Wednesday, 30 November, 2022
TopicOnline streaming

Topic: Online streaming

Ads are coming to Netflix. Streaming is changing

Streaming platforms like Netflix and Disney+ are seeking ways to both reach new audiences and maximise their revenues from each user.

‘Asia a great proxy for other markets’ — Netflix on fixing its subscription crisis

Streaming platform to curb spending, while maintaining investments in Asian market, producing local films and creating partnerships with wireless operators to reach potential customers.

Squid Game stock surges as Netflix announces Season 2 featuring killer doll’s boyfriend

Netflix is betting that a second season may help stymie this year’s 70% slump in shares after announcing in April that it had lost 200,000 subscribers in the first quarter.

Netflix lays off 150 employees mostly in US amid slow revenue growth

The Netflix firings follow the unexpected loss of 200,000 subscribers in the first quarter and a forecast for the loss of another two million this period.

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.

On Camera

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In Gujarat, voters want BJP’s alternative but not of Modi

After ruling Gujarat for 27 years, BJP knows how to shield election outcomes from ground realities such as people’s hardships, leaderless govt and corrupt bureaucracy.
File photo of Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov and his Indian counterpart Subrahmanyam Jaishankar | Maxim Shipenkov/Pool via Reuters

Modi govt asked by sanction-hit Russia for parts for key sectors, says report

Moscow has sent India a list of over 500 products including parts for cars, aircraft and trains for delivery as sanctions squeeze Russia's ability to keep vital industries running.

Defence

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Modi govt moves with Arunachal Frontier Highway, among India’s ‘toughest’ projects yet, China in mind

The 2,000 km-long highway will be of strategic importance to military. Same equipment used on other side of LAC being deployed to carry out work on tough terrain, say officials.

A Gujarat gamble: A likely reason Rahul is not giving Modi a fight this assembly election

I'd rather not buy idea that Rahul's holding his fire until 2024. More likely, Congress believes Karnataka offers best chance of winning a Gujarat-sized state if Gujarat is too challenging.