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No beef, no witches — Left and Right-wingers fight to control how children read, watch, think

We blame the Right wing for most demands for censorship or banning, but evidence shows Left liberals are equally guilty in trying to control children’s content.
Attendees sign up for the Disney+ streaming service during the D23 Expo 2019 in Anaheim, California | Photographer: Patrick T. Fallon | Bloomberg

Locked down India to get one more streaming service as Disney launches this week

The new streaming platform is crucial for Disney to advance its position in India, where its Hotstar is already a leader thanks to the popularity of cricket.
Online video streaming services like Netflix will not provide HD content for mobile data users under India's Covid-19 lockdown (representational image) | Photo: Bloomberg

Hotstar, Netflix urged to stop ads, HD content as coronavirus lockdown overloads internet

Telecom industry tells 11 streaming platforms it is experiencing pressure and wants them to use data as minimally and efficiently as possible.
Netflix

Netflix differs with Hotstar & SonyLIV as self-regulation body divides streaming industry  

Video-streaming platforms such as Netflix have refused to be part of a new self-regulatory body as fears grow that stalemate may prompt govt to step in and fill the void. 
Comedian John Oliver's latest episode of 'Last Week Tonight' | Twitter

‘I am beyond shame’ — John Oliver roasts Arnab & Disney’s Hotstar that blocked Modi episode

In the latest episode of his show 'Last Week Tonight', Oliver responded to Goswami calling him 'ignoramus of exceedingly global proportions'.
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Hotstar blocked John Oliver show even before Modi govt could ask. It’s a dangerous new trend

All the world’s an outrage. So, even before anything happened or Modi government protested, Hotstar pre-emptively removed Last Week Tonight episode on the PM.
Comedian John Oliver's latest episode of 'Last Week Tonight' | Youtube screengrab

Hotstar blocks John Oliver show critical of Narendra Modi

When India subscribers logged on to Hotstar, the platform run by Disney, to watch the latest episode of ‘Last Week Tonight with John Oliver,’ they could only find older episodes.
disneyplus

Disney+ to make its India debut through merger with Hotstar on 29 March

Move will give stiff competition to India's already-crowded OTT market, where Netflix, Amazon Prime Video, Zee 5, ALTBalaji, Voot and Sony LIV are popular.
Illustration by Soham Sen | ThePrint

Can Netflix India counter the challenge from cheaper Amazon Prime, Hotstar, ALTBalaji?

Netflix has reported a miss in subscriber growth in the third quarter and also projects fewer new customers in the fourth quarter than last year.
Director Nicholas Kharkongor (extreme left) with Imtiaz Ali (third from left) and Sobhita Dhulipala (fourth from left) along with others at the Brahmaputra Valley Film Festival

Why Imtiaz Ali is sure Netflix and Amazon Prime Video won’t kill cinema

At the Brahmaputra Valley Film Festival in Guwahati, ThePrint speaks to director Imtiaz Ali and actor Sobhita Dhulipala.

On Camera

People sit in an outdoor plaza in Gangtok, Sikkim (Representational image)

Sikkim stopped seeing drug users as criminals and look what happened

In 2018, Sikkim Anti-Drugs Act decriminalised illicit drug use and laid down elaborate provisions for detoxification and rehabilitation.
The Bombay Stock Exchange

Reliance, Maruti biggest losers as Sensex drops for fourth straight day amid gloomy outlook

BSE Sensex loses 0.8% while NSE Nifty 50 Index drops 0.9%. A gauge of IT firms rises 0.9%, but 16 out of 19 sector sub-indexes compiled by BSE drop.

Defence

Representational image for India-China relations | File photo: Bloomberg

India, China say won’t send more troops to Ladakh frontlines, agree to avoid misunderstandings

India and China issued a joint statement after senior Army officials of the two sides held commander-level talks as part of the countries’ first military-diplomatic dialogue.
Illustration: Soham Sen | ThePrint

Suspect all, fix all? Is that the motto of our new ‘National Suspicion State’?

It’s not just Modi government or BJP, but even state governments, judiciary are getting caught in a ‘we suspect all’ mindset. Is India becoming a National Suspicion State?