer force that can be quickly mobilised in the defence of a state.

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.