Wednesday, 18 May, 2022
TopicOnline streaming

Topic: Online streaming

With 40 new titles & movie rental service, Amazon Prime strikes hard in war of the OTTs

New offerings include several Bollywood productions, regional films & series. Move comes at a time when Amazon Prime's biggest competitor Netflix has lost 200,000 subscribers.

Do you share your Netflix password? You could be key to streaming giant’s recovery from ‘slump’

After pandemic high, Netflix suffered first drop in subscribers in 10 years. To turn fortunes around, it’s looking to ‘monetise’ password-sharing feature, among other measures.

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.

Streaming binge-worthy videos does come at a cost. Here’s how it impacts the environment

The contribution of digital technology to global greenhouse gas emissions is estimated to be in the range of 1.4% to 5.9%.

Netflix proves it’s essential, pandemic or not, even though Disney+ is growing in India

It is becoming evident that in streaming, Netflix is more of a stronghold than some might have thought and its market share won’t be so easily pilfered — not even by the Magic Kingdom.

Contemplating ‘some action’ on regulating OTT platforms, Centre tells SC

The plea filed by advocates Shashank Shekhar Jha and Apurva Arhatia sought a proper institution for the monitoring and management of content on OTT and digital media platforms.

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.

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.

2021’s must-see drama — Streaming wars starring Netflix, Disney+, HBO Max among others

Netflix should enjoy its lonely winter at the top this year because by 2021, the movie market is going to look very different from January 2020.

Why Netflix is planning to double its spending on original content in Asia

Netflix is seeking to cement its stronghold in Asia after the success of shows such as ‘Indian Matchmaking’ and ‘Kingdom’.

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File photo of Assi Ghat, Varanasi | Representative Image | Neera Majumdar | ThePrint

Forget Gyanvapi for a moment, Varanasi needs justice for a recent carnage: 2006 IM bombings

The real victim of the Varanasi bombing investigation has been the idea of justice. It's more lethal than any bombs the Indian Mujahideen planted.
File image of Tata Group's headquarters in Mumbai | Photo: Dhiraj Singh | Bloomberg

Tata in acquisition talks with as many as 5 brands, to bolster position in consumer goods sector

The conglomerate will likely face stiff competition in the sector from existing global giants such as Unilever, as well as Indian tycoon Mukesh Ambani’s Reliance Industries.

Defence

Representational image of Pangong Tso | ThePrint

China building ‘bigger, broader’ 2nd bridge at Pangong Tso that can carry armoured columns

China's People's Liberation Army aims for multiple routes to counter any possible operations by the Indian forces on the southern banks of the Pangong Tso in the future.

How Congress is like the Ambassador & why Indian politics needs a brand new set of wheels

Like the car, nothing the party has done to reinvent itself has worked. Only way forward is to offer something looking towards the future, not in image of glorious past.
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