Thursday, 18 August, 2022

Topic: Hotstar

Self regulation code by Netflix, Disney+Hotstar & Amazon Prime runs into troubles with govt

15 OCCPs came together last month to sign a Universal Self-Regulation Code. The code revolved around the 'ombudsman model' and setting up a grievance redressal mechanism.

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.

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.

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 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. 

‘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'.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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Representative image | Bangladesh PM Sheikh Hasina (L) with Chinese premier Xi Jinping (R) | MFA China

Nepal to Bangladesh, nations mounting small acts of big rebellion against China, US

Pakistan, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka and the Maldives reiterated their commitment to the One-China Policy—but on their own terms.
Farmers plant paddy saplings in a field | PTI Photo

Good news from the farm as India’s FY22 foodgrain production estimated at record 316 mn tonnes

Wheat production estimate sees marginal upward revision to 106.8 million tons, though current rate lowest in 3 years.


IAF Su-30 MKI aircraft | Twitter | @DefencePRO_Guj

Russian defence industry team to visit India soon for talks on upgrading IAF’s Sukhoi fleet

Upgrades would include more better radar & integration of electronic warfare abilities. Russia also hopeful of inking deal with India to supply 12 more Su-30 MKIs and 21 MiG-29s.
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Tiranga vs Tiranga: Gloves are off as Kejriwal joins the ‘nationalism’ battle with Modi

Kejriwal’s maun vrat on Modi has ended. This is an important turn in Indian politics. In some ways rivalling the dramatic turn in Bihar.